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Frac sand mining ban to expire in Houston County after vote deadlocks

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 9:50am
Houston County unable to agree on outright ban or an ordinance to regulate the sand-mining industry.

Snowfall leaves up to 4 inches in metro, snarling highways

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 9:30am
In western and central Minnesota, with 3-5 inches of snow forecast and strong winds creating near-blizzard conditions, many school districts called off classes.

Olson Hwy. redesign 'essential' for light rail, mayor's office says

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:50am
The success of Bottineau light rail in north Minneapolis will rely heavily on redesigning Olson Highway, a mayoral aide told the City Council Tuesday.

Partner in Twin Cities luxury home company sentenced for role in swindle

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:50am
Carter Siverson was a partner in luxury firm.

Wild's Jordan Leopold talks about daughter's letter, playing at home

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:10am
The Wild looks to continue its hot streak while implementing two players into tonight's lineup

Officials: U.S. report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 7:10am
A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings.

Live: Target will cut thousands of jobs in next two years

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:30am
Target said it will cut several thousand positions as part of a $2 billion restructuring. The details were revealed statement as executives met with investors and analysts in New York.

Dayton will lead Mexico trade mission in August

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:10am
Gov. Mark Dayton will lead a trade mission to Mexico in August, the third such trip in his time as governor.

Lawmakers look to help Minnesota farmers tap emerging Cuba market

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:10pm
State lawmakers are looking at how they might help small Minnesota farmers capitalize on the increasing likelihood of export opportunities in Cuba as the U.S. normalizes relations with the Caribbean nation.

Trucker gets out of rig, is fatally struck on I-35W in Minneapolis

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:50pm
A man who got out of his semitrailer truck on the interstate near downtown Minneapolis was run over and killed during the morning commute, authorities said Tuesday.

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:30pm
Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book.

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:50pm
Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.

India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:50pm
Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if she had not fought back, a government official said.

Trucker gets out of rig, is fatally struck on I-35W in Minneapolis

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:10pm
Robert J. Passow, 47, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was hit by a pickup truck shortly after 6 a.m. Monday.

Minnesota college tragedies: Drunk, frozen and underage

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:30pm
Accidents involving drunk students freezing to death have shaken campuses in Minneapolis, Duluth, La Crosse and beyond, but particularly here, at this 5,000-student campus along the shores of Lake Bemidji.

Bloomington prosecutor not backing down on Mall of America protesters

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:10pm
Bloomington city attorney says she can’t be swayed by a letter from ministers asking for Mall of America cases to be dropped.

Minnetonka man shot by son, 15, is in critical condition

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:50pm
A 44-year-old Minnetonka man was in critical condition Tuesday morning after being shot the previous day by his 15-year-old son in the family’s home, police said.

After strong 4Q, Best Buy signals new cost-cutting phase

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:30pm
Helped by big TVs and smartphones, Best Buy’s latest quarterly earnings beat expectations.

Dayton headed to Mexico in August on trade trip

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:30pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has Mexico in his sights.

Minnesota GOP leaves unpaid bills with national vendors

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:50pm
The party, still in financial straits, owes firms several hundred thousand dollars.