Cottage Grove rescinds summerlong watering ban effective Aug. 1

Cottage Grove rescinds summerlong watering ban effective Aug. 1

The shutdown over contamination ends Tuesday, but restrictions will be in place and enforced.
Local

'Justice for Justine' event offers police-reform ideas

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'Justice for Justine' event offers police-reform ideas
Also, a search warrant application says someone hit or slapped the police car shortly before Justine Damond was shot.
Local

Minneapolis menthol tobacco sales restriction vote delayed until Aug. 2

July 25
Minneapolis menthol tobacco sales restriction vote delayed until Aug. 2
The committee could not vote on the issue because too many members were absent.
Minneapolis
3 minutes ago

Mayor Hodges will announce changes to body camera policy

News conference comes right before City Council briefing.
North Metro
5 minutes ago
Watching the finish of a race on a monitor, as well as out the restaur...

Foes of proposed asphalt plant in Columbus want council to hold off voting

Nearby casino and racetrack nearby warn of potential dangers to horses and business.
Local
58 minutes ago

Coroner: It was the fire that killed woman in her Minneapolis garage

The Fire Department said earlier that the blaze Saturday was not what killed Margaret Coleman.
Local
8:07am
A bicyclist makes his way in the rain along Lyndale Avenue near Minneh...

Storm downs trees, power lines and floods roads in metro

The early morning thunderstorm took down trees and power lines in the southeastern suburbs and flooded I-94 in St. Paul for a couple of hours.
Local
8:00am

A look at how much it costs to ride the bus in other U.S. cities

The Metropolitan Counci will vote Wednesday on a proposal to rasie metro area bus fares by 25 cents. If approved, as expected, the cost to take a local off-peak bus or light-rail ride will rise to $2. Express bus fares would go up to $2.50.
Local
6:55am
Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, was fatally shot by police in a south Minneapolis alley Saturday night.

Complete coverage of Justine Damond's shooting

Justine Damond, a 40-year-old woman who called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home Saturday was fatally shot by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor.
South Metro
6:02am

Reward offered in Farmington four-plex arson case

Two people jumped to safety after the fire broke out July 9
Minneapolis
5:17am

Tevlin: Minneapolis shop owner's mother fearless in standing up to armed robber

It happened at the ColorWheel Gallery, a combination hair salon and gallery in south Minneapolis where local artists sell their wares and neighbors often gather for folk music.
Local
5:03am
Red Lake Police Department Public safety director William Brunelle tal...

Red Lake Indian Reservation declares public health emergency over drug epidemic

A significant uptick in overdoses the last few months prompted tribal leaders to take the unusual action.
Local
12:56am

Storm warnings expire after a rainy Twin Cities night that includes brief tornado scare

Among the storm watches and warnings being issued was a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. that includes the Twin Cities.
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.
East Metro
July 25

Minnesota woman hospitalized after falling into St. Croix River has died

Staci M. Meehan, 40, of Balaton, had been camping on an island on the Wisconsin side of the river.
Minneapolis
July 25

Police reform debate surges to forefront in Mpls. mayor race

Candidates have raised concerns over body cameras, training and police culture in the wake of Justine Damond's shooting death.
Minneapolis
July 25
Downtown Minneapolis has a new addition to the skyline in U.S. Bank Stadium.

U.S. Bank Stadium's security firm awaits decision from regulatory board on license renewal

Chicago-based Monterrey Security chief spoke briefly before the panel deferred vote.
Minneapolis
July 25

180-day sentence for man who raped vulnerable Minneapolis teen

The 19-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to assaulting the girl, who had an IQ of 57 at the time of the attack.
St. Paul
July 25
Ashley Maas with infant son, Payton

Baby deliveries to end at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul

Decision continues trend of hospitals halting core services in response to changing demand and demographics.
Minneapolis
July 25

State gives Minneapolis nearly $3 million to clean up, develop polluted sites

State money will supplement Met Council grants for remediation.
Variety
July 25

Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees

Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said more than 50 employees are voluntarily getting implants Aug. 1 at what the company is calling a "chip party" at its River Falls headquarters.
St. Paul
July 25
A 2016 concept photo of the Aiwan Pavilion planned for Phalen Regional Park.

St. Paul to give 'Peanuts' statues to Chinese sister city in exchange for model pavilion

In return, the city's sister city, Changsha, is sending a replica of a pavilion for Phalen Park.
National
July 25

Concerns increase in Wisconsin over deal for Foxconn plant

Concerns are increasing among lawmakers and others in Wisconsin over what incentives the state may offer to become the first U.S. home of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn.
Local
July 25

Correction for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Correction In today’s special supplement The Good Life, which was printed in advance, photo captions on pages 4 and 6 should have said Andrew Smoley…