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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
August 12, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Welcome the end of Capitol construction
Not only was the massive, four-year, $310 million restoration of Minnesota's state Capitol building in St. Paul a gigantic dose of long-overdue love for a statewide treasure, it's "the biggest asset-preservation project in the history of the state of Minnesota," as Minnesota Department...
August 12, 2016 - 1:00am
August 8, 2016
Minnesota teen charged with beating that left man comatose
A St. Paul 19-year-old has been charged with first-degree assault in a beating in a Roseville park that left a man in a coma. According to a...
August 8, 2016 - 1:19pm
August 4, 2016
He claims Minnesota cop pulled gun on him; dash cam says otherwise
A Minneapolis man was charged Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court with four counts of falsely reporting police misconduct in St. Paul....
August 4, 2016 - 4:00pm
August 3, 2016
Trucker charged in crash that killed a family of five from Minnesota
OGALLALA, Neb.—The truck driver involved in a Nebraska crash that killed a Twin Cities family of five has been charged in connection with their...
August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
August 2, 2016
First West Nile case of season found in Minnesota horse
ST. PAUL — The season's first Minnesota case of West Nile virus has been diagnosed in a horse. The state Board of Animal Health announced Tuesday...
August 2, 2016 - 3:53pm
August 1, 2016
Crash kills Minnesota family of 5 traveling for missionary work
A St. Paul family of five preparing for missionary work in Japan died on Interstate 80 in Nebraska on Sunday when a semitrailer truck rear-ended...
August 1, 2016 - 3:19pm
July 20, 2016
Minnesota State Fair unveils new attractions
The Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday announced its new attractions for 2016. You can see the full list here. Highlights include: Fairchild’s...
July 20, 2016 - 4:40pm
July 19, 2016
Minnesota woman unlikely to survive crash that killed husband, daughter, unborn child
ST. PAUL -- The mother of a pregnant Cannon Falls woman critically injured Monday in a Dakota County collision said Tuesday that her daughter...
July 19, 2016 - 11:35pm
July 9, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Withhold judgment and demand solutions
This is happening far too frequently. Baton Rouge. St. Paul. And that's just this week. (Then police officer shot to death in Dallas.) Enough. No matter whose side you're on — with the police because officers aren't being respected and their orders aren't being followed as...
July 9, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
Official: Terror recruitment in Minnesota is real
Some Twin Cities Somalis are “in denial” about the threat of terror recruitment and should work with law enforcement to fight the ongoing...
June 22, 2016 - 12:12am
June 15, 2016
St. Paul man charged in sex trafficking of 17-year-old, two others
ST. PAUL -- A St. Paul man was charged Tuesday with two counts of second-degree sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit second-degree sex trafficking, and first-degree promotion of prostitution. Darryl Taylor, 44, posted hundreds of advertisements in the escort section of Backpage.com,...
June 15, 2016 - 5:30am
June 14, 2016
St. Paul cop named officer of year
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul police veteran was named the Minnesota Police and Peace Officer’s Association’s “officer of the year” this week. Sayareth Toy Vixayvong has served as a St. Paul police officer for 15 years. He was on the FBI Safe Streets Task Force for five years, working...
June 14, 2016 - 11:31pm
June 8, 2016
Charges: Fake cop tried to beat traffic
ST. PAUL -- A Falcon Heights man was cited for impersonating an officer after he drove onto the shoulder of Interstate 94 to avoid traffic — including a member of the Minnesota State Patrol. The trooper noticed 40-year-old Steven Esty’s 2013 GMC Yukon through his rear-view mirror...
June 8, 2016 - 5:30am
June 6, 2016
Man sentenced in gang-related shooting death
ST. PAUL -- A North St. Paul man was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in prison for the fatal March shooting of a St. Paul teen on University Avenue. The gang-related killing was St. Paul’s first homicide of 2016. Rayshon Tyresemalik Brooks, 20, said he was in an SUV near...
June 6, 2016 - 5:30am
June 1, 2016
Dispute over man led woman to set rival on fire, charges say
MAPLEWOOD -- A dispute with a romantic rival led a woman to throw gasoline on another and set her on fire in a St. Paul apartment, prosecutors said. Laurel Lee Sykes, 32, of Maplewood was charged Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court with first-degree assault. The 28-year-old...
June 1, 2016 - 7:46pm