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Day of closed-door discussions yields nothing in 2015 fatal shooting by Minneapolis police
The Hennepin County attorney, 71, will enter treatment on Monday and expects to return to work no later than the middle of next month. He also has high blood pressure.
The Hennepin County attorney will collect his $182,025 salary and face no deadline for returning to work from his medical leave, the reasons for which remained unclear Monday.
From Hennepin County detention deputy to head of county corrections and now operations, Chester "Chet" Cooper's 34-year government career has had what he sees as a unified focus: raising the boat.
The three-day music fest is the first of many events envisioned at Vikings' HQ.
Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had ordered city leaders to court on Wednesday after receiving notice that the City Council, acting in a closed session with lawyers, had rejected a settlement of the Jamar Clark lawsuit.
The order came on short notice after the city reached a $20 million settlement in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.
One of the verdicts against Mohamed Noor has come into question by legal observers — a third-degree murder conviction that carries a sentence of more than a decade.
There is no explicit deadline for release, according to requirements.
Pressure from existing convention bureaus mounted in recent days.
The state Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr lacked authority to change the name of a lake that had existed for more than 40 years.
A power struggle potentially involving millions in public and corporate money has intensified since the end of the NCAA Final Four over who should be in charge of developing and organizing future high-profile events in the Twin Cities.
The request, sent to University of Minnesota's Board of Regents, follows a national trend of selling more alcohol at college sporting events.
The number of passengers on the last day of the Final Four topped 130,000.
Hennepin County Board invested in staff, family resources to keep more kids out of system.
Check bounced after man threw a party and used a cabin suite for 49ers game, according to the complaint.
CEO wants to "make our own success," but others say a new state-funded organization would duplicate work already being done.
As the Twin Cities area wrapped up host duties for the men's basketball tournament, it proved once again that it can host a national megaevent.
Fans of Michigan State and Auburn were looking for ways to get out of town, while Virginia and Texas Tech fans celebrated. "Everything was great except for the game," said one Michigan State fan.
Tens of thousands of basketball fans descended on the streets and skyways, reveling all day and into the night in Final Four fan activities that stretched from U.S. Bank Stadium to the Minneapolis Convention Center and along Nicollet Mall.
Downtown business owners and workers will make adjustments with an anticipated arrival of nearly 100,000 visitors from out of town.
Nicollet Mall Tip-Off Tailgate is taking shape, as teams start arriving at hotels.
Kids, community leaders celebrated improvements made to North Commons, noting the space's important role in the community.
Final Four sign headline reads: "Libility Disclaimers," and some smaller type on the same sign references the NCCA. Who's going to tell them?
Throughout the regular men's basketball season, the extraordinary Williamson increased ticket resale prices threefold when Duke played on the road.
Long weekend will give fans plenty of chances to get in on the action.
If Duke's generational star makes it to Minneapolis, get ready to pay big bucks for an opportunity to see him at U.S. Bank Stadium.
For many who went to Bloomington Kennedy High, Clarice Swisher was the toughest teacher they'd ever had.
A $5 million Minnesota Twins-funded renovation at Target Field has given the ballpark a new look, more places to play and enhanced security.
Planners say transit, free rides in Buicks, walking are all good options.
The luminescent pale gray structure provides a custom-designed pad for the team to feed what supporters say is a hunger in a region that hasn't had true, hometown soccer since the Kicks left long-demolished Met Stadium
The darkening curtains are nearly all installed, and scaffolding is underway for lower-level seating.
Crashes piled up on main roads Monday as pedestrians slipped and fell on icy sidewalks. All after-school activities for Minneapolis Public School students have been canceled.
The move opens the door to federal assistance for state and local governments as well as some nonprofit organizations.
Some 70,000 licensed Minnesota teachers are not working in classrooms, a new study finds That's 52.5 percent of licensed teachers in the 2017-18 school year.
Through nearly four decades in public life, Benson was universally respected as smart, savvy and measured, with a mischievous sense of humor.
Breakfast at the Armory kicked off the local remembrance of the great civil rights pioneer.
Local MLK events included breakfast with CNN's Don Lemon and an Ordway celebration of women of color in science.
Preservationists say the black curtains behind the western glass doors will be more deadly to migrating birds.
The stadium authority paid $627,000 out-of-pocket for the Super Bowl last winter. Chairman Michael Vekich would say only of the expected NCAA bill: "It's a lot larger — I'll leave it at that."
Also set: A four-day tailgating party, to be held on Nicollet Mall.
Much of Jeffrey Beahan's work will involve outreach, informing the community about safety measures.
The theater is being squeezed by drop in foundation grants, overall funding.
Rossana Bewick, a native of Milan who helped bring authentic Italian dining to the Twin Cities almost four decades ago, died in late November at…
Stadium's busy schedule of games, concerts and events has worn the turf.
The new year launched with temps hovering around zero degrees, but highs were forecast to reach at least 32 degrees as early as Thursday.
A girl with fuzzy red hair named Clare Ruth is believed to be the first baby born in the Twin Cities in 2019. She was…
New apartment buildings and parking ramps on Washington Avenue are expected to eliminate surface parking lots that double as gameday party pads.
Eight months ago, no one knew what life would like for the 62-year-old former Hennepin County Commissioner. Mark Stenglein said he's under orders to "keep both feet on the ground at all time," he said. "I never liked ladders anyhow."
Beer and liquor will be sold for the NCAA Final Four, which will draw 72,000 fans and be transformed from tunnels to ceiling.
School touts its successes at turning its discoveries into real-world cures, solutions.
Major drug case was dismissed because of Eden Prairie officer's actions.
A kickoff was held Friday to start recruiting locals for the annual NCAA finals, to be held at U.S. Bank Stadium this spring.
Student said she was raped, mistreated on trip.
Venue will host games this weekend as precursor to Final Four in April.
The federal financial boost caps the resuscitation of the line between Minneapolis and Burnsville.
Gregarious and blustery, he sought to serve the people as a soldier, police officer and elected official.
Molly Coleman played a role in ending Brett Kavanaugh's role as teacher at law school.
The top four executives for the Minnesota Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four host committees earned a combined $1.2 million in 2017.
NONFICTION: NPR's Peter Sagal unleashes his humor and wit on his passion for running.
The Twins, along with all of Major League Baseball, are moving slowly toward full NFL-level security. Most of the changes revolve around the Gate 34 entrance and main plaza.
Nine black football players claim their rights were denied in a 2016 sexual assault case.
Stanek has yet to concede publicly or privately.
After two terms, one recall attempt and a failed presidential bid, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was rejected Tuesday by voters weary of his ties to President Donald Trump, cuts to education and antagonism toward unions.
Ericksen traveled the world three times over with her husband Jerry, a retired St. Olaf psychology professor and current golf coach at Carleton College.
MacArthur Foundation grant aims to get offenders to court, avoid night in jail.
Minneapolis and St. Paul are among 20 cities receiving support from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg also called on cities to fight gun violence.
Dozens of Travis Serafin's cases are under review after he admitted falsifying a search warrant.
With the jackpots soaring into the heavens, Minnesotans are streaming to convenience stores for their shot at instant riches — or far more likely, a few hours of fantasizing about what they would do with all that money.
County attorney expects 33 cases to be affected; defense lawyer says could be more.
The U.S. chief justice discussed law and veered away from the Brett Kavanaugh hearing during appearance at Northrop Auditorium.
Two people in prison will likely be released after it was revealed that an Eden Prairie detective illegally searched a defendant's car, then created a search warrant after the fact, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said.
Freezing temps signaled the start of Sun Country's promotional toucan hunt.
Demolished Metrodome was the longtime home for runners before the predawn race started.
Various faith groups are finding spiritual fulfillment in the outsized building.