The St. Cloud Wastewater Treatment Plant is the only one in the state collecting and recycling phosphorus. It uses a more traditional anaerobic digest

U looks to wastewater plants to recover farmland fertilizer

Reusing the phosphorus would cut pollution.
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Twin Cities Pride events are back in person this year

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The start of the Twin Cities Pride parade down Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis in 2017. This year, the Twin Cities Pride Festival will welcome particip
The annual festival includes a gala, a family fun day and a two-day gathering in Loring Park.
Curious Minnesota

How did Dinkytown in Minneapolis get its name?

May 14
The Grodnik Building, which now houses Loring Pasta Bar, on the corner of 4th Street and 14th Avenue SE in 1963. To its left is Dinky Town Dime variet
The unusual moniker for the commercial district near the University of Minnesota dates to the 1940s.
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Child shot in the head in north Minneapolis

Police say the shooter fired at a home out of a car and struck the young girl, who was playing in a yard.
Local
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A man held a portrait of Daunte Wright against the fence at a protest on April 17, 2021, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station. The City Council

Brooklyn Center passes sweeping police reform package

The proposals will remake the city's police force with more independent oversight, prohibit arrests for low-level offenses and use unarmed civilians to handle minor traffic violations. The reforms also will make a new city department to oversee public safety.
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A screenshot of Andre Moore’s case file uses the booking photo of his battered face, while he is referred to at top as “Moore Money Mooore problem

Drug case falls apart, raising questions about informant

Minneapolis police arrested Andre Moore with two pounds of meth. But when two public defenders started asking whether the informant really existed, the case fell apart.
Local
6:33pm

South Minneapolis woman found with multiple gunshot wounds

A suspect fled in what appeared to be a domestic incident, police said.
Nation
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This Feb. 9, 2019, file photo shows a sign bearing the company logo outside a Tesla store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver

Crash victim had posted videos riding in Tesla on Autopilot

The driver of a Tesla involved in a fatal crash that California highway authorities said may have been on operating on Autopilot posted social media videos of himself riding in the vehicle without his hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal.
Local
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Zach and Stephanie Nichols, parents of Ronan, 8, said he will be coming home to a renovated room.

Minnesota kids languish in ERs while waiting for psych beds

Parents of children as young as 7 or 8 describe agonizing waits in emergency departments that are not equipped to treat people with serious mental illness and where prolonged stays can be traumatic.
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Gunmen unleashed a torrent of gunfire in a crowded Uptown block on June 21, 2020, in Minneapolis, killing one person and wounding 11. Above, Megan Cul

Many scars, no answers almost a year after Uptown mass shooting

It's been almost a year, but sometimes Kenisha Collins still has to convince herself that it's safe to venture outside after dark. Large crowds are…
COVID-19
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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.
Politics
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Patrick Duffy Murphy, chief clerk of the Minnesota House, has been in the Capitol chamber in person, keeping everything running smoothly while many ot

Session hobbled by pandemic winds down with a whimper

By Saturday, with only a few dozen hours left until the adjournment deadline of Monday at midnight, legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz still had not cut a deal on the two-year state budget that kicks in on July 1, or agreed on new policing laws sought by Democrats.
Local
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Police block roads in Albert Lea after train derails

Police have blocked off roads in a southeastern Minnesota city after 50 train cars derailed,, authorities said Saturday.
Local
4:16pm
Brooks: Fishing opener offers the first big get-together, after year apart

Brooks: Fishing opener offers the first big get-together, after year apart

Minnesotans were back together on Saturday — vaxed, relaxed and newly unmasked.
Business
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Utah transplant Rachel Bryant and her sons Ezra, 3, and Seth, 5, in the basement of their new Elk River home.

Out-of-state buyers add to scramble for Twin Cities homes

Flush with cash, they often beat locals in bidding wars.
Local
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Medcalf: Antiracism book club explores caste in America

In Chris Rock's 2008 comedy special, "Kill the Messenger," he discusses the limited diversity in his affluent neighborhood in Alpine, N.J. At the time, the…
Business
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Pipeline operator says "normal operations" have resumed

The operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline — hit on May 7th by a ransomware attack — announced Saturday that it has resumed "normal operations," delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East Coast.
Local
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Roseau having a tough time finding police officers

RoseauPolice chief says it's tough to find officersRoseau recently lost a part-time police officer to neighboring Warroad, which offered the officer a full-time position. The…
Local
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Ed Barbo, of Ed Barbo’s Columbia Clothing, said he’s noticed downtown Duluth workers starting to return. It’s been “mentally good for a lot of

Downtown Duluth workers, shoppers start to return

Some employers plan a hybrid office/work-from-home schedule.
Local
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Nearly 800 residents plan to sue La Crosse regarding PFAS

Nearly 800 residents of French Island plan to sue the city of La Crosse stemming from contamination of private drinking water wells from chemicals known as PFAS, a move that could expose the city to up to more than $39 million in claims.
Local
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Hannah Hayano Semba Hannah Hayano Semba, 95, long of Minneapolis, just received her high school diploma at her alma mater, Mount Vernon High in Washin

77 years after family was sent to prison camp, Minneapolis woman gets diploma

Instead of graduating with her class in 1944, Washington native attended makeshift classes taught by Quaker volunteers at a Wyoming camp.
Local
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Metro briefs: Free grocery story opens in Oakdale

OakdaleFree groceries offered at market stocked with 'rescued' itemsA market stocked with food pulled from shelves at Twin Cities grocery stores has opened in Oakdale.The…
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