The city of LaCrosse has a dangerous and well-documented love affair with alcohol. That affair has turned deadly over the last 15 years as nearly a dozen young, drunk men have fallen to their deaths in the Mississippi river. The Associated Press takes a closer look at the data around alcohol abuse in the city and profiles a group of students who want to stop the trend.
White House names MN as location for federal test-to-treat COVID sites
Minnesota is one of only five states that will host the pilot project.
Minnesota Aurora's first ever game ends with draw before sellout crowd
More than 5,200 came out to see the game.
The Raptor Center says downward trend holding for avian influenza
A "baby shower" fundraising campaign hopes to help return young raptors to the wild.
Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis
The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.
Monitoring severe storm threat Saturday-Tuesday in Minnesota
The holiday weekend won't be a washout, but multiple rounds of strong and severe storms are possible.
Charges: St. Cloud meth dealer had numerous weapons. body armor
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 38, faces 12 felony-level charges.
South Minneapolis tenants declare rent strike; allege unsafe conditions
A group of Powderhorn Park residents say they'll withhold May rent due to health and safety concerns.
Threats involving 2 students at West St. Paul middle school
Police said there is no reason to be concerned for the safety of the rest of the student body at Heritage E-Stem Magnet Middle School.
Controversial Two Harbors mayor told: Resign or face recall election
The mayor has come under scrutiny for unusual behavior this year.
3M fined $2.8M for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove
The company's violations spanned more than two decades.
Couple charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop
Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.
Highway construction unearths native settlement near LaCrosse
Archaeologists monitoring reconstruction of Hwy. 35 just north of LaCrosse are finding remnants of a Native American settlement that they believe is from 500 years before the first white people settled in the region. They have found almost two dozen likely skeletal fragments as well as hundreds of food and garbage pits, cooking hearths tools and other artifacts of the Oneota people.
Vodka-soaked Gummi bears newest method for underage drinking
The State Health Department warned hundreds of schools and police agencies about the growing threat. Health officials say the Internet has sparked the trend with how-to videos online.
St. Paul stops off-campus student housing spread with buffer rule
Homeowners near the University of St. Thomas will now find it difficult to convert their houses into student housing after Wednesday's vote by the St. Paul City Council to enact a 150-foot buffer between off-campus student apartments. The Pioneer Press says university area residents have long complained of student "party houses" and late-night drunken behavior.
'Affordable' Opera aims to change perceptions
You won’t see any tuxedo-clad audience members at the Mill City Summer Opera — you’re much more likely to see folks in shorts with a glass of wine and a sandwich from caterers, according to the organization behind the production. Tickets start at $25.
West St. Paul lifts drinking water ban
The advisory warning residents of West St. Paul against drinking tap water from the city system was lifted Wednesday after tests revealed no harmful bacteria in the system. The advisory was issued Tuesday after a power outage caused by early-morning storms dropped pressure to a level low enough to allow the intrusion of bacteria.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers aim to show policy a lesson
The school district's proposed policy is a response to accusations of harboring anti-gay sentiment. The measure would bar teachers from taking a stance on "controversial topics." The language of the policy is similar to the district's current one, which has some teachers calling the effort "redundant" and "unnecessary."
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