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Schools across state aim to diversify advanced classes

June 23
Washington Tech Magnet High School juniors Ann Lee, left, and Nabiha Ali did AP biology classwork after a hike.
Racial gaps remain, but access to dual credit courses is on the rise.
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More cities across state are turning to renewable sources of energy

June 23
A 220-kilowatt solar array powers the St. Cloud Wastewater Treatment Plant, along with a biodigester that turns sewage into energy.
Solar, wind and hydro fill increasing roles in municipal power grids
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Witnesses say man was tased then fled before Minneapolis Police fatally shot him

Witnesses say man was tased then fled before Minneapolis Police fatally shot him

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo urged communication and patience as the BCA takes up the investigation of Thurman Blevins's fatal shooting by officers during an encounter on the city's north side Saturday evening.
Minneapolis
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A woman was overcome with emotion during a prayer held for the man killed by Minneapolis Police hours earlier in North Minneapolis. She was part of an

Man fatally shot by police in north Minneapolis

At a late-night news conference at City Hall, Police Chief Medaria Arradondo stressed that the investigation, led by the BCA, will be "absolutely transparent."
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Marcy Kronfeld, go-getter and Realtor, dies at 88

In the 1960s, Marcy Kronfeld was shopping at Dayton's with her two children and stopped at the Oak Grill for lunch.The staff told her that…
Local
June 23

New tool helps identify patients' suicide risk

HealthPartners helped develop tool to assess risk of self-harm.
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June 23
Blaine community service officer Jennah Justen gave Ranger, the Nanneys' dog, a new home.

Blaine officer adopts dog after motorcycle crash kills colleague, wife

A colleague who regularly served as a dogsitter for the couple has stepped in to adopt Ranger, their chocolate Lab.
Local
June 23
Minneapolis police: BCA will be handling investigation of fatal shooting

Minneapolis police: BCA will be handling investigation of fatal shooting

Minneapolis poice spokesman John Elder confirms that a man was fatally shot by police Saturday, June 23, 2018, on the north side of the city. The BCA will be taking over the investigation.
State + Local
June 23
A protester holds a sign outside a closed gate at the Port of Entry facility, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Fabens, Texas, where tent shelters are being

Migrant children separated from parents start to arrive in state

The first in an expected surge of unaccompanied minors, forcibly removed from their parents, are making their way to distant relatives in Minnesota and surrounding states.
Variety
June 23
Ian Anderson helped mix the pancake batter with his mom, Mali, while they made breakfast for dinner.

Adoption numbers plummet in Minnesota and nationwide

Acceptance of single motherhood, changes in international law contribute to falling numbers
Minneapolis
June 23
Before he was given ketamine, Thomas Hosley “was not combative at all,” said his mother, Katie Hosley, who called 911 when she found her 18-year-o

Patients sedated by ketamine were enrolled in Hennepin Healthcare study

Forced sedation in their best interest, hospital says.
Local
June 23
Daniel Colvin, left, and Randy Brown visited with Caitlin Dicks at the Talo Apartments in Golden Valley Thursday.

Twin Cities apartment boom takes off in suburbia

Multifamily housing is rising quickly outside the central cities.
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.
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June 23
Bemidji’s Carnegie Library opened in 1910 and closed in 1961. Supporters have raised more than $2 million to transform the building into a community

Bemidji's library lovers ready to bring Carnegie library back to life

After 6 years and $2 million, future of Carnegie building seems safe
Local
June 23
“I hate to bring this up, but we came this close to winning the state of Minnesota,” President Trump said to thousands of cheering supporters at a

At Trump rally in Duluth: Red, white and boos

Everyone who wasn't a reporter penned in the center of the arena directly under speakers blasting "Tiny Dancer" at full volume did look like they were having fun.
East Metro
June 23
Ramsey County has spent $17 million preparing the site of the former the former West Publishing in downtown St. Paul. The property has views along the

Ramsey County to pick new developer for St. Paul riverfront property

Officials hope any new project includes housing, restaurants, office space.
St. Paul
June 23
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said he has “concerns” about a proposal to add 50 new officers to the St. Paul Police Department.

St. Paul mayor: 'I have concerns' about plan to add police officers

Carter said chief's call to add 50 officers should not be the city's "driving goal."
Local
June 23
The Initiative Foundation held Enterprise Academy, a 12-week program to boost business development in St. Cloud and other central Minnesota cities.

New program helps boost minority entrepreneurs in St. Cloud and central Minnesota

Saida Omar dreams of one day opening a salon in St. Cloud, Minn., and a new program launched this spring is designed to help her…
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June 23

State news briefs: Buyer is sought for Cloquet's former library

CloquetCarnegie library building looking for private buyerThe former home of the Cloquet library has been put up for sale with the hope that a private…
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.
Minneapolis
June 23
The Gray Line 1853-PRESENT Amos and Susan Gray, flanked by some of their children and grandchildren, settled in Minnesota near what is now Grays Bay i

Pioneering women helped settle Minnetonka in the 1850s

Talk about a rocky start.Betsey Streeter Chowen was born on a ship in the mid-1790s as her family emigrated across the Atlantic Ocean from England.…
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June 23
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Boyfriend urged on woman in fatal YouTube stunt, new evidence shows

Video and transcripts show Pedro Ruiz repeatedly urging her on.
Variety
June 23
The original five-story portion of Donaldsons, built in 1888 and known as the “Glass Block,” got a facade with ribbon windows of glass block and M

Midcentury 'face-lifts' put Moderne facades on historic Twin Cities buildings

Many classical buildings in the Twin Cities got modern face-lifts, whether they needed them or not.
West Metro
June 23
Eric Fieldseth, who tracks invasive species for the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, measured a carp in May.

Project aims to control invasive carp west of Lake Minnetonka

Plan aims to make Minnehaha Creek district more hospitable for wildlife as well as people.