National Night Out draws Gov. Dayton to north Minneapolis

National Night Out draws Gov. Dayton to north Minneapolis

The Folwell neighborhood bash was one of more than 1,500 neighborhood gatherings across the metro Tuesday night.
Local

Pierre Collins' pastor tells of jailhouse confession

August 4
Pierre Collins' pastor tells of jailhouse confession
It ‘was never about insurance money,’ he reportedly said.
Local

7 indicted in what authorities call Minneapolis gang war

August 4
7 indicted in what authorities call Minneapolis gang war
The defendants are active members of two street gangs known as the 10z and the 20z, which operated in south Minneapolis. They were charged in a shootout outside HCMC last year.
Minneapolis
August 4

Developer proposes market-rate units for W. Broadway

Sherman Associates presents sole proposal for empty lot owned by city of Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
August 4

Minneapolis basketball players in assaults in Wichita skipped out on chaperone

The players now have been released to their parents.
Variety
August 4

Gallery: Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix concert

Kelly Clarkson headlined a show at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Tuesday. Pentatonix, an a cappella group from Texas, was one of three opening acts.
St. Paul
August 4

Interim archbishop: Flood of abuse claims is 'staggering'

The several hundred sex abuse claims against the archdiocese is a sobering moment for the church.
Local
August 4

Meditation helps Minnesota vets cope with PTSD, VA study finds

A study by Minneapolis VA Medical Center researchers gives veterans a way to calmly confront their anxieties rather than avoid them and let them bottle up for years.
August 4

Star Tribune, other media to challenge closed-door meeting on sex offender program

Dayton, attorney general’s office support case that challenges judge’s closure.
East Metro
August 4

Armed 14-year-old on Wis. crime spree captured in Twin Cities

He’s suspected of stealing two vehicles, attempting an armed burglary and fleeing the law in high-speed chase.
Local
August 4

Veteran Hennepin County social worker has seen it all – and then some

On the good days, clients of the program Carmen Castaneda oversees may just be victims of their own age and deteriorating mental conditions, unaware that…
West Metro
August 4

Motorcycle deaths in Minnesota skyrocket in 2015

The riding season is far from over, but three new fatalities since Sunday afternoon have pushed the death toll to almost the same number as for all of 2014.
Local
August 4

Gallery: National Night Out in the Twin Cities

Tuesday was National Night Out in the Twin Cities.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 13 hours 56 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
West Metro
August 4

Second man in a month hospitalized with spinal cord injury after dive on Lake Minnetonka

A second person has been hospitalized with a serious spinal cord injury after diving into Lake Minnetonka this summer. Kirk Ingram, 28, of St. Louis…
East Metro
August 4

St. Paul man arrested in Monday shooting death

St. Paul police arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with Monday’s homicide at the Roosevelt Homes on the city’s East Side. The suspect, who has…
Local
August 4

Minnesota native takes over an 861-mile job as new U.S. Border Patrol chief for region

Minn. native to watch over big stretch of U.S.-Canada border.
West Metro
August 4

Toymaker launches 'Cecil the Lion' Beanie Baby as fundraiser

Profits from sales will go to the researchers who were tracking the animal before an Eden Prairie big-game hunter killed it last month in Zimbabwe.
East Metro
August 4

Property tax levy increases proposed for next two years in Ramsey County

County officials recommended a $641 million budget for 2016, a spending increase of 2.9 percent.
Variety
August 4

State Fair joins stampede against selfie sticks, but no outright ban

“We didn’t want to do a fairground-wide ban,” said fair spokeswoman Brienna Schuette said. “There are plenty of places where it wouldn’t present a problem.”
Local
August 4

Correction for August 5, 2015

A story and caption on A1 Tuesday should have said that Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken voted with the minority in rejecting a plan…
St. Paul
August 4

Obituary: St. Paul developer Martin Capp put his name in the sky

Martin Capp was born in 1916 to immigrant parents and spent his formative years living in St. Paul’s West Side, a hardscrabble neighborhood in those…
Local
August 4

Mpls. 'Innovation Team' to focus on housing gaps

The team is funded by a grant of up to $2.7 million and will tackle disparities in city services.
West Metro
August 4

Minneapolis' Jay Stroebel selected as Brooklyn Park's new city manager

Jay Stroebel will start his job overseeing day-to-day operations in the state’s sixth-largest city on Aug. 24.