"Nothing confounds me or disappoints me more than that tax bill," U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips said Monday at a meeting with foundation officials at Cargil

Minnesota foundations speak out about effect of tax law changes

With individual giving down, nonprofits struggle with how to move forward.

St. Paul council member asks for 'compassion' after release of anti-gay comments

City Council Member Kassim Busuri, left, was sworn in by City Clerk Shari Moore at St. Paul City Hall on Feb. 6, 2019 in St. Paul. Busuri, a local edu
St. Paul Council member asks for compassion over old remarks against gays.

Southwest High in Minneapolis gets new leader with big goals

Valerie Littles-Butler will take the helm on July 1.
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“I believe people are very scared,” Ayde Vasquez, a Mercado Central store owner, said on Monday in Minneapolis. Vasquez, of Colombia, said she bel

'There is no safe space,' Latinos say, as threats of ICE raids linger

Business is down in a thriving immigrant hub in Minneapolis and residents are on high alert as President Trump steps up his threat of deportations.
Vanessa Del Campo read with her daughter Regina in their Minneapolis apartment. She is one of the tenants who received a payout in a class-action sett

Tenants who fought Minneapolis landlord for years get a windfall

They endured years of infestation and disrepair before the settlements

Lawmaker calls on state legislative auditor to investigate handling of PolyMet permit

He says review expected to start immediately.
Residents in the Twin Cities' northern and western suburbs had the longest commutes in the state, while those rural western Minnesota had the shortest

Shortest commute in Minnesota? Morris. Longest? Isanti and Stanchfield

One study found 25% of American quit their jobs because of a bad commute
Attorney General Keith Ellison spoke at an inclusivity forum on Friday, June 21, in Fergus Falls, Minn.

Ellison says state will defend abortion restrictions in court

Some wondered how state attorney general, an abortion-rights advocate, would respond.
St. Paul

Man shot in head at St. Paul gas station last week dies

A man who was shot outside a St. Paul gas station last week has died, authorities said Monday.Dajuon Johnson, 22, of St. Paul, died shortly…
South Metro

Man, 19, fatally crashes car near Northfield, Minn.

A 19-year-old man crashed his car and died late at night in southern Dakota County, authorities said Monday.The wreck occurred about 11:55 p.m. Friday in…
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North Metro

Family identifies bicyclist fatally hit last week by Northstar commuter train

The Minneapolis man was hit in Fridley and found dead in Coon Rapids.
West Metro
Darwin L. Schmitt Credit: Facebook

Witness, dump truck driver give conflicting accounts over fatal Minnetonka crash, police say

Man killed in Minnetonka crash had a green light, a witness told police.
St. Paul
St. Paul school board incumbents Zuki Ellis, left,and Steve Marchese secured DFL Party endorsements Sunday for re-election bids this fall.

St. Paul DFLers endorse two school board incumbents, challenger

Two St. Paul school board members who came to prominence in the Caucus for Change election of 2015 secured DFL Party endorsements Sunday for re-election…
South Metro

Central Minnesota massage parlor owner, boyfriend charged with sex trafficking

Police say Oriental Massage near St. Cloud was holding immigrant worker captive.

John Fawcett, business owner who inspired others, dies at 82

His awkward gait, the result of cerebral palsy, made the Duluth man instantly recognizable walking down the street.
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St. Thomas Academy boys’ swim team coach John Barnes (2016 photo).

St. Thomas Academy swim coach suspended for behavior at state meet

Nationally honored coach John Barnes will sit out three meets at the start of the season and is barred from the postseason.
The camper caught fire in northwestern Wisconsin. Credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office

Driver dies in fiery crash of camper in northwestern Wisconsin

The wreck occurred late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
Quinn Nystrom of Baxter, Minn., looked over an insulin pen she purchased last month in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Diabetics turn to internet black market for insulin

Faced with soaring costs and insurance restrictions, Minnesota diabetics are turning to Facebook, eBay, Craigslist and other lesser-known markets where they can offer medication they no longer need and ask others for help.
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Steve Kuhn, a Minnesota native and one-time hedge fund hot shot, has jumped into politics with a goal of increasing legal immigration.

Immigration pushes one-time hedge fund exec into politics

The wealthy Minnesota native has plunged into politics for the first time with a proposal for a new kind of work visa intended to greatly increase legal immigration into the country.
West Metro
June 24

Car's driver dies in collision with dump truck at Minnetonka intersection

The driver of a car ­collided with a dump truck at a Minnetonka intersection and was killed, authorities said. The crash occurred about 10:45 a.m.…
June 24
The latest border rivalry between Minnesota and Wisconsin challenges the very essence of the North Star state. Wisconsin is claiming that it has more

Wisconsin claims it has more lakes than Minnesota (It doesn't.)

It depends on what you consider a lake. But the Badger State may be overcounting.
West Metro
June 23
Colton Senogles Credit: Facebook

Jurors convict Brooklyn Center woman of murder in death of baby in her care

Jurors convicted a Brooklyn Center woman of killing a 9-month-old boy she handled in a rough and aggressive manner while he was in her care.Jennifer…