North High School is reborn: New principal and staff must remake the school while competing with a nearby charter school that has a similar mission. (Steve Brandt)

School diversity goal widens: Two school board members agree that the district has made big strides from the days when a board member or two and the superintendent were black and only a few others in leadership as well.  But they say it's time to redefine racial and economic diversity in a district that's vastly changed since it was two-thirds white in the 1980s. (Steve Brandt)

Somali terror trial: Defense grills witness: Hassan lied repeatedly during investigation before testifying against Minneapolis man, Omar attorney says. (Dan Browning and Allie Shah)

Mass transit leads to a big transition: Auto repair wasn't going to fit along a light-rail line, so the owners decided to stake their future by buying real estate in the North Loop. (Don Jacobson)

Ground "broken" for Soo Line Apartments: About 50 people gathered in a skyway link just outside the Soo Line building in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday to participate in a makeshift groundbreaking for the new Soo Line Building City Apartments. (Janet Moore)

Eric Rivers remembered as a "great guy": The 42-year-old St. Paul man had been in critical condition since the Sept. 27 shootings that killed five others. The medical examiner's office said Thursday night that he died of multiple gunshot wounds. (Paul Walsh and Randy Furst)

Walking vigil for 4-year-old hit and killed by vehicle (Nicole Norfleet)