Late Labor Day, spread-out start to school have families scrambling

Late Labor Day, spread-out start to school have families scrambling

The Minnesota State Fair, resorts and day cares are seeing the effects.
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T. Eugene Thompson, attorney who hired hit man to kill his wife, dies

September 2
T. Eugene Thompson, attorney who hired hit man to kill his wife, dies
Carol Thompson's murder and her husband's trial captured national attention and the case was said to have been an inspiration for the move "Fargo."

Minnesota judge again denies bail in ISIL case; trial set for Feb. 16

September 2
Minnesota judge again denies bail in ISIL case; trial set for Feb. 16
Defense attorneys were visibly frustrated by judge’s ruling in the case of seven young Somali-American men charged with conspiring to support the terror group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
West Metro
September 2

Minnesota medical marijuana manufacturer delays opening additional dispensaries

Minnesota Medical Solutions says it needs more enrollees to justify cost of dispensaries.
West Metro
September 2
New Met Council Chair Adam Duininck held a news conference at the Metr...

Southwest light-rail project planning continues, despite delays, uncertainties

Lawsuits, financial concerns, municipal approvals still remain for the $1.77 billion project.
Minneapolis
September 2

Lightning blast topples cross from atop south Minneapolis church

The falling rubble caused some exterior damage at St. Helena’s in south Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
September 2
The former home of the MTC bus barn is on part of the parcel proposed...

Soccer team owners close in on stadium deal for St. Paul

St. Paul appears to be the choice of Minnesota United team officials as home for a new Major League Soccer team and $150 million stadium, sources told the Star Tribune.
September 2

Audit of state's health-insurance bidding process is likely

Several state senators suggested such an audit earlier this week, and on Wednesday Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson formally requested one, saying she believes it will uphold the way her department conducted the bidding and chose the winners.
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North Metro
September 2

Anoka-Hennepin policy for varsity play frustrates coaches, parents

Anoka-Hennepin School District must approve seventh- and eighth-graders for varsity play.
Minneapolis
September 2

Gallery: Bob Dylan mural takes shape, updated Sept. 2

The transformation has begun at 5th Street and Hennepin Avenue S. in downtown Minneapolis.
South Metro
September 2

Archdiocese removes second priest accused of abuse in a week

The Rev. Joseph Gallatin is the second priest in the past week to be disciplined, a pace considered “extraordinary” by some victim advocates.
Local
September 2

Thousands of unprocessed rape kits sit on shelves in Minnesota

More than 3,400 rape kits collected from victims were never tested and sit in law enforcement storage around Minnesota, with some dating to the early 1990s.
Local
September 2

Gallery: Fair welcomes R&B royalty

Rhythm and blues queen Patti LaBelle wowed fans at the State Fair grandstand Wednesday night, with the Commodores as her warmup act.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 3 hours 44 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Variety
September 2

MSP to have luxury lounge for those flying any airline

Touted as a first in the United States, the lounge at MSP will offer food, beverages, Wi-Fi and other comforts, and have an area where kids "can cut loose" — all for a fee.
Local
September 2

2 from tiny southern Minnesota town killed in separate head-on crashes

Two motorists from the same tiny town in far southeastern Minnesota were killed in separate head-on crashes that occurred about eight hours and roughly 35…
West Metro
September 2

Telephone scam draws a warning in Carver County

Carver County officials have warned residents of a recent telephone scam that involves a caller contacting a victim and suggesting that they overpaid taxes.
Video
September 2

Judge rules terror suspects will remain jailed until trial

Seven young Somali-American men charged with conspiring to support the terror group ISIL must remain behind bars as they await trial, now scheduled for Feb. 16, 2016
West Metro
September 2

Obituary: Gene Hennig had a life of adventure and caring

Gene Hennig didn’t start a bucket list after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013, at age 65. He was already well on his…
Local
September 2

Once a struggling English learner, Worthington graduate returns to teach

Perla Banegas thought about dropping out of her teacher preparation program often last spring. Homework and bills were piling up fast. She juggled a double…
Local
September 2

2015 Minnesota State Fair attendance

  2015 2014 2013 Record   Thursday 110,267 94,256 106,852 119,145 (2010) Friday 114,292 118,606 121,941 132,738 (2010) Saturday 188,636 178,498 170,986 202,126 (1998) Sunday…
Local
September 2

Funeral arrangements made for St. Paul firefighter who collapsed at station

Shane Clifton will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
TV & Media
September 2

WCCO news anchor Mike Binkley bowing out of TV after 34 years

"I’m looking forward to pursuing other activities and interests while I’m still ‘young,’ ” the news anchor wrote on his Facebook page.
Local
September 2

Photos: Lightning obliterates cross atop Minneapolis church

A lightning bolt struck and obliterated a stone cross early Wednesday from atop St. Helena Catholic Church in south Minneapolis.

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