The Minnesota man who invented Rollerblades rolls out a new product. Scott Olson’s new SkyRide invention is an outdoor exercise machine rides on a single overhead track.
Breakfast spot in Ham Lake closes after decades in business
The business posted an announcement on its front door.
St. Paul man killed partner, himself while their 5 kids were home
St. Paul confirmed the double shooting on Tuesday evening was murder-suicide.
Minnesota, Wisconsin kids competing in USA Mullet Championships
The contest is divided into kids and teens divisions.
One killed after being trapped under UTV near Alexandria
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the victim died at the scene.
What's in the Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Biden?
How the nation's biggest climate law will reduce emissions.
Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis will get new name
A school board meeting was held this week, discussing what's next going forward.
Uber passenger dies a week after fiery crash in St. Paul
Her Uber was struck by a suspected drunk-driver.
Suspect identified in gunfire barrage that injured teen in Brooklyn Park
The city's major crimes unit is investigating.
Target profits plunge as it takes hit from shedding excess goods
The retailer announced earlier this year it would be slashing prices.
Man, woman found dead in St. Paul home after child calls 911
Police say no suspects are being sought.
Las Vegas man identified as victim killed near 38th and Chicago
The 25-year-old died at the scene Sunday afternoon.
MSP Magazine: Another Minnesota brand you should know
You know the story: Tried and true Minnesota-based brands that come from humble roots and practical beginnings, quietly churning out quality product for decades until finally, the fashion industry starts talking about the value of American made products, and Barneys New York decides rugged is chic.
CAPCO is a bad idea for Minnesota
CAPCO (which stands for “Certified Capital Companies”) is intended to bring new venture capital money into Minnesota. Contributor John Alexander supports the conceptual effort, but says this bill (HF 1823) is ripe with problems and would duplicate the poor results and waste experienced by other states...
New Senate leadership gives racino idea "more muscle" at Capitol
One House member says the rise of new Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem and Assistant Leader Claire Robling lends muscle to the move to put slot machines at horse racing tracks. The proposal's chances with the House and Governor Dayton are still murky, though.
Groups float ideas for stopping Asian carp migration
A privately funded group continues work on a fast-track plan to stop invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The group hopes to release its plan in January. The Detroit Free Press reports one of the options includes a series of barriers in the Illinois River to stop the destructive species from traveling from the Mississippi River through Chicago to Lake Michigan. Minnesota is part of a suit to force federal officials to speed up the effort to halt the fish before they spread further.
Despite drawdown, another Minnesota Guard unit prepares for deployment
About three dozen members of an assault helicopter battalion are shipping out as part of Operation New Dawn. The mission is expected to last into next fall.
After 60 years in one job, Thief River Falls man finally hangs it up
When Winton Dahlin started working at Forsberg's Inc., Harry Truman was president. Sixty years later the 82-year-old Dahlin has finally decided to walk out of the Thief River Falls machine manufacturer for the last time. In between he earned the respect of a host of co-workers and supervisors who admired a work ethic that was straight off the farm.
Leaves hang on longer, residents scramble before the snow
The state DNR tells the Star Tribune lingering mild weather caused more leaves to fall 10 days to two weeks later than normal. Now, with the prospect of accumulating snow on the way, Minnesota residents are scrambling to scoop up a flurry of leaves.
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