North Side auction experiment puts families in vacant homes

North Side auction experiment puts families in vacant homes

The event — which drew about 40 people — was a county effort to give prospective homeowners a better chance to pick up the vacant homes that fall into government hands after owners stop paying taxes.
Local

Dave's Popcorn, beloved Mpls. shop, will keep poppin'

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Dave's Popcorn, beloved Mpls. shop, will keep poppin'
All week, customers have lined up outside the shop to buy popcorn and to celebrate the shop’s continued stay on E. 38th Street.
Local

Maplewood funeral home reopens after state probe over decomposing bodies

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Maplewood funeral home reopens after state probe over decomposing bodies
Maple Oaks was closed after a state inspection.
Local
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Life after death row: The resurrection of Damon Thibodeaux

After spending 15 years on death row for a murder he did not commit, will Damon Thibodeaux be able to find his place in a world that raced ahead without him?
North Metro
43 minutes ago

Minneapolis waterworks using mussels to sniff out river contaminants

The 3-inch bivalves could serve as early warning detectors, alerting the city to river contaminants.
West Metro
59 minutes ago
Michael Karkoc spent some time working in his yard in Minneapolis, Mi...

Germany won't continue Nazi probe involving Minneapolis man, 96

Michael Karkoc’s family has consistently said that the 96-year-man is innocent.
St. Paul
7:22am

Police respond to robbery reports, find suspect shot dead in St. Paul

What started with reports of robberies Friday night in St. Paul near Summit Avenue and the Mississippi River ended with a man considered a robbery suspect shot to death, police said early Saturday.
West Metro
6:27am

Plymouth swimmer abandons English Channel crossing

Karen Zemlin was more than three-quarters of the way across when she gave up her attempt, according to an online tracker.
Minneapolis
July 31

Developers buy troubled Fruen Mill and plan a makeover

Fruen Mill, longtime haunt of trespassers, may get retail, dining, housing.
North Metro
July 31

Obituary: Crystal Police's Susan Carstens kept kids on the straight and narrow

Children and vulnerable adults in trouble and teens who ran afoul of the law found a tenacious yet empathetic advocate in Susan Carstens. In her…
West Metro
July 31
This image of Cecil the lion strolling in Hwange National Park was taken from a November 2012 video.

Twin Cities dentist says he wants to cooperate with hunting inquiry

U.S. wildlife officials say a representative for Walter Palmer contacted the agency late Thursday, before wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe called for his extradition to their country.
East Metro
July 31

Lumberjack Days promoter sentenced for tax evasion

David W. Eckberg, 63, gets a stayed sentence.
Local
July 31

New Minnesota laws get tougher on texting, looser on experimental drugs

Laws that take effect Saturday also address experimental drugs, license plate readers and more.
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
July 31

Minneapolis man, 23, charged with second-degree murder in Monday shooting

A 23-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Friday by the Hennepin County attorney’s office in connection with a Monday morning shooting at a North Side intersection…
East Metro
July 31

Arden Hills and New Brighton beaches reopen Friday

Swimming beaches at two Ramsey County parks in Arden Hills and New Brighton reopened Friday after being closed for two days due to high E.…
Local
July 31

Large fish kill in southern Minnesota trout stream is under investigation

State wildlife officials are investigating a large fish kill in southern Minnesota, along a designated trout stream on the South Branch Whitewater River just upstream…
Video
July 31

‘Bittersweet day’ for family of Minneapolis man accused of Nazi crimes

German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of retired carpenter Michael Karkoc.
Minneapolis
July 31
File photo by Elizabeth Flores Minneapolis Police officer Jesse Garcia...

Mpls. police Sgt. Jesse Garcia, suffering from stomach cancer, dies

Jesse Garcia, a Minneapolis police sergeant who for years was the public face of the department as its chief spokesman, has died, the police union…
West Metro
July 31

What's the next North Loop? It could be Bloomington's South Loop

You’ve probably heard of the North Loop, the industrial-chic neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis that’s the metro area’s white-hot center of hip. You probably haven’t heard…
Video
July 31
Before beginning the drive to Chicago after resting at a truck stop in...

Building a life

Thibodeaux begins again and finds freedom on the road.
Local
July 31

North Side residents offered chance to help shape greenway

Proposal would create temporary greenway to show how it would work
Local
July 31
Cecil the lion, foreground, was shot and killed by a Bloomington dentist, whom Zimbabwe officials said they are looking for.

What we know about Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer

A Twin Cities dentist is at the center of a major international story.
East Metro
July 31

St. Paul man charged with first-degree murder in daughter's beating death

Cottage Grove girl was struck with fists and hit in the eye with a bottle, court records show. Angel Daniel Ramirez appears in court on Aug. 19.