Ancient monsters in the east metro - sturgeon

Some of the largest fish in Minnesota are lurking in the east metro, and this year, the small but devout caste of anglers who seek them will have more chances than ever before to hook into one.

Charley Walters: Vikings will make Super Bowl in two years, Bob Lurtsema says

The Vikings will play in the Super Bowl in two years.

Does Minnesota's new approach to pre-K scholarships pay off for students?

When Demariay Gunn starts kindergarten next fall, he will know how to print his name, count to 10 and recite his ABCs. He'll know how to line up to play outside and how to wash his hands after using the bathroom. He also will know that even when he's frustrated, he shouldn't scream in a friend's ear.

Hudson: Police dog helps end 12-hour standoff

A nearly 13-hour standoff at a Hudson home ended peacefully Saturday evening after police arrested the man involved.

Joe Soucheray: The City of Lakes has gone off the rails

Having not previously weighed in, and realizing that it is probably too late -- a fellow has been busy with our own train problems in St. Paul -- the city of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council and all the rest of the new urban visionaries who like to wear tweed jackets and play Europe plan to put a train from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.

South St. Paul teen hopes to find 'inner artist' on American Idol

When "American Idol" Minneapolis auditions aired recently, South St. Paul teen Shannon Berthiaume was the first singer featured on the episode. The visibly nervous 17-year-old stood in front of the star-studded judging panel of Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban and delivered a soulful "House of the Rising Sun" -- nerves and all.