Valerie Castile sat amid the paintings and other works strangers have made for her since the death of her son.

Philando Castile exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art embraces beauty and trauma

Bringing Castile's story into the Minneapolis Institute of Art gives it weight, artists say about "Art and Healing: In the Moment," which opened this weekend.

Sedation cases raise questions about boundaries for police, EMS

June 17
Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic agent that induces a trance-like, sometimes hallucinatory, dissociative state.
Concerns about ketamine use are drawing national attention to the response for emergencies that require split-second decisionmaking.

See the first night of the Northern Spark festival

June 16
The first night of the Northern Spark festival opened up Friday. The theme of this year's festival was "commonality" and included dozens of local artists and performers who set up exhibitions in the Commons, Nicollet Mall and Minneapolis Central Library. The festival drew hundreds to enjoy walking downtown and partake in the interactive art displays.
Minneapolis
June 19
Friends Rosie Mudrey and Bruce Hawks smoked cigars while hanging out after work at Hidden Beach. “It’s always had a reputation of being a laid bac

At Cedar Lake's Hidden Beach, it's not all fun in the sun

Neighbors in the affluent Kenwood neighborhood say they're turning the beach's reputation around with family-friendly events and money to pay for extra police patrols. But it's an ongoing battle, with police incident reports doubling last year.
Minneapolis
June 19
Kyle and Nicolle Peltier, surrounded for this portrait photo by their seven children: Jullianna (lower left), Ellianna (center left), Lillianna (top),

Dad of kids hit by SUV on playground questions high-speed chase

They seek answers in playground crash that left one child critically hurt.
Minneapolis
June 19
This van crashed into a parked vehicle in a north Minneapolis alley.

Blaine woman charged after crash in Mpls. alley kills 2

A woman charged with multiple felonies in a crash that killed two people and injured another in a Minneapolis alley this weekend remained under police guard in a hospital Monday.
Minneapolis
June 19
Tecara Ayler, a tenant of discredited landlord Mahmood Khan, rested her head on the shoulder of fellow renter Patricia Grant after Friday’s meeting.

Layoffs at nonprofit a blow to Mpls. tenants

Minneapolis scrambles to find new partner after nonprofit helping tenants sheds staff.
Minneapolis
June 18
A woman watched as commuters navigated Portland Avenue southbound during the evening rush hour Friday.

Drivers avoiding I-35W construction put pressure on south Mpls. streets

Displaced 35W drivers squeeze onto residential roads
Minneapolis
June 18

Light rail service resumes in downtown Minneapolis

Light rail service in downtown Minneapolis was disrupted Monday afternoon after police investigated an abandoned backpack near the Hennepin County jail. After a brief delay,…
Minneapolis
June 18
Rep. Ilhan Omar hugged her husband Ahmed Hirsi after she won the DFL endorsement. Their daughter Isra Hirsi, 15, is on the right.

State Rep. Omar wins DFL endorsement for Ellison's seat

Voting is largely symbolic but builds momentum for primary.
Minneapolis
June 17

One of 2 victims in Mpls. alley crash is identified

A 40-year-old Minneapolis man has been identified as one of two people killed in a violent two-vehicle crash in a north Minneapolis alley Friday evening.
Music
June 16
Father John Misty performed as the final act at Rock the Garden on Saturday, a day that showered rain, then heat on the Walker Art Center crowd.

Father John Misty tops a moist Rock the Garden party

Rain gave way to sweat at the annual concert outside the Walker Art Center.
Minneapolis
June 16

Driver in north Mpls. crash that killed 2 could face charges, police say

"Speed, reckless and impaired driving are all thought to be possible causes of the crash," said police spokesman John Elder.
Variety
June 16
Maria Wasserle looks up at a mature hackberry tree, which produces edible berries

Minnesota foragers find food in the wild: 'I love stinging nettle'

As laws are relaxed, more Minnesotans are foraging in parks for edible wild plants.
Minneapolis
June 15

Two people die, two injured in crash in north Mpls. alley

A driver hit two telephone poles and a parked car, flipping his vehicle, police said.
Minneapolis
June 15

As Minneapolis homicide investigation continues, family and friends grieve

No one has been arrested in the shooting death of Dayigin Broadus, 18.
Minneapolis
June 15
Dr. William Heegaard, Hennepin Healthcare's chief medical officer, spoke about ketamine sedation by EMS workers in police-related situations on Friday

Hennepin Healthcare to seek outside review of ketamine use

The hospital's chief medical officer responded to an internal report Friday raising questions about police-paramedic interactions.
Minneapolis
June 15
Kyle and Nicolle Peltier, surrounded for this portrait photo by their seven children: Jullianna (lower left), Ellianna (center left), Lillianna (top),

2 siblings run over in Mpls. now home; 1 other still critical, in new hospital

2-year-old Kayden Peltier had surgery Friday and is in "another hospital better equipped to take care of his injuries."
Minneapolis
June 15
The design for a new 11-story Minneapolis municipal office building. Friday was the last full weekday for workers, courthouse visitors and other drive

Minneapolis government parking garage comes down next week to make way for municipal building

The ramp was used for the last time on Friday, as wrecking crews take it over on Monday.
West Metro
June 15
Ron Meshbesher

Prominent Twin Cities defense attorney Ron Meshbesher dies

He had been suffering from Alzheimer's and died Wednesday.
Minneapolis
June 15
On multiple occasions, in the presence of Minneapolis police, Hennepin Healthcare EMS workers injected suspects of crimes who already appeared to be r

Urged by Mpls. police, EMS staff subdued dozens with a sedative

The findings of a draft report prompted the Minneapolis Police Department to tell officers that it's not their role to encourage sedation.
Minneapolis
June 15
Kyle and Nicolle Peltier, surrounded for this portrait photo by their seven children: Jullianna (lower left), Ellianna (center left), Lillianna (top),

Mom of kids run over on Mpls. playground grateful for help from strangers

Strangers step up to raise money: "Family went from the innocence and joy of a playground to the pain and uncertainty of the ER within mere minutes."
Minneapolis
June 15
Monday will be the first weekday since the state shut down the main entrances from Interstate 35W into and out of downtown.

Weekend travel: 35W in south Mpls. closed; parts of light-rail lines shut down

Metro area roads are awash with closures and detour signs, and this weekend construction spreads to the rails. Portions of both the Green Line and Blue Line will be shut down, as will Interstate 35W between downtown Minneapolis and the Crosstown.