Local
February 10

5 snowmobile crashes since Friday in Wisconsin kill 5 people

Closest to Minnesota occurred about 50 miles from border, where a snowmobiler lost control on a designated trail.
February 10

The Latest: Charges: Suspect didn't know police were at door

The Latest on suspect charged in fatal shooting of Milwaukee police officer (all times local):
February 10

Evers wants nearly $70M in bonding to address water quality

Gov. Tony Evers will call for allowing state environmental and agricultural officials to borrow nearly $70 million more over the next two years to combat water pollution and replace lead pipes in his first state budget, following through on his pledge to attack drinking water contamination during his first year in office.
Minneapolis
February 10
2 women found shot and killed in southeast Minneapolis apartment building

2 women found shot and killed in southeast Minneapolis apartment building

Minneapolis police detectives canvassed the neighborhood, near Central and University avenues, for witnesses well into the night.
February 10

Police officer fatally shoots suspect in Waukesha

A police officer has fatally shot a knife-wielding suspect in Waukesha after authorities say the man charged at the officer.
February 10

Suspect charged with murder in Milwaukee officer's killing

Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a Milwaukee police officer.
February 10

Liberals eye 2020 takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court

Wisconsin liberals hope to take a key step this spring toward breaking a long conservative stranglehold on the state's Supreme Court, in an election that could also serve as a barometer of the political mood in a key presidential swing state.
February 10

2 women fatally shot in Minneapolis apartment complex

Minneapolis police say two women have been shot and killed in an apartment building.
St. Paul
February 10

Balloon ride over St. Paul fueled Count Zeppelin's dream

Considered the father of so-called rigid dirigibles, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin at age 25 made his first flight above downtown St. Paul.
South Metro
February 10
Pedestrian struck by SUV, killed while trying to cross Farmington highway

Pedestrian struck by SUV, killed while trying to cross Farmington highway

A 38-year-old woman died on Hwy. 3 at 209th Street, the State Patrol said.
Local
February 10
New Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell has made a point of visiting the prisons he oversees, such as the one in Stillwater he visited.

Openness, optimism are hallmarks of Minnesota's new corrections chief

Paul Schnell aims to make the state's prisons safer and saner.
Local
February 9
Carleton College student Ross Matican did statistics homework at the Weitz Center for Creativity in Northfield. Matican struggled with health issues d

Study-abroad programs face new pressure to focus on safety

Colleges work to better monitor international programs.
Local
February 9
With the help of Housing Coordinator Genevieve Pelrine of Start Today Hennepin, Robert Kleen was able to get an affordable lease on a studio in downto

Push puts Minnesota near goal of ending veteran homelessness

A goal that once seemed unattainable — securing safe and stable housing for every veteran known to be homeless — is now within reach.
Local
February 9
Susan Bass Roberts of the Pohlad Family Foundation.

Preventing evictions becomes a focus in fight against homelessness in Minnesota

Foundation has started legal funds for renters.
Local
February 9
Revelers from the St. Paul Winter Carnival in the early 1900s proudly wore blackface.

Brooks: Blackface left a stain in Minnesota yearbooks, too

We were so cruel. We had no idea how cruel, which is why this keeps happening.
East Metro
February 9
"The 1968 Exhibit" at Minnesota History Center.

Woodbury police use history exhibit in implicit bias training

Woodbury officers used visit to contemplate race relations and inequality.
East Metro
February 9
More than 50 people slept Friday night in the lobby of the Ramsey County law enforcement center after Sheriff Bob Fletcher opened it up to those looki

Dozens sleep at Ramsey County Sheriff's Office to evade the cold

It may be open for the homeless again if subzero temperatures return, authorities said.
North Metro
February 9

Blaine police ID husband and the wife he said he killed

The 46-year-old reported the death to police, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said.
Don't Miss
February 9
Inver Grove Heights police got an 11 p.m. call Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, from a resident who was apparently surprised to find a horse in her basement.

Horse in basement of Inver Grove Heights home spurs police to action

Officers arrived to find a white or tan horse hoofing it through various rooms as police watched through windows from the outside.
Local
February 9
Members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe are seeking ways to codify their “spiritual connection” to wild rice.

Minnesota tribe asks: Can wild rice have its own legal rights?

Maneuver to inject nature into modern law faces long odds.