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Minneapolis
June 8
South High Principal Ray Aponte collected hugs, high-fives and goodbyes from students and staff on his last day of school on Friday, June 7.

'It's about the kids': Longest-serving principal in Minneapolis schools retires

Ray Aponte has been a principal in the Minneapolis Public Schools for 25 years.
Minneapolis
June 7
Laura Stearns read a statement at a press conference at attorney Jeff Anderson’s office after a Minneapolis jury found the Children’s Theatre negl

Children's Theatre withdraws motion seeking court costs from sex abuse victim

The filing came a week after CTC issued a public apology to abuse victim.
Minneapolis
June 7
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), the agency that runs U.S. Bank Stadium, has eliminated about $100,000 from the public payroll.

U.S. Bank Stadium authority eliminates communications position, saving $100K

Duties for now will be handled by the marketing and communications manager for SMG, the company that manages and books stadium events.
Minneapolis
June 7
Tenant Tecara Ayler spoke with Mayor Jacob Frey in 2018 following a meeting with tenants of landlord Mahmood Khan, who is now banned from holding rent

Tenants of troubled Minneapolis landlord become homeowners

Contracts signed for Mpls. houses formerly rented out by Mahmood Khan.
Minneapolis
June 7
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walked through the elevator lobby of the Hennepin County Government Center with his legal team on Frida

The fatal shooting of Justine Damond by Mohamed Noor

Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who called Minneapolis police on July 15, 2017, to report a possible assault in the alley behind her south Minneapolis home, was fatally shot by officer Mohamed Noor.
Minneapolis
June 7
Bags of Narcan kits were also available in a dinner line sponsored by Natives Against Heroin at a homeless encampment near Hiawatha and Cedar Avenues

Police, health officials on high alert after Mpls. has record 50 ODs in a week

Police say that further testing was needed to determine which drugs were involved, though opioids are strongly suspected.
Minneapolis
June 7
Minnehaha Parkway in south Minneapolis would no longer be a continuous route for motorists under a plan being considered to improve bicycle and pedest

Park Board may force cars off part of Minnehaha Parkway

The Minneapolis Park Board proposal aims to boost bike and pedestrian safety. It would include medians at some intersections to force cars to turn.
Minneapolis
June 6
The number of homeowners in Minneapolis challenging the city over the estimated value of their properties has surged for a second consecutive year, ov

Challenges to home valuations surge in Minneapolis

Minneapolis assessor's office overrun with rise in homeowners' requests.
Minneapolis
June 6

Police urge vigilance after garage burglars strike south Minneapolis neighborhood

The overnight crime spree targeted at least nine garages or homes.
Minneapolis
June 6
Laura Stearns read a statement at a news conference at the office of attorney Jeff Anderson, at right, after a Minneapolis jury found the Children's T

CTC apologizes for seeking court costs from sex abuse victim

"Last week we failed in our commitment to be empathetic and respectful in our handling of our legal obligation," Children's Theatre Company artistic director Peter Brosius said.
Minneapolis
June 5
Outreach workers, from left, Troy Murphy, Derion Enge and Angelique Ford helped tell homeless youths about the services provided at YouthLink in Minne

Minneapolis homeless youth drop-in center celebrates renovation, $6 million fundraising campaign

YouthLink is expanding its services to help more homeless youths.
Minneapolis
June 5
Jason Wenschlag, left, principal of Minnehaha Academy's upper school, Rev. Mark Stromberg, President Donna Harris and chairman of the board David Ande

Minnehaha Academy prepares to reopen school destroyed by explosion

Work on rebuilt campus will wrap this summer.
Minneapolis
June 5
Prosecutors say Nouh O. Elmi, 23, is seen at left in this surveillance photo dumping hot coals outside the Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun restaurant pavili

Man charged with starting Lola fire with hookah coals

Nouh O. Elmi, 23, of Minneapolis is accused of accidentally starting the fire that destroyed the Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun pavilion last month.
Minneapolis
June 5
Minneapolis landlord Stephen Frenz

Judge nixes some of landlord Stephen Frenz's requests for tenant information in perjury case

Landlord Stephen Frenz's attorneys told eviction history of tenants who may testify against him is irrelevant.
Minneapolis
June 5
AnnDee Gunderson, left, and Natasha Gunderson became emotional recalling their cousin Kimberly Gunderson, who died in a crash last September in front

Mpls. man given 32 years in prison for crash outside Matt's Bar that killed 3

Three people were killed and five were injured in the Sept. 2018 crash.
Minneapolis
June 5
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is among those who denounced a new LGBTQ-friendly bar scheduled to open this month after allegations that the owner has a

Owner of new LGBT bar sparks protest over anti-Semitic posts

The owner of Cheers is accused of posting disparaging comments about the Jewish faith, eliciting protest from the Minneapolis mayor.
Minneapolis
June 5
Attorneys representing ex-Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor filed dozens of letters from community members supporting their case for probation i

Dozens of supporters file letters supporting probation for Mohamed Noor in Justine Damond killing

A Minneapolis police supervisor who testified at Noor's murder trial wrote in support of a lighter sentence.
East Metro
June 5

Man whose body was found in Washington County was homicide victim

A man whose body was found Sunday in May Township in Washington County was the victim of a homicide, authorities said Wednesday. The body of…
Minneapolis
June 5
Minneapolis city coordinator Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde listened as Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey delivered his second State of the City address in April

Mpls. officials cancel segregated meetings for city staff members

Three sessions had been planned through July, with black and white staffers meeting separately.
Minneapolis
June 4

Number of Minneapolis serial rapist's victims grows to at least 7, charges say

Police say they believe there are still more women who have been attacked that have yet to come forward.