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Nurses' strike is over, but their dispute with Allina is not

June 25
Nurses' strike is over, but their dispute with Allina is not
Allina, nursing union appear to be as far apart as ever on health insurance, staffing and safety.
Local

Appeals court ruling bottles up part of Fargo flood project

June 25
Appeals court ruling bottles up part of Fargo flood project
Court halts work on ring levee until Minnesota agrees to build dam
Local
June 25
Mark Robinson helped his mother Andrea get dressed. It's just one of the 9-year-old boy's many responsibilities.

Minnesota's invisible caregivers are a growing army of children

Each day, thousands of Minnesota children, some as young as 8 or 9, serve as unpaid caregivers for family members who are too sick or frail to care for themselves.
Local
June 25

Mark Robinson is a primary caregiver at age 9

Each day, 9-year-old Mark Robinson helps his mother dress, cook, clean the house and prepares his three little brothers for school.
Local
June 25

Judge won't let media attorney speak at Prince hearing

Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide has denied a request filed by a lawyer for media organizations who sought to be heard at a probate…
Prince
June 25
Prince in 2015.

Attorneys who Prince avoided in life now oversee his estate

He had no will, so attorneys — a profession the star distrusted — are in charge.
St. Paul
June 25

Can Can Wonderland part of St. Paul Midway resurgence

An oddball attraction is the latest hip addition to the St. Paul neighborood.
Local
June 25

Storms veer north of metro area after steamy afternoon

Minor damage was reported north of the Twin Cities, where the weather was most tumultuous.
Local
June 25

Two Minnesota campers injured when falling tree hits tent

Two campers were injured when a large tree fell on their tent in Voyageurs National Park during a raging storm early Saturday.Officers were called to…
Local
June 25

One dead, one injured in motorcycle crash in western Wisconsin

A motorcycle crash left a woman dead and a man injured early Saturday in western Wisconsin.Joshua Sykora, 34, of Hastings, was driving south on County…
Minneapolis
June 25

Bicyclists strap on monitors to measure Twin Cities air quality

Pedalers will help scientists determine how pollution varies across the Twin Cities.
South Metro
June 25

Dakota County to pay $4M for conservation easement in Inver Grove Heights

Deal means the Grannis family property will be preserved indefinitely.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 21 hours 1 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
North Metro
June 25

Stories deep beneath Centennial High School

With a sprawling campus for more than 2,000 students, Centennial High School in Circle Pines looks like just another big, nondescript suburban school. Even the…
North Metro
June 25

Obituary: Ralph Talbot was Anoka County's longest-serving sheriff

Ralph "Buster" Talbot's proudest identity was as a family man, but generations of Anoka County residents knew him as "Sheriff."First appointed to the top law…
Local
June 25

Scuttled trout project launches man on crusade

David Holmbeck contacted me this spring with an urgent request. He wanted me to investigate a trout stream restoration project north of Chisholm, Minn., that…
Local
June 25

State briefs: Southern Minnesota region is dubbed GreenSeam by business group

MankatoBusiness group christens GreenSeamA business promotion group, pointing to the rich soil, extensive hog and soybean farms and sprawling farm economy of southern Minnesota and…
Local
June 25

A look at the lives of child caretakers

Each day, an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 children across Minnesota provide care to someone in their family who is physically or mentally disabled and is too debilitated to care for themselves. While their friends and classmates indulge in sports and play, these young carers hurry home to perform a dizzying array of chores, and to help their sick or disabled relatives bathe, eat, dress and take their medications.
Local
June 25

Metro briefs: Hennepin County wins national award for Stable Families Initiative

HENNEPIN COUNTYCounty wins national award for programHennepin County has won national recognition for a program that's decreased the number of homeless families in emergency shelters.The…
Variety
June 25

Young people get a fighting chance at Minneapolis boxing gym

The Circle of Discipline isn't just a boxing gym. It serves as playground, school and even family for Minneapolis youths.
Local
June 25

Tevlin: Terrifying tale makes case for background checks

Danny Ray Fuston was a low-level criminal just out of an Oklahoma prison and looking to start a new life in Minnesota. Through a temporary…
Minneapolis
June 25
Insight Brewing Co. Michael Agnew, Special to the Star Tribune

Craft breweries get to pop their tops at U.S. Bank Stadium

Smaller Twin Cities operations including Insight, Bauhaus and Sociable will get a chance to put their suds in the spotlight.
South Metro
June 25
The scene of a fatal accident along Hennepin Ave.

Case of Hennepin Avenue pedestrian death will test new state law

Reckless driving was a misdemeanor until 2015, when the Legislature made it a gross misdemeanor in circumstances that result in great bodily harm.