People & Places

  • Cooler weather, late walleye spawning for this year's fishing opener
    An estimated 500,000 people will be on the state's lakes Saturday for the walleye and northern pike opener, according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials.May 10, 2014
  • For hospice nurse, wife's death was one too many
    There have been thousands of them, thousands of souls he journeyed with to the intersection of living and dying, who helped establish him as one of the foremost experts on care in a patient's final days. Then came one death too many.May 10, 2014
  • Sewer line collapses in St. Paul
    The collapse happened at the intersection of Johnson Parkway and Phalen Boulevard. The sinkhole is an estimated 25 feet across and 25 feet deep.May 9, 2014
  • Here are the most popular baby names of 2013
    Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob's 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular baby name for girls for the third straight year.May 9, 2014
  • Fosston video sparks bullying debate
    Should the mother have been filming her daughter at a time when comforting seemed the order of the day? Should a news station have been reposting the video without checking to see if the story was true?May 9, 2014
  • Jump into Mississippi River was a stunt
    Hennepin County officials say a man who jumped from a Brooklyn Park bridge into the Mississippi River Wednesday night was performing a stunt.May 8, 2014
  • Feds order railroads to warn towns when Bakken oil is near
    The order also requires railroads to provide state emergency officials at least one railroad contact and advises haulers to share information with emergency responders in the affected communities.May 7, 2014
  • MnDOT delivers old-school call-out to Amish over 'Buggy Byway' repairs
    Two of the state's Amish communities use that stretch of Highway 52 regularly. That's prompted the Minnesota Department of Transportation to take more of an old-school approach, delivering letters to Amish homes rather than texts or email.May 7, 2014
  • In Hennepin County, sex ed is more than biology. It's also about relationships
    Sex education is part of the curriculum in every Minnesota high school. But 32 Hennepin County schools are expanding on the effort through the outreach program, known as TOP, which includes frank discussions on the biology of reproduction and also on healthy relationships.May 7, 2014
  • The changing picture of poverty: Hard work is 'just not enough'
    There are 46 million poor people in the U.S., and millions more hover right above the poverty line -- but go into many of their homes, and you might find a flat-screen TV, a computer or the latest sneakers. And that raises a question: What does it mean to be poor in America today?May 7, 2014
  • Black bear spotted in Dakota County neighborhood
    Residents in Inver Grove Heights have reported seeing a black bear roaming through the neighborhood.May 4, 2014
  • Northern Minn.'s bears waking up
    Bears are coming out of hibernation in northern Minnesota and on the prowl for scarce food. So the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding northern Minnesota residents to inspect their properties for food sources that could attract hungry bears.May 4, 2014
  • Photos: Stillwater prison marks a century
    The complex was originally built to accommodate 1,000 inmates. Today, it houses more than 1,600. Many of the 6-foot-by-9-foot cells were retrofitted with bunk beds 10 years ago to increase capacity.May 2, 2014
  • Report: Minn. second most bicycle-friendly state
    The yearly ranking scored Minnesota high for its policies and programs, although the state was ranked low for infrastructure and funding. It's the seventh year in a row that Minnesota has made it into the top five. Only Washington state received a higher overall ranking.May 1, 2014
  • Hermantown saves the cheerleaders
    In northeast Minnesota, the Hermantown School Board last night caved to the public outcry it prompted when it cut $2,500 from the cheerleading program. The elimination of two elementary school teachers remains in force, but the cheerleaders are coming back.April 29, 2014

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