Capitalizing on running's new popularity and effectiveness as a fundraiser, race organizers have tossed aside the small-scale, single-race business model in favor of large, wide-ranging configurations. The metro area is now the most saturated in the country in terms of running race events per capita.
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.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
House explodes in Tonka Bay
Firefighters rushed to the scene of a home explosion and fire in the west metro Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 4 p.m. The Star Tribune reports that the family who lived in the home was on vacation at the time of the fire. The home is a total loss. There are no reports of any injuries.
Donations drop for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Minnesota
Last year, more than 42,000 individuals signed up for the 5k walk or run event., but race officials tell KARE 11 registration is down about 12 percent so far this year.
Democratic Campaign Committee makes first ad buy in 8th District race
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released its first ad in Minnesota Saturday that targets Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack in the 8th District race for Congress -- a day after the National Republican Congressional Committee started running ads against Cravaack's opponent, former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan.
Say Thanks Day race Saturday to benefit Minnesota's military families
Minnesotans will get another chance to honor the state's military with the 8th annual Say Thanks Day race at Fort Snelling Saturday. The event, which features a 5k run, 10k run and two-mile walk, is hosted by the nonprofit Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund -- an organization that has raised more than $13 million for military members and their families.
Anoka HS cross country runner suffers 3 strokes, set to run final race
Scott Benz suffered a head injury that led to a blood clot and three strokes. FOX 9 News says Benz relearned to walk three times and will run his final race Thursday.
St. Paul to hold first election using 'ranked voting' for city council races
For the first time, voters can rank their choices in the seven city council races. In some races with more than two candidates, one person might not come away with a majority of the votes, so the race goes to an instant run-off with people's second and third choices. The four school board seats are not ranked choice.
Wisconsin couple to compete on 'Amazing Race'
Maj. Dave Brown and his wife Rachel of Madison will be among 12 couples competing for $1 million on the CBS game show. Dave is a Wisconsin Army National Guard officer. He says his 16 years of service and deployments to Iraq should help with challenges. The 20th season of the "Amazing Race" debuts Sunday, February 19.
Mystery solved: Pigeon drop was for race
It was an intriguing image – thousands of pigeons exploding from the back of a truck and circling the skies over Worthington. But who was releasing them and why? Now the Worthington Daily-Globe reveals: The Twin City Concourse pigeon racing club released nearly 1,500 pigeons on Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 at the Tru-Shine Truck Wash. It turns out Worthington is just a good drop point given its 150-mile distance from the Twin Cities.
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