Attorney William Pentelovitch argued for opponents of the proposed mine at Tuesday’s hearing.

PolyMet foes accuse Minn. regulators of destroying evidence

Former MPCA commissioner is expected to take the stand Wednesday.
Local

Eagan mayor crashed SUV into snowbank while drunk, charges say

January 21
An officer found the vehicle running and the mayor behind the wheel, according to the criminal complaint.
Local

St. Paul wants to impose 1% sales tax for streets, housing, pre-K

January 21
Street service worker Bradley Therres smoothed asphalt over a pothole on Shepard Road in St. Paul in March.
Money would go to street repair, affordable housing.
Local
2 minutes ago
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington as the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump prepares to

Impeachment trial pulls Amy Klobuchar from campaign trail in Iowa

Minnesota senator's family, friends and surrogates must fill the campaign void.
Local
10 minutes ago

Wis. sheriff wants charges against men who damaged snowmobile trail signs

The vandals damaged about 70 signs near Rock Creek and Spring Brook townships in Dunn County.
Local
19 minutes ago

Miller Park to be renamed American Family Field

The Milwaukee Brewers home ballpark will have a new name next year after a 20-year deal with Miller comes to an end.
Minneapolis
5:47am
Michael Karkoc in his Minneapolis yard in 2014.

Minneapolis man exposed as commander of Nazi-led unit dies at 100

A pillar of the local Ukrainian community, Michael Karkoc was a top commander of a military unit accused of war crimes.
St. Paul
5:17am
Hope Hoffman, a former policy associate in the administration of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, has filed a complaint through the Department of Human R

Ex-St. Paul employee alleges discrimination, files complaint against mayor's office

Former policy aide to Mayor Melvin Carter says her bosses didn't accommodate her disability.
Minneapolis
4:59am
Ron Edwards at Minneapolis City Hall in 2013. The longtime civil rights activist has died at age 81.

Longtime Minneapolis civil rights activist Ron Edwards dies

The 81-year-old Edwards was an outspoken advocate on social and racial justice issues.
National
January 21

Wisconsin Gov. Evers to lay out agenda in 2nd State of State

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will lay out his policy agenda and goals for the year in his second State of the State speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, a wish list sure to include some bipartisan measures that the Democratic governor hopes will have a chance of success in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
National
January 21

Democrats swarm industrial Iowa to prove they can beat Trump

Since their surprise loss to President Donald Trump in 2016, Democrats have struggled with how to regain territory that long supported the party before suddenly flipping to Republicans. Their answer could lie with voters like Martie Boyd.
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West Metro
January 21
The inmate's letter to the Carver County sheriff.

Inmate's letter praising Carver County jail goes viral

The letter made national news after the Sheriff's Office posted it on social media.
South Metro
January 21
The scene captured by the traffic camera on Hwy. 169 in Shakopee as officials had lanes on the highway closed Thursday afternoon.

Man found in Hwy. 169 median long after crash died of accident injuries

The sea cadet's body was found a day after collision.
Minneapolis
January 21
The special election primary Tuesday will likely determine who wins the seat held for 15 years by Rep. Diane Loeffler, who died in November.

Activist Sydney Jordan wins DFL primary election for northeast Minneapolis House seat

Jordan led 10 other candidates with nearly 29% of votes.
Local
January 21
A lab assistant works on samples after an AP interview with Christian Drosten, director of the institute for virology of Berlin's Charite hospital on

Minnesota health officials keep watch on virus developments

Officials at the Minnesota Department of Health said they are closely monitoring federal actions regarding the coronavirus in China and the first U.S. case in…
Local
January 21
Eagan officer Kirsten Dorumsgaard talked with a motorist who was ticketed for typing on their phone.

Drivers cited 9,700 times for breaking Minn. hands-free law

Some drivers said they are aware of the new law but were having a hard time breaking the habit of driving while holding their devices.
Local
January 21
A lone pine tree survived the plowing of this field south of Park Rapids, Minn., seen in a Jan. 28, 2015 photo. The mixed pine forests of central Minn

Minnesota's battle over wells, water and nitrates lands in one farmer's back yard

The DNR wants a study of vulnerable groundwater in Pineland Sands region.
St. Paul
January 21
A man was shot and killed Tuesday near the intersection of University Avenue and Arundel Street outside a small convenience store along the Green Line

Man fatally shot in St. Paul, the city's third homicide so far this year

It happened about 4 p.m., authorities say. It appeared to have happened outside a small convenience store along the Green Line.
Local
January 21
House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, was among three Republican House members and three GOP senators who signed the letter.

GOP lawmakers press for first Minn. 'Second Amendment sanctuary'

Several leading Republican lawmakers in Minnesota are asking officials in Sherburne County to "provide leadership" on gun-owner rights by designating their central Minnesota county the state's first "Second Amendment sanctuary."
State + Local
January 21
State Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead said the new internal audit is a sign her agency is responding to complaints.

Audit finds violations of laws to prevent fraud at DHS unit

An internal audit at the Minnesota Department of Human Services has found several violations of laws to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the division responsible for a recent series of improper payments.
St. Paul
January 21
Jose O. Vasquez-Guillen

Driver who was drunk when he killed St. Paul man is deported

The 20-year-old from El Salvador pleaded guilty to a felony, was turned over to immigration officials and put on a plane Monday back to his homeland.
West Metro
January 21
Minnesota Department of Commerce Commisioner Steve Kelley speaks at a morning news conference about felony charges against Leroy and Joyce Merit, who

Minnesota drywall company accused of cheating workers out of insurance

A husband-wife team are accused of cheating dozens of employees out of workers' compensation insurance.
West Metro
January 21

Woman who allegedly lured slain Twin Cities Realtor surrenders to police

One of three people charged in Monique Baugh's death remains at large.