In bid for re-election, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges stands by 'tough decisions'

In bid for re-election, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges stands by 'tough decisions'

Mayor Hodges faces multiple challengers but is sticking to her plan.
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Feuding lakes in Otter Tail County won't be mingled, judge rules

June 24
Feuding lakes in Otter Tail County won't be mingled, judge rules
Decades-long feud between the residents near Hoffman Lake and West McDonald Lake is settled — for now
Local

Tevlin: For these friends, Hiawatha's not just a golf course

June 24
Tevlin: For these friends, Hiawatha's not just a golf course
The Minneapolis golf course, much of it under sea level and with fairways undulated like a spongy bog following the rain, is under threat.
Minneapolis
June 24
An armed security guard used a segway to patrol the Karmel Mall in Min...

Rattled by hate incidents, Minnesota Muslims take new precautions

The fears leading to added security and extra precautions are not misplaced, according to new crime data.
Local
June 24

Correction for June 25, 2017

An article on page 14 of today’s Top Workplaces special section, which was printed in advance, should have stated that Alarm.com has been on the…
St. Paul
June 24
St. Paul police on Saturday were at the 200 block of Aurora Avenue, near a multiunit apartment building and tennis court where another fatal shooting happened a little more than two months ago.

Friends, family identify 19-year-old fatally shot in St. Paul near State Capitol

The shooting scene was the site of a homicide in April.
Local
June 24

Mississippi River dredging plan threatens Wabasha farm, tourism

A longtime family farm could be sacrificed to keep barges moving.
North Metro
June 24
Crystal Vital-Schwartz walked with her boys Xavier, left, and Franklin...

Minn. cities rethink carnivals, security at local summer festivals

Across the metro, some local festivals are taking a note from bigger fair events, including the State Fair, by ramping up security
Minneapolis
June 24

Homeland Security announces two counterextremism grants for Minnesota

$770,000 will go to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and to Heartland Democracy, a Minneapolis nonprofit.
Minneapolis
June 24
Maryrose Dolezal and Roya Moltaji, right, danced to Van Morrison's "Moondance" after drinks on the rooftop with friends who live at the A-Mill Artist Lofts, part of the Minneapolis riverfront housing boom.

Minneapolis, St. Paul gain larger slice of metro population

For the first time in a century, the central cities' share of the metro area's population is on pace to grow instead of shrink, a stunning reversal that long seemed unlikely. And the shift is most noticeable in the downtowns.
South Metro
June 24

Richard Caire, rock 'n' roll musician known as Kai-Ray, dies at 81

To understand the impact Richard Caire had on Minneapolis’ music, one needs only to look back to the early 1960s. It was a peculiar time…
Local
June 24

Minnesota briefs: Austin bans the feeding of geese and deer

The Austin City Council has voted to ban feeding deer and geese within city limits. The ordinance, passed unanimously last Monday, would prohibit placing grains,…
Local
June 24

Virginia, Minn., launches plans to refurbish historic fountain

The Olcott Park Fountain needs $900,000 in repairs for the structure, built in 1937.
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.
South Metro
June 24

Visitation students get firsthand lessons in the Great Depression

For three years now, English teacher Elizabeth Arnstein has assigned her junior students to interview survivors of the Great Depression, then write a magazine-style article.
Local
June 24

Big ideas for open government fall short at Legislature

Transparency advocates had grand plans for improving public access to government information in Minnesota this legislative session. One proposal would have stopped the mass…
West Metro
June 24

St. Louis Park picks new community development director

St. Louis Park officials last week selected Karen Barton to become the city’s new community development director. Barton, now the assistant community development director for…
East Metro
June 24
Jury selection began today for the first day of trial of officer Jeron...

Warrants show deep dive into records of Castile, Reynolds, but not Yanez

Investigators pored through social media accounts and cellphones, but less so for the officer who shot Philando Castile.
North Metro
June 24

Surging number of jail inmates posing threat to Anoka mental hospital

The share of Anoka-Metro's population coming from jails has nearly tripled since 2013, according to state data released last week.
Local
June 24

Listen to Gregorian chant performed at the U of St. Thomas

The Gregorian chant, best known as the solemn music sung by robed monks of old, is enjoying a 21st-century revival — and the Twin Cities are at the heart of it this week.
Local
June 24
Edgar Gomez, a DACA recipient, is studying to become a teacher of English-language learners at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

Minnesota DACA recipients worry over White House's moves

Minnesota DACA recipients feel reassured yet still anxious after the Trump administration's announcement of keeping Obama-era program for children of immigrants.
West Metro
June 24

Dalai Lama visits Eden Prairie for discussion on compassion

The discussion, moderated by actor Forest Whitaker, was attended by roughly 250 businesspeople, politicians and Starkey Hearing employees at the company's headquarters.
Local
June 24

Company: 5th worker has died after Wisconsin mill explosion

A Wisconsin company says a fifth worker has died after an explosion last month at its corn milling plant.