Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Interim Police Chief Amelia Huffman addressed the rise of crime in the city and the efforts to recruit police officer

Minneapolis Mayor Frey's plan to hire 190 police officers is 'a heavy lift'

The city is under pressure both from courts and residents to bolster the force.
Local

After record year, Market Bucks program for low-income Minnesotans expands this spring

January 22
Dave New did some shopping in the Twin Cities Mobile Market bus as it stopped at Parkway Gardens Senior Apartment Community in St. Paul.
The statewide program, which offers incentives for Minnesotans on food stamps to purchase fresh, locally grown foods, landed a federal grant that will double its budget this year.
Local

As Faribault has grown, its historic downtown has undergone a renaissance

January 22
With new loft apartments, more ethnic businesses and entertainment options, and a new park in the not-so-distant future, Faribault’s downtown histor
City has new loft apartments, businesses, entertainment options and a pending park project.
Local
10:20am

2 shot, wounded during gathering after Minneapolis funeral

Two people were critically wounded Saturday in a shooting at a gathering after a funeral, Minneapolis police said.
Local
10:15am

Maine soccer standout hit by a car in Saudi Arabia

One of the leaders of a high school soccer team that won its first state championship — and the hearts of many state fans — is struggling for his life after being hit by a car in Saudi Arabia.
Music
10:02am
Courtney Barnett last played in town at Rock the Garden outside Walker Art Center in 2019.

Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett wastes no time in no-nonsense Palace Theatre gig

REVIEW: Songs from her new album 'Things Take Time, Take Time,' offered a little escapism from the cold and chaos surrounding Saturday's show.
Local
9:43am

Deadly domestic assault under investigation in St. Paul

The city's fifth homicide of 2022 was in the North End Neighborhood.
Local
9:08am

COVID-19 patient at center of ventilator fight dies in Texas

A unvaccinated COVID-19 patient flown from Minnesota to Texas during a legal battle over whether his ventilator should be turned off died Saturday, the family's attorney said.
Local
8:23am

Youth's overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools

The death of a 13-year-old student who apparently overdosed on fentanyl at his Connecticut school has drawn renewed pleas for schools to stock the opioid antidote naloxone, as well as for training of both staffers and children on how to recognize and respond to overdoses.
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Local
January 22
The tunnel is a constricted work site of just 50 feet in width.

Minneapolis Park Board declines to extend construction permit for Southwest Light Rail tunnel

A majority of commissioners at Wednesday's meeting asked the Metropolitan Council to compensate the Park Board for closing the Cedar Lake Parkway through the end of 2022.
Nation
January 22
New York Police officers investigated the scene of a shooting in Harlem on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.

Young officer slain in Harlem joined to help 'chaotic city'

The 22-year-old New York City police officer who was shot to death while responding to a call in a Harlem apartment came from an immigrant family and grew up in a community with strained police relations, but joined the force to make a difference in the "chaotic city," he once wrote.
Minneapolis
January 22
The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center

Shooting following funeral in Minneapolis leaves two in critical condition

About 100 people were at the post-funeral gathering
Nation
January 22
Crates holding live monkeys were scattered across the westbound lanes of state Route 54 at the junction with Interstate 80 near Danville, Pa., Friday,

All 100 lab monkeys accounted for after several escape crash

The last of the escaped monkeys from the crash of a truck towing a trailer load of 100 of the animals was accounted for by late Saturday, a day after the pickup collided with a dump truck on a Pennsylvania highway, authorities said.
Coronavirus
January 22
Scott Quiner, 55, of Buffalo, died Saturday in Texas after a months-long battle with COVID-19.

Minnesota COVID patient at center of lawsuit over his ventilator dies in Texas hospital

Buffalo man's family sued Mercy Hospital to keep him on a ventilator
Nation
January 22

Video shows struggle that preceded restrained teen's death

Surveillance video shows a Black 17-year-old struggling with staff at a Wichita juvenile center last fall before he died after he was restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes.
Local
January 22

2 men fatally shot in car on Milwaukee's northwest side

Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that killed two men and injured a third.
Coronavirus
January 22
Zach Bakke, 8, of Minnetonka posed for a photo on a selfie wall after getting a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 2 at Mall of America in Bloomington.

COVID-19 vaccination rate drops for kids in Minnesota

Vaccine hesitancy, holiday breaks and appointment hassles reduced first-dose vaccinations in children 5-11.
East Metro
January 22

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 23

CENTERVILLEDEC. 10Water rescue. Officers responded to a report of a male who fell through the ice on Peltier Lake. The 31-year-old man was rescued.COLUMBUSDEC. 25Theft.…
Coronavirus
January 22
Mason Nadolney got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot during a mobile vaccine event at Chanhassen High School in July.

What you need to know about COVID variants, Minnesota mask requirements and more

Advice is evolving along with the coronavirus. Here's the latest from staff and news service reports.
Local
January 22
8th St. Market owner Woods Halley prepared to open. The market was robbed six times in November and now won’t accept cash from customers.

Store owners wary, weary as robberies climb in Minneapolis

Some stores have been hit several times, making workers quit and scaring away customers.
Local
January 22
Substitute teacher Craig Nilles led a physical education class at Eagan’s Woodland Elementary in October 2021.

Brooks: Minnesota's irreplaceable replacement teachers

Substitute teachers hold Minnesota schools together as the pandemic tears everything apart.
Local
January 22
Shuntay Thomas listened to music with his son Brandon, 10, in their room in the Project Home at the Provincial House in the Highland Park neighborhood

Ramsey County: State must step in to prevent resurgence of homeless encampments

Leases on the county's four temporary homeless shelters in St. Paul, which house about 450 men, women and children, expire this spring.
Obituaries
January 22
William Dunlap

William Dunlap, former CEO of Minneapolis ad agency Campbell Mithun, has died

At Campbell Mithun, he worked with brands including 3M, General Mills, Dairy Queen and United Airlines.