A Stutsman County deputy seized 476 pounds of marijuana.

Judge: N.D. deputy's unreasonable search negates huge pot bust that snared St. Paul man

A North Dakota judge on Friday refused to consider nearly 500 pounds of marijuana seized during a vehicle stop because he said a county deputy did not have a good reason to be suspicious.

For Jewish seniors in the Twin Cities, kosher Meals on Wheels are a gift

Kosher Meals on Wheels lets Jewish seniors stay true to their faith.

SE Minn. town officer charged with sexually abusing 2 girls

A Kasson police officer is being held on unconditional bond of $1 million for criminal sexual conduct charges in Olmsted County.
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Video shows boyfriend urging woman on in fatal YouTube stunt

Video shows boyfriend urging woman on in fatal YouTube stunt

Monalisa Perez tried to back out of the stunt several times, but ultimately shot and killed her boyfriend.
East Metro
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

Earlier this spring, a group of boosters gathered in Eau Claire, Wis. — heralded by some as an emerging "mini-Portland" — and agreed on just…
East Metro
Pedro Ruiz III

Boyfriend urged on woman in fatal YouTube stunt, new evidence shows

Monalisa Perez tried to back out of the stunt several times, but ultimately shot and killed her boyfriend.
Thanks to heavy rains, these buggers are expected to be out in force this weekend.

Mosquitoes will be buzzing this weekend thanks to recent rains

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District has done its part. Now you do yours.
Donald Trump stood amidst a packed house in Duluth as he made his first visit to Minnesota as president.

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The Minnesota History Center will open the exhibit “Somalis + Minnesota” on Saturday, the first long-term exhibit about the east African nation’

'Somalis + Minnesota' exhibit opens Saturday at Minnesota History Center

The exhibit focuses on Somali culture and daily life.
Caitlin Bell and her father, Ted Bell, founder and creator of Northstar Canoes, launched a canoe on Elk Lake in 2014. Northstar is one of nine plantif

BWCA-related businesses sue Interior over mining leases

A group of nine Minnesota businesses is suing the Trump administration, asserting irreparable harm from a U.S. Department of Interior decision to reinstate two long-expired…
Friday traffic: Slow-downs forming on I-94 in Minneapolis

Friday traffic: Slow-downs forming on I-94 in Minneapolis

As the peak of the rush hour approaches, traffic is getting tight on westbound I-94 heading into downtown Minneapolis. Speeds drop around the Mississippi River and it's snug over to the Lowry Hill Tunnel.
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.
June 21
Minister Toya Woodland fought back tears as she made remarks concerning the Minneapolis Police Department's draft report on forced Ketamine use at Thu

Ketamine probe will examine conduct of Mpls. officers

Mpls. council members query police official, field complaints by citizens.
June 21
Richard Irgens loved the outdoors and sailing.

Richard Irgens, Marine Corps vet and pilot, dies at 86

There were times, Linda Irgens admits, when it wasn’t easy being “the sensitive daughter” of a former Marine Corps Lt. Col. who expected his children…
June 21
Scarlett Nagorski, 5, of Belle Plaine, got help from her brother Pierce, 11, as she etched names of Vietnam vets killed in the war onto a piece of pap

Vietnam War memorial stops in St. Paul to help community honor, heal

A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is at the State Capitol grounds until Sunday.
St. Paul
June 21
Nick Faber, president of the St. Paul teachers union, left, and Superintendent Joe Gothard spoke with Keely Young-Dixon who held her 1-week-old daught

St. Paul Schools, teachers union team up to woo new families

Campaign aims to get back students who have recently left the district.
June 21
Lois Riess' arrest in April ended a 30-day period on the run. She was extradited to Florida to face murder charges and three other felonies.

Murder suspect Lois Riess had befriended another possible victim, documents say

Days before her arrest, Lois Riess seemed to follow the script of Florida crime.
North Metro
June 21
This van crashed into a parked vehicle in a north Minneapolis alley.

Jailed driver had license taken away before crash killed 2 in Mpls. alley

The defendant's history includes multiple drunken driving convictions.
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
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
West Metro
June 21
Mary Hogan, a Minnesota ICE official, was scheduled to speak at Richfield meeting.

Richfield police change mind about inviting ICE speaker

Officials worried that U.S. border controversy would cloud local meeting.
June 21
Marcus Fischer

Police video shows officers shooting man with knife in Mpls. City Hall

They repeatedly ask suspect to put down his knife.
June 21
Three Illinois men who allegedly bombed a Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in August 2017 have been charged with federal civil rights and hate crime viola

Federal hate crime charges added in bombing of Bloomington mosque

Three Illinois militia members now face civil rights and hate crime allegations.
June 21

Human-trafficking expert joins Minneapolis effort

Shunu Shrestha, an expert in human trafficking prevention, has joined the city of Minneapolis to further its work on the problem.Shrestha, 37, of Eden Prairie,…