U of M student newspaper to cut back print edition to 2 days a week

The Minnesota Daily, the student newspaper at the Twin Cities campus, plans shift to "digital first" approach and put more resources into its online and mobile platforms.

Breck Head of School to resign at the end of next school year

June 28
Edward Kim is resigning after the 2016-2017 school year, his 31st year in education.

June 27, 1909: Man pours cream in sleeve instead of coffee

June 27
Read it in the voice of Garrison Keillor for the full effect.
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June 24

Como Park High's SRO is state's top cop

Toy Vixayvong was named "police officer of the year" for 2016 on strength of previous undercover work.
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June 24

Weekend traffic alert: Pride parade and a Hwy. 100 shutdown

This weekend serves up two big celebrations — the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul's Lowertown — so expect extra traffic on roads leading into both downtowns. The celebrations will likely draw lots of out-of-towners who may not know the landscape.
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June 23

Community School of Excellence tentative contract agreement encourages authorizer that's in talks with school

The educators at the Community School of Excellence charter reached a tentative contract agreement after they said school leaders cut staff and restructured school programs.
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June 22

MnDOT response to curb illegal lane changes in I-694 work zone in Shoreview: More barriers

Disobedient motorists are forcing the Minnesota Department of Transportation to bring out more concrete barriers to keep drivers on westbound I-694 from making illegal lane changes in a construction zone in Shoreview.
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June 22

Got a piece of City Hall history? Minneapolis wants it

The city of Minneapolis is looking for historic items from City Hall to help celebrate the building's 125th anniversary.
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June 22

Child care center moving into shuttered Champions bar space

A notorious Lake Street bar that shuttered two years ago amid persistent drug deals and violence will soon become home to a new child care center.
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June 22

New app helps travelers clear customs faster at MSP

With all the grumbling and complaints about long security lines at MSP this spring, here's something that will help travelers get through the airport faster. On Monday, the airport began using a new app that make it easier and faster for international travelers coming back into the country.
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June 21

Mayor Hodges: 'Here's how we make our kids smarter — we talk to them'

The "Talking is Teaching" initiative aims to lessen economic and racial disparities by encouraging parents to talk, read and sing to their children.
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June 20

Shooting victim remembered as homebody, gentle soul

News of Travis Washington's death prompted an outpouring of grief among his friends and relatives, who remembered him as a loving family man who steered clear of drama.
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June 20

DaVinci Academy breaks ground on new school in Ham Lake

Construction begins on DaVinci Academy of Arts and Sciences, a K-8 charter school, on July 1.
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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June 20

July 8, 1876: Banjo Ben's last walk

A musically inclined vagrant known as Banjo Ben walked the streets of Minneapolis in the city's early days. His weakness for alcohol and penchant for strong language landed him in court with some frequency. In February 1876, for example, he was sentenced to 20 days in jail for spewing obscenities at the St. Paul and Pacific depot. Later that year, he walked into the Tribune newsroom and issued an invitation to witness a spectacular feat at the new suspension bridge under construction nearby.
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June 20

March 6, 1914: Helen and Warren's cheerless trip

Mabel Herbert Urner's serialized accounts of a fictional New York couple began appearing in the Minneapolis Tribune in July 1910.
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June 20

Dec. 29, 1975: Drew Pearson's 'Hail Mary' catch

Did Drew Pearson push off Nate Wright before snaring the winning touchdown pass in the Vikings' heartbreaking loss to Dallas in a 1975 divisional playoff game at Met Stadium? A Minneapolis Tribune account published the next day is clear: We wuz robbed.
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June 19

July 10, 1876: Banjo Ben's last walk (RAW)

A musically inclined vagrant known as Banjo Ben walked the streets of Minneapolis in the city's early days. His weakness for alcohol and penchant for strong language landed him in court with some frequency. In February 1876, for example, he was sentenced to 20 days in jail for spewing obscenities at the St. Paul and Pacific depot. Later that year, he walked into the Tribune newsroom and issued an invitation to witness a spectacular feat at the new suspension bridge under construction nearby.
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June 17

Minneapolis Park Board largely silent when asked about racial equity issues

Latest skirmish on racial equity issues involving park programs involves access to summer camps in low-income neighborhoods.
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June 17

Weekend traffic: A double dose of detours on I-35E

The shut down of two — yes two — segments of I-35E this weekend will likely throw motorists and their GPS systems into a tizzy as they search for alternate routes.
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June 17

Wrong-way driver misses motorist by inches as trooper's camera rolls

Here is the reason you need to have two hands on the wheel and two eyes on the road at all times. A motorist who doing just that was able to avoid a head-on crash when another driver came straight at him June 5 on Hwy. 59 near Detroit Lakes.
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June 17

Weekend traffic: A double dose of detours on I-35E

The shut down of two - yes two - segments of I-35E this weekend will likely throw motorists and their GPS systems into a tizzy as they search for alternate routes to send them around the closures and away from prescribed detours that feature constructions zones of their own.
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June 16

St. Paul School District proposes social media policy

Action comes after two employees were put on leave for Facebook posts.
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June 16

Rider alert: 46th Street and I-35W station closed Thursday

A malfunctioning gate arm at the I-35W and 46th Street Station has Metro Transit buses on detour, the agency said.