On June 19, 1852, St. Peter's River -- by an act of Congress -- regains its original Dakota name, "Minnesota," translated as either "sky-colored waters" or "muddy water." The river had been known as "St. Pierre" for 150 years, since the days of the explorer Pierre Charles Le Sueur.
Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified
The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes to play U.S. Bank Stadium in 2023
The Strokes will provide support along with King Princess.
Settlement reached between MOA, family of boy thrown from balcony
The boy suffered multiple injuries that required several surgeries.
Minneapolis bakery to close its doors after nearly 40 years in business
The Chinese restaurant will officially close on Dec. 31.
Chanhassen psychologist pleads guilty to $550K billing fraud
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Charges: Coon Rapids man had 25 pounds of cocaine from Mexico
Luis Javier Avila-Lopez, 38, was arrested after law enforcement seized the cocaine earlier this year.
Responding to Twitter release, former Minnesota GOP candidate calls for 'bullets'
It was in response to a thread on Twitter concerning the social media giant's moderation efforts regarding political issues.
Man shot dead inside Minneapolis bar Saturday night
The shooting happened after 11:30 p.m.
Hero dad who stopped carjacker who fled with his kids identified
A GoFundMe has been set up to support Derek Gotchie and his family following the incident.
Which national act debuted at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival?
On Sept. 11, 1971, the first Minnesota Renaissance Festival opens at Lake Grace in Jonathan. Over the years, the festival has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the United States. In those early years, which national comedy act made it's debut there? A) Martin& Lewis B) Penn& Teller C) Burns& Allen For the answer, click on the headline above...
Which famous Minnesota brewer was kidnapped on this day in 1933?
On June 15, 1933, a famous Minnesota brewer was abducted in St. Paul and held for a $100,000 ransom. Who was he? A) Jacob Schmidt B) William Hamm Jr. C) August Schell For the answer, click on the headline above.
Zebulon Pike bought land for which Minnesota fort?
Lt. Zebulon M. Pike received orders on July 30, 1805 to seek the headwaters of the Mississippi River and to buy Indian land for a fort somewhere on the upper reaches of the river. Pike would not locate the source of the river, but he did purchase land for what would become what fort? A. Fort Greene B. Fort Le Sueur C. Fort Snelling For the answer, click on the headline above ...
How did Minnesota get biblical on this day in 1873?
June 12, 1873. In southwestern Minnesota, what event happened that resembled something out of the Old Testament? A) Torrential rains destroy thousands of acres of farmland. B) Locusts cross into the state, and don't leave until 1877. C) A cloud of gnats swarm the Pipestone area, blackening the skies for eight days. For the answer, click on the headline above.
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