Hennepin County adds alternative community service for women

Hennepin County adds alternative community service for women

In its third year, program gives young mothers and women who are pregnant or disabled a new option for community service.
Local

Hundreds donate to pay overdue lunch accounts for Twin Cities students

December 9
Hundreds donate to pay overdue lunch accounts for Twin Cities students
Donations to the Minneapolis nutrition services school lunch fund have collected more than $12,000, as of Friday afternoon.
Variety

Would urbanist Jane Jacobs have approved of Mpls. changes? New collection offers hints

December 9
Would urbanist Jane Jacobs have approved of Mpls. changes? New collection offers hints
"Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs" from the influential urbanist has lessons for us today.
West Metro
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Historic home in Chaska to be razed because city can't afford $500K in repairs

The Ess House needed major repairs after a fire.
Local
8:42am
Hyland Hills snowmaker Jack Bees checked the snow at the top of a ski run Friday.

Snow, bitter cold arrive in Twin Cities starting this afternoon

It's time to get the shovels at the ready and prime the snowblower. Both will be needed as a weekend storm will bring the first significant snowfall of the season this afternoon to the Twin Cities and parts of the state.
Stage & Arts
8:08am
Historian Silvio Reichelt talked with Augsburg College alumni about the burial site of Martin Luther at Castle Church in October in Wittenberg Germany.

Minnesota Lutherans at forefront of new Martin Luther revolution

Roughly 2,000 Lutheran churches in the state are gearing up for the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's breakaway with themes in Sunday schools, summer camps, history lectures and Germany tours.
Music
8:03am

Orono reviews event policy after complaints about Lorie Line recitals

When is a private party a special event? The city is reviewing its regulations after neighbors objected to pianist's recitals.
Local
7:32am

Black students in suburbs find strength, safe spaces together

Throughout the Twin Cities, black student unions help to confront recent incidents on campuses and talk about race in their mostly white schools.
St. Paul
12:45am
Ginger Gieler hits of the 13th tee as Virginia Hickey watches as their...

Embezzlement investigation opened at Town & Country Club

Authorities and club officials said they couldn't release many details about the investigation, which began Monday.
Local
12:43am

Body may be that of missing St. Cloud man

A body found in a ditch along a central Minnesota highway is believed to be that of a missing 22-year-old man, authorities said. The man,…
Local
12:35am
The Zip Line has faced vociferous opposition from farmers and citizens...

Private plan for Twin Cities-Rochester high-speed rail draws pushback

To some, a high-speed rail line financed by Chinese and other private investors is an exquisite dream. To others, it's folly.
South Metro
December 9

Old church in Carver thrives by adapting to the new world

148-year-old St. Nicholas parish doubled in size by adding a Spanish mass for newcomers.
South Metro
December 9

Man fatally shot in Eagan worked for company guarding facility

Authorities say a 25-year-old man who was fatally shot by a security guard in a Twin Cities suburb worked for the same security company.
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.
East Metro
December 9

Roseville weighs collecting sunshine on civic campus

It may be a way to save money on energy, but much remains unknown about the pros and cons of such a project.
Minneapolis
December 9

Police: Woman robbed of pit bull puppy at gunpoint in Minneapolis

The suspect got away before police arrived, officials said.
St. Paul
December 9

Guilty verdict, life sentence in St. Paul murder

A St. Paul man was convicted Thursday night in the murder of Renaldo Terez McDaniel earlier this year. Jurors received the case against Daryl N.…
Local
December 9

St. John's, St. Ben restate immigrant support, won't be 'sanctuary campus'

Petition asking for sanctuary status a national trend on college campuses after election of Donald Trump.
Minneapolis
December 9

More soil, groundwater pollution in Mpls. suspected

Commercial properties in Como neighborhood, where chemicals were dumped until 1962, will be tested for toxic vapors.
Local
December 9

CP Holiday Train rolls into the Twin Cities

In what has become a seasonal favorite, Canadian Pacific Railroad's Holiday Train has pulled into town, and this year with an expanded schedule.
South Metro
December 9

Even with deep freeze arriving, lake and pond ice remains thin

Authorities were able to rescue the animals after they fell into East Thomas Lake.
Minneapolis
December 9

Change allows 'intentional communities' in Minneapolis

Minneapolis zoning changes let unrelated adults live together.
Minneapolis
December 9
When Minneapolis' sick-leave ordinance was unanimously approved in May, some City Council members stood to applaud. Now the rules are being challenged in court.

Courtroom battle begins over Mpls. sick leave ordinance

A Hennepin County judge did not rule on the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's request for an injunction to halt the ordinance but did question the scope of the Minneapolis rules.
Local
December 9

Correction for Dec. 10, 2016

A calendar item on OW4 Friday gave the wrong start date and venue for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which begin Jan. 14 in Kansas…