NewsCore reports Masoud Shafii has been barred from leaving the country. His passport was confiscated as he was trying to board a plane for the United States.
Fire tears through House of Charity building in Minneapolis
The charity serves hundreds of meals to those in need daily.
Here’s what the Vikings owners say about new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
The Vikings announced his hiring on Wednesday night.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.
Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup
He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.
Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M
The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.
Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget
It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."
Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow
A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.
Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday
The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.
Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled
A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.
Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold
The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.
Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus
The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.
Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument
Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.
Iran courts cast doubt on hikers' release
Iran's powerful judiciary says it's still studying a bail offer that would free a Minnesota native and his friend imprisoned there. Just a day earlier Iran's president said the Americans could be free in a couple of days. But the president has long been locked in a power struggle with the country's clerics, who control the courts.
American hikers held in Iran thank Minnesota supporters
Minnesota-native Shane Bauer, fiance Sarah Shourd and friend Josh Fattal held an open house in Shakopee to thank everyone in the community who supported them during their 780 days behind bars in an Iranian prison on espionage charges.
Iraq, Oman urging Iran to release Americans
Officials from Oman say a plane is in the Iranian capital standing by to transport Minnesota native Shane Bauer and his friend Josh Fattal if they're released. Mediators are reportedly negotiating with Iran. The pair has been held for more than two years on charges of spying.
U.S. religious envoys urge Iran to free 2 Americans
The delegation met for over an hour this weekend with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about releasing Minnesota-native Shane Bauer and his friend Josh Fattal.
Mayo lawyers argue patent case before U.S. Supreme Court
A case that could have big implications for patent law and the medical profession has reached the country's top court. MPR reports that lawyers for the Mayo Clinic on Wednesday morning will argue that a rival's blood-test patent goes too far. They say the patent also tries to cover the test's results. Prometheus sued Mayo for patent infringement after the clinic created its own blood test.
Religious envoy says hikers' release is imminent
A delegation of Christian and Muslim leaders from the United States met with the Iranian president and other top officials over the weekend. The delegation says Iran hopes that, in exchange, the United States will consider freeing Iranians now imprisoned here.
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