The city started its organized garbage collection on Oct. 3, 2016, and not all residents are happy.

State high court: Bloomington trash hauling plan can be put to vote

The Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling is a victory for Hands Off Our Cans, a residents' group opposed to Bloomington's organized trash collection system.
Local

Sheriff: Teen admits setting fire to 120-year-old church in Melrose

June 20
Saint Mary’s Church in Melrose, Minn., is shown in this photo from March.
Parishioners now must ask why as they debate whether to rebuild or restore.
Local

Owner of Dearing Mansion wins a reprieve from St. Paul City Council

June 20
A mystery-themed New Year’s Eve party threatens the future of Scott Kramer’s B&B in St. Paul’s historic Dearing Mansion. After several complaint
The St. Paul City Council put off a decision about his license until later this month.
Local
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Police video shows officers shooting man with knife in Mpls. City Hall

Police video shows officers shooting man with knife in Mpls. City Hall

"Drop the knife," police are heard saying repeatedly to the young man before they shoot.
Minneapolis
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Marcus Fischer

Released police video shows officers shooting man with knife in Mpls. interrogation room

"Drop the knife," police are heard saying repeatedly to the young man before they shoot.
Local
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The March to Protect Children and Families Wednesday made its way down E. 7th Street in St. Paul toward City Hall.

Despite Trump's reversal, Minn. activists say fight over immigration policies isn't over

The battle of over separating immigrant children from their parents may be over but Minnesota activists and others say the bigger fight over proposed immigration reforms and policies is still on.
Local
8:45am
Thursday traffic: Major delays continue on I-94 in Maple Grove, Mpls.

Thursday traffic: Major delays continue on I-94 in Maple Grove, Mpls.

Traffic on eastbound I-94 is getting back up to freeway speed after a wreck in the vicinity of Hwy. 610 in Maple Grove has cleared.
Local
8:36am

Latest on Twin Cities road construction and detours

The annual road construction season has most of the Twin Cities detouring at every turn this summer.
North Metro
8:08am
This van crashed into a parked vehicle in a north Minneapolis alley.

Jailed driver had license taken away before crash killed 2 in Mpls. alley

The defendant's history includes drunken driving convictions, driving after license was canceled.
Local
5:33am
Travelers were dropped off curbside at MSP's Terminal 2 Wednesday. Almost half of travelers get a ride to the airport, but airport officials hope to l

MSP explores big changes in pricing, service to lure travelers back to ramps

Travelers may be able to prebook parking online and choose from an array of options with different price tags: remote lot? rooftop? closest to the door?
Local
June 20
Students from St. Paul marched from Central H.S. to the State Capitol earlier this year to protest gun violence.Richard Tsong-Taatariiïrtsong-taatari

Gun-control bus tour aims to register young Minnesota voters

Parkland, Fla., students are expected to arrive Sunday.
Local
June 20

Renee Sue Lureen, caregiver to countless kids, dies at 60

Lureen, who ran a small child care business out of her home in Shakopee for almost 20 years, died suddenly May 28 from a heart condition. She was 60.
Local
June 20

One killed, one injured when their motorcycle crashes with semi in Bloomington

A 65-year-old man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed with a semitrailer truck in Bloomington.
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.
Minneapolis
June 20
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon

Minn. voting chief urges U.S. senators to shore up election security

Secretary of State Simon urges U.S. senators to stay "ahead of the bad guys."
East Metro
June 20

Bicyclist in critical condition after being hit by car in St. Paul

A bicyclist was in critical condition after she was struck by a car in St. Paul on Monday evening.
East Metro
June 20
A gabion wall for Wabasha Street would be a retaining wall made of rocks held together by wire mesh.

St. Paul to build safety wall along Wabasha bluff

Wabasha Street is still closed because of rock slide.
West Metro
June 20
Maria L. Dalton was a former firefighter in Minneapolis.

Murder charges follow overdoses of women from Edina, Ramsey

Two young daughters were in the house when police found the woman dead.
East Metro
June 20
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell

St. Paul police chief wants to hire 50 new officers over two years

City Council signals support for Axtell's two-year rollout plan.
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.
Local
June 20

Minnesota State affirms tuition freeze for colleges and universities

Community college fees the same as 2012-13.
East Metro
June 20
The Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market is part of the city’s revival of its downtown riverfront. Now, planners are hoping to for a passenger rail co

All aboard: Eau Claire to St. Paul train is in works

The bold idea may seem far-fetched given the travails of publicly bankrolled transit projects in the Twin Cities. But the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition has been working on the idea for nearly two decades.
West Metro
June 20
Cristina Prodan and Joseph Porter

Charge: Ex-boyfriend says he choked Edina woman before burning body in New Orleans

New complaint notes several close encounters with police on flight south.
South Metro
June 20
Kacy Merseal

4 years for wrong-way drunken driver who killed Iowa bride-to-be near Northfield

Sentencing held 5 days after the woman's wedding date came and went.