Workers stand in front of one of three incinerators at the Metropolitan Council’s Metro wastewater treatment plant in St. Paul. The plant is due to

Met Council to add more flames to its wastewater fire

The agency expects to install a fourth incinerator at its Metropolitan wastewater treatment plant in St. Paul.

Mpls. is hiking parking meter rates in busy neighborhoods

June 22
Minneapolis officials are hiking parking meter rates one neighborhood at a time. New rates will go into effect in Minneapolis' North Loop, above, on J
Mpls. increasing parking rates, one neighborhood at a time

Boyfriend urged on woman in fatal YouTube stunt, new evidence shows

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Video and transcripts show Pedro Ruiz repeatedly urging her on.
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The Initiative Foundation held Enterprise Academy, a 12-week program to boost business development in St. Cloud and other central Minnesota cities.

New program helps boost minority entrepreneurs in St. Cloud and central Minnesota

Saida Omar dreams of one day opening a salon in St. Cloud, Minn., and a new program launched this spring is designed to help her…
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State news briefs: Buyer is sought for Cloquet's former library

CloquetCarnegie library building looking for private buyerThe former home of the Cloquet library has been put up for sale with the hope that a private…
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Bemidji’s Carnegie Library opened in 1910 and closed in 1961. Supporters have raised more than $2 million to transform the building into a community

Bemidji's library lovers ready to bring historic Carnegie library back to life

After 6 years and $2 million, future of Carnegie building seems safe
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The Gray Line 1853-PRESENT Amos and Susan Gray, flanked by some of their children and grandchildren, settled in Minnesota near what is now Grays Bay i

Pioneering women helped settle Minnetonka in the 1850s

Talk about a rocky start.Betsey Streeter Chowen was born on a ship in the mid-1790s as her family emigrated across the Atlantic Ocean from England.…
St. Paul
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said he has “concerns” about a proposal to add 50 new officers to the St. Paul Police Department.

St. Paul mayor: 'I have concerns' about plan to add police officers

Mayor Melvin Carter expressed doubts about his police chief's goal to add 50 more officers in the next two years. Police Chief Todd Axtell's response: "I have a great deal of respect for Mayor Carter and I continue to support his vision for our city."
The original five-story portion of Donaldsons, built in 1888 and known as the “Glass Block,” got a facade with ribbon windows of glass block and M

Midcentury 'face-lifts' put Moderne facades on historic Twin Cities buildings

Many classical buildings in the Twin Cities got modern face-lifts, whether they needed them or not.
West Metro
Eric Fieldseth, who tracks invasive species for the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, measured a carp in May.

Project aims to control invasive carp west of Lake Minnetonka

Plan aims to make Minnehaha Creek district more hospitable for wildlife as well as people.
Jennifer Carnahan, chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party, in 2017.

State GOP chair says she's faced racism, sexism from party leaders

In an interview with the Star Tribune, Jennifer Carnahan declined to identify who attacked her.
June 23

Chisago sheriff resigns amid investigation into 'bizarre' scheme

Investigators say Rick Duncan admitted writing anonymous, threatening letters to coerce a female employee.
East Metro
June 22
St. Paul officials said they will close Water Street, across from downtown, as a preventive measure on Monday. Access to Harriet Island remains open.

Rising rivers in St. Paul, southern Minn., threaten road, bridge closures

Across southern Minnesota, surging water levels have prompted flood warnings on at least eight river crossings from New Ulm to Savage. In Chaska, the Hwy.…
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
June 22
Thousands of street rods, customs and restored vehicles filled the grounds of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds during the Minnesota Street Rod Associat

It's a big weekend for traffic generating festivals

After a tough week for commuters navigating big traffic jams in downtown Minneapolis construction zones, a little levity is in order. Leave it to the…
June 22
Thanks to heavy rains, these buggers are expected to be out in force this weekend.

Mosquitoes will be buzzing this weekend thanks to recent rains

Mosquito Control District has done its part. Now you need to do yours.
June 22
Brandon Waters led the Family Tree Clinic group at the 2017 Twin Cities Pride march. About 60 percent of the St. Paul clinic's 4,500 patients are from

Growing 'PRIDE Study' aims to improve LGBTQ health care

Instead of getting health care advice from her doctor, Nathalie Crowley, a transgender woman, has found herself being the one who does the teaching."A lot…
June 22
Thousands of street rods, customs and restored vehicles filled the grounds of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds during the Minnesota Street Rod Associat

Classic cars bring crowd back in time to the '50s

Thousands of street rods, custom cars and restored vehicles lined the streets of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds during the Minnesota Street Rod Association's 45th annual…
June 22

Minn. prisoner transport officer accused of sexually assaulting female inmate

A Bovey, Minn., man working for a private prisoner transport agency has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a female prisoner during her multiday, cross-country…
June 22
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, seen in 2017, will lead an investigation into ketamine use during Minneapolis police calls.

Sally Yates to lead Minneapolis ketamine investigation

The investigation will consider whether Minneapolis police officers crossed a line in urging paramedics to inject members of the public with ketamine.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • T
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.
June 22
Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, seen Oct. 30, pushed back against a Rolling Stone article written about President Donald Trump's recent visit to the city.

Duluth isn't 'Trump Country,' mayor tells Rolling Stone

Mayor Emily Larson's response, shared more than 1,000 times on Facebook, was lauded for firing back with a biting but positive open letter.
June 22
The Minnesota History Center will open the exhibit “Somalis + Minnesota” on Saturday, the first long-term exhibit about the east African nation’

'Somalis + Minnesota' exhibit opens Saturday at Minnesota History Center

Luqman Mohamed grew up hearing his grandfather's stories of the nomadic life in Somalia, of family members loading their possessions onto the backs of camels…
June 22
Shane Peterson, center, who was recently released from prison after a 17-year stint, chats with group members after a group work out on the city’s s

Minneapolis nonprofit builds hope, new lives through running

With fellowship and discipline, former convicts go the distance to find community and rebuild their lives.
St. Paul
June 22
Delivery driver Bob Bezecny delivered a meal to Lois Seltzer, 96, from the Kosher Meals on Wheels program on June 15 in her St. Paul home.

For Jewish seniors in the Twin Cities, kosher Meals on Wheels provides a 'way to connect'

Metro-area program, operating for more than 10 years, helps Jewish seniors stay true to their faith.