Wild rice protest defused Thursday, may be revived Friday

Wild rice protest defused Thursday, may be revived Friday

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources defused a confrontation with Chippewa band members Thursday by issuing an unrequested one-day, special permit to harvest wild rice. But band members said the temporary move won't settle the treaty rights issue.

Teen falls to his death from fire escape on Uptown condo

On the weekend before he was to start 11th grade at Minneapolis Southwest High School, Blake Fannin fell four stories early Sunday while climbing on a fire escape.

2 riders on speeding ATV found dead in lake south of Twin Cities

Their bodies were found in Lake Sakatah, about 15 miles southwest of Faribault.
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Lakeville school board struggles with discord

Plea for civil communication voiced at public meeting.
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First Avenue cleans up for first show after ceiling collapse

Crews inside First Avenue continue construction and cleanup before the club's first show after a partial ceiling collapse
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Follow Star Tribune restaurant critic at the State Fair

Rick Nelson is sampling and critiquing 50 new foods and drinks at the Minnesota State Fair.
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Gallery: Indigenous women’s fitness group strikes balance

Triathlon at Lake Calhoun was a spirited day when past, present and future merged.
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Downtown St. Paul library to close this fall for renovations

The Latimer library will close for two to three months, starting Oct. 5.
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68% more passengers expected to use already strained MSP by 2035

“Passenger levels are already beginning to strain facilities, impacting the airport’s ability to deliver its desired level of customer service,” according to the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

Minnesota DNR proposes changes for people and fish at Lake Mille Lacs

New advisory committee, fish hatchery and cormorant control are all on the table.
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Como Zoo's new baby giraffe already stands at 5-foot-8

The yet-to-be-named female is the sixth calf born to Clover, and the 19th giraffe born at the zoo since the early 1990s, Como officials said. She already stands 5 feet 8 inches, and weighs 135 pounds.

Gallery: The Great Get-Together begins

Scenes from opening day at the Minnesota State Fair.

Charges: 3-year-old near death after beating by Sandstone man who 'snapped'

Noting that the boy was “treated with particular cruelty,” the Pine County attorney said he’s prepared to change the charge to murder should the crushing head injuries prove too much for the little victim.
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Gallery: Confrontation over wild rice treaty rights

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources defused a confrontation with Indian treaty rights activists Thursday by issuing a special permit to Chippewa band members who launched a wild rice harvest on Hole-in-the-Day Lake.

Gallery: Como Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

Como Zoo welcomed a new baby giraffe to its herd. At just under six feet, the baby is standing tall with mother Clover shadowing over her. The new baby female, born Monday August 24th, is the 6th calf born to Clover and the 19th giraffe birth at Como Zoo in the last 22 years. The yet-to-be named female weighs 135 pounds and stands 5 feet tall.

Gallery: First Avenue prepares to reopen

First Avenue, Minnesota's landmark nightclub, reopens Friday after the second-longest shutdown in its 45-year history.

New air traffic pattern tests to begin at MSP Friday

The FAA is making adjustments after suspending one traffic pattern last month, will check noise impacts.

Driving to the fair today? Expect to wait in traffic

Early afternoon is when parking spaces start to turnover as folks who arrived early head out and crowds expected for the sold out Grandstand show featuring Def Leppard and STYX won't start showing up for a few hours. Expect things to remain busy, however.

Gallery: Top photos Aug. 27

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Porsche crashes during Twin Cities media event, with our reporter inside

Star Tribune video reporter Vineeta Sawkar was riding with Porsche enthusiast Magnus Walker when the car crashes. See video from outside and inside the car.

Hey, Minnstagrammers: Let's meet up at the State Fair

The Star Tribune is partnering with the local Insta-experts at @Minnstameets on the Aug. 29 event, which we’re calling the Great Minnesota Gram Together.
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Homeless live in the shadow of Minneapolis' Midtown Greenway

Under the greenway’s bridges, homeless people watch as bikers, runners pass by their world.