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Three Minnesota counties must rebuild old jails, with more to follow

Dec 7, 2019

Corrections officials say it may be time for regional lockups, cost-sharing.

Where does all Minnesota's tobacco tax revenue go?

Dec 6, 2019

All rolled up, taxes on every tobacco product in the state since 1957 total $11.75 billion. A reader wants to know what happens to the money.

New year, big changes for struggling Minnesota medical marijuana program

Dec 7, 2019

The number of clinics is doubling, from eight to 16. Next year, the program will open to chronic pain patients for the first time.

Alexandria quilters deliver a hand-stitched 'thank you' to Minnesota vets

Dec 7, 2019

Honor Quilts group sews hand-stitched, one-of-a-kind gifts

Mayors Melvin Carter of St. Paul, Jim Hovland of Edina are named to national Climate Mayors committee

Dec 7, 2019

They are joining 22 other mayors from across the country committed to battling global warming.

Facing a bleak outlook, Minnesota bat researchers give up on annual count

Dec 7, 2019

As fungus takes hold, researchers try a new tack: Leaving the bats alone.

Linked in life and death

Dec 6, 2019

The five people who perished in the Nov. 27 blaze at Cedar High Apartments will forever be linked by the tragedy. Yet their lives, as well as their deaths, share a common thread.

Grief over three Minnesota soldiers killed in helicopter crash goes worldwide

Dec 7, 2019

Hundreds paid tribute Saturday to three Minnesota National Guard members who died when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed this week in a snowy Stearns County farm field.

10-year-old Minneapolis girl dies of apparent accidental overdose of methadone

Dec 7, 2019

Minneapolis has logged a decade-high 1,416 overdoses, 78 of which were fatal, according to police records.

Horror isn't just for Halloween: What happens when a Twin Cities haunted house opens for Christmas

Dec 7, 2019

The Twin Cities haunted house known as the Haunted Basement has created a holiday-themed nightmare before Christmas show this December.