Traffic in the west metro has been a headache lately, and it’s only going to get worse as delays and detours come to St. Paul this weekend.
Minnesota farmers have generally welcomed the recent rain despite high winds and hail in some areas. In its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that topsoil moisture supplies are rated 87 percent adequate, 10 percent surplus, and only 3 percent short.
Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says the next season of the popular radio show will be his last as host.
The Internet Cat Video Festival is less than a month away, and voting is open for the People’s Choice Award for the feline video most-deserving of the Golden Kitty trophy.
Hundreds of people made the trip to the top of the Historic Highland Park Water Tower on Sunday. The 127-foot St. Paul landmark is only open to the public twice a year.
Police officers from around the Twin Cities are rallying around a fellow cop who is fighting cancer. Jesse Garcia is a 24-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.
When Minnesota United sold star player Miguel Ibarra to a Club Leon of Mexico last month, not only did the deal have a seven-figure price tag, but it also came with a condition — that Ibarra’s new team come to Minnesota to play a game against his old team.
Minnesota’s roads are becoming safer. But in the same breath, state officials say this year traffic fatalities are up. Authorities say 361 people died in crashes on Minnesota roads last year. That’s the lowest amount since 1944.
The National Senior Games are coming to a close. It’s part entertainment, part inspiration. Mike Max found both at a basketball tournament at the University of St. Thomas where the minimum age is 75.
Why isn’t there a beverage network? Lee Egbert, one of the forces behind Dashfire Bitters and 11 Wells Spirits in St. Paul, has thought about this question quite a bit.
A Wisconsin man suspected of pointing his gun at an off-duty police officer while shoplifting from a St. Paul Walmart has been charged with carrying an illegal firearm.
St. Paul is celebrating 32 years of Highland Fest. The annual get-together takes place along Ford Parkway between Cleveland and Fairview Avenues in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood.
Toyota Motor Corp. is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a jury’s $11 million award resulting from a fatal crash in Minnesota. Lawyers for the automaker filed a brief notice of appeal with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
In Tap Talk’s noble quest to give Minnesotans — and everyone else — a little glimpse into what the state’s brewery/taproom scene has to offer, I (and Katie) have managed to run across some very interesting people. Burning Brothers Brewing is no different. These guys have a doozy of a backstory.
Minnesota Republicans are calling for an end to Minnesota’s online health care exchange. Republican lawmakers met at the State Capitol on Monday to hold a news conference after 180,000 Minnesotans on MnSure had their renewals delayed last week.
The Minnesota Wild have signed first-round draft pick Joel (yool) Eriksson Ek to a three-year, entry level contract. The deal was done on Monday.
Two Minnesota lawmakers are now the longest-serving members of the House of Representatives. Reps. Phyllis Kahn and Lyndon Carlson were sworn into office in January 1973.
As many as 100 18-wheelers full of dirt were supposed to dump their load Monday at the site of the Frogtown Farm, a projected urban farm in the heart of the inner-city St. Paul neighborhood. They didn’t plan on Sunday night’s thunderstorms.
Minneapolis consistently ranks among the best cities for cycling in the United States. But as I tool around on my steel horse I can’t help but notice that most of the other cyclists I encounter look like me: a white, middle-class male.
The scandal-rocked Twin Cities archdiocese has a new leader, and he’s wasting no time in signaling a dramatically different tone than his predecessor. In an one-on-one interview Friday, interim Archbishop Bernard Hebda said there can be no tolerance of sex abuse in 2015.
Fun does not always equal spendy.
Among the interesting studies at this week’s National Senior Games is the spirit. Many competitors are north of 60 years old, but they want two things: To compete hard and stay in athletic shape.
The killing of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, California, allegedly by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant, has many focusing on the “sanctuary city” policy that many U.S. Cities adopted. But the real focus shouldn’t be on sanctuary cities, it should be on what happens to illegal immigrants after they commit a crime.
We learned Thursday that Major League Soccer may be coming to St. Paul rather than Minneapolis. This morning, Mayor Chris Coleman announced he’s invited the MLS president to visit St. Paul and check out some land where a new soccer stadium could be built.
A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to concealing a lengthy criminal history and his military service during the Bosnian war when he entered the U.S. Zdenko Jakisa was charged last spring with possessing unlawfully obtained documents.