St. Paul leaders consider stricter skyway security and use rules

St. Paul leaders consider stricter skyway security and use rules

People are divided on what time skyways should be closed.
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Minnesota attorney general sues companies over loans to vets, seniors

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Minnesota attorney general sues companies over loans to vets, seniors
The lawsuit alleges that the companies violated state lending laws by issuing loans without a license and often charging annual percentage rates of 200 percent.
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FBI offering $30,000 reward for help in probe of Bloomington mosque explosion

August 16
FBI offering $30,000 reward for help in probe of Bloomington mosque explosion
FBI says the investigation is its "top priority" in Minneapolis.
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Rebuild of I-35W starting Monday 'will be tough' on drivers

The project from downtown Minneapolis to 46th Street will take four years, five phases.
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Bicyclist fatally struck by car in north Minneapolis

The crash happened just after 5:40 a.m. Thursday.
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Stuck in the metro? Best practices for viewing the solar eclipse in and around the Twin Cities

If you have a colander, a cheese grater — even a cracker with holes in it — you likely already have what's needed to safely view next week's solar eclipse.
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Semitrailer truck accident closes I-494 in west metro

All lanes on Interstate Hwy. 494 in the Twin Cities west metro were closed during afternoon rush hour after a semitrailer truck caught on fire…
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South metro Verizon clerk trades gunfire, wounds robber

A second suspect got away in a minivan, police said.
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At least 3 and as many as 6 twisters hit central Minnesota last night

Three tornadoes touched down Wednesday night as storms rolled across south central Minnesota, and as many as three other twisters might also have landed, according to the National Weather Service.
South Metro
1:32pm

Personal info revealed for thousands of east metro students in mass e-mail

Termed a mistake by school officials, this is the district's second major data breach this year.
Minneapolis
8:12am

South Minneapolis man admits killing neighbor with stab to the heart

The 29-year-old victim died on Thanksgiving Day.
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Strong storms drop tornadoes, heavy rain in Minnesota

At least five touchdowns were reported, as well as rainfalls of 3-plus inches in a couple hours, on a stormy night full of watches and warnings.
Minneapolis
August 17

Uptown Diner fires 2 workers shown wearing Nazi uniforms

A Minneapolis restaurant has fired two employees who appeared in photos wearing Nazi apparel, an announcement on the restaurant's Facebook page said.
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.
Stage & Arts
August 16

Patrick's Cabaret, foundation settle discrimination charge

Under the settlement, the Laura Musser Fund paid $12,000 and will do diversity training.
Eat & Drink
August 16

Joe's Crab Shack in Roseville among many in U.S. now closed

Parent company is in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings.
St. Paul
August 16

St. Paul mayoral candidate Melvin Carter's home burglarized

Guns, electronics and household goods were stolen.
Local
August 16

Cloquet teacher Len Anderson, 77, was a devoted champion for the St. Louis River

A biology teacher at Cloquet High School, he inspired thousands of students, started a water-quality testing program called River Watch and was a mentor to many.
Minneapolis
August 16

Minneapolis to launch drones to survey sewer problems

The city is experimenting with the technology as part of its annual smoke testing of the sewers.
East Metro
August 16

Columbia Heights restaurant owner indicted on federal forced-labor charge

The owner of Royal Orchid allegedly promised to help a teenager from the Dominican Republic get a U.S. education, then forced him to work less than $1 an hour.
Sports
August 16

Ex-radio host Dubay charged with punching, knocking out woman's tooth

The former sports talk personality went on Facebook and said he is being "wrongfully accused."
West Metro
August 16
Free-speech advocate Randall Tigue, 58, has moved to Virginia to take a job as an in-house lawyer for a company that operates a national chain of adult night clubs.

Minnesota Supreme Court again suspends attorney Randall Tigue

Randall Tigue, who is best known for his adult entertainment clients, must wait two years before he can be reinstated.
Local
August 16

Charge: Man curses Somalis in Willmar, throws pig's foot at them

The man denies much of what is being alleged, voices frustrations with immigrants.
East Metro
August 16

Suspect in Woodbury gun theft surrenders when mother intervenes

Kevron Bivens holed up in a Lake Elmo mobile home park after he allegedly stole a gun from a Cabela's store