WHITE BEAR LAKE — An effort to formally ask the Metropolitan Council to "pause" all planning for the Purple Line, formerly known as Rush Line, failed last week. 

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Those of us who love dogs know what our furry friends can do for us. They get us outside for long walks. They greet us at the door when we come home from work. Even petting your pooch for 15 minutes can lower your blood pressure by 10%. 

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With a deadly open-water season nearly in the rearview mirror, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that lakes and ponds throughout the state have started to freeze — and that where ice hasn’t formed, the water is dangerously cold. It’s up to all people to choose to…

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The Minnesota Department of Health has launched new semi-permanent COVID-19 testing sites across the Twin Cities metro due to an increased demand for testing. The former YMCA in Lino Lakes is among the sites that offer both saliva PCR testing and rapid testing. 

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SHOREVIEW — Hidden in the Shoreview Village Mall is the Sacred Grounds Coffee House, a nonprofit creative community space meant to plant seeds of understanding so that equity and healing may flourish for all.

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SHOREVIEW — A vacant dentist office that has been closed for nearly 15 years in the Shoreview Village Mall is now the home of the Overflow Community Thrift Store, a nonprofit founded by Cathy Oestreich and Cinthia Velasquez.

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The Mahtomedi Zephyrs had in five events, and all five scored points by placing in the top 16, in the state Class A swimming meet Thursday and Saturday at the University of Minnesota.

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