Gateway to College counselor Jessie Hass, right, assists Sam Langley, 20, enroll in college classes for the fall at St. Paul College in St. Paul on Tu

A St. Paul program helped at-risk kids experience college. Now it's leaving campus.

Gateway to College is set to move to former East Side elementary school building after St. Paul College decided to no longer host the program it helped launch in 2015-16.

Minneapolis homelessness crisis keeps moving — to the same places

May 25
An encampment edges up against Park Square Condominiums in south Minneapolis.
In his first mayoral campaign, Mayor Jacob Frey vowed to end homelessness in five years. It's proven to be one of the most intractable problems of his time in office.

Medcalf: George Floyd's uncle speaks out 4 years after his nephew's murder

May 25
George Floyd aunt Angela Harrelson of Minneapolis left and his uncle Selwyn Jones of Gettysburg, South Dakota spoke to the members of the media outsid
"Do something," he says, urging the fight for progress and justice to continue.
Curious Minnesota

Did Bundt cake originate in Minnesota?

May 24
The ring-shaped desserts have been a hit with bakers since the Bundt pan's debut in the 1950s.

Old guard of St. Paul's historic W. 7th neighborhood seeks to connect with newer residents

May 25
Oldest neighborhood in city becoming younger, wealthier and less connected to bedrock organizations.

Good Trouble aims to forge healthier paths for struggling youth

May 25
The organization's founders draw on their own experiences to help schools reach out to students facing adversity.

A longer day returns to Duluth public schools

May 25
The Duluth school district long ago eliminated the seventh period for grades 6-12 to save money. Now it's coming back.
Church of the Assumption parishioners listen as Joe Novak reads the names of 86 veterans buried at the church cemetery during a Memorial Day ceremony

Veterans memorialize fallen comrades at Minnesota's cemeteries

On Memorial Day, people gathered across the state to honor and remember those who served in the armed forces.
St. Paul

At least six wounded in two separate St. Paul shootings

The incidents occurred at Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul's West 7th neighborhood and at a residence on the Greater East Side.
Minnesota star Kelly Pannek is going to be ready for Game 5. Are you?

PWHL's peak: What you need to know about Team Minnesota

And it all comes down to one final game for the league title ...
High Schools
Blake Piscitiello has scored 56 goals this season for Lakeville North's boys lacrosse team.

Prep Athletes of the Week: Lacrosse standout rises to moment

Despite defenses tending more sternly to him, Blake Piscitiello has scored 56 goals for Lakeville North's boys team.

With scattered storms, forecasters urge southern half of Minnesota to watch the sky Memorial Day afternoon

Scattered thunderstorms moving into the metro and southern part of the state could wreak havoc on outdoor plans.
Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune White Earth, MN;9/28/05;left to right:At the White Earth Land Recovery Project facility, brothers Wayne(sitting) a

Potato grower asks court to stop Minnesota tribe from regulating its water use

The White Earth Band of Chippewa wants its own permits for major irrigation on and near its reservation. R.D. Offutt Farms is suing to stop it.
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May 27
Hennepin Chief Judge Todd Barnette addressed the MInneapolis City Council after being nominated by Mayor Jacob Frey to become the city's second commun

Minneapolis' $18M crime prevention effort questioned after contracts go unpaid

The city stopped paying violence interrupters with little explanation.
West Metro
May 27
Lisa Gustner of the Hennepin County Streets 2 Housing program interviews a resident of a homeless encampment in their tent, off of the 3000 block of S

How Hennepin County spends nearly $200 million a year on homelessness prevention

County officials focus on making homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring, while investing in affordable housing.
May 27
Imani Swinney gives one of her two daughters a hug as she made pancakes in their Minneapolis apartment on April 23.

'No child sleeps outside': Why Hennepin Co. keeps housing homeless families despite costs

Emergency family shelters will cost the county $34 million this year, part of a nearly $200 million homelessness prevention and housing stability effort.
May 27
An ambulance arrived at Hennepin County Medical Center Tuesday.

Hennepin medics will no longer handcuff combative patients

Change to alternative restraints is part of movement to get paramedics out of unsafe situations, recognition that handcuffs can be traumatic.
May 27
Protesters gather outside the Senate chambers after an ERA bill was heard in committee at the Minnesota State Capitol on May 6.

The end of an ERA: A look back and a look ahead at the fight for equal rights in Minnesota

A century on, Minnesotans pick themselves up from the legislative wreckage and prepare to try, try again to pass an Equal Rights Amendment.
May 27
Rush hour traffic lit up the 35E as it made its way northbound toward downtown St. Paul in the rain, Thursday, September 12, 2019.

New law shortens defensive driving classes for seniors taking it for the first time

The law taking effect July 1 cuts the initial course requirement from eight hours to four.
May 27
Bus driver Ken Jilk walks a woman to his Metro Move bus to give her a ride home from ProAct in Eagan on May 23. This month the Met Council launched a

Metro Move aims to give reliable rides to Minnesotans with disabilities

The Met Council's new service offers people with disability waivers rides to work or community services and seeks to address transportation frustrations with Metro Mobility.
May 26
High water in the Cannon River is hiding tree branches. The same spot in the river is shown in March 2024, left, and in May 2024, right.

After river rescues, Cannon River paddlers advised to use caution

Downed trees in the river are hidden by high water.
May 26
A Stillwater prison guard who made a supportive remark about former officer Derek Chauvin during a moment of silence Tuesday for George Floyd was esco

Stillwater prison on lockdown after 2 corrections officers injured in assault

The officers were treated at a hospital and released.
May 26
Investigators have interviewed Brian Evenson, above, a dozen times in the nearly 40 years since Nancy Daugherty, a 38-year-old mother and nursing home

Eyed for decades as a possible murderer, Minnesota man finds himself back in the spotlight

Brian Evenson was never charged in the 1986 murder of Nancy Daugherty, but he is the alternate perpetrator at the center of Michael Carbo's defense in his retrial.
East Metro
May 26

Police looking for information about North St. Paul park shooting that injured four

A group gathered at Casey Lake Park in North St. Paul on Saturday night and shots were fired, injuring four.
May 26
2018 was the first time in 35 years, that a flag was placed with every hero laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery for Memorial Day.

What's open, closed on Memorial Day in the Twin Cities

Government agencies and banks will be closed, while many grocery stores and mall shops will be open.
May 26

Driver not wearing seatbelt dies in St. Paul rollover

The 38-year-old Minneapolis woman was killed in the crash on Interstate 94 early Sunday.
May 26

Morrison County Sheriff's Office asks BCA to investigate use of force in DUI stop

A struggle began after a deputy told the driver he was under arrest on suspicion of DUI.

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