Deadly hemlock emerging, spreading in parts of Minnesota

Deadly hemlock emerging, spreading in parts of Minnesota

People and animals who come in contact with the highly toxic weed should get emergency help.
Local

Suspicious fire destroys playground at St. Paul rec center

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Suspicious fire destroys playground at St. Paul rec center
"It's a loss for the neighborhood and the school."
Local

Police chief calls TC Pride policy on officers not marching 'divisive'

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Police chief calls TC Pride policy on officers not marching 'divisive'
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau calls the move "divisive" after Twin Cities Pride organizers ask officers not to march in parade so soon after Jeronimo Yanez not-guilty verdict and continued tension.
Local
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Perpich Center for Arts Education identifies finalist for top position

Curt L. Tryggestad, superintendent of Eden Prairie Schools, named as finalist to lead state agency.
Eat & Drink
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Family owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

"We have developed many friendships and loyal customers over the years, and we will miss you."
Local
6 minutes ago

ACLU releases squad video showing cop's 'brutal attack' of Worthington man during arrest

Authorities say suspect resisted arrest, had just been in dangerous road-rage incident; man says he was "blindsided with this unnecessary attack."
Data Drop
24 minutes ago
Teacher Jesse Lindsay interacts with her students.

Does Minnesota lead the nation in per-pupil spending? Not anymore

A new report comparing school revenues and spending in each state shows how Minnesota stacks up
Local
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A long-ago Minneapolis cyclist and his audacious dream to ride to New York City — in 1896

Primitive roads didn't make it easier for a store owner on an unlikely trip.
Local
10:33am

Activities on the water dominate upcoming parks weekend schedule

Kayaking opportunities and more are part of the weekend's events at state and regional parks in Minnesota.
Minneapolis
9:55am

Rape conviction of Minneapolis man caught during traffic stop

A dangling license plate prompted officers to pull the man over.
East Metro
9:50am

Access crusader Tony Webster gets to heart of Castile shooting files

Tony Webster's blog and Twitter feed have become must-reads for those interested in details of the killing of Philando Castile by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez.
Minneapolis
9:34am

Minneapolis City Council hears from public today on $15 minimum wage

The wage increase could pass by the end of June.
East Metro
5:56am
Dashcam video shows officer Jeronimo Yanez fatal shooting Philando Castile, the aftermath of which was streamed on Facebook Live.

'Don't...get shooted,' girl pleads with mom after Castile is shot

The exchange is captured in the latest videos released from the investigation into the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. On Friday, officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter in the shooting.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 2 hours 46 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
St. Paul
June 21
Carissa Coudray and her daughter, Olive Middleton, were among the crow...

Planned Parenthood supporters rally in St. Paul

The rally, lit by hundreds of pink lights at sunset, joined similar events in at least 20 other states.
East Metro
June 21
Nepalese immigrant Purna Gurungap stayed cool as husband Tul Bahadur Gurung watered their plot at the Roseville community garden. Projections suggest immigrants are helping Ramsey County to grow.

Long No. 2, Ramsey County now grows at rate equal to Hennepin

Forecasts call for that to continue for decades to come, thanks to immigrants making the east metro home.
East Metro
June 21

Two caregivers at Lino Lakes senior home charged with abusing 70-year-old resident

Another worker, who is not identified, recorded portions of the abuse and shared the recordings with Lino Lakes police.
St. Paul
June 21
St. Paul Chief of Police Todd Axtell spoke during a community conversa...

Gun, gang violence 'No. 1 priority,' St. Paul police chief says one year into job

St. Paul chief reflects on his immediate challenges.
West Metro
June 21

Statue stolen from Edina park is back on display

The "Dreams Take Flight" statue was reported missing June 11 and found two days later dumped in a yard.
St. Paul
June 21

St. Paul denies landlord's request to lock skyway doors early

Jaunae Brooks says she'll keep locking doors despite city's demand for street access.
Local
June 21

FBI investigating Minn. man over child porn after Geek Squad tip

The investigation comes against a backdrop of legal and constitutional concerns.
St. Paul
June 21

Feds seize food from St. Paul warehouse infested with dead rodents, live birds

The facility failed its third inspection last month; owner says he's done storing food there.
West Metro
June 21

Three Rivers Park District's camp for autistic kids grows in popularity

It's part of the district's increasing efforts to reach people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, expanding its reach to people who may not traditionally use its parks.
West Metro
June 21

One killed in crash in front of Wayzata shopping center

One person was killed late Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Wayzata.The crash happened just after 3:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of Wayzata…