The Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota, officially Cook County Road 12, began as a series of portages created by Native American people.

Did modern Minnesota roads evolve from Native American trails?

Some routes have been providing passage since long before the introduction of paved roads.
Local

Star Tribune wins Pulitzer for George Floyd reporting; Darnella Frazier also cited

June 11
Star Tribune staff wins for its coverage of George Floyd killing
Local

Washington County drops charges against bookkeepers

June 11
New information led to charges being dropped
Local
12:01am

Monk turned carpenter: Man builds homes for less fortunate

Tedd Swartz doesn't own a TV and hasn't for 10 years. He considers watching television a "time waster."
Local
June 11
Outside Shiloh Temple International Ministries earlier this month for Aniya Allen’s funeral.

One dead following shooting outside Minneapolis' Shiloh Temple

The shootings took place just after the funeral for one of two men killed outside the Monarch nightclub.
East Metro
June 11
Alex Hansen, 6, ate ice cream from a MN Nice Cream food truck parked in Arden Hills while sitting next to Julie Casillas and her daughters Ana and Gia

Arden Hills City Council considers reining in neighborhood food truck nights

With some in the Ramsey County suburb grumbling, city leaders — citing complaints about traffic, trash and noise — are now considering a stricter food truck ordinance.
Local
June 11
The charging documents against Brian Christopher Mock of Minneapolis include screenshots of body camera footage that show him at the front of the crow

Two Minnesotans, one Iowan arrested for engaging in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection

This brings the total to five Minnesotans arrested in connection with the violent attack on the nation's Capitol.
Local
June 11
The Minneapolis nonprofit the Family Partnership is quietly opening a new building off East Lake Street that includes the Four Directions multicultura

Nonprofit Family Partnership opens new state-of-the-art building in Minneapolis

The new $22 million resource center will brings the nonprofit's home base closer to the people it serves.
Local
June 11
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday.

YouTube suspends Sen. Johnson for COVID-19 'misinformation'

Sen. Ron Johnson was suspended Friday from uploading videos to YouTube for one week, after the company said he violated its COVID-19 "medical misinformation policies."
FILE ART For Northern Lights Project - ] BRIAN PETERSON • brianp@startribune.com Minneapolis, MN - 12/10/2012 (NOT FOR RESALE, Send requests to
Curious Minnesota What do you wonder about the people, places and culture of Minnesota?
updated 2 hours 33 mins. ago
Readers are invited to take part in Curious Minnesota, a community-driven reporting project that invites you ask questions that our reporters then research and answer. Click to ask a question!
Business
June 11

US to seek automated braking requirement for heavy trucks

In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic emergency braking systems on new heavy trucks.
Local
June 11

'The Night Watchman,' Malcolm X biography win arts Pulitzers

Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel "The Night Watchman" to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play "The Hot Wing King."
Local
June 11
Shawnda Henderson, of Minneapolis, rode the Giant slide with her daughter Mira on the last day of the Kickoff to Summer at the Fair event in May at th

Sweet news: The Minnesota State Fair will be back this year

Attendance won't be limited and masks won't be required.
Local
June 11
Parkers Lake Golf Center in Plymouth with the Women’s Housing Unit of the Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility in the background,

90-year-old Hennepin County workhouse slated for improvements

In a separate project, the facility also will install solar panels to cover one-third of its electricity needs.
Local
June 11

Woman fatally shot outside Minneapolis liquor store is ID'd

A man also was hit by gunfire, according to police.
Local
June 11
Fairchild the gopher, official mascot of the State Fair.

Minnesota State Fair set to return in August

The "Great Minnesota Get-Back-Together" will return on Aug. 26 and run through Labor Day, Sept. 6.
Local
June 11
A memorial sits at the site in south St. Cloud where Keisa Marie Lange’s deceased body was found on June 3.

Four St. Cloud residents face second-degree murder charges

Officials say it is still unclear whether Keisa Marie Lange's death is related to another homicide.
Business
June 11
This Dec. 19, 2017, photo shows the American Airlines logo on top of the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The longest-running in-flight magazine on

End of an era: American will drop its in-flight magazine

After more than half a century in airplane seatback pockets, the American Airlines in-flight magazine American Way is going away.
Coronavirus
June 11
A woman walked past the University of Minnesota Duluth football stadium last summer. The pandemic caused enrollment decline at UMD and other area coll

Greater Minnesota colleges look to attract students after enrollment drop amid pandemic

Free applications, no testing requirement and new scholarships are expected to help bring back students.
Local
June 11

Tests show PFAS contamination in 500 French Island wells

More than 500 wells on French Island have been contaminated with some level of PFAS chemicals, according to final results of state testing.
Local
June 11
A memorial to George Floyd outside Cup Foods in south Minneapolis in June 2020.

Star Tribune wins Pulitzer for George Floyd reporting; Darnella Frazier also cited

For its coverage of the police killing of George Floyd, and the landscape-altering racial reckoning that fanned out across the world from Minneapolis in its…
Local
June 11
Darnella Frazier: “The world needed to see what I was seeing. Stuff like this happens in silence too many times.”

Pulitzer special citation given to Darnella Frazier, who posted video of George Floyd's death

Her video was a key piece of evidence against fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Local
June 11

First-year university enrollment confirmations up 12%

First-year enrollment confirmations for the fall semester are up from the same time last year, officials with the University of Minnesota system said Friday.
Duluth
June 11

Manslaughter charge upgraded to murder in Hibbing death

A DNA match led investigators to the suspect in the 2017 case.