CTIB: The little-known board that influences Twin Cities transit

CTIB: The little-known board that influences Twin Cities transit

The board is fractured by possible defections and criticism that call into question the metro area's blueprint for transit — and how to fund it.

Minneapolis asks public for input on equity in street paving spending

Minneapolis asks public for input on equity in street paving spending
Session will ask for how non-public works criteria should be applied to develop a fair paving program
North Metro

Bird safety top priority as Fridley's Springbrook Nature Center reopens

Bird safety top priority as Fridley's Springbrook Nature Center reopens
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Surveillance photos show man who stole Maris awards from Fargo museum

The suspect appears to be wearing a police-style uniform while clutching the stolen items.
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Judge says he might allow cameras in Prince estate proceedings

A group of media organizations is pushing for increased access to court hearings and documents involving the late megastar's multi-million-dollar estate.
South Metro
3 minutes ago
A Dakota County jury found Sandra Grazzini-Rucki guilty of six counts of deprivation of parental rights.

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki found guilty of hiding teen daughters

A Dakota County jury has found a Lakeville mother guilty of hiding her two teenage daughters from their father for more than two years.
St. Paul
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Judge rejects bid to tap parishes, schools in archdiocese bankruptcy

Victims' attorney Jeff Anderson slams ruling, promises to appeal.
West Metro
13 minutes ago

Edina residents object to winter sports 'theme park' at Braemar

Some residents in Edina's Braemar neighborhood say city is fast-tracking $3 million project with little input.
13 minutes ago

11-year-old boy crashes utility vehicle in NW Minnesota; 9 kids hurt

He and eight other kids hurt after utility vehicle tipped.
27 minutes ago

Pool chemicals prompt evacuation of Plymouth hotel, restaurant, theater

A release of pool chemicals at a Plymouth hotel Thursday afternoon prompted evacuation of the building, including an adjoining Green Mill restaurant and the Plymouth…
South Metro
33 minutes ago

Brothers abused by Bloomington casting director awarded $2.1M

A Hennepin County jury has awarded nearly $2.1 million to two brothers who were sexually abused by the former owner and casting director of a…
South Metro
42 minutes ago

Freeway Landfill in Burnsville will enter Superfund program after all

State and landowner have disagreed on who should clean up closed Burnsville site.
54 minutes ago

Mpls. City Council should block $15 wage vote, city attorney says

She urges Mpls. to block vote on $15 minimum.
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.

St. Paul police: 17-year-old shot to death near Crosby Farm Regional Park

Police say the shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. at a house in the Highland Park neighborhood. No arrests have been made.

Charges: Parking rift sparked shooting death behind Winona bar

A handgun was recovered from the apartment of the man charged in the drive-by shooting.

Obituary: Saul Charles Smiley designed hospitals across Minnesota

  From Hennepin County Medical Center to the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center, the buildings Saul Charles Smiley helped create dot Minnesota. Lisa Smiley-Greenblat recently scanned…
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Minneapolis sets expanded goals for diversifying its workforce

City officials will work to add more women, people of color as employees.
Michael J. Riehm

Lawyer suspended over drunken stabbing at Manny's bar

Michael Riehm can reapply for his license in 5 years; he's already has been convicted of a felony.

Public-private partnership brings new life to Plymouth and Penn

Hennepin County would contribute $67 million.
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This is the youngest photo of Prince we've seen yet — and it's adorable

Even in elementary school, Prince had some swag. He's 10 years old in this yearbook photo from John Hay School in Minneapolis.

Students gain rare look into old, handwritten Minn. murder records

It's the second year of a research project sifting through data from the past 110 years to add the homicides and suspicious deaths to electronic records.
July 28
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Minn. test scores remain flat; achievement gap stays open

The results all but guarantee the state will not reach its goal of cutting the achievement gap in half by 2017.
July 28

Falcon Heights residents demand change after Castile shooting

At listening session, the City Council heard pleas for a new approach to policing.