Arson is suspected in a fire that was set at the front door of this Minneapolis house.

Arson scorches Mpls. house; 'Black Lives Matter' sign part of blaze

Neighborhood leader says police looking into possibility political signs in the property were the motive behind setting the blaze.
Local

Motorcyclist from Hopkins dies in collision with pickup in Minnetonka

7:16am
Excelsior Boulevard was closed in both directions for hours, police said.
Local

Altercation outside St. Paul bar ends with fatal shooting

7:30am
Police say an altercation outside a St. Paul bar ended in a fatal shooting.
North Metro
10:15am

Police say Brooklyn Center grandmother, 75, shot grandson over cup of tea

The 75-year-old suspect, Helen Washington, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony.
St. Paul
9:37am

Man shot dead on sidewalk outside St. Paul bar; shooter calls police

Two handguns were recovered from the scene.
East Metro
8:01am
James, Denise and Jayme Closs

Wis. town on edge with search for missing teen, slain parents

The Barron County sheriff said 13-year-old Jayme Closs was in the home when her parents were shot and killed. She has been missing ever since.
Local
6:22am
Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot

Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot

Authorities said Wednesday a missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot to death in their house while the girl was home as they urged the public to keep phoning in tips about her whereabouts.
South Metro
October 17
A white-tailed deer doe crosses a meadow in the fall

Virus found on Minn. deer farm inflicting quick, suspicious deaths

There are no known health risks to humans from the finding in a captive herd, the state Board of Animal Health said.
South Metro
October 17

West St. Paul apartment fire leaves one person dead

Authorities have yet to indicate how the fire started.
Minneapolis
October 17
Interim Minneapolis Park Board Superintendent Mary Merrill.

Interim Minneapolis Park Board superintendent proposes $120.1 million budget for 2019

Property tax hike, overdose plan, new focus on youth programming part of plan.
East Metro
October 17
Jayme Closs

Search rapidly expands for missing Wis. teen whose parents were slain

Police are following up on tips and checking social media and phone records in the frantic search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs.
Variety
October 17
The Heart and Soul Drum Academy and the Friendship Academy of the Arts entertained travelers Wednesday at MSP as the busy weekend got underway.

MEA weekend draws crowds to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

MSP Airport has been unusually busy this year.
East Metro
October 17
The docks were full of boats in White Bear Lake, Minn., on August 10, 2018, when water levels at White Bear Lake were at a five-year high.

White Bear Lake groundwater pumping sustainable, Minnesota DNR says

The DNR has completed a court-ordered study, which shows that irrigation bans would have little effect on water levels.
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.
Local
October 17
If the Minnesota Legislature grants their full funding request, Minnesota State leaders vow to keep undergraduate tuition flat.

Minnesota State system has big funding request in exchange for tuition freeze

The system is planning to seek $246 million more in state dollars over two years.
West Metro
October 17
Chief Deputy Hennepin County Attorney David Brown held a news conference last week to address an Eden Prairie police officer’s misconduct and the po

First of many criminal cases dismissed in wake of Eden Prairie police officer's misconduct

County attorney expects 33 cases to be affected; defense lawyer says could be more.
Minneapolis
October 17
Security checked IDs at the front door of Aqua nightclub in 2014. After three were shot inside the club early Monday, Minneapolis is considering revok

Minneapolis may yank license of Aqua nightclub after shooting

City inspectors had warned the club about its security precautions, council member says.
South Metro
October 17

Gilbert Baldwin, business owner and passionate photographer, dies at 69

Baldwin died Sept. 19 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville a month after his cancer was diagnosed.
Local
October 17
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson speaks during an interview at the Capitol in St. Paul in this March 2018 file photo. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minn. AG Lori Swanson sues insulin makers for alleged price-gouging

The lawsuit accuses manufacturers of price-gouging patients who have diabetes.
St. Paul
October 17
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter took a selfie with supporters of a citywide $15 minimum wage outside City Hall on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Mayor Melvin Carter joins rally for $15 minimum wage in St. Paul

The proposed ordinance was on the City Council agenda for the first time Wednesday.
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
October 17
Outta Control: Hot new Minnesota State Fair foods

Outta Control: Hot new Minnesota State Fair foods

Take a look at some of the craziest new food offerings to land at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair.
Local
October 17

Motorist killed in head-on crash in southern Minnesota construction zone

The crash occurred when a driver missed a lane shift on Hwy. 60 in Watonwan County.
Local
October 17
West Metro
October 17

Buffalo woman charged with burglary after fleeing in deputy's squad car

Law enforcement from three agencies pursued the stolen squad car along I-94.