Proposal to cut Jordan's 'Cops in Schools' stirs safety debate

Proposal to cut Jordan's 'Cops in Schools' stirs safety debate

The possible termination of Jordan's "Cops In Schools" program, which received national media attention after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, has left the west metro city debating how to protect young students.

Ex-student pleads guilty to assaulting Minneapolis school principal


Man gets more than 13 years for death of Danielle Jelinek

Aaron Schnagl claimed at his sentencing Friday morning that he didn't receive a fair trial.
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Twin Cities nurses' union asks regulators to investigate allegations of poor care during strike

The union says concerns about patient care inside Allina hospitals leaked out this week to striking nurses.
East Metro
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Judge will weigh arguments in dispute over Stillwater bond referendum

Parent says district misled voters in 2015, but district says vote to close schools was a separate action.
St. Paul

Statewide effort to combat sex trafficking reaps jump in prosecutions

More than 1,700 officers in 33 cities have been trained in the effort.

Young people get a fighting chance at Minneapolis boxing gym

The Circle of Discipline isn't just a boxing gym. It serves as playground, school and even family for Minneapolis youths.
St. Paul

Three charged in fatal shooting outside St. Paul auto body shop

Three defendants were charged with second-degree murder after a shooting outside of a St. Paul auto body shop in June.
South Metro

Scott County to pilot its first drug court program

The County Board voted to allocate $900,000 for an alternative response to drug-related arrests and incarceration.

Like your car? Then you'll like development happening around Southdale

Southdale is one example of evolving suburban design that accommodates cars, rather than trying to banish them.

In the books: St. Paul police chief's first day on the job

We were with St. Paul's newest police chief Todd Axtell's first day wearing badge number one.

High Road: Friend's rant is over-the-top

What do you do when a close friend goes on a total rant about a mutual acquaintance, to the point that it gets uncomfortable?

Como Park High's SRO is state's top cop

Toy Vixayvong was named "police officer of the year" for 2016 on strength of previous undercover work.
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.

Missing girl found safe after fire and a death in Bemidji; suspect held

The woman's death is being treated as a homicide. A suspect with a child porn conviction is under arrest.
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Minneapolis, small businesses not fully paid a year after Senior Games

The local organizing group says it's out of money.

Weekend traffic alert: Pride parade and a Hwy. 100 shutdown

This weekend serves up two big celebrations — the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul's Lowertown — so expect extra traffic on roads leading into both downtowns. The celebrations will likely draw lots of out-of-towners who may not know the landscape.
St. Paul
June 23

St. Paul releases draft of sick-leave ordinance, wants you to weigh in

Plan is open to feedback; a vote on the employer mandates is in August.
South Metro
June 23

One obstacle to police body cameras: Money

Shakopee is among the cities pinning hopes on federal grant funding.
June 23
Karen Velez and her 11-year-old brother, Juan, were born in the U.S., but their parents are living in Minnesota illegally.

Minnesotans see immigration decision as push for action

Thursday's court impasse dealt Minnesota's immigrants a grave disappointment and promised to add fuel to the election campaign.
June 23
Wells Fargo and the Vikings argued over signs, which aren’t visible from the street, on towers in the upper left of this image.

Vikings win legal fight with Wells Fargo over rooftop signs

Judge scolds both sides in ruling against Wells Fargo.
South Metro
June 23

Better cell coverage is the modern railroad

Remember the “Can you hear me now?” guy? The Verizon ads aired for years featuring the bespectacled protagonist dodging dropped calls and spotty service. (He’s…
June 23

Bob Barker donates matching $50,000 grant to Minn. animal sanctuary

The longtime animal welfare activist and TV host will match donations for a new indoor shelter at the sanctuary in Sandstone.
St. Paul
June 23
Site of the former Ford Assembly Plant in St. Paul.

Ford, MPCA say contamination shouldn't limit development of St. Paul plant site

Company wants to finish cleanup at the former assembly plant in 2019.