Minneapolis Police Union President Lt. Bob Kroll.

Minneapolis police union chief Lt. Bob Kroll under fire over campaign event

Lt. Bob Kroll argued that his status as union president affords him certain protections.

Minneapolis council delays decision on homeless camp relocation

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Supporters, families and staff of Aurora Charter School filled the Minneapolis City Council chambers Friday morning to voice their concerns about the
The unanimous vote to delay the decision to Sept. 26 came after substantial opposition to the city-recommended site.

More wolves will arrive on Isle Royale this fall

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This 2017 photo provided by biologist Rolf Peterson of Michigan Technological University shows the last two surviving wolves at Isle Royale National P
National Park Service lays out a plan to trap six to eight animals in Minnesota and Michigan.
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Schafer: Rising costs are canceling out wage increases for most workers

Critics of the Trump administration have spent the past few months jabbing at its claims of a monster success with the economy simply by pointing…
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Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates

Mpls. council rejects contract with Sally Yates to investigate ketamine use

Before voting 10-3 against the contract, several council members said paying Yates' firm $195,000 did not make fiscal sense
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Voters at the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis on Election Day 2017.

Minnesotans head to the polls for start of early voting

Early voting will continue through Nov. 5 before the Nov. 6 Election Day.
South Metro
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A century-old oak tree fell on Katie Engelmann’s farm house outside of Northfield during Thursday’s storms, creating a gaping hole in the living r

Northfield storm survivor: 'My farm is a disaster zone'

A Northfield family prepares for a long cleanup after suffering through a third disaster in less than a year.
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Destroyed turkey barn south of Northfield.

3 tornadoes confirmed from storm that hit southern Minn.

Downed power lines and blocked roads led to classes being called off in some towns Friday after some wicked weather swept across southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities late Thursday.
A photograph of Jacob Wetterling and flowers were placed at his parents home in September 2016, days after Danny Heinrich revealed where Jacob's body

How did living in shadow of the Jacob Wetterling case change the way you grew up or raised your family?

Jacob Wetterling's abduction and murder changed Minnesota, haunting a generation of parents and children, shaking their sense of security and leaving them cautious, wary and…
Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson waited to begin a press conference to discuss the document release in the Jacob Wetterling case.

Sheriff lays out missed chances for quick answers to Jacob's fate

A task force formed to find missing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in 1989 wasted time chasing far-flung leads and listening to psychics rather than tracking compelling evidence close to home, Don Gudmundson said.

Jacob Wetterling: The case that changed Minnesota

Nearly 27 years after Jacob Wetterling was abducted near his home in St. Joseph, Minn., the mystery of what happened to him was solved in September 2016 when Daniel James Heinrich told authorities where Jacob was buried.

Crosstown closure and lane restrictions on I-35W will be weekend's biggest traffic disruptions

The first weekend of fall will have drivers seeing plenty of orange around the metro area, especially along the Crosstown as the Minnesota Department of Transportation closes the eastbound lanes from Interstate 494 to Hwy. 100. Next weekend the westbound lanes close.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
East Metro
Darren Jahnke

Ramsey County attorney to reopen fatal police shooting; BCA overlooked evidence

An agent assigned to examine Darren Jahnke's cellphone information reviewed "multiple sets of data" found on the phone, but did not listen to audio recordings of his interactions with deputies.
A small plane was ripped from its hangar and flipped by a tornado at Faribault Municipal Airport earlier Thursday night.

Severe storms cause 'significant' damage in southeastern Minn.

In the Twin Cities, residents sloshed through flooded streets in some areas. Clouds and storms are expected to clear out Friday, with clear skies and cool temperatures moving in.
Thielen Foundation aims to give back to community

Thielen Foundation aims to give back to community

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen and his wife Caitlin created the Thielen Foundation as an attempt to give back to the community.
St. Paul
September 21

St. Paul schools push for testimony in sex abuse lawsuit

Attorney says the alleged victim of former custodian is too traumatized to testify.
September 21
A Children’s nurse applied numbing cream before a shot for 8-year-old JoJo Truong, with her dad, Jerome Truong.

At Children's Minnesota hospitals, a shot at reducing needle pain

Two studies suggest it is possible to reduce the pain and anxiety of children's shots, and keep doctors and nurses on schedule.
September 20
Al Garber, the FBI investigator who supervised the original Jacob Wetterling abduction case in 1989, stepped to the podium to challenge the account of

Lead FBI agent in Jacob Wetterling case refutes Stearns County sheriff's claims of a bungled investigation

"We're not dopes," Al Garber said during an emphatic defense of his agency's efforts to find the killer.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com T
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.
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September 20
Capt. Stephanie Christoffels, a chaplain, held son David, 4, after Thursday's departure ceremony in St. Paul. She will be deployed for 10 months to Ku

650 from Minnesota National Guard bound for Kuwait honored before sendoff

Ceremony at the St. Paul RiverCentre pays tribute ahead of deployment by the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division.
September 20
FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 22, 2014, Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com, raises his arms to celebrate the IPO

Mpls. police turn over rape allegations against Chinese tycoon to prosecutors

Liu Qiangdong, who also goes by Richard Liu, was arrested on Aug. 31 and booked into jail, but released the following day.
West Metro
September 20

3-year-old struck and killed after running into traffic in Minnetonka

The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. when the boy ran into traffic
September 20
Evidence photos of Danny Heinrich were part of Sheriff Don Gudmundson's presentation. The closed investigative file in the Jacob Wetterling abduction

Seven critical mistakes in early days of Wetterling investigation

Stearns County sheriff said there were critical missteps in the first weeks and months of the 1989 kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling