Day at Science Museum opens doors of STEM to American Indian students

Day at Science Museum opens doors of STEM to American Indian students

American Indian leaders and federal officials are behind the effort to encourage the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math.

Waseca teen in alleged bombing plot called a 'significant risk for future violence'

Waseca teen in alleged bombing plot called a 'significant risk for future violence'
A hearing Tuesday is to determine whether John LaDue should be tried as an adult, as prosecutors want, or keep him in juvenile court.

Minnetonka teen scores perfect 36 on ACT — and he's not in high school yet

Minnetonka teen scores perfect 36 on ACT — and he's not in high school yet
Eighth-grader Frank Lu didn’t use a tutor or put in an extraordinary amount of time, his father said.
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Local owners expected to ask MLS to extend stadium deadline

MLS officials were mum Tuesday on what the league would do now that its July 1 deadline for stadium progress in downtown Minneapolis had arrived, or how the league would define progress.
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SEIU contract kicks in for 27,000 home care aides

The contract still being fought over in court will guarantee a wage floor of $10.75 per hour, paid time off, a new grievance process and a training program.
North Metro
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Unity and Mercy hospitals to merge birth services for new, larger Mother Baby center

New facility in Coon Rapids will provide range of services more efficiently, Allina Health says.

Group of Willmar residents tries to recall 'bulldog' council member

The campaign stems from an earlier controversial move to can the city administrator.
St. Paul

Obituary: Onetime journalist Ted Smebakken owned furniture store in St. Paul for decades

Without fail, Ted Smebakken reported to each yearly Canadian fishing trip with his former news colleagues sporting gear he gleaned from rickety old tackle boxes…

Gallery: Top photos, June 30

Pictures of the day.
South Metro

Subcontractor dies in Lakeville trench collapse

A 51-year-old man died at a residential construction site in Lakeville on Tuesday after a trench collapsed, trapping him under 6 to 8 feet of…

Teen, not young child, cranked up copter in Mankato, FAA says

A witness saw a young child removed; officials haven’t rule out there being multiple people in the chopper at the time.
North Metro

16-year-old boy charged with fatally stabbing man in St. Cloud

The victim was found lying on the street, stabbed in the chest. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

Funding cuts force swift end to mandatory ACT testing

Districts must still offer the test to students who want to take it.
Is Minnesota prepared for an oil train disaster?
Special report Is Minnesota prepared for an oil train disaster?
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Minnesota serves as a crossroads for trains carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale formations.

South Minneapolis house fire injures 2; 1 taken from scene unconscious

A two-story home caught fire early Tuesday in south Minneapolis, sending two occupants to the hospital, one of them unconscious and suffering burns, authorities said.The…
South Metro

East Coast pair face charges after Eagan police find 79 cloned credit cards

Arion Sabine Anis, 24, of Brentwood, N.Y., and Hasohn Jamal Douglas, 20, of Fort Washington, Md., have each been charged with felony identity theft.

Gallery: Elko town ball descendant feted for 900 victories

The baseball-playing Fredrickson ­family of Elko has one of Minnesota’s deepest bloodlines when it comes to the time-honored tradition of town ball. So deep that one of its descendants, Terry Fredrickson, recently won his 900th game as the Elko amateur baseball team manager.
West Metro

Plymouth doctor out for a run is hit by car and killed

Brian Lew, 57, was hit near Vicksburg Lane and 26th Avenue, about 1 1/2 miles from his home.

Man convicted of threatening FBI agents now faces new gun charges

Charges in the October incident follow Mohamed Ali Omar's release from federal custody

Hennepin County Medical Examiner Andrew Baker gives law students a lesson in death

  When Hennepin County Medical Examiner Andrew Baker is called to testify in courtrooms, his presentation tends to be somber and focused on the facts…

St. Cloud Diocese could be forced to open clergy sex-abuse files

A Stearns County judge has ruled that a public nuisance claim against the Diocese of St. Cloud by an alleged victim of priest sex abuse may proceed, which could force the diocese to open its files on all clergy sex offenders.

Minneapolis man who threatened FBI released prior to sentencing

Convicted of threatening FBI agents, Mohamed Ali Omar must wear monitor bracelet until sentencing.
West Metro

It's the 39th berry-picking season at this Champlin farm

Nancy and Bill Bauer opened their farm last week for another “pick-your-own” season, a summertime happening for nearly 40 years.

Norway House gives Minn. Norwegians a modern link to the homeland

Norwegians finally get a home base with Norway House, anchoring its immigrant neighborhood with an eye to the future.