Local
October 8
Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal, shown in 2016.

Walz names Minneapolis city attorney, Ramsey County judge to state Court of Appeals

Susan Segal and Jeffrey Bryan become the Walz administration's first appellate court picks.
Minneapolis
October 8
Police searched for evidence last week at a shooting scene in south Minneapolis. Credit: Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

Man fatally shot in Seward neighborhood is identified

The gunfire was prompted by a dispute over a woman, according to charges.
Minneapolis
October 8
Steve Meldahl, shown in 2014, denied any wrongdoing and said a practice of forcing people to constantly move out would not be good for his bottom line

Minnesota attorney general sues Minneapolis landlord

Keith Ellison says Steven Meldahl failed to repair North Side properties, preyed on low-income tenants.
West Metro
October 8

Worker fatally pinned between 2 pieces of excavation equipment in west metro neighborhood

Authorities have yet to identify the man, his employer and the type of work being done at that address in Corcoran.
National
October 8

Wisconsin GOP to let disabled Democratic lawmaker call in

A paralyzed Wisconsin lawmaker would be allowed to call into committee meetings he can't attend in person under rule changes Republicans unveiled Tuesday that are designed to meet demands the Democrat made nearly a year ago.
National
October 8

Trump's Minneapolis rally on despite security costs dispute

President Donald Trump's campaign said a rally in Minneapolis will go ahead as planned on Thursday after it threatened a lawsuit over the city's effort to recover $530,000 in security costs.
North Metro
October 8

Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake crash with pickup

The victim was a 67-year-old from Minneapolis.
South Metro
October 8

Prior Lake HS student arrested after arriving at school with BB gun, knife

Police arrested the 16-year-old about 1½ miles to the north of the high school.
National
October 8

The Latest: Trump campaign says Minneapolis rally is set

The Latest on a threat by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign to sue if an arena operator in Minneapolis canceled Thursday's planned political rally over security costs (all times local):
National
October 8

GOP state senators running for Congress stand by Trump

Republican state senators running for Congress in Wisconsin are standing by President Donald Trump as Democrats launch impeachment proceedings.
National
October 8

Wisconsin GOP backs F-35s in Madison, despite noise concerns

Republican legislators waded into the debate over whether defense officials should station new F-35 jet fighters in Madison on Tuesday, passing a resolution supporting the idea despite neighborhood concerns about the noise and the effects it would have on property values.
National
October 8

The Latest: Wisconsin Senate passes F-35 resolution

The Latest on a legislative resolution supporting new F-35 fighter jets at an Air National Guard base in Madison (all times local):
Local
October 8
President Donald Trump, shown in 2018, will hold a rally Thursday in Minneapolis, and the city will bear some of the costs.

Trump campaign threatens to sue Mpls. over rally expense

Tensions between Minneapolis city leaders and President Donald Trump's campaign escalated Monday when the campaign threatened to sue the city for trying to force it to pay $530,000 for security during this week's rally.
Local
October 8
President Donald Trump and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

Trump, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey clash on Twitter

The president called the Minneapolis mayor a "lightweight." Frey fired back with a "yawn."
St. Paul
October 8
The Historic Fort Snelling site, a Minnesota landmark for centuries, could get a new name. The Minnesota Historical Society, which manages the histori

Public weighs in on proposed Historic Fort Snelling name change

Historical Society seeks input on proposal to rename 23-acre site, not the fort
Duluth
October 8
Once ubiquitous across the Midwest, redheaded woodpeckers have lost about 95% of their population.

Eyes on empty skies: Minnesota bird watchers unsurprised by news of 3 billion-bird decline

The rain kept falling, but the birds kept singing. So the watchers stayed at their post, keeping count. Chickadee. Flicker. Pileated woodpecker. Yellow-bellied sapsucker. Each…
National
October 8

Senate OKs bill clearing path for e-bikes in Wisconsin

Bikes with small rechargeable electric motors that are gaining in popularity would be regulated in a new way under a bill the Wisconsin Legislature has passed.
National
October 8

Wisconsin Senate passes sexual assault kit protocols

The Wisconsin Senate has overwhelmingly approved two bills that would establish protocols for handling sexual assault evidence kits.
National
October 8

Senate OKs bills to combat Lyme disease

The Wisconsin Senate has approved a package of bills to combat Lyme disease.
National
October 8

Wisconsin Senate approves insurance for police survivors

The state Senate has approved a bill that would force the state, municipalities and universities to continue paying health insurance premiums for immediate survivors of police officers and emergency medical workers killed in the line of duty.