Extra police staffing to handle Black Lives Matter protest at the fair

Extra police staffing to handle Black Lives Matter protest at the fair

Mayor Chris Coleman said authorities are prepared to help keep people safe Saturday and encouraged people to not let the protest dissuade them from attending the fair.
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Time nearly up for Minneapolis soccer stadium land

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Time nearly up for Minneapolis soccer stadium land
Owner of industrial site says he has “no interest” in selling to Minnesota United after Monday’s deadline
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Gallery: Massive Bob Dylan mural takes shape

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The transformation has begun at 5th Street and Hennepin Avenue S. in downtown Minneapolis.
St. Paul
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Participants joined hands and said a prayer as they prepared for the Black Lives Matter march Saturday at Hamline Park in St. Paul.

St. Paul braces for protest march at Minnesota State Fair today

Nearly 900 supporters of Black Lives Matter St. Paul are expected to participate in a march and rally outside the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, a move that has officials beefing up a police presence to ensure a peaceful protest.
West Metro
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Edina City Council is howling over last-minute demands in dog park deal

The Edina City Council is howling after a long-negotiated land deal hit a last-minute snag. The council is upset at the city of Minneapolis, which…
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8:47am

Lileks at the Fair: Getting sauced

The first day of the Fair was perfect in every way - but what's with Sriracha EVERYWHERE?
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8:46am

Lileks at the Fair: What the fair needs is YOU

If you wondered whether the Fair would be more fun if there weren't any crowds, here's your answer.
Local
8:29am

Lileks: Minnesota State Fair is best state fair, no matter the ranking

I mean, our state fair is the best state fair, right? Not according to Country Living, which numbered us among the top five, but only for our educational exhibits.
West Metro
7:42am
A construction worker walks past Dome Souvenirs, which is surrounded b...

Sports souvenir shop next to Metrodome is moving St. Louis Park

Sporting goods store that sat next to old Metrodome is moving.
Local
7:33am

Lawsuit claims state of Minnesota has underspent funds meant to serve the disabled

Services to thousands have been delayed, sometimes for years.
Local
7:27am

Weekend traffic: State Fair, plus another shutdown of Hwy. 100, I-35E

By far the biggest traffic event of the weekend will be the Minnesota State Fair, and a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Saturday has…
Local
7:13am
A native plant, Chara, is at left, compared with the starry stonewort, at right.

Newest invasive species on Minn. lakes puts squeeze on plants, fish

Starry stonewort, found in two lakes, chokes out even Eurasian milfoil.
Minneapolis
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The behind-the-scenes legal wrangling over possibly renaming Lake Calhoun took another turn Friday when a new legal opinion for Minneapolis park commissioners said a change would require legislative action.

Park Board attorney doubts DNR authority to rename lake

The behind-the-scenes legal wrangling over possibly renaming Lake Calhoun took another turn Friday when a new legal opinion for Minneapolis park commissioners said a change would require legislative action.
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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12:22am

Gallery: Minnesota State Fair in Full Swing

Day Two from the Minnesota State Fair has them Rockin' and riding on the mighty midway.
Local
August 28

DNR issues citations after treaty rights challenge on Gull Lake

A treaty rights challenge by tribal members regarding wild rice harvesting broadened into a confrontation over netting on nearby Gull Lake, where two band members were issued citations.
East Metro
August 28

Teen worker leaving State Fair fights off abduction, police say

A 17-year-old girl who had been working at the Minnesota State Fair fought off an attempted abduction Thursday night outside the fairgrounds after finishing her…
Local
August 28

Sandstone family prepares to take beaten 3-year-old off life support

Noting that the boy was “treated with particular cruelty,” the Pine County attorney said he’s prepared to change the charge to murder should the crushing head injuries prove too much for the little victim.
Local
August 28

Gallery: Keith Urban at the Minnesota State Fair

Review: Country superstar Keith Urban at the State Fair, with opener Kelsea Ballerini.
Minneapolis
August 28

Minneapolis police ask for help to crack mystery of 2015's first homicide

The victim was found bound and gagged inside his apartment.
Local
August 28

Three motorists killed in outstate crashes

It was a deadly 12-hour span on Minnesota roads.
Local
August 28

10 years after fleeing Katrina, some have made Minnesota home

Some returned home after fleeing the 2005 storm, but others pieced together new lives to the north.
South Metro
August 28

St. Paul police in 4-hour standoff with suicidal man in Payne-Phalen neighborhood

The standoff started around 2:30 p.m. Friday, forcing neighbors to evacuate.
Minneapolis
August 28
Longtime basketball coach Bill McKee

Augsburg women's basketball coach Bill McKee dies

McKee also coached at Mounds View, Blaine and Cretin-Derham Hall