Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis announced Thursday that he will not seek a fourth term as head of Minnesota's largest city. The news comes at the end of a busy year: The Vikings stadium deal, Occupy Minnesota, the 2012 presidential race and a groundbreaking choice for police chief were all part of the mix.
Dean McFarlane is a 10th-generation master stone carver. His great-grandfather started the Minneapolis-based family stone carving company in 1916. But the line ends with McFarlane: There are no family members waiting in the wings to become master stone carvers.
Dakota Indians and their supporters commemorated the largest mass execution in United States history at a ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in Mankato, Minn.
We have long known that the Twin Cities are great restaurant towns. Rachel Hutton, senior editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine is here to help us trace the evolution of the Twin Cities' foodie "cred."
From the rush of the Crashed Ice competition to the presidential horse race, floods up north and Dakota War memorials, and an amazing array of unique characters and moments, MPR's photographers recorded thousands of memorable moments in 2012. Here, they have whittled everything down for the best MPR Photos of the Year.
Residents in northeastern Minnesota are still coping with damaged homes and lives after the June flood, a investigation continues in Cold Spring and a big blizzard walloped southern Minnesota. All that and more in our photos of the week.
Parts of southeast Minnesota were hit today by the first significant amounts of snowfall this season. The blizzard grazed the Twin Cities but will continue throughout parts of Iowa, southeast Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Even the most creative people sometimes find it difficult to find the right gifts for the holidays. But very few people would decline artisan chocolates. The following chocolates are locally produced.
Jeanne Calvit, our latest Art Hero, is the founder and director The Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Minneapolis, which serves 130 artists with a range of physical and developmental disabilities.
Six months ago this week, flash floods tore through northeast Minnesota, ripping up roads and filling basements. The disaster caused more than $40 million in damage to private homes -- many of them without flood insurance.
Students remember Gordon Parks, the Union Depot in St. Paul is set to reopen and a police officer killed on-duty is laid to rest. All that and more in our photos of the week.
A $243 million renovation of the St. Paul Union Depot is completed, and the downtown St. Paul facility will reopen to transit riders on Saturday, kicked off with an open house for the public. Here's a look at the depot from a historical perspective.