Adrian De Los Rios, during a protest in Minneapolis this summer. Submitted photo

Minneapolis man charged with throwing rocks at Portland police, vandalizing precinct station

His Facebook page shows him engaged in the Floyd protests here this summer.

Mpls. Schools may start bringing more students back to classrooms next month

October 28
Mpls. Schools may start bringing more students back to classrooms next month
The plan would provide struggling students with optional help from teachers at school, starting gradually during the second quarter.

Mpls. teen who made George Floyd video 'humbled' to get national Courage Award

October 28
Darnella Frazier
Darnella Frazier will join past honoree Anita Hill.
Minneapolis
3 minutes ago
Voter Rebekah Martin places her “I voted,” sticker on her jacket after casting her ballot at her polling place at First Congregation Church in Min

Trump official seeking retired cops as Mpls. 'poll challengers'

The Minneapolis police union put out a call this week for retired officers to help serve as "eyes and ears" at polling sites in "problem" areas across the city on Election Day.
Minneapolis
45 minutes ago
Valerie Castile, right, is teaming up with St. Paul community activist Miki Lewis-Frost to lobby for funding allowing the wide distribution of "Not Re

$10 device could save Black motorists' lives, says Philando Castile's mom

A carrying pouch inspired by Philando Castile is designed to protect Black drivers.
Music
4:54am
One of the designs proposed for the outdoor performance venue at the Upper Harbor Terminal site in north Minneapolis.

Concert venue on Minneapolis' North Side riverfront gets $12.5M boost from state

A plan to redevelop 48 acres along the north Minneapolis riverfront has picked up momentum after it secured $12.5 million from the state to build…
Minneapolis
October 28

Flap over Minneapolis deputy chief's 'white boys' comment missed point

Minneapolis Police Deputy Chief Art Knight gave half a quote to the paper the other week.He was talking about a defunct diversity program that used…
Minneapolis
October 28
Minneapolis
October 28
Staff Sgt. Farrah Kennedy, center with glasses, was photographed with her children Rayesha Kennedy, Frankie Higgins, Rayshawn Higgins and Ahkirrah Col

Guard soldiers return to a changed Minnesota: 'Everything is a little different'

After a dangerous deployment during a year of "chaotic" events back in the U.S., Minnesotans are struggling to adjust at home.
Minneapolis
October 27
A resident walked through an outdoor plaza as Cedar High Apartments loomed in the background with boarded up windows where the fire damage was sustain

Few sprinklers, outdated stairwells key factors in deadly Mpls. high-rise fire, state says

Cedar-Riverside high-rise still lacks sprinkler system a year after fire killed five.
Minneapolis
October 27
Voters waited at the elections and voters services building at 980 E. Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis on Oct. 16, 2020.

One week from Election Day, Minneapolis opens two more early voting centers

Minneapolis opened two new early voting centers Tuesday morning as it prepares for potentially historic turnout in this year's presidential election.Starting Tuesday — one week…
Minneapolis
October 27
Minneapolis Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel spoke at the public safety meeting Thursday about the Minneapolis Police Department's draft report on k

Minneapolis Civil Rights director to leave for another job

Velma Korbel, director of Minneapolis' Department of Civil Rights, has resigned to take a job outside city government.Korbel, who has led the department since 2010,…
Minneapolis
October 27

Man shot in chest several times in north Minneapolis has died

Police are looking for the shooter; victim's identity has yet to be released.
Minneapolis
October 27

Man shot several times in the chest in north Minneapolis

A man in his mid-20s was shot several times in the chest in north Minneapolis, authorities said Monday. The gunfire occurred about 11:30 p.m. in…
West Metro
October 26

Dozens cited, arrested in Twin Cities as part of crackdown on drag racing

Dangerous driving reportedly "more egregious" this year in Minneapolis and its suburbs.
Minneapolis
October 24
The Minneapolis Third Police Precinct was set on fire during a third night of protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Charges: Boogaloo Bois fired on Mpls. precinct, shouted 'Justice for Floyd'

Feds say Texas adherent of far-right group fired on precinct building, conspired with cop killer to ignite civil war.
Minneapolis
October 23
Suzanne and William Bengtson were photographed near their downtown apartment in Minneapolis in September.

Interracial Twin Cities couple undertake own private reckoning with race in America

Married for six years, the Bengtsons live in "different worlds."
State + Local
October 23
Minneapolis voters cast ballots at the Early Vote Center earlier in October.

Minneapolis, Hennepin County now offering in-person voting on weekends

Minneapolis and other Hennepin County voters who wish to cast their ballot early and in person can now do so on weekends. Minneapolis will open…
State + Local
October 23
Todd Gallagher prepares mail-in ballot envelopes including an "I voted" sticker in Minneapolis in July. Absentee ballots are being requested at a reco

An election like no other: Tracking Minnesota's early voting

With more than 1 million absentee votes already accepted, Minnesotans are trending well ahead of previous election early voting after only two weeks.
Minneapolis
October 23
A town hall on gun violence was held at Zion Baptist Church on Thursday in Minneapolis.

North Mpls. residents plead for city leaders to address gun violence

"[Gun violence] is something that weighs very heavily on us. Even as we're out in the streets, demanding an end to police violence, we're also demanding an end to gun violence in our community," activist Nekima Levy Armstrong said.
Minneapolis
October 22
I-35W southbound from the Franklin Street bridge in Minneapolis in March.

Lake Street at I-35W in Minneapolis to close for a month

Minnesota Department of Transportation crews are going to work in the median and on underground utilities.
Minneapolis
October 22
Former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.

Ex-Mpls. officers will go to trial, with a charge vs. Chauvin dropped

After a judge dropped a third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and ruled three others will remain charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter, Gov. Tim Walz activated the National Guard.
North Metro
October 22
People climbed atop a tanker truck driven by Bogdan Vechirko as it continued to move after driving through protesters who had shut down the Interstate

Trucker who drove onto I-35W during Floyd protest charged

Bogdan Vechirko faces one felony and one misdemeanor count in Hennepin County.