Hennepin County leads state in 24/7 child protection response

Hennepin County leads state in 24/7 child protection response

Following a state mandate, Hennepin social workers now respond quickly to abuse calls.
Local

GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul

January 22
GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul
March for Life participants optimistic about new restrictions.
Local

Redlining suit against Chaska bank tests limits of bias laws

January 22
Feds' action against KleinBank will weigh inner-city needs vs. banks' right to location.
Local
11 minutes ago

Obituary: Doug Clobes built community through bowling and music

Bowlers at Midway Pro Bowl gathered around Doug Clobes' unused bowling shoes and ball after their regular Friday night league one recent evening, reminiscing about…
Local
29 minutes ago

Mpls. police arrest supect in death of grandmother caught in gang crossfire

Birdell Beeks was driving her daughter to an appointment when she was killed.
East Metro
2:34pm

Vandals strike St. Paul headquarters of anti-abortion nonprofit

The St. Paul headquarters of Pro-Life Action Ministries was vandalized Sunday night with anti-child, anti-Trump and anti-Christian messages. The messages included “Another (expletive) mouth to…
Local
2:27pm

St. Paul officer charged with punching teen girl in handcuffs

The officer had placed the uncooperative 14-year-old girl in a squad car and when the handcuffed girl spit in the officer's face he punched her twice, according to the charges.
East Metro
2:25pm

Appeals court will hear arguments over Stillwater school closings

Opponents say decision was made with insufficient evidence, but district disagrees.
Local
1:34pm

St. Cloud bouncer jailed after allegedly knocking patron unconscious

The victim, who was kicked out of the bar by the bouncer, was thrown to the ground and hit his head, witnesses said.
Local
1:33pm

Few traffic snags with first day of Hwy. 169 bridge closure in Edina

By most accounts, traffic flowed reasonably well in the southwest metro on Monday morning, the first day of the dreaded Nine Mile Creek bridge closure that will impact more than 90,000 drivers daily.
Local
8:40am
A plane crossed over Highway 62 as it prepared to land at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport in 2013.

Don't be late to MSP; your flight likely won't be — airport ranks 5th

Nothing may rankle passengers more than a delayed flight, but thankfully, travelers flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have a good chance of getting…
Minneapolis
January 23

1972 hoops brawl made for one nasty night in U's sports history

It erupted 45 years ago this week near the end of the Gophers-Ohio State basketball game at Williams Arena.
West Metro
January 22

Edina driver admits being in pack of exotic cars topping 100 mph on I-394

Ferrari driver is sentenced to three days' community service and a $500 fine.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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
January 22

Donors chip in $13K to replace 6-year-old's wheelchair

In two days, $13,700 came in through a GoFundMe campaign to replace the wheelchair that went missing Saturday night
Local
January 22

Girl, 11, dies in crash near Duluth after mom loses control of vehicle

The collision occurred on an icy road near Cloquet, officials said.
Local
January 22

New leader of rural Initiative Foundation has small-town roots

Matt Varilek left a job in Washington D.C. to lead the Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation.
Local
January 22

Fake cash popping up in Grand Forks, Duluth

Counterfeit bills have been popping up in two cities sitting 265 miles apart and separated by the full width of Minnesota.Police in Grand Forks and…
Local
January 22

Man, girl rescued after vehicle broke through lake ice in W. Minn.

The man was not familiar with the open water channel, according to the Sheriff's Office.
North Metro
January 22

MPCA pushes to keep Twin Cities trash burning at capacity

As the state pushes trash burning, some haulers are pushing back
Local
January 21
The We Love Lake Elmo group on Facebook.

Residents of Twin Cities suburbs find places online to gather, vent

Civic Facebook groups gain influence, critics.
St. Paul
January 21
Women's activists and supporters gathered at the State Capitol for the Women's March Minnesota on Saturday in St. Paul, part of a worldwide day of protests.

90,000-plus march in St. Paul with message for Trump

"We've come a long way, and we could lose it in a heartbeat," said one protester about the election of Donald Trump. Police say between 90,000 and 100,000 people attended the march.
Local
January 21

Tevlin: To most blessed guy, ALS stands for 'a loving savior'

  The stories started even before the smell of Sweet Martha’s cookies, being baked by Gary Olson, one of the actual founders of the Minnesota…
Minneapolis
January 21

Park Board seeks public input on north Minneapolis park plans

Park Board seeks committee members for north Mpls. park updates in coming years.