Little Mekong Plaza opens as community gathering place

Little Mekong Plaza opens as community gathering place

Leaders say the public space in St. Paul will play a pivotal role as a community catalyst.
Local

St. Paul chief: First 100 days on job 'incredibly challenging time'

September 28
St. Paul chief: First 100 days on job 'incredibly challenging time'
Chief Todd Axtell took office just before the city became ground zero for protesters.
Local

Castile shooting goes to Ramsey County for charging consideration

September 28
Castile shooting goes to Ramsey County for charging consideration
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has turned over its investigation of the officer-involved fatal shooting of Philando Castile to the Ramsey County attorney's office for charging consideration.
West Metro
September 28

Man struck and killed by train in Big Lake

A train struck and fatally injured a pedestrian in Big Lake Wednesday night, Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials confirmed.The man was walking near Highway 25…
West Metro
September 28
Samantha Burnette, a student at Minnetonka High School, was fatally shot in a St. Paul alley on Sunday.

Fourth suspect charged in fatal shooting of Minnetonka teenager in St. Paul

Vincent Harris allegedly told police he knew the girls were going to be robbed.
2016 Ryder Cup
September 28
Team USA and Team Europe Ryder Cup flags hung at the Crooked Pint Ale House in Chaska. The city organized two promotional events to keep people in Chaska during the Ryder Cup this year.

Ryder Cup is taking over in Chaska, for better and for worse

While many are embracing the event and all the activity, others see headaches, traffic and more drawbacks.
Local
September 28

Allina hospital nurses' strike approaches record as 2nd day of talks ends

A second day in a row of talks adjourned about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday with no agreement. They'll resume Thursday morning.
Local
September 28
Crossroads Center shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minn., was the site of multiple stabbings, which ended when an off-duty officer shot and killed the suspect.

St. Cloud mall attack partly fueled by terrorist group, FBI chief says

The FBI is analyzing Dahir Adan's 'entire electronic history' as it probes the Sept. 17 stabbings at the Crossroads Center mall.
West Metro
September 28

2 sisters from Minnesota mysteriously found dead on African island

The Eden Prairie graduates were found dead while on vacation in Seychelles.
Local
September 28
Caption: The lunch ladies from Buffalo High School claimed their prize...

Minnesota Lottery players spent record $593M on games, won a record $366M

The $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, hit in January, contributed to the hefty totals for the fiscal year ended in June.
North Metro
September 28

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to shooting over Air Jordans outside Brooklyn Center Foot Locker

A Minneapolis 18-year-old pleaded guilty to shooting a man outside a Brooklyn Center Foot Locker store in March, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday.…
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September 28
Chicago police officials investigate a triple homicide in Chicago Satu...

Report lists Minneapolis as 25th most dangerous U.S. city, but Chicago isn't ranked

As alarming as Minneapolis' place on the 24/7 Wall St. list might sound, those who monitor crime view such rankings warily.
Local
September 28

Metro parks will set aside more Legacy money to connect people with outdoors, Met Council says

The 16-1 Met Council vote sets in motion a plan to dedicate an increasing percentage of Park and Trails Legacy funding to that mission.
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.
St. Paul
September 28
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman gives his budget address.

St. Paul City Council sets $114 million maximum property tax levy

Mayor Chris Coleman's office says the clock has run out on any veto options.
Minneapolis
September 28
West Metro
September 28

Obituary: Dr. Timothy Meade, global physician who worked to stop HIV

Dr. Timothy Meade spent most of his adult life thousands of miles from home and family, tucked deep into places where the needs were great…
St. Paul
September 28

Court files reveal new details behind St. Paul Archdiocese troubles

Documents give more insight into investigation of former Archbishop John Nienstedt and ex-priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
South Metro
September 28

Authorities say police gunfire killed suicidal man during confrontation in Burnsville

The man had been threatening suicide in the time leading up to the shooting.
Music
September 28

Cedar Cultural Center awarded $500,000 to boost Minnesota residencies for Somali artists

A newly awarded $500,000 grant will enable the Cedar Cultural Center to set up multiweek residencies for Somali artists at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, St.…
West Metro
September 28
Europe�s Rory McIlroy and Europe�s Thomas Pieters putt on the 18th hol...

Ryder Cup practice round tickets are selling for $33; Saturday is hottest day for tickets

Thursday's tickets are selling for $33; Saturday's for $339.
South Metro
September 28

Charges: Contractor left homeowners with $1.2M bill for unfinished work

Subcontractors also out money after never getting paid for their work.
TV & Media
September 28
Somali-Canadian poet and rapper K'naan took the stage to a large crowd...

HBO is a step closer to filming 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' in Minneapolis public housing

But producers of 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' must satisfy resident council before getting the final OK..
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September 28
Robbinsdale and Edina are at the forefront of a statewide effort to st...

Why 2016 might be the deadliest year for Minnesota pedestrians in a long time

Minnesota crash statistics paint a glum picture of pedestrian deaths in 2016, and the long-term trends around pedestrian injuries aren't much better.