Duluth man accused of killing SCSU professor after getting lost, crashing in yard

Jason R. Beckman told investigators he thought Ed Ward pointed a gun at him earlier but wasn't sure if he was having delusions, documents state.

Minnesota reports drop in STDs, two HIV outbreaks

Sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infections declined 2% in Minnesota in 2020, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.       [Leila Navid
HIV outbreaks in Twin Cities, Duluth associated with people who are homeless and sharing injectable needles.

More remains from same victim found in Mpls., police say

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The remains, believed to be from the same 36-year-old man identified last week, were discovered Tuesday morning more than 3 miles from where the initial discoveries were made. No arrests have been announced.
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Wisconsin Assembly passes bills restricting food labeling

Vegetarian and vegan foods sold in Wisconsin could not be labeled as meat, milk or dairy if they don't contain those products, under bills the state Assembly passed unanimously Tuesday.
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Female found dead in Lakeville parking lot; man arrested

The discovery was made overnight, police said.
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High lead levels found in old Duluth homes' drinking water

There are 4,600 city-owned lead service lines still in use, largely in pre-1930 homes.
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Construction starts on $899M station at Los Angeles airport

Construction has started on a $898.6 million station that will directly connect Los Angeles International Airport to the region's light rail and bus transportation systems, solving a decades-old problem.

Ramsey County Board sets $15 minimum wage for county employees

Hennepin County established a $20 minimum wage in March.

Wisconsin bill would tie PFAS grants to lawsuit immunity

The Wisconsin Assembly planned to vote Tuesday on a bill that would create a new $10 million grant program to help communities clean up contamination from "forever chemicals" known as PFAS but would ban them from suing those responsible for the pollution.
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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is expected to veto all of the Republican-backed measures that would limit opportunities for absentee voting, make it more d

Wisconsin Republicans to send election bills to governor

The Wisconsin Assembly planned to send bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday that would limit opportunities for absentee voting, make it more difficult for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots, and prohibit officials from filling in missing information on the envelopes of returned absentee ballots.

NOAA to designate Wisconsin coastline as national sanctuary

Federal officials have designated a huge swath of Wisconsin's Lake Michigan coastline as a National Marine Sanctuary to protect historic shipwrecks in the area, Gov. Tony Evers' office announced Tuesday.

More remains from homicide victim found in Minneapolis

More remains from a homicide victim were found Tuesday in Minneapolis, according to police.
The aftermath of the June 20 fire at the Conway Community Center, 2090 Conway St., St. Paul.

Fire that damaged Conway Community Center in St. Paul was likely arson, city says

The community center building will be unusable for two to four weeks.

Three arrested after fireworks display in store is ignited

Police in a Twin Cities suburb arrested a group of juveniles after a fireworks display was set on fire in a grocery store.

Dirty laundry in space? NASA, Tide tackle cleaning challenge

How do astronauts do laundry in space? They don't.

EU investigates Google's conduct in digital ad tech sector

European Union regulators have launched a fresh antitrust investigation of Google, this time over whether the U.S. tech giant is stifling competition in digital advertising technology.
Students took to the dance floor for Saturday’s Native Prom at Minneapolis South High School. Below, chaperone Milayka Downwind manned the entrance.

At Minneapolis' first-ever Native Prom, Indigenous youth celebrate their culture

Indigenous youth celebrate their culture at Minneapolis Public Schools' first-ever Native Prom.
A cyclist in a bike lane on Marshall Avenue in St. Paul during rush hour in 2017. (Star Tribune file photo by Leila Navidi)

St. Paul starts summer with more bike lanes but no bike share

The future of bike sharing may have be subsidized, city officials say.
Black bears are a hungry lot and often look to human sources for food.  Credit: David Joles/Star Tribune

Minnesota DNR warns that black bears will become especially bold in pursuit of food

Occupants of a home in Ely received an unexpected visitor that got in through a kitchen window.

Florida beach town writes Amazon TV series to lure tourists

Remember that longing you felt after an episode of "Sex and the City" to shop at the characters' favorite New York haunts and drink cosmopolitans at the same bars? Or that sense of wanderlust for the seaside cliffs of Ireland after watching "Game of Thrones?"

Second child dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan

A second child pulled from Lake Michigan in Racine over the weekend has died, according to sheriff's officials.
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Around Lake Minnetonka, it's a historic summer for the National Register

Four sites around the lake have been nominated this year for the National Register of Historic Places.
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Protester killed in Uptown remembered at funeral as 'one of the greatest superheroes'

Sobriety gave Knajdek the ability to yet again selflessly lend her life to others, loved ones said.