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Gallery: A jogger braves driving wind and blowing snow while running along Lake Harriet Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN. ... 5, check to see if their flight to Miami had been cancelled or delayed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Bloomington, Minn. Minnesota
By the time it's over, the storm could drop a foot or more of snow on the Twin Cities, possibly record-breaking amounts, according to the National ... Blizzard warnings stretched from southwestern Minnesota to Kansas and Nebraska, with winter storm warnings and watches covering most of the rest ... tornadoes

Marshal Buck picked the extra-wide comfy chair when he walked into his advisory period at Open World Learning Community in St. Paul on Thursday morning. Within minutes, classmate Sam Osborne joined him. "Hey, Marshal!" Sam said, smiling. "How are you doing?" Marshal, 15, had to turn his head ... Iowa
"We're looking at around a foot or so for the Twin Cities. It's certainly within range for this one." The service takes its readings at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, but Ahasic said he wouldn't be surprised if folks measured record-breaking drifts in their own backyards. The blizzard ... Wisconsin
St. Paul has declared a snow emergency. This means that beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday all night plow routes will be plowed. This includes all arterial or main streets posted with signs that say "Night Plow Route." It also includes one side of all north-south residential streets posted with signs that say ...

The city's 55 or so TIF districts have played varying roles in building the St. Paul Saints stadium in downtown St. Paul, the Williams Hill business center ... TIF helped build the twin Hamline Station affordable apartment buildings along the Green Line, the luxury Penfield apartments at 10th and ...
The Minnesota Orchestra Liszt Piano Concerto Saturday night has been canceled. More information is available at; Minnesota comedian Louie Anderson has rescheduled his Saturday book signing event at the Mall of America in Bloomington. Signing of his new book, "Hey ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police are investigating a shooting that left two people hurt in St. Paul. It happened Saturday night at around 9:15 in the 1000 block of York Avenue. Officers were responding to a call about shots fired when they found two people with gunshot wounds. They are expected to be OK. Minneapolis entertainment
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a silver sedan that could have been involved in a St. Paul drive-by shooting that left two people injured. The Pioneer Press reports the Saturday night shooting occurred in the city's Payne-Phalen neighborhood. Witnesses tell police that someone fired from ... Minneapolis entertainment
Lyra Baroque presents an appetizing selection of C.P.E. Bach's music, with concertos played by flutist Wilbert Hazelzet and harpsichordist Jacques Ogg. (7:30 p.m. Fri., Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester; 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sundin Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul; 3 p.m. Sun., Trinity Chapel, Bethany ... Minneapolis entertainment
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When Parlour opened in Minneapolis' North Loop in 2013, it changed not only the neighborhood, but local cocktail culture. With a second Parlour opening soon — this time on West 7th Street in Saint Paul — the east metro will have a new epicenter for craft cocktail culture, with a ... Minneapolis entertainment
Last year the mayor agreed to add four new officers to the St. Paul police budget for 2018 to form a mental health unit. (Jean Pieri ... About 30 percent of the people fatally shot by police in Minnesota between 2004 and 2016 were diagnosed as having a mental illness or had exhibited signs of mental illness. Minneapolis entertainment
“Speaker Daudt and his leadership team have completely dropped the ball for gun owners,” said Minnesota Gun Rights Director Ben Dorr. “Instead of passing pro-gun legislation that would actually save lives, like Stand-Your-Ground law, they've tucked their tails and run away.” The group says promises by ... Minneapolis entertainment
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has chosen to go small with it at this weekend's concerts, performing the string quartet version. And the baroque expert among the SPCO's five artistic partners, England's Jonathan Cohen, has convinced three of the orchestra's musicians to go for the gut. The gut strings, that ... Minneapolis entertainment

A cryptocurrency company's donation will fund $29 million in U.S. classroom projects, including 86 requests from St. Paul Public Schools teachers. The crowdfunding website on Wednesday announced that the startup Ripple was giving away $29 million of its own cryptocurrency, called ... Minneapolis entertainment
Closed as a theater venue in 2016, the Minnesota Centennial Showboat at St. Paul's Harriet Island may soon be on its way to Winona. ... Twin Cities actor and director Peter Moore, who directed several of the final productions on the showboat, said he's pleased the showboat will get a new, “appropriate” life ... Minneapolis entertainment
Emily Yang, a junior at Open World Learning Community in St. Paul, bested her competitors with a score of 293 out of 300. at the Minnesota NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) 2018 state tournament. Yang was photographed in her school's gymnasium on March 27, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer ... Minneapolis entertainment
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's population growth since the 2010 Census has been almost entirely fueled by the Twin Cities metro. ... Across Minnesota's northern border, Kittson, Koochiching and Lake of the Woods each lost more than 5 percent of their populations the past seven years, according to the estimates ... Minneapolis entertainment
Downtown St. Paul's Rice Park, the setting for summertime festival events and the Winter Carnival's recent seven-story Ice Palace, will be closed this summer. The park is ... St. Paul. Donated to the city by Minnesota pioneer Henry Mower Rice in 1849, the 1.6-acre park has become an anchor of downtown. Minneapolis entertainment
Sisters with the religious order that founded Minnesota's first hospital are speaking out against a plan that would add 100 beds to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. In a letter filed with state regulators this week, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet said they are concerned the proposal could give an unfair ... Minneapolis entertainment
As a St. Paul police officer told a suspected drunk driver to get in his squad car, the man responded, “I am a Ramsey County judge” and asked the officer to allow him to ... The Minnesota Board of Judicial Standards is “looking into the matter,” said the board's executive director Thomas Sipkins on Friday. Minneapolis entertainment
A St. Paul man was sentenced to three years in jail for firing a gun at the father of his girlfriend's child. ... A 24-year-old man was driving by the home of his child's mother in St. Paul last August when he told police he saw Overton walk toward him with a gun after exiting a white sedan, court documents say. Minneapolis entertainment
ST. PAUL (WCCO) — At a time in Minnesota when all eyes are on law enforcement and their relationship with the communities they serve, lawmakers are speaking out. Two new bills aimed at protecting police officers on the job were brought up for discussion at the State Capitol on Thursday, backed by ... Minneapolis entertainment
In a show of support and to denounce gun violence, about 80 kids from different Jewish denominations left Thursday from Beth Jacob Synagogue in St Paul to join the march. A GoFundMe group is also raising money to send University of Minnesota students to the march and has so far raised $12,820 out of ... Minneapolis entertainment
A group of St. Cloud student and adult advocates loaded a bus before dawn Thursday to take a message to the Minnesota Capitol. Their shirts said: "Keep lungs loud." They want lawmakers to raise the legal age in Minnesota for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. A Tobacco 21 ... Minneapolis entertainment
Air Force men's hockey coach Frank Serratore's no-holds-barred commentary on officials went viral after a 6-0 loss to Denver on Dec. 30. “There are three things I've never seen in my life,” the Coleraine, Minn., native said. “I've never seen Bigfoot, I've never seen the Easter bunny, and I've never seen a ... Minneapolis entertainment
For instance, about her first North American arena tour (which brings her to the Twin Cities for the first time Friday at Xcel Energy Center), she tweeted last Friday: “Touring this album is so intense it strips and retools me in the head n heart every single show. i've never felt anything like it.” On tour, Lorde ... Minneapolis entertainment
The Twin Cities metro continues to grow, adding more than a quarter million people since 2010, according to the Census Bureau. ... After years of more people leaving Minnesota for other states than those coming from those states, the tide changed in 2017, demographers told the Pioneer Press in January. Minneapolis entertainment
A teacher who alerted authorities about a possible gun at Como Park Senior High Wednesday overheard a student telling friends he planned to “bust (another teen's) head off,” authorities say. She also reportedly heard him mention a gun. The tip led police to pull 16-year-old Darrion Isaiah Gresham from ... Minneapolis entertainment
National weather service map A winter storm watch issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service doesn't include most of the east metro, but that could change, forecasters warned. The watch includes most Minnesota counties south of Interstate 94, with a mix of rain and snow expected to begin ... Minneapolis entertainment
Jeremy Wells is vice president of philanthropic services for The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations, which distributed over $65 million across the state in 2016. The Foundations seek to strengthen the east metro and state of Minnesota by turning donor dollars into grants to nonprofits and ... Minneapolis entertainment
St. Paul police arrested a student at Como Park Senior High School after finding him with a loaded gun in his waistband on Wednesday. Investigators are looking into where the 16-year-old student obtained the gun and why he brought it to school. “According to the information we have, no threats were ... Minneapolis entertainment
Not so in St. Paul. Six months after Minneapolis adopted its citywide minimum wage rule, no one is predicting that the capital city won't become the second in Minnesota with a minimum wage in excess of the state's. But there is skepticism as to whether minimum wage activists won't once again dominate ... Minneapolis entertainment
St. Paul College, the Minnesota History Center and Sears are charging $20 for parking. Metro Transit rides are free with a pass downloaded at There will be shuttles from a number of places, including Alary's, Tiffany's, Wild Onion, Tav on the Ave and O'Gara's in St. Paul. Who should I ... Minneapolis entertainment
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While there is a lot of attention on Minneapolis, this weekend is busy across the river. St. Paul is host to a number of events. Red Bull's Crashed Ice draws over 100,000 spectators from across the world during the course of the event. “The winters get so long everybody's looking ... Minneapolis entertainment
Women's March Minnesota organizers planning Sunday's St. Paul rally in the Union Depot say 2018 calls for new tactics, so they're following the lead of national women's march organizers, who are kicking off a national voter registration tour in Las Vegas rather than another march in Washington. The St. Minneapolis entertainment
Update: Graham O'Brien was found by officers and is safe, according to a Facebook post by West St. Paul police. West St. Paul police are asking the ... According to his bio page on, he is a recipient of the 2012 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award. Anyone with information is asked to call ... Minneapolis entertainment
When Nice Ride Minnesota announced earlier this week that it had chosen a New York firm to run a new dockless bike-sharing system, St. Paul was ... Launched in 2010, Nice Ride bikes began appearing throughout the Twin Cities, largely funded through federal dollars with help from private entities, ... Minneapolis entertainment
The St. Paul Police Department is weighing new guidelines that spell out when officers can use force and they asked for the community's feedback Friday. The department's draft use-of-force policy is dramatically different from the current one. Police officials said the changes are a way to formalize a cultural ... Minneapolis entertainment
When plans for a massive ice palace to celebrate the 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival and lure visitors coming for the Super Bowl in Minneapolis failed to solidify by October, turrets and ... The Vulcans' festivities — snow sculptures and family activities — at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds have expanded. Minneapolis entertainment
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With less than three weeks until the Minnesota Super Bowl, it's crunch time for Twin Cities hotels. Tens of thousands of guests ... The historic St. Paul Hotel booked up years ago, almost immediately after Minneapolis was announced as the host city. “We're focused right now on ... Minneapolis entertainment
Indeed, newly elected mayors Melvin Carter (St. Paul) and Jacob Frey (Minneapolis) both campaigned on keeping the Twin Cities as sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. But that edict extends only to city cops; last year, ICE executed raids that swept up 26 people across Minnesota, including in ... Minneapolis entertainment
During a StoryCorps conversation in St. Paul, Minn., April Gibson, 33, tells her son Gregory Bess, 17, about what it was like raising him when she was a teenager. ... But during a recent StoryCorps conversation in St. Paul, Minn., April, 33, knew he wanted to talk about a subject the two hadn't really explored. Minneapolis entertainment
Four members of the Buck family of St. Paul were seriously injured during a snowstorm Marshal Buck, 14, at left, was critically injured in a snowstorm crash on Dec. 29, 2017, in Iowa. Pictured are all eight members of the Buck family are, from left, Marshal, Amy, Jonas, Eric, Subashri, Tanushri, Ian and Caleb ... Minneapolis entertainment
Where should I park? Parking is free in the J and H lots at the Capitol and in the neighborhood. St. Paul College, the Minnesota History Center and Sears are charging $20 for parking. Metro Transit rides are free with a pass downloaded at There will be shuttles from a number of places, ... Minneapolis entertainment
Jordan Stead, Amazon The Twin Cities did not make the first cut in Inc.'s list of regions where it might locate a second headquarters. File photo of Amazon's ... Tim Mahoney, DFL-St. Paul, said he was disappointed but not surprised that Amazon eliminated Minnesota. He said the state met ... Minneapolis entertainment
Nice Ride Minnesota's goal has always been to share bikes. The Minneapolis-based nonprofit has received millions from the federal government to build bike docks across the Twin Cities. And for the past several months, they've been working on a new, “dockless” bike system that would add thousands of ... Minneapolis entertainment


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