The city of Duluth maintains First Amendment rights do not extend to a holiday lighting display in the city's Bayfront Festival Park. Two men say police violated their free speech rights when they stopped the men from preaching at the park.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
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.
Street preachers file lawsuit for access to Duluth holiday festival
Two men have filed a lawsuit in federal court to be allowed to preach during Duluth's holiday lighting festival. The men say police ordered them out of the display last year -- violating their First Amendment rights.
Mears Park holiday lights won't shine as bright
Plans for this year's holiday display at the St. Paul park call for small lights to be hung in trees around the park perimeter. But tight budgets are hindering the city's ability to pay for the traditional dazzling, decorative holiday light displays people are used to seeing, the Pioneer Press reports.
Duluth first city to take stand on same-sex marriage amendment
The Duluth City Council passed a formal resolution opposing a Constitutional amendment that would restrict marriage to one man and one woman. Opponents of the move said it wasn't the council's place to take a position on the issue, but supporters said it would send the message that the city is a welcoming and inclusive place.
North Dakota oil patch hoping to attract Minnesota women
Men who work in North Dakota's oil patch are turning to advertising in the Twin Cities in hopes of relieving a shortage of women. A three-day singles dance called "Party in the Patch" is planned for Memorial Day weekend. Tickets are $150 for men, $20 for women.
How many people attended Duluth's first Bayfront Blues Festival?
One of the highlights of summer in the Northland occurs when music fans flock to the Duluth lake shore for the Bayfront Blues Festival. When this year's version rolls around at the end of next week, the three-day event will likely draw 50,000 or maybe even 60,000 people. But when the inaugural festival was held on this date in 1989 attendance was more modest. How many people were at that first festival? A. 50 B. 600 C. 1,000 Click on the headline above for the answer ...
Twin Cities, outstate rift forms over Legacy amendment parks money
The Legacy Amendment created a fund for improvement of Minnesota parks but the state has reached no consensus on how the money should be divided. The formula was recently changed to direct more money away from the Twin Cities area. Now the Twin Cities think the formula is unfair, while some outstate communities think the changes did not go far enough.
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