-- Updates at bottom --Early this afternoon, a major explosion rocked a plant owned by Rahr Malting along the Minnesota River in Shakopee.SEE ALSO: Cars go up in flames during Dinkytown blaze [VIDEO]No injuries have been reported yet, but witnesses say the force of the blast could be felt blocks awa ... More >>
Nature is his muse on harrowing new album
Photo: Tom GazpachoToilet plungers may be needed in St. Paul.It's bad enough to learn that dozens of Minnesota communities flushed their human waste into flooding rivers last week. Now we find out some of that crap is going to flow downhill into St. Paul, along with expected rising waters. T ... More >>
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Shakopee's Rahr Malting plant and Koda Energy are brewing up enviro-beer
In the rush to cash in on ethanol, the Midwest might be giving away its greatest natural resource
A host of Minnesota politicians say pork-barrel spending on a railroad expansion project threatens the Mayo Clinic
Where men go to escape from being men
You think winter in Minnesota sucks? Friend, you don't know anything about winter in Minnesota.
Nonprofit teen centers fill the club void for minors
A boneyard baedeker reveals
where the bodies are buried
Ames farm revolutionizes the gathering of honey, to flabbergasting effect
Is there no one in Minnesota who can handle the job?
You want healthy food? Go back to spearing antelope.
St. Paul river rats bid farewell to their private paradise
Looking back at one white woman's ordeal and the white man's crime
Portraits of the urban river in words and pictures
Pawlenty talks green, but will he pay the tab?
Many years ago, before the locks & dams were built, the Mississippi River ran wild through the heart of Minneapolis. Why not again?
Beyond the grandstand at Canterbury Park, where horseracing isn't the only religion
The cougar's comeback gets stopped dead in its tracks
After a century of empty promises, Minneapolis officials are finally poised to spruce up the polluted waterway that meanders through the city's north side. What changed? The buying power of the people who will live there.
A documentary show at the Minnesota Historical Society captures the state of the state, one second at a time
Ky Michaelson has gone 180 mph on a snowmobile, hurled men off tall buildings, and blown tons of metal into the stratosphere. Are you ready for the biggest stunt of all?
A local memoir, The Girls Are Coming, recounts the strange comedy of 1970s workplace integration and the campaign for gender equity
How the power of faith is fueling the revitalization of Catholic education
The farm crisis was supposed to be over a decade agowhen the TV crews packed up and the celebrities went home. But in places like Renville County, farmers have been harvesting hard times ever since.
There's too much pork for just one fork in St. Paul's stretch of the Mississippi
Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.
A collection of Minnesota photographs from Jerome Liebling reveals his hard brand of humanism.
Where the winners are losers and the losers are glue
A team of scientists labors to figure out why so many frogs around the state are suddenly turning up deformed--and what
Opera among the silos of outstate Minnesota, and a new staging of Steinbeck's grim classic.