Plans for a Northern Lights Express train connecting Minneapolis and Duluth recently cleared a major hurdle with the completion of an environmental report that found the high-speed line wouldn't have a major impact on the surrounding area.FROM LAST YEAR: Plans progressing for high-speed rail to Chic ... More >>
A middle finger allegedly wasn't enough ammunition for 42-year-old Farmington resident Bobby Munn when he got into it with another driver on I-35E on the afternoon of March 17. So he reached into his door pocket and grabbed his gun.FROM LAST FALL: Cambridge man swerved car at passing motorcyclists, ... More >>
Last month, we told you about the felony criminal sexual conduct charges facing Ryan Muehlhauser, the senior pastor at Lakeside Christian Church in Cambridge. Muehlhauser, 55, is accused of coercing young men who were seeking his services as an ex-gay therapy counselor into sexual relationships with ... More >>
The Human Rights Campaign's newly released GLBT Municipal Equality Index gives high marks to Minneapolis and middling marks to St. Paul.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis 3rd most literate city; St. Paul slipping back into stone ageHuman Rights Campaign's study ranks 137 cities according to categories including ... More >>
Ryan Muehlhauser, the 55-year-old senior pastor at Lakeside Christian Church in Cambridge, faces eight felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly sexually assaulting two young men who were seeking ex-gay therapy.SEE ALSO:-- Gary Elg, Red Wing pastor, busted in St. Paul pros ... More >>
God forbid you encounter 71-year-old Cambridge resident Joseph Kadlec when he's behind the wheel, but if you do, don't try and pass him.SEE ALSO: In span of hour, two elderly Stillwater drivers accidentally hit gas pedal, cause separate wrecksKadlec has been involved in six road rage incidents since ... More >>
It doesn't always seem like it, but Minnesota is one of the most peaceful places in America.That's the conclusion emerging from the Institute for Economics and Peace's United States Peace Index 2012. The study looks at five factors -- the homicide rate, violent crime rate, incarceration rate, police ... More >>
Gov. Mark Dayton will expanded his list of essential services in a possible state government shutdown today, petitioning Ramsey County Court to include payments to health care and financial assistance workers providing services to those on state aid.
"We recognize the lack of assured provide ... More >>
Image by Charles & Clint on FlickrThis is a REAL steer. Norb Anderson lost his fake one.Three months ago, someone cruelly stole the 500-lb. fiberglass likeness of an Angus steer. Now "Blackie" is back.
The State Fair parade staple was stolen a week before Minnesota's big event. Blackie was ... More >>
Martin Parr, Cambridge, England, from "Luxury" series, 2005 (printed 2008), The Linda and Lawrence Perlman Photography Endowment 2009.42.2Starting this Friday through January 2, 2011, museum-goers at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will get a chance to witness how wealth--or lack there of--h ... More >>
Never mind the crowded classrooms, the ancient facilities and the general lack of college campus-like opulence compared to its palatial suburban rivals: Southwest High School in Minneapolis is the best high school in Minnesota, according to Newsweek. Take that, cake eaters!
The very best in ... More >>
Photo: Flora/FlickrThis makes a person sit up and take notice: Eleven people died in accidents on Minnesota roads this weekend, according to the State Patrol.
Friday: A 16-year-old girl, who's name has not been released pending a police investigation, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck ... More >>
Dodie Shallman had something to say about Cambridge's scandalous debt, beastly taxes, and the clowns who got the town into this mess. With the dirt-dishing Observer, the doyenne turned her crusade into news.
The timber wolf, along with baby harp seals, was an environmental-movement poster child. But biologists have found wolves don't need wilderness to prosper. They need, simply, something to eat and to be more or less left alone.