Dave Thune, a resident of Irvine Park, former City Council member and owner of Thune Studio on West 7th Street, plays guitar in his studio Thursday in

Old guard of St. Paul's historic W. 7th neighborhood seeks to connect with newer residents

Oldest neighborhood in city becoming younger, wealthier and less connected to bedrock organizations.

Medcalf: George Floyd's uncle speaks out 4 years after his nephew's murder

May 25
George Floyd aunt Angela Harrelson of Minneapolis left and his uncle Selwyn Jones of Gettysburg, South Dakota spoke to the members of the media outsid
"Do something," he says, urging the fight for progress and justice to continue.
Curious Minnesota

Did Bundt cake originate in Minnesota?

May 24
A walnut apricot Bundt cake.
The ring-shaped desserts have been a hit with bakers since the Bundt pan's debut in the 1950s.

Good Trouble aims to forge healthier paths for struggling youth

The organization's founders draw on their own experiences to help schools reach out to students facing adversity.

A longer day returns to Duluth public schools

The Duluth school district long ago eliminated the seventh period for grades 6-12 to save money. Now it's coming back.

Black plastic and foam to-go containers are banned in Minneapolis. Restaurants are still getting up to speed.

May 25
One in 10 restaurants was out of compliance with the city's requirement for recyclable or compostable containers. The black plastic ban started Jan. 1.

Man killed in rollover crash on I-94 in St. Paul

May 24
The 73-year-old driver struck a guardrail around 4 a.m. near Dale Street, the State Patrol said.
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Firefighters put out a house fire in south Minneapolis on the afternoon of May 24. One man who lived at the house died in the blaze.

Man who died in south Minneapolis house fire is identified

The victim lived alone, according to neighbors.
University of Minnesota human rights Prof. Hassan Abdel Salam is among a group of Muslim activists, including several Minnesotans, organizing iin oppo

'Democrats will learn a lesson': Some Muslims work to defeat Biden

Opposed to the president's actions in the Israel-Hamas war, some activists are working to defeat him in November.
Osman Ahmed sits down due to his injuries while Alhikma Islamic Center Imam Abdirazak Kaynan speaks Friday in Minneapolis at a news conference about a

Minneapolis Muslims fear further attacks after alleged hit-and-run in mosque parking lot

A 37-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Friday with second-degree assault and could also face prosecution for bias-motivated crime.
May 25
An encampment edges up against Park Square Condominiums in south Minneapolis.

Minneapolis homelessness crisis keeps moving — to the same places

In his first mayoral campaign, Mayor Jacob Frey vowed to end homelessness in five years. It's proven to be one of the most intractable problems of his time in office.
May 25
The only way to get a St. Paul sandwich in St. Paul is to make one yourself.

What is a St. Paul sandwich, and why can't you get one in St. Paul?

The sandwich, which has been named Top 10 in the country, has a convoluted backstory and a surprisingly good taste.
May 24
Minnesota Timberwolves fan Jordan Dye during Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Target Center in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Timberwolves 'superfan' Jordan Dye brings his hype and signature style courtside

The owner of a local streetwear clothing line creates following, community at Target Center.
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May 24
Antonio Jenkins on Friday paints a new mural of George Floyd on the spot where Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis in 2020. Jenkins has redone the mural

Day of remembrance honors George Floyd nearly four years after his killing

Community leaders warned against being complacent about making change during one of several events in Minneapolis Friday hosted by the nonprofit Win Back.
May 24

Three Anoka children infected with measles may have exposed others at HCMC

The siblings, all younger than 10, contracted measles after visiting Europe, where the fast-spreading viral disease is common.
May 24
Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society, looks out over the stretch of Lake Mendota where several ancient canoe

9 more dugout canoes found in Wisconsin's Lake Mendota; 1 may be 4,500 years old

That would make it the oldest dugout canoe recorded in the Great Lakes region, dating back to around 2500 BC.
May 24
Osman Ahmed is helped into the mosque as Imam Abdirazak Kaynin speaks at the press conference Friday, May 24, 2024  Minneapolis, Minn. CAIR-Minnesota

Charge: Driver hit man with van outside Minneapolis mosque he had targeted before

The criminal complaint does not yet include a charge classifying it as a bias-motivated crime, but the Hennepin County attorney says that's being investigated.
May 24
Hinckley-Finlayson students drum and sing last week in protest of a school board decision to bar a tribal drum group from playing during Friday's grad

Powwow to replace protest for Hinckley graduates

A Hinckley-Finlayson school board decision to block a tribal drum group from performing at the school's graduation ceremony drew ire.
May 24
Minnesota lawmakers passed two bills that would provide funding to help more former foster children attend college in the state, and advocates are anx

Minnesota lawmakers find fix to help foster kids pay for college

In the final days of the legislative session, the $5 million plan won approval in two separate bills, clearing the way for hundreds of students to receive aid next school year.
May 24
An Alumacraft boat in 2012

Another 106 workers laid off at Alumacraft in St. Peter in second round of job cuts within a year

Canada-based parent company BRP cut 68 workers in St. Peter last fall as demand for boats declined.
May 24
A memorial in Burnsville for slain officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth. The partner of the shooter has bee

'Straw' gun buyers often are women in abusive relationships

A Star Tribune review of more than two dozen "straw" gun cases charged since 2014 found that a majority involve women connected to an intimate partner, close friend or relative who leaned on them to get their guns. And many of their cases reveal backdrops of trauma or domestic violence.
May 24
Laneria Wilson

Man admits random gunshot hit 11-year-old Minneapolis girl in the face

The man was shooting into the ground when one of the rounds ricocheted and struck the girl, according to court records.
May 24
Charles Barkley outside of J.D. Hoyt's Supper Club in Minneapolis.

Here's where Charles Barkley has visited in Minneapolis so far

The TV analyst and basketball Hall of Famer told the Star Tribune he's glad to be back in town for the first time since 2019.
St. Paul
May 24
FILE - Artwork titled "Crossroads Again" by Seitu Jones at the Green Line's Dale Street station.

Mounds View man identified as victim of St. Paul Green Line station shooting

Authorities found the man with multiple gunshot wounds. No arrests have been announced.
South Metro
May 24

Police arrest man in Rosemount in connection with woman's death at Lakeville home

Police were alerted by a family member late Thursday, authorities said.
May 24
Students board the bus on their way to school. Lakeville Area Public Schools will introduce a fully electric bus for students to ride to and from scho

Students press Roseville school leaders to buy an electric school bus

Members of the Roseville Area High School Students for Climate Action will make their request at Tuesday's school board meeting.
East Metro
May 24
This rider took his ATV on a trip covering about 40 miles along Twin Cities interstates.

Man must pay $100 for driving ATV in Twin Cities interstate traffic for more than 40 miles

Trooper wrote on the citation that the ATV operator prompted numerous calls to 911.

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