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Students take lead as Minnesota schools work to confront racism on campus

May 16
Ninth-graders Macy Sirek, left, and Haylie Starr run through a list of things to say to discourage people actively using hateful language during an �
The efforts come in a year when allegations of racism in schools repeatedly made headlines.
Local

Mental health workers set one-day strike at Allina, Fairview hospitals

May 16
Psych associates are planning a one-day strike May 24 because of pay and safety concerns at Allina and Fairview hospitals. They made their announcemen
Safety is a priority for newly unionized workers, along with benefits to stop people from leaving the profession.
Obituaries
May 16
Paula Goldberg in 2015

Paula Goldberg, fearless advocate for children with disabilities and PACER Center co-founder, dies at 79

A pragmatic optimist, the co-founder of PACER Center in Bloomington became an internationally recognized leader.
Local
May 16
Minnesota State Patrol Chief Colonel Matt Langer, seen in 2021, said troopers throughout the summer will target a region each weekend to crack down on

State Patrol launches summer weekend enforcement initiative

The Minnesota State Patrol launched a high-intensity patrol over fishing opener weekend in the Brainerd Lakes area, and troopers throughout the summer will target a…
Local
May 16

Anoka County IDs man found dead in Mississippi River

The Elk River man was last seen in April
North Metro
May 16
The swimming area has gotten new tiling work in Lino Lakes. The city is using ARPA money to refurbish a closed YMCA and plans a grand opening on May 2

With new name and look, Lino Lakes reopens shuttered YMCA

The north metro suburb used ARPA funding to remodel the Rookery Activity Center, which will officially open Monday.
Duluth
May 16
One of Lutsen Resort’s covered bridges Saturday, damaged by fallen trees in the Poplar River.

Iconic covered bridges at Lutsen Resort damaged by surging river

Old growth pines and spruce smashed into the often photographed red bridges.
North Metro
May 16
Adam H. Pattishall

Man allegedly steals pickup and flees police, causing fatal crash in Brooklyn Park

A motorist in an SUV was killed and his wife was critically injured.
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Politics
May 16
Gov. Tim Walz said in a statement: “With an unprecedented surplus, we have the ability to make significant investments in the things that will impro

Minnesota's divided Capitol strikes end-of-session deal

Gov. Tim Walz said he and top legislative leaders have agreed to the "broad framework" of a deal to spend a historic budget surplus to cut taxes, spend money on classrooms and public safety.
Obituaries
May 16
Mary-Fred Bausman-Watkins

Mary-Fred Bausman-Watkins, educator, school founder, dies at 59

Founding parent of Twin Cities German Immersion School went on to teach German at St. Paul Central.
Local
May 16
Former Minneapolis police officer J. Alexander Kueng, center, walked out of the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility Monday afternoon with his attor

Former Minneapolis police officer says judge's courtroom restrictions violate constitutional right to open trial

The attorney for J. Alexander Kueng objected to an order to keep the public out of the courtroom.
East Metro
May 16

Charges: Man's BAC was 0.38% when stopped in Cottage Grove with toddler in vehicle

Police say he was straying from his lane, following other vehicles too closely and failed to obey an officer's emergency lights.
Politics
May 15

DFL endorses Moriarty, Witt for Hennepin County Attorney, sheriff

Runner-up for county attorney said he will not suspend campaign
Politics
May 15
Minnesota’s divided Legislature appears far from agreement on tax cuts, education spending and how to address rising violent crime.

Long agenda remains for final legislative session week

Legislators remain far apart on on tax cuts, public safety and funding for classrooms.
Local
May 15
Georgia Fort

Georgia Fort expands independent newsroom to change Minnesota's racial narrative

The veteran broadcast journalist also eyes mentorships and a possible pipeline for journalists of color early in their careers.
Local
May 15
Traffic flowed on I-35W last summer as work on the freeway reconstruction project neared its end.

Why MnDOT closed 35W for concrete repairs even with new pavement

MnDOT putting down new chip seal on the Mendota Bridge, replacing material that has been peeling away for years.
North Metro
May 15

Ferris wheel fight and lockdown halts Northtown Mall carnival

Police say 100 kids fled the carnival and ran through the mall.
Local
May 14
Delta ticketing agent Mohamed Abdi, right, helped a passenger check in at MSP’s Terminal 1 on Friday.

Pent-up travel demand for this summer runs into higher costs

It will probably cost more to fly and drive this summer, but those wanting to hit the road are undeterred.
North Metro
May 14

Man's body found in the Mississippi River in Anoka

Someone called authorities with a report of a body tangled up in natural debris.
Politics
May 14
GOP candidate for governor Scott Jensen toot the stage with running mate Matt Birk Saturday at the Republican State Convention in Rochester.

Republicans back Scott Jensen in Minnesota governor's race

The doctor and former state senator narrowly beat Kendall Qualls after a heated fight in Rochester for the GOP endorsement.
May 14

Minnesota briefs: Benson rejects city manager candidates

The city of Benson has reopened its search for a new city manager after rejecting two candidates.At a meeting earlier this month, the City Council…
May 14
Virginia Piper in 1972 after her release.

50 years later, the Virginia Piper kidnapping remains a Minnesota mystery

In some ways, her abduction was a story with a happy ending — but also one that left two nagging questions.