You won’t see any tuxedo-clad audience members at the Mill City Summer Opera — you’re much more likely to see folks in shorts with a glass of wine and a sandwich from caterers, according to the organization behind the production. Tickets start at $25.
Sports bar reduces hours, owners cite "pandemic of work ethic"
The owners shared the news on Facebook this week.
Former Hennepin County commissioner arrested for DWI
The 61-year-old was being held in Hennepin County Jail as of Thursday morning.
Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities
Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.
Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises
The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.
Feds: Militia sympathizer had machine gun, grenade launcher in 'hidden room'
A confidential informant tipped off investigators.
Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level
By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, Oct. 4
The 7-day average number of cases has been dropping.
Gallery: Ely treehouse cabin for $209k is a salvaged materials masterpiece
Take a look inside a truly unique cabin on Shagawa Lake.
Man airlifted after being pinned under truck in northern MN
The incident happened near Nisswa, Minnesota.
St. Paul company ends corrugated manufacturing, cutting 130 jobs
The facility produces around 200,000 tons of corrugated packaging every year.
Duluth opera under fire for staging 'Pocahontas' with no American Indians in lead roles
The director of the Duluth Festival Opera says auditions failed to generate interesting among native opera performers, but a critic says the opera just didn't try hard enough and that it's unacceptable to cast the story of a young American Indian woman with non-natives in the principal cast.
Minnesota Opera, Graywolf Press works win Pulitzer Prizes
The Minnesota Opera commissioned and premiered Kevin Puts' "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts," which tells the story of a World War I cease fire. St. Paul-based Graywolf Press published Tracy K. Smith's poetry collection "Life on Mars," which was also a Pulitzer winner.
Duluth is Minnesota's least affordable rental market
A majority of Duluth renters - 56 percent - spend more than thirty percent of their income on housing. While rents are inching upward, renters' incomes are shrinking. Meanwhile, home foreclosures have thrown more people into the rental market.
Changes to Powerball game in 2012
Each ticket for the multi-state lottery will cost $2 starting January 15. Powerball lottery officials made the announcement this past summer. The starting jackpot will also double from $20 million to $40 million. Powerball is revamping some rules that will slightly improve the odds of winning.
DFLers aim to restore Minnesota's homestead credit
DFL Reps. Ann Lenczewski and Paul Marquart say property tax payers and local governments are losing out so the state can save more than $500 million.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers aim to show policy a lesson
The school district's proposed policy is a response to accusations of harboring anti-gay sentiment. The measure would bar teachers from taking a stance on "controversial topics." The language of the policy is similar to the district's current one, which has some teachers calling the effort "redundant" and "unnecessary."
LaCrosse students aim to to stop drinking deaths
The city of LaCrosse has a dangerous and well-documented love affair with alcohol. That affair has turned deadly over the last 15 years as nearly a dozen young, drunk men have fallen to their deaths in the Mississippi river. The Associated Press takes a closer look at the data around alcohol abuse in the city and profiles a group of students who want to stop the trend.
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