Calling for stricter gun laws, Mpls. students head to City Hall

Calling for stricter gun laws, Mpls. students head to City Hall

A couple hundred Minneapolis students set out Wednesday afternoon on a march from Martin Luther King Jr. Park in south Minneapolis to City Hall to "voice our concerns about gun violence in schools," according to a Facebook post.

St. Paul City Council hears first report on minimum wage hike

St. Paul City Council hears first report on minimum wage hike
The nonpartisan Citizens League presented the summary of hundreds of comments on the proposed citywide minimum wage increase.

Thanks to 3M settlement, water in east metro to get an $850 million boost

Thanks to 3M settlement, water in east metro to get an $850 million boost
First spending priority will be fixing drinking water for city systems and private wells.
South Metro
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Hwy. 3 in Rosemount will be closed until at least 8 p.m. Wednesday due to this large fire, the State Patrol said.

Hwy. 3 in Rosemount reopens after closure due to big fire

Hwy. 3 a major thoroughfare in Rosemount, was reopened about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after being closed for several hours because of a large fire along…
West Metro
38 minutes ago

Student arrested in gun threat that locked down Orono schools

Students were barricaded in their classrooms, with desks and chairs blocking the doors.
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Minneapolis threatens $500 fines to unlicensed Airbnbs

Minneapolis will start enforcing new rules for short-term rentals.

The Rev. Billy Graham, who was pastor to millions, dies at age 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, and whose ministry was long based in the Twin Cities, died in North Carolina.
East Metro
Billy Graham

Rev. Billy Graham rose to prominence during his years in Twin Cities

Graham's footprints still seen at University of Northwestern, KTIS.
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017 photo, conservative writer Ben Shapiro spe...

Ben Shapiro speech venue on 'cow campus' triggers threat of lawsuit vs. U

Conservative speaker should be given larger forum, group says.

Charges: Mpls. father raped, chained, beat twin daughters in what officials call 'torture'

Jerry Lee Curry also fathered two children by one of the twins.
State + Local
With a box of his dead mother's ashes on the desk in front of him, Ken...

Victims denounce a failing state system for responding to reports of elder abuse

Minnesota Senate committee chair says too many reports of abuse have "fallen through the cracks."
Several hundred high school students from Minneapolis including Miles ...

Students lead march toward gun changes

Hundreds of students from several Minneapolis schools marched

Police arrest man in Minneapolis slaying of brother

The suspect is being held without bail in Hennepin County jail.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 3 hours 28 mins. ago
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.

Minnesota colleges, universities adopt 'affirmative consent' rule

New standard redefines sexual misconduct on campus.
TV & Media

Edina brainiac extends 'Jeopardy' victory streak to 6 for $133K

Rob Worman will be back on the show Thursday for another challenge.

"Happy, smiling warriors," Frey calls students as he joins walkout

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the NRA has something to look forward to with this generation of happy, smiling warriors as he joined the student walkout Wednesday.
The Minneapolis Police Department’s struggle to get officers to use the cameras came under intense scrutiny after an officer shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

Mpls. police say they can't track all officers' use of body cameras

The department is not tracking whether all officers are routinely activating body cameras and has not fully staffed the office tasked with reviewing footage.

In Minnesota, growing support for student walkouts, with plans for protest Wednesday

Florida school shooting is prompting action, including a walkout and march in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
February 21
Civil Rights director Velma Korbel addressed a small group during a pu...

Minneapolis mayor reconsiders civil rights director's reappointment

Jacob Frey will look into concerns over a hot line established to report hate crimes.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 23 hours 21 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
February 21

Timeline of Billy Graham's life

TimelineNov. 7, 1918: Born, the first child of Frank and Morrow Graham, in the family farm house near Charlotte, N. C.1936: Graduated from high school…
February 21

Billy Graham's crusades

Billy Graham first led a crusade in the Twin Cities in 1950. He was 31 years old and had already filled the Rose Bowl in…
February 20

More than 100 arrested in Super Bowl stings

Super Bowl is not the magnet for prostitution that many think, officials say.
East Metro
February 20
Attorney General Lori Swanson announced Tuesday that 3M Co. has agreed to give Minnesota $850 million to settle what has been a long and contentious lawsuit over the decades-long contamination of groundwater in the east metro.

3M settles contentious lawsuit with state for $850 million

The money will be used to clean up drinking water and groundwater contamination in east metro communities.