Right turns across LRT tracks now legal at 5th and 5th, but don't get used to it

Right turns across LRT tracks now legal at 5th and 5th, but don't get used to it

Once construction on the Downtown Commons is complete, the intersection will go back to its previous configuration in which turns across the light-rail tracks were prohibited.
TV & Media

Obituary: Ken Hiller was the warm, inviting voice of radio's 'Star Wars' and much more


La Crosse authorities locate missing plane, find Minnesota pilot dead

A Minnesota pilot was found dead after a small plane was reported missing around La Crosse.
East Metro
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St. Croix County girl allegedly attempted 'first kill' in savage attack on brother's girlfriend

Homicide charge against the 14-year-old girl says she attempted suffocation and cut victim's neck with a piece of a broken bowl.
West Metro
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Lexi Reed, left, and Madison Lang share a laugh outside the Veterans M...

Pokemon Go poses problem for Eden Prairie park

Crowds and trampled greenery at veterans memorial lead city official to seek relief from the game's maker.
St. Paul
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St. Paul schools to pick board member

The St. Paul school board will name a replacement for board member Jean O'Connell after a round of interviews on Tuesday. There are nine candidates:…
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Minneapolis schools not meeting goals set in plan

Officials will take a hard look at ambitious Acceleration 2020.
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Grants help put a fresh face on Minneapolis businesses

Great Streets has given out $1.7 million in eight years, and interest from small businesses is growing.
East Metro
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Don Lewis, background, looks on Friday as Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announces that he's adding Lewis to help as a special prosecutor in the inquiry into the death of Philando Castile.

Choi adds special prosecutor to probe of Castile shooting

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has asked a veteran attorney with roots in St. Paul's Rondo community to join his office as a special prosecutor in the inquiry.
18 minutes ago

New public square to liven up W. Broadway in Minneapolis

Freedom Square was unveiled, along with new benches and bike racks.
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Prince's sister Tyka Nelson made her way into the Carver County Justic...

Carver County judge narrows list of potential Prince heirs

In a 19-page ruling Friday, District Judge Kevin Eide partly untangled the complicated issues surrounding the question of who stands to inherit Prince's bounty.
St. Paul
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St. Paul man charged in shooting death at house party

Brandon Alexander is accused of killing a 19-year-old man after a fight.
North Metro
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Anoka cracks down again on homeless, panhandling

City leaders are adding more security in an effort to stem "cancer" on downtown streets.
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.
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Metro area braces for Super Bowl sex trafficking

Super Bowl, Ryder Cup expected to bring uptick in sale of women and girls.

Scene clearing in Spring, Grove, Minn., after evacuation, apparent bomb threat

Houston County government buildings were locked down. By 8:30 p.m., the situation appeared to be resolved.
South Metro

Ski year-round? Artificial slope to open at Buck Hill this fall

Construction began this month on a new surface that enables skiing without snow.

Correction for July 29, 2016

An events listing on E3 Friday gave an incorrect location for Nershfest. It is Summit Brewing Co., 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul.
Organizers hoping to stop the demolition of 2019 E. Lake St., the original office and factory for the company that made Burma Shave products, used rhyming signs reminiscent of the company's roadside advertising to make their case during Open Streets East Lake Street on Sunday.

Proposed demolition of Burma Shave home decried

They want the targeted building studied for historic significance.
Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius sat in on a 6th gra...

Minn. test scores remain flat; achievement gap stays open

The results all but guarantee the state will not reach its goal of cutting the achievement gap in half by 2017.

Push for $15 minimum in Minneapolis hits a snag

A push to give workers in Minneapolis one of the highest minimum wages in the country has run into a major obstacle.
July 29
A Dakota County jury found Sandra Grazzini-Rucki guilty of six counts of deprivation of parental rights.

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki found guilty of hiding teen daughters

A Dakota County jury has found a Lakeville mother guilty of hiding her two teenage daughters from their father for more than two years.
July 29

Weekend traffic: Vikings training kicks off, I-35W closes but Hwy. 100 is open

After getting a look at the Vikings' new stadium last week, fans will get their first look at the team as training camp kicks off in Mankato. But getting there won't be easy. Highway 169 is closed between St. Peter and Mankato, so drivers will have to use Nicollet County Road 13, Hwy. 99 or Hwy 22 as an alternate routes.
July 29

Mpls. council should block $15 wage vote, city attorney says

In a written opinion, Susan Segal said the proposal does not meet legal standards to be considered by voters this November.