Two people were seen at the pavilion on Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun just before it caught on fire. Sparks appear to be visible in this photo. Investigat

2 people seen on camera before Bde Maka Ska pavilion fire

The two people were captured on camera standing around the pavilion at the time of the fire, according to officials. Sparks appear to be flying in one of the photos.

Hennepin County considers revamping $200 million budget cushion for Southwest light rail

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A rendering of the SouthWest station in Eden Prairie on the Southwest light-rail line. Provided by the Metropolitan Council
Met Council says it's unlikely the money will be used.

Settlement talks resume in Jamar Clark lawsuit

Mediation continues in the lawsuit over the 2015 police shooting.
East Metro
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Ramsey County to hold special election to fill Blake Huffman's County Board seat

The election will come at a critical time for TCAAP redevelopment, as the county sues Arden Hills to break off joint effort.
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6 months in jail for ex-caregiver who repeatedly sexually assaulted St. Cloud facility resident

The abuse of the mentally diminished woman lasted for roughly two weeks, according to prosecutors.
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Two people were seen at the pavilion on Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun just before it caught on fire. Sparks appear to be visible in this photo. Investigat

Two people seen on camera before Bde Maka Ska pavilion fire

The two were captured on city-owned surveillance cameras at the pavilion between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. before the fire started.
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Motorist pleads guilty to driving drunk in 2017 crash that killed woman walking with her mother

Luann M. Johnson drove drunk after a fundraiser and killed Mary C. Singleton.

St. John's University president to step down

Michael Hemesath has served for seven years as the school's first lay president.

Juveniles cited for wielding metal pipes, threatening passengers at Green Line stop near U

As many as seven juveniles were involved in the incident Friday night at the East Bank Station

Woman drowns at lake resort near Walker

The woman was located in the water near a dock, authorities said.
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A wave of store closings on Grand Avenue, a historic St. Paul commercial corridor, has raised questions about the street’s continued vitality.

Empty storefronts fuel concern about St. Paul's Grand Avenue

Task force to study whether vacancies reflect normal churn, or a new normal.
South Metro

Standoff in Red Wing ends with arrest of shooting suspect

Several blocks around the home were blocked off as a precaution.
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Babies named Thea and Rhett are trending up in Minnesota, but how popular have they been over the last century?
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Legislature adjourns, but plans to come back Thursday

With time running out, legislative leaders tentatively planned a special session Thursday to hammer out final budget agreements through a series of conference committees or "working groups."
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St. Paul cop Benny Williams remembered for making a difference

It only seemed like everyone in St. Paul knew Benny Williams. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, for whom Williams was a driver, recently described how…

Authorities ID man killed in Isanti house fire

Lawrence Tuma died of smoke inhalation resulting from a "flash fire."
Warren Kelly took a sip of his dirty martini as he sat with his wife, Patty, at Terzo Thursday night. The contemporary Italian restaurant and wine bar

Minneapolis neighborhood restaurants gear up to serve cocktails

Two dozen eateries applied for liquor licenses for the first time. With about 70 restaurants in the city eligible, more applications are likely on the way.
Jamar Clark's father, James Clark, addressed the media Monday evening at a press conference calling on the city to award $20 million to the family --

Group wants $20 million settlement in Jamar Clark death

Justice for Jamar wants city to match settlement in Justine Damond case.
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'This is going to save lives': Deal reached on opioid bill

The agreement could make Minnesota the first state in the nation to establish a separate state fund dedicated to opioid addiction prevention and treatment.
May 20

Long-sought rape law reforms in jeopardy as legislative session winds down

As session ends, lawmakers differ on the need for a task force to review legislation.
St. Paul
May 20
Interim City Council Member Kassim Busuri, seen in February, joined the Ward Six race last week, despite an earlier pledge not to seek the seat.

Interim council member's Ward 6 candidacy shakes up St. Paul City Hall

Praise and outrage follow interim City Council member's pursuit of seat.
May 20

Police: 8 people shot across Minneapolis over 48-hour span

Police report an arrest in one of the incidents after a violent weekend.