Housing court orders Mpls. landlord Stephen Frenz to return $27,813 to tenants

Housing court orders Mpls. landlord Stephen Frenz to return $27,813 to tenants

It is believed to be the largest rent abatement for multiple tenants in the 27-year history of housing courts in Minnesota.
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Minneapolis' plastic bag ban starts June 1, unless the state says no

May 24
Minneapolis' plastic bag ban starts June 1, unless the state says no
For now, shoppers and businesses are preparing for the change.
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As the Met Council turns 50, the regional agency faces fresh challenges

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As the Met Council turns 50, the regional agency faces fresh challenges
The region has grown dramatically since 1967, and its unique government has evolved along with it.
East Metro
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Small plane crash in NW. Wis. kills one teen, seriously injures another

The wreck occurred near where a deadly tornado struck last week.
Local
42 minutes ago

Schedule: Star Tribune celebrates 150th anniversary with events

Star Tribune Media Co. invites readers, advertisers and fans to join in marking the milestone of 150 years in publication. We hope you’ll celebrate with…
Local
44 minutes ago

Star Tribune celebrates 150 years of storytelling in Minnesota

Star Tribune's first edition was published on May 25, 1867, nine years after Minnesota was granted statehood. These stories are your stories.
South Metro
May 24

Rosemount football coach announces DFL candidacy for Jason Lewis' seat

Football leader is running as a DFLer, hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis.
West Metro
May 24

Maplewood woman found guilty in overdose death of Chanhassen man

The judge expects to rule on a second case after closing arguments are filed July 3.
Local
May 24

Transportation bill staves off transit cuts — for now

Transportation bill still requires Senate approval before it gets to Dayton.
Local
May 24

Fairview hospital at U sued over alleged sexual assault of disabled teen

Lawsuit claims disabled minor was sexually assaulted twice in 30 minutes by an adult patient.
Variety
May 24

Mpls. restaurant owners push for 'tip credit' as council considers raising minimum wage

Restaurant owners say many servers exceed $15 an hour.
Local
May 24

Grand Forks man dies in Becker County crash

In Wisconsin, a man injured in a crash on Saturday died Wednesday at a St. Paul hospital.
Local
May 24

Ellison joins bid to let West Africans from Ebola-affected countries stay in U.S.

Bill would add 18 months for people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
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
May 24

26 patients die after upgrading Abbott blood pump at home

The deaths occurred after patients tried to perform routine maintenance on their HeartMate II blood pump, made by the former St. Jude Medical. A "recall" notice urges that the upgrades be done in a clinic or hospital.
West Metro
May 24

Annandale nursing home is faulted in patient's death

The Health Department cited the care center for neglect, pointing to policy shortcomings.
Local
May 24

Minn. public colleges eye tuition hikes, program cuts as funding falls short

Facing shortfall in state funds, U and Minnesota State schools look for ways to balance their budgets.
Local
May 24

Journalists petition University of Minnesota to halt leak investigation

More than 260 journalists have signed a petition urging the University of Minnesota to halt its investigation into the source of news leaks about an…
St. Paul
May 24

St. Paul city leaders consider steps to tighten skyway security

The city is considering a reduction in the hours skyways are open.
Minneapolis
May 24

Police in schools: Minneapolis school board weighs pros and cons

Members will decide whether to keep, reduce or cut the officers' presence.
North Metro
May 24
BCA and State Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Bassett Cr...

Crystal police officer shoots man wielding gun at Bassett Creek Park

The man refused orders to drop his weapon, city officials said. His condition is not immediately known.
East Metro
May 24

Businessman raised in Wisconsin puts up $1 million for tornado relief challenge grant

The initial damage estimate from the deadly tornado is put at $10 million. NWS said the twister traveled "an incredible 83 miles."
St. Paul
May 24

St. Paul community event Thursday seeks to build momentum for Midway-area park

Area students and residents pushed for the park near Skyline Towers.
West Metro
May 24

School bus driver jailed, suspected of being on drugs when she dropped kids in New Hope

A witness called 911 and alerted authorities to the driver traveling "on the shoulder and erratically," according to the State Patrol.