Yvonne, 32, sits in the makeshift camp just off of Hiawatha and Cedar Avenues as James Cross, founder of Natives Against Heroin, burns sage and prays.

Growing Mpls. homeless camp raises public health alarms

The camp dwellers say they feel safer watching over each other in a large group than living scattered on the streets; they are determined to remain despite repeated attempts by the state to clear them out.

Minneapolis must pay $190,000 to spurned police recruit over psychological screen

August 14
City Attorney Susan Segal said the settlement was in the best interest of “all involved,” and that the department has changed its contractor used
Police recruit, a veteran who served in Iraq, was rejected over PTSD diagnosis.

Minneapolis men's upscale clothing reseller goes from clicks to bricks

Robert Sheie, who started Menswear Market online in 2011, believes his new brick-and-mortar store will help make him more efficient.
Menswear Market, a men's-only consignment store, is a rarity in the Twin Cities.
3 minutes ago
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey gave his first budget address on Wednesday at Minneapolis City Hall in front of notes to him from the people about the af

Mpls. mayor'ss proposed budget focuses on more money for affordable housing

Jaob Frey said Minneapolis is confronting an affordable housing crisis and putting off investments.
Home & Garden
51 minutes ago
This geodesic dome home is located on a cul-de-sac near a park in the Camden neighborhood of north Minneapolis.

Atheist activist's rare geodesic dome home hits market in north Minneapolis

The dome home, built in 1982, includes three levels and a spiral staircase.
52 minutes ago
Lake Harriet Bandshell.

Bat found on path near Lake Harriet tests positive for rabies

Health officials urge shots for anyone who might have come in contact with the animal.
Tescil R. Mason-Kimmons

Career criminal admits to making good on jailhouse vow, killing rival near Mpls. park

The guilty plea allowed the defendant to avoid a possible life sentence without parole.
State + Local
Yvonne, 32, sits in the makeshift camp just off of Hiawatha and Cedar Avenues as James Cross, founder of Natives Against Heroin, burns sage and prays

Help is on the way for large homeless encampment in south Minneapolis

"Unprecedented" effort will offer assistance on housing, medical care, drug treatment.
Eat & Drink
Waffle "sandwiches" at Nordic Waffles.

Sample new Minnesota State Fair foods at Star Tribune's preview party Aug. 16

To ready you for the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the Star Tribune will hold its Preview Party Thursday at Strib headquarters (Capella Tower Atrium, Star Tribune…
State + Local
2018 Minnesota primary election results

2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.
August 14
Roderick Evans

Shooter admits to midday drive-by killing in north Minneapolis

A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a man in a midday drive-by in north Minneapolis.Stevevontae D. Champion, of Minneapolis, admitted in…
August 14

Prosecutors: Minneapolis murder suspect pulled gun during fistfight

The suspect was identified through witness statements and surveillance video.
August 14
Protesters marched July 31, two days after Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey released the police body camera footage from the fatal shooting of Thurman Ble

Blevins video exposes divide between police, communities of color

The police body-camera video showing the final moments of Thurman Blevins' life was supposed to provide clarity and answers surrounding his death. Instead, it has reignited the debate about how police interact with minority residents.
August 13

Child dies after swing set collapses in Zumbrota, Minn.

A 4-year-old child died Monday morning in Zumbrota, Minn., after a swing set collapsed, according to the Zumbrota Police Department.
August 12
Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar, left, and Rashida Tlaib, a congressional candidate in Detroit.

Former Project Veritas staffer crashes Ilhan Omar campaign event in Minneapolis

A campaign event for state Rep. Ilhan Omar was disrupted Saturday night when Laura Loomer, a conservative media personality with a history of attacking Muslims…
August 11
One busy man: Dan Collison, director of downtown partnerships for Minneapolis Downtown Council, executive director of East Town Business Partnership,

East Town area of Minneapolis is growing up fast

That's the verdict of one of downtown's busiest and most engaged observers, who shares his views.
August 11
A crowd cheered a speaker at a Minneapolis school board meeting in April where opposition was raised to proposed budget cuts at individual schools.

Two seats up for grabs in Minneapolis school board race

The race for the citywide seats has touched on equity issues, budget strife, a referendum and steering the district into the future.
August 11
The Zac Brown Band performed Friday, August 10, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.

Zac Brown Band powers its country music with big dose of pop

The hitmakers played as many covers as their own biggest songs at Target Field.
August 11
Andrea Siegel is a Minneapolis activist and mom who is trying to get kids and adults to stop one environmentally destructive habit: using straws. She

Minneapolis activist wants us to say 'no thanks' to plastic straws

Andrea Siegel, a 42-year-old social media marketer and mom of two, is a leader of No Straws Please Minneapolis, a grass-roots volunteer effort.
August 10
Relatives and friends remembered Lonzo Washington on Friday. The 28-year-old was shot and killed Thursday night in Minneapolis.

Arrest announced in shooting death in Minneapolis' Near North neighborhood

Friends and family identified the victim as Lonzo Washington.
August 10
Osmo Vänskä led the Minnesota Orchestra’s “Celebrating Mandela at 100” concert at Orchestra Hall Friday.

'Music became a weapon against apartheid,' Mandela's daughter says as orchestra previews its program

"We're not in Kansas anymore, are we?" joked the evening's host, Brian Newhouse of Classical MPR, after the drums had quieted and the applause died down.
August 10
Maria Garcia runs her auto body shop focused on quality and respect. Sometimes, customers are surprised to learn she’s the owner.

This Minneapolis business owner and mechanic knows her way around a tire

Maria Garcia is one of just 1.7 percent of women who work as automotive service technicians or mechanics.
August 10

Man fatally shot in north Minneapolis

Police said they believe that the suspect and victim knew each other. No arrests have been made.