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North Metro
October 3
Metro Transit said it will temporarily discontinue groundbreaking electric bus service along a busy route until problems with the vehicles’ chargers

Metro Transit temporarily pulls electric buses from C Line because of problems with chargers

Diesel vehicles will serve as replacements on the route between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center.
Minneapolis
October 3
Judson Memorial Baptist responded to the vandalism with a competition for punchier messages for the church sign. Suggestions include: “666 Problems,

Brooks: Minneapolis congregation offers kindness, art classes to graffiti vandal

Tagged with the mark of the beast, this small Minneapolis congregation responded with grace, humor and empathy. The mark of the best.
West Metro
October 3
Lt. Robert Staupe Credit: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

Hennepin sheriff's official demoted after squad found in Wis. ditch

Robert Staupe remains on leave after unmarked SUV is found in a Wisconsin ditch with a vodka bottle inside.
Minneapolis
October 3
Judge Fred Karasov delivered the sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Christopher Reiter in 2017.

Hennepin County judge on life support, faces uncertain prognosis after collapse

Karasov was a county prosecutor before he was appointed to the Hennepin bench in 2008.
Minneapolis
October 3
Commerce leaders say the increased crime in downtown Minneapolis has driven customers away from the area.

Business leaders call for more police in downtown Minneapolis

City Council Member Lisa Goodman joined them and said she would like to hire more officers and rethink other policies to improve safety in the area.
Minneapolis
October 3
Investigators worked the scene of a homicide on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at the Cedars 94 apartment complex in Minneapolis.

1 fatally shot, 1 injured in Minneapolis' Seward neighborhood

It happened hours after downtown leaders asked for more police officers.
Minneapolis
October 2

Linda Back McKay, Twin Cities writing teacher and author, dies at 72

She parlayed her volunteer work into a series of advertising jobs, the creation of her own copywriting business, and a long career as a writer and teacher at the Loft Literary Center.
Minneapolis
October 2
A driver smashed into a bakery at 17th Avenue and Lake Street on Monday after carjacking a vehicle and injuring at least five people, Minneapolis poli

Charges: Man smashed car window with his head before carjacking, running over teens

One of the siblings hit by the fleeing suspect is in critical condition.
West Metro
October 2
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson, shown in April.

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office seeks $5 million for body cameras

The $5 million budget request would equip 148 deputies with cameras.
Minneapolis
October 2
In 2018, Park Police Chief Jason Ohotto, then-interim Superintendent Mary Merrill, and Abdirahman Mukhtar, of the community outreach and access coordi

Minneapolis Park Board votes to offer settlement to Somali teens handcuffed at a city park

It's not immediately clear if a figure has been decided upon.
North Metro
October 2
This north Minneapolis crash in June 2018 left two people dead.

Unlicensed Blaine driver who killed 2 in Mpls. alley crash gets 10-plus years

Motorist with 4 DWIs on her record was drinking and using cocaine shortly before the wreck, according to police.
Minneapolis
October 2

Authorities ID man shot dead near Salvation Army's downtown Mpls. shelter

No arrests have been announced in the shooting nearly a month ago.
Minneapolis
October 2
A driver smashed into a bakery at 17th Avenue and Lake Street on Monday after carjacking a vehicle and injuring at least five people, Minneapolis poli

Siblings on walk to ice cream shop victims in Mpls. carjacking rampage

Police say the suspected driver is a violent repeat offender who was on probation and under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
Stage & Arts
October 1
Survivor Jina Penn-Tracy, who said she was abused from 1983 to 1985 by Jason McLean and Children’s Theatre co-founder John Clark Donahue, became emo

Children's Theatre, Twin Cities theater community try to heal after abuse

Some survivors say CTC is doing too little, too late.
Minneapolis
October 1
Carpools are getting a break on parking costs at the ABC ramps near Target Field.

Mpls. cuts parking rates for all carpools to $20 a month at ABC ramps

Carpools that use the ABC ramps near Target Center can also park for as low as $5 a day.
Minneapolis
October 1
Eagan’s Mallory Weggemann, a gold medal paralympic swimmer, said she’s excited her Olympics teammates are coming to her hometown.

Paralympics trials come to Minneapolis in June 2020 for swimmers, cyclists and track athletes

Cyclists, swimmers and track athletes will seek team spots for Tokyo.
Minneapolis
October 1

Charge: Suspect pistol-whipped, fatally shot stranger walking with girlfriend in Minneapolis

Varnell D. Allen, 23, was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Enzo Herrera-Garcia, of Apple Valley.
Stage & Arts
October 1
Katherine Crawford Luber was named the new Minneapolis Institute of Art director. “She brings both the business world and the art curatorial world t

Minneapolis Institute of Art turns to Texas, hires second female director

Katherine Luber has led the San Antonio Museum of Art for eight years and brings some business world know-how to the job.
Minneapolis
October 1
Burhan Elmi, co-owner of the cafe, left, chatted with John Torgeson, right, who works in emergency glass services, who had come to measure the windows

Minneapolis man charged with bias crimes in East Franklin window smashings

The man told officers he hates "the Somalis," police say.
Minneapolis
October 1
Me’Lea Connelly, who founded a credit union to invest in black businesses, led a discussion regarding black economic resistance to a group at the Un

Leaders of proposed north Mpls. credit union terminated amid fraud allegations

Misconduct accusations cloud nonprofit pushing social justice.