A flurry of meetings, events and handshaking on Chief Axtell's first day

A flurry of meetings, events and handshaking on Chief Axtell's first day

Todd Axtell is already making changes to put more emphasis on outreach.
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4-H science challenge cultivates young agricultural leaders

June 24
4-H science challenge cultivates young agricultural leaders
Contest encourages kids to find real-world agriculture solutions.
Local

Minnesota steps up drunken-boating patrols ahead of July 4th

June 24
Minnesota steps up drunken-boating patrols ahead of July 4th
Extra enforcement is planned as July 4th weekend approaches.
Local
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A dad, a son, and an incurable disease

Sometimes, late at night, long after his parents have drifted off to sleep, Kieran White stares out his bedroom window and agonizes about the future.…
Local
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Minnesota's invisible caregivers are a growing army of children

They take the hit as home health care crisis deepens
Local
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Her dad hobbled, her stepmother working, teen becomes a surrogate mom

It was minutes before the high school graduation ceremony, and Tom Terwey limped slowly into the Minneapolis Convention Center, leaning on a cane as sweat…
Prince
June 24

The attorneys and advisers Prince avoided in life oversee his estate

He had no will, so attorneys — a profession the star distrusted — are in charge.
Local
June 24

13-year-old forced to grow up fast after father gets ALS

Kieran White helps his father bathe, exercise and does many of the household chores.
Local
June 24

Mark Robinson is a primary caregiver at age 9

Each day, 9-year-old Mark Robinson helps his mother dress, cook, clean the house and prepares his three little brothers for school.
West Metro
June 24

New Age religion Eckankar makes its home in Chanhassen

The international New Age faith has quietly made its headquarters in Chanhassen for 36 years.
South Metro
June 24

Taking a cue from Paris, love locks onto Hastings bridge

Young friends and couples are latching on to the European trend.
East Metro
June 24

Tired of waiting at busiest stoplights? Someone's gauging your pain

Inventory of major roads with stoppages is meant to create priorities for future spending as money becomes available.
East Metro
June 24

Man gets more than 13 years for death of Danielle Jelinek

Aaron Schnagl claimed at his sentencing Friday morning that he didn't receive a fair trial.
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.
North Metro
June 24

Brooklyn Park, Columbia Heights open new libraries

Modernizing the facilities was the aim at both sites.
South Metro
June 24
The scene of a fatal accident along Hennepin Ave.

Case of Hennepin Avenue pedestrian death will test new state law

Reckless driving was a misdemeanor until 2015, when the Legislature made it a gross misdemeanor in circumstances that result in great bodily harm.
Variety
June 24

Gay Minnesota Muslims seek community in Orlando's aftermath

As they experience Islamophobia and homophobia, they are banding together to create a community of their own.
South Metro
June 24
Jordan police officer Shane Schultz visited Jordan Elementary school in 2013 before the “Cops In Schools” program was started.

Proposal to cut Jordan's 'Cops in Schools' stirs safety debate

The City Council scales back the program, which received national media attention after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, amid debate over police vs. resource officers.
Stage & Arts
June 24

Obituary: 'Mr Wonderful' Byron Bradley was quiet giant on state's art scene

An authoritative account of Grand Marais’ rise as a North Shore artist colony mentions the flamboyant Birney Quick about three times as much as his…
Local
June 24

Twin Cities nurses' union asks regulators to investigate allegations of poor care during strike

Union says replacement nurses have affected care; Allina says claims so far are without merit.
Local
June 24

Weekend events on top of usual road closures will compound weekend traffic

This weekend serves up two big celebrations — the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Jazz…
June 24

Three charged in fatal shooting outside St. Paul auto parts shop

Three defendants were charged with second-degree murder after a shooting outside of a St. Paul auto body shop in June.
Minneapolis
June 24

Ex-student pleads guilty to assaulting Minneapolis school principal

The school leader suffered a concussion and head trauma from the attack.
South Metro
June 24

Scott County to pilot its first drug court program

The County Board voted to allocate $900,000 for an alternative response to drug-related arrests and incarceration.