2 Minnesota deaths blamed on tainted caramel apples

Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria.

All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas hit with range of Wisconsin environmental violations

An elite NFL star from Wisconsin has been hit with 11 alleged environmental violations involving damming a navigable waterway, discharging manure into a wetland and dredging a spring-fed pond on property he owns near Muscoda.

Bemidji State student died of hypothermia, autopsy says

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Hypothermia appears to be the cause of a Bemidji State University student's death last week, according to preliminary autopsy results, Bemidji police said Thursday.

Gophers basketball: 6-9 freshman Gaston Diedhiou cleared to play

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino received some big news Thursday with the announcement that 6-foot-9 forward Gaston Diedhiou is eligible to join the team.

Shots fired near Burnsville dog park, one arrested

A fight between two men at a Burnsville park Thursday afternoon led to one of them firing several shots from a handgun, police said.

Surly unveils the taproom that made all the others possible

Surly, the brewery that started the craft-beer boom in Minnesota, finally opens the doors to its "destination brewery" Friday.