Afton, other affluent exurbs denied state broadband funds

Afton, other affluent exurbs denied state broadband funds

The state of Minnesota awarded $10 million worth of grants this month to help subsidize broadband in poorly served remote locations. Once again, affluent exurban areas came up empty.

Twin Cities Salvation Army says it needs more help

Twin Cities Salvation Army says it needs more help

Winona's varied arts scene proves to be a tourist draw

Winona's varied arts scene proves to be a tourist draw
The small city’s Marine Art Museum and Shakespeare festival spark a creative boom
West Metro
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New Hope police chief reveals new details of terrifying night at City Hall

Shooting that injured two officers at January awards ceremony left area around City Council chambers looking like a war zone, Chief Tim Fournier said.
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Man found shot to death in north Minneapolis house

Minneapolis police are investigating an apparent homicide in north Minneapolis late Saturday. Officers responding to a call about shots fired just before 8 p.m. found…

Black lawyer in Bemidji made his mark a century ago

Charles Scrutchin walked into a barber shop in the rough-and-tumble northern Minnesota lumber town of Blackduck on a cold January day in 1901, asking for…

Tevlin: No easy solutions in north Minneapolis

As hundreds of protesters streamed into downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday night, a defiant show of disgust after a white man allegedly shot five black protesters…
Dan Hill, left, was laid off at United Taconite in August and now the family relies on unemployment and the salary of his wife, Heather, a part-time LPN.

On boom-or-bust Iron Range, this downturn feels different

With 2,000 miners facing layoffs as rest of state rebounds, the Range is slumping again.

U.S. Rep. Ellison emerges as key political leader amid Jamar Clark protests

Stakes are high as Keith Ellison negotiates between local black community, state and local leaders.
West Metro

Plans to upgrade MOA transit station fall short financially

One Met Council member asked last month whether the Mall of America’s owner could pitch in financially. MOA officials disagreed.
Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen pills, also known as Vicodin.

Opioid overuse kills more Minnesotans than homicide

The runaway use and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone has emerged as a public health threat in Minnesota.

Up to 10 inches of snow possible in Twin Cities on Monday, Tuesday

Monday and Tuesday commutes likely affected.
South Metro

In southwest metro, growth means more congestion along Minnesota River

The new County Road 101 bridge should loosen one bottleneck — for a while.
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.

East African immigrants rally at Minneapolis protest site

“We’re not a separate entity,” said one supporter. “We’re black. And this is our struggle.”
Michael Goar during an interview for Minneapolis superintendent on Tue...

Minneapolis superintendent finalists cite varied experience in quest for top job

The three diverse candidates would bring different skills to the job. A finalist will be chosen Dec. 7.
St. Paul
Rashad Turner, leader of the St. Paul Black Lives Matter group, appear...

Rashad Turner to challenge 3-term rep for Minn. House seat

Rashad Turner, the lead organizer for Black Lives Matter St. Paul, plans to challenge the only black member of the Minnesota House for her seat in next year’s election.

SPCO premieres Beethoven-inspired concerto

Review: Timo Andres’ “Blind Banister” is first in SPCO’s five-year series.

Metro briefs: 1 in 5 drivers in Edina is distracted, city traffic study finds

One in five Edina drivers is distracted, potentially endangering pedestrians, a traffic study found. City staff undertook the study after complaints about safety in the…

Pine River man killed in Cass County crash

Liz Sawyer A Pine River man was killed in a rollover crash in Cass County early Saturday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Michael D. Kelly, 42,…

Top Photos, November 28, 2015

The best photos from here and around the world submitted November 28, 2015

Corrections for Nov. 29, 2015

In the Holiday Books roundup on Page E8 today, the last name of David Coggins, the author of “Paris in Winter,” was misspelled. Jon…

Raw video: Gunfire interrupts New Hope meeting

Community access video feed captured council members' reactions as gunfire interrupted a meeting in progress.

State briefs: Cook mayor, council members waive pay to keep water rates steady

The mayor and city council of Cook have agreed to go without pay in order to delay an increase in local water rates. The move…