Adrian Saffold hugged his mother, Janie Saffold, after he was named St. Paul’s officer of the year for his commitment to working challenging overnig

Top officers and a civilian honored by the St. Paul Police Department

St. Paul recognized a patrol officer, a detective and a civilian for their work.
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City orders experimental sunken greenhouse in Northeast to be removed

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Sara Jane Van Allen tends to the plants inside a Walipini, an underground greenhouse, in Minneapolis on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.
The makeshift structure called a "walipini" (a passive solar-heated greenhouse with earthen walls) has been an object of fascination, attracting hundreds of visitors since it was built in 2015.
Local

South St. Paul students lobby to wear ethnic-pride sashes at graduation

April 22
SSP students Naomi Gedey, Hafsa Ahmad, Emiliano Granados and teacher Jessica Davis spoke before the board Monday night, seeking to wear sashes at grad
Local
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Minnesota DNR officer may not have worn life jacket before fatal fall into lake

The officer was investigating object in the Pine County lake.
Minneapolis
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David Rubedor, Minneapolis' director of Neighborhood and Community Relations

After criticism, Minneapolis eases proposed rules for neighborhood groups

Hundreds commented on Mpls. plan to cut funds to neighborhood groups that didn't diversify on time.
West Metro
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Dmitri Moua, a junior in Roseville, along with Zachary Greenwald, a junior in Hopkins, opened the door for male dancers.

Boys allowed to join Minnesota high school dance teams

The Minnesota State High School League agreed to a settlement that will allow boys to compete beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
Going under the river
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The 10th Avenue bridge’s upcoming rehabilitation spurred discussions about moving the water pipe hanging from it with one going under the riverbed.

Sub-Mississippi water tunnel to be feat of latest engineering

Minneapolis will employ a boring machine to drill a 5-foot corridor deep beneath the Mississippi River to keep one of the city's most important drinking water pipes safe from the elements.
South Metro
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Authorities salute a procession for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officer Eugene Wynn Jr., 43, on Sunday.

Motorcade takes fallen DNR officer's body home, generates 'goosebumps'

Conservation officer Eugene Wynn died Friday after being tossed from a boat in Cross Lake.
North Metro
12:07am

Police ID officers, victim in fatal Coon Rapids shooting

State authorities are examining body camera and drone video footage after Cass Lake man was killed during a traffic stop.
Local
April 22
In 2012, White Bear Lake's water level plummeted from a combination of drought and groundwater pumping. Water levels have rebounded since then.

White Bear Lake groups lose water level case on appeal

The Minnesota Court of Appeals sided with the state Department of Natural Resources, saying it has adequately regulated groundwater use in the community.
Minneapolis
April 22
Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Noor trial testimony: No fingerprints on squad belonged to Damond

A fingerprint specialist testified that none of the 51 prints belonged to Justine Ruszczyk Damond. But she said that doesn't necessarily eliminate the possibility Damond slapped the vehicle.
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North Metro
April 22

2 siblings who died in crash in St. Francis are ID'd

The two people who died in a late-night fiery crash in St. Francis over the weekend were siblings in their early 20s, authorities said Monday.Cassandra…
Local
April 22

Drivers killed in head-on crash near Turtle Lake, Wis.

Two passenger vehicles crashed head-on before dawn Monday in northwestern Wisconsin, and both drivers were killed, authorities said. The collision occurred shortly before 5:30 a.m.…
Local
April 22
Sean Davis of Nice Ride worked at taking tags off bikes as the company rolled out its fleet throughout Minneapolis on Monday. They planned to distribu

Nice Ride bikes roll out Monday in Minneapolis

The fate of bike-sharing is still unclear in St. Paul.
Local
April 22
John Borman

John Borman, self-described country lawyer who dreamed big, dies at 73

No one knew everything about John Borman, a self-described “country lawyer” from Winona whose life encompassed so many facets that not even his family and…
Local
April 22

Corrections for April 23, 2019

A headline on B3 ­Saturday was incorrect. It should have said a spree of car thefts had hit northeast Minneapolis.
South Metro
April 22
People walked along the Hastings riverfront to see the high water of the Mississippi River.

Storm doesn't change river flood forecasts, but Mississippi edges up

Meteorologists say major rivers will be able to absorb the extra flow.
St. Paul
April 22
A house exploded on the 600 block of Hall Avenue in St. Paul on Saturday afternoon.

St. Paul man burned in house explosion is enduring 'practically unbearable' pain

Investigators still don't know cause of West Side house explosion.
Local
April 22

Man reprimanded after sending offensive e-mails to Hennepin County judges

A man has been barred from contacting Hennepin County judges after officials say he sent them numerous sexually explicit messages.In an April 18 letter, Chief…
West Metro
April 22
Jinjing Liu led children in prayer at Minnesota Mandarin Christian Church’s Sunday school in Edina.

Chinese Christians in Minnesota pray for Easter rebirth

"If we were in China today, I don't know if we could celebrate Easter because government control of the church is much stronger," pastor Xing Liu said.
Music
April 22
Country star Miranda Lambert performs at Xcel Energy Center in 2017.

Miranda Lambert announces Twin Cities concert and a local animal rescue beneficiary

Each venue on this tour will have a place at the entrance where dog food, treats, supplies and cash donations will be collected.
Local
April 22
Kenilworth trail will close soon for three years as construction begins on the Southwest Light Rail Transit project.

Trail users decry 'deforestation' along path prepping for SWLRT

Later this month, builders will begin cutting down more than a thousand trees to make way for the $2 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project, which will connect Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. The removal of trees and thicket on the trail would be a tangible sign construction of the largest public works project in Minnesota history is moving forward.
Curious Minnesota
April 22
Minnesota welcomes you sign at the state border

What are the origins of Minnesota Nice? Here are 3 theories.

Tracking the roots of "Minnesota Nice" is difficult, partly because people don't agree on what it actually is.