St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, with community leaders and Police Chief Todd Axtell, right, behind him, talked about the violence the previous night in

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter cruises toward second term despite criticism about crime and policing

The 42-year-old first-term mayor of Minnesota's capital city has no high-profile opponents.

Man, 20, held in sister's fatal shooting in Chanhassen

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Law enforcement was called to a Chanhassen home Saturday on a fire alarm, Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud said, but they soon received word of a s
The victim was a 25-year-old woman, authorities said.
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Brooks: How the census heroes saved Minnesota a seat in Congress

If Minnesota had counted 26 fewer people in the 2020 Census, it would have lost one of its eight seats in the U.S. House. Behind that near-miss to the
The state that never takes the last bite of anything snagged the last available seat in the U.S. House.
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California proposes to steer new homes from gas appliances

California's energy policy and planning agency wants to transition new homes away from gas-powered appliances.
Christine Runyon administered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Jamie Larson last month at United Labor Center in Minneapolis. ] LEILA NAVIDI • leila.

Minnesota gets creative in COVID-19 vaccine outreach

Dwindling demand forces new approaches to boost immunization numbers.
Keith Ellison’s actions could affect other attorney general offices.

Ellison reshapes Minn. attorney general's office with eye on criminal justice

His focus on criminal justice, police and hate crimes draws national attention.

String of satellites baffles residents, bugs astronomers

A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the U.S. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday had some people wondering if a fleet of UFOs was coming, but it had others— mostly amateur stargazers and professional astronomers— lamenting the industrialization of space.
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Scooter operator that lost Minneapolis contract takes aim at competitor's record on equity

Lime challenges Bird on inequitable deployment on Mpls.' North Side.
Traffic on I-95 passes oil storage tanks owned by the Colonial Pipeline Company in Linden, N.J.

Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack

The operator of a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday it had been victimized by a ransomware attack and had halted all pipeline operations to deal with the threat. The attack is unlikely to affect gasoline supply and prices unless it leads to a prolonged shutdown of the pipeline, experts said.
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Twists and turns for Minnesota's oldest human bones

The discovery dubbed Browns Valley Man was judged to be roughly 10,000-year-old bones, some of the oldest, best-preserved prehistoric human remains ever found in North America.
Police responded to the crash, involving four people in a compact-size sedan, about 7 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Dunkirk and Lawndale lane

Woman, two small children die in Maple Grove crash

A man is hospitalized with injuries that appear noncritical, authorities say.
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.
The cause of Paul Bunyan's broken arm has been revealed -- hangers-on. (Photo from Bemidji mayor's office)

Video of Bemidji's broken Paul Bunyan statue captures nighttime hijinks

Four can be seen climbing and hanging on the 18-foot figure.
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Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 9

EAST BETHELAPRIL 18Theft. A boat was stolen from the 2400 block of 183rd Avenue NE.HUGOMARCH 25Animal complaint. A deputy observed an injured dog on the…
In April, a nearly empty Blue Line station downtown reflected 2020’s 56% ridership drop.

With transit thrown off track, the rush hour may never be the same

The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated demand for public transportation along with work culture. Metro Transit is getting ready for the return of commuters.

Suburban briefs: Dakota County postpones property tax due date

Dakota County will give some property owners additional time to pay property taxes without incurring a fine, citing financial hardships residents have faced during the…

Minnesota briefs: Willmar may be running out of police cars

Is Willmar running out of police squad cars? That was a question at the City Council meeting last week.The Police Department lost one vehicle earlier…
The Archer House in Northfield was damaged last year by a fire that started in one of its restaurants. Until insurance questions are answered, its fat

After devastating fire, future of Northfield's historic Archer House is in doubt

Despite fire damage, residents hope Archer House can rise again
Michael Elder of St. Paul got a COVID-19 vaccine shot last month from Lydia Payne, a senior airman in the Air Force, at the Minnesota State Fairground

Minnesota reports 1,321 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths

The number of people with at least one vaccine dose exceeds 2.64 million.

Milwaukee police providing locks for Kia, Hyundai owners

Milwaukee police are providing free steering wheel locks to residents who own some models of Kias and Hyundais.

2 men from Hackensack killed in separate crashes in outstate Minnesota

Two men from Hackensack in north-central Minnesota were killed in separate crashes Friday near Austin and Hackensack.Lemoyne L. Kraushaar, 87, died after his minivan hit…
Brookly Center Mayor Mike Elliott at an April 12 news conference regarding the shooting of Daunte Wright.

Unarmed traffic stops part of Brooklyn Center mayor's police reform plan

The plan's details and costs would be worked out by a committee of citizens and experts, with a meeting later Saturday afternoon.

2 charged in gunfire during racial justice march

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania have announced charges against two people in connection with gunfire between a group of marchers on their way to Washington, D.C., from Milwaukee and a rural Pennsylvania resident last summer.