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September 11
Floyd attorney: 'The only overdose that killed George Floyd was an overdose of excessive force…'

Floyd attorney: 'The only overdose that killed George Floyd was an overdose of excessive force…'

The Floyd family and its attorneys decry as character assassination the defense efforts to portray him as a drug user.
Coronavirus
September 11
Viktor the Viking wandered the sidelines ahead of last year's season opener against the Atlanta Falcons Sept. 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Vikings try new ways to connect with fans for Sunday's Border Battle

It may be one of the most spirited NFL rivalries, but the Vikings-Green Bay border battle Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium will be remarkably subdued regardless of the action
Minneapolis
September 11
The Minneapolis Police Third Precinct station was evacuated and destroyed May 28, 2020, after George Floyd's death in police custody.

Mpls. council members object to relocating Third Precinct station to nearby warehouse

The council was set to vote on the lease last month but allowed more time to gather public opinion.
Minneapolis
September 10
Cecelia and Jacob Speranzella

Prison for carjacker who veered onto Lake St. sidewalk hit sister, brother

With time served in jail, the 49-year-old man will serve slightly more than 3 years in prison.
Minneapolis
September 10
George Floyd

George Floyd's family launches foundation on social change

The family of George Floyd has launched a nonprofit foundation and will make the formal announcement Sunday during the annual National Homeless Day event in Minneapolis.
West Metro
September 10
Hennepin County Administrator David Hough, shown in 2018. Hough said final costs were still in flux because of potential expenses related to COVID-19.

Hennepin County Board considering no property tax levy increase in 2021

Commissioners expressed concern about COVID-19 costs next year.
Minneapolis
September 10

Hennepin County jury convicts 67-year-old in murder of Minneapolis landlord, friend

Defendant testified that a drug dealer he knew was the actual killer.
Music
September 10
About 100 stage crew members from local theaters and music venues held a "Road Case March" through downtown Minneapolis on Thursday morning, rolling c

Live events stage workers march in Minneapolis

More than 100 workers from local theaters and music venues held a "Road Case March" through downtown Minneapolis to highlight initiatives to help live entertainment industry employees amid the COVID-19 shutdown.
Minneapolis
September 10
Den-Zell Gilliard

Mpls. photographer accused of raping, terrorizing three women

Den-Zell Gilliard, 28, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment.
Minneapolis
September 9
Hennepin Healthcare operates HCMC, the hospital where George Floyd was taken in May.

Attorney: HCMC employees looked at George Floyd's records without approval

The workers involved no longer work for the hospital, though HCMC declines to provide more details to the family.
Minneapolis
September 9
Former police officer Thomas Lane walks through security as he arrived for a hearing at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on July 2

Attorneys for former officers in George Floyd murder case want separate trials

A judge will hear oral arguments on the matter at hearing Friday.
Minneapolis
September 8
Georgianna E. Herman

Georgie Herman, a beloved University of Minnesota librarian, dies of COVID-19 at 88

For nearly three decades, reference librarian Georgianna Herman was a prime resource for graduate students in industrial relations at the University of Minnesota. Herman oversaw…
Minneapolis
September 8
Some $40 million paid by airlines to operate at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could be waived. File photo of the airport this spring

MSP Airport could waive millions in fees to airlines

Move intended to preserve air service here, but some disagree.
East Metro
September 8
Derek Chauvin

Former Mpls. officer Chauvin appears in court on tax evasion charges

Charges came after he was charged in the killing of George Floyd
Coronavirus
September 8
It was back to school for some students at Harvest Best Academy Tuesday in Minneapolis, but with masks, plastic barriers and other new precautions in

At Minneapolis charter school, hybrid model brings students to classroom for online learning

Harvest Best Academy's "learning pod" model aimed at providing space and assistance for students to complete their distance learning.
Minneapolis
September 8

Trooper heading to one crash scene gets in wreck of his own near U.S. Bank Stadium

The trooper had his lights and siren activated at the time, according to the State Patrol.
Minneapolis
September 8
Rendering of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board concept design for Kenilworth channel

Mpls. Park Board plans $1M rehab of Cedar, Lake of the Isles channel

The project will replace crumbling retaining walls, add flowers, shrubs.
Minneapolis
September 7
Somali activist Abdirizak Bihi, seen in 2011, said a group of teenage attackers doused him with pepper spray during a car jacking Monday, Sept. 7, 202

Back-to-back Labor Day carjackings in Mpls. may be linked

A Somali American community organizer and another driver were attacked on Labor Day.
Minneapolis
September 6

Minneapolis police opened fire hydrants to deter drag racing on Sunday night

Some of the drivers were also spinning the tires on their vehicles.
Minneapolis
September 6
“She has been very consistent in her character and in her demeanor and in her commitment to being fair,” Minneapolis attorney Annamarie Daley, sai

Judge overseeing Floyd family's federal suit no stranger to high stakes litigation

Susan Richard Nelson is overseeing the Floyd family's federal lawsuit.