Stage & Arts
January 9
At a May Day parade in 2013 near Lake St. and Bloomington Ave. in Minneapolis, a raptor enthralled some of the younger spectators.

In Heart of the Beast to end puppet parade, make significant cuts

The theater is being squeezed by drop in foundation grants, overall funding.
South Metro
January 9
Haimanot Gebremedhin

Police: Driver in fatal Inver Grove Heights hit-and-run says she thought she hit deer

The motorist drove her heavily damaged car home with DNA smears, hair and fiber on the front, according to a search warrant affidavit.
Minneapolis
January 9
Minneapolis City Council Member Andrea Jenkins.

Mpls. City Council VP plans forum on race after barista confronted her in cafe

The barista was fired by Blackeye Roasting Co after the Dec. 18 incident with Andrea Jenkins.
Local
January 9
Gov. Tim Walz talked with Enbridge Line 3 protesters including Rose Whipple, right, of St. Paul after they interrupted his speech during a public rece

Health, gun violence, education top Minn. House DFL agenda

Some of the most high-profile proposals unveiled today are expected to face difficulty passing the Senate.
Local
January 9
Kristen Frey

Drunken driver with 0.41% BAC among 2,700 caught in recent Minnesota crackdown

Five-week enforcement effort in state began just before Thanksgiving.
East Metro
January 9
Larry Klimek was a Metro Transit bus operator.

White Bear Township man killed by brother as he arrived at New Year's party, court records show

Authorities say a potential motive in the murder-suicide remains unclear.
Local
January 9
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.

U President Kaler seeks a nearly 7 percent hike in state funding

President Eric Kaler, in his final pitch, did not tie the increase to a tuition freeze.
East Metro
January 9
St. Paul police officers have elected a longtime union leader to serve as the organization’s president in the first contested race for the seat in n

Longtime second-in-command elected president of St. Paul Police Federation

Officer Paul Kuntz was elected president over challenger Sgt. Matt Koncar.
Books
January 9

David Shove, poet and curator of Minneapolis reading series, dies at 81

The curator of the Midstream Reading Series died of a heart attack on Dec. 31, shortly after moving into a senior living community.
West Metro
January 9

Minnetonka police warn of thieves targeting unlocked vehicles

Police will sent extra patrols to the area southeast of County Road 101 and Lake Street Extension
January 9

Shopko supplier says retailer will soon file for bankruptcy

A pharmaceutical drug supplier to Shopko says the Wisconsin-based retail chain is expected to file for bankruptcy next week.
West Metro
January 9
Patricia Langer has three grand pianos in her home: one in her living room that her students use for performances, and two in a downstairs studio.

Edina piano teacher offers lessons in music and life

Patricia Langer of Edina, a piano teacher since 1969, helps her students achieve at the highest level.
WATER PRESSURE • SPECIAL REPORT
January 9
A regional system provides enough dependable, clean water to farm shrimp in landlocked Luverne, Minn.

Dec. 27: With spigot open, southwestern Minnesota towns flourish

No longer just a pipe dream, far-sighted water system set up parched towns for growth.
East Metro
January 9
Alula, a security systems technology company, is moving its headquarters and about 120 employees from Hudson, Wis., to the Midway Innovation Center, a

Security tech company Alula moves from Wisconsin to St. Paul

It will bring 120 workers to its new office in St. Paul.
Local
January 9
New technology recently rolled out at some rest stops in Minnesota and other Midwestern states aims to help truck drivers find parking. In this file p

New technology helps truck drivers find safe places to park in Minnesota

The number of parking spots available has not kept up with demand from a growing number of trucks on the road.
Local
January 8
TSA agent Celia Hahn said she had to cancel plans to sign up her twin 9-year-old boys for a soccer clinic this winter.

Minnesota workers, businesses start to feel sting from federal government shutdown

The indefinite government shutdown is tightening its grip on federal workers, their families and local economies.
St. Paul
January 8
The Minnesota Supreme Court, shown in 2017, issued an order in mid-December asking the State Court Administrator’s Office to “develop and provide�

Minn. judges to be offered training in the science of eyewitness identification

While some see the move as a first step in the right direction, others say it doesn't go far enough.
East Metro
January 8
Colder Products Co., shown in 2002. The company wants to consolidate nearly 400 employees from three facilities around the St. Anthony Park neighborho

Roseville to offer $3 million in tax breaks to lure St. Paul manufacturer

St. Paul manufacturer wants to consolidate 388 workers at a new HQ.
West Metro
January 8
New Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson checked out the Hennepin County Jail with his director of communications Jeremy Zoss.

New Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson hits ground running on first full day

Wherever he stopped during the day, Dave Hutchinson repeated his campaign promise to be "a sheriff that truly represents all residents."
Local
January 8
Rossana Bewick

Rossana Bewick, Twin Cities Italian cuisine pioneer, dies at 73

Rossana Bewick, a native of Milan who helped bring authentic Italian dining to the Twin Cities almost four decades ago, died in late November at…