A group of nine Iraqis are wrapping up a more-than-two-week tour of the Twin Cities. Their visit is part of an effort to improve relations between residents of the two countries. The delegation is from Najaf, Minneapolis’ sister in Iraq.
Former public defender on top in Hennepin County Attorney primary race
A wide field of candidates has narrowed.
Rep. Ilhan Omar defeats Don Samuels in contentious primary
Unofficial results for one of Minnesota's most-watched primary races are in.
Boy, 14, critical after accidental shooting at Minneapolis apartment
Police say the shooting happened during a gathering at an apartment.
Charges: Man caused Burnsville building fire because girlfriend was late
The alleged arson fire displaced around 50 residents.
Famous Dave's, Granite City owner sold for $200 million
The owner of Famous Dave's, BBQ Holdings, is based in Minnetonka.
Water safe to use again in small area of Maplewood, St. Paul
A boil water advisory was lifted on Tuesday.
$1.45M payout for correctional officers prevented from guarding Derek Chauvin
The officers were reportedly ordered to avoid Derek Chauvin while he was in jail.
Palm Springs residents: Divert the Mississippi to solve our drought problems
Should the southwest have some of the Mississippi River?
Minneapolis tries to spruce up street barriers with motivational messages
Police said the barriers will be in place through the beginning of the fall.
MnDOT debuts driverless shuttle in White Bear Lake
This is one of several self-driving pilot programs MnDOT is working on.
Compromise reached in GOP delegate selection rule
A rule change proposed by Mitt Romney's campaign at the Republican National Convention on how delegates are selected was shot down after concerned activists claimed the change was "a power grab" by presidential nominees. A compromise was reached Monday evening by both sides of the debate.
Minnesota war vet attending State of the Union address
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz invited Mike McLaughlin of Mankato to the nation's capital. The Free Press reports Walz led an initiative for all lawmakers to invite war veterans to the presidential address. McLaughlin was an infantryman who served two tours in Iraq. He flew to Washington Monday night.
Kline joins House Speaker in tour of Latin American trade partners
U.S. Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) is among seven Congressmen touring the leading U.S. export partners in Latin America. Day one featured a visit to a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro that Brazilian authorities recently reclaimed from drug dealers. Visits to Colombia and Mexico will follow.
Norwegian royalty draw gawkers during Mayo Clinic tour
King Harald and Queen Sonja were treated ... well, like royalty during their Rochester visit. Other stops on their tour include Duluth and the Twin Cities before they depart Minnesota on Tuesday.
Gophers improve to 4-0 with win over Syracuse
Donnell Kirkwood rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns and back-up quarterback Max Shortell stepped up for the injured MarQueis Gray Saturday night as the Golden Gophers improved to 4-0 with 17-10 win over Syracuse at TCF Bank Stadium. The win marked the first 4-0 start for the Gophers since 2008.
Jerry Seinfeld's new tour includes 2 shows in Minneapolis
Seinfeld announces he'll go on tour this year, including two shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis in November. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Ron Paul sweeps delegates from three Minnesota Congressional districts
Republicans in three Minnesota Congressional districts elected Ron Paul supporters to be delegates to the party's national convention. So far Paul has claimed ten of the state's delegates and Rick Santorum two. Four more districts and Minnesota's at-large delegates remain to be chosen.
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