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Rep. Hagedorn says he has cancer but will run in November

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn said he is being treated for stage 4 kidney cancer but is running for reelection in November.

Live updates and analysis: Nevada Democratic presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidates are debating once again, this time in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Follow our live updates and analysis from the ninth Democratic debate Wednesday night.

Can Minneapolis invest in its north side without pushing people out of their neighborhoods? Upper Harbor is the test

The Upper Harbor Terminal project promises amenities, jobs and economic growth in a working-class part of the city. Many in the ethnically diverse neighborhoods around it worry it will drive them out. Can the project build wealth for current residents wit…

Fire in Becker scrap metal yard continues to send smoke over a wide area

A fire that's been burning for more than 36 hours at a Sherburne County scrap yard has raised concerns about air and water pollution.

First, they invented a way to rescue people from grain bin accidents. Now they’re trying to prevent them.

They’re ubiquitous in farm country: Tall silver grain bins that are used to store the fall harvest. But they’re also dangerous. Now a western Minnesota family has developed a way to avoid deaths when workers fall in, and they hope state officials will do …

Minnesota Made Matchup: The Mississippi River vs. The North Shore

Help us crown the best invention, place or idea to come out of Minnesota.

Phones are making us more disconnected than ever. These UMD students want to change that

A small group of college students in Duluth is challenging their classmates to disconnect from their phones and connect with each other.

'Here we go again': Chaska High School students involved in another racist incident

A pair of Chaska High School students posted a blackface video to social media over the weekend. It’s the latest in a long line of recent racist incidents involving the Twin Cities school.

First lady Gwen Walz, groups push for changes in Minnesota criminal justice system

Leaders of the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition say they have grounds for hoping that a proposal to stop suspending drivers' licenses for unpaid traffic tickets will finally get enacted. The bill has significant support in the GOP-controlled Senate and a…

How warming winters are affecting everything

Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.