A flurry of meetings, events and handshaking on Chief Axtell's first day

A flurry of meetings, events and handshaking on Chief Axtell's first day

Todd Axtell is already making changes to put more emphasis on outreach.

4-H science challenge cultivates young agricultural leaders

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4-H science challenge cultivates young agricultural leaders
Contest encourages kids to find real-world agriculture solutions.

Minnesota steps up drunken-boating patrols ahead of July 4th

Minnesota steps up drunken-boating patrols ahead of July 4th
Extra enforcement is planned as July 4th weekend approaches.
West Metro
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New Age religion Eckankar makes its home in Chanhassen

The international New Age faith has quietly made its headquarters in Chanhassen for 36 years.
South Metro
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Taking a cue from Paris, love locks onto Hastings bridge

Young friends and couples are latching on to the European trend.
North Metro
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Brooklyn Park, Columbia Heights open new libraries

Modernizing the facilities was the aim at both sites.
East Metro
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Tired of waiting at busiest stoplights? Someone's gauging your pain

Inventory of major roadways with stoppages is meant to create priorities for future spending as money becomes available.
East Metro
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Man gets more than 13 years for death of Danielle Jelinek

Aaron Schnagl claimed at his sentencing Friday morning that he didn't receive a fair trial.
South Metro
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The scene of a fatal accident along Hennepin Ave.

Case of Hennepin Avenue pedestrian death will test new state law

Reckless driving was a misdemeanor until 2015, when the Legislature made it a gross misdemeanor in circumstances that result in great bodily harm.
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Gay Minnesota Muslims seek community in Orlando's aftermath

As they experience Islamophobia and homophobia, they are banding together to create a community of their own.
South Metro
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Jordan police officer Shane Schultz visited Jordan Elementary school in 2013 before the “Cops In Schools” program was started.

Proposal to cut Jordan's 'Cops in Schools' stirs safety debate

The City Council scales back the program, which received national media attention after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, amid debate over police vs. resource officers.
Stage & Arts
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Obituary: 'Mr Wonderful' Byron Bradley was quiet giant on state's art scene

An authoritative account of Grand Marais’ rise as a North Shore artist colony mentions the flamboyant Birney Quick about three times as much as his…

Twin Cities nurses' union asks regulators to investigate allegations of poor care during strike

Union says replacement nurses have affected care; Allina says claims so far are without merit.
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.

Weekend events on top of usual road closures will compound weekend traffic

This weekend serves up two big celebrations — the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Jazz…

Three charged in fatal shooting outside St. Paul auto parts shop

Three defendants were charged with second-degree murder after a shooting outside of a St. Paul auto body shop in June.

Ex-student pleads guilty to assaulting Minneapolis school principal

The school leader suffered a concussion and head trauma from the attack.
South Metro

Scott County to pilot its first drug court program

The County Board voted to allocate $900,000 for an alternative response to drug-related arrests and incarceration.
St. Paul

Statewide effort boosts sex trafficking prosecutions

More than 1,700 officers in 33 cities have been trained in the effort.

LGBT Minnesota Muslims caught at cultural crossroads

In the wake of the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, queer Muslims feel intensified pressure on multiple facets of their identities.
East Metro

Judge will weigh arguments in dispute over Stillwater bond referendum

Parent says district misled voters in 2015, but district says vote to close schools was a separate action.

In the books: St. Paul police chief's first day on the job

We were with St. Paul's newest police chief Todd Axtell's first day wearing badge number one.

Young people get a fighting chance at Minneapolis boxing gym

The Circle of Discipline isn't just a boxing gym. It serves as playground, school and even family for Minneapolis youths.

Like your car? Then you'll like development happening around Southdale

Southdale is one example of evolving suburban design that accommodates cars, rather than trying to banish them.