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December 4

Man charged with murder after homicide in Minneapolis apartment building

Police believe the victim may have died of a heart attack as part of an altercation.
South Metro
December 4

Richfield man who sought 'suicide by cop' after stealing cab sentenced to federal prison

Mario Luis Jones was later arrested without injury days after crashing stolen cab in high-speed chase.
Minneapolis
December 4
Dramatic video shows police chase that ended in crash at Mpls. park, injuring 3 children

Dramatic video shows police chase that ended in crash at Mpls. park, injuring 3 children

Three children were hurt June 11 when Kabaar Powell crashed into a playground while fleeing state troopers.
Minneapolis
December 4

Authorities find dead man floating in Mississippi River in Minneapolis

Hennepin County sheriff's deputies and Minneapolis police responded to just past the St. Anthony Lock and Dam around noon.
Minneapolis
December 4
Aaron Biard

North Mpls. precinct chief demoted after Christmas tree uproar

The lieutenant in charge of the day shift was also replaced after a photo of the tree surfaced on social media, sparking a public backlash.
Minneapolis
December 3
Minneapolis skyline

Days before final vote, group sues Minneapolis over 2040 plan

The suit claims the city's long-range plan will "adversely impact the environment."
Minneapolis
December 3

Man survives St. Paul shooting with bullet lodged in baseball cap

A man survived being shot in the head in St. Paul on Sunday, and police recovered the bullet fired at him lodged in the front…
Minneapolis
December 3
Traffic camera footage of a crash at the 4th Street ramp.

2 dead in crash at 4th Street ramp off of I-94 in downtown Mpls.

The crash occurred just before 9:30 p.m. The ramp into downtown leads to 4th Street, which is near Pizza Luce.
Variety
December 3
The Temple Court Building in Minneapolis was designed by E. Townsend Mix and completed in 1886.

Precursor to Mpls.' famed Metropolitan Building had dazzling inner court — and bad karma

E. Townsend Mix's Temple Court was a design warmup to Minneapolis' majestic Metropolitan.
Minneapolis
December 2
Roderick A. Evans

Driver in fatal north Minneapolis shooting sentenced to 16-year term

The 21-year-old must serve nearly 10 years in prison before his supervised release.
Minneapolis
December 1
Special agent in charge Chris Deremer with the Wisconsin DCI stands next to a photo of Jayme Closs during a news conference in October.

Brooks: A story of two Christmas trees, law enforcement agencies and the places in their communities

While Wisconsin law enforcement uses a Christmas tree to bring a community together, a Minneapolis precinct does the opposite.
Minneapolis
December 1
In St. Paul: AECOM envisions up to four towers overlooking St. Paul’s waterfront that would include hotel rooms, apartments, offices and condos.

Big developer AECOM looks to stretch its reach in the Twin Cities construction market

Seeking new markets, Los Angeles-based AECOM goes after Twin Cities residential projects.
Minneapolis
December 1
The area around where the man was found dead in Minneapolis, just south of downtown.

Man dead in apparent homicide near Park and Franklin avenues in Minneapolis

The man had wounds indicating a recent physical altercation, which may have triggered a heart attack. He died at the scene.
Minneapolis
December 1
Although people are finding housing and moving away from the homeless camp on Hiawatha, many remain. In this photo, Josue Palacios, pastor of the Igle

Dozens at Mpls. homeless camp find housing ahead of deadline

A massive outreach effort has helped reduce the population of the tent city by more than half since September.
Minneapolis
December 1
St. Thomas played Wisconsin-River Falls in a NCAA Division III game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium as part of the U.S. Bank Stadium Basket

For basketball players and fans, Vikings' home feels just fine

This weekend's games are a trial run for next spring's Final Four extravaganza.
Minneapolis
December 1
Light rail and auto traffic was affected after a train car and SUV collided at the intersection of 5th Street and 3rd Avenue in downtown Minneapolis o

No one hurt when car hits light-rail train in downtown Minneapolis

"I just didn't stop fast enough," the driver said.
Minneapolis
November 30
“Chief Arradondo and I will not tolerate conduct that departs from our values.”
Statement from Mayor Jacob Frey

Two Mpls. police officers on leave over racist Christmas tree decorations

As a "prank," an officer decorated a tree in the north Minneapolis precinct with ornaments many called racist.
Minneapolis
November 30
Mohamed Noor, accompanied by his legal team, Peter Wold, and Tom Plunkett left following a probable cause hearing for the ex-Minneapolis cop Thursday,

Prosecutors seek second-degree murder charge vs. fired Mpls. officer Noor

Mohamed Noor already faces charges in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.
Minneapolis
November 30
Three Bird scooters were on the sidewalk at 9th and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis during the summer.

Popular electric scooters ride out of town, just like summer

Thousands enjoyed the new popular form of transport in the Twin Cities.
West Metro
November 30
Officials ceremoniously threw dirt during Friday's long-awaited groundbreaking for the Southwest light-rail line.

SWLRT groundbreaking draws cheers from transit supporters

Construction of nearly 15-mile line to begin in earnest this winter, with passenger service expected to begin in 2023.