Former child soldier released from jail in Minnesota

Former child soldier released from jail in Minnesota

ICE frees Nelson Kargbo, who had been detained for more than 2 years, after magistrate judge’s ruling.

Long development fight ends over Linden Hills corner

Long development fight ends over Linden Hills corner
After years of controversy in Linden Hills, particularly over building heights, apartments will soon rise on the corner of 43rd and Upton Ave.

Jury selection begins in Wright County murder case

Christopher Rossini was missing for weeks before remains were found.
East Metro
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Parties to vote on working toward lease of potential St. Paul soccer stadium site

The possible lease would allow development of a soccer stadium which would be owned by the city, while keeping land in hands of Met Council.
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We put Amazon's one-hour delivery to the ultimate test: ice cream

After Amazon announced it was launching its rapid-delivery service in the Twin Cities, we decided to put it to the test: Could it deliver?
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U regents expected to approve $166 million 'Athletes Village'

The University of Minnesota is expected to give final approval Friday to a $166 million “Athletes Village” that officials say is essential for the Golden Gophers to compete successfully in the Big Ten.
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Mediation will begin next month in Minneapolis stadium cost dispute

Construction is now 75 percent complete, and one pivoting door has been opened.
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U clears way for Athletes Village to open in 2018

$166 million complex is expected to be completed by 2018.
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Got a great idea for St. Paul?

The Knight Cities Challenge opens in St. Paul for applications.

Funeral scheduled Saturday for man shot and killed outside St. Paul home

Funeral services for Htoo Baw will be held Saturday.

Study of Minneapolis' high school graduation rate is questioned

Washington-based education group’s study had errors, gave Minneapolis low marks.
St. Paul

Grass-roots group urges St. Paul candidates to back its call for more responsive City Hall

With St. Paul elections less than a month away, a group of community leaders frustrated by what they say is a lack of transparency at City Hall.

Minneapolis to host 2017 volleyball championships; 45,000 people expected

Minneapolis will host two USA Volleyball events in 2017 that are expected to draw 45,000 athletes and spectators to the city.
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

Police arrest 2 men in fatal shooting at Shakopee trailer park

Authorities haven’t yet identified the man who died.
West Metro

Weekend traffic: I-94 in St. Paul, Hwy. 7 in St. Louis Park next big closures to impede traffic

Maintenance work on both light-rail lines will also slow traffic.

I-94 closure in St. Paul could cause traffic headaches this weekend

There is one more closure to add to the weekend traffic round up, and it's a big one. Interstate 94 will be closed in downtown St. Paul, further complicating efforts to get to Saturday's Wild game.
East Metro
October 9
Volunteers packed meals for Feed My Starving Children at the Bielenber...

Hundreds of volunteers turn out on Day One of massive Woodbury meal-packing drive

It’s the nation’s largest-ever event to assemble meals for starving children. Work continues through Sunday.
October 9
Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman

Red Wing calls for hate crime protection for police officers

After City Council resolution vote, officials say they may consider calling for similar protection under state law.
South Metro
October 8
Looking north on Stemmer Ridge Road with farm and Mystic Lake Casino i...

Word definitions factor into debate between Prior Lake, Shakopee tribe

For almost a year, the city of Prior Lake and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community have been at odds over a 95-acre piece of land.…
October 8
“The common line for us to share with visitors was that just doesn’t exist here,” John Westgaard, the paleontology research project lead, said about evidence of dinosaurs. But a new find in Hill Annex Mine State Park might be changing that.

Fossil adds to evidence of dinosaurs in Minnesota

The accidental discovery of a 1¾-inch claw bone on the Iron Range is making researchers think twice about evidence suggesting the prehistoric beasts ever roamed the area that became Minnesota.
East Metro
October 8
Lake Pepin in 2014. One of Minnesota’s leading environmental groups has sued the state, charging that top regulators are doing too little to protect Lake Pepin from the pollution discharged by sewage treatment plants.

Lawsuit says Minnesota needs a tougher stance to clean up Lake Pepin

New pollution limits and sewage treatment plants are too lax, environmental group says.
East Metro
October 8

Emerald ash borer suspected in Washington County

Washington County has become the 11th Minnesota county suspected of having an infestation of emerald ash borer, the invasive pest that has killed tens of…
October 8

Obituary: Air Force pilot Ken Johnson lived his dream to fly

As a child, Kenneth R. Johnson watched intently as World War II bombers and other aircraft flew over his south Minneapolis home. It sparked his…

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