Local
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…
Local
July 10

1 teen dies in northern Minnesota crash

One teenager died and one was injured late Friday when the car they were in struck a farm tractor in northern Minnesota. According to the…
East Metro
July 10
Brandon M. Lieffring Credit: St. Croix County jail

Charges: Driver was high, fleeing capture when he fatally hit motorcyclist from Stillwater

Deputies were pursuing Lieffring on a report that he had violated a no-contact order by being with his girlfriend, according to the Sheriff's Office.
National
July 10

Evers: Foxconn will hire 1,500 workers

Gov. Tony Evers says he believes Foxconn Technology Group will hire 1,500 people by the time production begins next spring at its new display panel plant in southeastern Wisconsin.
West Metro
July 10
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

Hunt is on for what sickened 30 Lake Minnetonka boaters

Public beaches in Excelsior and across the Twin Cities are closed due to bacteria, as authorities work to find what sickened boaters who were at Lake Minnetonka's Big Island over the July 4th weekend.
South Metro
July 10
Brig. Gen. Stefanie Horvath embraced her mother, Catherine Horvath, as her wife Christy Starks looked on during a promotion ceremony Tuesday in Rosemo

'There are no limitations.' Minnesota salutes new brigadier general

"There are no limitations," Stefanie Horvath said shortly before a ceremony in front of family, friends, Minnesota Guard colleagues and dignitaries that included Gov. Tim Walz.
Duluth
July 10
Michelle Bennett has gone for topless swims in Lake Superior for the past five years. When someone called the cops on her this week, she pointed out t

Brooks: Topless Duluth swimmer has police called on her, touching off debate over indecent exposure

"I'm not half-naked," Duluth photographer Michelle Bennett tried to explain to the officer who approached her on Park Point beach last month. "I'm topless."
North Metro
July 10
Tarnue David practices African drumming through Trio Educational Talent Search at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park.

Drum class aims to equip aspiring Minn. college students with skills to succeed

Summer college-prep program for low-income and aspiring first-generation college students blends practical instruction with the drumming and dance.
North Metro
July 10

89-year-old Minnesota man dies after his mower tips, lands in Mississippi River, pinning him

The man's body was found Monday afternoon by a concerned neighbor, with an arm pinned under the mower, the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office said.