Judy Garland was still Frances Gumm -- actually "Baby" Gumm -- when she lived in Grand Rapids and joined the family act at the town's vaudeville theater. The designer who restored her childhood home calls it a labor of love and says it's his tribute to the classic musical "Meet Me in St. Louis."
Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities
Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.
MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video
Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
The custom-designed home is on the market for $500K
Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot
Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.
For Sale: Judy Garland's ruby slippers
A pair of ruby slippers worn by Minnesota native Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” are for sale. According to Reuters, they’ll go on the auction block in December -- and may fetch $2 million. They’re one of four pairs used in the making of the 1939 classic.
Macalester student from France struck by SUV dies of injuries
A 19-year-old Macalester College student from France, who was hit by a sport utility vehicle in St. Paul last week, has died from her injuries. Cleo Louise Marie Thiberge had been in St. Paul only about a day when she was struck at the intersection of Hamline and Grand avenues.
Carnival worker gives birth at Freeborn Co. fair
The 2012 annual fair in Freeborn County kicked off appropriately enough with a birth – in a bathroom near the Cattle Barn. A baby boy was born Tuesday to parents who both work for the carnival group Merriam’s Midway Shows, the Austin Daily Herald reports. Dale Merriam, a semi-retired owner of the traveling carnival, said the mother had worked just Monday night until after midnight setting up for the fair. A collection was being taken for the parents.
Hudson woman gives birth in gas station parking lot
Nine days overdue, Andrea Nicolet and her husband, Russell, were rushing to the hospital when they realized their baby on the way was not going to wait. With the assistance of a Washington County Sheriff's deputy and a passerby who happened to be a registered nurse, baby Gabriel was delivered in the parking lot of a Lake Elmo Holiday station.
Gary Eichten signing off after 45 years with Minnesota Public Radio
Eichten has been with MPR since the company started and earned a host of journalism awards along the way. His final broadcast will be a tribute to his career in broadcasting.
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