Dozens of commemorative events this year will recognize the U.S.-Dakota War that erupted in the Minnesota River valley 150 years ago and ended in a mass execution. But just how to commemorate what many call the darkest period in Minnesota history is a complicated and contentious question. And, as the Star Tribune reports, that question reflects a larger debate going on around the country over how to recognize historical events that have left wounds that still linger today.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.
All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.
MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed
MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
Meaningful Minnesota memories coming with Bonnie Raitt to state fair
Legendary singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt's tour stop during opening night of the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Thursday won't be just a run-of-the-mill gig. The Grammy-winning artist has several ties to the state, dating back to 1971 when her first album was recorded in the Twin Cities.
A decade after tragedy, Minnesota woman preaches courage
Jan Jenkins knows tragedy. Her son disappeared a decade ago after a night of drinking in Minneapolis. WCCO takes a look at how her work trying to inspire others has helped her deal with her own pain.
How do we make Minnesota more attractive for jobs?
While the question of how we make our state attractive for businesses to expand and move to Minnesota is a good one, there does not seem to be agreement on how to make this happen. Business contributor John Alexander has some suggestions...
One-legged wrestling champ thanks Minnesota foundation for custom prosthetic
Anthony Robles was born with one leg. But that didn't stop him from becoming a college wrestling champion in his weight class. Robles came to Minnesota over the weekend to thank a local foundation for raising the money to buy him a custom prosthetic. While here, he was mobbed by fans at a wrestling tournament.
Fundraising complete for new firefighters memorial
The State Capitol will soon be home to a new memorial honoring Minnesota firefighters who have died in the line of duty. According to WCCO, fundraising for the $600,000 project is complete. Plans include moving a statue at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to the Capitol's south mall. It will join other veteran memorials next year.
Can Minnesota be the number one state on two wheels?
Apparently plenty of bikers are able to squeeze their wallets into their Lycra shorts. Bicycle tourism is big business, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars to Minnesota. At a summit in Mankato this week, state agencies and private groups will focus on how to become the nation's premier destination for bike tourists.
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