City Council Member KT Jacobs told her colleagues on the Columbia Heights City Council that she would not resign before they formally voted Oct. 10 to

Columbia Heights council member plans to sue to block recall election

The City Council approved an election scheduled for February to recall Council Member KT Jacobs.

Police: 15-year-old SUV driver hits and kills motorcyclist at Brooklyn Park intersection

The motorcyclist had the right of way, police said.

State Science Fair and Science Bowl programs safe for another year, but future remains uncertain

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The Minnesota Academy of Science secured $100,000 in new donations and pledges to support the programs for another year.
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Sibley Park photographed in Minneapolis on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Park Board commissioners this week recommended renaming south Minneapolis’ Sibl

Park commissioners support renaming south Minneapolis' Sibley Park to Chanté T'ínza Wínyan Park

The proposed name is pronounced, "Chawn-tay Teen-zah Ween-yawn," and means, "Strong Hearted Women" in the Dakota language.
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The second phase of U.S. Bank Stadium’s enhanced security perimeter could cost more than an initial estimate of $48 million.

U.S. Bank Stadium's secure fencing phase two could cost more than expected

Populous will likely present design options in November for protecting Minnesota Vikings fans.
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A machine collected blood platelets last week from a donor at Memorial Blood Center in Eden Prairie.

Memorial Blood Centers expands LGTBQ donor opportunities

The change is based on federal guidance to consider blood donors by individual behaviors, not broad sexual orientation.
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Erin DuPree will head the state’s new Office of Cannabis Management.

Cannabis entrepreneur to lead Minnesota's new marijuana agency

Erin DuPree has never worked in government but says her experience with startup businesses makes her well-suited for the role.
The University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, pictured in 2020.

Data breach affects applicants, students and employees at U of M between 1989 and 2021

The data obtained included dates of birth, Social Security numbers and passport information, according to a news release from the University of Minnesota.

Court filing: Woman's beaten body discovered in her Fridley home in late May

Her adult son was the only person with her at the time of her death, the filing read.
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The Mall of America in Bloomington.

After decades focused on land around Mall of America, development agency has sights set on all of Bloomington

The Port Authority is becoming an all-purpose economic development engine, with a growing budget and staff.
Police Sgt. Garrett Parten briefed the news media at the scene of a fatal shooting Wednesday night in north Minneapolis.

One man shot to death, another wounded outside north Minneapolis bar

A verbal altercation led up to the gunfire, police said.
Feeding St. Paul, a group of volunteers that includes Kevin McAllister, right, that’s been around nearly three years, was shut down by police nearly

Volunteers fed hundreds in St. Paul — until police shut them down

Police say persistent traffic issues, litter prompted action against Feeding St. Paul.
A provision in the education bill signed by Gov. Tim Walz restricts school resource officers from using some physical holds on students.

Some police are leaving Minn. schools. It comes down to a two-letter change in state law.

What changed and why? We answer your questions.
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Fardowsa Bashir sat with her children, Saadiq Dahir, 6, left, Sadri, 2, center, and Anzal, 3, right, as she listened to them read to her in her home i

New census data is the deepest look yet at Minnesota's racial and ethnic diversity

Community leaders and policymakers hope the new detail will help them better serve subgroups.
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Footage from a Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic camera showed a heavy police presence outside the 4th Street Saloon after sunset on Wedn

One person killed at Minneapolis bar

Minneapolis police released few details Wednesday night, but confirmed a homicide at the North Side bar near the intersection of I-94 and Broadway Ave.
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The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a jury should determine the veracity of a woman’s Facebook post accusing a Minneapolis dance instru

Minnesota Supreme Court: Jury must decide truth of #MeToo Facebook post

At the heart of the case is a 2020 Facebook post accusing a Minneapolis dance instructor of sexual assault.
September 20
Minnesota Correctional Facility, Stillwater.

Stillwater prison water is safe to drink, health department says

Men who have been incarcerated at Stillwater say water runs brown in the summer. The Department of Corrections has pledged action.
September 20
Inpatient doctors at Allina Health’s Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, and its satellite campus in Fridley, are voting to unionize.

Federal labor ruling backs Mercy doctors' union vote

Doctors say the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic motivated the union drive to gain more control inside the hospital.
September 20
The group argues that former President Donald Trump should be barred from the ballot because of his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Minnesota Supreme Court to hear arguments Nov. 2 in Trump ballot challenge

Led by former Secretary of State Joan Growe, group questions whether U.S. Constitution allows Trump on the ballot.
September 20
Normandale School

Officials: Two girls, ages 10 and 11, behind 'concerning messages' that closed Edina schools

Last week, a teenager was arrested on allegations that he had a gun outside Edina High School and uttered a threat.
September 20
Adam Madsen

Term of 4¾ years for Maple Grove woman who was extremely drunk, killed other driver in crash

At sentencing, the victim's family and friends wore "The North Remembers" shirts in honor of the avid Vikings fan.
September 20
Minnesotans can transport certain amounts of marijuana in their vehicles but not consume it there.

Rules of the road: What Minnesotans can and cannot do with marijuana in their vehicles

Possession is allowed. Consumption and open containers are not.
September 20
The Edison Administrative Building photographed in Rochester, Minn., on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. ] Elizabeth Flores •

After cyberattack, Rochester schools puts $10 million tech levy before voters

The spring cyberattack prevented the district from administering state standardized tests.

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