Warren Kelly took a sip of his dirty martini as he sat with his wife, Patty, at Terzo Thursday night. The contemporary Italian restaurant and wine bar

Minneapolis neighborhood restaurants gear up to serve booze

Two dozen eateries applied for liquor licenses for the first time. With about 70 restaurants in the city eligible, more applications are likely on the way.

Minneapolis lawyer ordered to pay back taxes to avoid incarceration

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William Butler avoided incarceration, but must file returns for 2012 to 2019.

Pedestrian fatally struck by Amtrak train in Coon Rapids

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DNR denies St. Francis' request to change development rules along scenic Rum River

DNR denies petition to allow denser development along protected waterway.
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Former Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin will be the executive director of LISC Twin Cities.

Former Hennepin commissioner Peter McLaughlin to work for community development organization

Peter McLaughlin will lead local development group after losing re-election bid.
St. Paul
Interim City Council Member Kassim Busuri, seen in February, joined the Ward Six race last week, despite an earlier pledge not to seek the seat.

Interim council member's Ward 6 candidacy shakes up St. Paul City Hall

Council members and Sixth Ward candidates called for Kassim Busuri's resignation Monday..
St. Paul

Retired St. Paul cop Benny Williams remembered for making a difference

It only seemed like everyone in St. Paul knew Benny Williams.St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, for whom Williams was a driver, recently described how when…

Immigrant who was refugee, public housing resident, to lead Mpls. public housing board

Sharmarke Issa to lead city's public housing agency's governing board.
Vendors showed off electric cars, e-bikes, an e-school bus and rooftop solar systems at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s electric vehicle sh

Beyond the grid: Minnesota drivers start journey toward zero carbon

Transportation is now the leading source of carbon emissions in the state, and mile by mile, Minnesotans who worry about climate change are focusing on it as the way to cut greenhouse gases.

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Voters around Minnesota say yes to $539 million in school upgrades

Seven of the 15 building measures passed on Tuesday.
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Frosted raspberry plant, as seen in Afton, Minn.

Frost advisory in place for much of Minnesota this morning

Just a week before Memorial Day, Minnesotans were surprised with a cold, wet forecast that included snow Sunday in northeastern areas and, for most of the state, an advisory for frost through Monday morning that could damage any recently planted annuals.
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A car crashed into a Minneapolis bus shelter Sunday night, injuring two people who were waiting inside. Both were taken to HCMC, with one in…
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St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard

St. Paul schools teeter with budget deficit: 'We passed a referendum. We still have a deficit. What's up?'

District faces enrollment losses, a new strategic plan even with Legislature's boost in per-pupil funding.
May 19
Path of Grace UMC in Maplewood hosted a gathering this month for Methodists to discuss the future. Small-group conversations were part of the event.

Following LGBT bans, Minnesota Methodists ask, 'What's next?'

State's Methodists are debating a split or forming a new, inclusive entity.
May 19
As a transgender woman, Rachell claims she faced violence and persecution in her home country of Honduras. She fled to the U.S. to seek asylum and was

Transgender Honduran awaits her asylum case in Twin Cities suburbs

Such refugees face unique threats — but also can make a strong case to stay.
May 19
An MVTA Route 477 bus departs the Apple Valley Transit Station

Ramp expansion will address parking crunch at Apple Valley Transit Station

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) board of directors is expected to sign off on plans to add two more levels to the parking structure to accommodate demand at the busy south-metro park-and-ride.
May 19
Agent Rick Defiel, left, talked with Daniel, a former inmate on supervised release, during a surprise evening visit.

Growing number of felons strain probation system in Minnesota

Minnesota has 5,000 more felons under supervision today than in 2014. But the number of agents who check on the highest-risk offenders has remained stagnant.
May 19
Emma Daniels, right, Abby MacFarlane and Marie Preston, back, walked across the rocks at the headwaters of the Mississippi at Lake Itasca in mid June.

Does the Mississippi River really start in Minnesota's tiny Lake Itasca?

The location of the headwaters of the Mississippi River has been debated for centuries, and the answer isn't as clear as you might think.
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St. Paul
May 18
Jim and Bonnie Berquist and son Mike at their old office — Mike’s new one —in Inver Grove Heights.

St. Paul organized trash system's start was their end, longtime hauler says

Once, they knew all their customers. Now, Ken Berquist & Son Disposal has been folded into Houston-based Waste Management.
May 18
Minneapolis Superintendent Ed Graff said he felt pressure to deliver a plan that would kick-start a conversation about the state’s third-largest sch

In shifting boundaries, Minneapolis schools' strategic plan stirs angst

Parents and staff say redrawing attendance areas will lead to segregation.