A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Unexpected $21 million charge for Southwest LRT prompts concern

About 30% of the project contingency fund remains with nearly half the project built.

Stolen bike sleuths will receive Minneapolis citizen award for nabbing felon

Minneapolis police will honor members of the Facebook group Twin Cities Stolen Bikes with a Citizen's Award.

Mendota Dakota tribal members to petition for federal recognition as sovereign nation

Tommy Tomahawk, tribal relations, and Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community chairperson Sharon Lennartson sat in the shade in front of a sweat l
The community says the federal status would bring benefits, respect.
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Evers promises to sign police bills, calls for more

Gov. Tony Evers promised to sign bills banning chokeholds and making other policing changes passed by the state Assembly on Wednesday, while also calling on lawmakers to go farther to make law enforcement more accountable and transparent.
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'Let's start the party': Hopes high for marathon to kick off Duluth summer tourism as pandemic wanes

With COVID waning, businesses expect a typical Grandma's Marathon weekend

Wisconsin Assembly passes local redistricting delay

Redistricting of local political boundary lines in Wisconsin would be delayed a year or more under a bill backed by Republicans and local governments that the state Assembly passed Wednesday.

Moorhead man charged in connection with boy's shooting death

A Moorhead man was arrested and charged with a firearms violation in connection with the March death of a 6-year-old boy who was unintentionally shot with a handgun.

Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial because the proceedings were fair and Derek Chauvin was found guilty by an impartial jury, according to a court document filed Wednesday.
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BCA asks public for help in finding missing St. Bonifacius man

Keegan Oyugi. 26, was last seen leaving the Prior Lake and Savage area on his way to his St. Bonifacius home at 4 a.m. Saturday, the BCA said.
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Wisconsin Assembly approves transgender sports bans

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly on Wednesday passed bills banning transgender athletes from participating in girls' and women's sports — measures taken up in the middle of Pride month and all but certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Millions fear eviction as US housing crisis worsens

More than 4 million people say they fear being evicted or foreclosed upon in the coming months, just as two studies released Wednesday found that the nation's housing availability and affordability crisis is expected to worsen significantly following the pandemic.
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Minnesota Supreme Court rejects reinstatement for controversial attorney Randall Tigue

The civil liberties attorney was last suspended in 2017 for mishandling his books.

Man turns himself in after pursuit ending in north Minneapolis, 4-hour standoff

The man was being sought on unspecified charges in Ramsey County.
An investigator goes through the scene a shooting on the top of a parking ramp in Minneapolis, on June 3, 2021, when Winston Smith was shot and killed

Gun evidence recovered from Winston Smith shooting scene, circumstances still murky

Several gun casings were found inside and outside of the vehicle Smith was in when he was killed by police.

Boy who drowned at Minneapolis' North Commons Park is identified

The 12-year-old died at HCMC after being rescued from the pool by a rookie Park Police officer on her first day of work.

Ukraine police seize cash in raids on major ransomware gang

Ukrainian police have carried out nearly two dozen raids targeting alleged associates of a Russian-speaking ransomware gang it blamed for a half billion dollars in cyberattacks and extortion that hit the United States and South Korea especially hard.

Man who drove at Minneapolis protesters charged with murder

A St. Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, was charged Wednesday with intentional second-degree murder.
O’Shaughnessy Stadium was photographed at the University of St. Thomas’ St. Paul campus in 2020.

University of St. Thomas will not require COVID-19 shots for students

It follows other state institutions such as the University of Minnesota that have opted to encourage vaccination rather than mandate it.

Remains of 3 brothers killed at Pearl Harbor identified

U.S. military officials announced Wednesday that the remains of three brothers from Wisconsin who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified.

MIlwaukee teen in stolen vehicle dies after causing crash

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy who continued to flee Milwaukee police in a stolen vehicle after officers called off the pursuit died in a crash that left five other teens with serious injuries.

Minnesota reaches vaccination mark of 3 million residents

Minnesota has reached 3 million residents who've had at least one COVID-19 shot, health officials said Wednesday.
Kevin Bjerke, left, and John Jones, right, listen to politicians and local marijuana advocates speak to media in support for several marijuana proposa

Medical marijuana advocates pushing for Second Amendment rights

Some legislators want to change marijuana's federal classification to protect patient's right to own firearms.
More than 3 million Minnesotans have received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the state Department of Health reports.

Minnesota passes 3 million vaccine recipients mark

Vaccine incentives for 100,000 people remain largely unused; less than 10,000 people have registered for them so far.