Nicolae Miu makes his way out of the courtroom after the verdicts at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday.

Jury: Nicolae Miu guilty of reckless homicide in Apple River stabbing

The St. Croix County jury convicted Nicolae Miu, 54, of reckless homicide for fatally stabbing Isaac Schuman, 17, at the popular recreation spot in western Wisconsin. He was also convicted of recklessly endangering the safety of four other people he stabbed.
Sports
April 11
Rochester Mayo’s Tej Bhagra is ranked first in Class 2A this season.

Defending champions stand at the peak in boys tennis

St. Paul Academy is ranked first in Class 1A and has the top two players in the individual rankings. Wayzata is No. 1 in 2A, with two players in the top 10.
Variety
April 11
A screen grab from the Too Good To Go app.

Is the Too Good to Go restaurant discount app too good to be true?

We shopped the app that helps restaurants reduce waste while giving shoppers steep discounts.
Business
April 11
We compare the prices of 15 items at Twin Cities grocery stores.

8 Twin Cities area grocery stores, ranked by affordability

We shopped at eight local grocery stores, some locally owned and some not, in search of the cheapest eats.
Local
April 10
Judge R. Michael Waterman, center, listens to defense attorneys Corey Chirafisi, right, and County District Attorney Karl Anderson, left, during the N

Apple River trial defendant's fate now up to Wisconsin jury

Attorneys finished closing arguments Wednesday, leaving 12 jurors to decide whether Nicolae Miu is guilty of homicide after stabbing five in 2022, including a 17-year-old who died.
Local
April 10
The Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse building in downtown Minneapolis.

An 18th defendant pleads guilty in Feeding Our Future fraud case

Hoda Abdi, 53, of Burnsville pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
High Schools
April 9
Clockwise from top left: Carly Kimmes of Randolph, Madelyn Anthony of North St. Paul and Lily Treml of Shakopee.

Who are our 25 metro softball stars (and one bonus pick, too)?

The Gophers have commitments from two of the standouts, and most of the others have already made their college choices, too.
Local
April 9
Teacher of the Year finalists are acknowledged during a banquet to name the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Finalists named for 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

The annual honor given by the teachers union will be presented during a banquet on May 5 in St. Paul.
High Schools
April 9
Simley's Reese McCauley (left) and Spring Lake Park's Jake Birdwell are two returning state champions.

Prep golf 2024: Top players and teams (and many future Gophers)

The U has landed several of the best players in Minnesota. Check out that group, see lists of top metro and outstate golfers and meet a batch of youngsters.
South Metro
April 8

Man admits stealing $1.3M from truck repair center he worked for, spending the money on luxury cars and trips

Federal guidelines point to a sentence ranging from slightly less than 3½ years to 5¼ years in prison.
Local
April 8
Paula and her 18 year-old cat, Stella, in their new home on April 2 in the Twin Cities. A survivor of domestic abuse, she said she would have left her

Pets of domestic abuse survivors need safety, too. Here's how you can help.

The Minnesota Pet Foster Coalition is asking for more volunteers to take in pets of domestic violence survivors.
Books
April 8
Lauren Richards, left, and Caitlin O'Neil, co-owners of romance bookstore Tropes & Trifles, pose for portrait inside their bookstore in Minneapolis, M

New Minneapolis romance-only bookstore is the first of its kind in the Upper Midwest

Tropes & Trifles in Minneapolis promises lots of love and lots of happily-ever-afters.
Local
April 7
Teacher Narene Canindo greets students in her classroom at the end of a school day inside Fridley Middle School.

Amid teacher shortage, Minnesota schools turn to international recruiting

Districts from Fridley to Red Lake to Willmar have hired dozens of educators from other countries, namely the Philippines, to fill open jobs.
Eat & Drink
April 5
Juniper sausage is a fine howdy-doo from Linden Hill's new Picnic restaurant.

The 5 best sandwiches our food writers ate in the Twin Cities area this week

Our latest finds for breakfast sandwiches, bánh mì and lumberjack-sized sandwiches, plus flavors of Brazil and Keefer Court.
South Metro
April 4
Southwest News Media said it will shut down its publications by the end of April.

Southwest News Media to shut down its metro newspapers by end of April

Crow River Media, also part of MediaNews Group and owned by hedge fund Alden Global Capital, will close papers in Hutchinson and Litchfield.
South Metro
April 4
Dr. Gavin Meany sent his family holiday greetings late last year in a video while serving in the military overseas. Credit: U.S. Central Command

Former Twin Cities psychiatrist gets shortened sentence for sexually assaulting patient

Gavin Meany plead guilty to four counts of criminal sexual conduct against a patient. He had appealed an initial, longer sentence by saying he was misled about the details when he made the plea.
Local
April 3
Many city leaders said they worried about how more duplexes would impact their communities.

Bill to allow duplexes across Minnesota is likely doomed this session

Affordable housing advocates hope to find other roads to make it easier to build small apartment buildings across Minnesota.
Local
April 3
St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Anderson carried a photo of Isaac Schuman after he placed it in front of the jury during the Nicolae Miu trial

Ex-wife testifies that Apple River stabbing suspect a peaceful person

Sondra Miu testifies in court that feared for her ex-husband's safety when she saw young men surround him on the Apple River; Nicolae Miu has claimed self defense in the fight that left four people seriously injured and one person, Isaac Schuman, 17, dead.
South Metro
April 3
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Valleyfair resurrects its popular ValleyScare event

The attraction will require a separate ticket this time around.
Local
April 2

Loaded gun found in backpack at Burnsville High, student arrested

The weapon was discovered Tuesday morning on a student, the principal said.
Local
April 2
MnDOT's 2024 to-do list includes nearly 200 road and bridge projects

MnDOT's 2024 to-do list includes nearly 200 road and bridge projects

The agency released its list of $1.6 billion in projects Tuesday, signaling the beginning of road construction season.

Twin Cities south metro

News coverage of the Twin Cities southern suburbs, including Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Mendota Heights and Shakopee.