Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed

Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed

Regional parks are no longer acquiring land as aggressively, but the Twin Cities has now passed 200,000 acres of park and recreation land.
Local

Former tenants of Crossroads apartments in Richfield reach $650K settlement

October 19
Former tenants of Crossroads apartments in Richfield reach $650K settlement
The settlement is the largest of its kind in the nation, housing advocates say.
Sports

MSP Airport carpet to be refreshed for Super Bowl

October 19
MSP Airport carpet to be refreshed for Super Bowl
No one expects the outrage that ensued when Portland replaced its carpeting.
Super Bowl LII
October 19

Free Super Bowl tickets for Minneapolis youth team kick off nationwide giveaway

Entire eighth-grade park team players and coaches get first of 500 free tickets to big game Feb. 4.
Local
October 19

Dayton, consumer advocates blast Minnesota HMO for $120 million transfer

The move by Medica Health Plans is also reigniting a debate about the role of Minnesota's nonprofit health plans.
St. Paul
October 19

Lawsuit: Excessive force by St. Paul police caused 'massive' facial trauma

Michael Fleming was visiting friends at an apartment when he was caught up in a police raid.
West Metro
October 19

Hennepin County starts to fine-tune its 2018 legislative wish list

Priorities are child protection, government efficiency, medical lab funding.
Local
October 19
KARE 11 captured this aerial view of the massive bog on North Long Lake, which has been on the move.

Mysterious giant bog inflicts shoreline damage as it cruises Brainerd-area lake

A large as 5 acres, it has been creeping along the lake since breaking loose from the shoreline on Friday the 13th.
Local
October 19

Nationwide FBI sex trafficking sweep nets 4 in Minn., Dakotas

In all, the FBI arrested 120 suspected traffickers and rescued 84 juveniles during the operation.
Minneapolis
October 19

Pedestrian struck by semi near U campus dies of his injuries

Police say the truck's driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
North Metro
October 19

Blaine man killed in car-semi crash identified

Mohamed Amin, 19, of Blaine, was killed in the crash Thursday night.
East Metro
October 19

Mahtomedi neighbors go to court over stormwater flooding

Homeowners blame a street project for poor drainage. City says it's searching for a permanent solution.
East Metro
October 19

Weekend I-35E closing postponed because of rain

The planned weekend closing of southbound Interstate 35E in the Twin Cities’ northeast metro area has been postponed because of the threat of rain, the…
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 23 hours 13 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
October 19
Lake Harriet . . . Steve Hoag, runner in city of Lakes marathon . . ....

Steven Hoag, Minnesota distance running legend, dies at 70

His best-known triumph was finishing second in the 1975 Boston Marathon behind Bill Rodgers, with a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 54 seconds.
St. Paul
October 19

Man charged with exposing himself at Como Park Zoo children's area

A 22-year-old man was charged for exposing himself to visitors in a children’s area at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Wednesday. Police were called to…
St. Paul
October 19

Suspects, motive sought in pepper spraying of victim at Como Park

A person was sprayed in the eyes with chemical irritant at Como Park Wednesday evening by three assailants, according to police. Police spokesman Steve Linders…
Minneapolis
October 19
In May, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted unanimously to change the name of Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska, which means White Earth Lake.

Speakers overwhelmingly favor giving Lake Calhoun new name

The Hennepin County Board hearing and its vote sometime before the end of the year are the next steps in the state-mandated process to change the name of a body of water.
Minneapolis
October 19
Downtown Minneapolis business groups are putting money into City Council races before the Nov. 7 election to try to protect council members they view as open to compromise with business.

Downtown Mpls. businesses make push to swing Council races

Fundraising e-mail says, "Don't be filled with regret on November 8."
Local
October 19

Minnesotans don't need new ID to board planes for a year

Federal officials said Wednesday that the state now has through October 2018 to comply with the federal Real ID law.
Minneapolis
October 19

Teen critically wounded on Metro Transit bus among 4 Mpls. shootings

Minnehaha Avenue, downtown and north Minneapolis were the sites of gunfire.
South Metro
October 18

Savage City Council candidates hold first public forum

Two veterans will face a longtime incumbent in quest for two open seats.
East Metro
October 18

Falcon Heights moves toward new policing contract with Ramsey County

Earlier, Sheriff Jack Serier said that the county has signed an agreement to take over policing of Falcon Heights.
North Metro
October 18

Blaine man, 19, dies in car-semi crash

A 19-year-old man from Blaine died Wednesday night when the car he was driving and a semitrailer truck collided in Blaine, according to police.The truck…