Pride, protest and passion on display at Twin Cities parade

Pride, protest and passion on display at Twin Cities parade

Tens of thousands of people packed downtown Minneapolis Sunday to cheer on the 2017 Pride parade, which proceeded with minor disruptions from protesters. The parade played out just two days after resolution of a whirlwind dispute over whether uniformed police officers should participate. After the recent acquittal of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the 2016 death of Philando Castile, parade organizers had decided to exclude police, but by Friday, had reinvited them.
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Safe stolen during break-in of church just north of Twin Cities

June 25
Safe stolen during break-in of church just north of Twin Cities
Someone broke into a church just north of the Twin Cities, trashed the inside and fled with a safe, authorities said.
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Ridgedale Library to close soon for major overhaul aimed at connectivity needs

June 25
Ridgedale Library to close soon for major overhaul aimed at connectivity needs
36-year-old building will close for about a year for updates.
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Minneapolis cyclist had audacious dream to ride to New York City — in 1896

Primitive roads didn't make it easier for the liquor store owner on an unlikely trip.
South Metro
June 25

At least one dead after Winona motorcycle crash

At least one person is dead after a motorcycle crossed the centerline and was hit by an oncoming car in Winona on Sunday night, according to the State Patrol.
East Metro
June 25

St. Paul teachers stand by their schools amid enrollment dip

Annual survey finds improvement from 2 years ago, even as district overall faces enrollment declines.
West Metro
June 25

Police ID man fatally shot at Minnetonka storage business

Authorities on Sunday identified the man who was fatally shot at a retail storage outlet in Minnetonka last week.
Local
June 25

Tax cuts drive another wedge between GOP, Dayton

Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans will get more money in their pockets thanks to tax cuts beginning July 1, costing the state treasury about $650 million over the next two years and much more over the coming decade. Even as the tax cuts are poised to take effect, a political squabble over them continues.
East Metro
June 25

ID'd: Teen, father-to-be killed in separate car crashes

Authorities have identified two people who recently died in separate car crashes, one in western Minnesota and the other in western Wisconsin.
Stage & Arts
June 25

Dakota elders meet to ponder fate of 'Scaffold' materials

It was dismantled and removed from Sculpture Garden.
East Metro
June 25

St. Paul schools involved in survey; questions asked

Surveys of St. Paul teachers revealed varying levels of commitment to their schools. Here are the results for each school, as determined by a University of Chicago nonprofit.
St. Paul
June 25

Arrests made in St. Paul homicide

Two arrests were made Sunday in the shooting death of Da'Seion Pugh, the 19-year-old St. Paul man who was killed on Saturday afternoon on Aurora Avenue in St. Paul, authorities said.
Local
June 25

Police officers walk in the annual Twin Cities Gay Pride Parade

Officers were allowed to march after being uninvited following the not guilty verdict in the Jeronimo Yanez case.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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.
Local
June 25

Twin Cities commutes become a podcast

A new 10-part podcast series called "Here to There" delves into how we get to and from our destinations and looks at policies, technologies and social factors that affect our choices, said Leili Fatehi, co-founder of podcast creator Apparatus, a Twin Cities public policy consulting firm.
Minneapolis
June 24
An armed security guard used a segway to patrol the Karmel Mall in Min...

Rattled by hate incidents, Minnesota Muslims take new precautions

The fears leading to added security and extra precautions are not misplaced, according to new crime data.
Local
June 24

Correction for June 25, 2017

An article on page 14 of today's Top Workplaces special section, which was printed in advance, should have stated that Alarm.com has been on the Top Workplaces list for three years.
St. Paul
June 24
St. Paul police on Saturday were at the 200 block of Aurora Avenue, near a multiunit apartment building and tennis court where another fatal shooting happened a little more than two months ago.

Friends, family identify 19-year-old fatally shot in St. Paul near State Capitol

The shooting scene was the site of a homicide in April.
Local
June 24

Mississippi River dredging plan threatens Wabasha farm, tourism

A longtime family farm could be sacrificed to keep barges moving.
North Metro
June 24
Crystal Vital-Schwartz walked with her boys Xavier, left, and Franklin...

Minn. cities rethink carnivals, security at local summer festivals

Across the metro, some local festivals are taking a note from bigger fair events, including the State Fair, by ramping up security
Minneapolis
June 24

In bid for re-election, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges stands by 'tough decisions'

Mayor Hodges faces multiple challengers but is sticking to her plan.
Minneapolis
June 24

Homeland Security announces two counterextremism grants for Minnesota

$770,000 will go to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and to Heartland Democracy, a Minneapolis nonprofit.
Minneapolis
June 24

Tevlin: For these friends, Hiawatha's not just a golf course

The Minneapolis golf course, much of it under sea level and with fairways undulated like a spongy bog following the rain, is under threat.
Minneapolis
June 24
Maryrose Dolezal and Roya Moltaji, right, danced to Van Morrison's "Moondance" after drinks on the rooftop with friends who live at the A-Mill Artist Lofts, part of the Minneapolis riverfront housing boom.

Minneapolis, St. Paul gain larger slice of metro population

For the first time in a century, the central cities' share of the metro area's population is on pace to grow instead of shrink, a stunning reversal that long seemed unlikely. And the shift is most noticeable in the downtowns.