Hennepin Co. attorney: Grand juries in officer-involved shootings 'a mistake'

Hennepin Co. attorney: Grand juries in officer-involved shootings 'a mistake'

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his biggest regret as the county's top prosecutor was using grand juries to investigate the shootings of civilians by police, admitting that the process lacked transparency.

Minneapolis South High ESL kids receive free bikes from nonprofit

December 2
The free bikes come from nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz.

Lost dog back home thanks to MnDOT employee

December 2
A Siberian husky is safe and back home with his owners thanks to a MnDOT employee who pulled the pup out of harms way as it ran along a busy east metro highway.
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November 30

St. Paul mayor honors Silva with proclamation

Tuesday was 'Valeria S. Silva Day' in St. Paul.
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November 30

Reminder: Thursday's Vikings game could disrupt afternoon commute

Here is a heads up for downtown workers who may have forgotten or were unaware that the Vikings have a game at U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday night.
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November 30

New pedestrian bridges over I-94 in St. Paul to open Dec. 2

The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Tuesday said new pedestrian bridges at MacKubin and Grotto streets will open on Dec. 2.
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November 29

March 7, 1888: Louisa May Alcott's obituary

Miss Louisa M. Alcott died this morning. Coming so soon after the death of her father, the suddenly announced death of Louisa M. Alcott brings a double sorrow. For a long time Miss Alcott has been ill, suffering from nervous prostration. Last autumn she appeared to be improving and went to the highlands to reside with Dr. Rhoda A. Lawrence. While there she drove into town to visit her father, Thursday, the 1st, and caught a cold, which on Saturday settled on the based of the brain and developed spinal meningitis. She died at the highlands early this morning. Miss Alcott was born on an anniversary of her father's birthday, and it is singular that she should have followed him so soon to the grave.
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November 29

Park improvement postponement hits close to home for Miller

She's recommended a fourth delay in Lyndale Farmstead improvements originally planned for 2013 in park where superintendent lives
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November 28

St. Paul schools helping people watch their step in winter

Ice alerts being piloted outside 10 buildings.
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November 28

Feds propose guidelines to curb distracted driving

With the Thanksgiving holiday last week, you may have missed that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday released new voluntary guidelines that ask makers and developers of electronic devices, apps and smartphones to design their products, that when used by drivers, to cut down on distraction.
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November 22

West St. Paul- Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools' superintendent to retire

Superintendent Nancy Allen-Mastro is one of more than four superintendents in the metro area to end their terms in 2017.
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November 22

On 'Blackout Wednesday' law enforcement will be looking for blitzed drivers

The night before Thanksgiving has earned the name "Blackout Wednesday," a night when lots of people go out bars to celebrate and often imbibe too much. But law enforcement has a message for those who tip a few too many back and think it's okay to drive: Don't.
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November 22

Lakeville superintendent to resign

Lakeville Area Public Schools will soon start search process for new superintendent.
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.
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November 22

School disciplines student for racist messages in Maple Grove bathroom

Osseo Area Schools sends letter to parents notifying them that investigation into racist graffiti has concluded.
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November 22

Field of grassroots candidates growing for 2017 Park Board elections

Candidates emerge at primer workshop on running for the Park Board held by Parks and Power campaign
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November 22

Your guide to Thanksgiving weekend travel

Transit will operate on a reduced schedule Friday while roads will be the most crowded on Wednesday afternoon. The best advice is to leave now and avoid the crush.
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November 18

In election's wake, Mpls. leaders say they will defend city's minority groups

Meeting for the first time since the presidential election, the Minneapolis City Council on Friday affirmed their support for the city's minority groups and denounced policies they anticipate from President-elect Donald Trump's administration.
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November 18

With season's first winter storm moving in, Ramsey County says "Get a Kit."

A car survival kit is recommended for winter driving in Minnesota.
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November 18

Iowa firm earns nod to assist St. Paul superintendent search

Contract still to be finalized with Ray and Associates, which specializes in finding urban leaders, firm's president says.
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November 18

Park superintendent due a modest raise but nobody in payroll noticed

Salary increases are pegged to increases in the inflation-driven state salary cap
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November 18

Minnesota Comeback announces $1.4 million in grant funding

Grants aim to better K-12 education.
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November 17

ACT to offer assistance to ELL students on test

English Language learners will receive support when taking the ACT in the fall.
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November 16

Hwy. 7 in west metro has reopened after daylong closure

A portion of Hwy. 7 in the west metro closed Wednesday morning after a commercial vehicle hauling an oversized load crashed might not reopen until 6 a.m. Thursday, the State Patrol said.