Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot speaks Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn., during a news conference at the site of the fatal shootin

Police officials to Brooklyn Center mayor: Talk to us

Law enforcement leaders say reform efforts are misguided.
Local

Mpls. City Council OKs eliminating parking requirements on new developments

May 14
The Eleven on the River luxury condos are under construction in Minneapolis. The City Council voted unanimously to eliminate minimum parking requireme
The change passed 13-0.
Curious Minnesota

How did Dinkytown in Minneapolis get its name?

May 14
The Grodnik Building, which now houses Loring Pasta Bar, on the corner of 4th Street and 14th Avenue SE in 1963. To its left is Dinky Town Dime variet
The unusual moniker for the commercial district near the University of Minnesota dates to the 1940s.
Local
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County fairs around Wisconsin preparing for in-person events

With the Wisconsin State Fair returning this summer, county fairs around the state are also gearing up to return to in-person events this year.
Local
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UND rock library looks to preserve core of energy industry

A few hours' drive from the Bakken oil fields lies a treasure trove for geologists: rock from nearly every oil well ever drilled in North Dakota, under one roof.
Coronavirus
May 14
A group of masked South View Middle School students waited nervously for their first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Friday afternoon in

No face mask? It's about time for some Minnesotans; too soon for others

A day after the governor announced the statewide mask mandate was lifted, Minnesotans were feeling conflicted.
Business
May 14

Water crisis 'couldn't be worse' on Oregon-California border

The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir and said they would not send extra water to dying salmon downstream or to a half-dozen wildlife refuges that harbor millions of migrating birds each year.
Coronavirus
May 14
Dr. Brian Berglund, with Allina Health, administered a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to South View Middle School sixth-grader Claire Da

Some Minnesota businesses, areas are keeping a mask requirement

Gov. Tim Walz canceled the mandate Friday but said cities and businesses can set their own policies. For the near future, Minnesotans are likely to face a patchwork of different rules.
Nation
May 14

Appeals court upholds $25M award in Monsanto cancer case

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a $25 million award against agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. in a lawsuit that alleged a California man developed cancer from exposure to its best-selling weed killer, Roundup.
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Local
May 14

Man killed, two seriously injured in two-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 near Hinckley

Authorities responded to a report of a vehicle rollover.
Colleges
May 14
Thomas “Chico” Adrahtas in 1984

Lawsuit: U swept recruit's sexual abuse by 1980s Gophers hockey assistant under the rug

Thomas "Chico" Adrahtas sexually assaulted multiple players, suit alleges
Local
May 14
Sumaree D. Boose was acquitted of shooting a St. Cloud officer in the hand during a scuffle last June.

Jury acquits 19-year-old accused of shooting St. Cloud officer in hand

The defense argued the evidence doesn't prove St. Cloud man Sumaree Boose acted with intent.
Local
May 14

No more mask mandate, but some Minnesotans will keep them

On the first day that Minnesotans could go without a mask in public, Amber Raitz wasn't about to do so.
Music
May 14
The view from behind the stage in 2017 during the Music in Mears series, now called Lowertown Sounds.

Free Lowertown Sounds concerts returning to St. Paul's Mears Park in June

Annie Mack, the New Standards, Lady Midnight and Flamin' Ohs are among the acts lined up for the Thursday night series.
Local
May 14
A great blue heron sat among the colony of nests hidden in the forest in April.

Rochester Township orders study of construction impact on unique heron rookery

A retired DNR official calls the hidden rookery "a natural history treasure."
Local
May 14
November 2, 1992 First snow of the season Snow dancing -- These two horses frolicked in a pasture along highway 41 near Chaska during Monday morning's

Star Tribune news photographer Chuck Bjorgen dies at age 85

Bjorgen took thousands of photos, but a picture of two dancing horses was his favorite.
Business
May 14

ViacomCBS says ex-CBS CEO Moonves won't get $120M severance

ViacomCBS said Friday that former CBS CEO Les Moonves will not get his $120 million severance package from his firing in 2018, ending a long-running dispute over the money.
Local
May 14

Wisconsin governor praises CDC's new mask guidelines

Gov. Tony Evers on Friday praised new federal guidelines that relaxed mask restrictions for people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19, and he said his administration will review whether it is safe for state workers to return to their offices.
Duluth
May 14
The Symphony Hall in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center sat empty on an August morning last year.    ] ALEX KORMANN • alex.kormann@startribu

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center selects new leader

Dan Hartman expects demand for larger events as the pandemic wanes.
Duluth
May 14

Iron Range man charged with fatally stabbing former girlfriend

Derek E. Malevich of Virginia was charged Friday.
Local
May 14

'Foot soldiers' of Birmingham to BLM: 'Keep on keeping on'

Charles Avery had barely started marching when police arrested him, forced him into a police vehicle and took him to jail for participating in landmark civil rights protests that helped change the nation in 1963. He spent days in custody and then lived decades haunted by a conviction for the most innocuous of offenses — parading without a permit — that he saw as noble yet others questioned with suspicion.
Coronavirus
May 14
Paula McMahon prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as the mass public vaccination program gets underway, at the NHS Louisa Jordan

What you need to know about Minnesota's vaccine plan

Here are answers to questions you may have about vaccines and the state's strategy to vaccinate millions of Minnesotans.