Rucki sisters headed to family program after shunning dad

Rucki sisters headed to family program after shunning dad

The runaway Lakeville sisters who had been missing for two and a half years will be sent to an intensive out-of-state reunification program after refusing to live with their father.

November water loss surprises scientists studying White Bear Lake

November 30
November water loss surprises scientists studying White Bear Lake
New research says evaporation is an issue in November, not just summer months.

Children's Theatre, former director targets of sex-abuse suit

Children's Theatre, former director targets of sex-abuse suit
The suit, filed on behalf of former students at the company, names former CTC artistic director John Clark Donahue and an unnamed ex-employee.
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Appeals court orders trial in defamation suit against Henn. Co. officials

Court says jury should determine whether statements made by the commissioners defamed the couple.
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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the charges against the four defendants in the shooting of five people near the Minneapolis Police Department´┐Żs 4th Precinct.

Alleged gunman, others in court today in shooting of BLM protesters

All four are charged with felonies stemming from the wounding of five activists at the 4th Precinct protest.
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Sweet! Sample the winners of our Holiday Cookie Contest

Join us Thursday at Star Tribune headquarters to celebrate our 13th annual Holiday Cookie Contest. Plus: Get a free flight of our top-five entries for 2015 (while supplies last).
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600 Minn. nursing assistants must retake test after 'potential improprieties'

An investigation found anomalies in test results through the Inver Hills Community College program, raising concerns that as many as 569 nursing assistants might be unqualified for their jobs.
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A pedestrian crossed 3rd St. S. as heavy snow fell early Monday night.

Highways mostly clear after day of difficult metro commutes

Sunny skies and warmer temperatures will make their way to Minnesota by the end of the week.
Stage & Arts

First-graders put their best foot forward in a new Minneapolis dance program

Dance meets phy-ed in a new Minneapolis school program aimed at first-graders.

10,000 Takes

Minnesotans write their world. 10,000 Takes is a new section featuring first-person essays about life in the North Star State. We publish narratives about love, family, work, community and culture in Minnesota.

911 caller says 18-year-old 'accidentally' shot to death friend in Itasca Co.

The shooting occurred over the weekend at a home; charges are expected Tuesday.

Mpls. student brings BB gun to school, prompting brief lockdown

The lockdown lasted no more than 30 minutes; the student was taken into custody.
South Metro
This check for $500,000 was deposited into a Rosemount Salvation Army kettle.

Couple slips $500,000 check into Rosemount Salvation Army kettle

The Salvation Army's national leadership said it has never received a kettle donation as generous as the $500,000 check that was given over the weekend…
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the charges.

Suspects in protest shootings charged with assault, riot crimes

Four men accused of felony assault in shootings near protesters' encampment.

Community meeting called by Wetterlings canceled due to snow

Jacob's parents had said they hoped the event would be cathartic and helpful for the community.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges spoke at a press conference Monday, with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison standing beside her, and called for an end to the encampment by protesters outside the Fourth Precinct.

Hodges, Ellison call for end to vigil; BLM protesters push back

Meanwhile, felony charges were filed against four men suspected of being involved in the wounding of five activists with gunfire.
St. Paul
November 30
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva. Behind her L to...

St. Paul teachers pitch school safety plan at the bargaining table

The St. Paul School District says the teachers union's proposal would strain the budget.
North Metro
November 30

After $150K campaign, Brooklyn Park's reputation improving

Two years after the suburb launched an aggressive branding campaign to boost its reputation, survey shows most are proud to call it home.
West Metro
November 30

One person dies in Eden Prairie car crash

One person died Monday when two cars collided in Eden Prairie. The crash occurred about 8:20 p.m. on West 78th Street, west of a Washington…
November 30
Hy Berman

Hy Berman, longtime U professor, political commentator, dies at 90

Teaching history at the U or speaking on issues of the day, Hy Berman was "always engaged."
West Metro
November 30

Family identifies missing man found near Monticello

Family members said that the missing man whose body was found Sunday by volunteers searching in the Monticello area was Tyler Berg. The Wright County…
November 30

Mpls. man charged in disappearance and likely death of ex-girlfriend

A Minneapolis man was charged Monday in connection with the disappearance and possible death of a 25-year-old woman. Joshua Lewis Duane Dow, 31, was charged…
South Metro
November 30

Eden Prairie man left toddler alone in car as he gambled at Mystic Lake, charges say

A 29-year-old Eden Prairie man admitted to police that he'd left his 17-month-old son alone in his vehicle for several hours in freezing temperatures while…