Macrina Perez

Young meth cell ringleader linked to record Minnesota bust pleads guilty

Prosecutors described Macrina Perez, 25, as being "as connected to Mexican drug cartels" as anyone ever charged in the state.

Police say southern Minnesota resident points gun at 2 kids, says stay off his lawn

Scott Johnston
He was arrested after a standoff with police.

DOJ: More than $16M makes its way to Petters' fraud victims

August 13
Tom Petters is introduced by President of Petters Aviation at an event in 2008.
More than $16 million seized in connection with Tom Petters' massive Ponzi scheme is now being returned to hundreds of victims around the world, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.
Election 2018
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2018 Minnesota primary results

2018 Minnesota primary results

Both the DFL and Republican gubernatorial primaries are expected to be contentious, Sen. Tina Smith is looking to fend off a challenge from ethics lawyer Richard Painter and the DFL primary in the Fifth Congressional District could determine who goes to Washington.
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Father of Chanhassen teen killed by police requests city investigation of shooting

"Our kids cannot be killed by those who are here to protect and serve," Don Amorosi said.
South Metro
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MVTA eyes service cuts, route changes in south suburbs

If plan is OK'd, changes would take effect in November.

Prosecutors: Minneapolis murder suspect pulled gun during fistfight

The suspect was identified through witness statements and surveillance video.
West Metro

Edina man ID'd as wrong-way driver who killed other motorist

The crash occurred west of Minnetonka High School along Hwy. 7.
State + Local
Yvonne, 32, sits in the makeshift camp just off of Hiawatha and Cedar Avenues as James Cross, founder of Natives Against Heroin, burns sage and prays.

Growing Mpls. homeless camp raises public health alarms

The camp dwellers say they feel safer watching over each other in a large group than living scattered on the streets; they are determined to remain despite repeated attempts by the state to clear them out.
City Council President Lisa Bender is helping lead an effort for stronger tenant rights.

Minneapolis Council looks to create 'renters' bill of rights'

City leaders say tenants need protections against landlords as rent costs increase.

Janette Hansen Strathy, physician and women's health advocate, dies at 62

Janette Hansen Strathy had delivered at least 6,500 babies over more than 30 years at the Park Nicollet Medical Center. But when asked to describe…

BB or pellet shots hit 15 vehicles in Hudson; similar incidents in Minn.

The incidents in Hudson were reported Monday over roughly a nine-hour period, police said.
Protesters marched July 31, two days after Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey released the police body camera footage from the fatal shooting of Thurman Ble

Blevins video exposes divide between police, communities of color

The police body-camera video showing the final moments of Thurman Blevins' life was supposed to provide clarity and answers surrounding his death. Instead, it has reignited the debate about how police interact with minority residents.
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.
Roadwork brings traffic to a standstill on I-35 in Forest Lake

Roadwork brings traffic to a standstill on I-35 in Forest Lake

It's roadwork that is bringing traffic on northbound I-35 in Forest Lake to a standstill. MnDOT is working on a lane shift in conjunction with the resurfacing project that will run until fall.
Roderick Evans

Shooter admits to midday drive-by killing in north Minneapolis

Nine shots were fired into a group of people standing outside, according to the County Attorney's Office.

Hutchinson celebrates hometown hero Lindsay Whalen

Lindsay Whalen announced her retirement from the WNBA on Monday, and her hometown city of Hutchinson, Minn., took notice.

Lexington Parkway resurfacing will bring detours and traffic delays this week

Lexington Avenue in St. Paul will undergo resurfacing this week, and it's a road that motorists will likely want to avoid.
Jeanie Ockuly, a k a the “Blue Lady,” kept the beat with percussion sticks while guitarist JG Everest, right, entertained beach-goers.

Revamped south beach opens at Cedar Lake in Minneapolis

The improvements included a restroom, a foot-wash station, benches and bike racks.
East Metro
August 14
Jennifer Berg, her son Miles, 18 months, and her mother, Catherine Ellefson, walked hand-in-hand Friday into White Bear Lake from Ramsey County Beach.

White Bear Lake water levels back to normal, but locals brace for next drop

With water levels back to normal, locals are smiling more often.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • 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.
August 13
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison

Ellison's ex-girlfriend won't release alleged video of physical altercation

Ex-girlfriend says it's too painful. His campaign denies that it even exists.
West Metro
August 13
Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene spearheaded the idea of an immigrant legal defense fund.

Hennepin Co. to set up $275K deal with nonprofit for legal help for immigrants

County Board expected to decide Tuesday whether to award $275,000 contract.
East Metro
August 13

St. Paul begins delivering new garbage carts

The bins will be required for new collection system.
St. Paul
August 13
St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao and his attorney Joe Dixon say that Thao didn’t knowingly break the law when he helped a Hmong woman vote in N

Judge hears pre-trial arguments in Dai Thao voting case

Both sides agree council member helped woman vote, but dispute his intent.