School District lifts ban, OKs guns in Big Lake trapshooting team's yearbook photo

School District lifts ban, OKs guns in Big Lake trapshooting team's yearbook photo

School officials in Big Lake changed course Thursday and decided that guns can be included in the high school trapshooting team photo in the yearbook.
Local

5 more cases of measles include first outside Hennepin County

April 27
5 more cases of measles include first outside Hennepin County
Five more cases of measles in Minnesota were reported Thursday, bringing the total to 29. Health officials also announced that the outbreak has spread to Stearns County.
Local

Searchers scour Mississippi River for missing U of M student

April 27
Searchers scour Mississippi River for missing U of M student
He fell into water while meditating with a friend.
Minneapolis
12:06am

Twins at Minneapolis North High nab valedictorian, salutatorian honors

But it won't be long before they go their separate ways to college.
Minneapolis
12:05am

Minneapolis City Council incumbents brace for tough DFL endorsing conventions

Three Minneapolis City Council incumbents expect battles to get seal of approval.
Minneapolis
April 27

Minn. Teacher of the Year leads Black National Anthem at White House

The nation’s top teachers were in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump Wednesday afternoon as part of their celebratory trip to Washington, D.C. After…
Minneapolis
April 27
The internal disconnect between the Minneapolis mayor and police chief as well as the mayor’s public repudiation of the chief’s decision were the latest instances of their complicated relationship.

Mpls. mayor had 90 minutes' notice on 4th Precinct pick

In the latest sign of the leaders' tense relationship, Hodges is said to have told Harteau to undo the appointment of John Delmonico, or Hodges would undo it herself. Harteau left the task to the mayor.
West Metro
April 27
Richfield Mayor Pat Elliott, left, shook hands with Eric Schnell, COO...

Hot market, close call have Richfield looking at ways to protect affordable housing

Facing the pressure of for-profit developers, officials discuss how to help renters.
Local
April 27

Ex-U.S. Attorney Luger to keep working on counterextremism via private sector

Luger will also resume practicing law privately in Twin Cities.
Variety
April 27

St. Paul, Minneapolis consider regulations on short-term rentals like Airbnb

The expected flood of visitors to Minnesota during next year's Super Bowl creates a deadline for cities to establish regulations.
Local
April 27
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer outside a home in Calexico, Calif. New data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement offers a glimpse about the pace of arrests under President Trump.

Immigration agents in Minn., region making more arrests under Trump

Arrests in St. Paul region are up 80 percent compared with early 2015 and 2016.
Local
April 27
Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood railed against the daycare unionization bil...

Matt Dean, longtime GOP representative and one-time majority leader, announces bid for governor

More Minnesota Republicans are likely to join him.
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April 27

Prom shop on wheels helps out students in need

Proceeds from Fairytale Fashion For Food pop-up dress shops at area high schools help pay for feeding students in need this summer.
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.
Local
April 27

Goodhue County swingers charged with assaulting teen in 'sex room'

The couple stocked the room with various sex toys and bondage devices, according to the charges.
St. Paul
April 27

Minnesota pioneers youth philanthropy program in U.S.

It gives teens the power to determine what projects are needed in their area.
East Metro
April 27

40 years for abusive Maplewood husband who fatally shot wife in head

The defendant had threatened to kill his wife and her children, according to prosecutors.
Minneapolis
April 27

Mpls. police ID both people hit by gunfire near downtown; man shot in stomach

The two showed up at HCMC in what turned out to be a stolen vehicle taken from the airport; no arrests yet.
South Metro
April 27

State Patrol identifies woman who walked onto I-35W in Burnsville and was fatally run over

A woman walked onto Interstate 35W and was killed after being run over by an SUV Thursday, authorities said. The State Patrol identified the deceased…
East Metro
April 27

Appeals Court: No venue change for officer Yanez in trial in Castile's killing

A district judge did not abuse his authority in issuing the first denial for a change of venue, the Court of Appeals ruled.
St. Paul
April 27

Charges: Ex-employee stole $160,000 from Hamline University

Reports cite the family's financial trouble as cause.
Minneapolis
April 27

Woman with severe burns dies after Minneapolis apartment fire

She was found on the second floor of 2024 Washington Av. N., a building with a bar on the ground floor and apartments above.
Minneapolis
April 27
Minnesota Sports Facilities Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen controls two low...

Senate votes to tighten access to public suites at U.S. Bank Stadium

Vote was unanimous to take tighter control of finances, suite use.
South Metro
April 27

Retired St. Olaf religion Prof. Omar Otterness dies at 98

Lifelong learning was more than a pleasant pursuit for the 26-year professor of religion at St. Olaf College.