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November 17
Vanessa Edwards, 13, pets Rocko after he returned home from surgery on his gunshot wounds. Edwards witnessed the shooting of her dogs from the upstair

Court: Minneapolis cop who shot service dogs won't be shielded by qualified immunity

An appeals court panel says officer Michael Mays acted unreasonably when he jumped a privacy fence in 2017 and shot two service dogs that greeted him.
Local
November 16
This July 25, 2018 photo shows a vial of the drug ketamine in Chicago. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Watchdog group calls on FDA to disqualify HCMC doctors from clinical research

Public Citizen points to Hennepin Healthcare's "egregious violations" and says it failed to protect people enrolled in controversial sedative research.
Local
November 16
A group tasked with redrawing election districts briefly considered a Fourth Ward that would have excluded the residence of newly elected Minneapolis

On heels of Minneapolis elections, commission begins debate on redrawing districts

Goal is to reflect the population changes, with some caveats.
Coronavirus
November 16
As of last week, 85% of Hennepin County employees had been vaccinated.

Hennepin County will require vaccinations for COVID-19

The County Board unanimously approved the measure, which was necessary to receive specific medical federal funding. The county previously allowed shots or testing.
Local
November 16
The entrance to the campus of the University of Minnesota.

Minneapolis Public Schools, University of Minnesota partner for education research

The three-year effort aims to use the U's research to support the school district.
Local
November 16

Man charged in north Minneapolis shooting, attempted carjacking

Several bystanders pulled the man out of a woman's car at Cub Foods and detained him until police arrived.
Local
November 16
First opened in 1929, the historic 10th Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River had its last major upgrades in the 1950s and 1970s.

10th Avenue bridge in Minneapolis reopens after $60M makeover

The 91-year-old bridge immediately next to I-35W has been closed since March 2020.
Variety
November 16
Due to the typically harsh conditions of Minnesota winters, the iconic Minneapolis cherry requires a fresh coat of paint about every ten years to keep

Cherry from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is temporarily headed to the Big Apple

The "Spoonbridge" will stand alone for a couple of months as its topper travels to New York for a fresh coat of paint.
Business
November 16
The old Dayton’s Christmas window display will be coming back. It is among several under process right now. The new Dayton’s Project public spaces

Dayton's Project opens to public this week with makers market

After a $350 million conversion into offices, the building's first tenant, Ernst & Young, also moved in.
November 15
Minneapolis elections workers will inspect each ballot cast in the race, and campaign observers will have the change to challenge the inclusion of any

Recount set for Friday in Minneapolis City Council Second Ward race

It will be the first full recount in a city race decided by ranked-choice voting.
Local
November 15
Frank Towers  Credit: Hennepin County jail

Charges: Man threatened to kill TSA agent at MSP, went after police

At one point, he picked up a stanchion and swung it at the agent, the charges alleged.
Local
November 15
Ty Jindra

Paramedic's tip led to Minneapolis cop's conviction

Drugs taken in unlawful searches.
Local
November 15
Gregory D. Starr-Taylor  Credit: Hennepin County jail

27-year sentence awaits shooter who killed man near northeast Minneapolis intersection

A woman implicated in the homicide was scheduled to go on trial Monday.
Local
November 13
Matthew Saldivar in “A Christmas Carol” at the Guthrie Theater. Photo by Jenny Graham

Audience member disrupts Guthrie's 'A Christmas Carol'

A woman delivered a hostile rant before the theater's first in-house production since March 2020.
Local
November 13
Dave Chappelle in New York, Sept. 30, 2017.

Medcalf: Why I chose not to attend Dave Chappelle's Minneapolis show

The comedian, an influential voice on racism, has the power to shape the perception of the LGBTQ community, another marginalized group that is full of Black folks he claims to defend.
Local
November 13
Two devastating fires Minneapolis firefighter Charlie Birkeli carried an infant to safety from the burning Doctors Memorial Hospital in 1956. Nine yea

Remembering fallen Minneapolis firefighter Charlie Birkeli

The father of three was the first Minneapolis firefighter in 17 years killed in the line of duty when he died in 1965.
Local
November 13
Leland Anderson

Engineer Leland Anderson, who helped restore Nikola Tesla's legacy, dies at 93

How reading an obituary as a teenager led to Anderson's lifelong fascination with Tesla is something of a mystery.
Local
November 13
On Friday, an armed hit-and-run suspect tried to carjack a woman in north Minneapolis as she was heading to the kickoff of the Twin Cities Salvation A

Surge in Twin Cities carjackings is putting drivers on edge

Police struggle to rein in surge of armed thefts. They say there is no clear pattern.
Local
November 13

Hennepin County medical examiner seeks help identifying pregnant woman

The woman died at 3513 Hennepin Av. in Minneapolis, a release said.
Local
November 12
Randy Flowers, a street outreach worker for St. Stephen’s Human Services, checks in on someone sheltering in a rail yard. Give to the Max Day is Nov

Brooks: On Minnesota's Give to the Max Day, a chance to help the helpers

There are so many amazing groups and causes. This is your reminder that it's possible for one act of kindness to change someone's life.