Overall crime down in St. Paul last year, focus on guns in 2017

Overall crime down in St. Paul last year, focus on guns in 2017

St. Paul police chief says gun violence is top priority; department will add officers to gang and gun unit.
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Attorney seeking details about cult leader Victor Barnard's reported assault in prison

7:42am
Attorney seeking details about cult leader Victor Barnard's reported assault in prison
Cult leader, convicted of sex abuse of girls, was said to be in intensive care.
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Of two expiring $50k lottery prizes in Minnesota, only one is claimed in time

January 15
Of two expiring $50k lottery prizes in Minnesota, only one is claimed in time
An Austin woman showed up to claim her $50,000 prize, but another person in the same situation is out of luck.
Local
16 minutes ago
Myrlie Evers-Williams shook hands with Gazell Pettway after giving the keynote speech at the 27th Annual MLK, Jr. Holiday Breakfast in Minneapolis.

Rights leader at Mpls. event: Young people saying 'no more'

Myrlie Evers-Williams urged Minnesotans to keep "the spirit of the true America alive" at the annual breakfast.
Local
33 minutes ago

Feds allege Chaska bank discriminated in lending practices

The U.S. Justice Department accused Chaska-based KleinBank of "redlining" in its mortgage lending business to avoid serving minority neighborhoods in the Twin Cities.
Local
12:09pm

Ice in the forecast tonight, then 40s for Twin Cities

"Avoid travel if you can," the National Weather Service said as winter storm hits southern Minnesota, grazes Twin Cities.
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12:02pm

Baby, this one's for you: Teen moms write lullabies with help from Mpls. choral group

Writing songs gives moms a tool to calm and connect with their children.
St. Paul
11:25am

Prison for woman with $500K in fake tax claims using 'exotic dancer,' other professions

The St. Paul woman was given a two-year sentence and a hefty restitution bill.
Local
11:19am

Audit on MSFA stadium suite use delayed for joint legislative hearing

Legislator plans bill to make changes to the stadium authority's operation.
Minneapolis
10:25am

Charge: Stranger molests woman in booth at Sally's Saloon near the U

The man reached into the woman's pants, according to the criminal complaint.
Local
10:13am

Price of admission to Minnesota State Fair is being increased

Admission to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair is being bumped up by a dollar.
West Metro
9:16am

Alcohol a factor in Wright Co. crash that killed pedestrian; driver jailed

Pickup hit man walking in Howard Lake intersection after dark, the patrol said.
North Metro
9:15am

Pedestrian killed walking along University Avenue in Fridley

A man walking along University Avenue in Fridley was hit and killed by a vehicle Monday morning, authorities said. Police were called to the area…
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.
Minneapolis
7:49am

Rescuers save man who fell from trail down to Mississippi River bank

The effort went past sunset Sunday on the west side of the river in Minneapolis.
Local
5:44am

What is open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Post offices: Closed. No regular mail service. Banks: All Bremer Bank branches will be closed. TCF traditional branches and in-store branches (Cub) will be open…
Local
5:30am
Ajax Hall, 2, got a better view of the program on his father, Elisha H...

A list of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in the Twin Cities

Eagan: “Selma, The Bridge to the Ballot,” program sponsored by the DFL Party. 6:30 p.m. Monday, O’Leary Manor, 1200 Town Centre Dr. Event is free,…
Minneapolis
January 16

Two men found dead in north Minneapolis

In separate incidents, two men were found dead outside in north Minneapolis on Sunday morning. Neither case is considered criminal in nature, Minneapolis police said,…
Local
January 15

Woman dies in ice house on Iowa border

Several members of her ice-fishing party in Martin County were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning.
Books
January 15

Twin Cities writers join nationwide 'literary protests' against Trump

Poets and playwrights joined national protest against man they see as a free-speech threat.
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January 15

In a glitzy era for libraries, core mission shows signs of decline

In an era of extensive building and remodeling, the state Department of Education reports drops in the number of visits, registered users and loans of material.
Minneapolis
January 15

Three Minneapolis teens win big with sports gear check-out program

The Cedar Riverside middle-schoolers' idea wins national competition designed to foster innovation.
Minneapolis
January 15

Man, 35, fatally stabbed in Mpls. apartment; 59-year-old man arrested

A suspect who lives in unit was arrested Sunday.
Local
January 15

The Drive: Let's all resolve to drive better in 2017

Last week the Drive was on Emerson Avenue in north Minneapolis when a black sedan, going so fast I could not determine the make or…