Protesters attended a rally in front of the governor’s residence in St. Paul and proceeded to march in the neighborhood to bring attention to Daunte

Hundreds gather for peaceful rally in St. Paul

In Brookyn Center meanwhile, Mayor Mike Elliott declared a citywide curfew starting at 11 p.m. Sunday and extending until 6 a.m. Monday.

'World is watching' fast changing suburb at heart of unrest

April 17
Hajah Konneh, owner of M and B Hair Braiding and Beauty Supply, tidied shelves in her Brooklyn Center store. She is still open, but not many customers
Brooklyn Center has undergone a faster demographic transition than any community in the Twin Cities, according to a study published last week.

Medcalf: Gawking at Black pain steals our humanity

April 18
Candles at the base of the fist sculpture that is now installed at the place where Daunte Wright was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer.
What's the line between reporting atrocities and feeding fascination with Black trauma?
Minnesota National Guard members patrol Lyndale Avenue S. near Lake Street. Twin Cities residents are holding their breaths as they await a verdict in

As Chauvin verdict looms, Guard tightens grip on Twin Cities

Stung by criticism after riots last spring, state and local officials have opted for a massive presence to maintain law and order. That leaves some feeling more secure, but others worry it is suppressing the voices of those seeking reforms.
Chauvin Trial
Jurors from these chairs will hear final arguments Monday in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.  Credit: David Joles/Star Tribune

Jurors the only audience that matters for Monday's closing arguments

Lawyers in the long-running trial hope to do their best to make their words resonate as they spell out to jurors why they should acquit or convict fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Chauvin Trial
Aubrey Rhodes, a security guard at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, is seen in November 2020. In recent weeks Rhodes has tried to catch up on t

At Mpls. shelter where George Floyd worked, pain runs deep

Frankie Powell still remembers how George Floyd would stop by the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center to joke and catch up with old friends.He cannot…
People took saliva COVID-19 tests at MSP Airport on Nov. 12, 2020. The Legislative Auditor’s Office is looking into complaints about the rates bille

Questions surface over state's COVID-19 testing contract

Under the emergency agreement struck last year, the state is billed $87 to $120.99 per test, depending on whether the sample came from a free community walk-up site or the statewide mail-order testing program.
Seniors from various Twin Cities area high schools were celebrated during a drive-in graduation ceremony for graduates with ties to Shiloh Temple on J

Minneapolis, St. Paul schools plan for in-person graduation ceremonies

Mpls. high school seniors will graduate in person, but with COVID-19 safety compromises.
BCA agents began investigating the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Burnsville on Sunday, April 18.

Carjacking suspect dies after exchanging gunfire with Burnsville police

An armed suspect jumped out of a moving vehicle he had stolen and ran onto a busy Burnsville highway, where he tried to steal another vehicle before police fatally shot him Sunday afternoon.
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Shots fired at Guardsmen patrolling near Wright scene

Two National Guardsmen suffered minor injuries early Sunday when they were fired upon as they provided neighborhood security in Minneapolis following the police killing of a 20-year-old Black man in a nearby suburb, authorities said.
Road Closed, Construction with City Skyline Background

$25M overhaul aims to improve safety in busy Coon Rapids corridor

As many a 4,000 vehicles a day travel along the segment between East River Road and Coon Rapids Boulevard.
Officials investigate the scene of a deadly shooting at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, Wis., Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Sheriff: 3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern

Three people were killed and two were seriously wounded in a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday, sheriff's officials said.

Minnesota 4th in rate of COVID-19 cases in last 2 weeks

Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported 1,847 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus.

Alma Wahlberg, mother of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, dies at 78

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and a regular on their reality series "Wahlburgers," has died, her sons said on social media Sunday. She was 78.
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.
A registered nurse filled needles with the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccination to be used at the vaccination site at the Masjid Al Tawba Mosque,

1,847 more COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths in Minnesota

At least 1.6 million Minnesotans have received full vaccinations.

New Orleans brewery canning rice wine, plans expansion

A member of a New Orleans restaurant family is brewing the Japanese rice wine called sake from grain grown at Louisiana State University, the LSU AgCenter says.
April 18

Man dead, woman hospitalized after violent St. Paul domestic dispute

A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized after a violent domestic dispute early Saturday in St. Paul.Officers were called to the 800 block…
April 17
California congresswoman Maxine Waters briefly visited a protest Saturday, April 17, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the

As curfew passes, Brooklyn Center protest remains peaceful

Law enforcement made no moves to disperse the dwindling crowd after the 11 p.m. curfew took effect. Earlier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., stopped by.
April 17
New York-based Peloton Interactive Inc. said in a news release that the warning was “inaccurate and misleading.”

After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured.
April 17
Protestors gathered in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Friday, April 16, after Sunday’s fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wrigh

Gov. Tim Walz calls assault, detention of journalists covering protests 'unacceptable'

Journalists covering protests in Brooklyn Center last week following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright say they have been assaulted, pepper-sprayed and detained by law enforcement officers despite showing their credentials.
April 17

Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

Charles "Chuck" Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81.
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April 17
In this image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin address Hennepin County J

Final arguments in Derek Chauvin trial focus on fateful day

The prosecution, which goes first and gets a brief rebuttal by special prosecutor Jerry Blackwell after the defense, carries the bigger burden and has much more ground to cover.