“It’s a very strong market right now. … There’s lots of interest to move back to the city.”
St. Paul Housing Director Patty Lilledahl .

St. Paul led seven-county metro in population growth in 2017

Capital City beat Minneapolis for first time in a decade
Local

Charges: 3rd provocation was deadly for firefighter beaten outside Minn. bar

May 20
Troy Traut, left, and Jacob Larson
Video from bar in Forada shows suspects trying to provoke a fight before the attack led them outside.
Local

As more cancer patients survive, workplace protections fall short

May 20
Adrienne Frank was fired amid treatment for oral cancer. Said a legal expert, “12 weeks is not a lot for people with a lot of cancers.”
It's unclear how many cancer patients lose employment because they're not ready to return to work. But studies show that just 40 percent are back at work within six months.
Local
May 20
Gilbert Hoppe

Fundraiser helps North Mankato veteran who tried to sell his hearing aids for a van

In need of money to buy a wheelchair-accessible van, several people spotted his Facebook post and stepped in to help.
Local
May 20
Metro Transit bus with the Planned Parenthood advertisement.

'The Birth Control Bus' in the Twin Cities causing concerns

A Metro Transit bus shrink-wrapped in hot pink is making the rounds this spring and attracting lots of attention, not surprisingly. But one Drive reader noticed it in St. Paul for another reason.
Local
May 20

Last working day of the 2018 Legislature

Coverage of the last working day of the 2018 legislative session, with lawmakers needing to have all bills passed by midnight.
State + Local
May 20
John Gammell

15 years in prison for 'hacker-for-hire' defendant who targeted govt. agencies in Minn.

His targets included business rivals and government agencies and schools in Minnesota.
Minneapolis
May 20
The Minneapolis skyline, including: IDS Center, Foshay Tower, Capella Tower, Ameriprise Financial Center, Campbell Mithun Tower, AT&T Tower, 33 South

As Mpls. touts density, push back comes from its residents

City's argument for affordability rebuffed by many homeowners.
Local
May 20

Driver hits farm implement west of Twin Cities after dark and dies

A car struck the back of a farm implement on a highway west of the Twin Cities, killing the car's driver, authorities said Sunday.
Local
May 20

Star Tribune launches redesigned, updated news app

The new app works on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
East Metro
May 20
Anthony Brooks, a freshman at White Bear Lake high’s north campus, released a largemouth bass he caught in the lake.

Fight over groundwater pumping follows White Bear Lake ruling

Cities are contesting restrictions on groundwater permits.
The Legacy Amendment: 10 Years Later
May 20
Bill Gossman is mayor of New London and a potter — a mix that gives him insight into how arts can build community.

Arts funding fuels Minnesota's main streets, communities

The impact is clearest, leaders and artists say, in outstate Minnesota, where grants have boosted artists' projects and rooted fledgling organizations.
Local
May 20
Melissa Hanson, left, shows Meghan Darley, a resource conservation technician with Scott Soil & Water Conservation District, the part of her lakeshore

Minnesota's big water ambitions yield benefits, no easy answers

For two environmental targets — land conservation and parks and trails — Minnesota appears to be on track to meet Legacy Amendment's goals. The outlook for water is still cloudy.
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.
East Metro
May 20
Blake A. Lindahl

Dealer sent to prison for supplying fatal heroin dose to Oakdale man

"The opiate crisis in this country has claimed another victim," County Attorney Pete Orput said in a statement.
Local
May 19
Prekindergarten children sat down to a dinner of fruit cocktail, pizza and milk at First Choice Child Care Center in Minneapolis.

Somali child-care providers push back vs. fraud, terror allegations

Past misdeeds of day-care providers fed mistrust, legislative inquiry
East Metro
May 19
Shelter director Renee Quimby, with Myla, said “the bird has to like the owner” before it can be successfully adopted.

Forest Lake sanctuary is a lifeline for abandoned pet parrots

Sanctuary, which recently moved to Forest Lake, tries to pair stranded parrots with suitable new owners.
West Metro
May 19
Mark Haase

Mark Haase beats Mike Freeman for DFL endorsement as Hennepin attorney

Freeman plans to be on the ballot in November regardless of the endorsement vote, his son said.
Minneapolis
May 19
The glass walls of U.S. Bank Stadium are being studies for the effects on the bird population.

U.S. Bank Stadium bird study reaches midpoint, with results due next year

Vikings and state pay $300K to study danger posed by building's glass walls.
Local
May 19
The death of 7-year-old Keyaris Samuels, who accidentally shot himself with a loaded handgun discovered in the home, was what drew the only protester

Brooks: That one thing you like? Not happening at Minnesota Legislature

This end-of-session horse trading and arm twisting comes at a price.
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
updated 17 hours 53 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
May 19
The joint legislature stood and applauded after selecting the latest member of the Board of Regents.

About-face on abortion fellowship leaves U with whiplash

Fierce reactions follow the decision to back out of a grant-funded fellowship to expand the practice and training of reproductive health and abortion services.
Minneapolis
May 19

Pastor, caregiver Ethel Johnson-Lee, who opened her home to those in need, dies at 92

In her late 50s, she graduated from the University of Minnesota despite never having attended high school.
Local
May 19
Millerville farmer Henry Schecher was involved in a shootout over property ownership that left a neighbor dead. Schecher was later exonerated, but not

Evidence was buried in 1888 murder in Millerville

By the time word of the buried gun finally surfaced, a young, hard-luck, one-armed farmer had been locked up in Stillwater prison for seven years.
Local
May 19
Someone set fire to the main building at the Sherburne County camp.

Volunteers to discuss future of Sherburne County camp

Arsonist set fire to the camp's main building, causing $200,000 in damage to the historic White Building that was kitchen, dorm and meeting space.