Minnesota News

Met Council approves Lunda/McCrossan's $800M bid for light rail project

Nov 15, 2018

The council Thursday unanimously approved a nearly $800 million deal with Lunda Construction and C.S. McCrossan. Met Council Chair Alene Tchourumoff noted the project has been a long time in the making.

A history of Minnesota's home-grown department stores

Nov 15, 2018

In her new book, 'Thank You For Shopping,' Kristal Leebrick explores the golden era of Minnesota's department stores and the retail titans who helped shape some of the state's biggest cultural institutions.

St. Paul encampment closed, some decide to avoid the newly opened winter shelter

Nov 15, 2018

Police, social workers and volunteers worked with campers to pack up tents and possessions below the Cathedral of St. Paul and along a fence above Interstate 35E.

Why Brazil's new president may cause more rainforest destruction, violence

Nov 15, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing president-elect of Brazil who campaigned with a pledge to "make Brazil great," has policy priorities critics say will hasten global climate change and increase violent acts against environmental protectors.

Cold front; Friday night Clipper; 40s again by Thanksgiving

Nov 15, 2018

Cold returns. 40s again by next Wednesday.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he's open to limiting replacement's power

Nov 15, 2018

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker promised Thursday he wouldn't "retreat" after losing re-election and signaled potential support for a variety of Republican-backed efforts to limit the power of his Democratic successor.

Man draws nine of diamonds, wins Manhattan (Beach, Minn.)

Nov 15, 2018

According to Minnesota state law, an election tie requires a decision 'by lot,' and the highest card drawn came with the keys to the mayor's office.

Duluth artist uses modern tech to connect with Native traditions

Nov 15, 2018

Jonathan Thunder's brings Anishinaabe mythology to life through the three-part multi-media installation.

Fact checking the vote count

Nov 15, 2018

There are unresolved midterm elections in Florida, Georgia and elsewhere. The President has expressed concerns with the recount process. So what's actually happening in those states? MPR News host Kerri Miller talked to a reporter to fact check the vote c…

St. Paul council's garbage hauling vote won't stop the trash talk

Nov 15, 2018

The City Council on Wednesday rejected a referendum petition — the latest skirmish in a yearslong battle over trash and other public services in St. Paul. This one is likely to end up in court.