Dashcam shows driver swerving to narrowly avoid head-on crash with distracted driver

Dashcam shows driver swerving to narrowly avoid head-on crash with distracted driver

Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel at all times. That's the advice public safety officials have repeated over and over and here is the reason why.
Local

Animal Humane Society to close Buffalo shelter

July 24
Animal Humane Society to close Buffalo shelter
Officials say facility was 'underutilized,' and group is in good financial shape.
Local

Minneapolis proposal to restrict menthol tobacco sales sparks debate

July 24
Minneapolis proposal to restrict menthol tobacco sales sparks debate
Businesses balk at lost revenue; advocates cite health benefits.
North Metro
July 25
Watching the finish of a race on a monitor, as well as out the restaur...

Opponents of proposed asphalt plant in Columbus want council to hold off on vote

Nearby casino and racetrack nearby warn of potential dangers to horses and business.
Minneapolis
July 25

'Justice for Justine' event offers police-reform ideas

Also, a search warrant application says someone hit or slapped the police car shortly before Justine Damond was shot.
East Metro
July 25

Minnesota woman hospitalized after falling into St. Croix River has died

Staci M. Meehan, 40, of Balaton, had been camping on an island on the Wisconsin side of the river.
Local
July 25
The Twin Cities are part of a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Storm warnings expire after a rainy Twin Cities night that includes brief tornado scare

Among the storm watches and warnings being issued was a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. that includes the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis
July 25

Police reform debate surges to forefront in Mpls. mayor race

Candidates have raised concerns over body cameras, training and police culture in the wake of Justine Damond's shooting death.
Minneapolis
July 25

Tevlin: Minneapolis shop owner's mother fearless in standing up to armed robber

It happened at the ColorWheel Gallery, a combination hair salon and gallery in south Minneapolis where local artists sell their wares and neighbors often gather for folk music.
Minneapolis
July 25
Downtown Minneapolis has a new addition to the skyline in U.S. Bank Stadium.

U.S. Bank Stadium's security firm awaits decision from regulatory board on license renewal

Chicago-based Monterrey Security chief spoke briefly before the panel deferred vote.
Local
July 25
Red Lake Police Department Public safety director William Brunelle tal...

Red Lake Indian Reservation declares public health emergency over drug epidemic

A significant uptick in overdoses the last few months prompted tribal leaders to take the unusual action.
Minneapolis
July 25

180-day sentence for man who raped vulnerable Minneapolis teen

The 19-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to assaulting the girl, who had an IQ of 57 at the time of the attack.
St. Paul
July 25
Ashley Maas with infant son, Payton

Baby deliveries to end at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul

Decision continues trend of hospitals halting core services in response to changing demand and demographics.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 2 hours 28 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
East Metro
July 25

Cottage Grove rescinds summerlong watering ban effective Aug. 1

The shutdown over contamination ends Tuesday, but restrictions will be in place and enforced.
Minneapolis
July 25

State gives Minneapolis nearly $3 million to clean up, develop polluted sites

State money will supplement Met Council grants for remediation.
Variety
July 25

Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees

Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said more than 50 employees are voluntarily getting implants Aug. 1 at what the company is calling a "chip party" at its River Falls headquarters.
St. Paul
July 25
A 2016 concept photo of the Aiwan Pavilion planned for Phalen Regional Park.

St. Paul to give 'Peanuts' statues to Chinese sister city in exchange for model pavilion

In return, the city's sister city, Changsha, is sending a replica of a pavilion for Phalen Park.
National
July 25

Concerns increase in Wisconsin over deal for Foxconn plant

Concerns are increasing among lawmakers and others in Wisconsin over what incentives the state may offer to become the first U.S. home of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn.
Local
July 25

Correction for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Correction In today’s special supplement The Good Life, which was printed in advance, photo captions on pages 4 and 6 should have said Andrew Smoley…
East Metro
July 25

Mahtomedi man charged in White Bear Lake woman's heroin overdose death

Adam C. Guzman, 40, allegedly sold the drug to Megan M. Burkard of White Bear Lake.
Minneapolis
July 25
Flavored cigars are for sale at Loon Grocery and Deli in Minneapolis,...

Minneapolis menthol tobacco sales restriction vote delayed until Aug. 2

The committee could not vote on the issue because too many members were absent.
West Metro
July 25

Earl Dresser, known for nurturing creativity in health care, has died at age 93

Dresser served as president of Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park from 1966 to 1986.
Minneapolis
July 25

Trial date scheduled for ex-Minneapolis cop accused of kicking man in face

Christopher Reiter wants trial moved due to video leaking.