St. Olaf students protest string of racist incidents on campus

St. Olaf students protest string of racist incidents on campus

St. Olaf College was in upheaval over the weekend as students gathered to protest a string of racist incidents on campus, the latest being a threatening note that was left on the windshield of a black student's car demanding that she "shut up or I will shut you up." Protests are expected to continue with a student boycott of classes on Monday.
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Vehicle hits tree in north metro yard; passenger killed, motorist in jail

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A 47-year-old man is in jail on suspicion of being under the influence when he crashed his vehicle into a tree in an Andover neighborhood, killing his 52-year-old passenger.
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3 young suburbanites, Minneapolis man arrested in Bloomington shooting death

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Report: St. Paul council member fires mayoral campaign chief amid bribe allegation

St. Paul City Council Member and mayoral candidate Dai Thao fired his campaign manager Saturday after allegations arose that she solicited a bribe from a lobbyist, according to a report on Fox 9 News.
Minneapolis
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Palmisano, Cano win DFL endorsement in often contentious Mpls. conventions

Otherwise, it was a difficult day as two other incumbents failed to win party signoff.
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2 teen girls on run after stabbing nearly kills male in east-central Minnesota

The attempted homicide occurred in Hinckley, according to authorities.
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The Gonda Building. Mayo Clinic employs over 59,000 people, 33,000 a...

Mayo looks to shake up cancer care with single test to find multiple types

Simple blood draw could allow screening for a dozen types of the disease.
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ID'd: 12-year-old who drowned in western Minnesota lake channel

Her body was found early Friday evening near Alexandria.
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April 29
More police departments are using body cameras, including Maplewood, where officer Parker Olding attached his to a magnetic plate inside his uniform.

Growing police tech arsenal watches criminals, citizens

Law enforcement agencies have more tools to gather information than ever before. Laws safeguarding that data and guaranteeing public access to it are failing to keep up.
East Metro
April 29

Dreaming of taking a semi full of booze? First, make sure the trailer is attached

Surprisingly, alcohol was involved in the high-speed chase and crash near Menomonie, Wis.
North Metro
April 29

Driver jailed after Andover crash that kills 52-year-old passenger

A 52-year-old Andover man died Saturday afternoon when a car in which he was a passenger crashed into a tree in a residential yard in…
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April 29
A lone tulip is draped with snow after a spring storm swept over the i...

Cover those petunias: More snow on the way in west-central Minnesota

Some parts of Minnesota could get heavy snow, and temps could rise up to the 60s by Friday.
Minneapolis
April 29
Bicyclists ride along 28th Street E where it intersects with the Midto...

Tevlin: With a bike lane scuffle, spring begins in earnest in Minneapolis

A group of Lyn-Lake business owners is angry with the city's plan to add protected bike lanes to two popular east-west corridors.
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Minneapolis
April 29
In an interview Saturday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges insisted that Police Chief JaneƩ Harteau deliberately failed to give her more advance notice on a controversial police leadership appointment.

Mpls. mayor: Chief waited deliberately on sharing 4th Precinct pick

In the interview, Mayor Betsy Hodges maintains Lt. John Delmonico is not a right fit for the Fourth Precinct.
Local
April 29

Greater Twin Cities United Way cuts its family violence program

Groups are scrambling to close the gap after United Way's decision to pull back millions in funds.
South Metro
April 29

Belle Plaine veterans park to include satanic monument

That's the unintended consequence of a small-town saga over free speech.
Local
April 29

Liberal arts majors get a career boost at the University of Minnesota

"Career Readiness Initiative" helps give grads an edge
St. Paul
April 29
St. Paul School Board Superintendent Valeria Silva, vice-chair Zuki El...

St. Paul board member opts out of re-election bid

Chue Vue, a supporter for former Superintendent Valeria Silva, says he may run again -- just not this year.
Minneapolis
April 29

Hundreds turn out in Minneapolis for march opposing Trump administration's policies on climate

Local demonstrators gathered to protest Trump's policies.
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April 29

Correction for Sunday, April 30, 2017

A story on A2 in some editions last Sunday should have said the TV sitcom “Happy Days” aired on ABC.
Local
April 29

Minnesota briefs: University of Minnesota grad takes seat at presidential roundtable

When President Donald Trump called a Farmer’s Roundtable at the White House last Tuesday, Valerie Earley of Wykoff, Minn., had a seat at the table.…
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April 29

Minnesota couple married 64 years die just hours apart

John and Anne Alexander died last week at a care center in Detroit Lakes, Minn. "They took that 'Until death do us part' seriously," their daughter said.
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April 29

U.S. House passes bill that rolls back metro planning councils

The U.S. has more than 400 such organizations and the rule would allow some of those to merge to create a more streamlined regional planning authority. That includes the Met Council.