The only new food vendor at the Minnesota State Fair this year is Sara’s Tipsy Pies. Sara is a mom of five who just started her business a few years ago and is already showcasing pies with alcohol baked in.
The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter has promised the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair will not be “business as usual.” Organizer Rashad Turner said Friday afternoon that he expects nearly 1,000 people will march from Hamline Park in St. Paul along Snelling Ave. to reach the front gates of the fair.
A janitor at an Washington County elementary school is accused of raping his preteen adopted daughter and possessing a large amount of child porn on his school-issued computer.
Black Lives Matter has announced plans to “shut it down” and protest the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair.
Police are warning pet owners about a series of coyote attacks in one south metro community.
After her 14-year-old son almost died from a fall off of his skateboard, Mary Barsness of Little Canada has spent hundreds of hours asking young skateboarders and people on bikes to please wear a helmet.
Water rescue crews are looking for a man they say probably drowned in Lake Harriet Sunday night. Hennepin County Water Rescue crews came out to search at about 6:30 p.m. when witnesses say a 43-year-old man went under.
Police want pet owners in one south metro suburb to be extra cautious after a series of deadly coyote attacks. Bloomington resident Patty Palacios lost her dog a few weeks ago to a coyote.
Saturday’s hot weather took a toll on fire crews in Minneapolis. Firefighters with the Minneapolis Fire Department took extra caution while battling a duplex fire on the 3200 block of Colfax Ave S. at about 3:15 p.m.
Minneapolis fire crews are fighting a big blaze at a duplex in the midst of high heat and humidity Saturday afternoon. Officials say the three-alarm fire is at a three-story building on the 3200 block of Colfax Avenue South.
The Arthritis Foundation estimates 1 in 250 children has juvenile arthritis in the U.S. This week, a camp that is located about one hour west of the Twin Cities is giving children with juvenile arthritis a chance to spend time with others who share the disease.
Police are still looking for the public’s help to find a driver they say is hurling chunks of cement at bicyclists in south Minneapolis.
A cyclist in Minneapolis never saw what hit him, but a witness said it was a vicious attack. Mackenzie Jensen has a fractured jaw after someone threw a chunk of concrete at his face from a passing vehicle.
Changes are on the way for customers in the check-out line. After the Target data breach that impacted at least 40 million accounts, stores and banks decided to upgrade to chip-implanted credit cards.
An opening weekend drowning scare at an innovative new pool in North Minneapolis has the city’s parks department rethinking its safety procedures.
As summer scorches on, the city of Minneapolis is dealing with a disturbing trend in crime. So far this year, police have seen an average of one murder per week. Over the weekend, three separate shootings resulted in two deaths.
Students in one Minneapolis neighborhood say their summer jobs are about much more than making a little money.
Harper Lee’s second novel hits store shelves Tuesday, 55 years after her first.
With the cost of tuition rising every year, crowd fundraising site GoFundMe reports more people are turning to the internet to ask for help. The College Board estimates the average college student graduates with $30,000 in loans.
Massive forest fires in Canada continue to cause problems in Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) reported that Monday’s air quality was the worst that has been recorded in Minnesota in the last 20 years. MPCA spokesperson Frank Kohlasch says for about 8 hours on Monday air quality was worse in Minnesota than it is in Beijing, China.
A small-town Minnesota firefighter has stirred up a firestorm by flying the Confederate flag at an Independence Day parade. Brian Nielsen is a volunteer firefighter in the town of Hartland. He said he was demonstrating against political correctness when he flew the flag at Friday’s parade in Albert Lea.
Each year the city of Delano has one of the largest and oldest Fourth of July parades in the state. But last year intense flooding of the Crow River almost cancelled the festivities.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates nearly 50 million birds have been wiped out because of bird flu. While that means shoppers at the grocery store will be shelling out a little extra for one carton of eggs, bakeries, which rely on thousands of eggs a week, are now scrambling to keep up.
In the last two days, five people have died on Minnesota roads. The State Patrol reports the five people died in four different accidents. One of the people killed was a motorcyclist in southwestern Minnesota, adding to a summer season authorities say has brought an alarming spike in motorcycle rider fatalities.
Several people attending a funeral this week came out of the service to find parking tickets on their windshields.