Met Council approves $118 million contract for SW light-rail vehicles

Met Council approves $118 million contract for SW light-rail vehicles

The Metropolitan Council on Wednesday awarded a $118 million contract to Siemens to design 27 light-rail cars for the Southwest Light Rail Project.

Lutheran pastor in Cottage Grove arrested on suspicion of child porn

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He was arrested at his home in Pine City without incident.

St. Paul police reveal policy for body camera debut next month

The draft policy could still change pending the outcome of the pilot program and public input.
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Police: Man found shot to death in north Minneapolis apartment

The killing occurred Thursday morning. Details about the killing will soon be released.
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St. John's student accused of sexual assault sues school over suspension

Suit claims sex was consensual and dismissal was unfair.
West Metro

Edina man charged with sex assaults of 5 women in Wis.

An Edina High School graduate who attends the University of Wisconsin was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting five women in a 15-count criminal complaint.

Family of mentally ill man killed by Burnsville police sues city

Police said they shot out of necessity; Kong's family said he posed no threat.
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Police respond to north side homicide

Police responding to a check welfare call found a deceased male in his 40s and are treating it as a homicide as they investigate what happened.

Man electrocuted by downed wire after pickup hits electric pole near Ely

The truck hit a power pole about 12:45 a.m. Thursday south of Ely.

Funeral services announced for music legend Bobby Vee

Visitation will be Tuesday with services Wednesday.
In April, four families from across the state of Minnesota, joined by Partnership for Educational Justice and Students for Education Reform Minnesota, announced a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Minnesota's teacher tenure. The suit was dismissed Wednesday.

Judge tosses suit challenging Minn. teacher tenure laws

A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday rejected the suit's arguments that the laws protect ineffective teachers and deprive low-income and minority students of a high-quality education.
South Metro

Arson spree on or near public school property in Cottage Grove

Police have yet to make any arrests; torching of playground is the most serious of the 4 incidents.
St. Paul

$224K in gold, jewelry and cash stolen from St. Paul home

The homeowner told police the 100 gold bars, a diamond ring and $60,000 in cash was her life's savings, which she hid in her house because she didn't trust banks.
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.
South Metro

Man's body found in burning car near Owatonna

The body was found in a car burning in a farm field.
Data Drop

How common are vaccination exemptions for Minnesota's kindergartners?

Less than 2 percent of Minnesota's kindergartners get vaccination exemptions, the vast majority of which are for non-medical reasons. But that rate is much higher in some districts and schools.

Judge trims two from Prince's estate claims

Judge finds that treating someone like a relative isn't enough for them to inherit an estate when no will was left.
South Metro
October 27

Scott County in line to get first residential treatment centers

It has no inpatient options for people with addiction, mental health needs.
October 26

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in St. Louis County

The incident occurred in Gilbert, Minn.
October 26

Obituary: James R. Zosel, veterinarian, priest, counselor, professor

Most people struggle to find a career they love, or even a job they just like. James Raymond Zosel, of Minneapolis, enjoyed four careers throughout…
October 26

Charges: Minneapolis man who stalked waitress in 1980s attempts to reconnect with victim

On provisional release, he was charged with felony stalking Tuesday.
St. Paul
October 26

$1 million overrun won't stop work on St. Paul's Palace Theatre

St. Paul City Council is rankled by higher cost but keeps downtown project on track.
South Metro
October 26

Dakota County aims to make its highways accessible for people with disabilities

Public input will be taken at November open houses.
North Metro
October 26

Changing church demographics put some food shelves out of business

Good Shepherd Covenant Church on Friday joined churches across the metro ending food shelves for lack of resources.