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Congestion worsens on Twin Cities metro area highways

July 15
Congestion is present two to three hours a day during the afternoon commute on Interstate 494 at France Avenue in Bloomington.
Congestion was up 1% last year when compared with 2017, and reached its highest level since the annual traffic surveys began in 1993. Slowdowns are most likely on I-35W in the mornings and I-494 in the afternoons.

Minnesotans inspired by Somali-Canadian journalist killed in terrorist attack

July 15
Munira Mohmed, center, and Habiba Mohamed, right, listened at the Safari restaurant in Minneapolis as speakers shared memories of activist and journal
Somali-Canadian activist went back to broadcast "the other side of Somalia."
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Mall of America will get a walk-in medical clinic

Fairview Health and University of Minnesota partnership will offer basic medical care starting in November.
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On June 7, Mohamed Noor was sentenced to prison.

Mohamed Noor moved outside Minnesota prison system for safety

A spokesperson said the "totality of his circumstances, including his role as a police officer," led to the move to another state. Noor was convicted of killing Justine Ruszczyk Damond in a Minneapolis alley after she called 911.
South Metro
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Packages passed down a conveyor belt before receiving a shipping label at Amazon in Shakopee.

Some workers strike in Shakopee in rare work stoppage for Amazon

Organizers say pace at Shakopee plant is too fast and employees are getting hurt
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Authorities ID man shot to death over weekend in north Minneapolis

Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the killing.
South Metro

Ex-professor who sued Inver Hills Community College accepts $82K settlement, lifetime ban

Berger was one of the leaders of a faculty no-confidence vote against the college's president, Tim Wynes, who later retired.
Rep. Ilhan Omar reported raising more than $600,000 for her re-election bid between April and June. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Fil

Rep. Ilhan Omar reports raising $600,000 more for re-election bid

Rep. Ilhan Omar, in the vortex of President Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on four Democratic congresswomen of color, raised more than $600,000 for her re-election…
The site at Park and Franklin avenues has sat untouched for more than two months. Co-developer McGlynn Partners hasn’t said when construction might

In Minneapolis, closure of Thor Cos. leaves one big hole in the ground

Partner Thor Construction abruptly shut down during work on apartment complex
South Metro
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district is weighing a $19 million levy increase. Above, kindergarteners watched a show during snack time at Glacier

Two metro school districts will ask voters to help stave off steep cuts

Amid cuts, districts plan to put referendums on the ballot in November.
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A rainbow appeared over the Minneapolis Armory as fans waited for a Raconteurs concert. The region saw severe weather, including tornado warnings on M

Storms flood streets, down power lines; more possible later in week

The Twin Cities metro area and much of east central Minnesota is drying out after being deluged with heavy rain and thunderstorms Monday that flooded…
Former Sen. Norm Coleman is being treated for cancer.

Norm Coleman undergoes cancer surgery at Mayo Clinic

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman underwent surgery Monday at Mayo Clinic to remove the cancerous part of a lung. Last August, Coleman learned that the…
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke during a presidential candidate forum sponsored by AARP and the Des Moines Register, Monday

Klobuchar raises nearly $3.9M, keeping her competitive

The Minnesota Democrat still has to hit the 130,000 unique donors needed to make the September debate.
Two people were shot on Crave’s rooftop patio in Minneapolis.

City of Minneapolis cites Crave for violations after shooting

Minneapolis cited the owner with two code violations, wants stricter security.
West Metro
More than 100 people packed the St. Louis Park council chambers Monday night to protest a decision to do away with the Pledge of Allegiance at most me

St. Louis Park reinstates Pledge of Allegiance on unanimous vote

The council received criticism from across the country for its initial decision on June 17 to nix the pledge. Even President Donald Trump weighed in on the city's decision — twice.
July 15
From left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., respond to

Four congresswomen targeted by Trump push back in news conference, online

WASHINGTON - After being singled out by President Donald Trump with racist tweets — following days of scolding from their own party leaders — four…
July 15
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Gooseberry Falls.

Woman tumbles 30 feet from lower falls at Gooseberry Falls State Park

A 20-year-old woman was injured over the weekend in a fall at Gooseberry Falls State Park.Police received a report Saturday about 7:15 p.m. that the…
July 15

Victim dies day after being shot in Hawthorne; Crave shooting investigation continues

A man who police say was shot on a north Minneapolis street over the weekend has died of his injuries, and the case has been…
July 15
Attorney General Keith Ellison, Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Nancy Leppink and Gov. Tim Walz after the bill signing ceremony.

Minnesota lawmakers, officials hail new wage-theft law as nation's strongest

Gov. Tim Walz signs bill making wage theft a felony in Minnesota.
West Metro
July 15
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Charges: I-94 semi driver was viewing porn on phone when he fatally hit hwy. worker

The semi was going 72 mph in a construction zone, killing worker.
West Metro
July 15

Two charged with maltreatment of horses

Two people have been charged with abuse after horses were found eating trees and fence posts because they did not have food. Four of them…