Trump flag fallout: Jordan team pulls out of MLK Day game in Minneapolis

Trump flag fallout: Jordan team pulls out of MLK Day game in Minneapolis

Jordan was to have played Minneapolis Patrick Henry at the invitational event hosted at Minneapolis Roosevelt, but Jordan feared "something happening to the players."
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Metro Transit passes on bus-only lane on Hennepin Avenue for now

January 20
The A Line bus is a local example of a successful Bus Rapid Transit route.
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St. Paul play illuminates an ugly stage in the city's history

January 20
“Not in Our Neighborhood” director Eric Wood gave directions to actors during Thursday night’s rehearsal.
Written by St. Paul Central High School graduates, it's the story of what happened when a black couple moved from their longtime home in the Rondo neighborhood to a new house on Sargent Avenue in the rising middle-class enclave of Groveland Park in the 1920s.
Local
January 20
A close-up photo of police lights by night.

Man killed by police in St. Louis Park identified

Police had been called to a domestic dispute.
Local
January 20
This rendering provided by the Minnesota State Fair shows what the construction project on the north end of the fair will look like when completed for

State Fair approves $20M in improvements, ticket price hike for 2019

After a record-setting year for attendance, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is set to grow even bigger. And so are its admission prices.
East Metro
January 20
Rep. Betty McCollum checked her phone at the Fitzgerald Theater before the start of swearing in ceremonies for Governor Tim Walz and other constitutio

Well-connected Rep. McCollum quietly accumulates D.C. power

The 12 women and men who chair House Appropriations subcommittees — they're called "Cardinals" around Capitol Hill — have long been seen as among the most powerful members of Congress. Rep. Betty McCollum, whose district encompasses Ramsey County, is now one of them.
Local
January 20
Charlie Barnett

Unlicensed driver who killed 2 near St. Cloud gets 4¾ years in prison

Charlie Barnett was driving wrong way, had a history of "huffing."
Minneapolis
January 20
A close-up photo of police lights by night.

Man shot dead in Minneapolis alley; 2 suspects flee on foot

Police seek leads in north Mpls. killing Saturday.
Local
January 20
Marchers carried a banner at an event during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in 2018.

What's open, closed on MLK Day holiday

What’s open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Post offices: Closed. No regular mail service. Banks: All Bremer Bank branches will be closed. TCF traditional…
South Metro
January 20
Cars were warned last March before driving on an ice road.

Three cars break through ice Saturday, prompting warnings

Authorities are warning people to use caution.
Local
January 20
Martin Luther King Jr.

A sampling of MLK Day events in the Twin Cities

Brooklyn Park and Maplewood: Second Harvest Heartland and Bremer Bank will host “Bring Your Child to Serve Day” to pack, sort and label food for…
Local
January 20
Demolition has begun on the historic Albany Roller Mills, which was sold for redevelopment last year and is likely to become mixed-use office space.

Minnesota's historic Albany Roller Mills closing up shop

Changes in agriculture and years of wear lead to teardown.
Local
January 20
Maeve Sheridan, a sex assault victim: “There are ways to step in before and after.”

University of Minnesota focuses on bystanders to fight sexual assault

The effort, which costs more than $740,000 in its first two years, culminates this academic year with a public awareness campaign and workshops.
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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.
West Metro
January 19
St. Louis Park officials said an officer-involved shooting was under investigation Saturday night.

Man dead after officer-involved shooting at St. Louis Park apartments

Incident at Louisiana Court Apartments began as a call on a domestic dispute.
Local
January 19
Fifth-grader Khadra worked with Kyrstin Tenjack, a special education assistant, at Howe School in Minneapolis.

Minnesota schools facing 'crisis level' in special-ed funding

School administrators say the mandate's growing financial burden is threatening their ability to provide the same for all students.
Inspired
January 19
After she got home from work, Jamie Hendricks restocked the shelves of the Little Free Pantry she maintains in front of her home in St. Paul’s North

Inspired by Little Free Libraries, a free pantry helps feed hungry neighbors in St. Paul

North End resident's corner cabinet helps feed neighbors in need.
Local
January 19

Former Kasson police officer pleads guilty to sexual assaulting 3 girls

Julio Baez, 52, of St. Charles, Minn., had been charged in Rice, Dodge and Olmsted counties with criminal sexual conduct against the three victims.
West Metro
January 19
Hopeful applicants attended a job fair for prospective TSA employees at the agency’s Minnesota headquarters in Bloomington on Saturday. The shutdown

Brooks: Hope draws hundreds of Minnesotans to TSA's mid-shutdown job fair

  In the middle of a government shutdown, an agency that hadn’t cut a paycheck in four weeks held a job fair. Not the greatest…
Local
January 19
Jake Patterson was seen as smart, quick-witted as a kid.

How did Jake Patterson's life lead to Jayme Closs?

Alleged violent acts in northwestern Wisconsin leave family, friends with questions.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com T
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Minneapolis
January 19
The library’s new listening room and its “Vinyl Revival” event series aim to bring its thousands of albums to the public again.

Minneapolis Central Library opens vinyl listening room to share collection

The library hosted the first event in its new "Vinyl Revival" series, which aims to bring attention to the thriving audio format.
Local
January 19
SPCO guest musician Matthew McClung tuned his drums before a rehearsal. The orchestra didn’t see any changes in its donation level this year.

Twin Cities nonprofits report no drop in donations after first year of tax changes

In first year of new rules for giving, the negative effect that some had feared has not materialized.
St. Paul
January 19
Rep. Ilhan Omar, U.S. representative for Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District, spoke Saturday at the Women's March Minnesota at the State Capitol

Women's March draws 4,000 to State Capitol in St. Paul

Bundled-up marchers rallied for LGBT rights, immigration reform, violence prevention and more.
Local
January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day events will be celebrated throughout the Twin Cities.

MLK Day events in the Twin Cities

Brooklyn Park and Maplewood: Second Harvest Heartland and Bremer Bank will host “Bring Your Child to Serve Day” to pack, sort and label food for…