Jared Scheierl is pictured in November 2016 outside the U.S. Courthouse shortly after speaking at Danny Heinrich's sentencing.

Cold Spring sex assault victim to testify against Danny Heinrich decades after assault

Danny Heinrich's conviction in the Jacob Wetterling abduction and murder hinged on DNA from an uncharged sex assault of a Cold Spring boy in early 1989.

I-35W to shut down completely in Minneapolis for the weekend

Construction on I-35W south of Minneapolis, pictured in August, continues and will involve some road closures this weekend. GLEN STUBBE glen.stubbe@st
This is MEA weekend and many people have left town for a fall getaway, so traffic might be lighter than normal.

911 call log: Officers found door kicked in, parents' bodies, no Jayme

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Jayme Closs, 13, has been missing since her parents were found dead in their Barron, Wisconsin, home.
The Wisconsin teen has been missing since early Monday after her parents were found shot to death in their home.
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Minneapolis approves $900k subsidy for Final Four tournament

City budget officials say the event brings international exposure and economic stimulus to the city, but three council members voted no.
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St. Paul shooting victim was released from prison last year for fatal crash

Police identified the man who was fatally shot in St. Paul Wednesday night as Eddie Cortez Smith. Smith, 40, of St. Paul, was found…
Susan Strauss, workplace consultant, at her home with her dog McKenzie, 13, a Westie, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Burnsville DAVID JOLES ï david.jol

Problem Solvers: Susan Strauss helps companies create a workplace that works for everyone

We who have spent decades in the workplace might be finding things more confusing than usual. In the MeToo and Kavanaugh-Ford era, how much emotion…
Since 1961, thousands of children have soaked up German language and culture at Waldsee village, now located on Turtle River Lake near Bemidji.

Concordia Language Villages confronts an ugly truth head-on as a step toward healing

Concordia Language Villages confronts an ugly truth head-on as a step toward healing
Quick thinking by Hagi Galvan, a sixth-grader at Lake Harriet Community School, likely saved a fellow student from harm.

Sixth-grade hero assures safe crossing for fellow students

Hagi Galvan leaps out of his mother’s car, grabs his neon orange safety patrol vest and flag, and walks briskly to his post at the…
Ron Stallworth is a former police detective who went undercover to investigate the KKK.
Photo courtesy of Ron Stallworth

Retired police detective brings his 'Black Klansman' story to Beth El Synagogue

Ron Stallworth will speak at Beth El Synagogue's "Heroes Among Us" forum.
People search along Highway 8 near Barron, Wisconsin, for signs of Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl who has been missing since early Monday, after he

Dozens of volunteers help in search for missing Wis. teen

Despite the turnout of about 100 volunteers, Thursday's ground search ended in frustration.
Minnesota women mark a year of #MeToo

Minnesota women mark a year of #MeToo

One year after #MeToo era began, Minnesota women still making their voices heard.
Volunteers search for missing Wisconsin girl

Volunteers search for missing Wisconsin girl

One-hundred volunteers have joined the search for a Wisconsin girl who went missing earlier this week and whose parents were shot and killed in their home.
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.
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Republican candidate for Attorney General Doug Wardlow.

Faith leaders denounce Wardlow mailers attacking Keith Ellison

GOP attorney general candidate's literature called anti-Islamic.
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Volunteer Megan Yoshida organizes school supplies for the The Greater Twin Cities United Way’s 6th Annual Action Day earlier this year. Photo by Sha

Greater Twin Cities United Way narrows focus of its grantmaking

United Way will concentrate its grants on programs that address education success, household stability, and employment and income gaps. It will eliminate grantmaking categories for legal services and independent living.
St. Paul
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Man shot dead on sidewalk outside St. Paul bar; shooter calls police

One bleeding man and two handguns were part of the scene of a fatal shooting on a sidewalk outside a St. Paul bar, authorities said…
West Metro
October 18
Hennepin County commissioner candidates Irene Fernando, left, and Blong Yang.

Fernando and Yang vying for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2

District 2 race features a political newcomer and ex-City Council member.
South Metro
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Prior Lake college freshman found dead in S.D. dorm died of heart defect

The mother of a Prior Lake teen who was found dead in his South Dakota dorm room Wednesday has announced that the college freshman…
South Metro
October 18
Damien Agboola waited for a cab to pick him up after being released from the Dakota County jail in 2017.

New program helps released Dakota County jail inmates get home

Initiative provides buses from Hastings and a $5 Metro Transit pass.
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.
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Noah Belgarde

Charges: Mom's boyfriend fatally beat baby as toddler brother watched

Child's toddler brother saw attack by mom's boyfriend, police said.
October 18
Arson is suspected in a fire that was set at the front door of this Minneapolis house.

Arson scorches Mpls. house; 'Black Lives Matter' sign part of blaze

Police suspect arson, say person ran from scene.
North Metro
October 18
Union leaders say the conditions have caused morale to plummet and triggered an exodus of line staff in Stillwater and Oak Park Heights prisons, pictu

In wake of Minn. prison deaths, union calls for 327 new corrections officers

Amid a startling surge in violence inside Minnesota state prisons, the corrections officers' union demanded Thursday that the Legislature fund hiring of an additional…
October 18

Whistleblower case claims Target IT contractor misused retailer's data

A former manager handling Target Corp.'s information technology account filed a whistleblower lawsuit against his former employer, Tata Consultancy Services, for allegedly misusing Target's confidential…