Belle's Tool Box, project space for children, opening next month in south Minneapolis

Belle's Tool Box, project space for children, opening next month in south Minneapolis

Retired educator wants the renovated auto garage at 34th Street and 42nd Avenue S. to inspire kids and families.
Local

Minneapolis leaders eye vacant parcel for new Somali mall

August 23
Minneapolis leaders eye vacant parcel for new Somali mall
The industrial site at 26th Street and Minnehaha Avenue has sat empty for years.
Sports

St. Paul has big plans to capitalize on Super Bowl tourism

August 23
St. Paul has big plans to capitalize on Super Bowl tourism
A night market, big slide and Ice Palace are planned in St. Paul to coincide with Super Bowl across the river.
Local
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Emily Annexstad poses for a photo after being crowned the 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way during an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn.

U student from St. Peter crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Emily Annexstad, representing Nicollet County, will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for more than 3,000 Minnesota dairy farm families.
Local
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What the jackpot winner can buy

With the Powerball cash payout of $443 million many would likely pay off debts and help family, but they could also buy: • An Airbus…
Local
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One winning Powerball ticket for $758.7M jackpot sold in Massachusetts

Someone in Minnesota won $1 million as well when these numbers were drawn Wednesday night: 6, 7, 16, 23, 26 and the Powerball of 4.
Minneapolis
August 23
Myron White, left, waited for a Green Line train at 5th Street and Hennepin Avenue while Minneapolis police maintained a visible presence nearby. Three people have been shot in the area in two days.

Mpls. officials voice disgust with the recent gunfire downtown

New Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said the department is increasing police presence in the area, where three people have been shot in two separate incidents since Sunday.
North Metro
August 23

New Met Council chair sits down with Anoka County Board, which has fought for more control

The visit by Alene Tchourumoff was part of her tour of the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis
August 23
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said: “I did exactly the same work I would have done had I stayed in Minneapolis.”

Hodges defends L.A. trip soon after Damond fatal shooting

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges flew to Los Angeles four days after Justine Ruszczyk Damond's shooting death for a campaign fundraiser, a trip her opponents pounced on Wednesday.
Minneapolis
August 23
A car was smashed as part of a brick facade on a Minneapolis apartment...

3-story Mpls. apartment building evacuated after brick facade falls

The Elliot Park building is owned by Stephen Frenz, an apartment owner who faces revocation of all his rental licenses.
Stage & Arts
August 23

Former Minnesota Orchestra chair Nicky Carpenter, 82, put faith into practice

Board chair from 1990 to 1995, she was instrumental in solving a budget crisis, strengthening the orchestra's endowment and hiring Eiji Oue.
Minneapolis
August 23

Only about 8% of Minneapolis police officers live in city limits

Of the department's 873 officers, 72 live in ZIP codes that cover most of Minneapolis, according to a Star Tribune analysis of city records.
Local
August 23

Minnesota's lucky Powerball locations

Top 20 retailers for selling winning Powerball tickets: 1. Cub Foods, 3550 Vicksburg Lane N., Plymouth 2. M & H Gas, 510 Main Av., Moorhead…
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.
St. Paul
August 23
The Town and Country Club, a private St. Paul golf club. A former controller there has been indicted on A former Town & Country Club employee has been indicted on charges that she embezzled more than

Ex-official at Town & Country Club in St. Paul indicted in $1M embezzlement scheme

Julie Ann Lee used stolen money to buy vehicles and property in northern Minnesota, a federal indictment alleges.
East Metro
August 23

Reconstruction of historic thoroughfare planned in Stillwater

Planning begins for short but well-traveled stretch of Third Street, post-Lift Bridge.
Local
August 23

Woman dead after motorcycle fleeing police crashes in Beltrami County

The 32-year-old woman was a passenger. The motorcycle's driver was critically hurt.
West Metro
August 23

Police: Twin Cities man who overdosed on heroin met dealer via Reddit

Two men charged with murder in drug user's death.
Variety
August 23

Meet woman behind popular Big Fat Bacon stand at Fair

Visit the Big Fat Bacon stand at the Minnesota State Fair and you'll most likely hear Mandy Abdo Sheahan making sure operations go smoothly.
Local
August 23

Rollover crash on Iron Range kills 1-year-old boy

The driver lost control of her car on the highway and ended up striking trees, the patrol said.
Minneapolis
August 23

Charges: Felon shot into crowd, wounded 2 people outside Hennepin Av. club

A drug conviction is one of many offenses the defendant has on his criminal record.
Local
August 23

Survey: Leech Lake Tribal College ranks best two-year school in nation

Minnesota Community College system came in at No. 8.
West Metro
August 23

Hotel room bust of high-end prostitute leads to $20,000 windfall for Minn. police

Adrienne Chapa was arrested and spent a few days in jail before she went home to Las Vegas. Her bag of $24,425 in cash was here to stay.
Minneapolis
August 23
Minneapolis police investigate a shooting downtown Tuesday night near 6th Street and Hennepin Avenue that left a bystander wounded.

Bystander hit in shooting at 6th and Hennepin near arguing men

A man who was shot and wounded near 6th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis happened to be standing near two other men who were arguing, police said.