'Choc' Junker: Beloved former Stillwater mayor dies at 80

Stillwater residents who called former Mayor David "Choc" Junker in the late 1970s to complain about icy intersections were in for a surprise.

Minnesota researchers race to stay ahead of mountain pine beetles

The mountain pine beetle has devastated huge swaths of forest in the Rockies, and scientists fear the insects could threaten the majestic pines of Minnesota and states farther east someday.

1 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus ran off a Northern California freeway and overturned Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 30 — six of them seriously, authorities said.

2 die in Minnesota train-car collision

Two people are dead after their vehicle collided with a freight train in central Minnesota.

Gophers football: Cobb's hamstring 'big question mark,' Kill says

University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill said Sunday the status of leading rusher David Cobb is a "big question mark" heading into one of the biggest games in program history.

Joe Soucheray: Never thought I'd be writing about Kim Kardashian or her ... um ...

Making it to the pages of the local newspapers this past week was the fascination with women having large rear ends. Not just large, mind you, but to my way of thinking, virtually deformed, with a backside shelf upon which could rest 5 feet of snow or a tray of appetizers or the folded laundry.