Marlena Vernon taught a small group during a tai chi session at Pathways, an alternative healing center in Minneapolis.

As wellness center marks 30 years, its services are increasingly embraced

Pathways finds more sufferers who want to heal body, mind, spirit
Local

Twin Cities clergy abuse survivors OK $210 million settlement

September 21
“The archdiocese is grateful for the overwhelming support abuse survivors gave in voting for the joint plan of reorganization,” said Tom Abood, ch
Vote clears way for Bankruptcy Court confirmation of plan on Tuesday.
Local

More wolves will arrive on Isle Royale this fall

September 21
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 for new chapter in long story of island's wolves and moose.
Local
September 21
Slow wage growth continues to be puzzling, particularly so far into a long economic expansion.

Schafer: Rising costs are canceling out wage increases for most workers

The Trump administration insists wages are increasing. Many economists seem pretty sure that if so, the growth rate rounds to zero.
Minneapolis
September 21
Sam Strong, secretary of the Red Lake Nation shook hands with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey after announcing to the press that the Red Lake tribe would

New homeless site emerges after Mpls. council delays decision

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is suggesting the encampment residents move to a 1.5-acre property owned by Red Lake Nation at 2109 Cedar Av. S.
Inspired
September 21
These crafted vessels house beads recounting the treatment milestones of children facing serious illness.

Minnesota woodturners' boxes give sick kids a place for beads of courage

Through the Beads of Courage program, a child receives a colored bead for each treatment milestone — an overnight stay in the hospital, a blood draw, a round of chemotherapy.
Minneapolis
September 21
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
September 21
Using grant money from a MnDOT program, volunteers from the North Loop Neighborhood Association gave this right of way a makeover.

North Loop neighbors partner with MnDOT to spruce up roadside eyesore

The acre-long slash where I-394 ends abruptly at Washington Avenue N. in Minneapolis' hip North Loop neighborhood was weedy roadside.
Local
September 21
Judge Donovan Frank’s ruling settled a key legal question that could have implications for future transgender health litigation, attorneys said.

Minnesota judge: Federal law bars denying insurance coverage for transgender medicine

A woman sued her Duluth employer when its health insurance didn't cover her son's treatment.
Minneapolis
September 21
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates

Mpls. City 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
Local
September 21
The Faribault Municipal Airport was hammered by a storm that wrecked havoc across southeastern Minnesota on Thursday.

Storm that hit southern Minn. spun off as many as 6 tornadoes

Floodwaters, strong winds and tornadoes left a trail of damage.
Local
September 21
Voters at the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis on Election Day 2017.

Minnesotans head to polls for start of early voting

Early voting will continue through Nov. 5 before the Nov. 6 Election Day.
St. Paul
September 21

Man who allegedly beat St. Paul widow to death stands trial

Authorities said three men conspired to bilk money from a woman known to keep large amounts of cash in her home.
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.
St. Paul
September 21
Mayor Melvin Carter watched as Gloria Massey practiced new skills at the Rec Tech Lab at Hallie Q. Brown.

St. Paul opens computer labs at recreation centers

The six "Rec Tech Labs" will offer computer skills classes and certifications.
Local
September 21

Crash that caused backup on I-94 in western Wisconsin is cleared

The crash east of Menomonie casued 3-plus-mile backups.
South Metro
September 21

Minneapolis man killed in rear-end crash after vehicle stalls on I-494

A Minneapolis man was killed in a rear-end crash early Friday after his vehicle stalled in the middle of Interstate 494, on the Bloomington-Richfield border,…
Inspired
September 21
“When’s the last time you had a popsicle?” Joy Culpepper said as she handed out popsicles at a grand opening for the Virtues Trail in Faribault,

Faribault celebrates the virtuous life with community effort to bring out its best

A group of residents felt that now was the time to encourage people to bring out the best in themselves. Thus was born Faribault's Virtues Project.
Local
September 21

Correction for Sept. 22, 2018

An item on E3 Friday gave the wrong beneficiary of Frebella Fest, a fundraising concert Saturday in Victoria. It is being held on behalf…
Don't Miss
September 21
Three Hopkins West Junior High students died last school year, sending a massive wave of grief and sorrow among the student body. On Friday morning, t

Hopkins middle school begins to move on after student tragedy

Students posted messages of love and kindness in an effort to bring peace to the school.
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
September 21
Hopkins middle school celebrates International Day of Peace by wall papering school

Hopkins middle school celebrates International Day of Peace by wall papering school

Three Hopkins West Junior High students died last school year, sending a massive wave of grief and sorrow among the student body. On Friday morning, the International Day of Peace, the students decorated the school with wallpaper containing messages of peace and unity.
South Metro
September 21
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.
Local
September 21
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…
Local
September 21
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.