As Father's Day approaches, a Maple Grove father of three is a national finalist in a father-of-the-year competition. Steve Laux is a marketing executive and paraplegic who could be dubbed the "Best Dad on Wheels" by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis
It's the 70th homicide in Minneapolis this year.
Minneapolis police, city employees clear out Near North encampment
This comes as colder weather moves through the state.
New T.J. Maxx to open in the Twin Cities this month
Opening day will kick off with extended hours.
Sports bar reduces hours, owners cite "pandemic of work ethic"
The owners shared the news on Facebook this week.
Former Hennepin County commissioner arrested for DWI
The 61-year-old was being held in Hennepin County Jail as of Thursday morning.
Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities
Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.
Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises
The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.
Feds: Militia sympathizer had machine gun, grenade launcher in 'hidden room'
A confidential informant tipped off investigators.
Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level
By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, Oct. 4
The 7-day average number of cases has been dropping.
Como Zoo's seahorse exhibit features creatures known as 'super dads'
A new Father's Day-friendly exhibit at the Como Zoo in St. Paul is dedicated to nature's "super dad" -- the seahorse. Seahorses are one of the only animals on Earth whose fathers carry the unborn young until they hatch.
Record year for St. Paul Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels
Volunteers prepared 7,500 pounds of turkey for the annual Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving meal. The social service organization is serving more people in need than ever before.
12 Minn. soldiers return from Afghanistan in time for Father's Day
Twelve Minnesota National Guard soldiers arrived home Saturday after a one-year deployment in Afghanistan. With Father's Day Sunday, Army Maj. John P. Wisniewski says the reunion with their families in Roseville will be extra special since nine of the 12 soldiers are dads.
Conservation groups vying for slices of $100 million
The council that evaluates which conservation projects should be allocated almost $100 million next year in Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment dollars is sifting through 32 proposals. Competition for the state money is fierce as groups aim to protect various grasslands, wetlands and the golden winged warbler.
Dad arrested for DWI after son, 5, knocks on door asking for help
A 5-year-old boy knocked on a stranger's door and told the person his dad was just driving around, pulling over in random places, and refusing to take him and his sister home after picking them from day care. Police arrested the man for driving while intoxicated and refusing a breathalyzer test.
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