- WWII sailor's remains to return to his hometown of Willmar Updated: May-26-16 12:08 pm
WILLMAR, Minnesota - A World War II sailor's remains will finally be returned to his hometown of Willmar this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 72 years after his D-Day death.
- Man accused of leaving threatening notes, knife at Capitol Updated: May-26-16 9:57 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minneapolis man accused of slipping into the state Capitol with a knife and leaving threatening messages in the House Chamber is facing criminal charges.
- Man with knife jumped Minneapolis-St. Paul airport fence Updated: May-26-16 6:37 am
MINNEAPOLIS - In February 2015, a man jumped a security fence protecting Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and was arrested near a terminal gate after crossing the airfield. Authorities found a knife on him.
- A new normal? Legislature's last-minute chaos falls short Updated: May-25-16 4:33 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers are honing their recipe for closing out a legislative session: Start with hours upon hours of private meetings, easy on the details of millions of dollars in spending, then throw it all together for a quick vote in the final minutes. Add in some blaming, a pinch of yelling and you're done - just be sure to leave some bills sitting out on the table unfinished..
- Creditors: Minnesota archdiocese sitting on $1.7 billion Updated: May-24-16 7:32 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Attorneys on Tuesday accused a Minnesota archdiocese of sheltering more than $1 billion in assets to avoid big payouts to abuse survivors as part of the church's bankruptcy case.
- The Latest: Archbishop says archdiocese disclosed all assets Updated: May-24-16 7:23 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Latest on attorneys accusing the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis of hiding assets (all times local):
- Two drivers killed in St. Paul crash Updated: May-24-16 8:45 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Two people have died in a crash in St. Paul.
- Dayton unsure whether he'll declare special session Updated: May-23-16 5:27 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton said he hasn't decided whether he's going to give state lawmakers a second chance to finish their work and fund both public works projects and road and bridge repairs that were left undone after the Legislature devolved into chaos in the final minutes of the session early Monday morning.
- House Speaker Daudt calls for special session this week Updated: May-23-16 4:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is pressing for a special session this week to wrap up unfinished work.
- Teen dies hours after attending prom in St. Paul Updated: May-23-16 7:10 am
MAPLEWOOD, Minnesota - Police are investigating the death of a North St. Paul high school student who died hours after attending her prom.
- The Latest: Legislature's mad dash toward deadline is on Updated: May-22-16 10:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Latest on the last work day for the Minnesota Legislature (all times local):
- House public works proposal fails with little DFL support Updated: May-19-16 4:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With time running out in the legislative session, Republican lawmakers in the Minnesota House failed Thursday to gain enough votes from Democrats to pass a measure that would borrow $800 million for public works projects.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: May-19-16 1:50 pm
The Free Press of Mankato, May 18
- Criminal justice bills move forward in Minnesota Capitol Updated: May-17-16 2:16 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers have advanced two high profile criminal justice bills, but they both still have to clear at least one more hurdle.
- Dayton: No transportation funding plan without compromise Updated: May-16-16 7:57 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With just a week left before Minnesota's Legislature must adjourn, Gov. Mark Dayton says he's trying to present a "middle ground" on a transportation funding plan but that it's up to Republicans to meet him halfway if they want a bill this year.
- Law enforcement officers stand in silent vigil in St. Paul Updated: May-15-16 1:08 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Police officers and sheriff's deputies are standing in silent vigil in St. Paul this weekend for those who have died in the line of duty.
- Stolen van painted in "Scooby-Doo" theme crashes into house Updated: May-14-16 12:20 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - St. Paul police had a mystery on their hands when a van painted as "The Mystery Machine" from the animated TV series "Scooby-Doo" crashed into a home.
- Thousands turn out to welcome new Twin Cities archbishop Updated: May-13-16 8:20 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Thousands of Catholics have welcomed the new archbishop of the Twin Cities archdiocese.
- Leaders enter session homestretch at odds on transportation Updated: May-13-16 5:35 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With nine weeks down and one to go, little has changed since lawmakers returned to St. Paul in early March set on assembling a major transportation funding package. And there's no quick solution in sight.
- Authorities believe leg found belongs to missing boater Updated: May-13-16 6:12 am
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minnesota - Authorities are continuing to search the Mississippi River near Inver Grove Heights for remains of a missing boater after a decomposed leg was found earlier this week.
- Democrats' paid leave proposal passes on Senate vote Updated: May-11-16 5:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's Senate passed a bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid leave to new parents and sick workers, a top priority for Democrats this year that faces slim odds of becoming law due to Republican resistance.
- Boudreau in Minnesota: 'This is the last place I'm going' Updated: May-10-16 6:27 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Bruce Boudreau's teams have been remarkably consistent and successful over nearly a decade on the bench in the NHL.
- St. Paul man fatally shot by police identified Updated: May-10-16 5:38 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Authorities have released the name of a St. Paul man who was fatally shot by police.
- Correction: Medical Marijuana-Minnesota story Updated: May-10-16 5:30 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - In a story May 5 about Minnesota adding medical marijuana clinics, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the state had predicted about 5,000 patients would flood the clinics when they began distributing cannabis in 2015. The state's 5,000-patient estimate was for enrollment by the 2017 fiscal year.
- 1 man charged, 1 sought in February killing in Manitowoc Updated: May-10-16 2:50 pm
MANITOWOC, Wisconsin - Authorities have charged one man and are seeking a second in the fatal shooting of a man in Manitowoc in February.