This photo provided by the South Padre Island Police Department shows Lois Riess, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., who was arrested by federal deputy marsh

Riess waives extradition for charges in Minnesota, Florida

The move in a Texas courtroom Monday paves the way for authorities to take her to Florida and Minnesota to face murder charges.

Appeals court allows climate change defense by Enbridge oil pipeline protesters

Pipeline opponents rallied on the steps of the State Capitol to oppose the proposed Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline expansion. ] GLEN STUBBE ï gle
Protesters claim threat of climate change, environmental damage compelled their illegal actions.

Mpls. hopes to grind out new tunnel deep below downtown

An underground web of tunnels beneath downtown Minneapolis channels stormwater to the Mississippi River. But with more concrete surfaces and bigger ra
State aid is being sought to augment 80-year-old conduits deep below the city.
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A look at Minneapolis' aging storm tunnel system

A look at Minneapolis' aging storm tunnel system

Tunnels running very deep beneath Minneapolis carry away storm and waste water. Here's a look at the aging system and how it works.
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Tributes from Prince fans adorned the memorial fence outside Paisley Park in Chanhassen on Thursday.

Prince family sues Illinois hospital, Walgreens chain

Filed ahead of a legal deadline, the lawsuit alleges mistakes that masked the drug abuse problems that led to Prince's April 2016 death.
South Metro
Bees need flowers for the nectar and pollen they provide, in return for pollination services.

All-of-a-sudden spring is welcome, but brings allergies with it

The long winter delayed pollen but it's erupting now with everything blooming.
Louis Hunter, left, at a rally for Hunter, Philando Castile’s cousin, in support of charges against him being dropped, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, outs

Cousin of Philando Castile looking to start vegan restaurant in Minneapolis

Louis Hunter narrowly avoided prosecution for protesting his cousin's death, now starting a business.

Charges: 2 strangers sexually assault woman leaving Mpls. bar

The attack was caught on video from a police surveillance camera.
State + Local
Acting Human Services Commissioner Chuck Johnson (right) and Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, discussed a bill that would make it more difficult for

Minnesota Senate passes bill to toughen up sex offender, mental health commitment rules

The Minnesota Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday that would create new hurdles for hundreds of sex offenders and people with mental illnesses seeking to…
East Metro

Roseville standoff ends with suspect arrested for felony assault

The subject of a hunt hid for five hours inside a residence on Judith Avenue.
Thieves in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been illegally cutting birch trees in hopes of making a quick buck for logs and limbs that have become a hot c

Iron Range man admits illegally cutting down hundreds of birch trees

The paper-white timber is coveted for producing decorative arrangements.

Closures begin today for motorists on I-394, I-94

The quip that Minnesota has just two seasons — winter and road construction — will take on more than a touch of reality starting Monday when the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) closes some well-traveled freeway ramps, one week after the historic April blizzard.
TV & Media
Sinclair Broadcast Group's headquarters.

Sinclair's TV editorials worry media watchdogs as debate unfolds

Debate over the TV spots is playing out on screens in the Upper Midwest.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.

Late-night highway crash near northern Minnesota resort kills 2, injures 2 others

The Sheriff's Office has not revealed which of the four in the vehicle was driving.
The Minnesota State Capitol

Minnesota Poll: Gun limits a tough sell at Capitol

Most Minnesotans favor wider background checks, reporting of lost or stolen guns.
South Metro

ID'd: Motorcyclist who hit car that pulled into his path in south metro and died

The crash occurred in southern Dakota County over the weekend.
State + Local
Mark Dayton called BS on Republican criticism of his tax plan.

WCCO bleeps Dayton's retort on live radio to GOP critics of his tax plan

Gov. Mark Dayton won't be given a Good Neighbor Award from WCCO Radio for his live on-air word choice when he responded to GOP criticism of his tax plan.
April 22
Students held signs as they gathered at Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul on March 24 before matching to the State Capitol protesting gun viole

Strong majority of Minnesotans support stricter gun control

A majority of Minnesotans support stricter gun laws in the United States, including wide backing for a ban on military-style rifles and for raising the age for gun purchases from 18 to 21, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • T
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.
April 22

Minneapolis storm tunnels feeling squeezed

Deep below the streets of downtown Minneapolis, a tunnel built more than a century ago to move stormwater to the river is bursting at the seams each time it rains.
April 22
Tour aging storm sewers deep below Minneapolis

Tour aging storm sewers deep below Minneapolis

The Star Tribune accompanied public works officials deep below Minneapolis' Como neighborhood for a look at the city's storm tunnels.
April 22
Rachel Ratner sang with the Twin Cities Jewish Chorale during their performance Sunday afternoon.

'Seventy years ago we didn't have that': Jewish community celebrates state of Israel

With face paint, traditional food and music, thousands of Jewish Twin Cities residents marked the 70th anniversary of Israel on Sunday.
April 22
A police officer wrote a citation, something Eden Prairie police are looking to do less often with juveniles in their city with the Juvenile Diversion

Eden Prairie police program gives young offenders a reset button

Police say most juveniles in diversion program do not reoffend.