Casper's Cherokee Tavern in West St. Paul has given free Thanksgiving dinners to those who can't afford or cook them since 1983. But a fire last month to Jim and Rick Casper's Eagan restaurant almost stopped the tradition. Despite facing $750 thousand in damages, the brothers knew they had to go forward, no matter the cost.
Fatal hit-and-run driver can avoid prison time with plea deal
He was charged with striking and killing a 56-year-old who was walking her dog.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, January 24
Case levels remain very high in Minnesota.
Woman killed in St. Paul's North End identified as 31-year-old
A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the shooting.
Mom pleads guilty to sex trafficking young daughter
Her trial was set to begin this week.
Homes shot at randomly in Wisconsin; residents nearly struck
The people inside the homes were nearly struck, according to the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office.
Charges: Man killed roommate's 4 pet ferrets after argument
He told police he swears one of the ferrets was "laughing and breathing" as he kept shooting it in the head, charges state.
St. Cloud 27-year-old ID'd as victim of homicide near U of M
The shooting, which also injured two others, occurred Thursday near the 500 block of 15th Avenue South.
Liquor store employee shot twice while trying to stop shoplifter
No arrests have been made.
Testimony to begin in federal trial of 3 former Minneapolis cops
Opening statements begin Monday.
What happens to the Vikings if Aaron Rodgers leaves the NFC North?
Rodgers said he isn't interested in rebuilding in Green Bay, is it time for the Vikings to pounce or stay the course?
Gobble up a Thanksgiving dinner at these Twin Cities restaurants
If cooking a turkey seems more of a chore than choice, take a break this year and have Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant. The Pioneer Press offers up some recommendations.
UMD paper skips light tradition, starts year with report on sexual assaults
Instead of writing the sort of lighter articles that traditionally greet freshman in the University of Minnesota Duluth's student newspaper, two reporters with The Statesman chose instead to do a series of investigative pieces to bring attention to unreported sexual assault cases among college students.
Dwindling moose population could impact tribal traditions
A 2012 aerial survey last winter used 49 sample plots to estimate that there are about 4,200 living moose in Minnesota. The population declined 14 percent from last year. This decrease could impact Native American moose hunting in the region.
Your traditional Thanksgiving meal will cost you more this year
The American Farm Bureau Federation says the cost to cook a meal with turkey and all the trimmings is up 13 percent -- upping the price per plate to about $5.
Supervalu seeks bids for whole company, despite buyer interest in pieces
Supervalu Inc. advisers are asking potential buyers to bid for the entire business even as several suitors have inquired about individual parts of the grocery company, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Movement to allow wolf hunt clashes with tribes' faith and traditions
Ojibwe in the Great Lakes states oppose a movement to hunt an animal that many see as a sacred creature and a "brother to Original man." And those objections are no trivial matter, the New York Times writes. The tribes have rights to much of the land where the wolves live.
Local DJ fighting for citizenship
Local DJ Sothiphakhak and his family fled to the United States from a refugee camp in Thailand when he was just 2-years-old. Now, he has discovered that his father -- who passed away when he was a young boy -- never completed the process of making him a U.S. citizen.
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