Minneapolis
January 8
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

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.
January 8

Several Minnesota delegation members to donate shutdown pay

Several members of Minnesota's congressional delegation said they will donate their pay to charity during the partial federal government shutdown.
West Metro
January 8

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
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.
January 8

5 children, driver hurt in Wisconsin school bus crash

Authorities say five children and their school bus driver were injured when the bus crashed in east-central Wisconsin.
January 8

New Minnesota Democratic leaders to unveil 10-bill agenda

The new Democratic leadership in the Minnesota House is preparing to outline its first 10 bills of the 2019 legislative session.
Minneapolis
January 8
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.
January 8

Evers issues limited health care-related executive orders

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed a pair of executive orders Tuesday designed to fulfill his campaign pledgeto increase access to affordable health care and insurance.
January 8
Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, speaks as Congress' Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans holds its fifth public hearing on July

Senator seeks Air National Guard sexual misconduct probe

Sen. Tammy Baldwin has asked Air Force investigators to look into allegations of sexual assault and harassment within a Wisconsin Air National Guard unit that were brushed aside by senior officers, according to a member of the unit.
January 8
The Minnesota State Capitol as seen from downtown St. Paul.

Minnesota Legislature convenes with talk of cooperation

The Minnesota Legislature convened Tuesday with lawmakers and a new governor making hopeful sounds about bipartisan cooperation, as Democrats took control of the House and Republicans maintained their narrow Senate majority.
Local
January 8

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.
January 8

Minnesota Twins to retire Mauer's No. 7 on June 15

The Minnesota Twins have set the date for retiring Joe Mauer's No. 7 jersey.
January 8

Catalent to expand Wisconsin biomanufacturing operation

A global biotechnology company plans to add more than 100 new jobs at its facility in southern Wisconsin.
January 8

Wisconsin Republicans want redistricting case put on hold

Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are asking a federal court to delay an April trial alleging that political boundary maps were illegally drawn.
January 8

The Latest: 2019 session of Minnesota Legislature convenes

The Latest on the first day of Minnesota's 2019 legislative session (all times local):
January 8

Prosecutors: Dispute over music leads to fatal stabbing

Prosecutors say a dispute over music ended with a fatal stabbing outside at a Minneapolis home.
Minneapolis
January 8
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.
January 8
Will Grahek, who grew up in Centerville and graduated from Centennial High School, was shot and killed in Duluth.

Life sentence given for shooting death of Duluth student

The fourth of five defendants accused of participating in the fatal shooting of a University of Minnesota-Duluth student in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility in 30 years.
January 8

Figi's laying off 276 employees in central Wisconsin

A company with deep roots in central Wisconsin is closing most of its operations.