Khadeja Woods played in the water with her daughter London Brooks, 2, at North Commons Park pool in Minneapolis in 2017.

Minneapolis and St. Paul rank as top two park systems in the country

This year's rankings took into account the number of restrooms and splashpads.
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Police ID student accused of severe beating of Mpls. school staffer

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Harrison Education Center
The paraprofessional remains in critical condition with head injuries that left him unconscious.
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Memorial Day weekend summery sizzle on way to Twin Cities

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Quarry 2 at Quarry Park and Reserve near St. Cloud is a popular summer spot.
Monday's holiday high of about 90 could be something the metro hasn't felt in 12 years.
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Star Tribune launches redesigned, updated news app

The app offers breaking news alerts, a better user experience, more visuals, easier social sharing, and more stories, photos and videos from our award-winning staff.
Local
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McDonald's employee Steven Suffridge walked the three blocks to his work on E. Lake Street in Minneapois after riding a Metro Transit bus to his shift

Mpls. finds McDonald's staff underpaid at Lake St. location

The fast-food franchise owner owed more than $2,000 in back wages to dozens of employees.
Local
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Physicians who treat patients with high blood pressure received some assurance Wednesday that their efforts to apply new national diagnosis guidelines

New blood pressure guidelines are saving lives, helping physicians

Minnesota doctors say a new study in JAMA Cardiology will help them apply 2017 guidelines and advise patients.
Minneapolis
11:07am
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, conservative commentator Tomi Lahren attends Politicon in Pasadena, Calif.

Trump praises Fox News' Tomi Lahren after Mpls. confrontation

Lahren was leaving Union's rooftop when customer tossed water on her Sunday.
East Metro
9:20am

Columbia Heights restaurant owner pleads guilty to federal immigration charges

Pisanu "Pat" Sukhtipyaroge still faces state charges of labor trafficking and criminal sexual conduct.
Local
7:51am
Chelsea Holiday greeted passengers in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday who were boarding the express bus to Blaine.

Bus drivers in demand for Metro Transit, suburban providers

Metro Transit is trying programs promoting mentorship of new drivers and simplifying the application process. Recent high-profile assaults haven't helped.
West Metro
7:50am

Edina teachers, school board report threats amid tensions

School board Chairman Leny Wallen-Friedman apologized and said he failed to back up teachers.
Minneapolis
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Minneapolis school staff member critically injured in attack at school

Police responded to report of physical altercation at an alternative high school.
Minneapolis
May 22

12-year-old boy shot Friday night in North Minneapolis

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg Friday night in north Minneapolis, authorities said Sunday. His injuries were not life-threatening. Police don’t know the…
East Metro
May 22
At a news conference Tuesday, Faith Elsharkawy said her son Jacob killed himself after months of abuse at Chisago Lakes High School that school offici

Minnesota mother, Chisago Lakes School District dispute reasons behind 15-year-old's death

At issue: Whether thea 15-year-old Chisago Lakes High School student took his own life because he was bullied.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
South Metro
May 22
When responders got to the Foxridge Estates Apartments on Tuesday, they found a construction worker performing CPR on a 5-year-old boy near an outdoor

Eagan police: 5-year-old boy pulled from pool, hospitalized

Construction workers nearby were alerted by the screaming from the boy's 3-year-old sister.
East Metro
May 22
Anthony Brooks, a freshman at White Bear High School's north campus, released a largemouth bass he caught on White Bear Lake recently.

Cities win one-year reprieve from White Bear Lake ruling

The state is barred from enforcing watering limits in the northeast metro until 2019
Minneapolis
May 22
A natural gas leak took a large chunk out of Minnehaha Academy last summer.

Survivors of woman killed in Minnehaha Academy blast settle suit

Details of the settlement are not disclosed in explosion that killed two and injured nine.
North Metro
May 22

Police: Teen kidnaps woman at knife point outside Brooklyn Park grocery, tries to rape her

She got away and called 911, police said. Suspect remains at large.
Local
May 22
The fellowship would have allowed a doctor to train at Planned Parenthood to perform reproductive health services and advocate for reproductive rights

Planned Parenthood consolidates to cover Minnesota, Dakotas, Nebraska and Iowa

The move gives the new St. Paul-based group stronger financial backing and regional political influence, but also the challenge of working in two conservative states.
West Metro
May 22
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The write stuff: Hopkins kindergartner wins national handwriting contest

Charter school student did well from A to Z: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com T
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.
North Metro
May 22
The project design would be similar to what was proposed in Forest Lake.

Following rejection in Forest Lake, mental health facility for kids finds new chance in East Bethel

East Bethel's embrace of proposed site is "night and day" compared to project's failed foray into Forest Lake.
Local
May 22
David and Elizabeth Weinlick were married at the Mall of America in 1998 after David's friends chose Elizabeth from among women who entered a contest

'Greatest love story' began with arranged marriage at Mall of America, ended too soon

Colon cancer claims David Weinlick, whose friends picked the bride for the 1998 wedding at the Mall of America.
Minneapolis
May 22
A frustrated commuter who had been on a light rail train asked demonstrators to move off the track so the train could proceed before law enforcement o

18 arrested for blocking light rail tracks in deportation protest

The protesters shut down Blue Line light-rail service between south Minneapolis and the airport for more than an hour, forcing commuters to take buses.
Minneapolis
May 22
Officers from Minneapolis and St. Paul police departments led the 2015 Pride parade down Hennepin Ave.

Chief: Mpls. officers can't wear uniforms in Pride parade

The decision comes after organizers and police clashed over officers being present at last year's event.