Abdi Abdi, Shirwa Hassan Jirbil’s nephew, says his uncle was a generous man who used his education and language skills to help Somali elders and you

Family and strangers struggle to understand fatal Mpls. beating

A seemingly inconsequential encounter on a Metro Transit bus in Minneapolis led to violence and a loss for the loved ones of 75-year-old Shirwa Hasan Jibril.

Minneapolis schools to focus on grades K-2 students to close later gaps

November 14
Minneapolis kindergarten teacher Courtney Cline helped students including Samira,6, with phonemic awareness
About 40% of the achievement gap is seen before students enter kindergarten in the district. By third grade, the gap rises to 60%.

Minneapolis task force suggests alternatives to police for low-risk 911 calls

November 14
Council Member Linea Palmisano, shown in 2018, said she was encouraged by the group’s progress and added that it will require substantial additional
The group presented its final recommendations at a City Council committee on Wednesday.
Minneapolis
November 14

Cedar Riverside Multicultural Dinner

The Cedar Riverside Multicultural Dinner was held Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at the Brian Coyle Community Center in Minneapolis, Minn. For more than 20 years, this has been a unique opportunity for all those connected to the Cedar Riverside community to enjoy international cuisine from local restaurants, watch live performances, and most importantly connect with each other.
Minneapolis
November 14
Gonzalo Jiminez-Paz Jr. and Rey David Luna-Santillanes

Prison for duo caught in Minneapolis luxury high-rise with 64 pounds of meth, $33K and guns

One of the defendants was running a "significant drug trafficking operation here in Minnesota," said the U.S. attorney.
West Metro
November 14
A Brooklyn Park police officer carried a bicycle away from the scene where a bicyclist was killed after a crash with a school bus Wednesday morning on

Bicyclist killed in Brooklyn Park bus crash is identified

About 10 students on their way to a north Minneapolis charter school were on the bus at the time of the crash. None of them was hurt.
Minneapolis
November 14

Man, 75, killed in Metro Transit bus attack is identified

The Minneapolis man died almost a week after the attack.
Minneapolis
November 13
The U.S. Bank Stadium reserve account is expected to grow to nearly $200 million by 2023.

Growing cash in Vikings stadium fund needs more state guidance, audit says

The U.S. Bank Stadium reserve account is expected to grow to nearly $200 million by 2023, meriting more legislative oversight, a financial audit suggested.
Minneapolis
November 13
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

Minneapolis City Council committee approves $18 million for Affordable Housing Trust Fund projects

"A landmark day," mayor says after the unanimous council committee vote.
Minneapolis
November 13
Superintendent Ed Graff spoke to teachers at the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers 59 headquarters in Minneapolis in May.

Minneapolis schools chief earns passing grade in 2018-19

Ed Graff was rated as "developing" in all categories except for equity, in which he received the top mark of "meeting expectations."
Minneapolis
November 13
Jason McLean at the Loring Pasta bar in summer of 2014.

Judge grants $2.5M judgment against former Children's Theatre actor accused of sex assault

McLean now faces more than $8 million in judgments in Minnesota.
Minneapolis
November 13

U professor who pleaded guilty to domestic assault resigns

Aaron Doering, 48, pleaded guilty to choking his fiancée in 2018.
Minneapolis
November 13

Police: Woman pistol-whipped in S. Minneapolis home invasion

No arrests had been announced as of Tuesday morning.
Minneapolis
November 13

4 Twin Cities women charged in scheme to steal $680,000 meant for Catholic Charities homeless

The U.S. Attorney's Office charged four women with fraud in a case involving Catholic Charities.
Minneapolis
November 13

75-year-old man dies after attack, disagreement on Metro Transit bus, Mpls. police say

Charges against the man accused in the attack were immediately amended from felony assault to second-degree murder.
West Metro
November 12
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a report from

Teen birthrate in Hennepin County fell sharply in 2018

Rates have dropped by nearly two-thirds since 2009.
Minneapolis
November 12
Josefa Calleja, left, and Cecilia Morales worked on the presort line at the Eureka Recycling facility in Minneapolis, pulling nonrecyclables from the

Minneapolis looks to improve access to composting in order to reduce waste

City plans to go through some trash to make sure it's being sorted right.
Minneapolis
November 12
Surveillance video at Salaam Mosque in northeast Minneapolis shows an individual smashing a glass door in the mosque.

Attack on Minneapolis mosque comes as reports of hate crimes drop

Experts urge better reporting and training to identify bias motivate crimes.
Minneapolis
November 12
Surveillance video at Salaam Mosque in Northeast Minneapolis shows an individual smashing a glass door in the mosque.

Vandal damages northeast Mpls. mosque in possible hate crime

Video surveillance shows the perpetrator breaking out a glass door in the middle of the night and fleeing.
Minneapolis
November 12
Minneapolis
November 12
Raymond Hoisington, 9, bowled a stone across a small frozen pond at the Bell Museum where he was with his family to watch the transit of Mercury acros

Minnesota lakes are freezing weeks ahead of schedule

Monday marked the coldest high on Nov. 11 in three decades in the Twin Cities. New lowest-high records were set across the northern part of Minnesota as an arctic air mass moved through the state and much of the country.
Minneapolis
November 12
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said he was "certain" the revelation would lead defense attorneys to request dismissing charges in cases involvi

Firing of HCMC nurse prompts review of sexual assault cases

County Attorney's Office waited months to reveal expert witness's dismissal.
Minneapolis
November 12
Following a three-year study that showed high bird mortality rates around U.S. Bank Stadium, conservationists are pushing for swift action to make the

Activists say retrofitting of U.S. Bank Stadium glass to protect birds is long overdue

Stadium authority will meet for first time since $300K study released.