BCA: Teen shot by Crystal police aimed pellet gun at officers

BCA: Teen shot by Crystal police aimed pellet gun at officers

A young man shot multiple times in a park by Crystal police Wednesday had a history of severe mental illness, according to his mother.
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Battered teacher's case against St. Paul schools dismissed

May 25
Battered teacher's case against St. Paul schools dismissed
Federal judge rules Central High teacher's injuries covered by workers' comp.
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Minneapolis City Council set to craft ordinance to raise minimum wage

May 25
Minneapolis City Council set to craft ordinance to raise minimum wage
A majority of City Council members have said they would support raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
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House Speaker Kurt Daudt yawns as he, chief clerk Patrick Duffy Murphy...

State Legislature wraps up special session

With votes on the bonding bill finishing up at around 3 a.m. Friday, lawmakers ended their work on the state's $46 billion two-year budget. They passed measures that include tax breaks for Social Security recipients, smokers and others.
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Dateline Paris: Minnesota aviator Charles Lindbergh tells his own story

The young pilot from Little Falls, Minnesota, says he was tempted to turn back during a storm, has no plans for return hop, thinks he will like Paris.
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University of Minnesota Athletic Director Mark Coyle joked with athlet...

Gophers official to be suspended, demoted for sex harassment

Athletics official and fundraiser Randy Handel acted inappropriately with a co-worker, the University of Minnesota report said.
Minneapolis
1:40am

ID'd: Suburban Chicago man found shot dead in car in north Minneapolis

The man was shot in one location and found blocks later on W. Broadway, police said.
West Metro
12:08am

Son arrested in slaying of man, woman in Eden Prairie home

They hadn't seen him for weeks and were fearful of his past violent behavior.
South Metro
May 25

Driver strikes MnDOT 'crash truck' protecting workers in Bloomington

Patrol said the motorist was under the influence of alcohol when he hit the truck along Hwy. 77.
North Metro
May 25

Hennepin County, YMCA partner on water survival skills for kids

New program will give swim lessons to low-income kids.
Local
May 25

Wayne Simoneau, legislator and finance commissioner who worked across the aisles, dies at 82

Simoneau made it his life's work to serve the people of Minnesota and was humbled by the honor of doing so, his friends, family and colleagues said.
West Metro
May 25
Riley Spear at Cowboy Jack's

Plymouth explores setting earlier bar close, penalizing Cowboy Jack's

The city says five DWI arrests so far this year involved people who drank at Cowboy Jack's.
East Metro
May 25

Sheriff IDs teen killed, other injured in small plane crash in NW. Wisconsin

A two-seater airplane crashed in a river in northwestern Wisconsin, killing one teenager aboard and seriously injuring another, authorities said.
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.
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May 25

Lou Anne Kling, legendary farm advocate in Minnesota and nation, dies at 77

The activist, national farm advocacy educator and former U.S. Department of Agriculture manager died May 17.
Local
May 25

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.
West Metro
May 25

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.
Minneapolis
May 25

HCMC seeks to ease patient bottlenecks with new mental health crisis center

Crisis center will be a place for patients to gain strength before re-entering society.
Minneapolis
May 25

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority takes stock of its 6,000 units

The agency is preparing for 10 years of capital improvements.
Local
May 25

Feds in Minnesota charge 21 new defendants in Thai sex ring

Federal investigation began in Minnesota and discovered Thai women working as 'sex slaves.'
Music
May 25

Mpls. City Hall clock to chime Friday for upcoming anniversary of JFK's birth

A special bell program honoring JFK will ring as scheduled midday Friday.
Local
May 25

Giant blue rooster lands in Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Katharina Fritsch's "Hahn/Cock" was installed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden next to the Walker.
Local
May 25

Transportation bill staves off transit cuts — for now

Transportation bill still requires Senate approval before it gets to Dayton.
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May 25

Welcome to the 1860s, when most Minnesotans were born in another country

A lot has changed in the 150 years since the Star Tribune began as the Minneapolis Tribune. Here's a look at why the 1860s were a pivotal decade of change for Minnesotans.