St. Paul
December 5

St. Paul City Council approves $75,000 settlement in police dog attack

The settlement was reached even though no lawsuit or claim had been filed.
Local
December 5
The Rush City prison, shown around its opening.

Minnesota Department of Corrections in talks with Rush City prisoners after work strike

Rush City prisoners say they're being mistreated.
Minneapolis
December 5
Inhabitants of a large homeless camp along Hiawatha and Franklin Avenues in south Minneapolis stay warm by a fire at night.

Minneapolis homeless camp inspires interfaith developer to plan 70-unit affordable complex

Representatives of the group's 90 congregations visited the Hiawatha encampment in October.
Minneapolis
December 5
Outgoing Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and Commissioner Peter McLaughlin.

Hennepin County Board vote delayed on proposed Sheriff's Office cuts

A proposal was offered that would decrease the amount of money cut from the sheriff's budget.
Variety
December 5
Mall of America prepares to open 'Skate the Star' ice rink

Mall of America prepares to open 'Skate the Star' ice rink

The new ice skating rink at the Mall of America will be open to the public Dec. 8 through Jan. 27.
West Metro
December 5

Robbinsdale hit-and-run suspect turns himself in to police

The 44-year-old motorist from Brooklyn Park walked into the Robbsindale Police Department.
St. Paul
December 5

Driver in fatal crash takes St. Paul police to court for return of car, belongings

St. Paul attorney Peter Berge alleges that the city violated his constitutional right to due process.
West Metro
December 5

International flight makes unscheduled landing at MSP due to unruly passenger

The Norwegian Air flight was en route from Oakland to Paris.
Minneapolis
December 5
The area near where a teen was shot Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

Teen injured in shooting on western edge of downtown Minneapolis

The man was shot on the 800 block of Linden Avenue W. around shortly after 7 p.m. and taken to HCMC.
Minneapolis
December 5
Outgoing Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and Commissioner Peter McLaughlin.

Sheriff Rich Stanek irked lame-duck county commissioner cutting budget

Nearly $2 million in reduced jail personnel spending on the table.
Local
December 5
The customer experience team at Virtuwell, shown in 2017 responding to customer questions and feedback about the service.

Telemedicine in Minnesota has increased sevenfold in 5 years

More Minnesotans are connecting with their doctors electronically.
Local
December 5
New high-resolution signs such as this one on westbound I-94 at Dale Street in St. Paul allow MnDOT to display distance as well as travel times.

The Drive: MnDOT adds distance to signs showing travel times

The overhead message boards that display freeway travel times have been extremely popular with Twin Cities metro area drivers since their debut. But Drive reader…
Local
December 5
University of Minnesota regents are in a delicate position going into a Wednesday meeting to make decisions on finalists for the job of university pre

University regents are put on the spot over filling top job

Some semifinalists for the president job are willing to be named finalists — and go public with their identities — only if they are the sole front-runner.
Local
December 4
Minnesota Pollution Control Commissioner John Linc Stine.

MPCA chief hears a wave of worry over Fillmore County feedlot plan

Foes of a 5,000-hog farm in Fillmore County flooded the meeting in Mabel, Minn., near the Iowa border.
West Metro
December 4

Body found submerged in Crow River inside vehicle matching car of missing Monticello woman

Wright County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday discovered a body inside a submerged vehicle in the Crow River believed to be a missing Monticello woman. Officers…
Minneapolis
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.
Local
December 4
Deer head drop boxes like this one in southeastern Minnesota have become a fixture during recent deer hunts, as the DNR tries to determine the prevale

Minn. DNR intensifies fight vs. CWD, considers paying deer bounties

Two special hunts were announced for later this month, and the DNR said federal sharpshooters will be hired to supplement the extra harvest.
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.
East Metro
December 4
Tom Insley brought his son Aaron to Granite House on Monday. “We are just really confident that he’s in a good place,” Aaron’s mom said.

In West Lakeland Township, a home is born for those with traumatic brain injury

Granite House in east metro will provide care for 4 young people in a family setting.
Local
December 4
Jerry Hennessey

Fugitive elevator manager from Ashby, Minn., turns himself in

Jerry Hennessey, who now faces a mail fraud count in federal court, told a friend he was "in big trouble" before fleeing to Iowa.