Como Zoo adds new snow leopards with hope that cubs will follow

Como Zoo adds new snow leopards with hope that cubs will follow

Zoo is part of program to increase the biodiversity of the big cats in the U.S.
Local

Full-time social worker at Hennepin Central Library connects the homeless

March 22
Full-time social worker at Hennepin Central Library connects the homeless
It's part of a yearslong effort by the Hennepin County Library system to better help the homeless connect with tools and resources in the area.
Local

Once also a teen runaway, Minn. police chief posts touching plea to missing girl

March 22
Once also a teen runaway, Minn. police chief posts touching plea to missing girl
The small-town chief wrote his open letter to the 16-year-old on Facebook as an "old guy who's a dad first, and a cop second."
State + Local
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Marcus Bachmann applauded as wife Michele told the crowd she beilived...

Marcus Bachmann's counselinc center sanctioned for violating state rules

Clinic stirred up controversy during Michele Bachmann's last campaign.
South Metro
12:05am

Carver County population tops 100,000 people in latest census

Growth of southwestern suburban counties is rapid, with Scott and Carver leading the state in growth as a share of population over the past six years.
Local
March 22

Homeland Security on metro transit prompts concerned tweets

Federal VIPR officers boarded the Green Line.
Local
March 22

Corrections for March 23, 2017

An item on E8 Wednesday listed the incorrect day for this weekend’s Winter Jazz Fest. It will be Saturday evening at Studio Z, 275 E.…
Minneapolis
March 22

Federal government asks Minneapolis Park Board to repay $5.3 million

The federal government says the agency didn't follow standards for disaster aid.
East Metro
March 22
Fireworks shot from the roof of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) in Arden Hills during a ground-breaking ceremony in 2013.

Housing advocates accuse Met Council of laxity in affordable housing

At issue is the 427-acre TCAAP megaproject in Arden Hills.
Minneapolis
March 22

Mpls. landlords, renters offer emotional testimony on Section 8 ordinance

Two City Council committees approved the measure after hours of emotional testimony.
Local
March 22
Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, right, leaves a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in December in Florida.

Mayo CEO tells business leaders he advised Trump on value of immigration, research funding

Dr. John Noseworthy said he relayed the need for federal research money.
Local
March 22

David Haugo, family farmer and agriculture advocate, dies at 82

For Mahnomen County farmer David Haugo, nothing was more sublime than the scent of freshly turned soil and a row of tilled earth, straight and…
State + Local
March 22

Services for thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities are at stake in vote on GOP health bill

GOP 'repeal and replace' plan would slash Medicaid for thousands.
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
March 22

Protesters at St. Paul council meeting demand response to fatal police shooting

Six advocacy groups signed a letter to the city with a list of demands.
Minneapolis
March 22

University of Minnesota law professor indicted in fraud scheme

According to the indictment, from 2006 to 2013, Edward S. Adams stole more than $4.38 million from investors and paid more than $2.54 million to his own law firm.
Minneapolis
March 22
The Lowry Hill Tunnel at night in Minneapolis, Minn., on March 22, 201...

Repair work begins, puts 3-week squeeze on Lowry Tunnel

Eastbound lanes to be reduced for up to 21 days.
Variety
March 22

Uber in Twin Cities will bring puppy to your door for a 15-minute cuddle

The service was first offered on Valentine's Day last year.
East Metro
March 22

Century College names Millender as president

Angelia Millender has been named the next president of Century College in White Bear Lake. Millender, who is now president of Olive-Harvey College in Chicago,…
West Metro
March 22

Minn. Republicans call for feds to halt Southwest light-rail funding

More than $900 million expected in federal grants.
Local
March 22

Lawmakers fume over blacked-out MnDOT records

A House committee talked about subpoenas after transportation officials gave them heavily redacted budget records.
East Metro
March 22
St. Paul Central High School principal Mary Mackbee stood as sung alon...

School-related burglary has high-profile victim: The principal

Theft was reported at service station linked to St. Paul's Central High.
Minneapolis
March 22

Minneapolis Foundation vows $50,000 for Jewish security measures

"The Faith in Each Other Fund" will help Jewish schools, community centers and synagogues increase security. Foundation leaders will set up a parallel defense fund for Muslims this spring.
Local
March 22

Minneapolis sues 'Rehab Addict' star Nicole Curtis, wants house back

In a contract dispute, the city wants her to return a house she bought for $2.