After outcry, protests, Walker will remove 'Scaffold' sculpture

After outcry, protests, Walker will remove 'Scaffold' sculpture

A controversial new sculpture at the Walker Art Center that prompted an outcry among Minnesota's American Indian communities will be dismantled, the director said Saturday. The work is partly based on the 1862 hanging of 38 Dakota tribal members in Mankato.

City maintenance boss rescues fawn that fell into east metro storm drain

He lowered himself into a storm drain to pull off the recovery.

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State's day care centers have troubling gaps on immunizations

Centers that ignore rules can act as unwitting incubators for the measles virus.
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Charge: Man fatally shot woman in Mpls. strip mall parking lot after friend told him to do it

A 31-year-old man has been charged with making good on a demand and fatally shooting a woman in the chest in a parking lot outside…
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Minneapolis climber summits Everest on second try

Mpls. man celebrates Everest climb … once he's safely down
East Metro

Once shrinking White Bear Lake is on the verge of overflowing

White Bear Lake, the most dire of mudholes within vivid memory, is now rising so high that it's threatening to stream out through overflow pipes. Legal issues still remain, but locals are hopeful that they will finally have their beaches back.
St. Paul

Even where fun is No. 1, Saints tighten security in wake of Manchester attack

Fans entering CHS Field are now being scanned with metal-detecting wands and are being asked to empty pockets.
East Metro
Ninety-four people became new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday at the Roseville Skating Center. The city’s immigrant population is mostly Karen refugees from Myanmar.

Fuse is lit for Roseville as state's first 'sanctuary suburb'

The City Council has agreed to take up the subject this summer, the result of a citizen engagement effort focused on issues of race and ethnicity that produced a strong turnout and a forceful push to support immigrants.

Historic Grain Belt Beer sign ready to light up Mpls. riverfront

Restoration project just needs city's approval to go forward.
TV & Media

Paul Magers, 4 others entering Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Paul Magers and four other television and radio veterans are the next inductees into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting…
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Harrison Ford, right, as Han Solo and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca in an image from the 1977 release of "Star Wars."

Forty years later, critic who panned first 'Star Wars' movie has no regrets

As the country celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of "Star Wars" this past week, we wondered if our critic who panned the movie four decades ago wanted a second chance. He didn't.
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The Drive: Why rebuild Cedar and Portland bridges simultaneously?

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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.

Minn. Historical Society losing its preservation authority

Gov. Mark Dayton has succeeded in stripping the Minnesota Historical Society of its statutory authority as the state's preservation office, thanks to an omnibus bill passed by the House and Senate that awaits his signature.
Ny’kia Williams, far right, with her dad, Maurice Verser.

Tevlin: One teenager's poignant struggle to 'get it out'

An eighth-grade English assignment is a heartbreaking view of life coming apart for a 14-year-old girl, and a stark reminder that violent acts have many victims.
Resorts across Minnesota are feeling an acute labor shortage because of an aging workforce, visa changes and growing seasonal needs. Above, Kelby Klimek gave an orientation at Grand View Lodge.

Minnesota resorts scrambling for summer help have extra hurdle

Tourism-based businesses across Minnesota are short on workers. It's likely to be an annual struggle, but a policy change on worker visas especially hurt this year.

75 years after Pearl Harbor, Minnesotan laid to rest in his hometown

Glaydon Iverson was 24 when he died on the U.S.S. Oklahoma. On Saturday, he was honored both as a symbol and a human being.
May 28

What you need to know about the case against officer Yanez

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East Metro
May 28
St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez arrives in a vehicle through...

Impact of trial in Castile's death to resonate beyond officer's fate

The case to start this week in Ramsey County District opens national wounds of police shootings and racial injustices.
May 28

Minnesota opioid deaths climbing despite attention, intervention

The trend suggests that efforts to reduce painkiller prescriptions won't be enough to reduce fatalities
South Metro
May 28

At least 2 die on Minnesota roads as holiday weekend begins

The Memorial Day holiday weekend marks what traditionally is a deadly period for traffic in Minnesota.
May 28

Minneapolis, St. Paul businesses prepare for sick time rules, with one month to go

After waiting to see if state lawmakers would act, they are rushing to be ready for the new rules by July 1.
West Metro
May 28
Sarita Bendickson, Anthony Boldra, and Sabrina Boldra, from left, all...

Minnesota takes aim at chronic student absenteeism

Schools see attendance as key to achievement.