Rep. Ilhan Omar, U.S. representative for Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District, spoke Saturday at the Women's March Minnesota at the State Capitol

Women's March draws 4,000 to State Capitol in St. Paul

Bundled-up marchers rallied for LGBT rights, immigration reform, violence prevention and more.

In Minneapolis Police Chief Arradondo, housing reformists see unlikely ally

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo greeted cadets following the announcement that he had been appointed to another term.
Police chief calls it not just a moral obligation, but a matter of public safety.

Twin Cities nonprofits report no drop in donations after first year of tax changes

SPCO guest musician Matthew McClung tuned his drums before a rehearsal. The orchestra didn’t see any changes in its donation level this year.
In first year of new rules for giving, the negative effect that some had feared has not materialized.
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Maeve Sheridan, a sex assault victim: “There are ways to step in before and after.”

University of Minnesota focuses on bystanders to fight sexual assault

The effort, which costs more than $740,000 in its first two years, culminates this academic year with a public awareness campaign and workshops.
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St. Louis Park officials said an officer-involved shooting was under investigation Saturday night.

Man dead after officer-involved shooting at St. Louis Park apartments

Incident at Louisiana Court Apartments began as a call on a domestic dispute.
Fifth-grader Khadra worked with Kyrstin Tenjack, a special education assistant, at Howe School in Minneapolis.

Minnesota schools facing 'crisis level' in special-ed funding

School administrators say the mandate's growing financial burden is threatening their ability to provide the same for all students.
After she got home from work, Jamie Hendricks restocked the shelves of the Little Free Pantry she maintains in front of her home in St. Paul’s North

Inspired by Little Free Libraries, a free pantry helps feed hungry neighbors in St. Paul

North End resident's corner cabinet helps feed neighbors in need.

Former Kasson police officer pleads guilty to sexual assaulting 3 girls

Julio Baez, 52, of St. Charles, Minn., had been charged in Rice, Dodge and Olmsted counties with criminal sexual conduct against the three victims.
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Hopeful applicants attended a job fair for prospective TSA employees at the agency’s Minnesota headquarters in Bloomington on Saturday. The shutdown

Brooks: Hope draws hundreds of Minnesotans to TSA's mid-shutdown job fair

  In the middle of a government shutdown, an agency that hadn’t cut a paycheck in four weeks held a job fair. Not the greatest…
Jake Patterson was seen as smart, quick-witted as a kid.

How did Jake Patterson's life lead to Jayme Closs?

Alleged violent acts in northwestern Wisconsin leave family, friends with questions.
The library’s new listening room and its “Vinyl Revival” event series aim to bring its thousands of albums to the public again.

Minneapolis Central Library opens vinyl listening room to share collection

The library hosted the first event in its new "Vinyl Revival" series, which aims to bring attention to the thriving audio format.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day events will be celebrated throughout the Twin Cities.

MLK Day events in the Twin Cities

Brooklyn Park and Maplewood: Second Harvest Heartland and Bremer Bank will host “Bring Your Child to Serve Day” to pack, sort and label food for…
St. Paul

Buyer of troubled St. Paul parking ramp was FBI informant on Chicago corruption

Capital City Plaza Parking Ramp is being sold after failing to make enough money to pay the debt used to build it.
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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Dakota County to hire officer to regulate commercial trucks

As commercial vehicle traffic increases in Dakota County, so does the need for enforcement, officials say.
A Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport MSP.

Holiday weekend, charter flights combine for long lines at MSP

Flights to "sunny destinations" contributed to a busy Saturday for travelers and TSA employees.
Rene Ann Goodrich of Superior with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women led the procession though the streets of St. Paul during the Women's March on

Thousands brave cold for Women's March 2019

Thousands of people braved single digit temperatures to participate in Women's March Minnesota 2019, including U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar

Steamy love letter tarnished the legacy of a late-1800s Minneapolis pastor

The Rev. Malchior Falk Gjertsen became ensnared in a scandal that would cleave his congregation and cloud his legacy of good deeds.

Metro briefs: Boat dock legal dispute continues in Orono

Nancy Edwards, the 74-year-old woman whom the city of Orono is prosecuting for renting out her boat dock, may not see the end of…
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Metro police blotter, Jan. 20

BAYTOWN TOWNSHIP DEC. 18 Suspicious activity. The grounds­keeper at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 40th St. N., reported confronting a woman he found behind…
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.

Catholic educator Patricia DeMoully dies in St. Paul

Not even 5 feet tall, DeMoully is remembered as a giant in the schools where she taught and served as a principal for nearly five decades.
Demolition has begun on the historic Albany Roller Mills, which was sold for redevelopment last year and is likely to become mixed-use office space.

Minnesota's historic Albany Roller Mills closing up shop

Changes in agriculture and years of wear lead to teardown.
The 14th annual Mille Lacs Kite Crossing will take place in Garrison, Minn., on March 2-4, 2018.

Minnesota briefs: Mille Lacs to host annual snowkite races in March

Colorful kites will fill Lake Mille Lacs for the annual Mille Lacs Kite Crossing March 1-3. The 15th annual event in Garrison, about 100…
The addition of a major airline, a push to “fly local” and an expansion boosted travel out of Rochester’s airport last year.

Rochester airport sets record passenger count in 2018

The ramp-up follows a general quickening of the Rochester economy in recent years.