Minneapolis police officer Matthew Harrity leaves the courtroom for lunch break with his attorney Fred Bruno.

Noor's former partner testifies he feared for life when silhouette appeared

Asked if the use of deadly force would've been premature, officer Matthew Harrity responded yes.
Local

Minneapolis to ban 'warrior' training for police, Frey says

April 18
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey delivered his second State of the City address Thursday.
Mayor Jacob Frey said Minneapolis will likely be the first city to ban the training, which critics say creates a higher likelihood for an unecessary use-of-force encounter with the public.
Local

Minneapolis fire truck, 5 other vehicles in crash on busy street; no injuries

April 18
A Minneapolis Fire Department ladder truck was in a crash with five other vehicles Thursday on 38th Street between Hiawatha and Minnehaha avenues.
The truck was not on an emergency call, police said.
South Metro
April 18

Burnsville school board picks St. Paul administrator as new superintendent

Theresa Battle, the board's preferred candidate, has served in the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Osseo school districts.
Local
April 18
At home Thursday following surgery in California, Quinton Hill, right, showed his arm brace to his friend Max Joyce.

Minnesota researchers identify virus as cause of mystery paralysis in kids

Researchers from Minnesota and the CDC made the breakthrough on the puzzling ailment.
South Metro
April 18

Plans for mental health treatment center in Savage move forward

Inpatient center in Savage will fill a regional gap.
East Metro
April 18
Students, parents and supporters made a tunnel of support for faculty as they entered the school on Thursday, April 18, 2018 outside of Ramsey Element

Anoka-Hennepin parents rally for Ramsey teachers dealing with rising unruliness

More must be done to stop disruptive behavior at Ramsey Elementary, supporters say.
North Metro
April 18
A BCA investigator photographs the scene of an officer-involved shooting near the 9900 block of Foley Blvd., Thursday in Coon Rapids.

Man shot, killed by law officers after traffic stop in Coon Rapids

A man who ran from a traffic stop in Coon Rapids and fired at officers was shot and killed by law enforcement early Thursday, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said.
Local
April 18
Abby Honold joined Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and others to roll out the Minneapolis Police Department's sexual assa

Activist Abby Honold appointed to Minnesota sentencing guidelines commission

Honold has advocated for better police training since a 2014 rape.
West Metro
April 18

Hennepin County reports drop in child protection caseloads

Hennepin County Board invested in staff, family resources to keep more kids out of system.
Local
April 18

Grand Rapids teen charged with murder, may be tried as adult

Police said he was found holding a knife next to dying woman.
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Minneapolis
April 18
Minneapolis police officer Matthew Harrity left the courtroom Thursday over the lunch break.

What we learned Thursday in court at Mohamed Noor's murder trial

Matthew Harrity, who was the partner of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, testified for roughly five hours.
St. Paul
April 18
This sign was on the house where a homeowner shot a man fleeing police in St. Paul.

Video: Suspected car thief didn't try to enter St. Paul house before resident shot him

The resident, who has a permit to carry a gun, arrived home and shot the fleeing suspect, according to the felony complaint.
West Metro
April 18
Man admits to violent attack on 2 Normandale Community College teachers

Man admits to violent attack on 2 Normandale Community College teachers

One of the instructors suffered broken bones in her face in the attack by the St. Paul man.
Local
April 18

Minneapolis heart surgeon, philanthropist Joe Kiser dies at 86

His efforts resulted in lifesaving cardiac procedures and treatments for thousands of poor and needy children worldwide.
East Metro
April 18

Stillwater man sentenced to 30 years for rape, murder of girlfriend at St. Paul home

A Stillwater man who admitted strangling his girlfriend at her St. Paul home last summer, staging the scene to look like a drug overdose and…
St. Paul
April 18
Chuejee Thao

Public's help sought in finding 17-year-old St. Paul boy

St. Paul police are seeking the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old boy last seen Monday afternoon getting off a school bus. Chuejee Thao was…
Minneapolis
April 18

University of Minnesota professor and explorer pleads guilty to domestic assault

Climate change expert Aaron Doering will serve 180 days in the workhouse and complete two years of probation.
South Metro
April 18

Charge: Man robs Northfield bank at gunpoint, pays off his back rent

A customer was tied up as duo made off with more than $11,000, according to federal prosecutors.
Data Drop
April 18

Fatal police encounters since 2000

The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
West Metro
April 18
A rendering of a proposed water park adjoining the Mall of America.

Bloomington goes ahead with Mall of America water park

City leaders commit $7.5 million to fully develop plans for the massive $250 million facility.
Don't Miss
April 18
The exterior of Common Good Books, the book store owned by Garrison Keillor on Snelling Ave. at Grand Ave. in St. Paul Wednesday afternoon.

Garrison Keillor's bookstore in St. Paul gets new owner, name

St. Paul native Nick Ballas has bought the store at Snelling and Grand avenues and renamed it Next Chapter Booksellers.
Minneapolis
April 18
Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Noor jury sees teen's 29-second video of shooting's aftermath

The teenager recorded a 29-second clip of the immediate aftermath of the shooting.