A passion for history led Audrey and Jerry Majerus to restore a 110-year-old one-room school house on their rural property near Fort Ripley, Minn., complete with period school desks and a bell outside the entrance. The Brainerd Dispatch has the story, as well as video of the school inside and out:
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
Brainerd to unveil restored Paul Bunyan statue Monday
Paul Bunyan is getting ready to reveal his facelift to fans at the Brainerd Lakes Area Welcome Center. The statue of the legendary lumberjack at the facility was recently restored after six years and thousands of climbing visitors.
Crews still working on restoring power in Itasca County
It's been nearly a week since the first of two windstorms swept through northern Minnesota. Crews working to restore power in the area of Grand Rapids and Deer River say there were still 1,000 customers without electricity Sunday, down from 14,000 at the peak of the outage.
Kill sees room for improvement
The football Gophers are 2-0, but coach Jerry Kill tells the Pioneer Press there’s still a “lot of work to do.” Even though Minnesota clobbered New Hampshire 44-7 Saturday, Kill says the offense squandered opportunities -- opportunities that might haunt them against better teams.
Restored World War II glider unveiled
Volunteers who toiled for several years to create a World War II glider out of restored parts unveiled it in Eagan on Wednesday. During the war, Minnesota was the second-largest manufacturer of the aircraft, which were used to quietly move men and materials into enemy territory. On Thursday, the glider will be moved to the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum in Granite Falls.
Historians ask state to fund Charles Lindbergh house restoration
Among the projects competing for bonding funds at the legislature is a request to shore up the boyhood home of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh. The Minnesota Historical Society is asking for $650,000 to fix up the century-old bungalow.
House panel gives state Capitol restoration plan new life
The House Ways and Means Committee has sent a $434 million borrowing bill to the House floor. It includes an amendment to spend more than $220 million to restore the state Capitol building. A separate restoration proposal failed by a single vote Thursday.
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