If you’ve ever tried texting a 911 call in Minnesota, you probably didn’t get a response. Now the state’s four major service carriers are doing something about it.
Two Minneapolis staples will be closing their doors after a combined 164 years in business. Peter’s Grill, a favorite among Twin Cities lunchtime diners, first opened its doors in 1914, two years after the Titanic sunk. Halek’s Bar, founded over 65 years ago, will also be calling it quits.
Twin Cities PRIDE is taking over Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. This year, festival goers can expect a few key changes fueled by the passing of the Marriage Equality Bill.
This Saturday will be the 37th year of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, and now law enforcement officials plan to increase security to keep racers and spectators safe.
The underpass of Highway 36 on Fairview Avenue in Roseville is temporarily closed due to flooding after a sudden downpour late Saturday afternoon. According to WCCO Radio’s Edgar Linares, a car was submerged on Fairview Avenue in waist-deep water. “Police are on both sides of the underpass stopping cars from going in there,” Linares said. “It doesn’t look like any one is inside the car. There’s some people standing off to the side, but they’re not letting anyone go through that particular section of the road.”
Outdoor enthusiasts have a new way to enjoy the Minnesota River Valley. Just strap into a harness and hit the new zip line. Lee Kerfoot is owner of Kerfoot Canopy Tours. “My folks own the Gunflint Lodge (near the Boundary Waters) and we encouraged them to do this for several years,” Kerfoot said. Kerfoot’s takes adventure seekers high above the trees and over a steep ravine that suspends them 175 feet in the air.
A total of six Minnesotans from the west metro will be taking on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. Two of them — Brian Honkomp and Christian Gilbert — are teachers at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia.
College students graduating and entering the job market said it’s tough to find work right now. Katie Roehl graduated in May from the University of Minnesota with a degree in communications. “I’m really open to anything right now,” Roehl said.
On Tuesday, Daniel Richard Pool, 27, was simply doing his job. He was mowing the lawn at the Coachman Highland Townhomes on Snowflake Drive in Eagan when he felt something hit him the head.
They’ve overcome Mother Nature only to be challenged with parking problems in downtown Minneapolis. Food truck owners say every weekday can become challenging as they scout for the best spot.
In their first search since the ice thawed, authorities sent a single boat out on Keller Lake Tuesday to search for the body of a missing woman.
The warm up has started, and it seems, at long last, spring has arrived. Now many businesses across the Twin Cities are not wasting any time taking advantage of it.
With the snow falling in the metro, you’re more likely to hit a ski hill than a bike trail. Now, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has declared Friday Ski-To-Work-Day in the city.
Minneapolis resident, Gloria Castillo, 22, says for the last 10 years she’s lived under a constant fear of deportation. Now, she says there’s light at the end of the tunnel with the introduction of a bipartisan immigration reform bill.
April snow is pushing the start of the golf season back and with The Masters going on in Augusta, Ga., many Minnesotans are itching to play.
Spring snow fall has triggered partial activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).
Two boys are banned from Metro Transit for one month after concerned passengers and witnesses called police saying they were armed.
It’s been well over one month since Kira Trevino, 30, was seen leaving the Mall of America where she worked.
The 12-year-old boy who allegedly reported a hoax shooting at New Prague Middle School Wednesday will face a felony terrorist threat charge and another charge for dialing 911.
Minnesotans will be able to buy health insurance online through a state-based marketplace called MNsure, starting in 2014.
On Wednesday, 17-year-old Anthony Joseph Mitchell, of Maplewood, made his first court appearance in Ramsey County.
Many anglers are getting a few final hours of fishing in before fish houses have to be off the ice. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says houses located south of the State must be off the ice by midnight Monday.
The owner of Gabe’s Rinkside Bar and Grill says curling is becoming a sport that’s surging in popularity, and that’s why his new bar in Blaine is ahead of the times.
The woman accused of kidnapping a baby boy last week from a south Minneapolis apartment made her first court appearance Monday.
Minnesota has accepted a federal offer to put more low-income people on a state-fashioned Medicaid program with the costs falling to the federal government.