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November 16
The Kmart on Lake Street in March 2020. Credit: Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune

Post office opens Monday in former Kmart in Minneapolis

A post office opens Monday in a portion of the vacant Kmart building on Lake Street as a temporary replacement for the two U.S. Postal…
Minneapolis
November 15
Dr. Kelly McGregory, who had to close down her private pediatric practice outside Minneapolis because of the pandemic, at home in Plymouth, Minn., Oct

Doctors are calling it quits under stress of the pandemic

Thousands of medical practices have closed in recent months.
Minneapolis
November 14
Khalilah Corey tried to shield her son, Wanya, 19, but he was killed by gunfire last month.

As gunfire toll hits 500 injured or killed, Mpls. struggles to find solutions

Khalilah Corey was a worrier, but she didn’t think much of it when her 19-year-old son told her he was going to the park to…
Minneapolis
November 14
Thousands of protesters marched down University toward Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's home in Northeast Minneapolis.

Democrats debate 'defund' movement's cost at polls

Republicans seized on "defund" and "abolish," a lifeline for the party at a time when Trump's approval ratings were dipping and the administration was losing the messaging battle on handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minneapolis
November 14
Janie McGee reflected on the last time that she spoke with her 30-year-old son Oscar Lee Stewart Jr., the Mississippi native and Twin Cities resident

In aftermath of riots, family grapples with unsolved death

Oscar Lee Stewart Jr. was missing for weeks. His family is haunted by questions.
Inspired
November 14
A tree for the centuries Kyla Wahlstrom led the fight to save the giant elm tree she has long admired while on walks in her Minneapolis neighborhood b

Minneapolis woman saves 200-year-old elm destined for chopping block

The tree, one of the few old elms left in the Twin Cities, towered over a small channel of Minneapolis' Lake of the Isles long before Minnesota was a state.
Minneapolis
November 14
A Minneapolis Police officer walked to City Hall with a bag of riot gear while news circulated that Joe Biden was pulling ahead of President Donald Tr

Appointments revive Minneapolis police oversight board

Mpls. council appoints four new members to the watchdog commission.
Minneapolis
November 13
Michael Hari, left, Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris

Bloomington mosque bombing accomplice testifies he was recruited to 'harass the untouchables'

Mosque bomb accomplice testifies Michael Hari was targeting "untouchables."
Minneapolis
November 13
Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said he would like to bring in 20 to 40 officers.

Minneapolis City Council narrowly OKs plan to bring in outside police

The additional officers would help the city respond to 911 calls and violent hot spots amid a rise in violent crime. The measure now heads to Mayor Jacob Frey, who has said he supports it.
Coronavirus
November 13
Sophie Gray Spehar disinfected each table in her art classroom at Duluth’s Piedmont Elementary School in September.

Virus pushes more Minnesota schools to distance learning

A few districts have provided tentative dates for when they hope to bring students back. But many school leaders are telling parents they don't know when distance learning might end.
Minneapolis
November 13
Chief Medaria Arradondo spoke during a news conference in October.

Mpls. Council, chief clash over plan for outside police help

Amid Mpls. crime wave, Arradondo pleads for help to alleviate depleted force.
Minneapolis
November 13
Chief of Police, Medaria Arradondo of the Minneapolis Police Department addressed issues concerning police reform ]RICHARD TSONG-TAATARII ¥ richard.t

In wake of tense meeting, City Council to vote Friday on extra police help

During an unusually tense meeting, City Council members questioned Police Chief Medaria Arradondo about a proposal to bring in outside police officers to help their depleted ranks. Watch highlights from the dramatic exchanges.
Minneapolis
November 13

Teen shot to death in heart of Uptown over the weekend is identified

Authorities on Thursday identified the teenager who was shot to death in a vehicle over the weekend in Uptown by a would-be robber, authorities said.…
Minneapolis
November 13
Michael Hari, left, Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris

Accomplice testifies against alleged militia leader in Bloomington mosque bombing trial

Militia leader described mosque they attacked as "terrorist training school."
Minneapolis
November 12
Police say gang members and others have erected barriers around the No-Go Zone at 38th and Chicago and are cruising the area while armed and intimidat

Gun dealing, violence plague area near site of Floyd's death

Minneapolis police can be heard on scanner traffic saying that they wouldn't respond to reports of gunfire in the area unless there was a victim, feeding into the perception that it was a "no-go zone" — an area where police are reluctant to respond.
State + Local
November 11
MPD and State Patrol arrested people on I-94 during the National Day of Protest rally and march in Minneapolis on Wednesday night.

More than 600 arrested during anti-Trump protest that blocked I-94 in Minneapolis

Law enforcement officials arrested more than 600 people after protesters blocked Interstate 94 in Minneapolis late Wednesday and early Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Public…
Minneapolis
November 11
Target on Lake Street will soon re-open after being gutted during unrest and rioting following the killing of George Floyd in May and seen Tuesday in

Target reopens E. Lake Street store heavily damaged in riots

The reopening is viewed as a sign of progress in a hard-hit south Minneapolis area.
Minneapolis
November 10
Catholic Charities CEO Tim Marx showed a rendering in 2017 of the building that would replace the old Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul.

Catholic Charities names former Minneapolis schools leader Michael Goar as new CEO

Former Big Brothers chief comes to job at critical era.
Minneapolis
November 9
A lone Minneapolis Police officer walked to City Hall with a bag of riot gear as news circulated that Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden was

Minneapolis to consider bringing in outside police officers amid shortage

A police shortage has officials looking at deals with county Sheriff's Office, Metro Transit.
East Metro
November 9
Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Ed Graff, pictured in 2018.

Minneapolis schools dial back reopening plans

Citing a significant rise in COVID-19 cases across the city, Minneapolis Public Schools has decided to suspend after-school tutoring and other in-person services now being…