Sept. 18, 1920: A cranial cure for 'criminal tendencies'

A link between brain damage and anti-social behavior has been well-documented. It's unclear how well-documented the link was in 1920, when a court sent a robbery suspect to a St. Paul hospital for a bit of cranial surgery to cure his "criminal tendencies." Did it work? There's no mention of the suspect in subsequent issues of the Minneapolis Tribune, and no record of a Nobel prize for the surgeon.

St. Paul's English language learners deserve better, critics say

March 24
Push for improvements coincides with state audit.

Plaintiffs file appeal disputing Minnesota's teacher tenure laws

March 23
Four plaintiffs are continuing to dispute Minnesota's teacher tenure laws after a judge threw out their case in October.
Local
March 23

April 28, 1970: Rubin at Honeywell protest

Through protests and shareholder engagement, the Honeywell Project (1968-1990) sought to persuade Honeywell Inc. to start beating cluster bombs into plowshares. Molly Ivins, then a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, was on the scene when Jerry Rubin, one of the Chicago Seven, joined peace activist Marv Davidov and poet Robert Bly to lead the charge in Minnesota in April 1970.
Local
March 22

Lawmakers fume over blacked-out MnDOT records

A House committee talked about subpoenas after transportation officials gave them heavily redacted budget records.
Local
March 22

Osseo school board ties on vote to end racial-equity consultant contract

Osseo school board members will have to revise their Achievement and Integration budget and come back to vote again on the plan.
Local
March 21

Nov. 2, 1912: Chanhassen pioneer killed by train

Michael Welters, an old and highly respected resident of Chanhassen, was struck and instantly killed by a work train on the C M & St. P. road, west of the village of Chanhassen, about five o'clock Saturday afternoon, November 2, 1912. The old gentleman was on his way home from the village, and was walking along the tracks, and as he has been partly deaf for some time, it is supposed he did not hear the oncoming train in time to escape being hit.
Local
March 16

Consumer complaints are searchable in Ohio, secret in Minnesota

States vary widely in the sharing, or withholding, of complaints that consumers file about companies.
Local
March 15

Overhaul of Richfield's 66th Street subject of open house

Within the next few weeks, Hennepin County will begin rebuilding a long segment of 66th Street in Richfield, and it's likely to bring traffic hassles for at least two construction seasons.
Local
March 14

'Top secret' CIA briefing: Vikings defeated in 1974 Super Bowl

This 1974 document was classified until 2010, and only made available online in January.
Local
March 14
Travelers check in at the Delta ticketing counter Saturday.

MSP braces for near record passenger load, with 45.5K due Friday

Officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are telling spring break travelers to arrive two hours early and for good reason. The airport is seeing near record passenger volume this month, with Friday St. Patrick's Day expected to be the busiest day of the season.
Local
March 13
Demonstrators filled the Mall of America rotunda and chanted "Black lives matter," to protest police brutality on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2014.

Gag order kept Bloomington's $45K settlement hush-hush

There's a reason the public didn't hear about the settlement last April in a lawsuit over "metadata."
Local
March 13

Met Council considers bus fare hike to plug $74M transportation budget gap

Among the options on the table include raising all fares 25 cents. Another option would raise fares for local rides by 25 cents and express fares by 50 cents.
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March 10
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Quiz: Do you know which records are public in Minnesota?

With at least 660 exemptions in the state's public records law, it can be hard to know what's available to you and what isn't.
Local
March 10

St. Paul schools winding down search for new leader

Community meeting with finalists set for March 29.
Local
March 8

Expect delays on Metro Green Line Wednesday night

Green Line riders can expect delays late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning as Metro Transit conducts maintenance on the line.
Local
March 7
John Thein, interim superintendent of the St. Paul Public Schools, was introduced by school board Chairman Jon Schumacher on June 22 in St. Paul.

St. Paul schools facing $27 million budget gap

Projections do not include possible state funding increases.
Local
March 7

Foley Boulevard closure in Coon Rapids begins Tuesday

Thousands of motorists who use Foley Boulevard in Coon Rapids will be on detour starting Tuesday, the Anoka County Transportation Department said.
Local
March 6

Bridges, buildings to be bathed in blue Monday night

More than 23 landmarks and bridges across the state will glow blue Monday night to bring to honor colon cancer survivors and remember those lost to the disease.
Local
March 6

Oct. 9, 1947: TV arrives in the Twin Cities

In a convoy of six jeeps accompanied by a police escort, RCA Victor's Television Caravan rolled into Minneapolis in October 1947. Several hundred spectators packed the Donaldson's department store on Nicollet Avenue to see demonstrations of the new technology. The next year, KSTP became the first TV station in Minnesota to broadcast regularly, beaming 12 to 14 hours of programming a week to about 2,500 television sets in the metro area.
Local
March 5

Bill would abolish Perpich Center; schools' future uncertain

Legislation advances to dissolve agency, but also leaves open possibility of other entities taking over schools.
Local
March 5

Sept. 4, 1945: Mary Haworth offers advice to a 'fuddy-duddy'

The syndicated Mary Haworth advice column added color and spark to the dull society pages of the Minneapolis Morning Tribune during the war years. Haworth (pronounced hay-worth) was the "slender, well-tailored, attractive" Elizabeth Young of the Washington Post. Hundreds of letters a week poured into her burlap-screened nook in the Post newsroom.
Local
March 3

Aug. 14, 1978: Kicks crush Cosmos 9-2

The Minnesota Kicks destroyed the defending champion Cosmos 9-2 Monday night at Metropolitan Stadium, riding the five-goal gunnery of Alan Willey to triumph in the first of a two-game NASL play-off series.