Renters caught in middle as cities spend years battling landlords to fix problem properties

Renters caught in middle as cities spend years battling landlords to fix problem properties

While the Stephen Frenz case has taken extra twists and turns, even more straightforward license revocations can lead to a lengthy process for city regulators.
Local

Murder charges: Repeat felon burglarized 95-year-old Anoka man's home

December 2
Murder charges: Repeat felon burglarized 95-year-old Anoka man's home
The victim lived on his own; the suspect took only a clock and pocket watch.
Local

Winter Carnival, Loppet, pond hockey event join forces in winter showcase

December 2
Winter Carnival, Loppet, pond hockey event join forces in winter showcase
Great Northern festival that will debut in January and combine some of Minnesota's most popular winter traditions with food, culture and more.
East Metro
12:45am

New murder charge vs. Maplewood woman in 5th heroin death

Beverly Burrell now has been charged in connection with the deaths of five Minnesota men.
West Metro
12:15am
Authorities responded to the crash on Interstate 494 near the airport and the Mall of America on Friday night.

Head-on crash on I-494 at Hwy. 5 near airport, Mall of America is a fatal one

At least one person died Friday night in a head-on crash south of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The State Patrol reported that the crash,…
Local
12:12am

Correction for Dec. 3, 2016

Two photos of Minnesota singer/songwriter Mason Jennings in Friday’s Variety section were incorrectly credited. They were shot by Benson Ramsey.   A story…
West Metro
12:02am

Developer of former Dayton estate in Orono pays $5K after cutting down 52 trees

A developer is subdividing the wooded lakeshore estate.
East Metro
December 2

East Side Freedom Library continues to reach new audiences

The staff is dedicated to telling the stories of its surrounding community.
South Metro
December 2

Herbert "Hippy" Wagner, idea man, apple grower and piemaker, dies at 91

A hailstorm is credited with sparking Herbert Wagner’s most popular business idea. When a storm damaged the crop at his longtime orchard, Jim’s Apple Farm,…
South Metro
December 2

Burnsville photographer wins national recognition for fox photo

Benjamin Olson's photo of a sleepy young fox received the wildlife award this year from Nature's Best Photography.
Minneapolis
December 2
United owners and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority have been in discussions about an exhibition game — and perhaps more — at the stadium.

Vikings threaten to sue over talk of soccer at U.S. Bank Stadium

The owners of the Major League Soccer expansion franchise the Minnesota United are in talks about playing games at U.S. Bank Stadium — and it has left the stadium's primary tenant, the Minnesota Vikings, crying foul and threatening to sue.
South Metro
December 2

West St. Paul police look for 3 men who stole purse from elderly woman

Police in West St. Paul say three men snatched a purse from an elderly woman and now the search is on to find them. The…
Local
December 2

Fridley residents at odds over new city hall complex

Some say time is right to replace the facility, while others want plan brought to a referendum.
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.
Minneapolis
December 2

Man, 23, fatally shot in north Minneapolis early Friday

The victim's identity has yet to be disclosed; police report notes three people detained on weapons allegations.
West Metro
December 2

Reward swells to find driver who fatally hit woman, 75, in Hopkins

A friend of the victim has made a private donation of $10,000, police said.
Local
December 2

Excessive solitary confinement scars Minnesota prison inmates

Prisoners are punished with long periods of isolation, often for minor offenses, that can cause lasting mental health problems. Other states are moving to limit the practice.
Local
December 2

Driver exits SUV, is fatally struck along SE Minnesota highway

The victim was next to the trailer he was pulling on Hwy. 52, the patrol said.
Local
December 2
Emergency crews clear debris at the scene of building collapse in Siou...

Man's body found in collapsed building in Sioux Falls

A woman who lived in the structure had been pulled to safety hours before the construction worker's death was confirmed.
East Metro
December 2

District officials name Mounds View High students in fatal crash

Two junior girls died in the Thursday morning collision; a third is hospitalized.
East Metro
December 2

Delta passenger objects to in-flight movie as "perpetuating racism"

She asked the airline to let ethnic communities review the film.
Minneapolis
December 2
Minnesota Sports Facilities Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen controls two low...

Tevlin: Some suite seats for DFL Party big shots

The DFL insiders came for the free lunch at U.S. Bank Stadium and ended up buying the timeshare.
Data Drop
December 2

Do public services cost more in Minneapolis or St. Paul?

The two cities are finalizing their 2017 budgets, but city taxes comprise a small share of a homeowners total obligation for services.
Local
December 2

Report counts nearly 300 sexual assault cases on Minn. campuses

Nearly 300 complaints of sexual assault were reported to Minnesota colleges or universities in 2015, and 79 resulted in disciplinary action greater than a warning, according to information made public under a new state law.