Bottineau Blue Line LRT gains key federal approval

Bottineau Blue Line LRT gains key federal approval

Construction expected to begin in 2018.
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Weekend traffic: Women's march in St. Paul, I-94 closure in Maple Grove

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Weekend traffic: Women's march in St. Paul, I-94 closure in Maple Grove
Organizers of Saturday's Women's March Minnesota are telling protesters, demonstrators and spectators to be ready for traffic delays, and it's advice motorists heading to or through St. Paul may want to heed.
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For Minnesota performers, circus shutdown prompts shock, grief and nostalgia

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For Minnesota performers, circus shutdown prompts shock, grief and nostalgia
Current and former Minnesota circus performers reflect on the end of an era.
Minneapolis
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After inauguration, U students take to streets to challenge 'oppressive system'

About 250 gathered outside the Humphrey School, and made their way downtown.
Local
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Mpls. child care director charged with nearly $200K in fraud

The Salama Child Care Center in Minneapolis had its license revoked in 2015.
Local
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It's now Monday for Hwy. 169's Nine Mile Creek bridge closing

Yes, we've heard this before, but this time the Minnesota Department of Transportation seems fairly certain that the Nine Mile Creek bridge on Hwy. 169 will close Monday.
South Metro
12:41pm

Some Starbucks to open later following early morning robberies

At least four stores in the Twin Cities area have been held up over the past few weeks.
Local
11:39am

Who knew a Frenchman was responsible for Minneapolis' most iconic buildings?

The hundredth anniversary of an architecture firm's founding has some lessons.
Minneapolis
11:21am

'I felt like I was going to die,' one of five shot at Clark protest testifies

Teven King, 20, said he and others confronted Allen Scarsella before the shots were fired.
Minneapolis
10:54am

State pledges $400K to shrink number of Indian foster care kids

A Star Tribune series found that Minnesota has more Indian children in foster care than any other state.
West Metro
10:34am

3 Rogers High students hit at bus stop; 2 critical, and pickup driver ID'd

Authorities have released the victims' identities and arrested a 22-year-old driver.
St. Paul
9:37am
“It’s almost universal that neighbors want the first shovel to be for student housing,” said neighbor Cathy Plessner. But, she said, it’s a complex issue.

St. Thomas' new facilities plan gets mixed reviews from neighbors

As the state's largest private university takes the first steps in a major expansion, its neighbors in St. Paul hope for relief from traffic and housing woes.
Local
January 20

For many, President Obama delivered on his promise of hope

As the Obama presidency came to an end this week and with it, Barack Obama’s tenure as the nation’s first black president, a group of…
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.
Local
January 20

Obama's legacy shines brightest in the faces of tomorrow's leaders

President Barack Obama's term exposed ugly racial rifts in America but a new generation of leader are ready to carry the torch.
West Metro
January 19

Legislative audit faults Perpich Center for Arts Education

Report points to plunging enrollment, faltering morale and leadership problems.
Minneapolis
January 19
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.

Court gives OK to Mpls. sick leave rule, but only for employers in city

The judge would not grant an injunction based on the argument that state law pre-empts the rule.
East Metro
January 19

Lottery ticket bought as gift in Minn. wins $1M for newlywed

The winning ticket was purchased by his parents as a Christmas gift, and a week later it was worth $1 million.
West Metro
January 19

Charge: 'Someone's going to die tonight,' dealer said before fatal OD

Jaquan Peoples, known as 'Vampire' is charged with third degree murder.
South Metro
January 19

Belle Plaine veterans vow a fight after watchdog group prompts city to remove cross from memorial

"I wish it would have stayed," said the treasurer of the veterans club that maintains the city-owned park.
Local
January 19

Grand Rapids man charged in Hibbing stabbing death

A Grand Rapids, Minn., man has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Hibbing man whose apartment door he had knocked on randomly, according to a Duluth TV station.
Minneapolis
January 19

MPCA and Northern Metal could reach settlement by the end of January

The plant would leave the metro, pay settlement to Hawthorne community.
TV & Media
January 19

Mpls. radio exec dies in Puerto Rico trying to save son from drowning

"You want people like him in your life. … he always put others first."
Local
January 19

North Dakota deputy shot and killed; suspect also dead

The deaths happened in northern North Dakota near the town of Belcourt after a chase involving a stolen truck, according to reports.