Northstar train strikes and kills pedestrian in Elk River

A Northstar commuter train struck and killed a pedestrian in Elk River Wednesday.

St. Paul: 3 charged in 2012 drive-by shooting that killed unintended target

Under the cover of night, gunmen in a car opened fire on a St. Paul house. They were apparently targeting a young man, but the shots that strafed the home killed his 56-year-old father.

Stillwater bridge engineer Jon Chiglo leaving MnDOT

After the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed in 2007, the Minnesota Department of Transportation turned to a young engineer named Jon Chiglo to lead the rebuilding effort.

20 thoughts about a startling new face for Renee Zellweger

1. On Monday night in Beverly Hills, Elle magazine hosted its "Women in Hollywood Awards," a standard evening of showbiz self-congratulation animated by a gentle pro-feminist spirit. On Tuesday morning, all anyone was talking or writing about from the event was Renee Zellweger's face.

3M offers workers solar energy perk

Expanding the notion of corporate benefits beyond discounted health club memberships and low insurance rates, 3M is among a group of major companies set to offer employees access to cheaper solar systems for the home.

Its title is 'Dear White People.' But its message is for everyone.

Plenty of actors have moved from the Twin Cities to Los Angeles to take a crack at Hollywood. Not many have returned home to get their big break -- but Brandon P. Bell did just that.