Barbers say the iconic red-white-and-blue pole should only hang outside shops where a licensed barber works -- and not at salons, beauty parlors or other businesses. They say a bonafide barber has a different trade and service. Minnesota is among states where lawmakers are pushing to reserve the sign for barbers, but some cosmetologists argue the barbers are being silly -- and chauvinist.
Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion
Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.
Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.
St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide
The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.
Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington
Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.
Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot
Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.
Police: Truck burst into in flames after driver rammed Hutchinson squad car
The incident occurred Wednesday evening.
Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant
The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.
Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law
Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.
Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing
Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.
Authorities ID man who died during police standoff in Winsted
Warning: This story mentions suicide.
Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video
The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."
Decorah eagle made famous online electrocuted by power pole
The Raptor Resource Project found an eagle that had recently left the nest dead at the base of a power pole. The utility company has already installed shields around poles near the next to help protect the birds. Millions of people have watched the online stream of the Decorah eagle cam. This is believed to be the first of the fourteen eagles born there to have died.
Minneapolis 'pole tax' idea gets chilly response from both sides
Minneapolis officials will consider an idea to tax strip club customers to pay for child prostitution and sex trafficking enforcement. The proposal by the city attorney isn’t going over well with those on both sides of the argument.
Blow-dry bars get hot in Minnesota
Blow-dry bars, a salon service already popular on the coasts, are making their way to Minnesota. Four will pop up in the metro in the next few weeks, providing affordable options for a luxury once reserved for Hollywood's elite -- immaculately styled hair on a regular basis.
Winona homeowners sue city over rental rules
The city says not more than 30 percent of the homes on a block can be rentals, but some homeowners say that rule is illegal and unconstitutional. They say the city is unfairly restricting what they can do with their property and not giving them equal opportunity to obtain rental licenses.
Dispute over dress code prompts walkout at Le Center plant
Thirty workers have walked off the job to protest a new dress code at Dianne's Fine Desserts. After a worker's long dress was caught in a piece of floor machinery, women were forbidden from wearing dresses that hang below the knee. The workers are Muslim and say dressing modestly is a tenet of their religion.
'Get high ... on fiber': General Mills hires Cheech and Chong to sell 'magic brownies'
General Mills has hired the stoner movie icons to sell the company's new high-fiber brownies. The Business Journal says, yes, it's one big pot joke, and it's "absolutely hysterical."
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