Natividad Seefeld climbs down into her neighborhood's current, cramped storm shelter as the mobile home park awaits its new shelter's groundbreaking t

New storm shelter in Fridley models safety for mobile homes

Project comes at a time of growing awareness around Minnesota's storm shelter standards.
Local

MVTA eyes service cuts, route changes in south suburbs

August 14
A bus at MVTA bus station on Cedar Avenue in Apple Valley.
If OK'd, changes would begin in November.
Local

Police say southern Minnesota resident points gun at 2 kids, says stay off his lawn

August 14
Scott Johnston
He was arrested after a standoff with police.
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Authorities shut down eastbound I-94 in Rogers due to multi-vehicle crash

Authorities shut down eastbound I-94 in Rogers due to multi-vehicle crash

A semitrailer truck and several vehicles were involved in the wreck, which occurred around 6:30 a.m. There are injuries and air care was on scene.
Local
August 14
Mitra Jalali Nelson is poised to join the St. Paul City Council, replacing Russ Stark.

Other races: Mitra Jalali Nelson poised to join St. Paul City Council

Russ Stark's old seat will get filled in late August or early September.
East Metro
August 14

Scuba diver who was struggling in lake near Stillwater is found dead

The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a report in May Township just before 8 p.m. that a diver was having difficulty in the water.
Local
August 14
Marijuana and a pipe used to smoke it

'It is not a hoax': Child drug video investigated in Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids police have investigated a video of a local teenage girl passing a marijuana pipe to a grade-school-aged relative to smoke.
South Metro
August 14
Michael Herkal

Dad charged with inflicting grave injuries on 13-day-old boy in Apple Valley home

The infant is not expected to survive, according to the charges.
St. Paul
August 14
With Lime in St. Paul, riders can pick up and drop off the bikes anywhere, with the use of a smartphone app.

Dockless bikes arrive in St. Paul

There will be 800 bikes for pickup and dropoff anywhere.
Minneapolis
August 14
Roderick Evans

Shooter admits to midday drive-by killing in north Minneapolis

A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a man in a midday drive-by in north Minneapolis.Stevevontae D. Champion, of Minneapolis, admitted in…
Minneapolis
August 14

Prosecutors: Minneapolis murder suspect pulled gun during fistfight

The suspect was identified through witness statements and surveillance video.
Local
August 14
Norm Coleman outside his Washington, D.C. office in 2015. The former Republican U.S. senator is backing state Sen. Karin Housley in the special electi

Former Sen. Norm Coleman says cancer's return has 'shaken my soul'

Coleman was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. He survived an earlier bout with neck and throat cancer in 2015.
Minneapolis
August 14
City Attorney Susan Segal said the settlement was in the best interest of “all involved,” and that the department has changed its contractor used

Minneapolis must pay $190,000 to spurned police recruit over psychological screen

Police recruit, a veteran who served in Iraq, was rejected over PTSD diagnosis.
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.
West Metro
August 14
The scene of an officer involved shooting in Chanhassen, Minn., on July 13, 2018.

Father of Chanhassen teen killed by police requests city investigation

"Our kids cannot be killed by those who are here to protect and serve," Don Amorosi said.
West Metro
August 14
The St. Louis Park City Council, shown in 2016. Elected officials see the policies as a way to quickly assist renters whose affordable housing goes up

West-metro suburbs give low-income tenants more rights — or at least more time

New policies give tenants time and resources if displaced by new landlord.
Election 2018
August 14
Live: 2018 Minnesota primary election results

Live: 2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.
West Metro
August 14

Police now uncertain who was on wrong side of Hwy. 7 when crash killed driver

The crash occurred west of Minnetonka High School late Friday.
Local
August 14
The Metropolitan Council’s 2017 annual use estimate indicates that parkgoers made 58.3 million visits to the regional system in 2017, an increase

'More popular than the mall': Met Council count shows our love for parks remains strong

New trail segments help boost regional park visits to 58.3 million in 2017.
East Metro
August 14

BB or pellet shots hit 15 vehicles in Hudson; similar incidents in Minn.

The incidents in Hudson were reported Monday over roughly a nine-hour period, police said.
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 17 hours 28 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
South Metro
August 14

District buys land for new Rosemount elementary school

The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school board voted to spend $3.2 million on the 34-acre property at the southwest corner of the intersection of Bonaire Path and Akron Avenue, east of Hwy. 3 and County Road 42.
East Metro
August 14

Washington County mobile response unit to answer crisis calls

County social workers can intervene, find services.
Local
August 14

Mark Fleischhacker, who helped build Minnesota's med-tech industry, dies at 66

The medical technology executive helped lead Chaska-based Lake Region Medical, a multimillion-dollar company with close to 2,000 employees, before retiring three years ago.
Local
August 14
Jeanie Ockuly, a k a the “Blue Lady,” kept the beat with percussion sticks while guitarist JG Everest, right, entertained beach-goers.

Revamped south beach opens at Cedar Lake in Minneapolis

The improvements included a restroom, a foot-wash station, benches and bike racks.