Theon Jarrett and Don West of Intermediate District 287. The cooperative serving about 1,000 high-needs kids in Hennepin County is reporting success a

Minnesota school district sees benefits to life after cops in schools

Arrests down in system that serves high-needs kids.
Local

Weekend traffic: Prior Lake roundabout on Hwy. 13 to open Friday night

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A new roundabout to alleviate congestion at the intersection of Hwy. 13 and County Road 21 in downtown Prior Lake opens Friday. (Photo provided by Sco
The Robert Street bridge in downtown St. Paul closes Saturday for six weeks.
Local

Metropolitan Council head outlines changes to better serve communities of color

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The response was prompted by a letter signed by 200 past, present employees.
Local
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Judge imposes gag order on attorneys in George Floyd case

A judge on Thursday imposed a gag order on attorneys in the case involving four former Minneapolis police officers who are charged in the death of George Floyd.
West Metro
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Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, right, walked out of the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility on June 29 afternoon with his attorney

Judge issues gag order in trial of ex-officers in Floyd killing

Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill issued the unusual order a day after two of the attorneys, Earl Gray and Thomas Plunkett, spoke to the Star Tribune about a motion Gray had filed to dismiss the charges against his client, Thomas Lane.
Duluth
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The state DFL party has warned Duluth Sen. Erik Simonson over his use of DFL affiliations in campaign materials after he lost endorsement.

DFL tells Duluth senator to 'cease and desist' campaigning that implies endorsement

Sen. Erik Simonson lost the DFL endorsement to progressive challenger Jen McEwen.
Local
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Authorities: 1 dead after tornado hits western Minnesota

Severe storms that swept through parts of the Midwest produced at least one powerful tornado that damaged farms and killed one person and injured two others in western Minnesota, authorities said.
Local
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This tornado was captured on video near Ashby, Minn., on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Tornadoes kill one, leave wide path of damage in west-central Minnesota

Severe thunderstorms pushed through the Twin Cities this morning bringing high winds and hail.
Salute to Class of 2020: Senior class like no other
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An honorary commencement tribute to you: A virtual yearbook with hundreds of Minnesota’s outgoing seniors who are graduating amid social distancing. Plus: Celebrity commencement speakers, a word from a valedictorian and a shout-out to our teachers.
Coronavirus
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Children arrive for classes at Forest View Elementary where social distancing is enforced. In what could be a preview of things to come this fall, a s

Most Minn. parents OK with school reopening, survey says

A Minnesota Department of Education survey found that while the largest share of parents would send their children back to school, one-third are uncomfortable with or unsure about schools reopening.
COVID-19
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Supporters of long term care facilities and of Saint Therese New Hope came out to support Saint Therese workers coming and going during the afternoon

Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.
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National
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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul.

Wisconsin Supreme Court OKs GOP-authored lame-duck laws

The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Republican-authored lame-duck laws that stripped power from the incoming Democratic attorney general just before he took office in 2019.
Coronavirus
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Commuters embark on a light rail train at the Nicollet Mall station during the morning rush hour. [Credit: DAVID JOLES, Star Tribune]

589 new COVID-19 cases as Minnesota passes 40,000 mark

Amid a recent surge of new COVID-19 cases among younger adults, an additional 589 new infections were reported Thursday, pushing the number of cases past…
National
11:25am

Evers picks retired judges to select redistricting panel

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday picked three retired judges to select members of a nonpartisan redistricting commission he created to draw legislative and congressional boundary maps following this year's census.
Coronavirus
11:12am
Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey during a press conference at City Hall in which he discussed a charter amendment that would replace the current police de

Minneapolis' $156M budget hole may require up to 40 layoffs, Frey says

The proposal is far from final and must ultimately be approved by City Council. Frey said he would seek to minimize cuts for firefighters, police officers and 911 dispatchers.
National
10:55am

Delaware North furloughs 1,300 at Lambeau Field, Miller Park

The catering company for Lambeau Field and Miller Park says it has temporarily laid off about 1,300 employees.
Local
10:48am
Thomas Lane.

Read the transcript of Thomas Lane's body camera footage

Thomas Lane's attorney sought Wednesday to dismiss charges against him in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The transcript begins as Thomas Lane…
Minneapolis
10:12am
Newly released transcripts of Minneapolis police body camera footage provide the most detailed accounts of George Floyd’s death, which ignited prote

Body-cam transcripts: George Floyd repeatedly begged police not to kill him

In his fatal encounter with Minneapolis police, George Floyd used the word "please" nearly five dozen times, according to newly released transcripts of police body camera footage.
National
7:30am

Petition filed to recall Madison's mayor, unrest cited

A petition has been filed to recall Madison's mayor by a resident who says she didn't do enough to protect the city during recent civil unrest.
Duluth
6:52am

Authorities ID ATV rider killed in crash near Moose Lake under dusty conditions

She was riding with others in a group over the weekend.
Duluth
6:10am

Minneapolis man who fatally crashed ATV in Carlton County is identified

The ATV rolled over and pinned the man, authorities said.
Minneapolis
5:53am

Charges: Woman shot by man in Minneapolis gave birth at 20 weeks to his child before dying

The newborn has so far survived; the alleged shooter has yet to be caught.
Local
5:41am
The entrance to the campus of the University of Minnesota.

U weighs changes to handling of campus sexual misconduct complaints

Among them would be establishing a single standard of evidence for all proceedings.
Local
5:14am
A tornado was caught in action near Dalton, Minn., in Otter Tail County, Wednesday evening.

Tornadoes kill one, leave wide path of damage in west-central Minnesota

Several homes and farmsteads were destroyed or severely damaged by the back-to-back twisters that hit the rural area.