The State Department has confirmed that a man who grew up in Minnesota has died while fighting for a terrorist group overseas. Douglas McCain, a 33-year-old man who grew up in New Hope, died over the weekend in Syria. Officials said they believe he was killed while fighting for the terrorist group ISIS.
Most of the things to do at the Minnesota State Fair are fun and entertaining, but there are other features that aim to teach you a lesson. Nina Moini visited an interactive exhibit that serves as a wakeup call for Minnesotans about the dangers of distracted driving.
A major Twin Cities restaurant group is raising the minimum wage for some of its employees higher than the new state law requires. The Blue Plate Restaurant Company owns eight popular spots, and will open a new restaurant at the State Fair Thursday. Starting Sept. 1, Blue Plate’s non-tip workers will earn $9.69 an hour.
Concerned citizens in Lino Lakes say they are worried because soon they will have fewer firefighters in their city, and lawyers for the group say they expect to file a lawsuit against the city council.
Over the next two days, thousands of people are expected to turn out to pay their last respects to the Mendota Heights Police Officer killed in the line of duty nearly a week ago.
A St. Paul police chase ended with shots fired and a suspect dead Sunday afternoon. Police said it all started when the male suspect crashed his car on Jackson Street near East Cook Avenue. The man then got out of the car and began shooting before taking a silver SUV by force.
The jury told the judge early Monday afternoon it could not reach a unanimous verdict in the Jesse Ventura defamation lawsuit trial. The judge told the jury to give it one more chance or the case would need to be retried.
University of Minnesota admissions representatives report the Big 10 School saw a record 44,000 applicants in the last year heading into this fall semester. The university reports there has been an upward trend most years for the past decade.
Twin Cities shoppers who want to go to an outlet mall will soon no longer have to leave the seven-county metro to get there. Twin Cities Premium Outlets will open next month in Eagan. The $100 million center is near Highways 13 and Highway 77.
This is the last day Twin Cities shoppers can buy groceries at nine Rainbow Foods stores in the metro. The grocery stores closing Tuesday are not part of the 18-store deal Rainbow made in May with a group of buyers.
Residents in Prior Lake have been dealing with flooding for weeks now. Neighbors have already used a record number of sandbags, but water levels are just not receding fast enough.
This Friday marks the 80th anniversary of the Stillwater Lumberjack Days Celebration. The festival ended a couple of years ago after a financial scandal involving the past promoter. This year, the city asked a group of locals to bring back the festival under the new name ‘Log Jam.’
We’ve had nearly a week of activities in Minneapolis leading up to Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Target Field. Things wrapped up late and many bar patrons stayed out through the night to take advantage of the 4 a.m. bar close downtown.
Baseball fans hoping to be overwhelmed by memorabilia headed to the MLB All-Star Game FanFest, which opened Friday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The doors opened at 9 a.m. The first day’s focus is on kids, with the first thousand kids through the door getting a free T.C. Bear bobblehead.
It’s a big weekend coming up for downtown. The All-Star Game FanFest, a five-day festival, begins at the Convention Center open at 9 a.m. Friday. Friday night, thousands more people will head to downtown Minneapolis for the Basilica Block Party. It’s a two-day concert at the Basilica of St. Mary.