Advocates for $15 minimum wage rally in Mpls., turn in petitions

Advocates for $15 minimum wage rally in Mpls., turn in petitions

Mpls. officials will work to verify the signatures.
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North Minneapolis Salvation Army center reopens with fitness center, hot meals

June 29
North Minneapolis Salvation Army center reopens with fitness center, hot meals
The Salvation Army's service center in north Minneapolis has reopened after a major upgrade that now includes hot meals for the needy, remodeled offices and a fitness center.
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Gunflint Lodge in new hands after more than 80 years

June 29
Gunflint Lodge in new hands after more than 80 years
The lodge, which has been in the Kerfoot family since 1929, was sold last week to a couple who plan to continue its traditions and the outfitting operation on Gunflint Lake, 43 miles north of Grand Marais.
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Nearly 600 Mpls. officers will start using bodycams next week

Nearly 600 officers will be equipped with devices after the July 4th holiday.
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Tevlin: Homeless man reunited with therapeutic dog

Mike Heath reported that the dog, Baby, was stolen in May. Heath posted fliers all over south Minneapolis, where the dog was believed to have been taken, and showed up at the Star Tribune looking for assistance.
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29 minutes ago

Kenyon's social-media savvy police chief heads to the White House

Chief Sjolander's posts on police Facebook page have drawn national attention.
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Lul Mohamed, far right, grieved for her son Ahmed Sahane Hashi, 11, who drowned along with childhood friend Idris Hussein,10, at nearby Foot Lake.

Willmar mourns the drownings of two fourth-grade boys

Dozens of women crowded the homes of fourth-graders Ahmed Hashi and Idris Hussein, whose families live not far from one another in Willmar, to offer the families comfort and prayers.
Local
June 29

Driver in unsecured load crash comes forward

Kyle R. Gunderson, 35, of Menomonie, Wis., contacted the Minnesota State Patrol after viewing a viral video of the crash and realizing his load was involved, the patrol said.
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June 29

Motorcyclist, 61, killed during deer collision in Clearwater County

Richard W. Engen, 61, of Clearbrook, Minn., was headed east on Hwy. 223 in Clearwater County when he struck a deer that ran in front of him. Engen was thrown from the bike on impact and died at the scene as a result of his injuries, according to state patrol. He was not wearing a helmet.
West Metro
June 29

Tempers flare in Bloomington as City Council rejects another effort to kill organized garbage collection

Tempers flared as a new effort to kill unified pickup was rejected.
June 29

Charge: Iron Range man decapitated after being accused of rape

Boyfriend of the woman who made the allegation is charged with murder.
Local
June 29

DNR OKs review of Red River flood project

Minnesota finishes environmental review of big flood-control project on N.D. border.
Local
June 29

Heinrich trial on child pornography charges rescheduled

Due to begin this month, it has been moved to Oct. 11.
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
June 29

Xcel's power line plans have Victoria residents charged up

Citizens proposed to have the power lines rerouted underground, but the city says it can't pay for that.
Local
June 29

Inside the Hennepin County Jail

At issue at this year's convention of the National Sheriffs' Association is an ongoing crisis: the safe and humane treatment of mentally ill inmates.
Minneapolis
June 29

At annual convention, Hennepin County a model for how jailed mentally ill are treated

The humane treatment of mentally ill inmates is highlighted at conference.
West Metro
June 29

Juror pay in Minnesota district courts to double, starting next week

Jurors will make $20 for each day they report to the courthouse, and they will be reimbursed for the round-trip mileage between their homes and the courthouse at the rate of 54 cents per mile. Currently, jurors are paid $10 per day and are reimbursed for mileage at the rate of 27 cents per mile.
Local
June 29

Therapy dog reunited with homeless vet

Mike Heath, a homeless man whose therapy dog helped him with psychological issues, reported that the dog, Baby, was stolen in May.
South Metro
June 29
Donnell Bratton, a St. Paul pastor and youth worker

Pastor envisions youth shelter in old West St. Paul bank building

He looks to turn vacant West St. Paul building into youth homeless shelter.
Local
June 29

Great Cycle Challenge USA on track to earn nearly $3 million for cancer

More than 26,000 cyclists across the nation spent June raising money for Great Cycle Challenge USA, one of Minnesota's most instantly successful nonprofit fundraisers. In just its second year, it's on track to raise nearly $3 million — up from $1.7 million last year — thanks to dedicated cyclists and the power of focused social media.
Minneapolis
June 29

2 young men shot a block from the U; no arrests

Two young men were shot a block from the University of Minnesota late at night, and police are looking for those responsible.
Data Drop
June 29

Minnesota has experienced an explosion in fireworks injuries, by our standards

The number of emergency room visits, mostly from young people, especially men, have been increasing in recent years.
Local
June 29

Wayzata man among 3 charged in $12M movie investing scheme

The man behind one of Minnesota's largest film studios and two California men have been indicted after the FBI said they bilked investors out of $12 million that was supposed to finance movies.