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More details emerge about Minneapolis budget proposal, levy increase

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:30pm
The mayor’s office released the first details Wednesday night about what is driving their proposed 2.4 percent levy increase and precisely what it will mean for taxpayers.

St. Paul bans sale of cheap cigars, hoping to curb appeal to youth

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:30pm
City Council passes ordinance dictating minimum prices to deter sales to minors.

67-year-old motorcyclist crashes, dies near Mall of America

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:10pm
A 67-year-old motorcyclist from New Brighton crashed and was killed while riding near the Mall of America shortly before dawn Thursday, authorities said.

Wisconsin officials confirm invasive Asian crazy worms found in Appleton

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:10pm
Wisconsin officials have confirmed an invasive worm species has been discovered in Appleton.

Serial rapist avoids sanctions for destruction of 'fantasy logs'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:50pm
The ruling deals a blow to the Attorney General Lori Swanson's efforts to portray a convicted serial rapist, Thomas Duvall, as dishonest and manipulative.

More charges filed against man accused in Woodbury drug death

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:10pm
Alexander Claussen, charged with murder, is facing more drug charges.

Isaac Kolstad to attend Minnesota State, Mankato football opener

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:50pm
Former Minnesota State football player Isaac Kolstad plans to attend the Mavericks' season opener as he recovers from a severe beating.

First look at proposed condo tower in downtown Minneapolis

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:50pm
Jim Stanton plans to build about 110 condo units in the shadow of the new Vikings Stadium in Downtown East

Amish building permit dispute over 'modern' septic tank lands in Fillmore Co. court

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:30pm
An Amish man from southeastern Minnesota says he didn't seek a permit for a home his family is building because it would have required installing a septic system, which is a modern convenience his religious beliefs wouldn't allow.

Police chase robbery suspects across Twin Cities

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:30pm
St. Paul authorities say one person is in custody following an armed robbery and police chase across the Twin Cities.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:30pm
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.

USC coach says Josh Shaw could return

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:10pm
Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's bogus story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning.

Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:50pm
The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot.

Isaac Kolstad to attend Minnesota State, Mankato football opener

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:30pm
Former Minnesota State football player Isaac Kolstad plans to attend the Mavericks' season opener as he recovers from a severe beating.

Dairy Queen joins list of retailers hit by hacker attack

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:10pm
The chain said customer data at a “limited” number of locations may be compromised.

US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:50pm
After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:50pm
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.

As season opens, Gophers seek offensive playmakers

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:50pm
The Gophers will need offensive playmakers to emerge if they are going to avoid another slump like 2013’s 13-quarter drought that sunk their season.

Tim McGraw wows State Fair grandstand after a slow start

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:10pm
Review: Country star went no-frills at the fair but could have used more oomph early on.

U.S. checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:10pm
The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.