Race officials scrapped the popular race this year because of low water on Turtle Lake. The water level in 2010 forced competitors to wade through mud during the swimming portion of the race, and organizers say the event can't risk another blow to its reputation. They changed it to a duathlon in 2011 but participation plunged.
Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies
The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.
Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged
Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.
Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway
The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.
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.
Another semi slips into icy water
A third semi-truck slid into a frozen lake Friday afternoon. The Star Tribune reports the 18-wheeler crashed on I-494 near Rockford Road in Plymouth. No one was injured. This is the third time in a week that a semi had to be recovered from icy water. A semi traveling on Hwy. 14 near Waseca slid onto Clear Lake Wednesday afternoon. Last week, a semi pulling a Target trailer plunged into a pond along I-94 near Monticello.
SoundTown cancels music fest due to low ticket sales
SoundTown has pulled the plug on its July 26-28 music festival at Somerset Amphitheater roughly 30 miles northeast of the Twin Cities, due to lack of interest, The Current reports. This year's lineup was to include Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Florence and the Machine, Girl Talk, and dozens of other national and local acts.
Don't drink the water in Lino Lakes
A drop in water pressure caused the Minnesota Department of Health to issue a Do Not Drink order for the water in Lino Lakes. Low pressure makes the water vulnerable to bacteria. Nearly two dozen restaurants face closing unless they can arrange a substitute water supply.
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