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June 8

Man fatally shot near light-rail stop in downtown Minneapolis is ID'd

The suspect was shot by a transit police officer and then booked into jail.
Local
June 7
Protesters blocked off the intersection of Lake Street and Girard Avenue after a vigil for Winston Smith at a parking ramp in Uptown in Minneapolis, o

Ramsey County leaves task force over body-cam dispute

Sheriff Bob Fletcher is pulling his agency from a task force whose members shot and killed Winston Smith Jr., saying they were forbidden to use body cameras and the U.S. Marshals Service "has been misleading" in public comments suggesting otherwise.
Local
June 7
Bryce Williams, 26, of Staples, recently pleaded guilty to federal arson in connection with the burning of the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third

Ex-college basketball player, TikTok influencer sentenced for burning Third Precinct

Bryce Michael Williams is the last of four men to be sentenced for burning down the police station during riots after the murder of George Floyd last summer.
Local
June 7
Protesters took part in the Assata Shakur chant during Saturday night’s protest near the site of where Winston Smith was fatally shot by law enforce

Protesters gather for third night at site of Uptown police shooting

On Saturday night, a crowd converged on W. Lake Street outside the parking garage where Winston Smith was killed and blocked off the street.
Local
June 7
A new barricade and a new fist sculpture are at the south and north entrance to George Floyd Square a day after part of the square was cleared in Minn

Medcalf: Changes to George Floyd Square threaten to scrub history

The city's move to reopen the intersection follows the playbook in a country that loves to move on when race is involved.
Business
June 6
ASDAL founder Darrin Levine is with partners Levi Strowder, left, and Rody Diyoka, right.

Mpls. startup helps sellers boost presence on e-commerce giants

Asdal provides software that helps retailers get more sales and with a new service, help throughout the process.
Business
June 6
Calvin Littlejohn is chief executive of Tri-Construction, based in north Minneapolis.

St. Anthony: Commerce, opportunity, hope must trump violence on North Side

Amid a surge in violence, developers and business leaders in north Minneapolis pour energy and money into economic expansion.
Local
June 5
Three people were fatally shot Saturday night in different parts of Minneapolis, two of them struck by stray bullets while watching illegal street rac

3 fatally shot overnight in Mpls.; officer wounds suspect

The deaths of a man and a woman in separate incidents brought the number of homicides in the city to 37 for the year.
Local
June 5
Protesters were arrested early Saturday after a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Jr. on Friday night in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.

BCA: Man shot, killed by police had fired from inside vehicle

Authorities said there is no video of the shooting of the man identified as Winston Boogie Smith, 32, in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. Grief mixed with anger for his family.
Local
June 5
A small group of protesters who had closed the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street in Uptown Minneapolis clashed with officers on bike as

Protests continue into night after fatal Uptown shooting

Several vigils and rallies took place through the day and evening.
Local
June 4
Wooden pallets, a fist sculpture and other items blocked the entrance to George Floyd Square in Minneapolis on Friday, a day after the city cleared ba

It's 'business as usual' at George Floyd Square despite the city's reopening efforts

City workers removed barriers at 38th and Chicago on Thursday, but occupiers have reblocked the area.
Local
June 4
North Commons Water Park.

Park police officer pulls boy, 12, from closed north Minneapolis pool

The gate to the pool was locked, and it is encircled by an 8-foot-tall fence.
Local
June 4
Monique Baugh

Two men guilty on all counts in kidnapping, slaying of Minneapolis Realtor

Cedric Berry and Berry Davis were convicted of plotting to kill Monique Baugh.
Local
June 4
DFL balloting at the Minneapolis party convention in 2017, the last municipal election cycle. (Star Tribune file photo by David Joles)

Accusations fly in Minneapolis DFL party over fairness of online voting

Minneapolis DFL leader called the allegations "absolute garbage."
Curious Minnesota
June 4
The intersection of N. Washington and N. 2nd avenues in the North Loop neighborhood.

How did the North Loop neighborhood get its name?

Now one of the city's most popular entertainment destinations, its name has surprising transit origins.
Local
June 4
Mayor Jacob Frey, City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins and City Council Member Alondra Cano, along with representatives of The Agape Movement, p

Contracted with the city, community group Agape Movement made the call on reopening George Floyd Square

The organization, which has handled security at George Floyd Square, has also walked Minneapolis neighborhoods to commune with businesses and neighbors to deter crime.
Local
June 4
Jay Webb, a gardener and activist at George Floyd Square, spoke to a crowd of about 150 from the garden beneath the fist statue in the 38th and Chicag

City workers clear portions of George Floyd Square in Mpls.

As soon as workers finished, protesters began parking cars and piling pallets to barricade the streets once again. Mayor Jacob Frey declined to say when he thought traffic would flow again.
Local
June 3
Monique Baugh

Suspect in 2019 kidnapping, killing of Minneapolis Realtor testifies, denies involvement

Cedric Berry said his memory of the day isn't complete because he was smoking marijuana and drinking throughout the day.
June 3

City workers clear portions of George Floyd Square in Mpls.

As soon as workers finished, protesters began parking cars and piling pallets to barricade the streets once again.
Variety
June 3
Graciela Iturbide's 1979 photo "Retrato Seri" is a recent acquisition by the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The museum is adding a curatorial post

Minneapolis Institute of Art gets a $19M financial boost

After a tough year for the museum, a group of donors stepped up with gifts for its endowment.