Judge Martha Holton Dimick

Hennepin County defense attorneys push for more diverse jury pools

Hennepin County should do more to track who serves, increase pool, lawyer argues.

Nonprofit Family Partnership opens new state-of-the-art building in Minneapolis

June 11
The Minneapolis nonprofit the Family Partnership is quietly opening a new building off East Lake Street that includes the Four Directions multicultura
The new $22 million resource center will brings the nonprofit's home base closer to the people it serves.

Dayton's Project developer claims financial partner trying to take over building

June 11
A lawsuit in Hennepin County District Court alleges a New York investor is aiming to take over the Dayton’s Project in downtown Minneapolis.
In a lawsuit, 601 Minnesota Mezz LLC accuses a New York investor of predatory tactics in an attempt to gain control of the downtown Minneapolis project.
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A memorial has sprung up on the fifth floor of the parking garage at Seven Points (formerly Calhoun Square), where Winston Smith was killed June 3 by

Citing crime, Juut leaves Uptown as social justice battles rage

The entry lane to the parking garage where Winston Smith was killed by a law enforcement task force has been painted and repainted at least five times in the past week, as activists and the property owner strive for the last word.
Local
June 12
Sarah Jean Elwood and Jeffrey Paul Jackson

She bought 47 guns last month. Police are already finding them in shooting investigations

ATF says more people legally purchase weapons, then sell on black market.
Local
June 11
Outside Shiloh Temple International Ministries earlier this month for Aniya Allen’s funeral.

One dead following shooting outside Minneapolis' Shiloh Temple

The shootings took place just after the funeral for one of two men killed outside the Monarch nightclub.
Local
June 11

Woman fatally shot outside Minneapolis liquor store is ID'd

A man also was hit by gunfire, according to police.
Local
June 11
George Floyd’s memorial at 38th and Chicago.

Star Tribune wins Pulitzer for George Floyd reporting; Darnella Frazier also cited

Star Tribune staff wins for its coverage of George Floyd killing
Local
June 11
Darnella Frazier: “The world needed to see what I was seeing. Stuff like this happens in silence too many times.”

Pulitzer special citation given to Darnella Frazier, who posted video of George Floyd's death

Her video was a key piece of evidence against fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Minneapolis
June 11
Attorney Jeff Storms spoke to the media Thursday with Kidale Smith, brother of Winston Smith, by his side.

Attorneys for woman in Winston Smith's car: She didn't see a gun

Activists demanded that law enforcement be more transparent and be held to account. The BCA reiterated its claim that Smith fired a gun before being killed.
Local
June 10
Minneapolis police are investigating after a dispute between people in two vehicles led to a crash, killing one man.

Dispute between people in vehicles leads to crash, death in Minneapolis

One man is dead after a dispute between people in two vehicles led to a crash Thursday in Minneapolis.Just before 3 p.m., officers responded to…
Local
June 10
Mayor Jacob Frey told reporters at the Elliot Twins public housing complex that “people are struggling to make ends meet.”

Mayor Frey will use $28 million in pandemic relief money for housing in Minneapolis

Mayor hopes to help keep people in homes at end of eviction moratorium.
Coronavirus
June 10
Rahma Yusuf valedictorian for the 2021 North Community High School celebrates as classmates are names are called to receive their diplomas . Jerry Hol

Seniors from Minneapolis North Community High School celebrate graduation after challenging year

Their final high school years came a pandemic and a racial reckoning.
Local
June 10
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo shown in June.

Mpls. council committee calls for releasing $5M for police overtime

The move would offset some cuts council members made to MPD funding during budget discussions last fall.
Chauvin Trial
June 10
Derek Chauvin trial juror Journee Howard.

Chauvin juror breaks down what worked for prosecution

The 25-year-old Minneapolis woman gave high marks to the prosecution's lung specialist and the Minneapolis police chief.
Local
June 10
Richard Tsong-Taatarii/rtsong-taatarii@startribune.com Minneapolis, MN;7/31/07;left to right: On the Midtown Greenway, westbound traffic picks up afte

Midtown Greenway safety project near completion in south Minneapolis

Preparation for the project started in 2016.
Local
June 10
Ballots collected the Minneapolis DFL convention in 2017 (Star Tribune file photo by David Joles)

Minneapolis DFL fails to endorse in six of 13 City Council races

Five incumbents, a challenger and one vying for an open seat get nods.
Local
June 10
An investigator went through the scene of crash believed to be part of a fatal shooting by a federal task force on the top of a parking ramp in Minnea

Agencies won't ID deputies who fatally shot man in Uptown neighborhood

The BCA cited state law protecting undercover officers.
Local
June 9
Rendering provided by Met Council A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon. ORG XMIT: MIN1607201316000459 O

Funding changes for tunnel construction hint at Southwest LRT complexity

Met Council committee approves an additional $1.75 million for work in the Kenilworth corridor.
Business
June 9

Minnesota Supreme Court suspends Minneapolis attorney indefinitely

Suspended attorney William Butler has had a long, contentious relationship with the state and federal judiciary
Local
June 9
Nautica Cox, left, and Derrick Days  Credit: Olmsted County jail

2 Twin Cities men charged in fatal shooting of man in downtown Rochester during fight after dice game

The man was shot while down on the ground fighting with someone else, the charges read.
Nation
June 9
The booking mugs of the three former Minneapolis officers charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting murder. From left are J Alexander Kueng, Thomas L

March trial schedule set for 3 ex-officers in Floyd's death

A more detailed trial schedule for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd has been set for next March, according to an order made public Wednesday.