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April 28
Dylan Shakespeare Robinson

Brainerd man sentenced to 4 years for fire at Floyd protest

A Brainerd man who pleaded guilty to helping set fire to a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to four years in federal prison.
Local
April 28
An orange glow filled the gymnasium as a lone basketball sat on the court at St. Joseph’s Home for Children in July 2020. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLÉ • ant

Charter school buys longtime south Minneapolis site of St. Joseph's orphanage

The orphanage closed last year. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Local
April 28
The shooting happened about 7 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of S. Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.

Cedar-Riverside store owner recounts robber fatally gunning down friend, fleeing

The gunman walked into the store about 7 p.m., pulled out a gun and pointed it at Hassan Shire, the owner. "Give me money, give me money," the gunman said, according to Shire.
Politics
April 28
Military and security around downtown Minneapolis watched as protesters marched after the Chauvin case went to the jury on April 19, 2021. ELIZABETH F

Legislature OKs $7.8M for Derek Chauvin trial security costs

Gov. Tim Walz signed the package late Tuesday. Minnesota Democrats say they want police reform passed this session, too.
Local
April 27
Local
April 27
People gather outside the Hennepin County Government Center waiting for the verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Cha

Hennepin County Board rejects resolution condemning use of chemical weapons and less-lethal projectiles

Commissioners also discussed the use of the Government Center's public plaza for protests.
Local
April 27

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend's ex

A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty Monday to fatally shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend last year in a western suburb.Rodney Velho, 45, pleaded guilty in Hennepin County…
Local
April 27
The Stone Arch Bridge and the riverfront in Minneapolis.

Sarna, a Minneapolis legislator who saved the Stone Arch Bridge, dies at 86

If county officials had their way, light rail trains might today be the main users of the Stone Arch Bridge.But Rep. John Sarna, along with…
Minneapolis
April 27
Catharine VanNostrand of Minneapolis gave Kevin, a malamute/shepherd mix, a drink of water at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis on April 21.

Mpls. panel issues statement after removing references to George Floyd, Chauvin trial

The city attorney' s office had advised the Civil Rights Commission against issuing a statement, saying it lacked the authority and the judge had asked the city to stop discussing the case.
Chauvin Trial
April 27
Derek Chauvin

Chauvin sentencing in Floyd death pushed back to June 25

Sentencing for former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death has been pushed back to June 25, according to online court records.
Local
April 27
Fire personnel responded to a blaze that destroyed an SUV parked near Lake Street in Minneapolis.  Credit: Photo by Diane Cullumber

Arson expected in fiery SUV explosion near Lake St. in Minneapolis

Gasoline was used to set the blaze, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department.
Local
April 27
Juneteenth observances in Minneapolis on June 19, 2020. LEILA NAVIDI • leila.navidi@startribune.com

Minneapolis considers making Juneteenth a paid holiday for city employees

If approved, the city would join a growing number of employers honoring the day celebrating emancipation in the United States.
Local
April 26

Police investigating north Minneapolis shooting that injured infant, two adults

An infant was one of three people wounded Monday in a shooting in north Minneapolis.Officers were called to the 1800 block of N. Lowry Avenue…
Local
April 26

Murder charges: Suspect shot St. Paul man in auto body shop to avenge his brother's death

Police were told the man was avenging the death of a relative.
Local
April 26

South Minneapolis man dies nearly two weeks after his apartment caught fire

Fire officials suspect the fire originated in an oven in the third-floor apartment.
Local
April 26

Authorities ID man, 19, shot to death at south Minneapolis street corner

A preliminary investigation suggests that the suspect and victim were familiar with each other, according to police.
Local
April 26
BCA Special Agent James Reyerson testified on April 7, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

BCA raced against the clock to investigate George Floyd's death

As the first protesters took to the streets the day after George Floyd's death last year, BCA investigators were already racing to get to the bottom of what happened — and why.
Local
April 26
During the trial of Derek Chauvin, Maj. Dawanna Witt, center, made a point of checking in with deputies and talking to protesters outside the courthou

High-ranking sheriff's major sees policing's potential, gaps

Dawanna Witt supervises 500 employees at the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office as the major in charge of the courts and the jail. Many around her hope she helps open the door for change.
Local
April 24
A protester shoots phone video of a law enforcement officer outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department.

Big payouts in police shootings raise stakes for smaller cities

Insurance limits and lack of funds are not a defense that will shelter Brooklyn Center — or any city — from multimillion-dollar judgments in fatal police shootings, legal scholars say.
Local
April 24
Hennepin County Emergency Management Director Eric Waage, shown in 2013.

As tech evolves for severe weather warnings, Hennepin County leads the way

New equipment assists with evolving plans for warnings.