75 years after Pearl Harbor, Minnesotan laid to rest in his hometown

75 years after Pearl Harbor, Minnesotan laid to rest in his hometown

Glaydon Iverson was 24 when he died on the U.S.S. Oklahoma. On Saturday, he was honored both as a symbol and a human being.
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Minnesota takes aim at chronic student absenteeism

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Minnesota takes aim at chronic student absenteeism
Schools see attendance as key to achievement.
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Minneapolis, St. Paul businesses prepare for sick time rules, with one month to go

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Minneapolis, St. Paul businesses prepare for sick time rules, with one month to go
After waiting to see if state lawmakers would act, they are rushing to be ready for the new rules by July 1.
Stage & Arts
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A new sculpture at the Walker Art Center that prompted an outcry among Minnesota's American Indian communities will be dismantled. Here, Crystal Norcross, a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota from Sisseton S.D., spoke to a crowd near the piece, "Scaffold."

After outcry, protests, Walker will remove 'Scaffold' sculpture

A controversial new sculpture at the Walker Art Center that prompted an outcry among Minnesota's American Indian communities will be dismantled, the director said Saturday. The work is partly based on the 1862 hanging of 38 Dakota tribal members in Mankato.
South Metro
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At least 2 die on Minnesota roads as holiday weekend begins

The Memorial Day holiday weekend marks what traditionally is a deadly period for traffic in Minnesota.
East Metro
May 27
St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez arrives in a vehicle through...

Impact of trial in Philando Castile's death to resonate far beyond officer's fate

The case to start this week in Ramsey County District opens national wounds of police shootings and racial injustices.
North Metro
May 27

Shooting under investigation in Fridley

Fridley police are investigating a shooting Saturday night.The Park Plaza Facebook page posted a status update around 10:15 p.m. that read, "To all residents of…
Local
May 27

Minn. opioid deaths are on the rise despite intervention

The trend suggests that efforts to reduce painkiller prescriptions won't be enough to reduce fatalities
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May 27
Ny’kia Williams, far right, with her dad, Maurice Verser.

Tevlin: One teenager's poignant struggle to 'get it out'

An eighth-grade English assignment is a heartbreaking view of life coming apart for a 14-year-old girl, and a stark reminder that violent acts have many victims.
Local
May 27

Boater's body pulled from Kandiyohi County lake

The man's body was found Thursday night by a fisherman.
Local
May 27
September 21, 1938 Nat Finney Minneapolis Star Library

Newspaper's secrecy scoop of 1947 resonates today

The headline blared across the front page of the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune. Big enough to stop a president: “U.S. CENSORSHIP PLAN REVEALED.” It was…
St. Paul
May 27
In this photo taken from video, a Metro Transit police officer asked a Blue Line light-rail passenger for his immigration status, leading another passenger to intervene in an exchange caught on video.

Man asked about legal status on light rail train to be deported

A man questioned by a Metro Transit officer about his immigration status while riding the light rail this month, a scene captured in a video viewed more than a million times, will be deported.
Local
May 27

Winners and losers at State Capitol with session wrapped up

Who did well and who didn't in the legislative session that ended early Friday.
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
May 27
Resorts across Minnesota are feeling an acute labor shortage because of an aging workforce, visa changes and growing seasonal needs. Above, Kelby Klimek gave an orientation at Grand View Lodge.

Minnesota resorts scrambling for summer help have extra hurdle

Tourism-based businesses across Minnesota are short on workers. It's likely to be an annual struggle, but a policy change on worker visas especially hurt this year.
East Metro
May 27

Timeline of the Philando Castile shooting and its aftermath

July 6, 2016: Philando Castile is shot dead by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights with his girlfriend,…
Local
May 27

Minnesota briefs: Concordia College researchers will study the impact of Minnesota lake associations

MOORHEAD Concordia launches study of lake associations Researchers at Concordia College this summer will conduct what they say is the first-ever academic study of the…
Minneapolis
May 27
Cathy Wurzer loves cemeteries, especially Lakewood Cemetery in Minneap...

Cemetery's free, Memorial Day tours offer window into Minneapolis history

If you like history, check out Lakewood's free, Memorial Day walking tours from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday.
Local
May 27

Wayne Simoneau, legislator and finance commissioner who worked across the aisles, dies at 82

Simoneau made it his life's work to serve the people of Minnesota and was humbled by the honor of doing so, his friends, family and colleagues said.
Local
May 27

Memorial Day 2017 events

MONDAY Anoka: 10 a.m., program at Veterans Memorial at Forest Hills Cemetery. Featuring speaker Maj. Shawn Gregory of the Minnesota National Guard, the North Suburban…
Stage & Arts
May 27

After audit, Rochester Art Center moves to shore up finances

ROCHESTER – The Rochester Art Center outsourced its bookkeeping to a local accountant after an audit released in January raised serious questions about its…
South Metro
May 27

Longtime sheriff adds fourth Minnesota county to his list

Don Gudmundson has been sheriff in four Minnesota counties
Stage & Arts
May 27
A man at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden looks at "Scaffold," by Sam Durant, a piece that depicts the 1862 hangings of 38 Dakota men.

Walker director expresses regret over sculpture that recalls Mankato hangings

Olga Viso penned an open letter to a St. Paul American Indian newspaper about the piece, "Scaffold" (2012), which references the execution by hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato in 1862.
West Metro
May 27

Charges: Man killed parents in Eden Prairie with screwdriver

The 38-year-old had recently been released from a civil commitment for mental health issues.