A horse tale of loyalty and compassion in Hastings

A horse tale of loyalty and compassion in Hastings

This Old Horse makes room for two blind mares and their young injured friend.
Local

Hennepin County sheriff disputes inclusion on ICE inmate noncompliance list

March 23
Hennepin County sheriff disputes inclusion on ICE inmate noncompliance list
Hennepin County wrongly included as not complying with law, Rich Stanek says.
Local

Runaway who inspired touching plea from police chief found safe in Duluth

March 23
Runaway who inspired touching plea from police chief found safe in Duluth
The girl turned herself in and was being brought back to Le Sueur County by law enforcement.
Minneapolis
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Mpls. police open internal probe into handling of U law prof's case

A review of police and court records provided by Prof. Francesco Parisi's attorneys shows that the Hennepin County attorney's office filed charges despite not getting any corroborating evidence.
Minneapolis
March 23

Minneapolis police chief ranked No. 22 in Fortune's list of 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders'

The national magazine called her leadership amid turmoil a "role model" for others.
East Metro
March 23

Man dies in construction accident in Woodbury

The victim was found entangled in industrial equipment near Carver Lake Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Local
March 23

With $200M-plus in private funds, Mayo project set to get $585M in public money

Public dollars pledged by Legislature will now be available for Destination Medical Center project.
St. Paul
March 23

St. Paul names three outsiders as finalists for top schools job

Final choice expected in April after community meetings, site visits.
St. Paul
March 23

St. Paul Port Authority plans to partner with developer Irgens for site near soccer stadium

Port Authority officials will vote next week on a joint venture with Irgens and Minnesota United.
Local
March 23

State: Waite Park nurse did nothing for patient's seizures before he died

Long-running investigation found that the nurse refused to give the man pain medication, failed to notify his doctor as the attacks kept coming. She was fired.
Minneapolis
March 23
St. Paul Police officers stood out front of the St. Paul Jewish Community Center after it was evacuated after receiving a bomb threat Monday February 20, 2017.

Minneapolis Foundation vows $50,000 for Jewish security measures

"The Faith in Each Other Fund" will help Jewish schools, community centers and synagogues increase security. Foundation leaders will set up a parallel defense fund for Muslims this spring.
Local
March 23
In this October 2008 photo provided by the New York Department of Envi...

Fatal bat disease confirmed in the Twin Cities area

White-nose syndrome has killed thousands of bats across Minnesota.
St. Paul
March 23
Gary Hornseth does not like these cooler LED lights on Griggs St. whic...

St. Paul asks residents to rate the glow of different LED streetlights

The city wants feedback before further expansion.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
North Metro
March 23

Blaine man guilty in fatal sidewalk hit-and-run

Adam Rodman was speeding and drunk when he hit Danilo Aguilar, authorities have said.
Stage & Arts
March 23

New boss of Hennepin theaters is a veteran arts leader raised in Wisconsin

The veteran arts leader and professor comes to the Twin Cities from upstate New York.
East Metro
March 23
Fireworks shot from the roof of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) in Arden Hills during a ground-breaking ceremony in 2013.

Housing advocates accuse Met Council of laxity in affordable housing

At issue is the 427-acre TCAAP megaproject in Arden Hills.
St. Paul
March 23

North Star Grand Prix bicycle race moves to St. Paul's Grand Avenue

The North Star Grand Prix had been held in the Lowertown area.
South Metro
March 23

Baby animals are ready be cuddled at the Minnesota Zoo

Annual 'Farm Babies' exhibit opens to the public on Friday.
Minneapolis
March 23

Metro Transit's Green Line to shut down section for three days

The closure begins Friday night. Service resumes Monday.
St. Paul
March 23

Obituary: Dr. Gregory Gepner brought humor, kindness to his work

Rebecca Gepner remembers not paying much attention to the handsome boy in her German class. She’d just had her heart broken, and had decided to…
National
March 23

Minnesota marijuana oil sent to New York stirs anger

Minnesota lawmakers want to crack down on one of the state's medical marijuana companies whose former executives have been charged with illegally shipping $500,000 of marijuana oils to New York, pushing legislation allowing regulators to revoke the manufacturer's license and levy a huge fine.
Local
March 23

Plaintiffs file appeal disputing Minnesota's teacher tenure laws

Four plaintiffs are continuing to dispute Minnesota's teacher tenure laws after a judge threw out their case in October.
Minneapolis
March 23

St. Paul man gets 8 years for shooting victim in face at Minneapolis bus stop

A St. Paul man will spend the next eight years in prison for shooting a man in the face at a north Minneapolis bus stop…