Descendants of Dakota Indians are suing southern Minnesota property owners to set up a new reservation on land that was once promised by the federal government. A class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to evict the current inhabitants of 12 square miles northwest of New Ulm and asks for monetary d ... More >>
The Minneapolis City Council recently approved a resolution renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day on all officials city communication.Minneapolis hasn't scrapped Columbus Day altogether, though. Going forward, the city will jointly recognize Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day on the s ... More >>
-- Update at bottom with statement from Mayor Betsy Hodges -- Columbus Day is no more in Minneapolis.This morning, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a resolution that renames Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day on all official city communications.See also:Judgmental Mpls map creat ... More >>
The city of Red Wing is considering a resolution that would officially change the name of the Columbus Day holiday to First Peoples Day.SEE ALSO: "Geography of Hate" maps show where racist and homophobic tweets come from [IMAGES] The proposal is the work of the city's Human Rights Commission, and es ... More >>
Before this weekend is in the books, marriage equality might be approved by the Minnesota House and Senate.SEE ALSO:-- MN for Marriage: "Don't let the metro area force gay 'marriage' on the rest of the state"-- Minnesota for Marriage's Hinckley rally was the biggest megafail in the history of megafa ... More >>
Jose Armando Recinos-Ramirez faces a statutory rape charge after prosecutors determined he impregnated a 14-year-old girl who later gave birth to the stillborn that was mishandled by Regions Hospital and sent to a Red Wing laundromat.THE BACKSTORY: Baby boy's dead body found in Regions Hospital's di ... More >>
-- Original post published 9 a.m. Wednesday morning; updates at bottom -- Workers at Red Wing's Crothall Laundry made a grisly discovery yesterday morning. As they prepared to wash the dirty linens from Regions Hospital in St. Paul, an infant boy's dead body came tumbling out.SEE ALSO: Abbott Hospit ... More >>
Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, believes life is hard -- especially if you're unlucky enough to live near a frac sand deposit.SEE ALSO: Red Wing Mayor Dennis Egan resigns amid frac sand lobbying controversy During a hearing earlier this week about a proposed one-year moratorium on new frac sand mines ... More >>
Two weeks after saying he didn't plan to let a lobbying controversy end his tenure as Red Wing mayor, Dennis Egan has had a change of heart.SEE ALSO: Sauk Rapids Mayor Brad Gunderson was too drunk for jail after drunk-driving arrest Egan became mayor in early 2011 and won 73 percent of the vote last ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Judge reprimands priest convicted of crime for having consensual sex with adult womanWhat would Jesus do? It's a question pastor Gary Elg apparently forgot to ask himself on July 24.That day, Elg, the sole pastor for 23 years at Red Wing's First Presbyterian Church, was arrested for allege ... More >>
Music-lovers heading to the Red House Barnfest can expect to enjoy some of the finest folk, bluegrass, Americana, and blues music at the event in Red Wing on August 4. And lucky for them, attendees can also anticipate eating pretty darn well at the all-day festival, with vendors representing a selec ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
Despite the cold, this weekend is filled with tons of free stuff to do. For example, after taking a year off the Art Shanty Project is returning to Medicine Lake with shanties offering fashion, live music, sports, family activities, and more each Saturday and Sunday through early February. Looki ... More >>
Christina Hope via FlickrCops want to know if four infants found four years apart in the Mississippi have any connection.An afternoon of boating on the Mississippi River went terribly wrong for one family this week after they discovered a strange object floating in the water. It turned out to be ... More >>
The plows are out.The snow storm that blew in from the Dakotas and points west this morning has dropped anywhere from 3 inches to a foot of snow over the Twin Cites, and St. Paul responded this evening by declaring a snow emergency. Starting at 9 p.m., parking is banned on all Night Plow Rou ... More >>
Explore MinnesotaPlan your trip before the leaves pass peak.Looking for fall color? Explore Minnesota has you covered with 10 recommended drives, or "Rainbow Routes," and a Fall Color map to show you which percentage of the leaves have changed in all areas of the state. As for where to stop ... More >>
Photo: timpearcelosgatosSuzanne Walstrom, a prison guard who bragged about hanging out with gang bangers and who was arrested last year for forging drug prescriptions for minors, also seems to have "boundary issues" with at least a couple of teenage inmates at he Minnesota Correctional Facil ... More >>
Scandal accelerated faster than a runaway Toyota
The Prairie Island Indian Community near Red Wing is concerned that the federal government's about-face on Yucca Mountain means the nuclear waste storage site 600 yards from their land isn't going anywhere soon.
The Red Wing casino takes the sexy bronze in sexiness.
Six wineries in a day? Awesome.
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 outdoor concert will feature the Pines, Pieta Brown, Ray Bonneville, and more.
Finish with dessert at Stockholm Pie Company—pie so good you'll cry
State legislators took steps yesterday to lift a 15-year ban on the development of nuclear power plants in Minnesota. Now it's up to the House to decide.
They're back -- and they have better hair and sound just as good.
Medical marijuana continues to advance at the Minnesota Capitol, but don't get your hopes up quite yet. Gov. Tim Pawlenty still stands as a huge speed bump before this bill turns into law
T-Paw puts the patronage back in the state government
The governor wants to spend billions on roads without raising your taxes. Think there might be a catch?
Puckish Hockey Night frontman Paul Sprangers opens up
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The remarkable 114-year story of Minnesota's last juvenile detention home
Tonight is all about the names--or, in some cases, the lack of them
For the menfolk, there's the deer-season opener. For the ladies, showboy Babylon.
Two teen flicks strain to make dying young seem cool