The web site that ranks places to live by various criteria digs our sound. First Avenue, The Fine Line, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Basilica Block Party contributed to our number two ranking. Full disclosure: New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville were off the table for the rankings.
Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting
Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.
Woman, 67, beaten to death in 'disturbing scene' in St. Paul home
It's the city's fifth homicide of the year.
A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds
The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.
Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis
The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.
MN COVID patient dies after being transferred to Texas amid ventilator lawsuit
Scott Quiner, of Buffalo, was 55 years old.
Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win
The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.
America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers
The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.
Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day
A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.
Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives
Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.
Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager
Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.
Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers
The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.
Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl
Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Both Twin Cities orchestras facing music as contract talks hit critical moment
On Friday, negotiators for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and its musicians will meet to discuss management's latest contract offer. In Minneapolis, musicians and management of the Minnesota Orchestra plan to meet for contract talks on Monday. Both organizations face deficits, and managers want major wage concessions.
Twin Cities ranked best in nation for senior living
The Twin Cities area has been ranked the best place for seniors to live, according to a new survey by Sperling's Best Places. The metro area took the top spot for its progressive medical insurance program and for proximity to the Mayo Clinic.
Twin Cities ranked among the 'happiest' places in U.S.
Rankings were based on unemployment rates and antidepressant usage. The saddest city in America? St. Petersburg, Fla.
Twin Cities retains No. 1 fitness ranking
For the second year in a row, Minneapolis-St. Paul has retained its No. 1 ranking among 50 metro areas in the annual American Fitness Index ranking by the American College of Sports Medicine. The index considers many factors, from diabetes rates and farmers markets per capita to the percentage of people who have exercised in the last 30 days.
Do the Twin Cities need 2 orchestras?
Both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra are in the middle of negotiating new contracts with musicians. Both face multi-million dollar deficits, and a quick resolution is unlikely. MPR explores issues at the heart of the question: Does the state need two world-class orchestras?
Report: Twin Cities ranks 8th in jobs added
The Business Journal reports the metro ranks 8th in the nation when it comes to the number of jobs added in the last year. Between August of 2010 and August of 2011, the Twin Cities added more than 26,000 jobs. For the record, Houston topped that list, adding 65,00 news jobs.
Twin Cities near middle of new nationwide ranking on economic health
The Minneapolis-St. Paul market ranked 48th out of 102 metropolitan areas on the Business Journal's On Numbers Economic Index. Private-sector job growth, unemployment earnings and home values are among the factors considered in the 18-part formula. Oklahoma City topped the list.
Seven Twin Cities high schools ranked among nation's best
Southwest High in Minneapolis was the top-ranked Minnesota school in a listing of the nation's 500 best high schools. U.S. News and World Report looked at teacher-student ratios, college readiness, and math and reading skills. Six other Twin Cities-area schools made the list.
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