Graphic body cam video shows officer shooting dogs in Minneapolis yard

Graphic body cam video shows officer shooting dogs in Minneapolis yard

The officer's video is the first public viewing of the entire encounter that left the two animals with serious wounds.
Local

Lobbyists descend on Minneapolis to fight menthol restriction

July 20
Lobbyists descend on Minneapolis to fight menthol restriction
Tobacco companies and retailers are pushing back against Minneapolis leaders' move to restrict the sales of menthol cigarettes in the city.
Local

Mississippi River communities clean up in wake of mudslides, flooding

July 20
Mississippi River communities clean up in wake of mudslides, flooding
Several inches of rain caused a mess on bluffside roads, but most roads were reopened Thursday.
Local
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Weekend traffic: Shutdown on Hwy. 61; sporting events could hamper traffic

Fans heading to this weekend's Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest in St. Paul's Mears Park might not be the only ones singing the blues. Drivers on Hwy. 61 in Cottage Grove where a bridge project has the potential to spawn big backups might be, too.
Local
5:41am

Harteau: Justine Damond 'didn't have to die'

In her first public remarks since returning from a hiking trip in Colorado Thursday, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau condemned the actions of officer Mohamed Noor.
East Metro
5:19am

Settlement in Philando Castile's death proposed to go to mother alone

Philando Castile's father, serving life in prison, made no claim on settlement over son's death
Minneapolis
12:13am
Betsy Custis, right, was overcome with emotion as she joined hundreds of people rallying and marching Thursday night in south Minneapolis to honor Justine Damond, who was shot and killed by police Saturday.

Hundreds in Minneapolis rally, march to honor Justine Damond

Among those attending was Valerie Castile, the mother of the man killed last year by a St. Anthony police officer.
Minneapolis
12:13am
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau made her first remarks Thursday since the high-profile shooting death of Justine Damond. Behind Harteau was Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau: Justine Damond 'didn't have to die'

In her first remarks since the high-profile shooting and her return to town, Harteau said the department will take a close look at its body camera policies and acknowledged the officers' cameras should have been on.
South Metro
July 20
Rod Thompson, St. Anthony-New Brigthon superintendent

FBI, Shakopee police investigate spending by former superintendent

Thompson allegedly admitted to accepting perks from companies working with the school district, according to a search warrant affidavit filed this week.
Minneapolis
July 20

Met Council set to dole out $4 million to clean polluted sites

Most projects receiving funds are in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Local
July 20
Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, was fatally shot by police in a south Minneapolis alley Saturday night.

Complete coverage of Justine Damond's shooting

Justine Damond, a 40-year-old woman who called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home Saturday was fatally shot by…
Stage & Arts
July 20
Gregory Stavrou, executive director of Rochester Civic Theater is part...

Rochester theater group faces upheaval after allegations against ex-director go public

Gregory Stavrou, accused of sexual harassment, had resigned in April after arts group called for his firing.
Minneapolis
July 20

Couple robbed at knifepoint at U bus stop, ordered to strip

The suspect in the late-night crime remains at large.
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.
North Metro
July 20

Rep. Keith Ellison introduces bill supporting mobile home parks

He introduces bill to protect the parks where residents live and to give them 'a fighting chance.'
Minneapolis
July 20

Arrest made in woman's stabbing in Minneapolis parking ramp

The victim of the stabbing in Ramp B is still in HCMC in serious condition.
East Metro
July 20

Grant resident files suit against fellow City Council members

A City Council member in the Washington County city of Grant is suing the mayor and other City Council members, alleging retaliation for his “environmental…
West Metro
July 20

Robbinsdale man charged with murder of Fridley teen in death linked to marijuana deal

Marijuana deal may have been behind killing, authorities say.
Local
July 20

Surly Brewing can't get involved in workers' tip pool, judge rules

A judge ruled in favor of a former Surly Brewing Co. employee who alleged its tip distribution policy was unfair to him and other servers at its giant Minneapolis restaurant.
Minneapolis
July 20

2 sentenced for aiding man who shot BLM protesters at 4th Precinct

One will serve time in the workhouse, the other on house arrest.
Minneapolis
July 20
Mayor Betsy Hodges: “We have put too much time, money and effort into [body cameras] to have them fail us when we needed them most."

Mayor Hodges: Minneapolis police body camera policy must change

In an interview, the mayor said the fatal shooting of Justine Damond should not have happened — and that the lack of body camera footage is unacceptable.
Music
July 20

Jayhawks co-founder Caleb Palmiter dies at 53

For many, he was one of the Twin Cities music scene's great unsung forces.
Local
July 20

Correction for July 21, 2017

A story on B3 Thursday should have said that the Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 24 through Sept. 4.
Minneapolis
July 20
Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer Saturday night after she called 911 to report a possible rape near her house.

Attorney for Justine Damond's family: Shooting 'clearly an improper use of deadly force'

The family said in a statement that it wants the investigation completed as soon as possible.