Super Bowl group quietly plans sex trafficking prevention efforts

Super Bowl group quietly plans sex trafficking prevention efforts

A group is studying how to prevent abuse, raise awareness and help any victims.

Off-duty cop who stopped terror attack in St. Cloud mall wins officer of the year

April 25
Off-duty cop who stopped terror attack in St. Cloud mall wins officer of the year
Avon, Minn., officer Jason Falconer was honored by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.

Earthquake? Controlled blast at Mankato quarry shakes up the city

April 25
Earthquake? Controlled blast at Mankato quarry shakes up the city
Vibrations were detected as far away as Rochester; quarry operations have been suspended.
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15 years in prison for gunman who shot five Jamar Clark protesters

Allen Scarsella was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for shooting five black men at a 2015 demonstration following the death of Jamar Clark.
State + Local
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Feds seize $2 million from Twin Cities mental health agency accused of bilking Medicaid

Rare forfeiture move follows evidence of a suspicious wire transfer.
West Metro
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Minneapolis police chief promotes Kjos, Delmonico to key leadership positions

New operations bureau deputy chief and head of north side precinct will start this summer
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Minn. Supreme Court to hear school integration lawsuit

The lawsuit claims that the state fails to give poor and minority students an adequate education.
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Mpls. mom who sent payments to Al-Shabab gets rare federal probation sentence

Federal judge vows to help keep Amina Esse, a refugee, in U.S.
A pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

3 new measles cases reported, pushing total to 24, with daycares the apparent nexus

All cases are still in Somali-American children in Hennepin County.

State's largest school district warns parents about Netflix series involving suicide

Anoka-Hennepin sent an e-mail to parents about the show "13 Reasons Why."
Stage & Arts

In 150 words or less, what's a good arts idea for St. Paul?

Friday is the deadline for the annual Knight Arts Challenge, which offers dollars for projects that enrich the city.
East Metro

Arguments mount over proposed venue change in officer's trial for Castile killing

The defense and prosecution continue to argue over change of venue in the Court of Appeals.
The Rev. Ed Treat led a Wednesday night service at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Bloomington.

Churches and families making Wednesdays the new Sunday

As churches across Minnesota try new ways to accommodate the hectic lives of the faithful, Wednesday night services have emerged as a popular option.
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.

Ice and snow close Duluth schools; Twin Cities gets chilling rain

Northern Minnesota could see up to 5 inches.

Mpls. DFL scrambles to reschedule Sixth Ward endorsing convention

St. Mary's University has decided it cannot host the event.
East Metro

40 years for abusive Maplewood husband who fatally shot wife in head

The defendant had threatened to kill his wife and her children, according to prosecutors.

Railroad crossing safety behind effort Wednesday in Hopkins

About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train the U.S. Department of Transportation says, and that's why Hopkins Police will be conducting a railroad crossing safety effort on Wednesday.

Software glitch hampers Metro Mobility's ability to schedule rides

Intermittent software issues were hampering the Metro Mobility service on Tuesday and officials say it was affecting their ability to schedule rides and complete trips on time.
West Metro

Judges, lawyers want to fix bail system to keep poor out of jail

The group is fighting back against systematic failures that keep low-income people in jail.
April 25
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, gets a block fr...

Vikings defenders looking forward to chance to tackle Peterson

Once hands-off in practice, Adrian Peterson will be fair game in Week 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium - on national television - now that he's a member of the Saints.
St. Paul
April 25
Joe Gothard, superintendent of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Dist...

Tough choices ahead for St. Paul as school enrollment drops and new contract looms

Class sizes and dropping enrollment loom as sticking points between school board and teachers union.
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April 25

In fast-growing Uptown, Suburban World Theatre gets ready for next chapter

The long-empty theater may reopen as a retail space.
April 25

Minneapolis police warn about pet poisonings

In at least 2 cases, bread tested positive for harmful substances.