St. Croix River stabbing suspect's intent in tweets at heart of new charges

St. Croix River stabbing suspect's intent in tweets at heart of new charges

The Minnesota man charged with fatally stabbing a fisherman along the St. Croix River in April will proceed to trial on allegations that he violated the terms of his bond when he tweeted about his victim.

He got both words right, but last Minnesota is kid out of Spelling Bee

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He got both words right, but last Minnesota is kid out of Spelling Bee
Minnetonka seventh-grader Maxwell Meyer got both of his words right Thursday, but was eliminated because of an earlier vocabulary test.

Fired nuclear plant worker arrested with explosives

The fired employee told police he planned an attack on a St. Paul union hall. "Boom. Tick tock tick tock,” he reportedly told police about his plan.
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Outside of the Melia Cohiba, a dog hangs out in an old car in Havana,...

Join us for a happy hour event today featuring photos from Cuba

The Star Tribune is hosting a museum-style event May 28 featuring sights and sounds from the Minnesota Orchestra’s trip to Cuba.
East Metro
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Blood alcohol level of 0.336% for Stillwater woman who drowned in St. Croix

Abbey Kae Russell, 24, died from freshwater drowning, and no foul play is suspected, according to the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office.
East Metro

Washington County Historical Society saves early Stillwater house from demolition

Restorations will cost more than $300,000 at home once owned by Presbyterian missionary.

Police wound suspect in N. Minneapolis carjacking; 2 arrested

At least two suspects fled the scene on foot and shots were fired.

Audio: Journalists discuss select images from Cuba

Listen to Star Tribune arts reporter Graydon Royce and staff photographer Leila Navidi discus their trip and select images from the Minnesota Orchestra's Cuba tour.
West Metro

Prison for Twin Cities tax protester, health products seller who evaded big tax bill

“There is nothing that requires me to file an income tax return,” Michael A. Schlegel said at the time of his conviction. “There is no law.”

Busted heroin ring centers on two Minn. Indian reservations

U.S. attorney will announce today a “takedown” of a multistate organization that transported illicit drugs largely out of Detroit and Chicago and sold them to Indian communities in Minnesota and elsewhere.

Minnesota meets Cuba: Take the audio tour

Join Star Tribune arts reporter Graydon Royce and staff photographer Leila Navidi for a museum-style audio tour featuring Navidi's finest photos from Cuba. These images were taken in Havana, May 13-17, during the Minnesota Orchestra's historic tour to the island nation.

ACLU: Blacks 9 times more likely to be arrested for minor crimes in Mpls.

A study released Thursday of more than 96,000 arrests made by Minneapolis police officers shows that black people were 8.7 times more likely than white people to be arrested for a low-level offense.
East Metro
The driver of this semitrailer truck lost control while southbound on Interstate 35W Wednesday afternoon. He was severely burned when the truck exploded as he ran back for a fire extinguisher when the truck exploded.

Rescuer saves driver from fiery truck crash that snarls I-35W in Roseville

The driver lost control, hit a road sign pole and the truck erupted in flames.
Landscape architect Hargreaves Associates unveiled Wednesday night close-to-final concept designs for the Commons park.

Design unveiled for Downtown East park; $22M must be raised

Focus turns to finalizing details of the design and launching a $22 million fundraising campaign for the project in the shadow of the new Vikings stadium.
North Metro

Rape charges filed against Princeton's 'Friendly' the clown

Robert J. Jensen has portrayed “Friendly” and “Bob the Balloon Twister” for the past 20 years or so in and around Princeton.

Hopes and cheers will pave the way to Vikings' plaza

Some fans are laying down a couple of hundred dollars for a personalized piece of granite that will line the western plaza of the new stadium.

Peace Corps volunteer from Minnesota dies in Tanzania crash

Robbie Lehman, 23, of Minneapolis, wanted to make a difference.

Photos: Latest plans for Commons park in Minneapolis

Here's a first peek at close-to-final concept designs for the Commons park in downtown Minneapolis, which will be built next to the new Vikings stadium.
May 27

North Minneapolis development poised to go up where tornado struck

$25M project includes shops, apartments, bus shelter
St. Paul
May 27

St. Paul steps in to answer abandoned-pool safety complaints

St. Paul city officials Wednesday stepped in to bridge a gap in swimming pool safety regulation after two near-drownings at a North End apartment complex…
May 27

Airport workers stage spontaneous protest, walkout over firings

They staged a 90-minute walkout after co-workers were fired.
May 27
Minneapolis police Lt. Todd Gross can run a plate on his computer and see whether the driver has a valid driver’s license.

In Minneapolis, minor traffic violations spiral into major problems

About one-third of criminal violations over the past five years were for driving without auto insurance or a valid driver’s license.
East Metro
May 27

Car theft victims take St. Paul scrap yard to court

Civil lawsuit accuses Metro Metals Corp. of buying vehicles from people charged with stealing them.