There was a full crowd in the chambers and overflow rooms during a public hearing on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan at Minneapolis City Hall on Wednesday

Minneapolis neighbors gather for latest chance to weigh in on 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The public hearing held by the City Council, among the final steps in a contentious process, went on for nearly five hours.
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Minneapolis School District returns to post-Labor Day start to school year

November 14
Minneapolis Superintendent Ed Graff greeted students as they made their way into Jenny Lind Elementary School on the first day of school, Monday, Augu
The school board approved the change, which starts next fall, after hearing from parents.
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Brooks: Hennepin County tries to ease the stress of stressful jobs

November 14
Tai chi, shown here in 2015, is an ancient martial art you can practice in your office clothes without breaking a sweat.
Hennepin County's $1.4 million HealthWorks program aims to save taxpayers money in the long run by easing stress, illness and burnout.
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A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Southwest light-rail line clears significant federal hurdle

Met Council gets a sign that $929 million in federal grant money will be forthcoming, with construction expected to begin this winter.
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Richfield woman dies a week after wreck on Hwy. 13 in Savage

The crash occurred Nov. 4 at Quentin Avenue.
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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson with Barb Johnson in September as Swanson's sexual assault working group met for the first time.

Rape, alcohol, consent under review by Minn. sex assault task force

The attorney general's work group plans to have recommendations ready for the 2019 Legislature.
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A Savage police vehicle was struck by a motorist who has been charged with criminal vehicular operation causing bodily harm while under the influence

Court appearance Thursday for man who struck Savage police vehicle

Officer Alex Casey was not seriously hurt in the crash Monday on Hwy. 13
Minneapolis
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A bloody paw print was left outside the home of Jennifer Hankerson. While looking for a man with a warrant, Minneapolis police went to the St. Paul ho

Minneapolis police kill dog, wound a second while executing arrest warrant in St. Paul

The shooting occurred early Tuesday while they were executing an arrest warrant in St. Paul.
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Olympic cross-country skier Jessie Diggins photographed at her home in Afton, Minn.

Driver charged in alleged 'road rage' incident with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins

Olympic skier said Afton incident easily could have turned tragic.
South Metro
12:24am
The Savage police squad vehicle struck by a motorist Monday night.

Charges pending for driver who struck Savage police squad car

Officer Alex Casey was helping a motorist on Hwy. 13 when his squad was hit.
Minneapolis
November 14
Waste water churns in aeration tanks.

Minneapolis sewage heat plan draws concerns from Met Council

Regional government staff said they will stop analyzing a plan to tap the sewer near the University of Minnesota.
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.
West Metro
November 14
Dave Hutchinson, left, is Hennepin County sheriff-elect, but Rich Stanek has seven days to ask for a recount.

Hennepin County sheriff-elect retains law firm in case of recount

Outgoing Sheriff Rich Stanek has seven days to ask for a recount.
St. Paul
November 14
Trash haulers in St. Paul's Mac-Groveland neighborhood in 2009.

St. Paul rejects effort to bring city's new trash collection system to the voters

St. Paul residents frustrated by the new system wanted a chance to vote on it in 2019.
Minneapolis
November 14
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, center, announced a program to provide legal aid to tenants. Gina Robinson, second from right, shared her experience at

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, tenant advocates launch program that aims to help renters on the verge of eviction

They aim to increase pro bono legal assistance to renters facing eviction.
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November 14
Keith Christiansen

Keith 'Huffer' Christiansen, U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer, dies at age 74

He helped the U.S. hockey team earn a silver medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics.
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November 14
Martin Larsen showed the cover crop of rye grass that remains after he harvested the corn from the land he farms near Byron.

Farms and forests could be key to curbing greenhouse gas emissions

Managing landscapes can hold more carbon in soil, grass and trees, cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Minneapolis
November 14
Al Bangoura, left, the recreation superintendent for Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation, and Seve Ghose, the Metro Parks and Recreation Departmen

Two interview for Minneapolis Park Board superintendent

One is a longtime former Minneapolis Park Board employee and the other a newcomer.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com T
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
St. Paul
November 14
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter smiled after signing the $15 minimum wage ordinance.

St. Paul City Council passes $15 minimum wage, and mayor signs it

St. Paul joined a growing number of local governments across the country that have decided to exceed state and federal minimums.
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November 14

Police identify carjackers who died after crashing Lyft car in St. Cloud

Police have identified the two men who died after crashing the car they stole from a Lyft driver in St. Cloud early Tuesday. David A.…
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Demolition work is underway at Target Field in preparation for renovations. The Minnesota Twins are covering the $5 million cost of the work, designed

Target Field increasing security with revamped entry, adding grass area

The Twins, along with all of Major League Baseball, are moving slowly toward full NFL-level security. Most of the changes revolve around the Gate 34 entrance and main plaza.
West Metro
November 14

Ex-prosecutor who was a suspect in Plymouth shooting is released from jail without charges

County attorney's office say Plymouth death is still under investigation and there's still no decision on charges.