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Ever feel a little twinge of jealousy when you look at a friend’s vacation photos on Facebook? Turns out, you’re not alone.
A South Dakota high school wrestler had his moment in the spotlight cut short when the lighting fixture crashed down on him during a match.
With construction of the new light rail line to St. Paul nearing completion, many other improvements are being made to the area. But not everything marked an improvement.
Two dancers at an exotic club in Juneau have been cited after they allegedly brawled over a dollar bill. A Post-Crescent of Appleton report says one of the women is pregnant.
A suspected gang member wants to remove his tattoo that prosecutors allege was a threat aimed at a Minneapolis police officer.
A Wisconsin report says the number of cremations in the state has finally overtaken the number of burials. The state Department of Health Services released a report Tuesday detailing statistics of 2011 deaths and death rates.
Turns out the Twin Cities aren’t quite as gay as they used to be, according to Advocate.
A 30-year-old man was denied his birthday wish to police — “Don’t take me to jail.”
Moorhead police say a one-carat diamond found in a parking lot near a Little Caesar’s Pizza restaurant hasn’t been claimed by anyone.
To hear the editors at Travel + Leisure Magazine tell it, you’d think this city had cornered the market on serving up twigs and berries. Minneapolis was the only American city to make the magazine’s list of the hottest travel destinations for 2013.
Married for 65 years, relatives say Clifford and Eva Vevea did everything together. And with their health failing, their son, Kip Vevea, says they were ready to die together.
A state appeals court has refused to reinstate a lawsuit alleging prison officials improperly denied an inmate access to what they deemed were pornographic publications.
Two giraffes were killed during a fire at a Wisconsin Dells wildlife park. According to Wisconsin Dells police, someone called 911 at about 6 p.m. Sunday to report the fire at the Timbavati Wildlife Park.
For one Twin Cities family, Santa Claus came a little ahead of schedule, but only because he’d lost his way and needed some directions.
What started as a viral video craze over the summer has landed a spot in Spin Magazine’s list of Best Songs of 2012.
- Rare Superman Comic Found In House InsulationIt's considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. And David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating a wall in a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota.
- CDC: 3 Of 5 Pools Tested Positive For Fecal ContaminationThe Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3 of 5 public swimming pools are contaminated with fecal matter. The figures from their tests of polls conducted during last summer's swim season showed about 58 percent of the samples tested positive for E. coli.
- Wisconsin Teen To Take Miss Minnesota To PromOne Wisconsin teen will have a dream date for his junior prom. Eighteen-year-old Charlie Gainey is taking Miss Minnesota USA Danielle Hooper to the Menomonie High School prom on Saturday.
- TV Reporter Says He’s Fired For Profanity On AirA weekend news anchorman for a Bismarck television station says he was fired after he opened his first-ever broadcast with obscenities.
- MN Case Not The 1st Time Body Sent Out With LaundryA Minnesota hospital's mistaken handling of a stillborn baby is rare, but not unprecedented.
- City Pages ‘Best Of’ Honors Amelia, Rosen & DaraCity Pages and its readers are honoring some familiar faces.
- Wis. Court Upholds Verdict Against Fired ProfessorA Wisconsin appeals court has ruled against a chemistry professor who was let go from the Milwaukee School of Engineering because of his limited English skills.
- Target Apologizes For Labeling Plus-Size Dress ‘Manatee Gray’Target has apologized to customers after some took issue with how clothing meant for plus-sized shoppers was labeled.
- Like Willy Wonka, Pearson’s Opens Factory To The PublicA St. Paul icon is opening its doors to the public for the first time in more than 50 years. The Pearson's Candy Company's factory along West 7th Street has been virtually unchanged since it started production there in 1959.
- Alternative Prom In St. Cloud Caters To LGBT TeensGay and lesbian teens who may feel uncomfortable attending a traditional prom at their high school have another option -- an alternative prom in the St. Cloud area that's open to LGBT teens from across the state.