The Pioneer Press talks to Roy Babcock, a mechanic, shop owner and single father of four in Denmark Township. Babcock fell behind in business and was facing foreclosure after cancer and chemotherapy left him unable to work. Then someone took $50,000 in tools. Friends have set up a fund in his benefit. The Pioneer Press has details.
St. Michael standoff suspect charged, bail set at $10 million
A judge on Monday set the high bail due to "very significant concerns of public safety" regarding Brandon Gardas.
Crisp & Green opening 13th store in Twin Cities in July
The fast-casual salad and grains restaurant has exploded onto the food scene.
Twins to host post-game concert with country star at Target Field
Country singer Cole Swindell is expected to perform for up to 75 minutes after the conclusion of the Blue Jays-Twins contest.
Canton Restaurant closes after nearly 40 years in Burnsville
It's the end of an era in the Twin Cities restaurant world.
Luck strikes in Minnesota: lottery winners in Duluth, Grand Marais
The North Shore just so happened to be a lucky place to be this past weekend.
60-year-old woman arrested after firing shots inside Spicer home
SWAT evacuated nearby residents during the incident.
Florida Georgia Line booked to play at the Minnesota State Fair
The band is the second country music act to be booked this year.
Isolated severe weather in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday
Definitely not a slam dunk either day, but the chance is there.
Mechanic from Winona killed, crushed under vehicle
The La Crosse Tribune says OSHA is investigating after a mechanic was killed in an accident on Wednesday.
Online tool gives Twin Cities residents an in-depth look at their neighborhoods
If you live in Minneapolis and St. Paul, a new online tool can tell you how much (on average) your neighbors make and how educated they are, among other things.
Effort to recall Wisconsin governor gets 50,000 signatures in 48 hours
Democrats and union leaders behind the effort to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker say they've collected 50,000 signatures in 48 hours. Recall organizers need to average 9,000 signatures a day to get the 540,000 needed to force a recall election of Walker.
Former Sheriff turns home over to bank, cites income loss
The Pioneer Press reports Bob and Kristine Fletcher signed a deed in lieu of foreclosure Dec. 31, and it was filed with the county March 19. Fletcher said he and his wife went in this direction because they owed the bank far more than the value of the home and were unable to refinance.
'A real tool': Doctor sues over online review
A Duluth doctor was offended when the son of a patient posted in an online review that a nurse supposedly had called him "a real tool," the Associated Press reports. So Dr. David McKee took an unusually aggressive step and is suing for defamation. Now the Minnesota Supreme Court is mulling whether the case should go to trial.
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