Environmental groups drop suit vs. MPCA over Minntac's long-expired water permit

Environmental groups drop suit vs. MPCA over Minntac's long-expired water permit

Environmentalists said they are satisfied by new steps to regulate Minnesota plants.
Local

Arden Hills megaproject approved by city planners

December 7
Arden Hills megaproject approved by city planners
Public hearing was the last big step before the City Council's vote on the old Army site.
Local

Minn. hunter's shooting death investigated as a homicide

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Minn. hunter's shooting death investigated as a homicide
As part of its investigation, the Morrison County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a Winchester AE .30-30 lever-action rifle belonging to Terry Brisk.
Local
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Bremer Trust on way out as administrator of Prince's estate

The late musician's siblings, his presumptive heirs, have narrowed the list of possible substitutes to two firms.
Minneapolis
12:17am

Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'

Governor added that he was "shocked" by the Vikings position.
Minneapolis
December 7
Mayor Betsy Hodges listened to debate Wednesday night as she presented her 2017 Minneapolis budget for adoption by the City Council.

$1.3 billion Mpls. budget for 2017 is approved; most to see property tax increase

Mayor Betsy Hodges is seeking new spending to hire 15 new police officers.
St. Paul
December 7

St. Paul considers cuts to proposed 2017 budget amid assessment controversy

Challenges to its assessment program have left the city scrambling for revenue.
Minneapolis
December 7
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Chief Janee Harteau in October at a news conference to address downtown crime following shootings that left six injured.

Mpls. business leaders raise safety concerns for downtown

Letter to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says the viability of downtown is at stake.
Stage & Arts
December 7

'Sesame Street Live' originator Vince Egan dies at age 74

Vince Egan didn't have children, but he fathered a beloved, family-friendly show enjoyed by millions of young people."Sesame Street Live," a touring stage show featuring…
North Metro
December 7

Apartments for homeless youths open in Coon Rapids

HOPE Place, a brand-new 12-bed site in Coon Rapids, opens its doors to 18- to 25-year-olds.
Don't Miss
December 7
Art preparators Joel Pieper, left, and Nick Sparby of Joel Pieper Fine Arts unwrap one of the faces of the Sculpture Clock. Parts of the 16-foot-clock are in storage in the basement of the IDS Buildin

Sculpture Clock being restored to whirl again on Nicollet Mall

Artwork from 1968 to be restored to its rightful place on Nicollet Mall.
Local
December 7
John Hinderaker is President of the conservative think tank Center of...

Center of the American Experiment ramps up in Minnesota

John Hinderaker, in remaking the conservative think tank, also sees a surge in donations.
East Metro
December 7

Driver killed after hitting skid steer loader southeast of Hudson, Wis.

A motorist rammed the back end of a skid steer loader on a western Wisconsin highway and was killed, authorities said Tuesday. The collision occurred…
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.
Minneapolis
December 7

Former Mpls. principal charged with theft for personal spending on district credit card

Anne DePerry used to run Whittier International Elementary until a school district audit.
South Metro
December 7

Man shot by guard at Eagan warehouse died of multiple gunshot wounds

Investigators are still looking into the early Monday shooting.
St. Paul
December 7

St. Paul City Council votes to remove police from review commission

Police will likely no longer be represented on the St. Paul commission that reviews complaints of officer misconduct. Residents and police officers packed the St.…
Local
December 7
A cruel blast of winter has put one more strain on oil pipeline protesters in North Dakota. These veterans tried to stay warm and scrambled to cook food in a tent.

One more foe for those fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline

As a blizzard pummels the North Dakota prairie, some depart and others dig in.
Minneapolis
December 7

Ilhan Omar details 'most hateful' ethnic incident with D.C. cabbie

The state representative-elect from Minneapolis said she's waiting until returning home to file report.
Local
December 7

Nativity plays are drawing one and all – in Minnesota and abroad

If Mary and Joseph were looking for a little alone time after Jesus was born, it’s a good thing they weren’t searching for an inn…
Local
December 7

West Metro Education Program hosts superintendent think tank

The West Metro Education Program invited superintendents to participate in a think tank event on racial equity and education disparities in Minnesota.
South Metro
December 7

Eagan man gets 38 years in prison for teen sexploitation scheme

Eagan man pleaded guilty to exploiting more than 150 teenage boys and posting internet porn.
Local
December 7

LIVE: Minn. high school band performs at Pearl Harbor ceremony in Hawaii

More than 80 students from Kerkhoven Murdock Sunburg High School will represent the state.
Minneapolis
December 7
Minneapolis, Mn., Thurs., Jan. 3, 2002--Elevator operator Millie DeZie...

Longtime downtown elevator operator, friend to all, dies

For 63 years, Mildred "Millie" DeZiel operated elevators in downtown Minneapolis. With her red hair elegantly coifed, wearing white gloves and an immaculately tailored suit, DeZiel was a familiar figure to generations.