People search along Highway 8 near Barron, Wisconsin, for signs of Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl who has been missing since early Monday, after he

Dozens of volunteers join search for missing Wis. teen

Jayme Closs has been missing since early Monday, when her parents were fatally shot in the family's home.
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Charges: Mom's boyfriend fatally beat baby as toddler brother watched

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The 7-month-old suffered numerous skull fractures and bruises on his face.
Local

Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents

5:10pm
Former Minneapolis FBI agent Terry Albury walked out of the Federal Courthouse in St. Paul being sentenced to four years in prison for leaking classif
A former FBI agent who admitted to leaking classified defense documents to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.
Local
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A rowing crew skimmed across a placid Lake Nokomis with fall colors and the Minneapolis skyline Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis.

After a golden day in Minnesota, cooler weather lies ahead

Friday may bring more sunshine — but also a brisk wind, rain and even a snow shower or two.
Local
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Volunteer Megan Yoshida organizes school supplies for the The Greater Twin Cities United Way’s 6th Annual Action Day earlier this year. Photo by Sha

Greater Twin Cities United Way narrows focus of its grantmaking

The nonprofit has been adjusting to a decline in donations.
Local
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Whistleblower case claims Target IT contractor misused retailer's data

Former manager says Tata used confidential Target data to outbid competitors and was fired when he pointed it out; company denies claims.
Local
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Republican candidate for Attorney General Doug Wardlow . ] GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com

Faith leaders denounce Wardlow mailers attacking Keith Ellison

The two sides dispute who would best defend the Consitution.
South Metro
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Damien Agboola waited for a cab to pick him up after being released from the Dakota County jail Wednesday afternoon. ] JEFF WHEELER ï jeff.wheeler@st

New program helps released Dakota County jail inmates get home

The program provides transit options for people leaving jail who are stuck in Hastings.
Books
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Todd Bol helped Eddye Watkins erect a Little Free Library on her yard in Minneapolis in October 2013.

Little Free Library founder dies, leaving a legacy of helping cities 'one book at a time'

Todd Bol hammered together the first Little Free Library. Then he built a movement around it.Bol believed the now-ubiquitous little boxes of books — and…
Local
41 minutes ago

Correction for Oct. 19

The lottery results on A2 Oct. 11 listed incorrect numbers for Lotto America. The winning numbers for the Oct. 10 drawing were 19-22-35-37-49, Star…
North Metro
5:15pm
Union leaders say the conditions have caused morale to plummet and triggered an exodus of line staff in Stillwater and Oak Park Heights prisons, pictu

In wake of Minn. prison deaths, union calls for 327 new corrections officers

The request comes in the wake of two recent on-duty officer deaths and frequent staff assaults.
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In this Nov. 1, 2016, photo, a voter is reflected in the glass frame of a poster while leaving a polling site in Atlanta, during early voting ahead of

Number of early voters in Minn. is ahead of 2016. Here's what we're watching.

Four weeks into early voting, the number of ballots cast in Minnesota has surpassed the early general election turnout at the same point in 2016.
East Metro
12:46pm
James, Denise and Jayme Closs

Wis. town on edge with search for missing teen, slain parents

The Barron County sheriff said 13-year-old Jayme Closs was in the home when her parents were shot and killed. She has been missing ever since.
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.
Minneapolis
11:14am
Arson is suspected in a fire that was set at the front door of this Minneapolis house.

Arson scorches Mpls. house; 'Black Lives Matter' sign part of blaze

Neighborhood leader says police looking into possibility political signs in the property were the motive behind setting the blaze.
North Metro
10:15am

Police say Brooklyn Center grandmother, 75, shot grandson over cup of tea

The 75-year-old suspect, Helen Washington, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony.
St. Paul
9:37am

Man shot dead on sidewalk outside St. Paul bar; shooter calls police

Two handguns were recovered from the scene.
West Metro
7:16am

Motorcyclist from Hopkins dies in collision with pickup in Minnetonka

Excelsior Boulevard was closed in both directions for hours, police said.
Local
6:22am
Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot

Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot

Authorities said Wednesday a missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot to death in their house while the girl was home as they urged the public to keep phoning in tips about her whereabouts.
South Metro
October 17
A white-tailed deer doe crosses a meadow in the fall

Virus found on Minn. deer farm inflicting quick, suspicious deaths

There are no known health risks to humans from the finding in a captive herd, the state Board of Animal Health said.
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.
South Metro
October 17

West St. Paul apartment fire leaves one person dead

Authorities have yet to indicate how the fire started.
Minneapolis
October 17
Interim Minneapolis Park Board Superintendent Mary Merrill.

Interim Minneapolis Park Board superintendent proposes $120.1 million budget for 2019

Property tax hike, overdose plan, new focus on youth programming part of plan.
East Metro
October 17
Jayme Closs

Search rapidly expands for missing Wis. teen whose parents were slain

Police are following up on tips and checking social media and phone records in the frantic search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs.
Variety
October 17
The Heart and Soul Drum Academy and the Friendship Academy of the Arts entertained travelers Wednesday at MSP as the busy weekend got underway.

MEA weekend draws crowds to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

MSP Airport has been unusually busy this year.