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When is a building too tall? The Heritage Preservation Commission takes up the issue

May 4
When is a building too tall? The Heritage Preservation Commission takes up the issue
The HPC ultimately decided that a 40-story tower was too tall for a historic neighborhood
Variety

Chaska sixth-grade teacher competing on 'Jeopardy'

May 4
Chaska sixth-grade teacher competing on 'Jeopardy'
West Metro
12:13am

Safety coalition hoping for bonding bill money to make 'Corridor of Death' fixes

Safety advocates make an urgent plea for fixing stretch that's claimed 23 lives in five years.
Minneapolis
12:12am

Minneapolis unveils details of proposed citywide sick-leave ordinance

The council will discuss the proposed citywide ordinance Thursday.
Minneapolis
12:10am
Minneapolis police investigated a shooting at 16th and Newton avenues N. on Wednesday night. One person was killed, two were critically injured and "more than five" were hit.

One person shot dead, 2 critically injured in north Minneapolis

Six people were hit in a volley of 30 or more shots fired, police and neighbors said.
Local
12:10am
Smoke from a wildfire rises in the air as cars line up on a road in Fo...

Canadian wildfire smoke on course to reach Minnesota by Thursday

Smoke from a massive wildfire in Alberta is at Minnesota's doorstep, meaning the dimmer switch on the sun will be dialed down a touch come…
Local
May 4

Gallery: Fatal shooting in Minneapolis

Fatal shooting in North Minneapolis.
Prince
May 4
Prince's star on the wall of First Avenue has been painted gold, sometime overnight Wednesday.

Source: Percocet found in Prince's system

It's unclear if the opioid painkiller contributed to his death. Also Wednesday, the DEA and U.S. attorney joined the death investigation.
Local
May 4

Inspector Mike Kjos speaks about shooting in north Minneapolis

One person was killed and two people were hurt critically.
Local
May 4

Klobuchar, Baldwin push to lower student debt

Plan would be paid for by closing loopholes, raising taxes on highest earners.
Minneapolis
May 4
Interim superintendent Michael Goar's withdrawal is the latest tumultuous development in a superintendent search that has pitched the Minneapolis district into crisis.

Interim Mpls. schools chief named CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters

Goar has worked in public school districts since 1999.
Prince
May 4

Prince rules Billboard chart with half of top 10 titles, 4.4 million albums sold

He sold a "staggering" 4.4 million U.S. albums in a week, helped by his aversion to streaming.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 19 hours 27 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
May 4

Dayton and DFLers press GOP for details of bonding proposal

House Republicans have offered to spend $600M on statewide projects.
Local
May 4

Teen in Waseca bomb plot returns home after two years in custody

Parents welcome son home, but some in Waseca find massacre plans hard to forget.
West Metro
May 4

Teens admit setting Lake Wobegon Trail bridge fire, authorities say

Firefighters from Avon, Albany and Freeport spent five hours dousing the flames that damaged wooden planks on the west end of the 216-foot bridge.
St. Paul
May 4

St. Catherine University names Becky Roloff its 11th president

Academic outsider boasts business, nonprofit acumen.
West Metro
May 4

Fire damages Plymouth apartment building

At least one unit at the Parkers Lake Apartments collapsed onto a parking garage.
Local
May 4

Correction for May 5, 2016

An article on 1D Wednesday incorrectly described the parking ramp portion of Thor Construction’s planned development in north Minneapolis. Thor, under a pending agreement it…
Local
May 4

Minnesota nurse joins medical mission to help Syrians stranded at Macedonian border

Lindsey Smith decided writing a check wouldn’t do after attending a Twin Cities fundraiser for the nonprofit Syrian American Medical Society in November. The nurse…
Minneapolis
May 4

Gallery: Clark family marks Jamar's birthday

: Clark family celebrates Jamar's birthday
North Metro
May 4

Teen accused of being 'Air Jordans' shooter in Brooklyn Center is charged as adult

"I'll kill you!" the victim quoted defendant Gary L. Townsend as saying while pulling the trigger several times.
Prince
May 4
Balloons, flowers and other mementos were attached to the fence and trees surrounding Paisley Park in Chanhassen in honor of the memory of Prince.

Prince died amid frantic plans for drug addiction treatment

Singer's representatives had called Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a national expert, over a "grave medical emergency." A meeting was planned for what turned out to be the day after star died.