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Driven to be a cop, he spent 19 years on the streets. "I don't know what happened to him," former colleague said.
Lone Lake Park is home to one of the state's largest known populations of rusty patched bumblebees.
State officials said the city did not give them the detailed information they needed to deploy the Guard until the next day. By then, dozens of buildings had been looted and torched.
In interviews, people described what the fall of the Third meant to them: a deep betrayal of trust, a loss of control, a symbol of change and a breaking point.
The bill, passed early Tuesday as a compromise product of a divided state Legislature, includes restrictions on chokeholds and neck restraints, training reform.
The total now is closer to 200, out of a sworn force of about 850 and amid a wave of violent crime in the city.
Regulators publish nearly 800 comments asking Twin Metals for details.
More than 80 police officers across Minnesota were fired and fought their discharge in arbitration over the past 20 years. About half got their jobs back, according to a Star Tribune analysis.
David C. Smith's family asks if the department ever fulfilled its promise to require all sworn officers to undergo training on positional asphyxia.
Each year, hundreds of complaints of police misconduct — from citizens and from inside the Minneapolis Police Department itself — land before a civilian review board tasked with investigating them.
The officers had varied work lives, including military service, according to personnel records from the Minneapolis Police Department.
Companies in Minnesota cashing in.
The three other ex-officers present at George Floyd's death are keeping an extremely low profile and details are hard to come by.
Group tracks where nearly 50 million tons of animal waste goes on Minnesota fields, adding nitrates to wells, rivers and lakes.
The 71,000-square-foot Bix Produce warehouse would add capacity for up to 5,100 bodies, according to the request.
Minnesota joins eight others in suit accusing agency of overstepping.
He led the Minneapolis-based legal team at Faegre & Benson that distributed $1 billion to native Alaskans and fishermen affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Regulators rejected seven requests from mining and petrochemical companies.
Jory D. Wiebrand remains a suspect in a 2013 assault and robbery in Bunker Hills Park in Andover.
It's the coalition's second legal challenge to the lease renewals required for Twin Metals to mine on public land in Superior National Forest.
Jory D. Wiebrand faces criminal charges in three new cases.
White Bear-area residents near a polluting lead plant are credited with pushing the ban into law.
State says deeper look at controversial expansion plan at dairy unnecessary.
Effect would be to speed mine project near BWCA.
The sampling will start as soon as the project financing is approved by Gov. Tim Walz, with the first results expected by the end of May.
Lawmakers disagree over using trust fund to finance wastewater treatment projects.
Jory Wiebrand of Ham Lake is a suspect in 10 assaults and home break-ins since 2013.
Ham Lake man linked to cases since 2013
Officials said they expect multiple criminal complaints to be filed against the man in coming weeks in the assaults, which date back to 2013. Most occurred in the Marcy-Holmes and Dinkytown neighborhoods near the University of Minnesota.
An environmental group, Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, and nine Minnesota businesses are appealing a federal judge’s decision on two controversial minerals leases held by Twin…
The Minnesota DNR hasn't determined how to respond or what it means for Twin Metals.
From monarch butterfly tracking, to river monitoring and wolf recovery, many projects face new hurdles.
More than half of the 24 Minnesotans who have died from the disease lived in nursing homes or assisted-living centers.
Advocates hope global resolve over the pandemic is a model for climate action.
The new federal policy might not affect Minnesota as much as other states, because the state agency handles enforcement for the vast majority of federal regulations.
The MPCA needed to clearly address whether mining firm was "engaged in sham permitting," judges find.
Public water supplies aren't threatened by the virus, but some shoppers are acting as if they are.
Copper-mining opponents assailed the decision as a "slap in the face."
Residents developed Indoor Urban Farm plan for former Roof Depot site.
Council adopts resolution, defers BWCA group's competing motion
A new report shows that fast action is needed to control the contamination.
Local deer hunting chapter is the latest to shun Boise Forte businesses in backlash.
The job change is much like a homecoming for Ann Mulholland, a bird enthusiast whose love of nature deepened after she moved to Minnesota in 1991 and learned to fish, camp and harvest wild rice.
The state is inching closer to selecting projects to treat east metro drinking water.
Water softeners are a major source of the chloride poisoning in Minnesota's lakes, rivers and streams, but they're not top of mind for most homeowners.
City now its turns attention to air and water quality concerns.
New organization will target state and federal races.
The state Department of Natural Resources is fighting an appellate court's decision to reject three permits the DNR issued to PolyMet Mining Corp. for its $1 billion copper-nickel mine plan and to order a hearing on them.
PolyMet asked the state Supreme Court to reverse a recent appellate decision that blocked three permits it needs to begin construction on a $1 billion copper-nickel mine project.
She wouldn't say much about that time, but the rest of her life was an open book, brimming with family, friends and a deep Christian faith, her son said.
Geneva Polsfuss would never talk about her work as a World War II code breaker. All her family could ferret out was that she worked…
Heightened court oversight puts brakes on project permits issued by MPCA and DNR.
The MPCA is rethinking how to handle air permits for the toxic chemical.
For the second time in two days, a former Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) official defended her decision to delete e-mails related to concerns over…
Testimony by the email's author, a former MPCA assistant commissioner, and questioning by a lawyer for the mine opponents dominated the day.
John Linc Stine defended his handling of concerns that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's office in Chicago had with PolyMet Mining's water permit.
Former MPCA commissioner is expected to take the stand Wednesday.
Court documents say state agency wiped two regulators' computers clean.
The Star Tribune will challenge PolyMet's petition, Senior Managing Editor Suki Dardarian said.
They suspect "something in the building" may have played role in nearly 30 cancer cases.
Remediation at Oakdale disposal site may not be working, and the state ordered 3M to produce a new plan.
The court rejected three permits issued to PolyMet Mining Corp. by the state Department of Natural Resources and kicked them back to the DNR for additional review. The ruling is a major victory for environmental groups opposed to the $1 billion open-pit mine.
Environmental group says Minnesota is on "the brink of a public health crisis."
Cancellation of two federal leases could block the proposed copper-nickel mine.
The move launches the regulatory process for a mine that could alter forever the country's most visited wilderness and the communities surrounding it.
Former DNR commissioner says the mine would imperil the BWCA.
Aletta Brady created a web-based platform, called Our Climate Voices, to humanize the climate crisis by gathering and sharing personal stories.
Court's decision sends Minntac back to MPCA.
State now says that up to 24 children may have been poisoned by take-home lead dust.
The state's second copper-nickel mining proposal has generated huge debate over environmental risk.
Water tests for "forever chemicals" target Dakota, Olmsted, Stearns and St. Louis counties.
Conservation group says Trump administration must protect 274 species.
The PFAS chemicals that have plagued east-metro communities are also in firefighting foams used in several cities throughout Minnesota.
A popular stretch of the St. Croix River was found to be contaminated with phosphorus.
As cleanup of lead contamination continues, regulators accuse manufacturer of multiple pollution violations.