Minneapolis City Hall tower bells to go silent for construction

Minneapolis City Hall tower bells to go silent for construction

The work will last three weeks.
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Hennepin County Board panel advances lake name change from Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska

November 21
Hennepin County Board panel advances lake name change from Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska
Before it's official, the full County Board must vote — and then it must get approval from state and federal agencies.
Local

Union Gospel Mission serves Thanksgiving to 50,000

November 21
Union Gospel Mission serves Thanksgiving to 50,000
Union Gospel Mission provides holiday meals for those in need.
Minneapolis
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Authorities ID remains found in woods south of Lake Nokomis

They belong to a 34-year-old woman with no permanent address, according to the medical examiner's office.
East Metro
18 minutes ago

Judge dismisses final lawsuit against Stillwater school district

The group known as 834 Voice lacked legal standing to sue, order says.
Local
31 minutes ago
Sen. Al Franken left, and Abby Honold (a rape victim) looked on as Bet...

Champion for rape reform faces new ordeal after distancing herself from Franken

Abby Honold threatened with rape after she sought another senator to sponsor her bill
South Metro
57 minutes ago

After a 30-year absence, Minn. band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The band, and more than 300 parents, made the trek to New York for the honor.
State + Local
12:33pm

Male caregiver gets one-year sentence in sexual assault of 78-year-old Minnesota woman

Advocates say the case highlights deeper problems with the often-secretive response to elder crimes.
Local
11:57am

Wisconsin hunter's single kill earns him 2 bucks for mounting

The two were attached at the antlers when the hunter shot the smaller one, he explained.
Don't Miss
8:47am

How the night before Thanksgiving became the 'biggest drinking day of year'

Also referred to as Blackout Wednesday or Black Wednesday, Drinksgiving was coined about a decade ago.
Local
8:15am

Minnesota woman busted on I-94 in N.D. with 286 lbs. of pot worth $1.3M

Disco the K-9 picked up the scent in her vehicle, police said.
West Metro
November 21

Man bringing his gun in for service caused Eden Prairie Center lockdown

Police said he was bringing it to a sporting goods store for service.
St. Paul
November 21

St. Paul 'acting teacher' charged in third sexual misconduct case

The St. Paul man who allegedly posed as an acting teacher in order to lure young girls was charged in a third case after police…
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 3 hours 10 mins. ago
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.
West Metro
November 21
Southwest In September, Southwest LRT officials toured the area where a 10-foot wall is proposed near the Bryn Mawr Station Area.

Feds require new study for Southwest light-rail crash wall

The Federal Transit Administration is requiring an additional environmental study of a crash-protection wall that is planned along the proposed Southwest light-rail line. It is unclear whether the study will further delay the embattled $1.9 billion transit project.
Local
November 21

Here's the poop on Monday's stinky air

Warm weather thawed out farm fields and released the odor of some powerful fertilizer.
West Metro
November 21

Mentally ill Minneapolis man pleads guilty to killing his parents with screwdrivers

The defendant declined to take a plea deal, a move that could mean a longer sentence.
West Metro
November 21

Immigration advocates ask Hennepin County Board for legal aid for inmates facing deportation

Many are critical of the Sheriff's Office's relationship with ICE.
South Metro
November 21

10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer

The Apple Valley man, who was driving on a canceled license, will serve slightly more than 6 years in prison.
Minneapolis
November 21

Former Minneapolis cop Vern Bartholomew, a kind soul who helped anyone in need, dies at 100

His work included time as a chauffeur and bodyguard to Hubert Humphrey.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 23 hours 3 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
November 21
The flu shot requirement was imposed to reduce the spread of influenza in Essentia's hospitals and clinics.

Essentia fires about 50 workers over refusal to get flu shots

The Duluth-based health system says many employees ultimately got vaccinations, and that patients will be safer.
St. Paul
November 21

Ideas for Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary include gardens, meeting and exhibit space

Supporters of the Wakan Tipi Center project hope it can included in the next state bonding bill.
East Metro
November 21
Rep. Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth, shown in March, said she is exploring ways to protect students from being stigmatized over unpaid lunches.

'Shaming' over school lunch debts has to stop, legislator says

Rep. Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth, weighing ways to force school districts to back off hardball tactics.
St. Paul
November 21

Emily Program to narrow eating disorder treatments, drop roughly 250 patients

The eating disorder clinic will focus on patients with severe and dangerous eating disorders.