Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey delivered his second State of the City address Thursday.

Minneapolis to ban 'warrior' training for police, Frey says

Mayor Jacob Frey said Minneapolis will likely be the first city to ban the training, which critics say creates a higher likelihood for an unecessary use-of-force encounter with the public.

Noor's former partner testifies he feared for life when silhouette appeared

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Minneapolis police officer Matthew Harrity leaves the courtroom for lunch break with his attorney Fred Bruno.
Asked if the use of deadly force would've been premature, officer Matthew Harrity responded yes.

Minneapolis fire truck, 5 other vehicles in crash on busy street; no injuries

April 18
A Minneapolis Fire Department ladder truck was in a crash with five other vehicles Thursday on 38th Street between Hiawatha and Minnehaha avenues.
The truck was not on an emergency call, police said.
West Metro
April 18

Hennepin County reports drop in child protection caseloads

Hennepin County Board invested in staff, family resources to keep more kids out of system.
Minneapolis
April 18
Minneapolis police officer Matthew Harrity left the courtroom Thursday over the lunch break.

What we learned Thursday in court at Mohamed Noor's murder trial

Matthew Harrity, who was the partner of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, testified for roughly five hours.
Minneapolis
April 18

University of Minnesota professor and explorer pleads guilty to domestic assault

Climate change expert Aaron Doering will serve 180 days in the workhouse and complete two years of probation.
Data Drop
April 18

Fatal police encounters since 2000

The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
Minneapolis
April 18
Justine Ruszczyk Damond

Noor jury sees teen's 29-second video of shooting's aftermath

The teenager recorded a 29-second clip of the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
Minneapolis
April 18
U.S. Bank Stadium, shown in December before the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins.

Calif. man charged with swindling Vikings out of $35,000 luxury suite for two games

Check bounced after man threw a party and used a cabin suite for 49ers game, according to the complaint.
Minneapolis
April 17
Nancy Dunlap, shown at Minneapolis City Hall in December, is an investigator for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

What we learned in court at the Mohamed Noor trial

Noteworthy developments Wednesday at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor.
Minneapolis
April 17
Council Member Linea Palmisano (with microphone) stood Wednesday at the front of the City Hall Chambers with justice officials, survivors and other co

As reform looms, sex assault survivors share stories with Mpls. Council

Minneapolis police presented a comprehensive plan to better handle the cases
West Metro
April 16
Lawyer Stephen Tillitt spoke to reporters and read a statement on behalf of the family whose five-year-old son was tossed over a third floor balcony i

Man accused in attack on 5-year-old boy at Mall of America appears in court

Boy's family says outpouring of support affirms "overall goodness of humanity."
Minneapolis
April 16
FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 22, 2014, Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com, raises his arms in 2014 to celebrate

U student who claimed she was raped by Chinese billionaire files lawsuit

An attorney for Richard Liu said the suit is without merit.
Minneapolis
April 16
A preliminary rendering of the new Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities in north Minneapolis.

Growing nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters is moving to its own building in north Minneapolis

The nonprofit known for its mentoring programs will move in fall 2020.
Minneapolis
April 16
Cheryl Miller of Eden Prairie wrote a message in a book of prayers for Notre Dame on the Altar of the Sacred Heart at Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapo

At Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, faithful offers prayers for Notre Dame

The basilica will send a book of messages and prayers to the archbishop of Paris next week.
Minneapolis
April 16

What we learned in court Tuesday in the trial of Mohamed Noor

Sgt. Shannon Barnette, who managed the scene after the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, took center stage in testimony Tuesday at the murder trial of…
Minneapolis
April 16
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor leaves the Hennepin County Government Center after the first day of trial in Minneapolis on Monday, Apr

Prosecutors assail fired Mpls. officer's supervisor for procedural missteps, secrecy

Questions of secrecy continue in Mohamed Noor's murder trial
Minneapolis
April 16
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, left, and his attorney Thomas Plunkett made their way out of court at the Hennepin County Government C

Prosecutors in Noor case query officers about turning off body cams

Sgt. Jarrod Kunze took the stand Monday afternoon as Noor's murder trial entered its third week.
Minneapolis
April 15
The view a Twin Cities man had of the fire that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Twin Cities man could 'hear the gasps' as he saw Notre Dame Cathedral ablaze

A Twin Cities man found himself among stunned onlookers Monday as the famed spire that has long pierced the Parisian sky from atop the Notre Dame Cathedral collapsed in an orange crackle.
Minneapolis
April 15
University officials released this map showing where a violent robbery at gunpoint occurred on campus after dark.

Former U student walking on campus robbed, assaulted at gunpoint by 3 masked men

The violent attack occurred about 11 p.m. at the Twin Cities campus.
Minneapolis
April 15
The Mall of America in Bloomington. A man was charged Monday with attempted first-degree premeditated murder after throwing a 5-year-old child from a

Charges: Suspect in MOA attack was 'looking for someone to kill'

The suspect was "looking for someone to kill."
Minneapolis
April 14
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, is accompanied by his attorneys Peter Wold, not pictured, and Thomas Plunkett, right, as he wa

Brooks: At Noor trial and in other police shootings, bearing witness is all we have left

Justine Ruszczyk Damond was one of an estimated 987 people shot and killed by police in this country in 2017.
Minneapolis
April 13
Parades, festivals and races draw crowds to Hennepin Avenue each year. Here, members of CAAM Chinese Dance Theater performed during the 2018 Aquatenni

Minneapolis looks for safer, more vibrant Hennepin Avenue via reconstruction

One of downtown's main drags is due for a major renovation.