More than 40 local volunteers will serve steak dinners donated by several local restaurants to about 4,500 troops at three sites at Camp Arifjan in Ku

100,000th meal by Serving Our Troops will connect soldiers in Kuwait with families in Minnesota

The mark will happen sometime early Saturday afternoon.
Local

CAIR files complaint against Minneapolis Park Board over 2018 police incident

May 24
Park Police Chief Jason Ohotto and then-interim Superintendent Mary Merrill talked in July 2018 as they walked from a meeting with the family of the f
The group wants details after four Somali-American teens were handcuffed by park police at Minnehaha Park last year.
Local

Minnesota Historical Society boosts veterans outreach with free fort admission for military members

May 24
Chris Belland, the new program and outreach manager of veterans relations for the Minnesota Historical Society, chatted with interpreter Steven Nikode
Historic Fort Snelling offers free admission for military members for the first time.
Local
May 24
Jake Patterson walked into court for his sentencing in the murder of James and Denise Closs at the Barron County Justice Center in Barron, Wis., on Fr

Jake Patterson sentenced to life without possibility of parole

"You are the embodiment of evil," Barron County District Judge James Babler told the kidnapper of Jayme Closs and the murderer of her parents. Closs' statement called Patterson "a coward."
Minneapolis
May 24
The welcome sign at Fort Snelling.

Fort Snelling signage opens history debate among Minn. lawmakers, local officials

As legislators continue to work on state's spending, $4 million was restored to Minnesota Historical Society budget.
Minneapolis
May 24
Officer Mohamed Noor’s weapon, a 9mm Glock, part of the evidence presented in his trial and made available for public viewing Friday.

Physical evidence tells grim story of the night Justine Damond died

Some came seeking answers as exhibits in Mohamed Noor's trial were open for public viewing.
Local
May 24
The drug task force behind the largest meth seizure in state history provided this photo.

Meth sales, abuse are reaching a 'crisis' stage in Minnesota

Once a backwoods issue, seizures, treatment and deaths still break records.
Don't Miss
May 24
Jeff Muntifering stands by Nakili, a male black rhinoceros living at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago.

Minnesota Zoo's African rhino program pays off, half a world away

The Apple Valley zoo program, with Minnesota native's work, is reducing poaching in the animals' habitat.
West Metro
May 24

State: Twin Cities nursing home failed to prevent resident's falls, then injury killed him

The resident fell six times in less than three months; he died after breaking his hip.
Local
May 24
Big Ole, a 50-year-old wood and fiberglass viking sculpture needs $24,500 in repairs. He has a family of birds nesting in his shoulder, his cape may c

How many iconic roadside attractions does Minn. have? And where are they?

Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Roadside Attractions, and no road trip is complete without seeing a giant ball of twine or one of the state's many Paul Bunyans.
Local
May 24
Fresh Energy board member Nate Garbis attends the launch party for Solarama Crush, a special beer 56 Brewing released with the nonprofit, Fresh Energy

Minnesota nonprofits, breweries team up to boost fundraising, awareness

Tapping into the state's booming brewery scene is leading to new ways to raise money.
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Local
May 24

Milton's restaurant co-owner and chef Charles Freeman dies at 37

His love for food led him to start a fast-casual eatery with his mother.
Minneapolis
May 24
The remains of Lola on the Lake on Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun seen after the fire.

Minneapolis Park Board to tear down Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun pavilion on Tuesday

The investigation into the fire continues, police said.
St. Paul
May 24

St. Paul to investigate after learning of unlicensed short-term rental platform

TripAdvisor has hundreds of rental listings but no permit as the city requires.
Local
May 24
Jennifer Smith, aunt of Jayme Closs, spoke at a press conference after the sentencing of Jake Patterson for the murder of James and Denise Closs and a

Jayme Closs' relatives: Sentencing helps give her 'much needed peace of mind'

After Jake Patterson was sentenced to life in prison with no parole, the relatives of Jayme Closs shared their feelings about what that means.
Minneapolis
May 24

Minneapolis landlord must pay $37K to settle claims he offered tenant cheaper rent for sex

HUD also ordered the landlord to turn over management of all his residential properties to a third party for the next five years.
Local
May 24
Multiple road construction projects could slow traffic over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Weekend traffic: Expect congestion as holiday travel combines with Minnesota road work

Construction could snarl traffic on popular routes.
St. Paul
May 24
Kim Chandler
Credit: Whitman College

AD whose tenure mysteriously ended at Macalester is hired by Washington state college

Kim Chandler's departure nearly a year ago from the St. Paul school was abrupt.
West Metro
May 24
A 5-year-old boy thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America has undergone more procedures, his family said.

Boy thrown from MOA balcony undergoing more procedures

An update from the 5-year-old's family says they are for "non-life threatening complications" related to the fall.
Minneapolis
May 24
Officer Jesse Lopez's body cam video of Mohamed Noor after the shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in 2017.

Video and audio evidence in Mohamed Noor trial is released

The recordings include Justine Ruszczyk Damond's 911 calls and a video recorded by a bicyclist immediately after she was shot.
Local
May 24

Night visions in the outdoors

Photographer Travis Novitsky of Grand Portage, Minn., has an affinity for the night sky.
Local
May 24
Jake T. Patterson, shown at a February hearing in Barron County Circuit Court.

Patterson faces sentencing today in Closs murders, kidnapping

Wisconsin man pleaded guilty to killing the teen's parents and abducting her.