Candles and signs with photos and names of transgender people who have been killed due to suicide or violence against the transgender community were o

Duluth school district adopts gender inclusion policy

By law, Minnesota schools must allow students to use facilities that align with their gender identity.

Science Museum blames budget shortfall for latest layoffs

Visitors this month climbed the stairs beneath a giant wire astronaut hanging from the ceiling at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.
The St. Paul museum laid off 15 people last week in the latest round of layoffs, citing COVID-related revenue losses.

Driver charged with being drunk, speeding in fatal Mpls. crash is arrested

Josiah Oakley, 22, of Minneapolis was killed when his car was hit by a suspected drunken driver in December. Oakley was a 2019 graduate of Minneapolis
At the time of the crash, Sylvester Vaughn's license was revoked, according to the criminal complaint.
St. Paul
The St. Paul City Council deliberated at a September 2022 meeting.

St. Paul could ask voters to fund early learning grants with property tax levy

The St. Paul City Council will consider whether to approve a ballot measure.
St. Cloud
Hockey fans Willie Swanson, Mike Vatnsdal and Ryan Peterson host a hockey-themed podcast called “Grease in the Crease.” Swanson and Vatnsdal will

Hockey fans swarm Fargo for Minnesota-heavy NCAA tournament

St. Cloud State will face Minnesota State Mankato in Thursday's early game, which is followed by the Gophers playing Canisius.
Anton Lazzaro in a courtroom sketch from the opening day of his sex-trafficking trial Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

Teen testifies as Anton Lazzaro's federal child sex trafficking trial underway in Minneapolis

Prosecutor: "This case is about a wealthy man who paid tens of thousands of dollars to have sex with minor girls."
West Metro
Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green, seen in 2022.

Boys charged with bringing gun to Golden Valley middle school

Golden Valley's police chief said Robbinsdale school officials were slow to report the incident to police.

Charge: Workplace love triangle was behind man's shooting death outside Howard Lake business

The suspect fled the scene and was arrested nearby in Waverly, the Sheriff's Office said.
Tyeastia Green, the director of the city’s racial equity department, appeared Friday before the City Council to seek additional funds for the event.

Minneapolis ethics concerns force Black History Expo to scale back ambitions

Feb. 25 is first major Black-focused city-led event since George Floyd was murdered
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Duluth teen sentenced to 12½ years in prison in friend's fatal shooting

Patrick Battees, 19, accidentally shot his friend Juamada Anderson in the head in May 2021.
East Metro

Massage therapist charged with sexually assaulting client at Stillwater spa

The woman shared her accusation with the spa's manager and the owner, and they fired the masseur that same day.
Gov. Tim Walz discussed some of the books banned elsewhere that are going into the Little Free Library outside his office, on Wednesday, March 22, at

Walz draws contrast between Minnesota and GOP-led states

The DFL governor said he wants to offer Minnesota as the alternative to conservative restrictions passing in other states.
Minnesota State University Moorhead names new president

Minnesota State University Moorhead names new president

The system's board of trustees approved the selection of Timothy Downs.
Metro Transit police officers patrolled the Blue Line in Minneapolis in 2022. New Police Chief Ernest Morales III will be sworn into office today.

New Metro Transit police chief faces challenges: 'We have a long way to go'

The new chief, to be sworn into office Wednesday, says the transit system needs to strike a balance in making riders feel safe without victimizing the homeless and addicted.
North Metro
The Brooklyn Center Walmart will close in a month, leaving fewer grocery options for those in the north Minneapolis area.

Walmart closing in Brooklyn Center, another north metro retail departure

Walmart's departure is the second major retailer to leave Brooklyn Center after the Target store a few blocks north closed in 2019.
Molly Dennis.

Rochester to investigate discrimination claim by censured council member

Molly Dennis claims she was discriminated against in censure because of her ADHD.
March 22

Man arrested after human remains found in tote along Lake Mille Lacs shoreline

The discovery was made Tuesday afternoon north of Onamia, the Sheriff's Office said.
St. Paul
March 22

Woman stabbed to death on St. Paul's East Side

Her death is the eighth homicide in St. Paul this year.
North Metro
March 21

Ex-Anoka school staffer gets prison for child porn, abusing minors

From 2016 to 2021, Anderson used his role as administrator for his own gaming chat website to groom and exploit boys, the Department of Justice said.
South Metro
March 21
Minnesota’s Veterans Affairs Department Commissioner Larry Herke speaks to state senators at a hearing Tuesday about allegations regarding Hastings

Minnesota VA commissioner says he removed Hastings officials for 'change in culture'

He says two officials were removed because changes in culture were insufficient.
March 21
House Speaker Melissa Hortman (middle), Gov. Tim Walz (right) and Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic signed the spending targets agreement.

Walz, legislative leaders reach $17.9B spending agreement

The DFL trifecta announced budget targets far earlier than previous years under divided government.
March 21
7 hurt as car collides with two light-rail trains near U.S. Bank Stadium

7 hurt as car collides with two light-rail trains near U.S. Bank Stadium

Both Green and Blue line trains were back in service Tuesday morning as authorities investigate how the crash happened.
March 21
St. Paul Public Schools is tapping into $1.3 million to dole out hundreds in bonuses to ensure staffing in hard-to-fill positions next year.

St. Paul schools dangle $1.3 million in hiring and retention bonuses

District officials are targeting hard-to-fill positions, including more than 100 special-education spots.

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