Robert Brown, a water resource specialist for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, tested the water at Webber Park Pool earlier in the month.

Ducks get blame as Webber pool closes again after failing another water quality test

Pool closed for 15th day. "We just need to find a way to keep it open," says park commissioner.
Local

Ramsey County Board member's nonprofit owes nearly $40,000 in back taxes

July 17
Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman
Blake Huffman, a former Wells Fargo Home Mortgage executive who ran briefly last year for governor, formed Journey Home Minnesota in 2008.
Local

Theodore Wirth's new Trailhead hub for outdoor sports opens

July 17
Originally approved in 2012, the Trailhead will provide equipment and training for activities all year. In the summer it will offer mountain bike rent
The massive North Side center will host year-round outdoor activities.
Local
July 17
The Lennar Corp. plans to develop 188 acres bordering two lakes, property formerly owned by Prince. Neighbors fear losing a pristine recreation area.

Neighbors oppose Lennar plans for 200 homes on Prince property in Chanhassen

More than 20 neighbors spoke against the project, which they fear will damage neighborhood lakes, clear-cut acres of forest and increase congestion.
Local
July 17

Divers find body of missing 7-year-old boy in rural Dodge County pond

The body of a missing 7-year-old boy was found Tuesday evening in a rural Dodge County pond, where he had been last seen swimming with…
St. Paul
July 17
David Martinez

St. Paul candidate forum canceled after jailed candidate says he'll stay in race

The Wednesday evening forum would have included all three candidates for the Fourth Ward seat.
Local
July 17
Job-seekers interviewed at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, seeking to work at this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Minnesota State Fair recruits hundreds of employees

Job candidates interviewed for work at the Minnesota State Fair's annual job fair.
Local
July 17
Mustafa Jumale of the Black Immigrant Collective, said revoking temporary protected status for Somalia would “essentially be a death sentence” for

Feds set to rule by Thursday on special status for 250 Somalis

The decision could upend the lives of the Somali immigrants, with a majority of those affected in Minnesota.
Local
July 17

Leland Lillehaug, longtime musician and educator at Augustana University, dies at 91

The airy sounds hummed through the house, climbing scales and spearing tricky rhythms until the woodwind player began to fumble. “Blow!” the teacher said. “Blow!”…
Local
July 17

Woman dies in Brainerd area crash with semi; daughter behind wheel injured

Car pulled into the path of the truck, according to the State Patrol.
East Metro
July 17
House of Charity

Woodbury man pleads guilty to stealing donors' IDs during charity work

He allegedly used some of the money to pay for his daughter's private school tuition.
Local
July 17
Eric Reinbold

Prosecutors: Minn. man on trial in bomb case wrote of 'armed rebellion'

Notebook and cache of pipe bombs are at issue in federal trial of Eric James Reinbold, 41, of Oklee, Minn.
North Metro
July 17

Skimmer likely used on ATM at Crystal bank

Crystal police received several reports of fraud Monday, prompting a warning.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 4 hours 0 mins. ago
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.
St. Paul
July 17
St. Paul police are joining a national movement by drafting the department's first policy dedicated to the treatment of transgender and gender-nonconf

St. Paul police release draft policy on interacting with transgender, gender nonconforming people

The public can weigh in on the policy at a July 31 community meeting.
St. Paul
July 17
If the measure fails, Superintendent Joe Gothard said, multi-million dollar cuts would continue.

St. Paul schools referendum is set, but it carries some risk

Tax hike would cost average homeowner $136 more.
Minneapolis
July 17

Bicyclist killed after allegedly running red light at Franklin and Hennepin

The bicyclist also struck a motorcyclist before being thrown onto the street where he was hit, police said.
East Metro
July 17
The Maya Moore billboard in White Bear Lake's Polar Lakes Park on Tuesday.

Maya Moore billboard returns, but in White Bear Lake

Moore's Jordan Brand billboard, which mimics the famous 1989 Michael Jordan poster, is back.
Minneapolis
July 17

35-year term for gunman who followed order, killed woman in Mpls. parking lot

She was shot while fighting with her boyfriend outside a north Minneapolis strip mall.
North Metro
July 17
Construction worker Laura Elena Soto Silva had given birth weeks before she was struck. She and Ryan Berg were preparing to close on a house.

No felony charge against driver who hit road worker in Anoka County

Prosecutors said they could not find enough evidence of gross negligence.
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 23 hours 54 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
July 17

Annual Bastille Day Block Party

The 16th annual Bastille Day celebration block party in Minneapolis had an extra level of excitement after France claimed the World Cup title hours earlier. Bastille Day is the French celebration of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, which marked a turning point in the French Revolution. Revelers and community members enjoyed music, arts, food and beer.
Campaign Finance: U.S. House
July 17
In lead-up to primary, Minnesota's nationally-watched congressional races bring in millions

In lead-up to primary, Minnesota's nationally-watched congressional races bring in millions

No state is home to more toss-up congressional races than Minnesota. The Third District has already surpassed the $6M mark for fundraising, and the suddenly-open Fifth is heating up.
Local
July 17
Mayor Jacob Frey

Mayor Frey speaks out about council bid for more power over police

Jacob Frey is lining up opposition to a proposed change in MPD oversight.