Affluent communities on the fringes of the Twin Cities metro area have lost out to Greater Minnesota in this year's competition for grants to subsidize broadband communications in poorly served remote locations.
Students and staff at a Minnesota community college are calling for the school's president to leave. The student association and a faculty and staff union at Rochester Community and Technical College sent an open letter this week saying President Leslie McClellon's 18-month tenure has harmed the campus.
Veterans Affairs officials say they've detected the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease in water samples at the Minneapolis hospital. No illnesses have been reported. Officials at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis said routine testing on Nov. 19 found the bacteria in 5 of 40 water samples.
A leader of St. Paul's Black Lives Matter's chapter says he's running for the State Legislature. Rashad Turner says he will run for a St. Paul seat in 2016. He would challenge current Rep. Rena Moran, a Democrat who is one of three current black lawmakers in Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Patrol says snow and slick roads have led to 90 crashes across the state — a number that could grow as a winter weather advisory remained in effect. The State Patrol says that as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, there were 90 crashes statewide, including one that was fatal and 22 that included injuries.
Some details are emerging about the lives of two Lakeville sisters who were found on a western Minnesota horse ranch more than two years after they disappeared. Court documents show one of the sisters told police she hadn't seen her mother "in years" and assumed she was incarcerated.
Authorities say a 55-year-old man kidnapped a 19-year-old man from a Minneapolis street, took him to his St. Paul home, and kept him chained up while repeatedly sexually assaulting him over four days. The victim escaped Tuesday and went to a neighbor's for help.
Authorities have identified two Minneapolis men who were found shot dead in a car in a south Minneapolis parking lot. The men were found Sunday, in a remote corner of the parking lot on Franklin Avenue. A third man was injured.
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