Bassett Creek as it flows toward downtown Minneapolis just before it disappears underground, shown in the 1990s.

Why did Minneapolis bury Bassett Creek?

The waterway was used as an industrial dumping ditch. Then city leaders tunneled it out of sight.
Local

Westbound Hwy. 36 in east metro to be closed this weekend. More closings are coming.

June 14
Westbound Hwy. 36 in east metro to be closed this weekend. More closings are coming.
Seven more weekend closures in Maplewood and Little Canada are on tap this summer, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says.
Don't Miss

Brooks: Are we there yet? Minnesotans debate true meaning of 'up north'

June 14
The aurora borealis could be seen on the North horizon in the night sky over Wolf Lake in the Cloquet State Forrest around midnight on Saturday mornin
What Minnesotans mean when they say "up north" becomes fodder for social media skirmish over where to draw the line.
Variety

Hennepin Theatre Trust changes name to Hennepin Arts. It's now Minnesota's 2nd largest arts group.

June 14
The nonprofit merges with Historic Theatre Group, doubling its budget and staff.
Local

Mali Center hopes to create collaborative space for business owners of color

June 14
Tyrone Minor hopes center recreates Rondo's old spirit of cooperation.
Local

St. Paul brewer plans to bring Minnesota's first Black woman-owned brewery to Rondo neighborhood

June 14
Bubble Line Brewing Company is crowdfunding, with a goal of opening in 2025 in St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood, a historic center of black culture in the capital city.
Local

Rochester day-care worker accused of slashing infant's face with pizza cutter

June 14
Court records show Andrianna Newburn told police she intentionally went after a co-worker's child.
Minneapolis
June 14

Speeding motorcyclist crashes into squad car following chase with MN State Patrol in Minneapolis

The motorcyclist, who was hospitalized after the crash, was traveling at speeds of over 100 miles per hour, according to emergency dispatch audio.
High Schools
June 14
East Ridge pitcher Jacob Reigert (4) hurls to finish out the Class 4A state baseball semifinal against Forest Lake at CHS Field in St. Paul on Friday.

Metro ace holds undefeated top seed in check in 4A state baseball semifinal

Despite the nerves, Mounds View ace Tyler Guerin was dominant vs. undefeated Wayzata.
Local
June 14
The University of Minnesota is changing the name of Nicholson Hall after faculty said their research raised concerns about Edward Nicholson's role sto

U will rename Nicholson Hall amid claims of antisemitism

Faculty say their research raises concerns about Edward Nicholson's role stoking antisemitism and political repression.
Local
June 14

Man accused of attacking woman walking on Cedar Lake trail and raping her at knifepoint

Minneapolis man was arrested after a search near a rest stop on Interstate 94 in Otter Tail County.
Stage & Arts
June 14
Minneapolis Institute of Art passed on an exhibition of work by Kehinde Wiley after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced. Wiley denies the claims

Minneapolis Institute of Art declines show after artist is accused of sexual assault

Mia was considereing the show for its 2025 exhibition schedule.
Business
June 14
Paul Rosenau poses for a portrait at his home in Prior Lake on Monday. Rosenau and his wife won millions in the Powerball lottery in 2008 and set asid

A Minnesota lottery winner invested on trust. Trouble followed.

Paul Rosenau claimed Principal Securities is liable for mismanagement of the $26 million he used to fund the foundation; an arbitrator ruled in his favor.
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High Schools
June 14
Lakeville represents: South's Sivanna O'Brien helps propel the girls, while Carson Piscitiello is a playmaker for North.

What to watch for in the boys and girls state lacrosse championship games

Strengths that sent them to the finals are sure to get tested in Saturday matchups.
Local
June 14
Pedestrians walked past a University of Minnesota sign along University Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

U announces new American Indian studies degree, first in the Midwest

A TRUTH Project report released last year called on the U leaders to repair their relationships with tribes and atone for centuries of abuses. One of the recommendations was to create a new Ph.D. program.
Local
June 14
The Hiawatha Light Rail Line is being rebranded as the METRO Blue Line. The Blue Line is the first of the Twin Cities METRO system of rapid transit li

The time is now to comment on the Blue Line LRT extension

You can share your thoughts on a draft environmental plan online, at hearings and community events.
Local
June 14
Minneapolis police at 35th Street and Hiawatha Avenue S., near where a man was shot and killed after he was waving a gun, Police Chief Brian O'Hara sa

Armed man fatally shot by Minneapolis police ID'd by medical examiner

Three officers who shot the suspect have also been identified and placed on leave.
Local
June 14
Jeff Ettinger said his focus as interim president is “on the mission and direction of the center in these challenging times.”

U president says search for Holocaust center director will resume in 2025

The move comes one week after the university offered the job to Israeli historian Raz Segal.
Local
June 14
Native activist Leonard Peltier was convicted in 1977 of fatally shooting two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The American I

Leonard Peltier seeks parole in 1975 murder of two FBI agents

Leonard Peltier is serving a pair of life sentences for the murder of two FBI agents during a 1975 shootout on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Politics
June 14
A rig with Nashwauk’s ambulance service used for transports, shown last year in Nashwauk, Minn.

One-time EMS funding for rural Minnesota not a fix for ongoing costs

Too-low reimbursement and rising demand have rural EMS agencies hoping for more than the $24 million approved last session.
Inspired
June 14
Annie Lees, a chaplain at Catholic Eldercare, leads a rosary and Bible study for residents at Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis.

For Minneapolis assisted-living chaplain, residents' stories are 'a gift'

Annie Lees went from Los Angeles actress to chaplain at Catholic Eldercare so she could spend time talking to people.
Election
June 14
The campaign of independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said it has gathered the required signatures to appear on Minnesota's ballot

What could third-party candidates mean for Minnesota's 2024 presidential election?

The campaign of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says it has met the requirements to appear on Minnesota's ballot this fall, and other candidates are collecting signatures.
Home & Garden
June 14
Master Gardeners of Washington County garden tour.

Get out and smell the flowers: Your guide to Minnesota garden tours

Mark your calendars as garden tour season heats up.
High Schools
June 13
East Ridge Raptors pitcher Max Arlich (8) starts the game on the mound against Eastview.

Farmington power shut down in state baseball Class 4A quarterfinal

Forest Lake's senior ace holds second-rated squad to one run in upset.
High Schools
June 13
Prior Lake lacrosse players celebrate their sudden-death victory over Benilde-St. Margaret's in Thursday's girls state tournament semifinal.

Just like that, girls lacrosse state champion goes down

Prior Lake gets overtime goal to defeat Benilde-St. Margaret's in state semifinal.
High Schools
June 13
Lakeville North’s Quinn Power, left, goes on the attack in Thursday's semifinal against Stillwater.

Twin brothers rocket Lakeville North into boys lacrosse state final

Carson and Blake Piscitiello made quick work of Stillwater in the boys state semifinal.
High Schools
June 13
Shakopee’s Owen Strege watches his shot after he spiked the ball while Rogers’ Zach Welle defends Thursday night. Shakopee won the Minnesota Boys

No. 1 seed punctuates end of boys volleyball club status with a title

Shakopee needed five sets over Rogers to claim the final club championship. Boys volleyball becomes an official MSHSL sport next spring.

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