We may disagree about corn dogs versus pronto pups, where to find the best cheese curds, and which political candidate deserves our vote, but most Minnesotans agree that there are two kinds of people: State Fair People and everyone else. Drop off an entry for a State Fair competition and it is a saf ... More >>
Around 4 p.m. Monday, authorities responding to an emergency call from a rural Olmsted County home found 18-year-old University of Minnesota-Twin Cities student Kayla Koranda in a shed, dead from a gunshot found. In the same shed, injured, was 19-year-old University of Minnesota-Duluth student Nicho ... More >>
In Sunday's Star Tribune, reporter Chris Serres took a tough look at a law sponsored by Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, that requires some welfare recipients to take random drug tests on pain of losing their benefits.SEE ALSO: Pine County Sheriff's refusal to enforce new gun regulations has Draz's ... More >>
Yesterday, prosecutors announced St. Paul officers Jesse Zilge and Matthew Gorans won't face felony charges for roughing up a seemingly helpless suspect in an August incident captured on a camera phone.SEE ALSO:-- Eric Hightower, St. Paul cop-kick victim, jumps out second-floor window to get away fr ... More >>
The Freedom to Breathe Act turns five today! That's five years of shamed huddling outside the bar (or restaurant, or workplace) in rain, sleet, snow, just to light up. And for what? Well... "Simply put, Minnesotans are healthier," says Dr. Edward Ehlinger, the state's Department of Health commission ... More >>
The family of Cody Patrick Laganiere is suing Olmsted County Jail after Laganiere was found dead in his cell in September of 2010, claiming negligence and a lethal prescription are to blame.Patrick Laganiere, father of Cody Laganiere, claims the jail wasn't properly caring for his son and alleges th ... More >>
Just days after agreeing to pay $900,000 to a family alleging that staff negligence allowed a 2007 inmate suicide-by-hanging to occur, the Olmsted County Jail faces another wrongful death lawsuit. Patrick Laganiere, father of Cody Leganiere, alleges his son was negligently provided lethal doses of m ... More >>
The Indoor Tanning Association is fighting back against a recent Mayo Clinic study that found higher rates of skin cancer in those who use tanning beds, and Minnesotans are getting caught in the crossfire.A letter released by the association claims that the Mayo study was flawed because the populati ... More >>
A new Mayo Clinic study found a dramatic rise in skin cancer rates among young people, with a particularly sharp increase for young women.The study, which looked at melanoma rates for 18- to 39-year-olds in 85-percent-white Olmsted County, found that from 1970 to 2009, the incidence of melanoma i ... More >>
Taylor Gehrking: Peeping tom.Taylor Robert Gehrking has had a busy week. Tuesday night, he was arrested for staring into a 10-year old girl's bedroom from his roof in Fergus Falls. Earlier in the week, he was busted for masturbating in his apartment -- with the door open for all his neighbors, i ... More >>
Rochester man promised gold mines and made off with the cash
Have you seen these fugitives?
Jonathon Sharkey tells us via phone from Tampa, Fla., that he's out of jail, and he still plans on announcing his candidacy on the Ides of March.
And we thought Jesse Ventura was weird.
"Relentless" Sutton leading state's GOP out of the wilderness
There are a lot of inappropriate (and illegal) things that happen behind hotel room doors. But is watching pay-per-view porn one of them?
This Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota was one of the deadliest in recent memory after at least 11 people were killed in car accidents Saturday and Sunday.
The three-judge panel determined which absentee ballots would be considered last week. Norm Coleman's legal team contested it, the panel said 'no way' and now the lawyers won't let it go.
While Secretary of State Mark Ritchie encouraged candidates to remove some of their challenged ballots, Norm Coleman added more ... More >>
Whooping Cough returns with a vengeance
Derail the vote 2004: A Karl Rove production
A judge orders the MPCA to take another look at a plan to burn 10 million tires a year