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Witnesses have said they believe Nicholas Westlake had the right of way with a green traffic light. Metro Transit is investigating.
A 40-year-old woman who family members said called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her south Minneapolis home Saturday night was fatally shot by a police officer.
A North Carolina man was killed Monday near Harris, Minn., after a carjacking.
A SWAT team and police from Crystal, Robbinsdale, New Hope, Maple Grove and Golden Valley swarmed the area after the suspect refused to come out of the house. Neighbors were asked to leave their homes during the two-hour negotiation.
A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in what Minneapolis police are calling a “multivehicle personal injury crash” at University and Central avenues SE. Officers went…
In further fallout from the slaying of Philando Castile, cities sever ties for law enforcement.
The St. Anthony Park branch library and three other grandes dames of the St. Paul Public Library system are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year.…
Neither dog appears to have been charging at the officer.
In contrast to protests after Castile's death and officer Jeronimo Yanez's acquittal, the gatherings were peaceful — alternately celebratory and mournful.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was at the Minneapolis Urban League on Wednesday night to talk about evictions. “Tonight is not a night to beat…
Protesters call for Jerry Faust to resign over Philando Castile's death and other issues.
Tens of thousands of people packed downtown Minneapolis Sunday to cheer on the 2017 Pride parade, which proceeded with minor disruptions from protesters.
The rally, lit by hundreds of pink lights at sunset, joined similar events in at least 20 other states.
Three days after the verdict that broke the hearts anew of Philando Castile's family members, friends and many in the community, marchers took to the streets again Sunday. The three-hour rally and march started at noon at the St. Anthony City Hall and Police Department and drew about 300 people.
Law enforcement officers near the Little Earth housing project heard gunfire and found the victim.
The city also continues to explore dropping St. Anthony as its police department.
A Latvian man who authorities say targeted the Star Tribune's website several years ago with a malware virus has been extradited to Minnesota and faces…
Muslim legislator was targeted with insults.
Honored for her work for missing, exploited kids.
The 37-year-old found on the steps on the 3300 block of Newton Avenue N was taken to North Memorial, where he died.
They demand that police release video of Khaleel Thompson shooting.
A 19-year-old St. Paul man drowned shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Croix River in Hudson, Wis., authorities said. Hudson Police Chief Marty…
More than 19,000 volunteers packed meals to help Somalis facing severe drought and famine.
Ryan Stanek, 24, has been charged in Blue Earth County. Rich Stanek says the phone used by his son is registered to his volunteer committee.
James Chapman was shot to death during a drug transaction, authorities say.
Letter to Walker director expresses "deep disappointment" over handling of controversial sculpture.
Mpls. man celebrates Everest climb … once he's safely down
Simoneau made it his life's work to serve the people of Minnesota and was humbled by the honor of doing so, his friends, family and colleagues said.
Athletics official and fundraiser Randy Handel acted inappropriately with a co-worker, the University of Minnesota report said.
Students and others weighed in after flap over rainbow signs in district classrooms.
A tornado was reported in Rapidan Township, south of Mankato, Minn., about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, but Blue Earth County sheriff’s deputies found no injuries or…
Barron County sheriff's deputies were going door to door in the Prairie Lake Estates trailer park near Chetek, Wis., late into the night checking on residents.
The victim's name and gender have not been released.
A three-year contract agreement will be presented to union members Thursday for a vote.
The 3-2 vote to approve a contract with the Washington County Sheriff's Office essentially fires Forest Lake's force.
Corey Bulman is Minnesota's 2017 Teacher of the Year.
An intensive manhunt for a man with whom police may have exchanged gunfire Wednesday night ended after six hours early Thursday in Bloomington. The man…
The post appeared on the Facebook page belonging to the Republican Party's Seventh Congressional District. The party's chair said the person responsible for the post "resigned immediately."
St. Paul City Council Member and mayoral candidate Dai Thao fired his campaign manager Saturday after allegations arose that she solicited a bribe from a lobbyist, according to a report on Fox 9 News.
A male critically hurt in the stomach and a female with a wound to her arm both showed up at Hennepin County Medical Center.
All cases are still among Somali-American children in Hennepin County. A meeting Wednesday night tried to spread the word to get more kids vaccinated.
Police shootings must be prevented, community members tell officials.
Hospital agrees to several moves, but claim of employer hostility toward union still has a court date.
Name change reflects generosity of pioneering broadcasters.
The city of Minneapolis has reached a tentative agreement with Surdyk's in a dispute that started when the liquor store opened for business on a Sunday before it was legal: a 10-day suspension on nine Sundays starting July 2 and one Saturday, plus a $6,000 fine.
A Gunflint Trail lodge owner and others sprang into action when a young moose fell through the ice, probably to escape wolves.
Andrew Towne survived a devastating quake and avalanche in 2015 in Nepal while he was at Everest base camp.
Council takes first step to end police services contract with St. Anthony.
For first time, best bookstore award goes to a children's shop.
With words, songs and lessons, Jewish children helped make matzah for Passover at the makeshift Model Matzah Bakery in St. Louis Park.
Discussion prompted by the costs in the wake of the Philando Castile shooting led to a resolution that passed unanimously.
Attorney who fatally struck man underwent brain surgery Monday.
About 200 people marched on Monday evening through downtown Minneapolis.
The metro area may get very little snow after all. Farther south, heavy snow and fierce winds were making travel difficult to impossible in many areas.
In Minnesota, the state Human Rights Act, which has been on the books since 1993, makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex.Jill…
No human infections have been reported in Minnesota, but rumors of seizing animals have raised fears among owners and breeders in the Twin Cities.
About 75 people — young and old, carrying signs, shouting chants and singing songs — marched Sunday afternoon from Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to…
While some legal observers expressed jubilation, they also cautioned that the controversy is far from resolved.
Members of the joint Minnesota House and Senate committee on higher education voted Tuesday night on the four people they’d like to see fill the…
Former medical and security officers accused of transporting it illegally.
With President Trump's travel ban under a legal challenge, a Somali-American man living in the Twin Cities was at MSP Sunday afternoon to greet his wife and two small children after years of separation.
Somali immigrants sought advice, answers from legal experts and advocates.
Authorities have identified the woman who died in a fire at a Mound apartment building last week as Elizabeth M. Maldonado, 61.
Francisco Javier Ojeda had a family who loved him. Despite his struggles with schizophrenia, he had found housing just a few blocks from his older…
The Cedar Riverside middle-schoolers' idea wins national competition designed to foster innovation.
The advisory, which warns of slippery roads and sidewalks due to freezing rain and snow, expires at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
A bill working its way through the state House of Representatives would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. during Super Bowl week in…
Meeting was first of three in the federal scrutiny of the Police Department.
Be careful out there, and take injuries seriously.
City Council takes step in aftermath of Philando Castile shooting.
Twin Cities will get 1-2 inches; more Up North.
In the past five years, only 1 percent of state residents have tested for it, the agency warns.
"We are extremely disappointed" by the decision, the city's police chief said.
They came in shorts and tank tops, in jeans and T-shirts and spandex. Families and singles, old and young. Some wore helmets, some didn’t. But…
Unseasonably high temperatures are contributing to problem.
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