Salvador Pacheco of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center in Minneapolis prepared to discard a used syringe. Minneapolis is on pace to log 45

Minneapolis police take Compstat-like approach to drug overdoses

Jurisdictions share information to help identify trends before they escalate into major problems.

Minneapolis Pride Festival attendees celebrate 50 years of progress

June 22
Kelly Harris, of Mound, left, stood with his sister, Karly Boll, of Minneapolis, as they stopped by Spoonbridge Cherry on Saturday while visiting Prid
Many have seen dramatic social change, but caution prejudice hasn't disappeared entirely.

Southwest light rail extension could harm habitat of endangered bumblebees

June 22
The rusty patched bumblebee, the official state bee, lives along the Kenilworth corridor.
Opponents of light-rail line say construction is destroying habitat in Minneapolis.
North Metro
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Family identifies bicyclist fatally hit by Northstar train

The Minneapolis man was hit in Fridley and found dead miles up the line in Coon Rapids.
Minneapolis
June 23
Irma Burns, the mother of Jamar Clark, leaned on a sign bearing a photo of her son during a vigil in November 2017.

Federal case involving Jamar Clark returns to federal court next week

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis will get an update on negotiations or move closer to a trial.
West Metro
June 22
Amy Koopman

Minneapolis woman should not be prosecuted for filming Robbinsdale police, judge rules

Robbinsdale police cited Amy Koopman after she livestreamed an arrest last year.
Minneapolis
June 22
The Pride parade in Minneapolis in June 2017.

As Twin Cities Pride goes mainstream, some wonder if history is being lost

Thousands of people are expected to attend the annual festival this weekend.
Minneapolis
June 22
Pink and yellow lawn signs have begun to appear in front of homes and apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis.

Mpls. landlords are ramping up campaign vs. ordinances; pushback follows

Other groups are posting fliers around the city in an attempt to counter the Minnesota Multi Housing Association's efforts.
Minneapolis
June 21

Minneapolis names Sasha Cotton new violence prevention director

Cotton has served as the city's youth violence prevention coordinator since 2014.
Minneapolis
June 21
Flanked by union members, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey speaks in support of an initiative to crack down on wage theft.

Minneapolis City Council proposes crackdown on wage theft to parallel state law

The proposal would require employers to put all pay agreements in writing and provide regular written or electronic earnings statements for transparency.
Minneapolis
June 21
Katie Miller worked in the nonprofit world for 19 years before becoming a LGBTQIA community liaison for the Minneapolis Police Department.

New Minneapolis police liaison works to build bridges to LGBTQ community

Katie Miller is part of a new unit helping Minneapolis police seek broader solutions.
West Metro
June 21
In this 2012 file photo, Thom Pham toured Azia Market Bar & Restaurant as it was being prepared for its grand opening.

Former restaurateur Thom Pham given probation, house arrest for false tax returns

Thom Pham pleaded guilty to 38 felony counts of filing false tax returns.
Minneapolis
June 21
North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. (Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune)

North Memorial and Hennepin Healthcare break off merger talks

The two major Twin Cities hospital systems began preliminary merger talks earlier this year.
East Metro
June 21
Beverly Burrell

Maplewood heroin dealer pleads guilty in last two of five deaths linked to her

Sentence is concurrent with the 23 years she is serving for three others.
Minneapolis
June 21

Minneapolis summer lecture series on race begins in late July with history lesson

But controversial sessions with city staffers have not been rescheduled.
West Metro
June 20
A deputy walked down the hallway of the intake area in the basement of the Hennepin County Jail.

Hennepin County effort to cut jail inmate numbers pays off

Officials credited a combination of factors: fewer violators with misdemeanors going to jail, a shared in-custody database for real-time analysis, earlier release of suspects before charging and faster pretrial hearings.
Stage & Arts
June 20
Artist Seitu Jones, right, discussed the flat sculpture commemorating freed slave Harriet Robinson Scott at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on Thursd

Minnesota historical figures step out of the shadows and into the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

New works in Sculpture Garden bring historical figures back into the light
West Metro
June 20
SouthWest Transit CEO Len Simich sent Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey a letter saying buses should be given priority while a major downtown block is clos

SouthWest bus CEO complains about downtown Mpls. gridlock

Traffic jams on Marquette Avenue have some buses running 30 minutes late, leading to Len Simich's appeal to Mayor Jacob Frey.
Minneapolis
June 20
Bruce Webster

Minneapolis law firm wins death sentence reversal for Arkansas man with intellectual disability

"This is a groundbreaking and just outcome," said Dorsey & Whitney attorney Steven Wells.
Variety
June 19
Dancers celebrating Aztec traditions were part of this year’s annual May Day Parade, put on by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.

After years of losses, Minneapolis MayDay Parade has record-breaking year

The nonprofit behind it, which lost money on the event for years, announced steps to sort out its future.
Minneapolis
June 19

Before it opens, embattled Cheers bar could face eviction over unpaid rent

The Minneapolis bar owner has not paid rent for two months, court documents show.
East Metro
June 19

2nd suspect arrested in abduction, shooting of woman left to die near Stillwater

The alleged shooter and suspected gang member was arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping; an accomplice is at large.
South Metro
June 19
The Orange Line along I-35W will include a stop at the 46th Street station, pictured here.

$74.1M for Burnsville-to-Minneapolis Orange Line rapid bus comes through

The funding infusion that will help finish construction of the 17-mile line by 2021.