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Volunteers help clear storm-damaged orchard

July 20, 2015

WATERTOWN, Minn. (AP) — Residents in Carver County spent the weekend cleaning up debris scattered by a tornado. more »»

Shoreview man, 22, gets prison for kidnapping girl, 15

July 20, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 22-year-old Shoreview man has received a five-year prison sentence after he was convicted of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in a plan to force her to marry him. more »»

Walker's Iran view shaped by friendship with ex-US hostage

July 20, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has a reason for aggressively opposing the nuclear deal with Iran — and it's personal. more »»

Innovative roof makes Minnesota stadium lighten up

July 20, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene.

It's not one of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's audible calls, nor is it a term for a three-wide receiver set in the Vikings offense. more »»

Xcel Energy hopes to have nearly all power restored Sunday

July 19, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy says the number of Minnesota customers still without electricity after a weekend storm continues to shrink. more »»

Ex-Twin Cities archbishop denies allegations in affidavits

July 19, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt says he remains "dumbfounded" by allegations of personal misconduct that emerged last year during an internal church investigation. more »»

Man who jumped into river rescued by boat near Red Wing

July 19, 2015

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Emergency responders used boats to rescue a 21-year-old Wisconsin man who was seriously hurt after jumping into the Mississippi River near Red Win. more »»

Zoo's grizzly exhibit reopens after bear cracks barrier

July 19, 2015

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Zoo's grizzly bear exhibit has reopened after one of the bears shattered a glass enclosure pane. more »»

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

July 19, 2015

Star Tribune, July 16

Bring home military dogs after battle

About 2,000 members of the American military have four legs, not two. more »»

Medical marijuana, now legal, still not easy to get for some

July 19, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Maria Botker has to drive 400 miles round-trip to buy the medical marijuana that treats her daughter Greta's rare seizure disorde. more »»

Innovative roof makes Minnesota stadium lighten up

July 19, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene.

It's not one of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's audible calls, nor is it a term for a three-wide receiver set in the Vikings offense. more »»

Minnesota health care programs mute Medicaid expansion costs

July 19, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The budget implications of expanding Medicaid aren't hitting Minnesota as hard as other states. more »»

Chesney-Aldean concert sets Target Field record

July 19, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Country stars Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean have set an attendance record at Target Field in Minneapolis. more »»

Xcel Energy outages drop to 50K; power back to all by Monday

July 18, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the Twin Cities area cleans up from overnight storms, Xcel Energy says around 50,000 customers were still without power by Saturday evening, mostly in the Twin Cities metro... more »»

Girl struck, seriously injured by boat on S Minnesota lake

July 18, 2015

CLEVELAND, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old Mankato girl was seriously injured when she was struck by a boat on East Jefferson Lake in southern Minnesota. more »»

Xcel Energy outages drop to 96K; no estimate on full power

July 18, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the Twin Cities area cleans up from overnight storms, Xcel Energy says around 96,000 customers were still without power by Saturday afternoon, mostly in the western and... more »»

Meteorologists confirm tornado struck west of Twin Cities

July 18, 2015

WATERTOWN, Minn. (AP) — The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down near Watertown west of the Twin Cities overnight. more »»

Sleuths trace fate of 1st black male slave freed by Lincoln

July 18, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The likely grave of a man considered the first black male slave freed by Abraham Lincoln lay unnoticed in the cemetery of a former mental hospital in Minnesota for over a... more »»

Meteorologists survey storm damage west of Twin Cities

July 18, 2015

WATERTOWN, Minn. (AP) — Meteorologists are surveying damage from a possible tornado in the Watertown area west of the Twin Cities. more »»

 
 

 

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