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Minnesota researchers gather facts and dispel myths with the creation of a "Mass Shooter Database"
A diverse group of artists that includes many with Native American and Latino ties was chosen by a community task force organized by the Ramsey County Historical Society.
The sentence came despite requests from both the prosecutor and victim for an 81-month prison term.
He was president of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association as well as the first chairman of the gun-control group Citizens for a Safer Minnesota.
Voters across the Twin Cities arrived at the polls at sunrise on Tuesday morning to cast ballots on a variety of local races including school referendums, City Council and county commission seats.
Kaskaid Hospitality asks Ramsey County to let nonprofit take over.
The suburbs are among those increasing oversight of landlords as cities such as Minneapolis pivot their focus to renter protection.
Installations also laud former St. Paul Mayor Larry Cohen's championing of immigrants.
The consultants from PFM spent months sifting through the county's finances, examining all the ways that people entangled in the criminal justice system are asked to pay.
With vaping injuries on the rise, DEA expands its Rx collection event.
The four-year battle is ending in a strong power-washing outside Maharaja's.
Ten lakes in the county are now infested with the invasive mussel.
Great River Passage Conservancy raises funds to launch three projects.
Pence says Trump's economic policies have helped small businesses like Safety Signs.
The confidential list of 1,500 accused of misconduct was part of a civil case settled in 2014.
Seven years after the Union Depot’s pricey renovation, Ramsey County leaders say the building’s $243 million restoration continues to be a wise investment, both for…
Prosecutors hope to expunge records of some low-level offenders.
Housing, grocery store and other changes transform County Road 10 corridor.
About 50 new drivers practiced their skills before the snow flies.
It's among 10 jurisdictions across U.S. investigating how to tackle the problem.
Move means county can move forward on plans to develop housing.
It came after a heightened number of police calls that led the City Council to step in.
A data forensics firm found more people were affected than originally announced.
New heritage park will feature restored 1896 farmhouse and 1920s gas station
Some are rallying behind the increased citywide police presence announced by the mayor and chief.
Residents want state financial aid for cities while maintaining a small-town style of governance.
Work by four artists will be displayed at City Hall.
Proposed $62.6M budget includes funding for four cops, three firefighters.
The shallow lake in St. Paul's remote southeast corner could get habitat restoration, but the public wants to know more.
Tou Cha pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree assault for an attack on June 17, 2018, captured on a police squad-car dash camera.
The number of calls involving mental illness have more than doubled to 12,000 a year in a decade's time.
County commissioners, St. Paul's mayor, staffers and men who'd spent time there as youths gathered at the 72-acre campus to eulogize the place.
Two win a spot on Ramsey County's fall ballot while the Anoka County filing period ends.
Residents have conserved 10 million gallons of water in three years, part of a growing group of cities that have adopted an environmental ethos.
Minnesota law doesn't clearly define ages or milestones a child must reach to be left alone, leaving counties to rely on guidelines laid out by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
TCAAP site development has emerged as a key issue in the race.
The Ramsey County judge didn't make a decision Tuesday on releasing the files.
The county will host a series of public meetings to review the proposal.
Some issue fines and citations while others take a softer approach.
Volunteers fan out after dark, listening for the distinctive croaks, chirps and ribbits of nine species of frogs and toads living in the Twin Cities.
A teen employee reported being raped by a supervisor. Two other supervisors failed to act.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals restores a sergeant's lawsuit against New Brighton.
Riversedge, a dramatic $788 million redevelopment that would include a hotel, luxury housing, retail and office space in four towers, would dramatically change the downtown skyline
Journey Home defaulted on mortgages; properties look unkempt, abandoned.
The new team is reaching out to frequent 911 callers who exhibit symptoms of mental illness and their families.
Ramsey County's largest park could transform into a regional destination.
It's sponsoring meals at nonprofits and schools, hosting free cooking demonstrations and distributing hundreds of meal kits — 6,100 so far.
More than 1,000 people marched and chanted down Lake Street in south Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon demanding an end to federal immigration raids and policies…
Ramsey County's Safe Space will likely be ready in August and provide 64 beds year-round.
Several candidates say the TCAAP dispute with Arden Hills drew them into the race.
Navy's newest near-shore combat ship was built in northern Wisconsin.
Jerome G. "Jerry" Arnold served as Minnesota's U.S. attorney under two presidents, prosecuting not just drug dealers and bank robbers but savings and loan executives…
Weeklong academy offers free instruction on everything from investigations and defensive tactics, to de-escalation and firearms use.
Counties cutting lanes on busy streets to protect drivers and pedestrians.
Ramsey County joins Dallas and Nashville in rethinking the impact of its penalties.
Video of the beating by a correctional officer was recorded by a supervisor, and it shows other correctional officers failing to intervene.
Many are skirting development restrictions to meet housing demand.
Facilities for troubled youth closing in favor of community-based care
The election will come at a critical time for TCAAP redevelopment, as the county sues Arden Hills to break off joint effort.
Parks staffers declined to commit to a reopening date for the Lilydale Regional Park trail but said sometime this year wasn't out of the question.
John Wilgers is a former Ernst & Young managing partner and former United Way board chairman.
Board Chairman Jim McDonough said the county was committed to full transparency.
The county is seeking to end a power-sharing agreement that guided the redevelopment of the 427-acre site.
In response, Democrats criticized the Trump administration as having "done real harm to the health and livelihoods" of Minnesotans, especially farmers.
Alontae Kaypre Butts was charged in the death of Levi Gardent Jr.
Nils and Jan Anderson top $1 million for Animal Humane Society the old-school way.
A St. Paul man has been charged with murder in the shooting death Saturday of a man in a parking lot in St. Paul’s North…
SeaQuest opens at Rosedale with more than 100 species and some controversy
The south metro Historical Society's first citizen historian project is called "Adopt a WWI Soldier."
Minneapolis, Ramsey and Hennepin counties all have programs to help families.
The settlement bars disclosure of the reasons for the payment, and school officials declined to elaborate.
A proposal to rename one of five state parks on the St. Croix River after former Vice President Walter Mondale has been abandoned after strong opposition from nearby residents.
First-ever tally discussed in candid meeting with more than 400.
Judge Kathryn Quaintance, at the helm of the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer, is stern but fair, colleagues say.
The rooftop solar arrays are expected to lower the city's utility bills and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by much as 55 tons a year.