November 8

Driver of car in Two Rivers police shooting faces charges

Gun and drug charges have been filed against a man prosecutors say was driving a car involved in a fatal police shooting in Two Rivers.
Variety
November 8

Sally Dixon, pioneering curator and champion of avant-garde films, dies at 87

She died Tuesday in the car of her son, Alexander, as he was fulfilling her last wish by taking her out of hospice and driving her home.
West Metro
November 8

Alleged anti-Muslim attack reported in west metro, group says

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for a hate crime investigation.
Don't Miss
November 8
“Churchmen in the New World” in the Guild Hall at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis church is split over a tapestry that some call insensitive

First hung in 1974, "Churchmen in the New World" depicts Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered around a table as well as a slave ship.
November 8

Latest: Nurse charged in cognitively impaired woman's death

The Latest on the killing of a woman whose beaten body was found in 1999 in southeastern Wisconsin (all times local):
November 8

County resolution threatens journalists with prosecution

At least one Wisconsin county official wants to warn any journalists who cover the upcoming release of a regional water quality study: Publish the county's news release summarizing the findings in its entirety without any alterations or risk criminal prosecution.
November 8

Wisconsin Guard whistleblower says he's being discharged

A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant said Friday that his superiors have decided to discharge him from the service and deny him retirement benefits in retaliation for complaining about sexual misconduct in his unit.
November 8

Wisconsin governor returns 'holiday tree' name to evergreen

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has gone back to calling the evergreen on display at the state Capitol a holiday tree, reversing his predecessor who declared it a Christmas tree.
November 8

Minnesota DNR finds zebra mussel larvae in Lake of the Woods

Zebra mussel larvae have been detected in Lake of the Woods at the northern tip of Minnesota.
November 8

Agency confirms acid attack suspect's military service

A military record-keeping agency has confirmed the military service of a white Milwaukee man suspected of throwing acid on a Latino man.
November 8

St. James man convicted of killing wife, stepdaughter

A southern Minnesota man has been convicted in the fatal shootings of his wife and his adult stepdaughter following an argument over a forgotten wedding anniversary.
November 8

Minnesota man charged with hauling hundreds of packages of THC in Nebraska

Authorities say a 30-year-old Minnesota man was arrested after Nebraska state troopers found hundreds of packages of THC products in his car.
November 8

Wisconsin gridlock between Democratic governor, lawmakers

A tumultuous week that put on full display the partisan agendas of Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican Legislature also revealed the limitations both face under divided government that increasingly results in gridlock.
St. Paul
November 8
Ramsey County election judge Rick Winters showed a ballot to an observer during the sorting process of the Ward One St. Paul City Council race ballots

Hand count Friday will decide two St. Paul City Council elections

At stake are the First and Sixth Ward races.
Local
November 8
Cottage Grove police chief: 'It could have been much worse'

Cottage Grove police chief: 'It could have been much worse'

A man being pursued by law enforcement for two armed carjackings barged into a Cottage Grove home, briefly took four occupants hostage and was fatally shot by officers while trying to flee.
November 8

Appeals court says GOP can't join Wisconsin abortion lawsuit

A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that Republican state lawmakers can't intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging certain Wisconsin abortion restrictions.
November 8

Aitkin County man charged in death of missing woman

An Aitkin County man is charged with murder after authorities say they found a missing woman's body buried in a crawl space under the home where he lived.
St. Paul
November 8
“What I hear you tell me is that we need a new approach,” St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter told an overflow crowd Thursday night at a community forum

Frustration strong at St. Paul listening session on gun violence

Mayor Melvin Carter acknowledged the range of emotions facing a community plagued by gun violence just one day after the city tallied its 29th homicide — the highest number in 25 years.
Minneapolis
November 8
Minneapolis police investigated the scene last month where a shooting victim was found dead on N. Lyndale Avenue near 18th. .

Crime rises in Minneapolis, but is it part of a larger trend?

Both violent and property crimes are up across the board, Police Department data show.
West Metro
November 7
A police vehicle pulled up to Bloomington Jefferson High School while cars waited to pick students. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) ORG

Student charged in Bloomington Jefferson High School stabbing

The juvenile suspect is charged with a felony for allegedly stabbing another student six times during a fight Tuesday that sent the school into lockdown.