Pioneer Press . T`wo weeks before Election Day, first lady Michelle Obama swept into a north Minneapolis high school with a simple message for DFL supporters. “This room alone can sway this election,” Obama said, noting the slim victory margins of U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton the last time they were on the ballot.
By Mara Gottfried / St. Paul Pioneer Press When Teaira Batey didn't come home in time for her 2-year-old son's birthday party, her mother knew something was seriously wrong. Batey, who grew up in St. Paul and had more recently lived in Gary, Ind., had been missing since January. She was found dead Sunday in a vacant home in Gary, one of six women whose bodies were discovered in northwest Indiana over the weekend.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — This is supposedly a new era under Mike Zimmer. But Sunday it looked a lot like Leslie Frazier’s last season as Vikings coach. Minnesota dropped four...
By Mara Gottfried / St. Paul Pioneer Press Gunnar Miller's parents used to fear their son would be taken from them too soon, but not the way it happened. The 19-year-old man died Tuesday night after a skateboarding accident in St. Paul. Miller had been sober for 14 months and was looking forward to his future, said Marc Miller, his father.
By Doug Belden / St. Paul Pioneer Press St. PAUL – U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s Republican opponent says that in five years in the U.S. Senate, Franken has become the poster child for a do-nothing, superpartisan Congress. Franken disputes the portrait painted by first-time candidate Mike McFadden. The Democratic incumbent says he has voted Minnesotans’ interests and been an effective advocate for improving the lot of the middle class, often while working across party lines.
By Nick Woltman / St. Paul Pionneer Press St. PAUL – Shoppers on the MNsure health insurance exchange will encounter a much improved user experience when open enrollment begins next month, officials said Wednesday.
By Mara Gottfried/ St. Paul Pioneer Press An intoxicated stranger dressed as a zombie Santa Claus terrified two teenagers when he entered their St. Paul home over the weekend.
By Doug Belden / St. Paul Pioneer Press The Minnesota Vikings opened their wallet again Friday for some additional changes to the stadium project. The team’s putting in an additional $517,977 for more concession areas, an additional elevator and design changes to the skyway and press area.
By Nick Woltman / Pioneer Press Dairy Queen confirmed Thursday that restaurants in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota were affected by the customer payment card data breach the company suffered in August.
By Brian Murphy / St. Paul Pioneer Press The Texas district attorney prosecuting Adrian Peterson asked a judge Thursday to revoke the Vikings running back’s bond and issue an arrest warrant after he admitted during a drug test that he "smoked a little weed," according to court records. Peterson is free after posting $15,000 bail after a grand jury outside Houston indicted him Sept.