Twin Cities

  • Minn. legislators still divided on gun control after hearings
    After three days of hearings this week at the state Capitol, legislators remain divided on the issue of gun control with some believing compromise and consensus can be reached, while others believe the debate to be a distraction from important budget work.February 8, 2013
  • Video: Annual Minnesota Beard-Off
    Nearly 100 will compete for the Twin Cities beard championship title this weekend. Watch a video of the competitive beardsmen talk about how they prepare for the show.February 8, 2013
  • Minnesota Beard-Off to feature 100 hairy men (and some women)
    Nearly 100 will compete for the Twin Cities beard championship title this weekend. Hirsute competitive beardsmen prepare for the show, combing, brushing, styling and conditioning.February 8, 2013
  • U of M seeks state funding; lawmakers want admin. spending answers
    Students and top officials from the University of Minnesota are rallying at the Capitol today. It's an annual tradition in which they urge legislators to support the university's budget requests. But this year they're doing it amid an uproar over administrative spending.February 7, 2013
  • Renovated St. Paul crime lab costs more, will do less
    The St. Paul City Council released more than a million dollars in funding to fix the troubled St. Paul police crime lab. The lab will not resume drug testing, work which will be outsourced, but instead will focus on fingerprints, crime scene processing, video analysis and reconstructing crash scenes.February 7, 2013
  • Teen pleads guilty to 2011 shooting homicide
    A teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing 13-year old RayJon Gomez in 2011.February 5, 2013
  • St. Paul officer apologizes over costume
    The St. Paul police officer photographed last year in a culturally insensitive costume has apologized.February 5, 2013
  • Legislature to consider funding more free school lunches
    Hunger relief groups want the state Legislature to expand free lunch at school so that students currently eligible for reduced-price lunch can eat free. This would cost the state around $4 million. Lawmakers and advocates pushing the proposal say it would ensure that low-income kids get the nutrition they need and aren't turned away at the lunch counter when they can't pay. But critics of the proposal say parents who could pay a little, should.February 5, 2013
  • St. Paul PD probes hijab costume photo
    The St. Paul Police Department launched an internal investigation Monday in response to an online photo purporting to show an officer from the department wearing a culturally insensitive costume.February 5, 2013
  • Minneapolis' gun control efforts at center of Obama visit
    Local police officials say new gun laws can help reduce gun violence in north Minneapolis. But some say Obama's proposals don't do enough to protect the people most at risk to be victimized by gun violence.February 5, 2013
  • Conductor Vanska discusses orchestra worries before celebration concert
    As Minnesota Orchestra musicians prepare for a celebratory concert, conductor Osmo Vanska says worries about the lock-out's effect on the orchestraFebruary 1, 2013
  • River Room restaurant serves its last lunch
    The River Room restaurant in the Macy's downtown St. Paul store served its last patron this afternoon, ending decades of tradition in downtown department stores.February 1, 2013
  • Ellison invites slain businessman's son to State of the Union speech
    The son of a Minneapolis business owner who was gunned down in September has been invited to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.January 31, 2013
  • Bridge collapse survivors request mementos
    Survivors of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis may be able to keep a piece of scrap steel as a reminder of the historic event.January 31, 2013
  • Head of Mayo Clinic describes plans for 'destination medical center'
    Mayo Clinic president and CEO John Noseworthy announced a plan to invest and expand in Minnesota, building a "destination medical center." Noseworthy speaks with MPR's Tom Crann.January 30, 2013

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