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Chauvin Trial
April 6
Chief's testimony is latest crack in 'blue wall of silence'

Chief's testimony is latest crack in 'blue wall of silence'

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo's testimony Monday was significant for a department whose culture has long discouraged officers from criticizing a colleague's conduct — at least not publicly.
Local
April 5
Robert Miller

Robert Miller, neuroscientist and microsurgeon, dies at 81

Robert F. Miller, born in Eugene, Ore., in 1939, was a restaurant cook whose boss realized he was made for something bigger. So Miller went…
Local
April 5
In this Feb. 21, 2015, photo, Jack O’Callahan, left, and Mark Pavelich of the 1980 U.S. ice hockey team talk during a “Relive the Miracle” reuni

'Miracle' star Mark Pavelich died by suicide, medical examiner concludes

The hockey legend was found dead in a residential treatment facility last month.
Chauvin Trial
April 5
Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who has been harshly critical of Derek Chauvin’s actions, took the stand Monday.

Police chief: Chauvin 'in no way' should've kept Floyd's neck pinned

Minneapolis police chief, Medaria Arradondo, who classified George Floyd's death as murder and fired Derek Chauvin, took the stand Monday.
Coronavirus
April 5
Mike Babcock, 38, of St. Paul, received a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine last month at the Minneapolis VA from nurse Matt Brenner.

Minnesota State Fairgrounds to become COVID vaccination site

Gov. Tim Walz and FEMA announced Monday that shots will begin at the Falcon Heights location on April 14.
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April 5
Waseca County Deputy Sheriff Doug Gerdts said that he knows there are people who feel they have been treated negatively by law enforcement, but he doe

'Different worlds': Chauvin trial plays differently in rural Minnesota

Small-town Minnesota's relationship with law enforcement affects how Chauvin trial is viewed.
Local
April 5
A Metro Transit bus drove north on Hennepin Avenue in a dedicated bus lane toward the Uptown Transit Station in 2019. Minneapolis officials are explor

Hennepin Avenue business owners to city: Don't take our parking

A major overhaul of Hennepin Avenue from the Walker Art Center to Lake Street would eliminate about 90% of curbside parking spots.
Local
April 3

Minneapolis police create line for nonemergency tips

Citizens can share concerns without having to call 911.
Chauvin Trial
April 3
Family and supporters of George Floyd, including brother Philonise Floyd, left, outside the Hennepin County Courthouse on Thursday, at the end of the

Medical case in Derek Chauvin trial has an unusual twist

Usually it's the defense disputing the cause of death, but in the case of Derek Chauvin's role in George Floyd's death, the prosecution is raising questions.
Local
April 3
Young men visited the area where protestors have gathered at the Hennepin County Government Center on Friday, the fifth day of the trial of Derek Chau

Chauvin trial again casts spotlight on MPD's training

Revelations about former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin's history and his conduct on the day George Floyd died have drawn further scrutiny of his training role over younger officers.
Chauvin Trial
April 2
Former Minneapolis cop Christopher Reiter

Chauvin case shines spotlight on Mpls. police history of mistreating the handcuffed

Minneapolis officers have been accused of assaulting handcuffed people in at least eight other instances before the death of George Floyd.
Chauvin Trial
April 2
In this image from video, Lt. Richard Zimmerman explained the level of force used by officers in the Minneapolis Police Department as he testified Fri

Homicide unit chief: Force used by Derek Chauvin 'uncalled for'

Two police officials testified about taking control of the scene outside Cup Foods, then handing over to the BCA. Lt. Richard Zimmerman said to put a knee on the neck of someone in handcuffs would fall under the most extreme level of force.
Chauvin Trial
April 2
“First of all,” Lt. Richard Zimmerman testified in Hennepin County District Court, “pulling him down to the ground facedown and putting your kne

Day 17 of Derek Chauvin trial: Head of Minneapolis homicide unit outlines use-of-force policy

Minneapolis' most senior police officer testified that Derek Chauvin putting his knee on a handcuffed George Floyd's neck during his arrest last spring was "totally unnecessary."
Chauvin Trial
April 2
Diamond Reynolds, former fiancé of Philando Castile, spoke during “The Secret March” in St. Paul.

People who film police violence struggle to escape what they captured

Bystanders face sleepless nights, feelings of guilt and helplessness.
Local
April 2

Fire damages restaurant, apartments in Cedar-Riverside

It appeared no one was hurt in the Friday morning fire.
Chauvin Trial
April 2
In this image from video, witness David Pleoger, a retired Minneapolis police sergeant, answered questions at Derek Chauvin’s trial on Thursday.

Ex-sergeant: Chauvin should have stopped when Floyd quit resisting

David Pleoger testified that the fired officer told him that George Floyd was being "crazy" and wouldn't get in car. Prosecutor Steve Schleicher pressed Pleoger on whether Chauvin's force was appropriate.
Chauvin Trial
April 2
Bridgett Floyd and members of Visual Black Justice helped pack produce boxes for families at a Salvation Army location on Lake Street on Thursday, Apr

George Floyd's sister spends day volunteering, keeping her mind off trial

She gave away food at the Salvation Army food shelf on E. Lake Street. It was the type of service George Floyd knew well.
Local
April 1

Minneapolis principal Sandra Woods dies at 79

Remembering names of elementary school teachers presents a challenge for most adults. Recalling the name of an elementary principal is a test few could pass.Unless…
Chauvin Trial
April 1
Devonne Mayweather and a woman who didn’t give her name briefly blocked traffic on Hiwatha Avenue. ] Mark Vancleave – Students from Minneapolis So

Minneapolis South students take activism to Sabo Bridge

A small group of Minneapolis South High School students took to the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge on their spring break to demand justice for George…
Local
April 1
Police investigators worked at the scene of Monday night's fatal shooting in Minneapolis' Dinkytown area. Photo by Libor Jany

17-year-old boy killed in Minneapolis' Dinkytown area is ID'd

A teenage boy who was fatally shot late Monday in Minneapolis' Dinkytown area has been identified by the Hennepin County medical examiner.Aries Trayvon Hubbard, 17,…