A bit of snow challenges Sunday drivers in Twin Cities

A bit of snow challenges Sunday drivers in Twin Cities

All parts of the metro experienced crashes and spinouts. Sharp temperature drop on the way.
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Police putting workhorse Crown Vics on the road to retirement

December 3
Police putting workhorse Crown Vics on the road to retirement
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In Richfield, Latina leadership is a chance to build bridges among residents

December 3
In Richfield, Latina leadership is a chance to build bridges among residents
Council and school board members attest to city's growing diversity.
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More than 1,600 inmates in Minnesota have been held in solitary confinement for at least six months.

Excessive solitary confinement scars Minnesota prison inmates

Prisoners are punished with long periods of isolation, often for minor offenses, that can cause lasting mental health problems. Other states are moving to limit the practice.
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More than 1,600 inmates in Minnesota have been held in solitary confinement for at least six months.

Four-part series overview: Minnesota's reliance on solitary confinement

State prisons punish inmates with solitary confinement for weeks, months, or years, often for minor offenses, even as other states move away from it.
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December 3
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Minn. officials get alerts about 'high-use' patients, like 150 ER visits in a year

The program is saving taxpayers at least $7 million a year in unnecessary medical costs.
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December 3

State briefs: Waseca sets a state record for annual precipitation

It’s been one soggy year in Waseca. So wet, in fact, that the 0.34 inches of rain that fell in the southern Minnesota city last…
Local
December 3

Metro briefs: Fort Snelling event Sunday marks Dred and Harriet Scott Day

Historic Fort Snelling will honor Dred and Harriet Scott with a free program from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Dred Scott, a slave who…
Local
December 3

Son's heart still aches for the dad he lost at Pearl Harbor

Sheldon Sampson has taken his mother and son to the Pearl Harbor memorial. He’s studied the Japanese sneak attack that drew the United States into…
Local
December 3

Are hate crimes on rise in Minn.? Police make it guessing game

Issue has taken on urgency after election, but many agencies fail to file annual reports with BCA.
Local
December 3

Hennepin Co. attorney: Grand juries in officer-involved shootings 'a mistake'

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his biggest regret as the county's top prosecutor was using grand juries to investigate the shootings of civilians by police, admitting that the process lacked transparency.
Data Drop
December 3

Do public services cost more in Minneapolis or St. Paul?

The two cities are finalizing their 2017 budgets, but city taxes comprise a small share of a homeowners total obligation for services.
Local
December 3

Duluth's ship canal lighthouses dubbed historic by National Register

Two of Duluth's signature lighthouses have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the latest landmarks to join city staples such as the Aerial Lift Bridge, Armory and Union Depot in earning the distinction.
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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December 3

USC professor stabbed to death began his career in Minnesota

Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California was fatally stabbed on Friday afternoon in the building that houses his lab.
West Metro
December 3

Creepy but legal: 'Voter shaming' letters showed up in Minnetonka mailbox

The letter arrived at the Guetschow house before Election Day.It included the names and addresses of three of their neighbors in Minnetonka, and a chart…
Minneapolis
December 3
The Minneapolis City Council took public testimony on the proposed Vik...

Tevlin: Stadium officials should listen to people who tilt at windmills

You can't say Chuck Turchick didn't warn them.
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December 3

Lake associations, local governments boost spending against aquatic invaders

Spending aims at nasty species as regional approach is considered.
West Metro
December 3

Developer of old Dayton estate pays $5k after cutting 54 trees

In a rare step by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, a developer must pay $5,000 for violating a permit while developing the former shoreline estate of the late Douglas Dayton.
West Metro
December 3

1 person injured in 2 a.m. shooting at St. Louis Park shopping center

Police responded to a report of gunfire around 2 a.m. Saturday.
West Metro
December 3

2 killed, 4 hurt in head-on crash on I-494

Two people were killed and four were injured Friday night in a head-on crash on Interstate 494 in Bloomington. The crash happened just before 8:30…
West Metro
December 3
Authorities responded to the crash on Interstate 494 near the airport and the Mall of America on Friday night.

Head-on crash on I-494 at Hwy. 5 near airport, Mall of America is a fatal one

At least one person died Friday night in a head-on crash south of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.Patrick Hayes, 34, of Savage, was traveling the…
North Metro
December 3

Murder charges: Repeat felon burglarized 95-year-old Anoka man's home

The victim lived on his own; the suspect took only a clock and pocket watch.
Minneapolis
December 3

Renters caught in middle as cities spend years battling landlords to fix problem properties

While the Stephen Frenz case has taken extra twists and turns, even more straightforward license revocations can lead to a lengthy process for city regulators.