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Tipster who led police to Ty Hoffman gets $40K reward

A woman who kept track of murder suspect Ty Hoffman’s movements in a Shakopee shopping center while talking on the phone with a police dispatcher will receive the $40,000 reward that had been...

September 16, 2014

Minnesota family waits while GM determines compensation for fatal accident

Eight years ago, Natasha Weigel died in a car crash. The 18-year-old was a passenger in a Chevy Cobalt when the driver lost control; the car left the road and struck a telephone junction box and...

September 16, 2014

MNsure's largest insurer drops out of health exchange, leaving plans in flux

MNsure’s top health policy seller is opting out of the state-run exchange. KSTP reports Golden Valley-based PreferredOne Health Insurance notified MNsure and state officials Tuesday the...

September 16, 2014

Netropolitan

A Social Network For The Country Club Set—With A $9K Fee

Netropolitan.club, headquartered in Minneapolis, went live Tuesday.

September 16, 2014

Poll: More than half say Minnesota's economy is improving

More than half of Minnesotans say the state’s economy is improving, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. Of the 800 likely general election voters who were polled, 60 percent of...

September 16, 2014

Target releases list of top toys for holidays

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. is including specialty toy brands as well as traditional toy brands in its annual list of top toys for the holidays, the Star Tribune reports. The retailer released...

September 16, 2014

Police body camera pilot program gets go-ahead in Minneapolis

A Minneapolis City Council committee approved a $170,000 pilot program to test body cameras on 36 police officers in the city. The committee approved contracts Monday to test and study two...

September 16, 2014

Minnesotans feel shockwaves of Ebola threat; health officials say not to worry

Concerns about the Ebola virus led to a drop in business for Mama-Ti’s African Kitchen in Brooklyn Park – and the owner tells KSTP she might have to shut the business down. According to the...

September 16, 2014

Report: Peterson investigated over injuries to another 4-year-old son

A Houston, Texas, television station’s investigation is revealing another incident in which Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was investigated for injuries to one of his sons. According to...

September 15, 2014

Wolves announce D-League affiliation with Ft. Wayne

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be among the 13 independent NBA teams affiliated with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants for the 2014-15 NBA season. It will be the first season the two teams will be paired as...

September 15, 2014

Health care

Efforts To Curb Rural Senior Care Shortages Have Twin Cities Roots

A partnership between Ecumen and one of the state’s higher education systems wants to add youth to senior care to help jumpstart hiring in the field.

September 15, 2014

Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Minnesota Cities Named Among “Top 100 Best Places To Live”

Rochester and St. Louis Park are named to Livability.com’s 2015 list.

September 15, 2014

New CDC data: One-third of Americans identify themselves as obese

Roughly a third – or more – of all American adults identified themselves as obese last year, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new data also show...

September 15, 2014

Adrian Peterson to make first court appearance Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is expected to make his first court appearance on a child abuse charge Wednesday. Peterson was indicted in Texas last week for reckless or...

September 15, 2014

Breaking: Vikings announce Adrian Peterson will play this week

Adrian Peterson will be back on the field when the Minnesota Vikings face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf released a statement saying Peterson will resume all...

September 15, 2014

Bike path

Minneapolis Park Board Could Prove To Be Another Obstacle For Southwest LRT

A 2012 environmental review of the SWLRT alignment says that the impacts on parkland could be mitigated. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board isn’t so sure.

September 15, 2014

Several metro broadcasters honored at Upper Midwest Emmys

FOX 9, KARE 11 and WCCO in Minneapolis were among the big winners at Saturday night’s Upper Midwest Emmy Awards at Target Field. The stations won several top honors in the news category. The...

September 15, 2014

Franken has 13-point lead over McFadden in new poll

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll finds first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken in a 13-point lead over his Republican challenger, Mike McFadden, 50 days before the midterm election. In the poll...

September 15, 2014

Farmers plead with feds for help on rail transport delays

The fall harvest will begin in just a few weeks, and many Midwestern farmers are concerned whether they’ll be able to ship their grain to market because of delays in rail service. The major...

September 14, 2014

Target hopes Altuzarra collaboration hits fashion bullseye

Budget fashionistas can get their hands on a fashion collection by designer Joseph Altuzarra for the first time on Sunday as part of his collaboration with Minneapolis-based Target. The Star...

September 14, 2014

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