Downtown safety captain Travion Thompson, with the St. Paul Downtown Alliance, patrols on Tuesday.

St. Paul wants to expand privately funded Downtown Improvement District to include Lowertown

The district, funded by assessments charged to property owners, pays for street cleaners and safety ambassadors.
Local

Fire kills two women in New Brighton home that had no smoke alarms, authorities say

June 13
Two women died on Wednesday in a house fire in New Brighton
The women's deaths have officials asking people to make sure they have working smoke detectors.
Local

Mpls. Chief O'Hara says fatal shooting of man by police was 'justifiable and lawful'

June 13
Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara briefed reporters after an officers fatally shot a man Wednesday night.
Chief Brian O'Hara said the man was armed, 'threatening folks [and] not acting normally.' The shooting took place late Wednesday along Hiawatha Ave. in south Minneapolis.
Local

Just four women have served on the Stillwater City Council. Next year, there will likely be a fifth.

June 13
No woman has run for Stillwater City Council since 2012; this year two women are vying for the open Ward 2 seat.
Local

Weather service probing if tornado touched down in northern Minnesota

June 13
The storms knocked out power for thousands of people, though most had service restored by Thursday morning.
Local

Tolkkinen: Living in rural Minnesota, I've made my yard my grocery store

June 12
Foraging and raising chickens took some getting used to for our grocery store-raised country transplant.
Local

University of Minnesota students will pay more in tuition next school year

June 13
Regents approved the largest hike in a decade in a divided vote Thursday.
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.
Duluth
June 13
First Lady Jill Biden greets guests after she spoke at the Lincoln Park Community Center to mostly seniors in Duluth, Minn., on Thursday, June 13, 202

Jill Biden appeals to Duluth seniors with pro-aging, pro-Biden pep talk

The first lady kicked off a Seniors for Biden-Harris campaign, meant to draw older supporters, at Duluth's Lincoln Park Senior Center.
Local
June 13
Legislative Auditor Judy Randall, left, and Katherine Theisen report about the Minnesota Department of Education's oversight of Feeding Our Future to

Report: Minnesota Department of Education's 'inadequate oversight' of Feeding Our Future opened door to fraud

A much-anticipated special review of the Minnesota Department of Education's oversight of Feeding Our Future found that the state agency "failed to act on warning signs."
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Duluth
June 13
Tornadoes confirmed across swath of northern Minnesota

Tornadoes confirmed across swath of northern Minnesota

Surveyors discovered extensive tree damage, with the worst at Whitefish Lake and Crosslake in Crow Wing County, north of Brainerd.
Local
June 13
Chick-fil-A at the Twin Cities Airport.

Former airport Chick-fil-A manager admits to stealing more than $140k

Timothy Michael Hill Jr., 36, of Woodbury, spent some of the embezzled money on online sports betting and OnlyFans.
Minneapolis
June 13
A memorial for Leneal Frazier on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Minneapolis.

City is sued by family of man killed in collision with speeding officer at Minneapolis intersection

Much of the contentions in the suit were directed at the history of police pursuits in Minneapolis and how they have often led to deadly crashes.
High Schools
June 13
Minnetonka's Claire Kohler leads the girls 100 meter hurdles race to win with a time of 14.45 during the Hamline Elite Meet at Hamline University.

Apple Valley, Minnetonka track stars earn Minnesota coaches' awards

Dwyne Smith and Claire Kohler are boys and girls athletes of the year.
Local
June 13

St. Louis Park man sentenced to 10 years for joining, fighting for ISIS overseas

Abdelhamid Al-Madioum has since said he 'joined a death cult' and has helped the FBI investigate terror cases around the country.
Minneapolis
June 13
The Eddie Manderville Chalet at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis.

Black golfer once denied access to Theodore Wirth Park's golf clubhouse now has his name on the building

Friends and family gathered Thursday to celebrate Eddie Manderville, a golf legend and champion of racial equity whose name is now on the Theodore Wirth Park chalet in Minneapolis.
Olympics
June 13
Suni Lee of St. Paul is the reigning Olympic all-around champion in women's gymnastics. She will be competing for a spot at the Paris Games at Target

Everything to know about the U.S. Olympic gymnastic trials in Mpls.

Simone Biles, Suni Lee and more of the biggest names in gymnastics are coming to town. Here is everything you need to know from the schedule of events, who is competing, plus how to get tickets or watch from home.
Local
June 13
Spectrum to close Rochester call center; 300 employees affected

Spectrum to close Rochester call center; 300 employees affected

The company has offered to relocate staff affected by the August closing.
South Metro
June 13
A look inside the pipe gallery in the Elko New Market water treatment facility in Elko New Market.

Elko New Market's request to increase water use for bottling plant gets DNR's OK

The Scott County city wants to double the amount of groundwater taken each year for a firm that supplies Walmart and Costco.
Local
June 13
Loopie, a 1-year-old cat, is one of the 42 animals seized in a recent investigation of Happy Tails Rescue in Fridley. Eleven of those animals are now

Some animals seized from Fridley rescue are now up for adoption at Animal Humane Society

Four dogs and seven cats are looking for their new forever homes after being removed from the rescue where they "endured inadequate medical care and living conditions."
Business
June 13
This is an example of the type of immersive exhibits planned for Royalston Square, a new events center planned for the North Loop.

Can Royalston Square bring a touch of Vegas to the North Loop?

Entourage plans to remake vacant building into an events center, complete with immersive exhibits.
TV & Media
June 13
Mallory Weggemann, paralympic swimmer, gold medalist and Minnesotan, described what it means to her to be swimming back at the University of Minnesota

Eagan's Mallory Weggemann prepares to be first Paralympian to host NBC's Olympics coverage

The gold medalist is also continuing her swimming career.
Minneapolis
June 13
Somali Week in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis City Council recognizes annual Somali Week festival

The festival, initiated in 2017, is held along Lake Street and coincides with independence celebrations in the African nation. The local programming begins this year on June 29.
Local
June 13
Bush Foundation in St. Paul

19 Minnesotans win prestigious Bush Foundation fellowship

The 19 Minnesotans, two North Dakotans and three South Dakotans are this year's winners of the Bush fellowship, which gives $100,000 to advance community leaders' education and training.

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