Super Bowl group quietly plans sex trafficking prevention efforts

Super Bowl group quietly plans sex trafficking prevention efforts

A group is studying how to prevent abuse, raise awareness and help any victims.
Local

Off-duty cop who stopped terror attack in St. Cloud mall wins officer of the year

April 25
Off-duty cop who stopped terror attack in St. Cloud mall wins officer of the year
Avon, Minn., officer Jason Falconer was honored by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.
Local

Earthquake? Controlled blast at Mankato quarry shakes up the city

April 25
Earthquake? Controlled blast at Mankato quarry shakes up the city
Vibrations were detected as far away as Rochester; quarry operations have been suspended.
Local
5:37am

Software glitch hampers Metro Mobility's ability to schedule rides

Intermittent software issues were hampering the Metro Mobility service on Tuesday and officials say it was affecting their ability to schedule rides and complete trips on time.
West Metro
5:27am

Judges, lawyers want to fix bail system to keep poor out of jail

The group is fighting back against systematic failures that keep low-income people in jail.
Variety
5:06am
The Rev. Ed Treat led a Wednesday night service at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Bloomington.

Churches and families making Wednesdays the new Sunday

As churches across Minnesota try new ways to accommodate the hectic lives of the faithful, Wednesday night services have emerged as a popular option.
Local
April 25
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, gets a block fr...

Vikings defenders looking forward to chance to tackle Peterson

Once hands-off in practice, Adrian Peterson will be fair game in Week 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium - on national television - now that he's a member of the Saints.
St. Paul
April 25
Joe Gothard, superintendent of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Dist...

Tough choices ahead for St. Paul as school enrollment drops and new contract looms

Class sizes and dropping enrollment loom as sticking points between school board and teachers union.
Don't Miss
April 25

In fast-growing Uptown, Suburban World Theatre gets ready for next chapter

The long-empty theater may reopen as a retail space.
Minneapolis
April 25

Minneapolis police warn about pet poisonings

In at least 2 cases, bread tested positive for harmful substances.
Local
April 25

Minn. ruling on abuse at group home likely to be far-reaching one

The decision, in the case of a man burned over 35 percent of his body, will likely prevent facilities from insulating themselves from often-costly lawsuits.
Minneapolis
April 25
Mayor Betsy Hodges gave her opening remarks.

Mayor Hodges says politics kept her silent about sexual abuse

The Minneapolis mayor told KARE 11's Jana Shortal that her decision to speak out "couldn't wait."
Minneapolis
April 25

Tevlin: Lisa Goodman has proved she's a nice hue of blue

  On a gorgeous Saturday morning, Lisa Goodman sat alone on a grassy hillside in Bryn Mawr, collecting her thoughts. She was about to go…
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
April 25

Police hunt for suspect in Easter Sunday sex assault in downtown St. Paul ramp

The woman was sleeping on the sixth floor, having missed her curfew at a shelter, police said.
North Metro
April 25

Suspect charged in 'violent' Columbia Heights murder but still at large

Authorities are still looking Phillip Leron Miller
Local
April 25

Minn. native running for Va. governor gets into flap over Confederate statues

Corey Stewart took to Twitter to protest the removal of Confederate memorials in New Orleans this week. Reaction to his tweet was swift and biting.
West Metro
April 25

Prosecutors will seek maximum possible sentence for convicted Bloomington heroin dealer

Igor Albantov possessed enough heroin to sell hundreds of doses.
Local
April 25

Correction for Tuesday, April 26, 2017

An article on B2 Tuesday should have attributed the following quote to Lawrence Baker: “There may be times where [authorities] just say, ‘Don’t drive tomorrow…
Local
April 25

Sauk Rapids police ID motorcyclist killed in crash

A 51-year-old man has been identified as the motorcyclist who died in a crash in central Minnesota. Kraig A. Menke crashed late Friday afternoon while…
Variety
April 25

Longtime New Ulm Journal publisher dies at 65

The Minnesota Newspaper Association Half Century Club commemorates those who’ve worked in the industry for 50 or more years. Last year, Bruce Fenske of New…
Local
April 25

Driver with revoked license admits fatally hitting friend at drinking party near Austin

Nathan Brooks pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide and is expected to serve a few years in prison.
Local
April 25

Goodhue County swingers charged with assaulting teen in 'sex room'

The couple stocked the room with various sex toys and bondage devices, according to the charges.
Local
April 25
Gloria Velazquez, a housekeeper in St. Paul, is now in the United States legally after she received a U visa. She was robbed in 2012 but was reluctant to seek the visa out of fear of deportation.

State immigrant crime victims find disparities in visa program

Minneapolis police have backed more than 80 percent of the visa applicants in recent years, putting it near the top nationally. St. Paul's rate, by contrast, has hovered around 10 percent. Some Twin Cities suburbs approve an even smaller share.