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Short-staffed Mpls. Health Department juggles growing inspection caseload

November 18
Short-staffed Mpls. Health Department juggles growing inspection caseload
As restaurants boom and regulations grow, Health Department struggles to keep up.
Local

Tevlin: Luverne vets' last toast to fallen comrades is bittersweet

November 18
Tevlin: Luverne vets' last toast to fallen comrades is bittersweet
The two are all that remain of a blood-brothers group of World War II veterans who gathered at the former Glen's Bakery and Deli for years.
East Metro
45 minutes ago
Kelsey Schiel, next to Michael Jordan at the signing of the jersey. Also with them was her sister, Brittany.

Michael Jordan replaces fan's jersey he signed in '90s that was stolen years later in Wis.

Two suspects were confronted by a family member, and they said they were looting the home.
North Metro
November 18

Acclaimed Saint John's Bible gets permanent home

Collegeville now hosts one of the few hand-scripted Bibles created in the past century.
St. Paul
November 18

Firefighters rescue teens trapped 100 feet down in St. Paul cave

The boys were exploring caverns on the city's West Side when their adventure went awry. They were not hurt.
Local
November 18

Minn. counties, cities joining rush of lawsuits against opioid producers

They are joining scores of county and local governments alleging manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids are largely responsible for an epidemic of dangerous addiction.
Local
November 18

Gun-related cases running at 20-year highs in Minnesota

More criminals with guns have been sent to prison for gun-related convictions than at any time in at least two decades.
Minneapolis
November 18
Police patrolling Minneapolis parks will be outfitted with body cameras by mid-December.

Minneapolis park police to be outfitted with body cameras

The Park Board recently approved a five-year $181,016 agreement to equip its 35 sworn patrol officers with the cameras.
North Metro
November 18

Long-awaited children's hospice and respite home a 'dream come true'

Crescent Cove in Brooklyn Center is one of only three facilities of its kind of in the country.
St. Paul
November 18

St. Paul Winter Carnival buttons' look for 2018 unveiled

Button sales constitute the largest fundraiser for the St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, which manages and produces the carnival.
St. Paul
November 18

Woman dies in house fire off W. Seventh in St. Paul

It was the second fire-related death in St. Paul in 2017.
Minneapolis
November 18

Overnight gunfire wounds four in north Minneapolis

A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition. No one has been arrested, police said.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 20 hours 52 mins. ago
Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
Minneapolis
November 18

Minneapolis' posting of 'deleted' EPA pages is a bit overheated

In July, Minneapolis city officials issued a news release proclaiming: “Minneapolis posts deleted EPA climate change data.” The city was joining a national effort…
St. Paul
November 18

1900s Romanian immigrant lifted the lid on St. Paul's wretched poverty

Although Carol Aronovici's time in St. Paul lasted less than three years, he left a distinctive stamp on the capital city.
Local
November 18

Minnesota briefs: Mankato approves $2.5 million to upgrade civic center

Mankato’s City Council has approved $2.5 million in upgrades to make the city’s downtown civic center, which has been plagued by humidity and moisture problems,…
Local
November 18

Grassroots effort is sprucing up Chisholm

Locals brainstormed on making downtown better with grant money.
Local
November 18

Northwest Minnesota residents angered by plan to cut back border crossing hours

Two crossing stations on the Minnesota-Canada border in northwestern Minnesota will be closing earlier starting in January, and residents aren’t happy about it. “It’s a…
Minneapolis
November 18
Tippi Thole/Star Tribune ? Jim Fiorentino collects, restores and prese...

Jim Fiorentino, who restored cuckoo clocks, built North Loop museum for them, dies at 94

James “Jim” Fiorentino worked for more than 40 years in the garage door business, but he didn’t pursue his true longing until after he retired…
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 16 hours 45 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
November 18
On Thursday, Leeann Tweeden appeared on "The View" and read from what she said was a personal apology letter from Sen. Al Franken.

Dismay, support, confusion follow Franken apology for behavior

As some former allies call for a resignation, the woman who reported that Sen. Al Franken kissed and groped at her without permission in 2006 said he has sent her a personal apology.
Local
November 18

Minnesota scientists deploy high-tech tools to map damage from fetal alcohol

Prenatal alcohol exposure affects about 7,000 newborns in Minnesota each year, and its effects remain deeply misunderstood.
Local
November 18
Two tom turkeys from Carl Wittenburg's flock of seven will head to the...

Two Minnesota turkeys headed to White House

Two turkeys from Alexandria, Minn. are headed to the White House where one will be pardoned by the president as part of Thanksgiving day tradition
Minneapolis
November 17
Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff addressed a school...

Minneapolis School District announces hiring freezes, travel reductions

The district is grappling with a $33 million deficit for the next school year.