Local
October 8, 2019
Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal, shown in 2016.

Walz names Minneapolis city attorney, Ramsey County judge to state Court of Appeals

Susan Segal and Jeffrey Bryan become the Walz administration's first appellate court picks.
Minneapolis
October 8, 2019
Police searched for evidence last week at a shooting scene in south Minneapolis. Credit: Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

Man fatally shot in Seward neighborhood is identified

The gunfire was prompted by a dispute over a woman, according to charges.
Minneapolis
October 8, 2019
Steve Meldahl, shown in 2014, denied any wrongdoing and said a practice of forcing people to constantly move out would not be good for his bottom line

Minnesota attorney general sues Minneapolis landlord

Keith Ellison says Steven Meldahl failed to repair North Side properties, preyed on low-income tenants.
West Metro
October 8, 2019

Worker fatally pinned between 2 pieces of excavation equipment in west metro neighborhood

Authorities have yet to identify the man, his employer and the type of work being done at that address in Corcoran.
North Metro
October 8, 2019

Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake crash with pickup

The victim was a 67-year-old from Minneapolis.
South Metro
October 8, 2019

Prior Lake HS student arrested after arriving at school with BB gun, knife

Police arrested the 16-year-old about 1½ miles to the north of the high school.
Local
October 8, 2019
President Donald Trump, shown in 2018, will hold a rally Thursday in Minneapolis, and the city will bear some of the costs.

Trump campaign threatens to sue Mpls. over rally expense

Tensions between Minneapolis city leaders and President Donald Trump's campaign escalated Monday when the campaign threatened to sue the city for trying to force it to pay $530,000 for security during this week's rally.
Local
October 8, 2019
President Donald Trump and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

Trump, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey clash on Twitter

The president called the Minneapolis mayor a "lightweight." Frey fired back with a "yawn."
St. Paul
October 8, 2019
The Historic Fort Snelling site, a Minnesota landmark for centuries, could get a new name. The Minnesota Historical Society, which manages the histori

Public weighs in on proposed Historic Fort Snelling name change

Historical Society seeks input on proposal to rename 23-acre site, not the fort
Duluth
October 8, 2019
Once ubiquitous across the Midwest, redheaded woodpeckers have lost about 95% of their population.

Eyes on empty skies: Minnesota bird watchers unsurprised by news of 3 billion-bird decline

The rain kept falling, but the birds kept singing. So the watchers stayed at their post, keeping count. Chickadee. Flicker. Pileated woodpecker. Yellow-bellied sapsucker. Each…
Don't Miss
October 8, 2019
A cow moose is spotted on Isle Royale National Park.

Too many moose? Michigan lawmakers push for hunt on Isle Royale

The proposal comes about a year after the Park Service began the controversial move of introducing more wolves to the island, bringing the wild canines in from Minnesota, Canada and the park's home state of Michigan.
Local
October 8, 2019
Travelers made their way through the TSA security at Terminal 1 at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport in May 2019. ELIZABETH FLORES • li

Beginning today, passengers can use all security lines at MSP

Both security checkpoints now open to all, in time for next week's MEA school break.
Duluth
October 8, 2019
Former UMD women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller and the university have reached a settlement in her discrimination lawsuit against the school.

UMD, former women's hockey coach reach settlement

Shannon Miller and the former women's basketball coach and former softball coach at UMD sued the university in federal court in 2015 alleging gender and sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation.
Minneapolis
October 7, 2019
Although overall crime in Minneapolis is down long term, violent robberies and assaults downtown this summer put business leaders on high alert.

Detention sought for young repeat Minneapolis offenders

Policy change meant to address Mpls. crime wave.
West Metro
October 7, 2019

Genealogy detective found millions of dollars for lost heirs

Alan Noot lived life challenging the phrase “no known heirs.” As a forensic genealogist for nearly 40 years who scoured cemeteries, census film and vital…
Minneapolis
October 7, 2019
Mari Mansfield, right, a special education assistant at Roosevelt High School, cheered at a rally on June 12, 2019, for higher wages for educational s

School aides leaving Mpls. for better paying districts, union says

District leaders say union's demands would add $35M over two years to budget.
St. Paul
October 7, 2019
Police investigated the scene where one person and a child were found with gunshot wounds after a vehicle rollover on Sunday in St. Paul.

Man found shot in overturned SUV in St. Paul's West Side dies

Man driving SUV when he and his son were shot; no arrests so far.
Local
October 7, 2019

Judge bars release of list of former Scout leaders accused of misconduct

The confidential list of 1,500 accused of misconduct was part of a civil case settled in 2014.
Local
October 7, 2019

Harvey Hummel, beloved Robbinsdale biology teacher, dies at 89

Harvey Hummel loved biology, but he loved teaching and inspiring high school students in the Robbinsdale School District even more.His enthusiasm for both the subject…
Don't Miss
October 7, 2019
Police union sells 'Cops for Trump' T-shirts, after uniform ban

Police union sells 'Cops for Trump' T-shirts, after uniform ban

Lt. Bob Kroll, head of the officers' union, posted the T-shirt image on his personal Facebook page, saying the shirts will be for sale starting Monday.