Manik Tandon of St. Paul cleaned ice and snow off of his windshield during a snow storm on Feb. 7.

Amid snow angst, some St. Paul residents clear their own streets

Snow emergencies and delays in clearing streets yield gripes and self-help.
Local

Man told 911 repeatedly he shot Minneapolis school bus driver because he feared being run over

February 14
A Minnesota state trooper pointed a gun at the suspect in the shooting of a school bus driver on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis.
The bus driver "nearly ran me over and then a self-defense incident occurred," a transcript of the call quoted the gunman as saying.
Local

Onetime First Avenue DJ among 2 found dead in Bemidji area fire pit

February 14
Adam P. Thorpe
One suspect is jailed as officials weigh charges.
Local
10:40am

Deputy injured, 3 others dead in Hubbard County shooting

Authorities are processing evidence being collected at three separate crime scenes across the northern Minnesota county, according to several media reports.
Curious Minnesota
10:32am
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Variety
9:48am
Architect James Dayton.

Celebrated Minnesota architect James Dayton dies unexpectedly at 53

Frank Gehry protégé designed the MacPhail Center for Music.
Local
9:44am
University of Minnesota student Daniel Dylla was frosted in the morning cold while pausing from a jog along the Mississippi River Tuesday

Why do airplanes sound louder during the polar vortex?

We asked Star Tribune readers to send us their cold weather questions. Here's what we found out.
Local
8:57am

Two die in separate rollover crashes in southern Minnesota

The victims were not wearing seat belts, the State Patrol said
Local
5:04am
GOP Sen. Julie Rosen, shown in 2013.

Minn. lawmakers seek more notice of prescription drug price hikes

Companies would have to pre-disclose the increases, under a new proposal.
Local
5:00am
Officer, suspect exchange gunfire in Hubbard County, according to dispatch audio

Officer, suspect exchange gunfire in Hubbard County, according to dispatch audio

Details were slim late Thursday, but multiple law enforcement agencies, including the BCA, were involved in the incident.
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North Metro
5:00am
Jerry Westrom

Isanti hockey dad charged with 1993 murder of Minneapolis woman

Police trailed Jerry Westrom to a hockey game in January and when he wiped his mouth with a napkin and threw it away, police picked it out of the trash to test for DNA evidence.
Minneapolis
February 14
Stephen Frenz

Minneapolis seeks independent administrator for troubled landlord's properties

About 1,000 tenants in 18 buildings tied to Stephen Frenz are stuck in limbo as the case proceeds.
East Metro
February 14
Roseville Firefigher Dave Doucet and Nancie Pass, a deputy director with Ramsey County Emergency Communications, take turns demonstrating hands-on CPR

Ramsey County unveils app that alerts CPR-trained bystanders

The PulsePoint app alerts people nearby when 911 dispatch receives a call of cardiac arrest in a public location.
Minneapolis
February 14
Richie Vessel

Charges: Minneapolis man killed neighbor and her daughter after loud music, argument

A witness told police he heard loud music, an argument and then the fatal gunshots.
Minneapolis
February 14
Tyrone Williams

Killer of beloved Minneapolis activist gets 20-year prison term

Tyrone Williams "was a rising star in the African-American community," an uncle said during sentencing.
West Metro
February 14

Big Lake couple found dead in their home are identified

Investigators said there was no sign of trauma or violence and don't suspect foul play.
South Metro
February 14
Rod Thompson

State auditor reprimands Shakopee school board, recommends policy changes after superintendent credit card scandal

Current superintendent said district has already implemented changes.
South Metro
February 14

Burnsville man pleads guilty to violent kidnapping

Victim abducted from downtown Minneapolis in August 2017.
St. Paul
February 14

St. Paul man charged with murder in fatal drug overdose

Christopher Paul Wivholm, 21, was found dead in 2018 behind the wheel of his parked car outside a residence in Payne-Phalen neighborhood.
Local
February 14
Jerry Hennessey

Former Ashby grain elevator manager pleads guilty in $5.3 million swindle

Jerry Hennessey's sentencing is set for June 13.
Local
February 14
Minneapolis man charged with killing neighbor and her daughter

Minneapolis man charged with killing neighbor and her daughter

Richie Vessel, 46, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with two counts of second-degree murder with intent in the deaths of Eileen Mark and Jennifer Angerhofer.
Local
February 14
DNA from genealogy company leads to arrest in 1993 Minneapolis murder

DNA from genealogy company leads to arrest in 1993 Minneapolis murder

Jerry A. Westrom, 52, of Isanti, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 35-year-old Jeanne Ann "Jeannie" Childs in June 1993.