Twin Cities

  • Council OKs Harteau as new Mpls. top cop
    The Minneapolis City Council Friday morning approved the appointment of Janee Harteau as the city's next police chief.November 30, 2012
  • Duck hunters argue, exchange gunfire
    Authorities in Dakota county are investigating a dispute between two groups of duck hunters that ended in shots being fired.November 30, 2012
  • Drought threatens to close Mississippi to barges
    After months of drought, companies that ship grain and other goods down the Mississippi River are being haunted by a potential nightmare: If water levels fall too low, the nation's main inland waterway could become impassable to barges just as the harvest heads to market.November 30, 2012
  • Fiscal cliff divides Minnesota lawmakers
    None of Minnesota's delegation sits at the negotiating table over the "fiscal cliff." But they will have to vote on whatever agreement is made, if a deal happens.November 30, 2012
  • St. Paul to expand affordable housing along Central Corridor
    St. Paul city officials have approved a plan to expand affordable housing along the Central Corridor line.November 28, 2012
  • Minneapolis police chief nominee praised at hearing
    Acting-Police Chief Janee Harteau appears to be on a smooth path toward confirmation for the job. A City Council committee Wednesday afternoon unanimously approved her nomination to become Minneapolis' next top cop.November 28, 2012
  • Advocates say progress made in fight against homelessness in Hennepin County
    Advocates for the homeless say they have made progress to end homelessness in Hennepin County. There are 40 percent fewer people sleeping on the streets since 2010 and many more apartments for low-income people. But there's still work to be done, they told a Minneapolis City Council meeting Tuesday.November 28, 2012
  • Task force recommends revamping state education funding
    A state task force is suggesting changes to how the state pays for education as an attempt to create stable and fair funding for Minnesota schools. The effort, however, will face challenges as lawmakers wrestle with the state's budget deficit.November 28, 2012
  • Mpls. will use traffic signs to warn of snow emergencies
    Minneapolis city officials are adding one more way to notify residents of snow emergencies. This winter, electronic traffic signs in downtown Minneapolis will now tell people if a snow emergency is in effect.November 27, 2012
  • Old Man Winter arrives for Thanksgiving
    Temperatures are falling and wind gusts are building up. Expect snow to blow through northern Minnesota later this afternoon and tonight.November 22, 2012
  • Mpls. to act soon on closing harbor terminal
    The Minneapolis City Council will decide next week exactly when the city's Upper Harbor Terminal on the Mississippi River will be closed permanently.November 21, 2012
  • Hormel warns high grain prices might push up meat costs
    Shoppers who buy meat produced by Hormel Foods Corp. should expect to see higher prices in the coming year, due to the rising cost of livestock feed.November 21, 2012
  • Dayton on fence about child care union
    After being blocked in court, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he hasn't decided whether to ask the reconfigured Legislature to permit a unionization drive by home-based child care providers.November 20, 2012
  • Sister: Minn. Marine killed in Afghanistan
    JoLyn Means says the Marines told her family Sunday night that her 23-year-old brother, Lance Cpl. Dale Means, was killed by an improvised explosive device in southern Helmand province.November 20, 2012
  • Truckers' health focus of Mayo doctor's study
    When many people think of truck drivers and their lifestyle, they likely envision someone who sits a lot, eats loads of unhealthy food and consumes too many soft drinks.November 20, 2012

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