St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell released in September the body camera video from the officer-involved shooting of 31-year-old Ronald Davis.

St. Paul police officer who fatally shot knife-wielding man will not be charged

Officer Steven Mattson shot and killed Ronald Davis after repeatedly asking him to drop the knife.

New Hope latest suburb to pass protection measures for low-income renters

Some housing advocates say cities should focus on building more affordable housing.
Some advocates say such ordinances are Band-Aids at best and that cities should instead focus on building more affordable housing.

4,000 Twin Cities janitors could strike next week

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Iris Altamirano, president of SEIU Local 26, addressed hundreds of janitors and security officers at a packed union hall Feb. 8 as they voted unanimou
Negotiations are set to resume on Feb. 28.
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Wisconsin Legislature sends $250 million tax cut to governor

Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature on Thursday sent a $250 million income tax cut to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who appears likely to veto it.
North Metro
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Ice covered junker cars are seen as firefighters on Wednesday morning remained on the scene of a fire that has been burning for more than 24 hours at

Firefighters finally contain intense blaze at Becker recycling plant

City now its turns attention to air and water quality concerns.
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Mayor Jacob Frey welcomed the Park Board commissioners during an August event. Frey, who has to ratify the Park Board’s work, said Thursday he has n

Minneapolis Park Board commissioners raise concerns about two canceled meetings this year

Some see the absences as petty politics surrounding the new board president.
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Nurse Christine Ruth Lee dies at North Memorial, where she cared for 1,000 patients

The nurses at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale often joked that they hated taking over the day shift after one of nurse Christine Lee’s…
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Construction on I-35W in south Minneapolis.

Weekend warm-up comes with closing on I-35W in Minneapolis

MnDOT will be moving a crane into place ahead of a drainage project this summer.
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It isn’t too late to get a flu shot.

Flu shows second act in Minnesota in 'a particularly bad year for kids'

State reports second influenza-related death of a child and a recent increase in hospitalizations.
Andrea Imhoff, data analyst and former Connect 700 participant who is on the autism spectrum, along with Kenneth Rodgers, coordinator of disability pr

Gov. Walz orders review of troubled state disability hiring program amid mismanagement reports

The once-lauded Connect 700 program has come under fire for being rolled out inconsistently across state agencies.
St. Paul

3 teens arrested in shooting death of St. Paul man

Marcus Rashon Johnson died late Saturday on the city's East Side.
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Walz administration creates job for immigrant, refugee affairs

The new position will work to ease economic barriers for immigrants and refugees.

Wisconsin lawmaker's daughter sentenced in fatal OD case

The daughter of a Wisconsin state lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison for providing drugs that killed a pregnant woman.

Assembly OKs raising Wisconsin smoking age from 18 to 21

No one under 21 would be allowed to purchase cigarettes or vaping products under a bill the state Assembly approved Thursday.

Duluth city attorney placed on administrative leave

Gunnar Johnson, the city's second-highest paid employee, was suspended for "a human resources issue."

Police: Minnesota recycling plant fire under control for now

Firefighters battling a stubborn fire that has been burning for days at a metal recycling plant in a small Minnesota community have got the blaze under control, police said Thursday.
An entrance to the campus of the University of Minnesota.

Attempted sexual assault near U linked to several similar incidents in Minneapolis since 2018

The suspect is described as a male, aged 30 to 40, with gray facial hair and wearing a gray hoodie and blue pants.

As climate changes, activists struggle for Kansas' attention

Environmentalists are struggling to get lawmakers to even discuss climate change as a serious issue in Kansas, where some leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature question the widespread scientific consensus that human activity is dangerously warming the planet.

Prosecutor: No charges for St. Paul officer in 2019 shooting

A Minnesota prosecutor announced Thursday that he won't bring charges against a St. Paul police officer who shot and killed a man who rear-ended his squad car and then charged him with a knife.

Business owner sentenced for slayings of 2 employees

A former Franklin business owner was sentenced Thursday to 72 years in prison for killing his two employees and burning their bodies in a fire pit.
East Metro

Seven juveniles charged for attacking St. Paul man, stealing car with children inside

An 8-year-old boy and 1-year-old girl were not harmed, but their dad suffered scrapes and bruises.
A fence and “No Trespassing” signs have been set up around a MnDOT worksite that disturbed a Native American burial ground in far western Duluth.

New cemetery chance to 'do the right things' three years after MnDOT desecrated grave site

Designers say the "landscape is imbued with cultural meaning that transcends the legal boundaries of the site."

Minnesota Senate GOP proposes spending surplus on tax cuts

Leaders of the Minnesota Senate's GOP majority proposed Thursday to give the state's projected $1.3 billion budget surplus back to taxpayers with a package of income and other permanent tax cuts, a proposal aimed more at the November elections than the current legislative session.