Pedestrians would be able to walk from Kellogg Boulevard over Shepard Road to the Mississippi River 80 feet below.

Ramsey County picks developer for skyscrapers along St. Paul's riverfront

The County Board has been trying to develop the empty site near Wabasha Bridge, the former site of West Publishing and the county jail, for years.
Local

Mpls. homeless encampment fire caused by unattended heater

November 20
Minneapolis firefighters were on the scene at the tent encampment in Minneapolis.
The cause has been ruled accidental.
Local

Twin Cities man nabbed in Europe 7 years after allegedly faking death for $2 million insurance payout

November 20
Twin Cities man nabbed in Europe 7 years after allegedly faking death for $2 million insurance payout
His ex-wife and son were convicted for their roles in the plot.
West Metro
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Surveillance images shows what police say are suspects loading a Caribou Coffee safe into a car outside Eden Prairie Center.

Safe stolen from Caribou Coffee shop in Eden Prairie Center

Police are looking for a group of suspects.
North Metro
18 minutes ago

Gunfire from family hunting deer in Aitkin County kills man in party

The Twin Cities man was pronounced dead at the scene.
West Metro
19 minutes ago
Somali teens in Eden Prairie McDonald's say man pulled gun on them in dispute

Somali teens in Eden Prairie McDonald's say man pulled gun on them in dispute

Eden Prairie police say they are determining if a crime was committed.
St. Paul
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In 2017, Gregory Brooker, who was acting U.S. attorney, announced a second wave of indictments in what was described as the largest sex trafficking co

Thai trafficking victim tells Minnesota jury she had to treat sex buyers like 'my personal god'

Five are standing trial in St. Paul in sprawling international sex trafficking case.
Variety
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The flow began at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Tuesday afternoon as folks tried to get a jump on their holiday travels.

Crowds expected on the roads, at the airport for holiday travel

The good news? Weather isn't expected to be a problem this Thanksgiving, likely the busiest for travelers since 2005.
West Metro
November 20
This undated photo provided by Riley Tillitt shows Tillitt. Tillitt, who graduates from Yale in May 2019, is among 32 men and women the Rhodes Trust a

Yale student from Eden Prairie wins Rhodes scholarship

Eden Prairie man says brother's addiction and death will drive his Oxford studies.
Local
November 20
Romaine lettuce still sits on the shelves in the produce area of an Albertsons market Tuesday in Simi Valley, Calif. Health officials told people to s

E. coli alert causes grocers, chefs to dump romaine lettuce

Kowalski's and others clear their shelves; a Lake Elmo restaurant is reworking its salads for Thanksgiving.
West Metro
November 20
The race for Hennepin County sheriff pitted challenger Dave Hutchinson, left, against incumbent Rich Stanek.

Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek decides against a recount

Dave Hutchinson, who will take office Jan. 8, said he would announce his transition team Wednesday morning.
West Metro
November 20

Neighbors oppose housing plan for former hobby farm in Minnetonka

A luxury homebuilder wants to construct 15 or more houses on the Minnetonka site.
St. Paul
November 20
Rendering of planned first-year and second-year student dormitories

St. Thomas plans two new dormitories on its St. Paul campus

It is part of a long-term goal of housing all freshmen and sophomores on campus.
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
November 20

Montrose man pleads guilty to killing his 5-month-old baby

Darnell Jerome Davis, sentenced to 17 years in prison for second-degree murder, said he was sleep-deprived and trying to quiet his crying baby.
North Metro
November 20

Two teenage pedestrians struck in St. Francis crosswalk, hospitalized

The 62-year-old driver from Isanti stopped at the scene and was cooperating with police.
Local
November 20
Daniel Rassier, shown in 2016

Attorneys seek to question Jacob Wetterling's killer in civil suit for defamation

Daniel Rassier, wrongly named as "person of interest," is suing Stearns County for defamation.
East Metro
November 20

Revamp of Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi will offer more space

A proposed design adds public meeting spaces and outdoor seating, fireplace.
Local
November 20

Feds: Minnesota now in compliance with Real ID

The confirmation caps years of political wrangling over the new driver's licenses.
Local
November 20

Robert Holmes, who died at 91, built a consulting firm with global reach

Robert Holmes was a risk-taker who jumped motorcycles, raced cars and boats and flew airplanes, but he was also a meticulous man who organized the…
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.
Local
November 20
Video shows McDonald's patrons and man accused of pulling gun

Video shows McDonald's patrons and man accused of pulling gun

Eden Prairie police are investigating after an altercation at a local McDonald's led to a man allegedly pulling a gun on a group of teenagers, according to witnesses.
Local
November 20

Coal train derails in northwestern Minnesota, no one injured

Public asked to stay out of the area during cleanup, track repair.
Local
November 20
The sign on the Chipotle restaurant on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

St. Paul Chipotle manager says she was standing up for her employees

Dominique Moran asked for time to decide if she will return to her job.
East Metro
November 20
The Closs family home in Barron, Wis.

A month after Closs vanished, feeling in hometown 'very dark'

Town and family struggle while investigators keep hope alive: "The motive isn't there. The reason isn't there. I wish, wish, wish every night before I go to bed that we find a clue."