Natalia Benjamin, an English learner and ethnic studies teacher in Rochester, was one of five educators who took home the Horace Mann Award for Teachi

Minnesota's 2021 teacher of the year wins national education award

Natalia Benjamin teaches students learning English as a second language in Rochester.

Appeals court: S.D. man incompetent for trial in 1974 slaying of Willmar woman

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling that an elderly South Dakota man accused in a 1974 fatal stabbing isn't competent to stand trial.

Ramsey County awards $21 million for affordable housing

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The Blue Line extension will link the Mall of America to Brooklyn Park.

North Minneapolis neighborhood worried about Blue Line light rail extension

One resident warns: "This will be another Rondo."
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Pandemic activity already is increasing in Minnesota, but growth in infections continues to outpace severe illness and hospitalizations.

New COVID-19 variants of concern found in Minnesota

The BA.4 and BA.5 variants were identified in Minnesota and present concerns because they caused outbreaks in a highly immunized population in South Africa.

Robbinsdale City Council censures member for drunken hit-and-run crash

Tyler Kline damaged two squad cars as he fled police while driving the wrong-way on Hwy 100 in January.
Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, right, entered the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility in 2020 with his attorney Earl Gray.

Ex-MPD officer Lane pleads guilty to charge of manslaughter for role in Floyd's murder

Thomas Lane was one of three officers convicted in federal court and expected to face trial next month on state charges. In exchange for the plea, Lane agreed to a sentence of three years, to be served concurrently with his federal sentence for violating Floyd's civil rights. That sentence has yet to be handed down.
Floyd R. Desjarlais

Minneapolis man charged with fatally stabbed a 19-year-old in northern Minnesota home after argument

The suspect also received medical attention before being jailed, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Passenger dies in rollover crash in southwestern Minnesota

The wreck occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, the patrol said.
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Traffic camera captured a fatal crash scene in Anoka.

2 people in car fleeing traffic stop are killed in crash in Anoka

Driver in other car is slightly hurt, the Sheriff's Office said.
North Metro

One killed, two hurt in Ramsey crash

The crash happened at Sunfish Lake Boulevard and Bunker Lake Road just before 8 p.m. Tuesday.
East Metro
A developer has proposed building 12 small homes along the St. Croix River in St. Croix Falls, Wis., angering river advocates who say the riverfront i

Plan to build 12 homes on St. Croix has residents pushing back

The developer calls the structures eco-friendly and sustainable, but the plan has drawn cries of disapproval from some locals who see it as an encroachment on the federally protected waterway.
Art-a-Whirl revelers took in a concert outside the 331 Club.

10 ways to savor the return of Art-A-Whirl to northeast Minneapolis this weekend

The nation's largest studio crawl is back in full force starting Friday.
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The EPA announced more than $100 million in new money going to four major projects on the St. Louis River.

Dreams of a restored St. Louis River 'finally coming to fruition'

The $113 million in federal funds announced Tuesday will help trigger removal of the river's status as a polluted Great Lakes waterway.
May 17
Jaleel Stallings

Mpls. to pay $1.5M to man police shot from unmarked van

"The goal of the civil suit was not a check," Jaleel Stallings said. "It was getting justice and accountability. And I don't feel like I've received that."
North Metro
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Adam H. Pattishall, 22,

Charges: Pickup thief changed clothes in gas station bathroom after deadly crash in Brooklyn Park

An SUV driver was killed and his wife suffered severe brain and back injuries, according to prosecutors.
May 17
Josh Brewer, left, and his cousin Kayvon Williams, who was fatally shot over the weekend in Minneapolis.

Authorities ID 2 men fatally shot over weekend at West Broadway intersection in Minneapolis

One of the men was related to another homicide victim, 11-year-old Kevin Brewer, a close family member said.
May 17
Proctor’s Terry Egerdahl field in September.

Former high school football player in Proctor, Minn., pleads guilty to felony sexual assault of teammate

An agreement was reached between the defense and St. Louis County prosecution for him to receive a juvenile court sanction, enforced until age 21,
St. Paul
May 17
Daron Korte, assistant commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education, center, shown in April. Others seated with Korte were, from left, Eric T

Panel reverses state on cutting funding to St. Paul meals provider

Ruling: Education Department acted hastily by booting nonprofit without letting it fix problems
May 17
Students walked on the campus of Winona State University.

Minnesota State colleges poised to increase tuition as enrollment slide continues

State colleges and universities seek 3.5% tuition increase.
May 17
Mason Nadolney got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot during a mobile vaccine event at Chanhassen High School in July.

What you need to know about COVID omicron variant, Minnesota testing, vaccines and more

Advice is evolving along with the coronavirus. Here's the latest from staff and news service reports.
May 17
Apprentice carpenter Breanna Dornsbach, who works for Knutson Construction, at a construction project at the University of Minnesota on Monday.

Hennepin County job training program pays people on probation to learn construction skills

Hennepin County's program is only in the state that pays for job training.
May 17

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