Wetterlings file legal motion to keep media out of privacy fight over investigative files

Wetterlings file legal motion to keep media out of privacy fight over investigative files

In a motion filed this week, the Wetterlings say the media shouldn't have access to contested documents.
Local

Safety net clinics in Minnesota face loss of federal funds

July 27
Safety net clinics in Minnesota face loss of federal funds
As Congress debates health care, $27 million in federal aid for state's rural and needy is in jeopardy. Cutbacks and closures could follow.
Local

State dealing with glitches in new license tab, plate computer system

July 27
State dealing with glitches in new license tab, plate computer system
Some vehicle owners are reporting long waits for their tabs, titles and plates.
St. Paul
50 minutes ago
A conceptual rendering, provided by the city of St. Paul, of what the highest density area of the Ford Site could potentially look like after redevelopment.

St. Paul proceeds with Ford Site development despite opposition

A massive dirt field in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood could one day house up to 7,200 people and be the workplace of a thousand or more.
Local
52 minutes ago

Weekend traffic: A trio of stadium concerts and closure on Hwy. 169

It's a musical weekend in the Twin Cities with three stadium concerts on the docket. Billy Joel, the Piano Man, holds court Friday night at Target Field followed on Saturday by Florida Georgia Line. Down the block Guns and Roses complete the trifecta with a show Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Local
12:46pm

McCain's heads-up to Klobuchar: 'I'm voting no'

The Republican senator tipped off Amy Klobuchar before casting his vote against 'skinny' Obamacare repeal.
Eat & Drink
11:10am
The Bryant Lake Bowl is among Kim Bartmann's restaurants that will be adding a 3 percent surcharge to bills to pay for health insurance.

Well-known Minneapolis restaurants adding surcharge to cover staff health care

Owner of Barbette, Bryant Lake Bowl and other locales said she opted for surcharge, rather than "raising prices here and there" on menu items.
East Metro
11:09am

Woodbury day cares get extortion letter threatening false police report of sex abuse

Hush money would buy "silence" on false accusation of child sexual assault. Police are investigating.
Local
10:00am

Those Minnesota institutions: Five bait vendors from across the state talk shop

Bait shop owners open up about their life's work – and offer a few tips, too
Local
9:39am

Mistaken identity armed robbery sends 5 to jail in Beltrami County

The suspects were seeking to recover money they had spent on drugs.
Minneapolis
8:30am

Family identifies woman fatally stabbed in Mpls. parking ramp

Mai Yer Cha, 31, died Wednesday as the result of wounds she suffered in the July 15 attack.
West Metro
6:02am

SouthWest Transit raises fares for State Fair express service

Metro Transit bus and rail fares are not the only ones going up. SouthWest Transit said it's raising fares for its State Fair express service for the first time in 20 years.
Local
July 27

Bike thieves rivaled bike riders in late 19th-century Twin Cities

19th-century bike craze in the metro brought with it rampant theft
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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
July 27
Shredder's Mutant Masher was closed at the Mall of America in Blooming...

Mall of America shuts down amusement ride after Ohio fair death

Mall officials said they did not know when the ride will reopen.
East Metro
July 27

Police standards board rejects naming training fund for Castile

A new state training fund for police officers will not be named for Philando Castile, despite Gov. Mark Dayton's recommendation.
West Metro
July 27

Minnesota gun sellers get a crash course on thwarting gun thieves

ATF's education push comes amid national rise in the theft of firearms from businesses.
St. Paul
July 27

Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul to close in October

The 96-year-old private club can no longer be financially sustained and will close in October, members were told.
Minneapolis
July 27

Administrator appointed to oversee some of embattled Minneapolis landlord's properties

More than 400 apartment units get new administrator as landlord Stephen Frenz faces foreclosure action.
West Metro
July 27

Excelsior beach on Lake Minnetonka reopens after temporary shutdown due to E. coli

It was shut down just a day earlier.
Local
July 27

Minnesota caregiver pleads guilty to sexually assaulting woman with Alzheimer's

Facility still faces allegations that it hid incident from family members.
Minneapolis
July 27

Leaders call for permanent appointment of Arradondo as Mpls. police chief

Spike Moss, the Rev. Jerry McAfee and other faith and community leaders addressed reporters at a news conference on Minneapolis' North Side.
East Metro
July 27

Hwy. 243 bridge over St. Croix closed to repair a hole

"We always err on the side of safety," said a MnDOT spokesman.
East Metro
July 27
The nearly complete St. Croix River bridge connects the Minnesota and Wisconsin banks just south of Stillwater.

St. Croix River bridge ribbon-cutting expected to draw a crowd

Buses will ferry spectators to the Wednesday event in Oak Park Heights.