July 11

Pilot dies in plane crash at airport in western Minnesota

Authorities say a pilot has died in an ultra-light plane crash at a municipal airport in western Minnesota.
July 11

UW regents approve student fee, room-and-board increases

The University of Wisconsin System regents have voted to increase student fees and room-and-board costs for the upcoming school year.
July 11

Michigan man gets nearly 4 years for stalking in Minnesota

A Michigan man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for repeatedly stalking his ex-girlfriend in Minnesota.
July 11

Lottery ticket sold in Ramsey worth $21 million

Officials say a lottery ticket sold in Anoka County is worth more than $21 million.
July 11

Survivor describes Minnesota fatal medical helicopter crash

A paramedic who survived a fatal medical helicopter crash in Minnesota has told investigators the pilot reported foggy conditions on approach to the airport and that they needed to go around. He then noticed the helicopter spin to the right and hit the ground.
July 11

Warren, Sanders, O'Rourke and Castro set for Milwaukee forum

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro are participating in a town hall in Milwaukee sponsored by the Hispanic civil rights organization LULAC.
July 11

Ceremony marks 1 year since deadly Sun Prairie explosion

Hundreds of people walked in silence from a Sun Prairie fire station to the city's downtown and the spot where firefighter Cory Barr was killed in a natural gas explosion one year ago.
July 11

Antetokounmpo sues over 'Greek Freak' merchandise

The NBA's most valuable player is suing a Pennsylvania artist who is selling "Greek Freak" merchandise.
July 11
On his Tuesday program, Fox News host Tucker Carlson described Re. Ilhan Omar as not sufficiently thankful for her success in the country. “Omar has

Omar calls Tucker Carlson a 'racist fool' after he says she's U.S. threat

He had condemned her as "living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country."
West Metro
July 11
Boaters took to the water as the sun set on Lake Minnetonka Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Excelsior, MN. Hennepin County epidemiologists were continuing to

Sickness hits 116 boaters after Lake Minnetonka July 4th outing

The boaters reported having been at Big Island during the holiday weekend and have since experienced vomiting and/or multiple episodes of diarrhea. The Minnesota Department of Health is working to help determine the cause.
Minneapolis
July 11
At least six people were hurt, including three critically, when a van slammed into a crowded bus stop shelter in north Minneapolis. All six were trans

Police ID driver who crashed into Minneapolis bus stop, injuring 6

The police report lists few other details about the incident that stunned witnesses and has investigators trying to find out exactly what happened.
Local
July 11
About 60 people attended a public hearing about the proposal.

Residents criticize proposed Burnsville landfill expansion near Minnesota River

South metro project would rise 362 feet, hold 6.3M cubic yards of waste.
South Metro
July 10
A State Trooper conducted a field sobriety test on a driver he stopped for a traffic violation in south Minneapolis.

No right to lawyer for DWI suspects served search warrant for blood, high court rules

State justices OK blood test without legal counsel.
West Metro
July 10

Christian Action League to challenge Minneapolis lawyer's restraining order over City Pages ads

The league will ask the judge to dismiss a restraining order.
Local
July 10
Protesters rallied in and out of the office of Minneapolis landlord Stephen Frenz on Monday in a demand for a three-year rent freeze and more repairs

City will pay $25,000 to keep gas from being shut off to 5 buildings owned by embattled landlords

A housing court referee said he wanted an exit strategy to resolve dispute.
Local
July 10
Erin George handed children a free lunch from the Summer Food Service Program truck at a St. Paul apartment complex.

State aims to provide more students summer meals

Teams spread out to make sure no child goes hungry during break from school.
Minneapolis
July 10

Minnesota Trooper charged in repeated sexual assault of 14-year-old

A Minnesota State Trooper has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in a series of encounters that began in April 2018 and continued…
Local
July 10
Lt. Gov. Elect Peggy Flanagan. RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER • renee.jones@startribune.com

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's Germany trip focuses on sustainability

Lt. Gov. Flanagan to lead state delegation on trip focused on sustainability.
Local
July 10

Dale Barsness was Minneapolis homicide chief at a deadly time in the city's history

After Dale Barsness died, his son Jeff found two case files for unsolved murders spread out on a table in his dad's Minneapolis apartment."Still trying…
East Metro
July 10
Changsha, China, gave St. Paul a replica of China’s famous Aiwan Pavilion last year. It can be viewed in Phalen Regional Park, where a Chinese garde

$7M Chinese garden to open Saturday in St. Paul

A parade and ribbon-cutting Saturday will mark the opening of a Chinese garden on the shore of Lake Phalen, a project created to highlight the…