Wisconsin neighbors help neighbors clear storm mess

Roger, left, and Wendell Hatalla cut up and removed debris left from the storm Saturday near Turtle Lake, Wis. Storms ripped through western Wisconsin
Residents expressed overwhelming relief that no one came to harm.

Before 5 officers' firings, St. Paul bar had long police history

Five St. Paul police officers were fired after allegedly failing to stop an assault by a former St. Paul officer, Tou Cha, at Checkerbar Food & Liquor
The department has filed hundreds of reports related to Checkerbar, owned by a former officer, since it opened a decade ago.
Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, the new president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, puts on a surgical mask to watch a vestibular stenosis repair surgery.

How a doctor from a tiny island rose to be Mayo's new CEO

As health care and technology merge, new chief leads a venerable institution through an industry's crossroads.
Grainy surveillance footage may lead to a culprit — or to someone who resembles him.

Minneapolis official wants to get ahead of police use of facial recognition

Citing concerns about privacy and civil liberties, he plans to push for tight regulations on any future use of the technology by police.

Hastings man found dead in fishing boat on Mille Lacs

A 59-year-old Hastings man was found dead Saturday in his fishing boat after it washed up on the shores of on Lake Mille Lacs during…
St. Paul
Durall Chappell, 6, helps hold down the tent in front of the Shakey Bonez food truck as the wind picks up Saturday at St. Paul's Rondo Days festival.

It rained on their parade, but St. Paul's Rondo Days continued

It rained on their parade, but neighbors still turned out for St. Paul's Rondo Days celebration.
St. Paul
The St. Paul house Saturday morning where a woman was found dead Friday night in the 500 block of Charles Avenue.

Woman is killed in St. Paul, children nearby; suspect held

In a discovery that police called "gut-wrenching," a woman was found dead in a St. Paul house late Friday while two children were found unharmed…
Nebraska trucker Chris Peters with his pup Oscar at Stockman’s Truck Stop in South St. Paul.

Trucking industry weighs sleep apnea as a safety issue for drivers

Chris Peters sat in his rig at Stockmen's Truck Stop in South St. Paul last week, contemplating his next truckload and seeking cool refuge from…
Quay Felton

Minneapolis police seek leads, suspects in shooting death of 16-year-old

Police continued to search for leads and suspects Saturday in the death of a 16-year-old shot Friday evening on a north Minneapolis sidewalk.The victim, identified…

Man shot to death in St. Cloud

A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in St. Cloud early Saturday, police said.The St. Cloud man had a gunshot wound when he was found by…
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A burrowing mayfly rested on the leaf of a tree hanging over the Mississippi River near Red Wing. A plentiful hatch is a signal that the river is in g

Mayfly hatch is a sure sign of summer

Some years it's a black plague; others, just a brief nuisance

Minnesota courts hit reset on troubled online access system

Scores of errors set back remote access project.

Longtime St. Olaf swim coach and professor Dave Hauck dies at 87

During his 44 seasons as the St. Olaf College men's swimming coach and 27 seasons as its women's swimming coach, Dave Hauck didn't define the…
South Metro

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 21

CORCORANJUNE 22Disturbance. An officer responded to a report of a fight between two people in the 7800 block of Maple Hill Road. The officer…

Minnesota briefs: Judge orders dock dispute to arbitration

LEECH LAKEJudge orders dock dispute to arbitrationA dock dispute between neighbors in the lakeside community of Whipholt, Minn., will go to arbitration, a judge has…

Metro briefs: Longtime Chaska Police Chief Scott Knight announces his retirement

ChaskaKnight soon to step down as police chiefChaska Police Chief Scott Knight has announced that he is retiring, closing out a 43-year career with Chaska…
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George Engesser, right, stayed off the circus road one summer in the early 1900s to help his father make bricks for a new ho

Minnesota History: Recalling St. Peter's circus couple with elephant at grave

Something quirky caught William Pedersen's eye as he pedaled past Greenhill Cemetery during a bike ride along Sunrise Drive in his hometown of St. Peter,…
East Metro

3 killed in motorcycle-car collision in Wisconsin's St. Croix County

In western Minnesota, at least one person died in a late-night crash.
East Metro
A home in Barron, Wis., and the surrounding trees were damaged after a strong afternoon thunderstorm moved through the area Friday.

Heavy rain, high wind from storm lash western Wisconsin

The worst damage occurred around Turtle Lake, Wis. No injuries were reported, but trees were downed and roofs were shredded. The St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake complex was evacuated, according to witnesses and the Barron County sheriff.
St. Paul
The St. Paul house Saturday morning where a woman was found dead Friday night in the 500 block of Charles Avenue.

Woman found dead in St. Paul house; two children alive in another room

The children appeared to be physically unharmed. Police the discovery "gut-wrenching."
July 20
The victim was identified Friday night by his sister as 16-year-old Quay Felton.

Boy, 16, fatally shot on north Minneapolis street

The victim had recently abandoned gang activity and been the subject of threats, his family said.
July 19
Deputy Corrections Department Commissioner Sarah Walker, pictured at a rally in February, has resigned.

Top deputy at state Corrections Dept. resigns amid probe

A spokeswoman said the department has received complaints about Sarah Walker, but "the investigation has not been completed."