Minneapolis
May 18
Brooke Anthony of Minneapolis talked with Aniki Allen, 9, about his business Ice Cream Bow Ties that creates bow ties from Lego bricks.

At Powderhorn Shark Tank, established and aspiring business owners look to make their dreams reality

Bow tie makers, thrift shop owners, bakers and more competed for cash prizes and a chance to grow their business.
Local
May 18
Before and after every run, members of the Mile In My Shoes running group huddle up to encourage each other. The group, pictured here on a 2018 run, c

Brooks: Nonprofit brings power, pleasure of running to homeless shelters and halfway houses

Mile in My Shoes pairs residents with experienced runners from the community in the hope that everyone can find some joy and common ground.
South Metro
May 18
Students competed Saturday in a drone-racing tournament. St. Louis Park took home the team trophy. An Apple Valley student won the individual race.

Game of drones is Minnesota high school tourney first

Physics and engineering contest is a first for Minnesota high schoolers.
Local
May 18

Minnesota briefs: New child care center to open in Eveleth

Eveleth New child-care center to open on Iron Range Child-care options in Eveleth are few and far between, constraining work options for young parents and…
West Metro
May 18
The Hennepin County Board decided four years ago that it wouldn’t be feasible to renovate the library building at 7001 S. York Av.

Hennepin County's Southdale Library will move to Southdale Center

The existing building will stay open until the new one is finished in 2022.
May 18
The Minnesota Senate discusses routine bills on Friday, May 17, 2019, in St. Paul Minn., as a Monday deadline looms with no agreement yet on a budget

Senate GOP passes 'lights on' bill; no budget deal in sight

The Minnesota Senate on Saturday approved a Republican plan for preventing a state government shutdown if the Legislature's budget stalemate persists, throwing down a challenge to House Democrats and Gov. Tim Walz to either agree or take the blame for a shutdown when the current budget expires June 30.
May 18

The Latest: Walz fires up teachers rally as deadline looms

The Latest on the Minnesota Legislature's budget fight (all times local):
Local
May 18

Man killed in car-train crash was 39-year-old from St. Cloud

Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle stuck on the tracks with the driver inside rocking the vehicle back and forth.
West Metro
May 18
Herb Schaper, creator of the Cootie game, got the idea for it while carving fishing lures. When he deployed plastic in the manufacturing process, his

Robbinsdale toy innovator Herb Schaper gave the world Cooties

"It's pretty simple," Schaper said in 1953. "Everybody who sees it asks 'Why didn't I think of that?' "
Local
May 18

Angler dies in Stevens County when vehicle plunges over embankment, hits him

The driver was arrested on several outstanding warrants, authorities said.
South Metro
May 18

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 19

EAST BETHEL APRIL 30 Drugs. An officer stopped a suspicious vehicle in the 18100 block of Hwy. 65, and noted while approaching that the…
West Metro
May 18

Flying doctor Tom Stillwell is remembered for finding 'human connection' delivering care by air

Last fall, Dr. Thomas Stillwell put in notice of his retirement from Minnesota Urology. He planned to fully retire in two years but in the…
Local
May 18
For Clarence Russell, the Winona trolley tours he gave for a decade were a chance to boast about the town he’s called home for the past 60 years.

Winona's bright red trolley reaches the end of the line

Declining ridership and rising operating costs to blame
Local
May 18

Metro briefs: Special election planned to fill Anoka County Board seat

A special election will be held in coming months to fill the seat of Anoka County Board Chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah, who last week was appointed…
May 18

Republicans, Gov. Evers spar over working with women

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' spokeswoman accused Republican legislative leaders Saturday of refusing to work with the governor's chief of staff because she is a woman, leading the GOP lawmakers to call the charge "asinine" and "clueless."
May 18

Johnson says abortion issue should be left up to states

Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Saturday he doesn't support a federal law mirroring Alabama's effort to ban most abortions.
Minneapolis
May 18
A day and a half after fire gutted the lakeside pavilion that housed Lola on the Lake, people still stopped to look at the destruction as inspectors c

Mpls. parks to tear down Bde Maka Ska pavilion after fire

Lola on the Lake plans to use food trucks after ravaging fire.
May 18

Vehicle slides down embankment, kills man who was fishing

A man who was fishing in western Minnesota was killed when he was struck by a vehicle that veered off a parked pickup truck and plunged down an embankment.
May 18

The Latest: Johnson says Biden is biggest GOP threat

The Latest on Wisconsin Republican Party convention (all times local):
May 18

Johnson says wife's preference is he not run for third term

Wisconsin's Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he doesn't know whether he will seek a third term, but if it was up to his wife he would retire.