U.S. Bank Stadium open house swamped with soggy visitors

U.S. Bank Stadium open house swamped with soggy visitors

Visitors to get a first peek at the Vikings' new home were lining up just as a severe storm blew in, forcing stadium officials to call an audible.

What happens to suburbs if Southwest light rail isn't built?

July 23
What happens to suburbs if Southwest light rail isn't built?
After significant development, leaders worry about the fate of their cities if line never comes.

Council Member Lisa Bender seeks to transform Minneapolis

July 23
Council Member Lisa Bender seeks to transform Minneapolis
Focus on development has earned her fans — and criticism.
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A shooting scene in Chicago earlier this month, where a 41-year-old man was injured. Federal prosecutors in Chicago looking to stop the violence are looking to follow the lead of their Minnesota counterparts.

Minnesota federal tactic on gun violence gets noticed in Chicago

"If we can't get them for the shootings, let's get them for the guns they used in the shootings," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Paulsen.
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2 dead in crash in northwestern Minnesota; 3 kids age 3 and younger were among passengers

State troopers were on the scene of a two-vehicle crash that killed two people late Saturday on U.S. Hwy. 59 and Pennington County Road 3…
North Metro
July 23

Blaine man shot, killed by father is identified

The 37-year-old man shot and killed by his father in Blaine was identified late Saturday. Joshua James Effertz died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Hennepin…
Local
July 23

Metro briefs: Excelsior to get first independent senior living facility

Excelsior leaders approved plans last week for the city’s first independent senior living facility. Construction will begin on the Waters of Excelsior by the end…
Minneapolis
July 23

Light-rail train clips car in downtown Minneapolis

A light-rail train clipped the rear of a car in downtown Minneapolis Saturday morning, authorities said. The accident happened around 10 a.m. as a westbound…
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Local
July 23

Corrections for July 24, 2016

A story on E14 in some editions today should have said the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U” will be available for streaming beginning July…
Local
July 23
Umbrellas and cardboard boxes were used to project fans from the rainy...

Flood threat eases after storms drop heavy rains

Flooding fears and fires accompanied storms in southern Minnesota.
Minneapolis
July 23

Minneapolis pizza delivery driver shot overnight in vehicle during robbery attempt

Driver, who was rushed to HCMC with serious injuries, was in critical but stable condition.
West Metro
July 23

State investigating Lyndale Corridor in Bloomington as possible Superfund site

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is investigating a large area in the Lyndale Avenue corridor of Bloomington for possible inclusion on the state Superfund…
Minneapolis
July 23

Reversing course, Minneapolis and St. Paul lead suburbs in growth

Suburbs still robust, but many families are seeking out homes in urban core.
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 Metro
July 23

Falcon Heights, reeling from shooting, hopes for positive change

Suburb finds itself at the center of national debate over race relations and policing.
Local
July 23

Obituary: Rosie Valentini was longtime Iron Range chef

Rosie Valentini was known for her red sauce. She was known for her chicken cacciatore, too, and meatballs that gave her bragging rights with family.…
Local
July 23

Mug shot sleaze doesn't justify keeping them secret

The mug shot is the star of the voyeur’s internet. Any web search turns up thousands of images of people booked and photographed by police,…
Minneapolis
July 23
State Sen. Jeff Hayden said there’s a lack of urgency to act at the Capitol.

Minnesota state Sen. Jeff Hayden's sister fatally shot in Atlanta

The 25-year-old woman was caught in rival gangs' crossfire, Hayden wrote on social media.
St. Paul
July 23

Patty Wetterling brings clout to board working to prevent clergy abuse

She joins effort to prevent abuse by Catholic priests.
Local
July 23

Celebrating Waseca's outsized outdoorsman and bamboozler

George Herter and a pal once covered their hunting boat with mirrors so ducks wouldn’t see them. It sank from the weight. After growing up…
Local
July 23

Storm-tossed Minnesota weathers a wild summer

Floods, tornadoes and scorching heat have battered the state
Local
July 23

State briefs: Worthington puts $79 million high school on the ballot

  Fast-growing Worthington is outgrowing its high school. The seven members of Worthington’s Independent School District 518 voted unanimously last week to put a $79…
Local
July 22

Allina, nurses union meet but fail to reach deal

After a flurry of counteroffers, talks stalled over who would pay for the rising costs of union health plans.
West Metro
July 22

Hennepin County employee groups help workers love their jobs

It's the state's first public-sector entity to use employee resource groups.