The Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul.

Owners of St. Paul's Amsterdam Bar fear impact of planned bike lane

Loss of parking could impact bar's bottom line, which affects city, too.
Local

Minneapolis City Council warned against using city resources to advocate for policing ballot questions

May 12
Walter Fromm with People’s Canvas, center, stood by as a witness while Josh Martin of Minneapolis signed a petition to change the Minneapolis city c
The future of the Minneapolis Police Department has dominated conversations in City Hall — and in the looming elections.
Local

Carleton College appoints prolific fundraiser as its next president

May 12
Alison Byerly will be Carleton College’s new president, beginning Aug. 1.
Alison Byerly will succeed longtime President Steven Poskanzer.
Chauvin Trial
May 12
Derek Chauvin

Judge backs aggravating factors in Chauvin trial, clears way for longer prison term

Judge Peter Cahill finds that former officer Derek Chauvin abused authority, treated George Floyd "with particular cruelty."
Chauvin Trial
May 12
Attorneys for ex-officer charged in Floyd's death call medical examiner's testimony into question

Attorneys for ex-officer charged in Floyd's death call medical examiner's testimony into question

Attorneys for one of the former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death said Wednesday that the Hennepin County chief medical examiner was coerced…
Business
May 12
Traffic moves along Pennsylvania Route 61 as gas prices are seen on the sign at a Sunoco gas station at East Norwegian Street in Pottsville, Pa., on M

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

The nation's largest fuel pipeline restarted operations Wednesday, days after it was forced to shut down by a gang of hackers.
Local
May 12
In this early Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, photo, a Santa Rosa downtown district maintenance worker cleans the “Agraria” hand sculpture vanda

3 arrested in vandalism of Chauvin defense witness' old home

Three women have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing the one-time Northern California home of a former police officer who testified on behalf of the officer convicted of killing George Floyd by splashing pig blood on it and leaving a pig's head near the front porch.
Don’t Miss
May 12
Rammy Mohamed, a fashion designer from St. Paul, said she came up with the idea of a prayer room for Muslims at Rosedale.

Rosedale debuts prayer room for Muslim shoppers

Eid al-Fitr ranks second for shopping sales behind Black Friday, official says.
Local
May 12
In this October 2016, file photo, is an aboveground section of Enbridge’s Line 5 at the Mackinaw City, Mich., pump station.

Company defies Michigan governor's order to close pipeline

An Upper Midwestern oil pipeline continued operating Wednesday, despite a shutdown demand from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the operator warned could lead to fuel disruptions similar to those resulting from a cyberattack on an East Coast system.
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Business
May 12
Warren Beck

Warren Beck, Galleria developer who helped shape the west metro, dies at 75

He cultivated the Galleria in Edina as an intimate mix of local and national brands.
Business
May 12

Crash, arrest draw more scrutiny of Tesla Autopilot system

Federal safety regulators are sending a team to California to investigate a fatal freeway crash involving a Tesla, just after authorities near Oakland arrested a man in another Tesla rolling down a freeway with no one behind the steering wheel.
Local
May 12
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Minn. Senate GOP wants to use COVID funds to slash tuition

Senate Republicans are pushing a 5% tuition cut in exchange for funding the Minnesota State college system and want the University of Minnesota to slash its tuition by 3%.
Local
May 12
The former Minneapolis police union president Bob Kroll, shown in 2018.

Council panel: Minneapolis won't indemnify Kroll, former union boss, in protest lawsuits

The matter still must go before the full council for a final vote, which is considered something of a formality.
Business
May 12
3M Cottage Grove manufacturing facility (Provided by 3M)

3M pays $80,000 over handling of hazardous waste in Cottage Grove

Leaking of 'extremely toxic' hydrofluoric acid cited among problems.
East Metro
May 12
Paul Gorder

Minnesota Department of Corrections fires guard who drunkenly confronted protesters

Citing 'deeply disturbing' conduct, DOC terminates 26-year veteran.
Local
May 12

GOP leaders set to join lawsuit allowing aid to cover cuts

Republican legislative leaders moved Wednesday toward joining a federal lawsuit demanding that states be allowed to use federal coronavirus relief money to cover tax cuts.
Local
May 12
A memorial sits where Ariana Bradley was killed in downtown Minneapolis over the weekend.

Murder charge: Gunman shot woman in back of head in downtown Minneapolis as she tried to flee

A man also was wounded during the entire incident, according to the prosecution.
Local
May 12

Evers promises to preserve grants in face of less stimulus

Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that the federal government's decision to send Wisconsin $700 million less in coronavirus relief dollars than first estimated could mean there will be less money for broadband expansion and the state's pandemic response.
COVID-19
May 12
M Health Fairview nurse Nicole Parr extracted a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recently.

Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.
Business
May 12
In this file photo, David Oliver, manager of special projects, held a sample that had metal speckles from the boxes of core samples at Twin Metals in

Minnesota DNR must revisit hard rock mining rules, judge says

Copper mine opponents win first-ever lawsuit under Section 10 of the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act.
Local
May 12

Jim Klobuchar, columnist and US senator's father, dies at 93

Jim Klobuchar, a longtime Minnesota newspaper reporter and columnist and the father of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Nation
May 12
Derek Chauvin

Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd's death

A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for the possibility of a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday.
Local
May 12

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 11, 2021.