New Hennepin Countypilot program uses small businesses to renovate tax-forfeited homes

New Hennepin Countypilot program uses small businesses to renovate tax-forfeited homes

The program, estimated to cost $1.2 million, aims to give small businesses experience on larger projects, and put women- and minority-owned companies to work.
Local

Twin Cities Muslims place large ad to support Jews affected by bomb threats

February 24
"Our prayers are with you and you have the support of our community."
Local

Fired after objecting to planned business lunch at Hooters, Prior Lake woman files suit

February 24
Former boss said he "enjoyed being served by attractive females," the complaint said.
Minneapolis
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Woman killed, man arrested in Minneapolis collision that police call alcohol-related

After the two vehicles crashed, one hit a tree and the other hit a parked car, police said.
Data Drop
8:41am
August 23, 1944 The charming Lamberton Twins, Donna and Ellisa.

There really are more twins and triplets in Minnesota

Data on births in Minnesota show how the rate of multiple births rose over the past three decades.
Minneapolis
8:14am
Minneapolis police spokesman Corey Schmidt at City Hall on Friday.

Police: Officer fires at speeding car in Minneapolis

The incident took place in the East Phillips neighborhood.
East Metro
8:03am

All aboard from the east? Wisconsinites plot rail to Twin Cities

A push is on for privately financed passenger rail service from Eau Claire to St. Paul's Union Depot, with a stop in Stillwater.
Local
12:20am

Snow misses Twin Cities, but pounds southeast Minnesota

Ground is bare in the Twin Cities, but southeastern Minnesota got walloped.
South Metro
February 24

Brooklyn Park man indicted in fatal stabbing of pregnant woman

A Brooklyn Park man was indicted by a Dakota County grand jury Friday in the fatal stabbing of a pregnant woman carrying his child. Vern…
South Metro
February 24

Motorcyclist guilty of killing Army specialist in Scott County hit-and-run

Jurors did acquit the defendant of being drunk at the time he hit the woman along the side of the road.
South Metro
February 24

Farmington axes funding for city's preservation commission

City Council blames budget cuts, reluctance to raise taxes for move.
North Metro
February 24

Brooklyn Park City Council tables resolution on immigrants, refugees

Council members say statement on solidarity needs more thorough consideration.
Minneapolis
February 24
Spencer Nichols, 18, faces charges of first-degree drug sale of 50 or more grams of a narcotic in a 90-day span, plus second-degree drug possession.

Feds charge U student with trafficking ecstasy from his dorm room

Spencer Nichols, 18, faces charges of a first-degree drug sale of 50 or more grams of a narcotic in a 90-day span, plus second-degree drug possession.
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.
West Metro
February 24

HCMC, Nice Ride partner on new program to help people with mental illness by providing free bikes

The innovative effort starts its second year on April 1.
East Metro
February 24

Do Good Roseville event sought to share perspectives of area black men

Questions ranged from being stopped by police to whether racism is in the past.
Local
February 24
In better times: The American Birkebeiner draws thousands of skiers to Hayward, Wis.

Birkebeiner ski race canceled for only second time in history

Wisconsin towns scramble to salvage sustaining revenue from the country's largest cross-country race.
East Metro
February 24

A farewell to Iraq vet who sounded alarm over toxic risks

Amie Muller, who died of pancreatic cancer at age 36, worked and lived next to one of the most toxic military burn pits in all of Iraq.
Local
February 24

'Widely liked' leader steps in at Minnesota State

Former Metropolitan State head Devinder Malhotra drew praise from trustees and faculty members.
Local
February 24

Woman pleads guilty for her role in Iron Range decapitation

The deal calls for her to testify against the man charged with carrying out the deed.
St. Paul
February 24

Debate over ranked-choice voting reignites in St. Paul

A Charter Commission member will propose Monday that St. Paul return to primaries.
Local
February 24

2 found dead in house fire in northern Minnesota

Identities of the victims have yet to be released.
East Metro
February 24

Lindstrom man charged with murder of longtime neighbor over lake access

The two were arguing over access to a local lake, according to a criminal complaint.
St. Paul
February 24

HealthEast taps controversial company for psychiatry expansion

St. Joseph's Hospital addresses shortage of mental health care, but partner is controversial.