Anthony Brooks, a freshman at White Bear Lake high’s north campus, released a largemouth bass he caught in the lake.

Fight over groundwater pumping follows White Bear Lake ruling

Cities are contesting restrictions on groundwater permits.
Local

U.S. Bank Stadium bird study reaches midpoint, with results due next year

May 19
The glass walls of U.S. Bank Stadium are being studies for the effects on the bird population.
Vikings and state pay $300K to study danger posed by building's glass walls.
Local

Mayor Melvin Carter's 'State of Our City' urges St. Paulites to get involved

May 19
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s State of the City address was followed by breakout sessions with community members Saturday.
Flipping the traditional State of the City address, he hears from residents.
Local
May 19
Prekindergarten children sat down to a dinner of fruit cocktail, pizza and milk at First Choice Child Care Center in Minneapolis.

Somali child-care providers push back vs. fraud, terror allegations

Past misdeeds of day-care providers fed mistrust, legislative inquiry
East Metro
May 19
Shelter director Renee Quimby, with Myla, said “the bird has to like the owner” before it can be successfully adopted.

Forest Lake sanctuary is a lifeline for abandoned pet parrots

Sanctuary, which recently moved to Forest Lake, tries to pair stranded parrots with suitable new owners.
West Metro
May 19
Mark Haase

Mark Haase beats Mike Freeman for DFL endorsement as Hennepin attorney

Freeman plans to be on the ballot in November regardless of the endorsement vote, his son said.
Stage & Arts
May 19
Bill Gossman is mayor of New London and a potter — a mix that gives him insight into how arts can build community.

Arts funding fuels Minnesota's main streets, communities

The impact is clearest, leaders and artists say, in outstate Minnesota, where grants have boosted artists' projects and rooted fledgling organizations.
Local
May 19
Melissa Hanson, left, shows Meghan Darley, a resource conservation technician with Scott Soil & Water Conservation District, the part of her lakeshore

Minnesota's big water ambitions yield benefits, no easy answers

For two environmental targets — land conservation and parks and trails — Minnesota appears to be on track to meet Legacy Amendment's goals. The outlook for water is still cloudy.
Local
May 19
The death of 7-year-old Keyaris Samuels, who accidentally shot himself with a loaded handgun discovered in the home, was what drew the only protester

Brooks: That one thing you like? Not happening at Minnesota Legislature

This end-of-session horse trading and arm twisting comes at a price.
Local
May 19
The joint legislature stood and applauded after selecting the latest member of the Board of Regents.

About-face on abortion fellowship leaves U with whiplash

Fierce reactions follow the decision to back out of a grant-funded fellowship to expand the practice and training of reproductive health and abortion services.
Minneapolis
May 19

Pastor, caregiver Ethel Johnson-Lee, who opened her home to those in need, dies at 92

In her late 50s, she graduated from the University of Minnesota despite never having attended high school.
Local
May 19
Millerville farmer Henry Schecher was involved in a shootout over property ownership that left a neighbor dead. Schecher was later exonerated, but not

Evidence was buried in 1888 murder in Millerville

By the time word of the buried gun finally surfaced, a young, hard-luck, one-armed farmer had been locked up in Stillwater prison for seven years.
Local
May 19
Someone set fire to the main building at the Sherburne County camp.

Volunteers to discuss future of Sherburne County camp

Arsonist set fire to the camp's main building, causing $200,000 in damage to the historic White Building that was kitchen, dorm and meeting space.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
Local
May 19

Minnesota briefs: DNR adds restrictions on use of firewood in parks

Minnesota DNR adds restrictions on use of firewood in parks The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has new rules for using firewood in state parks…
Local
May 19
The William A. Irvin has to be moved, but the retired ship is just 15 inches narrower than the opening in the blue pedestrian drawbridge blocking its

William A. Irvin ship museum faces tricky move in Duluth

Slip cleanup, paint job will mean moving the William A. Irvin
Minneapolis
May 19

Mpls. boy, 7, with special needs forgotten on school bus

Parents say the boy, who has autism spectrum disorder and is nonverbal, was left aboard for hours and they want answers.
Local
May 19
Scott Fischbach, left, of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, and Jennifer Aulwes of Planned Parenthood.

Minn. reacts to Trump's move to block federal funds for clinics with abortion services

Minnesota opponents of abortion celebrated the move, while Planned Parenthood warned of upheaval for patients.
St. Paul
May 19
Nick Coleman with his wife, Laura Billings Coleman

Longtime Twin Cities columnist Nick Coleman dies at 67 after stroke

The former Star Tribune and Pioneer Press columnist suffered a stroke after returning from an Irish festival with his family.
South Metro
May 19
Laker gymnasts placed seventh at the state meet in 2012 and have a consecutive streak of sending individual athletes to the meet.

Gymnasts circulating petition urging changes from Prior Lake-Savage school district

Members of Laker team started an online petition to move from the middle school into the high school.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com T
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.
West Metro
May 19

Hennepin County's Pathways program excels at training and retaining its own employees

More than 360 people have graduated since the job-training program started in 2014.
Minneapolis
May 19
Ellie Drews and her boyfriend Clarence Insixiengmay walked down the Stone Arch Bridge last month. The Stone Arch Bridge may close this summer if state

Minneapolis Park Board, MnDOT asks for state money to repair Stone Arch Bridge

The historic bridge's foundation is deteriorating, raising safety concerns, park officials say.
Local
May 19

With birth date in dispute, Twin Cities man faces deportation while insisting he's American

Citizenship claim is upheld by immigration judge, but man is still being detained.