Robert Malone

Twin Cities coach and mentor Robert Malone dies of COVID-19 at 54

He saw coaching as a way to stay around the sports he loved, while challenging youngsters from Minneapolis' North Side and Robbinsdale to discover their potential.

Motorcyclist is killed in crash in Dakota County

The 31-year-old lost control on a curve on a highway, the patrol said.

G. Kent Gardner, longtime Star Tribune city editor, dies at 80

"He was as pure a newspaper guy for spot news as you will ever see."
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Armored police vehicles were part of the response to the hostage situation at a Wells Fargo bank in St. Cloud on Thursday.

Hostages freed, suspect arrested after St. Cloud bank robbery standoff

Hours of negotiations, but the tense situation ended with no one injured.
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An officer led the detained suspect away from the scene in St. Cloud.  Credit: DAVE SCHWARZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Charges imminent against man who took hostages in St. Cloud bank

The nearly 9-hour ordeal ended with no one physically harmed and the suspect surrendering without incident.
This file photo from 2017 shows a class at Green Central Elementary, one of the Minneapolis schools likely to see more racial and economic integration

Minneapolis schools add 2nd lottery for more integration at magnet schools

The results of the lotteries show progress toward one of the main goals of the district's redesign.

Man in his 20s shot, killed along West Broadway in Minneapolis

No arrests have been made, police said.
Heidi Stang, editor-in-chief and Michael King, a managing editor of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s student newspaper, The Bark, pose in its of

UMD administrator lambastes student newspaper in e-mail

Administrator apologizes for stridency and harsh language in message.
Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.

4 ex-Minneapolis cops indicted on civil rights charges in George Floyd death

The new charges allege Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao used their positions as police to deprive George Floyd of his constitutional rights.
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Archdiocese sues Wisconsin over prisoner visit restrictions

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee filed a lawsuit Friday demanding state corrections officials relax COVID-19 protocols and allow ministers to visit inmates.
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Flecks of ore containing copper, nickel, cobalt, palladium, platinum and gold seen in core samples taken from around PolyMet property.

How much gold is hiding underground in northern Minnesota?

The precious metal has not been mined in Minnesota since the turn of the 20th century.
This car rammed into a Rochester home Thursday night.  Credit: Rochester Fire Department

Car veers off road, punches hole in Rochester home

The home's occupants got out on their own uninjured.

Police: Suspect who held hostages at Minnesota bank arrested

A man accused of holding five employees hostage at a Minnesota bank following a dispute was captured and arrested after an hourslong standoff, police said.

Sun Prairie police investigate fatal shooting of couple

Sun Prairie police are investigating the deaths of a couple found dead of gunshot wounds in their home.
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.
Twins fans like friends Jake Renner, 6, and Cameron Leapaldt, 5, from Chanhassen, will be happy to hear about the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions inc

Minnesotans rejoice that daily routines are about to return

An indoor mask-wearing mandate will end no later than July 1 and COVID-19 restrictions on business and social gatherings will end May 28 under a plan that Gov. Tim Walz hailed Thursday as a path to a "great summer" for Minnesota.
From left, Katie Wright, whose son Daunte Wright was shot and killed by Brooklyn Center police, spoke to Amity Dimock and John Garcia, the mother and

Families of Minnesotans slain by police plead at Capitol for changes

House Democrats offer 12 police reforms to Senate GOP.

Wisconsin residents combat water contamination aftereffects

Craig Koller grew up splashing through backyard creeks and biking gravel trails, sometimes through the Johnson Control Industries Fire Technology Center. Black smoke wafted overhead as it conducted controlled burns to test firefighting foam, producing a dangerous "forever chemical" known as PFAS.

Grid congestion caps Minnesotan's rooftop solar ambitions

The explosive growth of community solar projects to meet demand from Twin Cities customers is curtailing clean energy options in a southern Minnesota college town.
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ALEX KORMANN • Duluth Mayor Emily Larson is proposing a $24 million investment in Spirit Mountain, following a recommen

Duluth mayor proposes $24 million investment in Spirit Mountain

$12 million in state bonding money will be requested.
May 6
While bald eagles are no longer an endangered species, they are still protected by multiple federal laws, and other state and municipal statutes.

Reward for information on 2 bald eagles shot to death along northern Minnesota river

The discovery was made near Blackduck, according to the DNR.
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The Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud reopens this week.

St. Cloud's Paramount Center for the Arts plans full season 'bravely and with bated breath'

The historic downtown St. Cloud venue opened Thursday for its first in-person show since last March.
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As Minnesotans ease back to the places and pastimes they've missed, businesses like Lakes & Legends Brewing Co. in Loring Park are waiting to welc

Brooks: Masked up and vaxed up, Minnesotans are ready to have fun again

A Minnesotan walks into a bar.Orders a beer and takes a seat at a table crowded with friends and happy dogs and covered with bingo…