May 15

Semi driver causes fatal crash involving 5 other vehicles

Sheriff's officials say speed and inattentive driving are factors in a six-vehicle fatal crash in Columbia County.
May 15

Fire that killed father, 2 children ruled accidental

A fire that killed a father and two children in Waukesha has been ruled accidental.
Local
May 15
Jalynn Williams

Road rage suspect at large in rollover near Mankato that killed passenger

It's possible the two vehicles made contact, according to the State Patrol.
May 15

3 Amazon workers in Minnesota file discrimination complaint

Three Muslim workers at an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota accuse the company of discrimination and retaliation for denying them time and space to pray.
Minneapolis
May 15
At Tuesday's Minneapolis school board meeting, some of the parents protested by walking in front of the school board members. A few parents blocked Su

Parents protest strategic plan at Minneapolis school board meeting

District has scheduled public meetings before final vote in late August.
West Metro
May 15
Marion Collins and her daughter Annaliesa, 3, brought a Save Kenilworth poster to a meeting with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's staff on Tuesday.

Residents present petition asking Metropolitan Council to suspend tree cutting for Southwest light rail

Petition signed by 2,900 delivered to Walz's office.
May 15
Minnesota got its highest marks from the survey in the “opportunity” and “natural environment” categories, both of which ranked third in the n

Minnesota ranked third-best state in U.S. News & World Report survey

The U.S. News & World Report survey ranks states based on 70 metrics, including education, health care, the economy, public safety, roads and the fiscal health of the state's government.
East Metro
May 14
The Ramsey County Board accepted Blake Huffman’s resignation.

Ramsey County Board accepts Commissioner Blake Huffman's resignation after investigation of his charity

Board Chairman Jim McDonough said the county was committed to full transparency.
West Metro
May 14
Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to throwing boy off MOA balcony

Emmanuel Aranda will serve 19 years in prison for the April 12 attack in which he threw the boy over a third-floor balcony.
St. Paul
May 14
Students play during gym class at the Twin Cities German Immersion School in St. Paul on Monday, November 5, 2018. The school wants to tear down the b

Fight over school's bid to raze former church comes to St. Paul City Council

A charter school voted nearly a year ago to move forward with demolition. But preservationists fight on.
Local
May 14
Rachellee Sigler, a certified vet tech, fed Gary, a 4-year-old goldendoodle, before she and fourth-year vet student Andrew Kaplan did an examination a

U cuts $90M in overhead costs, but critics say it's not enough

More than 600 positions on five campuses, a plant pathology library and the water coolers in the law school — that's what the University of Minnesota cut to keep a pledge its president made to lawmakers six years ago.
Minneapolis
May 14
Lonzo Washington

Minneapolis man who settled fistfight with deadly gunfire sentenced to prison term

The gunman was on parole at the time of the fatal shooting after being convicted in a stabbing.
Minneapolis
May 14
Mohamed Noor's Department of Corrections booking photo.

Star Tribune, MPR seek copies of public evidence from Mohamed Noor's trial

Letters to the city of Minneapolis, the Department of Public Safety and the Hennepin County Attorney's Office requested release no later than Friday.
St. Paul
May 14
Ben Hoffman teared up as he spoke about why he and his brothers, behind him Luke Hoffman, left, and Stephen Hoffman, right, have gone public as their

Minnesota lawsuit demands that Vatican release abuse files

The three brothers were sexually abused by Curtis Wehmeyer in St. Paul.
Minneapolis
May 14
Jeffrey Ho is a sheriff’s deputy, doctor and Taser advocate — mixed allegiances that have raised questions.

Minnesota state senator calls on Hennepin Healthcare to close conflict-of-interest 'loopholes'

Sen. Jeff Hayden called it "repulsive" that a doctor was testifying on behalf of a police stun gun manufacturer.
Local
May 14
In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, supporters of Nelson Pinos, an immigrant from Ecuador who has been living in a church for a year to avoid deportatio

Case of immigrant living in Connecticut church goes before appeals court in Minnesota

Nelson Pinos, who was originally detained in Minneapolis, thinks his case should be reopened.
May 14

Suit seeks to hold Vatican at fault for abuse by US priests

Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican, claiming the Holy See bears responsibility because the case was mishandled by former Archbishop John Nienstedt and the Vatican's former ambassador to the United States.
North Metro
May 14
Anoka County Board Chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah and retiring Administrator Jerry Soma.

Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah appointed Anoka County's next head administrator

Sivarajah will take over May 31 from retiring County Administrator Jerry Soma.
St. Paul
May 14
Officer Benny Williams

Longtime St. Paul police officer who worked as mayor's bodyguard dies at 59

Officer Benny Williams joined the St. Paul Police Department in 1992.