A former Republican legislator from Red Wing says he’ll run secretary of state after the party’s lone candidate dropped out. Former state Sen. John Howe entered the race Tuesday.
Authorities said they are investigating a death in St. Paul early Tuesday morning after a dispute in the Dayton’s Bluff area. Police were called to the 700 block of East 3rd Street after a reported dispute in the area.
One of the two men charged with kidnapping a Verizon Wireless retail store manager in the Twin Cities and stuffing him in a trunk last September has pleaded guilty. Ronald Jackson, 29, of Richfield, will seek probation in the case, but prosecutors are aiming for a 57-month prison sentence.
Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke out against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent decision to veto a measure that some say would’ve allowed businesses to refuse service to gay people. Bachmann (R-Minn.) was talking with a talk radio show host during the Conservative Political Action Conference last week.
After being away for the last three years, Hard Rock Cafe is officially coming back to the Twin Cities. A press release on Tuesday announced the restaurant’s new Mall of America location, set to open during the summer of 2014.
A key Minnesota lawmaker said Tuesday she doesn’t see a path forward for legalizing medical marijuana after talks with law enforcement hit a standstill. Rep. Carly Melin said she had conceded to virtually all demands from law enforcement over the weekend but was still unable to get their support for her bill.
Lake Michigan’s ice cover has set a record. The federal government’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor reports that ice spread across 93.29 percent of the lake’s surface area on Saturday.
A 56-year-old man from Hayward was killed in a snowmobile crash late Saturday evening. According to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Spider Lake in the town of the same name.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to reverse its approval for a variance that lets the Mesabi Nugget iron processing plant near Hoyt Lakes violate Minnesota water quality standards but said Tuesday that the state and company will get the chance to reapply.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who was found shot in North Minneapolis and later died over the weekend. Authorities say the incident happened around 11:40 p.m. Saturday at a home on the 1800 block of Hillside Avenue.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a forum to talk about ways adults can help prevent drug and alcohol use among teens. The sheriff’s office is teaming up with Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge and Shiloh Temple for the forum. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Educators use all kinds of incentives to motivate their students, but this may be the most extreme. Principal Kip Lynk, of Eden Lake Elementary in Eden Prairie, presented a challenge to his students.
Restaurant and resort owners were at the Capitol Monday, lobbying against the proposed increase in the minimum wage. They say most servers already make well over the minimum wage when you factor in tips. Some said the increase would force them to lay off employees and raise prices, and they are trying to get lawmakers to carve out exceptions to the current proposed increase.
It’s the dream of thousands of runners: To qualify and finish the Boston Marathon. Last year that dream was cut short for many, after terrorists set off two bombs near the finish line. Elinor Scott of St. Louis Park was about three-quarters of a mile away from completing a life goal when the bombs went off.
Police in Minneapolis are looking for the public’s help in solving a 20-month-old homicide.
Based on the top-rated CSI television series, CSI: The Experience is a challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction that places guests in the role of crime scene investigators as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries.
When White House officials chose St. Paul’s Union Depot for President Barack Obama’s announcement of a $600 million competition for federal grants to fund infrastructure projects that create jobs, they picked a site that received nearly $125 million in federal funds for a major renovation.
For the first time, pets were allowed at the Twin Cities Pet Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Check out a few photos of the event.
A relentless winter delivers another powerful storm in Minnesota where forecasters are warning of blizzard conditions. Schools in southern Minnesota closed Thursday, including Rochester, Winona and Faribault as heavy snow and strong winds moved into the state.
Icy stares, bone-crunching checks, even a skirmish or two in front of the net. USA faced off against Russia on Feb. 15, 2014.
More than 30,000-square-feet of Barbie’s pink palace! Check out a few of the highlights. The display is open to the public on Friday at Mall of America.
Over four days in late January, the Starkey Hearing Foundation created miracle after miracle by giving the gift of hearing to hundreds of people, young and old, living in the Dominican Republic.