Local
December 6, 2017
Volunteers unload Christmas trees at the YMCA in Idaho Falls, Idaho in late November. A low supply of Christmas trees nationally could mean higher pri

Minnesota escapes national Christmas tree shortage

Growers say state has a hearty crop but inflation and shortages in other parts of the country could mean higher prices.
St. Paul
December 6, 2017
FILE--Three U.S. battleships are hit from the air during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo. From left are: USS West

Thursday marks 76th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

Among those honored: the 84 Naval Reservists from Minnesota serving on active duty at the time of the Japanese attack and who fired the first U.S. shots.
Local
December 6, 2017
Como Park Senior High teachers and upper class students welcomed new students at a freshman orientation event in August that included a stretch.

Exercise improves test scores, study of Minnesota students finds

Schools incorporate physical activity in the classroom, plus yoga and other activities, in three-year study.
Local
December 6, 2017
Jacob Wetterling

Stearns County hearing on release of Wetterling documents pushed to January

A hearing scheduled for this week to discuss the issue of the release of investigative documents in the Jacob Wetterling abduction and murder case has…
West Metro
December 6, 2017
Flavored cigars are for sale at Loon Grocery and Deli in Minneapolis, Minn., Monday, June 8, 2015. The Minneapolis City Council began discussing a pro

Robbinsdale latest to restrict sales of flavored tobacco products

The Robbinsdale City Council on Tuesday voted to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products to people 18 and older and allow sales of such…
Minneapolis
December 6, 2017
Construction crews begin demolition of the Minnehaha Academy campus damaged by a natural gas explosion. Here, workers walk by the rubble from the expl

Demolition begins at Minnehaha Academy campus damaged by gas explosion

Crews are ex­pect­ed to take six weeks to re­move de­bris from dam­aged area of build­ing.
Minneapolis
December 6, 2017

Body found at U building was professor who died of natural causes, authorities say

The man found dead at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Tuesday was a 74-year-old professor who died of natural causes, the Hennepin County…
East Metro
December 6, 2017

Roseville massage therapist charged with sexually assaulting client

New Brighton man calls it a "misunderstanding."
South Metro
December 6, 2017

South St. Paul man convicted of drunkenly killing girlfriend gets new trial

The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a South St. Paul man’s murder convictions after finding that his attorney conceded elements of guilt against the defendant’s wishes.…
North Metro
December 6, 2017
Deer carcasses from Anoka County that aren’t too far gone are delivered to a wildlife center as wolf fodder, but those that aren’t are currently t

Next for Anoka County: a deer carcass incinerator?

Some residents are unhappy about the purchase.
Minneapolis
December 6, 2017

Star Tribune 2017 Photos of the Year put on display

Star Tribune presentation Thursday at Minneapolis Institute of Art will feature photos of year.
St. Paul
December 6, 2017
Site of the former Ford Assembly Plant in St. Paul.

St. Paul City Council blocks effort to place Ford site plan on 2018 ballot

Opponents of the plan wanted to put the issue on the ballot in the next election.
Minneapolis
December 6, 2017
The Kateri Residence, which provides temporary housing for American Indian women recovering from addiction, will close its doors.

Mpls. home for American Indian women with addiction to close after 44 years

Highly valued in Minneapolis' American Indian community, but faced financial problems.
East Metro
December 6, 2017
Traffic backed up Monday on Hwy. 36 as it approached the closed Interstate 694. Officials said vehicles should be able to return to I-694, closed afte

I-694 in Oakdale expected to reopen by the weekend

A 5-mile segment of the freeway has been closed since a water main burst on Sunday creating a sinkhole.
Local
December 6, 2017
Homelessness in Minnesota jumped 4.5 percent in 2017, HUD reports

Homelessness in Minnesota jumped 4.5 percent in 2017, HUD reports

The 4.5 percent jump from 2016 to 2017 still puts the total below 2010 levels.
East Metro
December 6, 2017

Roseville police looking for driver who purposely hit woman in Uber parking lot

The victim said she didn't know the person who ran over her.
Local
December 6, 2017
The two-handed technique proved valuable to Sawyer Stevens.

Tevlin: Minnesota bus crash survivor was broken but never defeated

Sawyer Stevens' $100,000 scholarship won during the Big Ten title game doesn't compare to the story of his rise from the bus crash near Cottonwood, Minn., in 2008.
Local
December 6, 2017

Congress' inaction on CHIP would cost Minnesota $178 million

New state forecast shows the cost for continuing health coverage of 125,000 children.
State + Local
December 5, 2017
Emergency dispatcher Jo Richmond demonstrates how the new “Text-to-911” service works at the University of Minnesota’s emergency communications

Minnesotans can now text "911" instead of calling to summon help

Designed for people with hearing and speaking disabilities — or when silence makes a difference.
Minneapolis
December 5, 2017
Steve Kaplan, of Minneapolis, shoveled snow outside his home at 31st Street and Bryant Avenue S. in February 2016.

Shovel your sidewalk or Minneapolis will send someone to do it for $150

The city issued its annual reminder that clearing sidewalks of snow is the law.