Teen at center of police violence protest charged with assaulting Mpls. cop

Teen at center of police violence protest charged with assaulting Mpls. cop

19-year-old with autism injured by officer in 2015 now faces assault charges.

Minnesota woman charged with killing boyfriend in video stunt

Minnesota woman charged with killing boyfriend in video stunt
A 19-year-old woman was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting her boyfriend outside their home in northwestern Minnesota in what officials say was a stunt for YouTube that went awry. "We called him our little daredevil," said the man's aunt.

No quick fix for commute woes near downtown Minneapolis

No quick fix for commute woes near downtown Minneapolis
Road construction, light-rail repairs and rain combined to turn the Wednesday morning commute into a long slog. A Metro Transit official warns that rush-hour relief might not come until next week.
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Historians pick through former downtown Daytons

The Macy's department store in downtown Minneapolis, once the flagship of the Dayton's retail dynasty, has entered the annals of history, and the Minnesota Historical Society is there to preserve its memory.
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A male Dakota skipper shows his proboscis, which is used for eating nectar.

Rescue mission for prairie butterfly takes flight

As the tallgrass prairie has disappeared across much of Minnesota, the Dakota skipper has nearly vanished. Just 1 percent of the native prairie remains, and the small brown-gold butterfly is considered threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act — one of two Minnesota butterflies on the list.
East Metro
Katy Cummins-Bakko of St. Paul listens as protester spoke to St. Antho...

St. Anthony mayor should resign, partly over Castile death, protesters say

Protesters call for Jerry Faust to resign over Philando Castile's death and other issues.
St. Paul
Officer Denson fist-bumped Jaden Vang after giving him a sticker in his dad’s market (Cha Vang, rear) on Rice Street on Wednesday.

St. Paul police try to stem the 'real pain' caused by guns

The city's East Side and North End in particular have been dealing with gunfire. Earlier this month, a 2-year-old girl was critically injured when she was struck by a bullet during a shooting in her North End backyard. On Saturday, a 19-year-old man was shot to death outside an apartment building near the Capitol.
Lead plaintiff Tiffini Flynn Forslund spoke in 2016 when the lawsuit was filed.

Teacher tenure lawsuit heard by Minnesota Court of Appeals

In Wednesday morning's oral arguments in the Minnesota Court of Appeals for Minnesota's teacher tenure lawsuit — the third of its kind nationally — an attorney for the parents argued that students' right to an adequate education calls for the dismantling of the tenure laws. Defense attorneys for the state fired back that teacher quality is an issue for the Legislature, not the courts, and that previous cases make the arguments worthless.

$30K in stolen equipment nearly sinks popular water program in Roseville

Classes are back on after stolen equipment found.

Tornado touchdown in northern Pierce County, Wis.

A tornado touched down near Martell in northern Pierce County, Wis., about 5 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service confirmed.

Man charged in Uptown Minneapolis bar shooting that left another paralyzed

The 21-year-old victim was possibly paralyzed for life, authorities said.
Stage & Arts

St. Paul Ballet's trailer, traveling floor are stolen

The floor was used by the ballet company for community outreach performances.
East Metro

Diamond Reynolds pleads not guilty in assault, will travel for TV appearances

She and her daughter will travel to London for an art exhibit about Castile.
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.

Minneapolis City Council gives tentative approval to $15 minimum wage

Council vote expected Friday; small-business phase-in to last until 2024.

22-year sentence for PureChoice founder in fraud scheme

Businessman Bryan Reichel, found guilty last fall in a multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme, was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison.A federal jury convicted Reichel,…

Kellogg Foundation to give $2 million to St. Paul Foundation to help fight racism

St. Paul nonprofit among the Kellogg Foundation's national grant recipients.

Landlords sue Mpls. over anti-discrimination law

The ordinance is slated to go into effect next year.
Catalya sat next to her friend, Hosana, at dinner Tuesday evening at M...

Summer Eats app helps Minnesota kids take bite out of hunger

New app helps kids find the nearly 700 sites across the state serving free summer meals.
State + Local
The temporary art installation near U.S. Bank Stadium explores the effects of climate change on Minnesota's future bird populations.

Sculpture near stadium tells story of birds, climate change

The idea for "Orbacles" was in part inspired by the bird controversy at U.S. Bank Stadium, which looms over the sculptures on the east side the park.

Commuters rail against downtown Minneapolis traffic jams

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West Metro
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Community supporters rallied in support of Luciano Mejia Morales, a le...

Rally fights deportation of Twin Cities labor leader

Supporters say return to Guatemala could put union organizer in harm's way.
East Metro
June 28
A Segway tour made its way past the old Stillwater lift bridge Friday...

Stillwater Lift Bridge reopens in time for morning commute

The bridge is expected to be back in operation later Tuesday.
June 28

Plea deal: No jail, 1-year ban for Minn. trapper who illegally killed wildlife

DNR called it area's biggest such operation ever seen.