Even with warmer weather in the forecast and the spring home-buying season fast approaching, the Twin Cities remains a strong seller’s market. Inventory remains at a 10-year low. Last month, there were 13,086 homes for sale, down 4.1 percent from a year ago.
This bitter winter is affecting all parts of life — even death. State officials said Minnesota cemeteries are struggling with cold and snow, and that has made performing proper burials more difficult.
A Minnesota non-profit is leading a unique effort to help veterans recover from severe injuries. Tim Bartz and his wife, Kim, started iWarriors in 2010 with a simple $400 gift. Four years later, it’s grown into a $100,000 operation,
Minnesotans — you have a reason to complain. According to the Winter Misery Index, a measuring stick developed by State Climatologist Pete Boulay, the Twin Cities are officially dealing with the worst winter in 30 years.
Canterbury Park has reached a deal with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to offer simulcast wagering on horse races at the tribe’s northern Minnesota casino. The first-of-its-kind agreement follows legislation passed in 2012, enabling Minnesota tribes currently allowed to conduct casino gaming to receive telecasts of horse races from tracks around the world.
Minnesota Vikings fans will celebrate anything, from a big win to a new coach. On Saturday, purple-clad faithful will gather at Hubert’s across the street from the Metrodome, as its iconic white roof is deflated. The event, coined “Dome-O Arigato,” which in Japanese means “thanks a lot,” will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County. The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff’s deputies out looking for a cause.
Think Black Friday is the Twin Cities’ busiest shopping day of the year? Think again. At the Mall of America in Bloomington, Dec. 26 has taken over the top spot, fueled by shoppers eager to return or exchange gifts, and sales that have become more appealing.
An East Bethel teenager is a picture of the holiday season of giving, donating her entire paycheck to buy Christmas gifts for more than 50 homeless Minnesotans.
Before you tear open that December gas bill, prepare yourself. It could be double what it was last month. With colder weather moving in again, natural gas companies caution it could further increase consumption, which has risen as temperatures have fallen this month.
For the first time ever, one-in-five students in the school districts of Minneapolis and St. Paul attend public charter schools, according to a new study. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual market share report findings on Wednesday, indicating that Minneapolis-St. Paul had surpassed 20 percent charter school attendance.
A storm expected to dump three to six inches in the Twin Cities metro and heavier snow in northern suburbs is good news for a business that is almost entirely dependent on weather.
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As the government shutdown enters day 15 with some progress on a deal, eight bars and restaurants in St. Paul are doing what they can to help furloughed employees. And what better way than with free beer.
It is a day that Angela Herrmann will never forget: May 2, 1998. As an 11-year-old girl, Herrmann sat transfixed in front of her television as Real Quiet won the Kentucky Derby.
Elk River’s fire chief is one of thousands of firefighters attending a memorial service in Arizona on Tuesday to help lay 19 of his brothers to rest. District Chief Phil Collins left Sunday, beginning a 25-hour drive to pay his respects.
More than 1,000 dentists, hygienists and volunteers will provide $1 million in free care this weekend, part of the Minnesota Mission of Mercy campaign. The 2012 event, held in Mankato, helped 2,062 patients with more than $1.3 million in free dental work.
It’s a story being written in the halls of schools across the Twin Cities — girls as young as 12 are being recruited as sex workers. The FBI ranks Minnesota 13th in the nation for highest incidence of sex trafficking.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota-Duluth have developed a revolutionary new treatment for those pesky potholes: Just nuke them. A decade of work has uncovered the unlikely combination of magnetite and microwave energy, a mixture that could lead to smoother roads and fewer orange barrels.
It could be the best two hours you spend this summer. Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here your entire life, a paddleboarding tour down the Mississippi River offers some the most breathtaking views of the Twin Cities you’ve ever seen.
Before you blame the messenger for gas prices still hovering around $4 per gallon, service station owners want you to know something: They’re hurting, too. The biggest pinch comes from credit and debit card fees, charges which rise in lockstep with soaring pump prices.
Minnesota’s homeless youth population is growing. On any given night, 2,500 young people spend the night on couches, car backseats, or worst of all, at city parks across the Metro. More than 10,000 Minnesotans younger than 18 will experience homelessness in some form this year.
If it’s 3 o’clock on any given afternoon, you can probably find Pam Wycoff listening to a speech. As the head coach at Apple Valley High School for 24 years, Wycoff has spent countless hours teaching students the intricacies of public speaking.
Minnesota Wild goaltender doesn’t want to be considered the NHL’s only player with multiple sclerosis, he just wants to be recognized for stopping the puck.
Lockout? What lockout? Minnesota Wild fans were quick to forgive and forget a four-month work stoppage, flocking back to the Xcel Energy Center for a shortened season.