Bartender Brandon Gonzalez mixed beverages for guests at the bar at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis.

Minnesota craft distillers prepare for worst as federal tax relief expires

Small distilleries may have to cut staffers, raise their prices or close altogether, representatives say.
Local

Rowing club pushes Stillwater to kick-start riverfront park plans

December 10
Boats clogged the St. Croix River in 2018. More nonmotorized boats could join the mix with a push to open a rowing club and sports center just north o
Stillwater owns riverfront land, but doesn't yet have a master plan for it.
Local

Brooks: A feeling's all you need on social media, as Big Lake and Eagan panics show

December 10
"Roger, I am proud to call you my friend!!!!" Big Lake Police Chief Joel Scharf took to social media to defend a resident who was falsely branded a "c
South Metro
December 10
This man and woman are suspected as working as a tandem to steal older women’s wallets. Credit: Apple Valley Police Department

Police say group of criminals is using distraction to steal Twin Cities shoppers' wallets

Four victims in Apple Valley were older women, police said.
Minneapolis
December 10
Metro Transit cops Tommy Eam and Erika Hatley detained a Green Line rider who had been acting erratically Tuesday.

Teens arrested, charged in violent assaults on Twin Cities light-rail trains

Metro Transit police used surveillance video to track down the suspects, who could be charged as adults.
St. Paul
December 10
Ice and snow were packed in the parking areas along Edgerton Street in St. Paul on Tuesday.

St. Paul asks about plowing streets: 'Why not more towing?' Math is the answer

Clearing St. Paul's car-filled streets during snow emergencies is a lot harder than simply towing more cars, officials say.
Local
December 10

Camp gives Minnesota students emergency medical response training

These students eventually may become the volunteers Minnesota needs to respond to disasters.
Local
December 10
Constellation Brands, which makes Corona in the U.S., is one of two major beer producers that recently bowed out of the 3.2 market.

Minnesota's 3.2% beer supply shrinks as major companies halt production

Changes leave very few options in grocery stores.
Local
December 10

Woman sues over denial of emergency contraceptives at two Minn. pharmacies

McGregor woman said she had to drive 50 miles through snow to find pharmacy willing to provide pill.
Local
December 10
State and national health officials warned consumers to avoid — or throw out — selected Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits.

Minnesota reports 5 E. coli cases linked to Fresh Express salad mix

State and national health officials warned consumers to avoid — or throw out — selected Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits.
Minneapolis
December 10
Minneapolis, park police officers recognized for bravery, heroism on the job

Minneapolis, park police officers recognized for bravery, heroism on the job

Twenty-eight city and park police officers were honored with the Lifesaving Award.
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Local
December 10
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles P. Nord, Sgt. Kort M. Plantenberg and Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr.

Memorial funds set up for three Minnesota soldiers killed in copter crash

The victims of the Black Hawk crash will be buried in the next few days.
Local
December 10

Jim Dimick, St. Olaf baseball coach, dies at 91

Dimick is "one of the icons of the game in our state," according to University of Minnesota baseball coach John Anderson.
Variety
December 10

Minnesota wants to bring new, minority farmers to the field

Rachel Sannerud of Pluck Flower Farm sees agriculture as more than a profession.
Local
December 10

DA: No charges against Wisconsin officers in fatal shooting

No officers will be charged in the fatal shooting of a man outside a bar near Sparta in western Wisconsin last month, a prosecutor said…
Minneapolis
December 10
A man was found shot to death in this fourplex on Portland Avenue in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Authorities ID Mpls. man shot to death in Portland Avenue apartment

Police have not made any arrests but say "the investigation is going well."
National
December 10

DNR board OKs drafting new manure rules for sensitive areas

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources board granted the agency permission Tuesday to start drawing up contentious manure and fertilizer restrictions for areas prone to groundwater pollution.
North Metro
December 10
Sheryl Miller was described by family as a caring daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.

Charge: Driver had 11 shots of booze in hours before fatally running over woman in Blaine

Eight of those drinks came the night before and another 3 early in the morning, according to the criminal complaint.
Minneapolis
December 10

Shooter convicted in drive-by that wounded 5-year-old Minneapolis girl

Surveillance video captured the suspect car driving by the crime scene.
Movies
December 10
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Disney coming to Minnesota this week in search of kids to play 'precocious' 8-year-olds

The casting call will be at the Mall of America, and there is no experience necessary.
West Metro
December 10

Driver who crossed into oncoming traffic, killed other motorist is suspected of being impaired

Police released the identity of the man who was killed in the collision of pickup trucks after dark last week.
Variety
December 10

5 Minnesotans sickened by E. coli linked to salad kits

Five Minnesotans have gotten sick from eating salad kits linked to an outbreak of E. coli, state health officials said Tuesday.
National
December 10

Beloit police shoot, kill suspect after chase

Beloit police shot and killed an armed suspect Tuesday after a chase, authorities said.Beloit officers were called late Tuesday morning to help a Rock County…