Minneapolis
January 8, 2019
Quinten L. Osgood Jr.

Murder charge: Fight over music leads to one Minneapolis partygoer fatally stabbing another

The victim was stabbed while the two fought outside his home, according to the criminal complaint.
Local
January 8, 2019

Minnesota foundation created after tobacco lawsuit settlement announces grant recipients

The Ciresi Walburn Foundation was renamed this year to recognize the lawyers involved in the case.
West Metro
January 8, 2019

Arson suspected in fire at Chaska picnic pavilion

The fire destroyed a picnic pavilion on Lake Grace that was not in use.
Local
January 8, 2019
Allison O’Toole, formerly the leader of MNsure, has been named CEO of Second Harvest Heartland.

Former MNsure leader Allison O'Toole named Second Harvest Heartland CEO

The food bank, among the nation's largest, is in the midst of major expansion.
Minneapolis
January 8, 2019
Zakariya Abdullahi, center, joked with his classmate Natalya Arevalo.

As Augsburg University's student body grows more diverse, racial fault lines are exposed

A debate about race and inclusion lays bare fault lines at the Minneapolis university.
Local
January 8, 2019

3 jailed in death of man found on Hibbing snowmobile trail

Authorities have yet to reveal a motive or describe how the man was killed.
Minneapolis
January 8, 2019
This is a rendering of the proposed Gateway Tower from June 2018.

United Properties says city conditions could put Gateway tower in jeopardy

United Properties says tower needs rooftop sign for anchor tenant and a drive-up entrance.
South Metro
January 8, 2019
This map shows locations where BB gunfire has hit vehicles in Shakopee in recent days.

Vandalism with BB gun in Shakopee leaves 30 vehicles damaged

A vandal with a BB gun damaged many vehicles in Shakopee in recent days, and police are putting up a reward in hopes of catching…
East Metro
January 8, 2019
FILE - In this July 9, 2016 file photo, marchers block part of Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., during a protest sparked by the recent police killing

Appeals Court overturns conviction of I-94 protester after Castile shooting

Bill to increase penalties for blocking freeways was vetoed last year.
Politics
January 8, 2019
Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim , seen in his office.

With no shutdown deal, federal courts set to run out of cash

In Minnesota, Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim said he will issue an order deeming all 223 staff members to be essential — which requires them to work, even without pay.
West Metro
January 7, 2019
Top, David Hutchinson was sworn in as Hennepin County Sheriff and then received his new pin from his father. Bottom left, Commissioner Angela Conley t

Ceremony marks a first for Hennepin County: 'This seat belongs to the people who look like me'

A new sheriff is in town for Hennepin County, while the first commissioners of color took office.
Local
January 7, 2019
Farass Adnan Ali (Facebook)

Minnesota judge: Refugee held for 18 months not a threat, must be released

No terror threat has been proved, federal ruling says.
St. Paul
January 7, 2019
Halle Martin, 22, a student at Concordia University, looked for a book at the Rondo Community Library in St. Paul on Monday afternoon.

St. Paul library late fees scrapped

Patrons in St. Paul no longer have to pay late fees, and the policy gets rave reviews.
St. Paul
January 7, 2019
Joe Mauer will be the Grand Marshal of the St. Paul Winter Carnival's King Boreas Grand Day Parade.

Mauer named as grand marshal of Winter Carnival's Grand Day parade

Joe Mauer, 35, his wife Maddie, and their twin daughters, Emily and Maren, will ride in a vehicle featuring a hot-air balloon basket during the Jan. 26 parade.
Local
January 7, 2019
This artist rendering shows what the installation of thousands of juniper plants behind the Target Field center-field wall would look like.

A 'living wall' of juniper plants chosen for Target Field backdrop

Twins hope this solves a dilemma that has dogged the team since removing the spruce trees behind the center-field wall.
Minneapolis
January 7, 2019
Outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton was recognized by Gov. Tim Walz as he spoke after taking the oath of office Monday.

Brooks: Dayton makes a humble retreat after eight years as governor

By the time you read this, former Gov. Mark Dayton will be off on his first vacation in eight years. On his way out the…
Local
January 7, 2019
Attorney General Keith Ellison signed the paperwork to make it official after he took the oath of office at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

Ellison launches into role as 'people's lawyer' of Minnesota

With one hand on a Qur'an, Keith Ellison ushered in a new era Monday for the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, promising to use his new role as "the People's Lawyer" as a vehicle that will take the office's reach to every corner of the state.
East Metro
January 7, 2019

Charges:Intoxicated driver sped into St. Paul bar-close crowd, pinned woman against building

A South St. Paul man was allegedly under the influence of drugs when his vehicle sped into a crowd of people shortly after midnight Sunday…
East Metro
January 7, 2019

Police arrest 2nd suspect in double pedestrian fatal in Roseville

Roseville police have made a second arrest in connection with a crash in which two pedestrians were hit and killed last week while crossing Larpenteur…
Local
January 7, 2019
Jayme Closs, above in an undated photo, was discovered missing Oct. 15, 2018, after her parents were found fatally shot at their home in Barron, Wis.

Barron County sheriff to provide update on Closs case

It will soon be three months since 13-year-old Jayme Closs disappeared from her rural Wisconsin home after someone fatally shot her parents in the middle…