A proposed 118-unit apartment building at Snelling and St. Clair avenues has drawn mixed neighborhood reaction.

St. Clair-Snelling development may be sign of fights to come

Plan for Snelling Avenue housing development divides neighborhood.

St. Paul to build safety wall along Wabasha Street bluff

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A gabion wall for Wabasha Street would be a retaining wall made of rocks held together by wire mesh.
A 'gabion wall' is quick, cost-effective way to reopen street, officials say.

Sheriff: Teen admits setting fire to 120-year-old church in Melrose

32 minutes ago
Saint Mary’s Church in Melrose, Minn., is shown in this photo from March.
The youth is charged in juvenile court; legal fight persists over fate of the building.
West Metro
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The city started its organized garbage collection on Oct. 3, 2016, and not all residents are happy.

State high court: Bloomington trash hauling plan can be put to vote

The Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling is a victory for Hands Off Our Cans, a residents' group opposed to Bloomington's organized trash collection system.
West Metro
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Cristina Prodan and Joseph Porter

Charge: Ex-boyfriend says he choked Edina woman before burning body in New Orleans

New complaint notes several close encounters with police on flight south.
South Metro
Kacy Merseal

4 years for wrong-way drunken driver who killed Iowa bride-to-be near Northfield

Sentencing held 5 days after the woman's wedding date came and went.
Traffic update: Easing up on I-35W, still slow on I-94 in Minneapolis

Traffic update: Easing up on I-35W, still slow on I-94 in Minneapolis

Travel times have dropped on southbound I-35W in Minneapolis now that previous crashes and stalls in the work zone have cleared. Things are almost back to normal between Hennepin Avenue and Crosstown.

Latest on Twin Cities road construction and detours

The annual road construction season has most of the Twin Cities detouring at every turn this summer.
North Metro
A worker from Kaba Junk Removal, who declined to give his name, removes toys and other belongings from the home Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Brooklyn Pa

Runaway girl's Brooklyn Park home has troubled history

For years, it's where child protection officials have come repeatedly on reports alleging physical and sexual abuse. It's where an 8-year-old boy was found dead in his pajamas in February.
East Metro
June 19
The Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market is part of the city’s revival of its downtown riverfront. Now, planners are hoping to for a passenger rail co

All aboard: Eau Claire to St. Paul train is in works

The bold idea may seem far-fetched given the travails of public transit projects in the Twin Cities. But the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition has been working on the idea for nearly two decades.
June 19
Friends Rosie Mudrey and Bruce Hawks smoked cigars while hanging out after work at Hidden Beach. “It’s always had a reputation of being a laid bac

At Cedar Lake's Hidden Beach, it's not all fun in the sun

Neighbors in the affluent Kenwood neighborhood say they're turning the beach's reputation around with family-friendly events and money to pay for extra police patrols. But it's an ongoing battle, with police incident reports doubling last year.
June 19
Kyle and Nicolle Peltier, surrounded for this portrait photo by their seven children: Jullianna (lower left), Ellianna (center left), Lillianna (top),

Dad of kids hit by SUV on playground questions high-speed chase

They seek answers in playground crash that left one child critically hurt.
East Metro
June 19
Superintendent Joe Gothard’s back-to-basics strategic plan will avoid dramatic changes.

St. Paul School District looks ahead with new strategic plan

A push for more funding is expected after recent cuts.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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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.
East Metro
June 19
Senior commander Axel Henry demonstrated how to turn on the new body cameras during a press conference on the first day of training for the new body c

St. Paul releases first study of police body cameras

In first three months of 2018, officers recorded more than 87,000 videos.
St. Paul
June 19
Mitra Jalali Nelson

In St. Paul City Council race, Mitra Jalali Nelson attracts donors from outside the city

DFL aide to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison leads fundraising.
State + Local
June 19

Resident at Brooklyn Park care home found dead after nurse failed to check ventilator

State investigators said that a nurse failed to check his ventilator overnight.
June 19

Massive rainfall forces closure of Hwy. 23 for weeks or months

Repair of 300-foot stretch could take months.
East Metro
June 19
FILE - This Friday, April 7, 2017, file photo, shows cigarette butts discarded in an ashtray outside a New York office building. Decades after they we

You now have to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Roseville

Roseville is the latest city in Minnesota to make 21 the legal age to buy tobacco products.
St. Paul
June 19
St. Paul leaders think the city doesn’t need any more businesses selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.

St. Paul wants a cap on businesses allowed to sell cigarettes

Proposal is part of effort to reduce tobacco sales.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com T
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 19 hours 22 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
June 19
Attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds began the news conference with remarks condemning the use of ketamine under pressure from Minneapolis Police. ] JEFF WHEEL

Activists demand accountability for ketamine cases

City Hall protest followed pledges by city leaders to investigate ketamine use.
June 19
The Riverview Corridor streetcar will look a lot like the Kansas City streetcar.

Route selected for St. Paul streetcar to MSP, Mall of America

The Ramsey County Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to support a new kind of streetcar service along the W. 7th Street corridor in St. Paul, approving the route and propelling the project forward.
June 19
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Robert Patterson, left, speaks in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 7, 2018, in front of Neb. Gov.

New federal Drug Enforcement Administration division pairs Minnesota with Great Plains states

Meth trafficking is among the leading targets of new five-state federal office.
June 19

Corrections for June 20, 2018

A story on B1 Tuesday incorrectly quoted Colleen Ebinger, vice president of the Family Housing Fund. In describing the project with the Hennepin County Community Action Program, Ebinger said, "They were supposed to be helping find new housing."