• Minnesota September 4, 2019 1:30 pm

    Boy Thrown From Mall of America Balcony Returns Home

    A 5-year-old boy has returned home nearly five months after he was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota. The boy’s family said Tuesday on a gofundme.com site that their son has completed inpatient treatment and has returned home. KSTP-TV reports the boy, identified only as Landen, will continue to receive outpatient rehabilitation for multiple...

  • Prince August 27, 2019 5:57 pm

    Prince's Estate Will Operate Studio Complex Paisley Park

    Prince’s estate will take over management of the late rock star’s studio complex near Minneapolis. Graceland Holdings, which runs Elvis Presley’s tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, had been operating Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen as a museum since October 2016.

  • senate August 25, 2019 11:45 pm

    Former US Sen. Al Franken Tests Welcome on Speaking Circuit

    Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken is testing his welcome on the speaking circuit as he takes more steps into public life after sexual misconduct allegations derailed his political career. The Star Tribune reports that tickets went on sale Friday for “An Evening with Al Franken” Oct. 2 at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon. The hall says Franken will share behind-the-scenes...

  • attorney January 18, 2019 5:34 pm

    Minnesota Mom Driving While Toddler Fell Out of Car Is Charged

    Prosecutors in Minnesota have charged a woman whose 2-year-old child tumbled from the back seat of a moving vehicle while still strapped in a car seat. Forty-year-old Maimuna Hassan of Mankato was charged Thursday with child endangerment, failing to properly secure a child passenger restraint and a misdemeanor driver’s license violation. Dashcam video captured the moment the car seat and...

  • United States December 15, 2018 2:38 pm

    US Student Fatally Stabbed in Netherlands Texted Friend About Threat

    An American psychology student who was fatally stabbed in her Netherlands apartment had texted a friend in the U.S. six days before her death, saying her roommate threatened to kill three people. Sarah Papenheim, 21, told her friend she was going to have to go to police. The friend, who shared the text messages with The Associated Press on Friday,...

  • Dallas December 13, 2018 4:12 am

    Federal Jury Convicts 5 in Thai Sex Trafficking Trial

    Five people on trial for an alleged ring that prosecutors said sold Thai women for sex in the U.S. were convicted Wednesday on sex trafficking charges.

  • food November 27, 2018 8:15 pm

    Zimmern Apologizes For Comments About Chinese Restaurants

    “Bizarre Foods ” host Andrew Zimmern is apologizing for his comments about Chinese restaurants after he was criticized as culturally insensitive. Zimmern just opened his own Chinese restaurant, Lucky Cricket, in Minnesota. Last week, Fast Company posted an interview from the summer in which Zimmern says he was saving the souls of people who dine at “(expletive) restaurants masquerading as...

  • United States July 18, 2018 6:03 pm

    Minnesota Day Care Owner Gets Probation for Trying to Kill Toddler

    A Minneapolis day care owner was sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation for trying to kill a toddler in her home by hanging him.

  • NFL December 29, 2017 11:48 pm

    Dave Matthews Band to Play in St. Paul on Eve of Super Bowl

    The Dave Matthews Band will perform in St. Paul on the eve of the Super Bowl, adding to a growing list of entertainment leading up to the big game.

  • California November 6, 2017 8:06 pm

    Prince's Teal Blue Cloud Guitar Auctioned for $700K

    California auction house says a guitar that Prince used in the late 1980s and into the 1990s has been sold for $700,000. That’s the highest amount paid for one of the late rock star’s guitars.

  • officer July 18, 2017 11:36 am

    Relatives Demand Answers in Fatal Minnesota Police Shooting

    Relatives and neighbors of an Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend demanded answers Monday about the mysterious shooting in which the meditation teacher was reportedly killed by an officer who fired from the passenger seat of a squad car as the woman stood outside the driver’s door....
    Authorities released no details about what led to the shooting...

  • officer July 11, 2017 5:07 pm

    Minneapolis Police Probe Officer's Shooting of 2 Dogs

    Minneapolis police are investigating after video shows an officer shooting two dogs in the backyard of a home where he was checking on a burglary alarm this weekend. A police report says the dogs charged at the officer Saturday. But the dogs’ owner, Jennifer LeMay, questions why the dogs were shot. Footage from her backyard security camera doesn’t show them...

  • Dallas June 14, 2017 9:05 pm

    Carrollton Woman's Partially Clothed Body Carried Off American Airlines Plane

    Emergency workers who carried a passenger’s partially clothed body down the aisle of an American Airlines jet were focused on saving her life, officials say.

  • food May 17, 2017 12:36 pm

    Bride Cancels Wedding, But Turns Reception Into Party for Ronald McDonald House

    A canceled wedding with a nonrefundable reception became a celebration for families and volunteers for a Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis. Jenna Yorkovich called off the wedding seven weeks before the big day, but the money paid for the venue and food at Nicollet Island Pavilion could not be returned. The 23-year-old Maplewood woman tells the Star Tribune that even...

  • United States April 21, 2017 3:35 pm

    Minnesota Teen Wins Right to Box Competitively in Hijab

    A teen boxer from a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, who has set her sights on the 2020 Olympics has won her fight to wearing the clothing consistent with her religious beliefs during competition. Amaiya Zafar, who is Muslim, will be allowed to wear a hijab and cover her arms and legs while competing in her first sanctioned match later...

  • MAYOR April 17, 2017 12:04 pm

    Deals Ensure Cash Keeps Flowing to Unsettled Prince Estate

    A year after Prince died of an accidental drug overdose, his Paisley Park studio complex and home is now a museum and concert venue. Fans can now stream most of his classic albums, and a remastered “Purple Rain” album is due out in June along with two albums of unreleased music and two concert films from his vault.

  • MAYOR October 25, 2016 3:05 pm

    Prince's Paisley Park Estate to Begin Operating as Permanent Museum This Week

    Prince’s Paisley Park recording studio and home will begin operating as a permanent museum this week, following a Minnesota city council rezoning vote. The Chanhassen City Council signed off on the rezoning request Monday, but also will require a traffic study to address concerns from council members and residents about pedestrian safety, traffic and parking, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2eMf2VS )...

  • California May 5, 2016 5:57 pm

    Prince's Guitar Maker Looks Back on Their Partnership

    Andy Beech made 31 guitars for Prince over the course of their careers. Now, after the musician’s sudden death, Beech reflects back on some of the highlights of his work, including seeing Prince pull out that famous purple guitar at the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in 2007. “It made me feel pretty good,” Beech said.

  • The Associated Press April 27, 2016 3:48 pm

    Prince's Old Band, the Revolution, Plans to Reunite

    Prince’s old band is reuniting for some live shows following his death. Members of the Revolution made the announcement in a video posted online Tuesday. Five band members appear in the video, sitting on a couch. Guitarist Wendy Melvoin says the group’s members decided, after spending “three or four days together” grieving Prince’s death, that they would like to “come...

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention October 16, 2014 4:34 pm

    University Says They Never Claimed Ebola Was Airborne

    Officials with the University of Minnesota respond to a tweet claiming the school’s researchers said Ebola was airborne.

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