Relatives of Celesta Yanez mourned at the Gichitwaa Kateri Church. She overdosed after being barred from visiting her sister.

Overdoses at Mpls. homeless shelter show challenging mission

As many as eight residents suffered overdoses on one day, illustrating the struggle to run a safe, lawful site without driving away homeless people who struggle with serious addiction.

Thor Cos. sued by Sunrise Banks for more than $3 million; receiver sought

Former chief executive Ravi Norman left, and founder Richard Copeland of Thor Cos. stand outside of the company's new headquarters as it was being bui
Thor Cos., the state's largest minority-owned company, is on the verge of financial collapse, according to the lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court.

Bird advocates get stadium to retract drapes between Final Four and Garth Brooks

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The downtown Minneapolis skyline is visible from locations inside U.S. Bank Stadium.
Preservationists say the black curtains behind the western glass doors will be more deadly to migrating birds.
Stage & Arts
Jason McLean at the Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown in 2014.

First trial begins in new lawsuits arising from Children's Theatre scandal

Alleging she was sexually assaulted in 1983, Laura Stearns sued CTC and its ex-teacher Jason McLean.

Transportation nonprofit Move Minneapolis merges with Minneapolis Regional Chamber

The merger hopes to provide the chamber's 1,400 members with "new transit and mobility options around Minneapolis," according to a statement.
West Metro

Hennepin County makes commitment to convert entire vehicle fleet to electric

Going all-electric depends on investment in charging stations, infrastructure.
Frederick W. Clifford residence at 325 Clifton Avenue in Minneapolis.

Now-lost Mpls. mansion was a sterling example of Tudor Revival style

Massive Tudor Revivals were once common in the Twin Cities. This Loring Park gem was one of the best.
Leslie MacKenzie poses for a photo in her backyard with her raised garden beds.

Minneapolis sustainability group's founder has been living the 'sharing economy'

Leslie MacKenzie is co-founder of Transition Longfellow, a neighborhood sustainability group that has operated out of south Minneapolis since 2011.

Construction worker rescued from trench at downtown Minneapolis worksite

Firefighters rescued a construction worker who fell into a trench in downtown Minneapolis’ North Loop Friday. The worker fell into the 15-foot trench at a…

Sex abuse allegations from 15 years ago lead to license revocation for Mpls. psychologist

A judge and a state board found that he should be held accountable even though he's no longer practicing.
South Metro
January 18
Michael Walker posted on Facebook a photograph of fans in Jordan with a Trump flag draped over the legs of four front-row spectators.

Superintendent reviewing display of Trump 2020 flag at basketball game

Minneapolis Roosevelt's coach was unhappy to see the banner displayed in the front row when his team played at Jordan on Tuesday. The flag's owner said it was part of a "theme night."
January 18
A rendering of how basketball could look in U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the men's basketball Final Four 2019.

Final Four will cost stadium millions more than Super Bowl

The stadium authority paid $627,000 out-of-pocket for the Super Bowl last winter. Chairman Michael Vekich would say only of the expected NCAA bill: "It's a lot larger — I'll leave it at that."
January 18
The newly reborn Armory in downtown Minneapolis, shown getting ready for Super Bowl shows, will host the free three-day music festival for the NCAA Ma

Final Four music festival heads to Minneapolis Armory; four-day party set for Nicollet Mall

Also set: A four-day tailgating party, to be held on Nicollet Mall.
West Metro
January 17
The Hennepin County Government Center. The County Board has put on hold its key mental health initiative to create secure psychiatric beds at the coun

New Hennepin County mental health facility on hold

County study says vacant building not an affordable option for secure facility.
January 17
An Uber driver died in this crash in Minneapolis in March 2018.

Unlicensed motorist admits being drunk when he killed Uber driver in Minneapolis crash

Sentence calls for about two years in prison before being put on supervised release.
January 17
Ravi Norman, Thor Companies CEO, shown last year outside the company's new headquarters.

Thor Companies runs into financial bind, raising questions

It comes months after the state's largest minority-owned company moved into a new North Side headquarters partially funded by Hennepin County.
January 16
Tyone Williams

Jury convicts man of killing Minneapolis activist Tyrone Williams

Williams was a father of four and devoted time to "making his community a better place," said County Attorney Mike Freeman.
North Metro
January 16

2 Fridley men charged in fatal shooting of 17-year-old

Travon Shug Wallace ditched the murder weapon with his cousin, who later bragged about the shooting, authorities say.
January 16
Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal, shown in 2018, said her office is trying to end the cycle of low-level offenders ending up in jail. One of the

Minneapolis will offer free rides to court for those charged with low-level offenses

The program is expected to launch in February.
January 16
Sgt. Andy Stender

Lawsuit claims supervisors did nothing when Minneapolis K-9 officer complained of harassment

The suit, filed Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court, seeks $50,000 in damages.
North Metro
January 16

Pedestrian killed in Brooklyn Park was Minneapolis man

The Hennepin County medical examiner has identified a 35-year-old man killed Monday evening when he was struck by a car as he ran across Hwy.…
January 16
A rendering of a proposed three-story building on the corner of 44th Street and Upton Avenue S. in Minneapolis. The facade of the building is facing U

Quiet reception for proposed development in Linden Hills

Development plans in the commercial district have previously caused strife.
January 16
A man with Minneapolis Public Schools repaired the glass in an entryway at North High School after bullets struck while school was in session.

Gunfire hits front of Mpls. North High School; no one hurt

Multiple shots were fired about 12:30 p.m. by a sidewalk near 15th and Irving avenues N. Police have no suspects.