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A retrial for Eric James Hunter, 44, was scheduled to begin Monday.
Rosemount, Eastview teams qualify for the state cross country meet by finishing first and second in the Section 3AA meet at Valleywood on Thursday.
At least 100 people showed up to welcome Burnsville's first Walmart into town—a prototype store that runs leaner and greener than those that came before.
At a transportation forum Wednesday night, the south metro's DFLers outnumbered GOP candidates 9 to 2, with only one incumbent legislator in attendance.
Metro Transit is investigating an incident recorded by Burnsville resident Beth Houston, who was on the Minneapolis light rail when a fight broke out among a herd of zombie pub crawlers.
Local residents raised concerns about increased traffic on the roads around the proposed, 441,300-square-foot outlet mall. The project could come before the Eagan City Council on Nov. 20.
On Monday, Eagan officials met with a representative to lay out a road map for the recruitment and selection of a new administrator. The council expects to choose finalists as early as Dec. 11.
Senior Danielle Anderson blazed past the field to win the Section 3AA cross country individual championship Thursday; Eagan girls win team title and qualify for state.
Over the last six months, Eagan firefighters have responded to eight patio fires—seven of which were caused by lit cigarettes.
Inver Grove Heights
A 47-year-old woman suffering from breast cancer is going to get the treatment she needs after a bipartisan effort from Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-Inver Grove Heights) and Rep. Joe Hoppe (R-Chaska).
A photo tour of a luxury Inver Grove Heights home situated on a private lake.
Kaitlin was a 2009 graduate of Lakeville South High School where she was involved with the dance team and DECA.
The construction worker was putting down planking to drive across the muddy ground.
While just 40 locations in Minnesota feature e-pulltab terminals, Minnesota gambling authorities say popularity is increasing steadily.
Klobuchar was joined by DFL candidates Kevin Dahle (Senate District 20), David Bly (House District 20B) and Mike Obermueller (Second Congressional District).
With this demonstration, Carleton community members joined the voices of others at St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota, among others, in opposition to the proposed voter ID amendment.
Bly is the second Northfield candidate to be fined this campaign season.
Each Wednesday in October staff members are wearing "We Stand [United] Against Bullying" T-shirts for National Anti-Bullying Month.
One patient is in his 60s, the other in his 50s. The infection is tied to steroids used at clinics in Fridley, Edina, Shakopee and Maple Grove.
Trachanda Hamilton, 26, lost control of her car in the wet road conditions.
The Scott County library branch received a grant from the Minnesota Children’s Museum for an interactive area that will encourage a joy for reading in young children.
State House District 55A candidates Mike Beard (R) and Chuck Berg (DFL) tackled the same-sex marriage issue early on in theiir debate.