HCMC doctor turned astronaut shares love of space with kids

HCMC doctor turned astronaut shares love of space with kids

Dr. Kjell Lindgren said lessons learned at Minneapolis hospital were valuable in space.
Local

State sues fundraiser for veterans' charity, alleging deception

May 25
State sues fundraiser for veterans' charity, alleging deception
Minnesota is suing its fundraising arm for deceptive practices.
Local

Community weighs in on organized trash collection in St. Paul

May 25
Community weighs in on organized trash collection in St. Paul
The city recently asked residents what they value when it comes to trash hauling. People responded en masse, a report released Wednesday shows.
West Metro
54 minutes ago

Tree falls, fatally hits Minnesota farmer herding cattle in from storm

He was on a 4-wheeler at the time he was struck, the Sheriff's Office said.
Variety
5:39am

What's it like to drive a trolley around Minneapolis lakes?

To this trolley operator (and reporter), every ride on the Lake Harriet streetcar is a 15-minute journey into history.
Minneapolis
5:10am
An intruder at the State Capitol pinned these threatening messages on handwritten signs to the clerk’s podium using this large knife, according to charges filed Wednesday.

Minnesota Capitol intruder left behind knife, threatening signs, charge says

A Minneapolis man is charged with burglary, accused of slipping through a closed construction zone to get into the House chambers.
Minneapolis
May 25
A groupf of men played basketball at dusk at Powderhorn Park in Minnea...

Minneapolis again named top-ranked big-city park system

St. Paul slips from a tie in 2015 to a close second among 100 cities.
East Metro
May 25

Distracted drivers are hitting new lows, Washington County survey finds

Most everybody these days tells a disturbing story about distracted drivers drifting over centerlines, veering onto road shoulders and risking rear-end collisions as they toy…
Minneapolis
May 25

Move Minneapolis leader fires back at scathing city audit

"No funds have been misappropriated. No one got rich off doing business with [Move Minneapolis]," Dan MacLaughlin, who was placed on leave, said in an interview.
Local
May 25

ISIL recruit trial resumes after chaotic delay, arrest of one

Chaos outside the Minneapolis courtroom that included the arrest of a witness' sister delayed the start of testimony Wednesday in the federal trial of three men accused of trying to join the Islamic State.
North Metro
May 25

Suspect arrested in home burglary spree, sexual assault of 9-year-old

Police found him under a Mississippi River bridge in Minneapolis and nabbed him after a brief chase.
West Metro
May 25

Former Voyager Bank CEO Timothy Owens sentenced to 18 months in federal prison

The Wayzata man had pleaded guilty to charges of obstructing an investigation.
Local
May 25

Minn. officers save life of woman who crashed stolen UND squad car

One officer held the rolled over SUV steady while the other climbed inside and got the woman breathing again, according to charges.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 13 hours 44 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Minneapolis
May 25
Mourners gathered earlier this month at an impromptu memorial of balloons and flowers off Olson Highway near where 25-year-old Derrick Rodgers was slain.

As killings plague North Side, no concrete solution is in sight

If Minneapolis has a plan to address a violent surge, it hasn't been shared.
South Metro
May 25
Thousands of runners took off at the start of the Minneapolis Marathon last summer.

It's official: Minneapolis Marathon is canceled

Efforts to move the June 5 event to Dakota County due to road problems were unsuccessful.
Minneapolis
May 25
Ed Graff, shown at the Minneapolis school board meeting where members interviewed the candidates, would be the first permanent, white superintendent of the district in two decades.

Ed Graff has tough assignment ahead in Minneapolis schools

New superintendent faces hard work, but with support, in Minneapolis.
Local
May 25

Land O'Lakes gives boost to Minnesota water quality effort

The company said it will help the state fight against pollution from agriculture.
South Metro
May 25

Banned Minnesota college instructor allowed back on campus

Dave Berger was put on 'investigative leave' from Inver Hills Community College in February.
Local
May 25

Obituary: DeGalynn Wade Sanders, lawyer for low-income families

As a young beauty pageant contestant, DeGalynn Wade Sanders polished an original dance and spoken-word routine that she called, simply, “The Dream Factor.” The future…
West Metro
May 25

Fire damages Loretto car dealership

Crews from 14 departments battled the blaze for nearly three hours.
North Metro
May 25

Motorcyclist dies in crash, bringing Tuesday's traffic death toll to 5

The latest deadly wreck occurred early in the evening at the well-traveled intersection.
TV & Media
May 25

Rochester teen eliminated from finals of National Geographic Bee

He was among the 10 finalists who rose above the 54 competitors in Washington, D.C.
Local
May 25

Minneapolis council pledges support for transgender community, advisory group

The council voted unanimously in a committee meeting to establish a permanent advisory group on transgender issues.