New competition and a decline in liquor profits has led 46 cities across the state to close city-run liquor stores since 1995. The Star Tribune reports more cities are also weighing whether it's time to join the growing list.
Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize
The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.
Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County
The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.
2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35
The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.
Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales
The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.
Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club
It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.
Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin
There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.
Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car
A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.
BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021
The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.
Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park
Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Wisconsin might start selling booze as early as 6 a.m.
Some lawmakers want to push back the time to help sports fans buy alcohol for tailgate parties. Under current law, stores can't start selling beer or liquor until 8 a.m.
Minnesota drops in list of child-friendly states
The state has slipped a few rungs in a high-profile ranking of child-friendly states, largely because of its growing number of uninsured children. Minnesota is still No. 5 in the 2012 Kids Count data book, but this is the first time in 10 years that the state has ranked lower than No. 3.
Charitable giving in Minnesota drops more than 9 percent
The Minnesota Council on Foundations says donations fell more than 9 percent last year. Individual donations saw the biggest decline at 11 percent.
Wadena seeks state aid after tornado pushes out residents and businesses
City leaders are asking state lawmakers for $4.75 million to help rebuild facilities destroyed in the 2010 storm. Four businesses have closed in the past six months, and city leaders say they're struggling to attract new ones while lacking public facilities like a community center and swimming pool.
Drive-in will be sent out with a song
The Cottage View Drive-In is reaching the end of its 46-year road. Its owner plans to send the old place out in style. On Sep. 27th a free goodbye party will feature a sing-along version of "Grease." A Wal-Mart will take its spot in Cottage Grove, leaving the Twin Cities with just a single drive-in.
Nowthen to drop their cops in 2012
The City Council approved a measure that will leave the community located 40 minutes north of Minneapolis without a contracted police force. The city stands to save $250,000 next year, but the Sheriff's Department will now only respond to issues of personal and public safety.
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