Pastor Curtis Farrar of the Worldwide Outreach For Christ Ministries preached about George Floyd and social justice at George Floyd Square in Minneapo

Church at 38th and Chicago reaches out to gang members nearby

Worldwide Outreach for Christ has countered rising and ebbing gang influence at 38th and Chicago for nearly 40 years.
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West St. Paul asks homeowner to paint over Black Lives Matter mural

April 9
A man walks on the road Friday near a fence that is at the center of controversy where a couple have been asked by the city of West St. Paul to paint
A city spokesman said the code enforcement team has received more than 20 complaints about the mural since September.
Local

Centennial High School students, grads speak out for change after racist incidents

April 9
On April 6, 2021 in Circle Pines, Minn., a series of racist and vulgar text messages to a Hmong student has brought about protest and demands for chan
Ugly texts, stickers spur mobilize students; district condemns racism, details changes underway.
Business
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After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again.
Local
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UW-Madison program to study psychoactive drugs in treatment

A new master's degree program starting this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will prepare students for careers studying the therapeutic effects of psychoactive drugs to treat mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Local
April 9
Men arrived for Friday prayer at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington in 2019.

Man fleeing police arrested after climbing atop Bloomington mosque

Incident frightened worshipers, but wasn't an attack, police say.
Chauvin Trial
April 9
Members of Visual Black justice held signs together. ] Mark Vancleave – About a hundred protesters gathered for a late-evening demonstration against

More than 100 rally in downtown Minneapolis for police accountability

Activists called for Derek Chauvin's conviction in George Floyd's death.
April 9

Minnesota Zoo shows off farm babies

The farm babies exhibit opened for guests Friday at the Minnesota Zoo's farm in Apple Valley. The exhibit features baby piglets, Shetland sheep, dwarf goats, dairy calves, and chicks and will run through May 16.
Local
April 9
Silver carp

Nearly 30 invasive carp pulled from Mississippi River in herding operation

State and federal agencies hunted the carp for first time in Minnesota waters.
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April 9
Judge approves MPCA changes to water quality standards

Judge approves MPCA changes to water quality standards

The revisions target nearly a dozen pollutants — chloride, salts, sulfate, nitrate and more — in surface water used for industry and agriculture, and for wildlife.
Local
April 9
'Well-behaved' rains ease Minnesota's spring drought

'Well-behaved' rains ease Minnesota's spring drought

But over time, the state has gotten wetter, with more torrential downfalls.
Chauvin Trial
April 9
Dr. Andrew Baker, the medical examiner who did the autopsy on George Floyd, testified Friday at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek C

Chief medical examiner: Arrest 'just more than' Floyd could take

Dr. Andrew Baker stood by his initial findings after George Floyd's death in afternoon testimony at Derek Chauvin's trial, after three other medical experts.
Chauvin Trial
April 9
Chaz Neal protested outside the Hennepin County Government Center in March during jury selection for Derek Chauvin’s trial in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis lawyers advise city-appointed task force on George Floyd to keep quiet for now

Some commissioners see the advice as a challenge to their independence.
Chauvin Trial
April 9
Dr. Andrew Baker ruled that George Floyd’s cause of death was “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck co

What happened Friday in the Derek Chauvin trial

Two medical experts disagreed about whether George Floyd's physical condition or illicit drug use played a role in his death.
Coronavirus
April 9
Historic Fort Snelling is kept preserved exactly how it would have looked 200 years ago.]ALEX KORMANN • alex.kormann@startribune.comEach day Histori

Fort Snelling among a dozen historic sites reopening across Minnesota this summer

The Minnesota Historical Society has slowly been reopening its 26 sites.
Duluth
April 9
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Last year of Superior Street construction kicks off Monday in Duluth

It's a busy year for road work around Duluth.
Duluth
April 9
ALEX KORMANN • alex.kormann@startribune.com FILE-A border marker on the Northwest Angle on Feb. 9, 2021. The northernmost part of Minnesota is only

Border tensions rise for Northwest Angle residents: 'We don't matter'

Pressure from U.S. officials has not yielded concessions from Canada.
Chauvin Trial
April 9
Dr. Andrew Baker ruled that George Floyd’s cause of death was “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck co

Day 22 of Derek Chauvin trial: Medical examiner who did autopsy did not include a lack of oxygen

Dr. Andrew Baker's findings are at odds with a prosecution expert who said Floyd died from a lack of oxygen.
Chauvin Trial
April 9

Watch replays from previous days of Derek Chauvin trial

The Star Tribune live streams the testimony each day.
Local
April 9
In this April 8, 2011 file photo, a welcome sign for Fargo, N.D., sits in the rising floodwaters of the Red River as a flood engineer for the U.S. Arm

Contract awarded for part of Red River diversion project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a nearly $67 million contract to a West Fargo-based company to raise a portion of Interstate 29 as part of the Red River diversion project.
Local
April 9

'Blue wall of silence' takes hit in Chauvin's murder trial

protection from fellow officers that includes everything from shutting off body cameras to refusing to cooperate with investigators. But that's not the case with Derek Chauvin, with many colleagues quick to condemn his actions in George Floyd's death, some even taking the stand against him.
Nation
April 9

NRA trial opens window on secretive leader's life and work

Wayne LaPierre flies exclusively on private jets, he sailed around the Bahamas for "security" and he never sends emails or texts in the course of his work running the nation's most politically influential gun-rights group.
Local
April 9

Man arrested at Madison airport with gun in bag

Sheriff's deputies arrested a Missouri man Friday after he tried to board a plane at the Dane County Regional Airport with a loaded handgun in his bag.