For principals, job now is full of flux and growing demands

For principals, job now is full of flux and growing demands

As Minneapolis South High's Ray Aponte shows, leaders strive to connect, amid budget cuts and constant testing.
Local

Target Field honored as greenest ballpark in America

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Target Field honored as greenest ballpark in America
The facility is the first sports site in the nation to win gold LEED certification.
Local

Tevlin: Neurosurgeon and her teen patient are put to a marathon test

April 22
Tevlin: Neurosurgeon and her teen patient are put to a marathon test
West Metro
April 22

Methodist Hospital joins watershed district to build flood wall in St. Louis Park

Methodist Hospital so far surviving April rains thanks to 370-foot concrete structure.
Local
April 22

North Minneapolis team trades the court for the rink

Breaking the Ice: A (Skating) Show of Optimism," held April 15, was designed to show people can come together and demonstrate optimism on an ice rink.
Minneapolis
April 22

Star Tribune wins eight National Headliner Awards

The Star Tribune has won eight awards in the 83rd annual National Headliner Awards, including two first-place honors. The stories, projects, photos and digital content…
St. Paul
April 22
People head Saturday to the Capitol in St. Paul as part of the international March for Science.

At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science

At least 10,000 people walked to the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday to champion the role of science in American life. While organizers billed the event as nonpartisan, it pressed for scientific research in the face of Trump administration rhetoric and cutbacks.
Don't Miss
April 22

Woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA pageant

When Mikayla Holmgren takes the stage later this year, it will be a first for the Minnesota contest and, as far as pageant officials know, the country.
West Metro
April 22
Saynab Egal picked up her daughter Salma Tahlil (not pictured) from Ed...

Affordable housing crisis is hitting Eden Prairie families hard

In increasingly diverse Eden Prairie, Section 8 housing is in short supply.
Local
April 22
Ashley Benson, a mother of four who went through Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s First Steps program to help pregnant opioid addicts wean off their addictions, kissed her 4-month-old son, Grayson.

Minn. hospital finds success in opioid fight with focus on mothers

The successful Sanford Bemidji Medical Center program soothing both mother and infant also offers a blueprint for others in the state.
St. Paul
April 22

Carter pulls ahead on first day of St. Paul DFL caucuses for mayor

The turnout Saturday was down from 2015 caucuses.
Local
April 22
May Lee, front, and her daughter Mhonpaj Lee have been renting land f...

Appetite grows for local food, fueling land rush in Twin Cities

New farmers get creative to find arable land in city.
Minneapolis
April 22

Mpls. City Council incumbents face challenges, defeat at DFL ward conventions

Two conventions with longtime incumbents adjourned without an endorsement.
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.
Variety
April 22
Mikayla Holmgren demonstrates some dance moves for the camera at Bethe...

Miss Minnesota USA's first pageant contestant with Down syndrome

Mikayla Holmgren demonstrates some dance moves for the camera at Bethel University.
East Metro
April 22

Man killed in motorcycle crash in Chisago County

The cyclist died at the scene on Olinda Trial near Lindstrom.
Local
April 22

Ely steps up after vandals destroy trees at veterans memorial

The new veterans memorial in Ely was coming along nicely near the shore of Miners Lake. Since starting construction last summer, flagpoles had gone up…
Minneapolis
April 22

Recalling a miller's fateful decision to work late at the Washburn A Mill

Millwright Ernest Grundman's decision to hang around after his shift proved deadly, among 17 millers and a neighbor killed in a ground-shaking explosion and fast-enveloping fire.
Local
April 22

Public left on the street after White House visitor logs go dark

Last week, the Secret Service banished pedestrians from the south side of the White House after too many unauthorized visitors managed to leap…
Local
April 22

Correction for April 23, 2017

A column on D2 Sunday misspelled the last name of Open Arms Executive Director Leah Hebert Welles.
Local
April 22

Historic Hibbing school auditorium to get a remake

Hibbing High School prepares to renovate its storied stage
Local
April 22

Minnesota briefs: Red River diversion work begins amid protests

North Dakota officials broke ground near the town of Horace last week for a flood-control structure that will eventually channel floodwater on a 36-mile detour…
North Metro
April 22

Fridley police searching for suspect who shot and killed dog

The pit bull was shot after its owner and a suspect had an argument.
Local
April 22

Sleepy Eye man injured while burning leaves dies

The victim, who uses a wheelchair, died nine days after being taken to HCMC.