Eric Sand of Farmington held colored pencils while working on a page printed from the “Rated P 4 Funky” coloring book at ColorWheel Gallery in Min

Third annual Prince commemoration features emotional ups and downs

For a third year, fans gather to celebrate and remember the artist.
Local

Bike, pedestrian trails to close for Southwest light rail construction

April 25
Cedar Lake, Kenilworth trails will be off-limits to users as early as May 13.
Local

Minnesota National Guard received 90 reports of sexual assault in past 5 years

April 25
First-ever tally discussed in candid meeting with more than 400.
Minneapolis
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This courtroom sketch Thursday depicts former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor on the witness stand.

Noor breaks silence, recalls making 'split-second decision'

Former Minneapolis police officer's testimony marked the first time he has spoken publicly about the night Justine Ruszczyk Damond was killed in her south Minneapolis alley.
Local
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Former DFL state Rep. Joe Radinovich resigned from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board on Thursday.

Walz reprimands IRRRB chief in wake of DFLer's resignation

Gov. Tim Walz said last week he will tighten hiring rules after reports that the IRRRB — long accused of DFL cronyism — passed over a qualified woman and deviated from normal procedures by publicly posting the position for just 24 hours, instead of the usual 21 days.
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Gordy Moore often commutes on his bike from the Whittier neighborhood to his job in Northeast Minneapolis.

Want a happy commute? Researchers point to travel by bicycle

The findings support the idea, researchers say, that cities should make more kinds of transportation available and appealing.
Minneapolis
April 25
A delivery truck collided with a cyclist near the corner of 3rd Avenue and 2nd Street on Thursday, April 25, in downtown Minneapolis.

Bicyclist, motorcylist seriously hurt in 2 Minneapolis crashes

Two separate crashes in Minneapolis on Thursday left a bicyclist and motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries. An SUV and a motorcycle collided about 3:40 p.m. Thursday…
Minneapolis
April 25
Dale Maxson, who grew up in north Minneapolis with Bowser, said he happened to be driving near the same intersection immediately after the crash. He t

Family, friend ID woman killed in 2-vehicle crash in north Minneapolis

The woman was hit by a vehicle turning left at a well-traveled intersection.
Minneapolis
April 25

Semi driver backs over, fatally hits man at Minneapolis metals recycling facility

A semitrailer truck driver backed over and fatally struck a man Thursday morning at a metals recycling facility in Minneapolis, authorities said.The incident occurred about…
Local
April 25

Ritual of long hours, political divisions, take their toll at the State Capitol

It's a marathon to get bills off the floors — and into talks.
Local
April 25

Suspect identified after diesel fuel leaks from southwestern Minnesota pipeline

As cleanup continues, the operator says oil supplies won't be interrupted.
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April 25
The front page of the current issue of the Warroad Pioneer features news of a proposed hotel along with a look at the school musical. The paper's last

Weekly newspaper in Warroad set to close after more than 120 years

Printing revenue, ad sales down for Warroad weekly.
Local
April 25
The welcome sign at Fort Snelling.

Brooks: State senators try to slash Historical Society's budget over Fort Snelling sign

There's a $4 million word on a sign at Fort Snelling.Bdote. The Dakota name for this spur of land at the confluence of the Mississippi…
East Metro
April 25
The North St. Paul Police Deptartment posted a photo of a bear in a tree Thursday morning.

DNR kills bear that was attracting onlookers in North St. Paul

Agency said bears "pose a danger to humans when they become trapped."
Minneapolis
April 25
In his first public comments since a fatal 2017 shooting, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor described his experience as an immigrant and

As Noor takes stand, clearer biography emerges of former Minneapolis cop

Fearing the outbreak of civil war in his native Somalia, Mohamed Noor’s father decided the time had come for his family to flee. So it…
West Metro
April 25
Members of the Jacobs family at the PACER Center's annual benefit in 2005. Alexandra and Irwin Jacobs, at right, were Patron Party co-chairs.

Son says Irwin Jacobs struggled with health before he shot wife, self

Mark Jacobs said, "I so wish he had been able to reach out and share his thoughts so we could have helped him."
Local
April 25
University of Minnesota regents plan to reject a task force recommendation to change the names of Coffman Memorial Union, above, and three other campu

U regents slated to reject name changes at four campus buildings

U regents plan to act on a resolution keeping the names of Coffman Memorial Union and three Twin Cities halls, defying recommendations by President Eric Kaler and a faculty task force.
Local
April 25

Constance Abrego Jackson, former nurse and housing advocate, dies at 80

Constance "Connie" Abrego Jackson was a giver and a fighter.The St. Paul resident was known in her neighborhood for opening her door to anyone in…
Local
April 25
Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell, seen Feb. 8, said a bill passed this week by the Senate falls short of funds needed to improve officer and inma

DOC chief: Senate public safety bill would lead to 'increased risks to safety'

Corrections chief says the bill would lead to the loss of dozens of officers' jobs.
Local
April 25
This July 3, 2018, photo shows scooters by Lime in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

St. Paul selects electric scooter providers

Up to 2,000 scooters could hit the streets over the next few months.
Local
April 25

Corrections for April 26, 2019

A photo caption on B1 Thursday should have identified the House GOP leader as Rep. Kurt Daudt.
Minneapolis
April 25
The drug task force behind the largest meth seizure in state history provided this photo.

One of 4 charged in Minnesota's largest meth seizure pleads guilty

The four were indicted after a raid on a north Minneapolis home last fall.
South Metro
April 25
Eagan police officer Luke Nelson strained to get a better look at an offender as he and fellow officers rode a school bus looking for distracted drive

State law enforcement gets crafty to fight distracted driving

The unusual tactics come during a three-week statewide crackdown on distracted driving that ends April 30 as well as the run-up to the state's new law in August.