FILE -- In this file photo from 2017, the St. Louis Park City Council listened to testimony.

Citing diverse population, St. Louis Park to drop Pledge of Allegiance at City Council meetings

The council unanimously voted to drop the Pledge because of concerns that it intimidated the city's diverse population.

'Serious complications' for boy thrown from MOA's 3rd floor

This is the scene at the Mall of America where a boy was thrown nearly 40 feet to the floor below in April. Credit: Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune
The 5-year-old boy thrown off a Mall of America balcony has undergone many surgeries and will be hospitalized indefinitely, his family says.

Minnesota State Fair job fair aims to fill 500-plus jobs. No, taste tester isn't one of them

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Workers shucked ears at the Minnesota State Fair Corn Roast in 2017.
Want to serve food, take tickets or clean up? The big fair's job fair is July 10.
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Diocese of New Ulm reaches $34 million settlement over clergy abuse claims

Jeff Anderson, attorney for many of the claimants, said, "Throughout this process, all of the survivors have demonstrated tremendous courage and patience."
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Target shooter's stray bullet hits motorcyclist in chest in Carver County

The shooter was among several who had their guns aimed toward the road, authorities said.
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Minneapolis Business College to close in December

The small for-profit college, founded in 1874, faced declining numbers for years.
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Minnesota Supreme Court ruling protects nonprofits helping domestic violence victims in libel cases

The ruling weighs a "delicate balance" between free speech and reputational harm.
St. Paul
St. Paul used to pay for July 4th fireworks, but last year the mayor canceled the display.

Brooks: There'll be July 4th fireworks anyway, even if not in St. Paul

If a save-the-fireworks effort doesn't come together this year, Grand Old Day Anyway plans to return the donations and try again in 2020.
South Metro
Terri Stephenson, Michael Serres Credit: Facebook, Dakota County jail

Guilty plea from drunken Twin Cities driver who crashed, killed partner on Valentine's Day

The driver admitted having 10 to 12 drinks at a nearby dining spot before getting behind the wheel, the criminal complaint noted.
David Temte was killed along with his twin brother in a car crash in Montana. He was a member of the track team at Dordt University in Sioux Center, I

Twin brothers from Bloomington killed in Montana crash

Ben and David Temte were returning home after a 2-week trip out west
Why can't Minnesotans zipper merge? Here's how.

Why can't Minnesotans zipper merge? Here's how.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says zipper merging reduces the overall length of a traffic backup by as much as 40 percent. Here's how to do it right.
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Minneapolis pastor faces unprecedented defrocking over LGBT stance

The Evangelical Covenant Church is voting over whether to evict a Minneapolis pastor and his entire church over support of the LGBT community. If evicted, it would be the first time in the denomination's more than 130-year history that a minister and congregation have been forced out.
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St. Paul
Nikolas Glebov was on a Hawaiian skydiving plane when it crashed shortly after takeoff.

St. Paul man killed in Hawaii skydiving plane crash hungered for adventure

A 28-year-old man from St. Paul who served in the Air Force and described as a seeker of adventure was among 11 people who died…
Many a brow could need wiping this weekend in the Twin Cities, much the way Tiffany Carrels did in the summer of 2011 while selling sweet corn in Nort

'First heat wave of the season' on tap for Twin Cities

Temperatures forecast to climb into the 90s on Saturday and Sunday amid increased humidity.

Hunt on for driver who fatally hit man on UTV in NW. Minnesota and fled

The crash occurred early in the evening on a rural county road, authorities said.

11-year-old girl crashes ATV in Stearns County; 9-year-old rider critically injured

A 9-year-old ATV passenger was critically hurt in a crash at her central Minnesota home while the vehicle was being driven by an 11-year-old girl…
This grave marker in Arlington Public Cemetery has been waiting for more than six decades to be paired with the person behind the name it bears. Credi

Freed from Alaskan glacier's decades-long grip, Minnesota airman's remains heading home

Air Force mechanic Verne C. Budahn died in a plane crash in Alaska in 1952.
Martha Gibbs, a friend and former inmate with Amreya Shefa, wept while talking about her at Tuesday’s hearing.

Emotions strong, debate intense as Pardons Board weighs fates

Pardon for woman who killed her husband in 2013 appears unlikely.
June 25

Twin brothers from Bloomington killed in Montana car crash

Twin brothers from Bloomington died in a two-vehicle collision in northwestern Montana. David and Benjamin Temte, 20, died along with the driver of the other…
West Metro
June 25
A record $20 million settlement in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond will go to her family members, her fiance and attorneys.

Judge approves distribution of $20M to Justine Ruszczyk Damond's family

Of record payout, Justine Ruszczyk Damond's fiancé will receive $1 million.
June 25
Tom Arneson, managing attorney for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office juvenile division, spoke at a press conference to announce the arrest of a su

Police arrest suspect in 2015 slaying of north Mpls. activist

Police officials said they arrested an 18-year-old suspect in the murder of Susan Spiller. He was 14 at the time.