Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Ed Graff addressed the media at the Davis Service Center, Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Minneapolis.

Brutal school beating highlights student mental needs, Mpls. schools chief says

While hospital says his condition remains critical, family reports that Mohammed Dukuly is now sitting up and talking.

Black bear spotted in Burnsville neighborhood

The animal did not appear agitated, city officials said.

Car hits man trying to walk across interstate in downtown Minneapolis

Authorities have yet to reveal the severity of the man's injuries.
14 minutes ago

Mayor Frey touts affordable housing, police accountability in State of the City speech

The Minneapolis mayor laid out a vision of better access to housing and jobs, and promises a gentler police force.
41 minutes ago

Rochester town turkey got a name, then got gunned down

Jake sealed his fate when he chased a kid on a bike
57 minutes ago
Workers are still trying to move the monster bog on North Long Lake near Brainerd. The bog grounded on the beach at Legionville, a summer camp for sch

Battle with the monster Brainerd bog isn't over yet

Workers say they'll cut the 8 million-pound giant down to size eventually. But for now, the floating mat of muck is still a formidable presence on a Brainerd-area lake.
East Metro

Fatal dispute over lake access ends in shooter's acquittal

Jury found neighbor's use of deadly force was justified in February 2017 shooting in Chisago County.
East Metro
Analisa Leal

2 killed in rollover crash in Shoreview

The crash occurred about 12:45 a.m. along Victoria Street.
“It’s just a part of life and it cost more in California,” said Akhmiri Sekhr-ra, about increasing gas prices as she filled her car up with gas

Twin Cities gas prices could top $3 a gallon this summer

The gasoline is at the highest since 2014 and currently 55 cents higher than a year ago.

Dakota County judge inches closer to Senate vote on U.S. attorney nomination

President Trump nominated Erica MacDonald to replace Andrew Luger last month.
Authorities investigate the scene where a 16-month-old boy survived being intentionally hanged in a day care on Humboldt Av. in south Minneapolis Frid

Emotional meeting for mom of boy nearly killed by Mpls. day-care provider, man who saved him

It was one of several dramatic moments during a daylong sentencing hearing for Nataliia M. Karia.
West Metro

Officer-involved shooting in Crystal leaves 1 person wounded

Authorities said they would reveal more details later today.
St. Paul

Woman critically hurt after being hit by light-rail trains in St. Paul

She was trying to cross University Avenue at Snelling Avenue in St. Paul against the stoplight, a Metro Transit spokesman said.
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.
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Star Tribune launches redesigned, updated news app

The app offers breaking news alerts, a better user experience, more visuals, easier social sharing, and more stories, photos and videos from our award-winning staff.
West Metro

Fire strikes senior residence building in St. Louis Park; 2 taken to hospital

The flames were quickly doused on the 8th floor of the building.
May 24
McDonald’s employee Steven Suffridge, seen riding the bus to work, said he was disappointed to hear that his employer was paying workers below the $

Mpls. finds McDonald's staff underpaid at Lake St. location

The fast food franchise owner owed more than $2,000 in back wages to dozens of employees.
May 23
Sisters Kathryn and Eleanor Piersma played the outdoor xylophone at Martin Luther King Park in south Minneapolis. Katheryn, left, is 11 and Eleanor is

Minneapolis and St. Paul rank as top two park systems in the country

This year's rankings took into account the number of restrooms and splashpads.
May 23
Area temperatures for the unofficial start of summer are expected to be the hottest they’ve been in 10 years.

Memorial Day weekend summery sizzle on way to Twin Cities

Monday's holiday high of about 90 could be something the metro hasn't felt in 12 years.
May 23
Harrison Education Center

Student, 18, charged in severe beating of Mpls. school staffer

The paraprofessional remains in critical condition with head injuries that left him unconscious.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com 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.
South Metro
May 23
Burnsville High School holds a college signing ceremony for seniors who are planning to become teachers, similar to signing ceremonies for college-bou

Burnsville school takes aim at teacher shortage with Signing Day ceremony

Burnsville, other high schools, encouraging students to teach.
May 23

Bill Doi, World War II internee and social activist, dies at 101

Doi was a veteran of the Twin Cities advertising scene and a leader in the local Japanese-American community.
South Metro
May 23
A scene of the crash on Kendrick Avenue at 205th Street, parallel to Interstate 35.

Man who crashed into State Patrol vehicle in Lakeville dies

Wesley Paul Briggs, 29, of Lakeville, died at North Memorial Medical Center.
May 23
Physicians who treat patients with high blood pressure received some assurance Wednesday that their efforts to apply new national diagnosis guidelines

New blood pressure guidelines are saving lives, helping physicians

Minnesota doctors say a new study in JAMA Cardiology will help them apply 2017 guidelines and advise patients.