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  • Minnesota Sep 4, 2019

    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 Aug 27, 2019

    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 Aug 25, 2019

    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 Jan 18, 2019

    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...

  • food Nov 27, 2018

    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 Jul 17, 2018

    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.

  • Mexico Apr 16, 2018

    Hundreds of Passengers From Minnesota Left Stranded in Mexico

    Hundreds of travelers from Minnesota who were left stranded in Mexico after Sun Country Airlines canceled flights due to a storm at home had to scramble to find flights on other airlines because the carrier had ended its seasonal service south of the border.

  • NFL Dec 4, 2017

    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 Nov 6, 2017

    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 Jul 17, 2017

    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 Jul 11, 2017

    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...

  • food May 17, 2017

    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 Apr 21, 2017

    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...

  • California May 5, 2016

    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.

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