Extra police staffing to handle Black Lives Matter protest at the fair

Extra police staffing to handle Black Lives Matter protest at the fair

Mayor Chris Coleman said authorities are prepared to help keep people safe Saturday and encouraged people to not let the protest dissuade them from attending the fair.

Time nearly up for Minneapolis soccer stadium land

Time nearly up for Minneapolis soccer stadium land
Owner of industrial site says he has “no interest” in selling to Minnesota United after Monday’s deadline

Sandstone family prepares to take beaten 3-year-old off life support

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Sandstone family prepares to take beaten 3-year-old off life support
Noting that the boy was “treated with particular cruelty,” the Pine County attorney said he’s prepared to change the charge to murder should the crushing head injuries prove too much for the little victim.
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A native plant, Chara, is at left, compared with the starry stonewort, at right.

Newest invasive species spotted on Minnesota lakes puts squeeze on plants, fish

Starry stonewort, found in two lakes, chokes out even Eurasian milfoil.
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Edina City Council is howling over last-minute demands in dog park deal

The Edina City Council is howling after a long-negotiated land deal hit a last-minute snag. The council is upset at the city of Minneapolis, which…
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DNR issues citations after treaty rights challenge on Gull Lake

A treaty rights challenge by tribal members regarding wild rice harvesting broadened into a confrontation over netting on nearby Gull Lake, where two band members were issued citations.
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Teen worker leaving State Fair fights off abduction, police say

A 17-year-old girl who had been working at the Minnesota State Fair fought off an attempted abduction Thursday night outside the fairgrounds after finishing her…
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Gallery: Keith Urban at the Minnesota State Fair

Review: Country superstar Keith Urban at the State Fair, with opener Kelsea Ballerini.

Lawsuit claims state of Minnesota has underspent funds meant to serve the disabled

Services to thousands have been delayed, sometimes for years.

Minneapolis police ask for help to crack mystery of 2015's first homicide

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The behind-the-scenes legal wrangling over possibly renaming Lake Calhoun took another turn Friday when a new legal opinion for Minneapolis park commissioners said a change would require legislative action.

Park Board attorney doubts DNR authority to rename lake

The Legislature likely would have to act on any change for Lake Calhoun, parks lawyer says.

Three motorists killed in outstate crashes

It was a deadly 12-hour span on Minnesota roads.

10 years after fleeing Katrina, some have made Minnesota home

Some returned home after fleeing the 2005 storm, but others pieced together new lives to the north.
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Minnesota State Fair is the best state fair, no matter what the ranking

I hate the fair. There. I said it. The fair is filled with boorish slobs, the entertainment is garish and banal, the animals are stupid…
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Sports souvenir shop next to Metrodome is moving St. Louis Park

Sporting goods store that sat next to old Metrodome is moving.
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St. Paul police in 4-hour standoff with suicidal man in Payne-Phalen neighborhood

The standoff started around 2:30 p.m. Friday, forcing neighbors to evacuate.
Longtime basketball coach Bill McKee

Augsburg women's basketball coach Bill McKee dies

McKee also coached at Mounds View, Blaine and Cretin-Derham Hall

2015 Minnesota State Fair Attendance: Day 1

State Fair attendance numbers, day by day: Day 1 (Thursday, Aug. 27): 110,267 this year, compared with 94,256 for 2014’s first day and 106,852 in…

St. Paul officials encourage people to come to fair despite protest

Black Lives Matter protesters will be outside the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday but St. Paul leaders say they are ready and want people to still come to the fair.

Gallery: Minnesota State Fair in Full Swing

Day Two from the Minnesota State Fair has them Rockin' and riding on the mighty midway.

Minnesota State Fair 4-H herdsmen keep 24-hour watch

Meet the 4-H kids who have to watch over the animals around the clock at the state fairgrounds.

50 foods in 1 day? Critic tells all after State Fair marathon

Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson is sampling and critiquing 50 new foods and drinks at the Minnesota State Fair.
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Connect with Star Tribune journalists at the fair

Stop by the Star Tribune's booth to meet columnist Gail Rosenblum, music critic Chris Riemenschneider and photojournalist Brian Peterson, to name a few.