The City Council approved a measure that will leave the community located 40 minutes north of Minneapolis without a contracted police force. The city stands to save $250,000 next year, but the Sheriff's Department will now only respond to issues of personal and public safety.
Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case
The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.
Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old
Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.
FOX 9's Mary McGuire, KSTP's Brett Hoffland expecting baby
The couple announced they're expecting this winter.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
Violent Offender Task Force in standoff with suspect in St. Cloud
Police announced the standoff at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday.
Cause of fire that destroyed Waterville bar remains unknown
The fire destroyed the Funky Munky Bar and damaged several other properties.
Foley becomes 1st Minnesota city to ditch deputies for security guards
The Foley city council voted to end their contract with the Benton County Sheriff's Department to save money. They'll pay nearly half as much to a private security company instead to safeguard the city.
Changes to Powerball game in 2012
Each ticket for the multi-state lottery will cost $2 starting January 15. Powerball lottery officials made the announcement this past summer. The starting jackpot will also double from $20 million to $40 million. Powerball is revamping some rules that will slightly improve the odds of winning.
Mystery solved: Pigeon drop was for race
It was an intriguing image – thousands of pigeons exploding from the back of a truck and circling the skies over Worthington. But who was releasing them and why? Now the Worthington Daily-Globe reveals: The Twin City Concourse pigeon racing club released nearly 1,500 pigeons on Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 at the Tru-Shine Truck Wash. It turns out Worthington is just a good drop point given its 150-mile distance from the Twin Cities.
Minnesota cities dropping out of municipal booze business
New competition and a decline in liquor profits has led 46 cities across the state to close city-run liquor stores since 1995. The Star Tribune reports more cities are also weighing whether it's time to join the growing list.
Charitable giving in Minnesota drops more than 9 percent
The Minnesota Council on Foundations says donations fell more than 9 percent last year. Individual donations saw the biggest decline at 11 percent.
Minn. foreclosures drop 15% in first half of 2012
Minnesota home foreclosures fell below 10,000 for the first time since 2007, according to a report published by the Minnesota Homeownership Center. The Pioneer Press reports there were 9,565 foreclosures statewide in the first six-months of 2012.
Developer plans $12 million hotel on Lake Minnetonka
The proposed 58-room Excelsior Hotel would be the only hotel on the lake and would include retail space and a restaurant. Excelsior's planning commission has approved the deal; the city council takes it up next week.
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