United barred girls in leggings from boarding flight to MSP, witness says

United barred girls in leggings from boarding flight to MSP, witness says

United said teens didn't meet dress code for those traveling as employee relatives; another girl, not known to be flying on a similar pass, was allowed to board only after covering up, the witness said.
Local

Minneapolis schools study Chicago for lessons in 'social-emotional learning'

March 25
Minneapolis schools study Chicago for lessons in 'social-emotional learning'
Research shows that kids schooled in reading as well as responsibility and equations along with empathy do better in class and get into less trouble.
Local

Cottage Grove man charged with staging wife's suicide could get life in prison

9:18am
Grand jury returned an indictment of first-degree murder.
South Metro
7:49am

Robber hits bank inside Cub grocery in Burnsville

The suspect, who was not armed, has yet to be caught.
Local
7:01am

Dogs being poisoned with tainted hot dogs tossed in western Wis. yards

Police near Eau Claire are trying to catch the person responsible.
North Metro
March 25

Columbia Heights faces crossroads in city leadership

New faces are competing with longtime leaders.
North Metro
March 25
Dory Smith, a farmer, looked over the land at the center of the Metrop...

In Oak Grove, a fight over sprawling development illustrates Met Council tensions

Oak Grove envisions large rural lots while agency pushes controlled growth.
Minneapolis
March 25

Hodges, Harteau say conflict helped bring them closer

Hodges enters her fourth year as mayor amid skepticism that she and the chief have the close-knit relationship needed to adequately police a big city.
Local
March 25
The Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau's Young Leaders group finishes loading hay...

Minnesota hay being shipped to wildfire-stricken states

Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order to ease vehicle restrictions to help speed up emergency shipments over the next two weeks to four states scorched by wildfires.
Eat & Drink
March 25
Dubbed the "Land of New Restaurants" a few years, the Bellecour Cafe...

Wayzata restaurant openings show a hunger to dine out in the suburbs

So far this year, an estimated 700 new restaurant seats are coming in, and the boom shows no signs of slowing.
West Metro
March 25

Hennepin County readies for $13 million child protection overhaul

A year after stepping into the county's top human services role, Jennifer DeCubellis is leading the most dramatic reform of the child protection system in Minnesota.
Local
March 25

Tevlin: For Kenyon's police chief, humanity comes first

Funny, self-deprecatory and guileless, Lee Sjolander may be the male Marge Gunderson, the cop from the movie "Fargo," only in the internet age.
Minneapolis
March 25

Mpls. City Council OKs demolition of 20th century feminist writer Brenda Ueland's home

Council overrides efforts to preserve home of 20th-century feminist writer.
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.
South Metro
March 25

Authorities search for tree-killing vandals in Eagan

At least seven trees have been stripped of a ring of bark that mean almost certain death.
Local
March 25

Twin Cities to go dark for 'Earth Hour' tonight

The goal of the global campaign is to reduce energy waste.
Local
March 25

State briefs: Olmsted County OKs transportation sales tax increase

Olmsted County commissioners approved a one-quarter of 1 percent countywide sales tax increase last week that will go toward transportation. The increase, which will go…
Super Bowl LII
March 25

Super Bowl hosts share the wealth statewide

Worthington is the latest town to win a grant from the legacy fund
South Metro
March 25

1850s Hastings pioneer handed down the hospitality gene

If there were a hospitality gene, it must have careened down six generations from Mahala Felton to Rita Walker. Considered the first white woman settler…
Local
March 25

Hubbard County keeping out aquatic invaders — so far

The northern Minnesota county has, so far, escaped infestation by major aquatic invasive species (AIS), including zebra mussels, milfoil and starry stonewort.
Minneapolis
March 25

Becky's Cafeteria founder Clayton Sonmore dies at 92

The engineer-turned-restaurateur bought Becky's in 1949 with his wife, Jeanne, and turned it into what AAA called "the most unique cafeteria in the nation" until its closure in 1986.
West Metro
March 25

Hennepin County puts 1930s-era Century Plaza up for sale with no price

The county is moving out of the former vocational high school by May.
Local
March 25

Minn. proposal would give Bible, Qur'an classes public school credit

Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur'an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Legislature.
East Metro
March 25

Work on old Ramsey Co. sewer offers rare glimpse of underground rivers

New video of a century-old storm sewer system spotlights need for water quality.