A memorial in Burnsville for slain officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth. The partner of the shooter has bee

'Straw' gun buyers often are women in abusive relationships

A Star Tribune review of more than two dozen "straw" gun cases charged since 2014 found that a majority involve women connected to an intimate partner, close friend or relative who leaned on them to get their guns. And many of their cases reveal backdrops of trauma or domestic violence.
Local

Man dies in south Minneapolis house fire

May 24
Firefighters put out a house fire in south Minneapolis on the afternoon of May 24. One man who lived at the house died in the blaze.
The victim lived alone and was in his 80s, according to neighbors.
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University of Minnesota students find 'eco-friendly' way to kill Japanese beetles

May 24
University of Minnesota students James Duquette and Aditya Prabhu snagged $8,000 in funding for their start-up Alure LLC.
The students snagged corporate funding to take their experiment on the road.
Local

Rochester's population boom is coming. But is the area ready?

May 24
Community leaders strategize how to address the expected influx of new residents over the next 20 years.
Local

Man must pay $100 for driving ATV in Twin Cities interstate traffic for more than 40 miles

May 24
Trooper wrote on the citation that the ATV operator prompted numerous calls to 911.
Local

Man admits random gunshot hit 11-year-old Minneapolis girl in the face

May 24
The man was shooting into the ground when one of the rounds ricocheted and struck the girl, according to court records.
Local

Powwow to replace protest for Hinckley graduates

May 24
A Hinckley-Finlayson school board decision to block a tribal drum group from performing at the school's graduation ceremony drew ire.
Local
May 24
Minnesota Timberwolves fan Jordan Dye during Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Target Center in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Timberwolves 'superfan' Jordan Dye brings his hype and signature style courtside

The owner of a local streetwear clothing line creates following, community at Target Center.
Minneapolis
May 24
Antonio Jenkins on Friday paints a new mural of George Floyd on the spot where Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis in 2020. Jenkins has redone the mural

Day of remembrance honors George Floyd nearly four years after his killing

Community leaders warned against being complacent about making change during one of several events in Minneapolis Friday hosted by the nonprofit Win Back.
Local
May 24
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Three Anoka children infected with measles may have exposed others at HCMC

The siblings, all younger than 10, contracted measles after visiting Europe, where the fast-spreading viral disease is common.
Science
May 24
Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society, looks out over the stretch of Lake Mendota where several ancient canoe

9 more dugout canoes found in Wisconsin's Lake Mendota; 1 may be 4,500 years old

That would make it the oldest dugout canoe recorded in the Great Lakes region, dating back to around 2500 BC.
Minneapolis
May 24
Osman Ahmed is helped into the mosque as Imam Abdirazak Kaynin speaks at the press conference Friday, May 24, 2024  Minneapolis, Minn. CAIR-Minnesota

Charge: Driver hit man with van outside Minneapolis mosque he had targeted before

The criminal complaint does not yet include a charge classifying it as a bias-motivated crime, but the Hennepin County attorney says that's being investigated.
Minneapolis
May 24
Osman Ahmed sits down due to his injuries while Alhikma Islamic Center Imam Abdirazak Kaynan speaks Friday in Minneapolis at a news conference about a

Minneapolis Muslims fear further attacks after alleged hit-and-run in mosque parking lot

A 37-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Friday with second-degree assault and could also face prosecution for bias-motivated crime.
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Local
May 24
Minnesota lawmakers passed two bills that would provide funding to help more former foster children attend college in the state, and advocates are anx

Minnesota lawmakers find fix to help foster kids pay for college

In the final days of the legislative session, the $5 million plan won approval in two separate bills, clearing the way for hundreds of students to receive aid next school year.
Local
May 24
An Alumacraft boat in 2012

Another 106 workers laid off at Alumacraft in St. Peter in second round of job cuts within a year

Canada-based parent company BRP cut 68 workers in St. Peter last fall as demand for boats declined.
Minneapolis
May 24
Charles Barkley outside of J.D. Hoyt's Supper Club in Minneapolis.

Here's where Charles Barkley has visited in Minneapolis so far

The TV analyst and basketball Hall of Famer told the Star Tribune he's glad to be back in town for the first time since 2019.
St. Paul
May 24
FILE - Artwork titled "Crossroads Again" by Seitu Jones at the Green Line's Dale Street station.

Mounds View man identified as victim of St. Paul Green Line station shooting

Authorities found the man with multiple gunshot wounds. No arrests have been announced.
South Metro
May 24

Police arrest man in Rosemount in connection with woman's death at Lakeville home

Police were alerted by a family member late Thursday, authorities said.
Local
May 24
Students board the bus on their way to school. Lakeville Area Public Schools will introduce a fully electric bus for students to ride to and from scho

Students press Roseville school leaders to buy an electric school bus

Members of the Roseville Area High School Students for Climate Action will make their request at Tuesday's school board meeting.
Loons
May 24
Minnesota United defender D.J. Taylor is one of the players adjusting to a new role in new coach Eric Ramsay's system.

How a simple shift has led to big success for Minnesota United

Outside backs Joseph Rosales and DJ Taylor have deftly moved into hybrid roles, increasing their offensive output while still remaining defensively responsible.
Local
May 24
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Minneapolis turns to cameras to crack down on speeding

MnDOT also has permission to place a speed camera in work zones.
High Schools
May 24
Members of the boys team of the year, Mahtomedi Hockey, and girls team of the year, Rosemount Softball, stand for a photo at last year's All-Metro Spo

Nominate now! Do you know a special someone in Minnesota prep sports?

Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Awards nominations now open:
Inspired
May 24
Executive Director Zachary Robinson ambitiously calls Spark-Y's Minneapolis base its 'World Headquarters.'

Minneapolis program sparks youth careers through community projects

Spark-Y offers hands-on classroom learning, internships and apprenticeships to help kids achieve their "destiny."
East Metro
May 24

Jury acquits massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting female client at Stillwater spa

The man's attorney told the Star Tribune that jurors "just weren't convinced. ... The way it was presented, there was just too much uncertainty" that the sexual assault occurred as alleged.
Local
May 24

Man killed in rollover crash on I-94 in St. Paul

The 73-year-old driver struck a guardrail around 4 a.m. near Dale Street, the State Patrol said.
Curious Minnesota
May 24
A walnut apricot Bundt cake.

Did Bundt cake originate in Minnesota?

The ring-shaped desserts have been a hit with bakers since the Bundt pan's debut in the 1950s.
Politics
May 24
Amid a housing shortage, DFL lawmakers see progress toward affordable and stable housing but Republicans worry more rules will drive up construction c

Major Minnesota zoning bill failed, but legislators see other small gains on housing

New tenant protections and more funding for housing are part of the 1,400-page bill that ended the session.

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