Local
September 15
The image of this bull moose was captured by a trail camera.

Minnesota moose will not be listed as federally endangered species

Moose populations in Minnesota have fallen by more than 60% since 2006.
Local
September 15
Law enforcement gathered Monday night in the Southdale parking lot across W. 66th St. from the M Health Fairview Hospital campus.

Reward offered for capture of man who shot doctor during attempted robbery outside Edina hospital

The 45-year-old doctor, who lives in Eagan, survived his ordeal and has been released from the hospital "in good condition."
Coronavirus
September 15
Incoming University of Minnesota freshman Sean McDonald, left to right, got help moving into his dorm room from his mom Tammi, sister Olivia, who grad

Move-in day at the U: Anxiety, excitement mix for freshmen

The ritual of moving to college is bittersweet for students who missed high school milestones amid the pandemic.
North Metro
September 15
Fridley Fire Chief Mike Spencer

Fridley Fire Chief Mike Spencer dies unexpectedly at 53

No cause of death was given.
Minneapolis
September 15

Two teens arrested in Minneapolis carjackings, armed robberies

Two juvenile suspects captured, one by canine officer
Coronavirus
September 15
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz put his face mask at the conclusion of a press conference in July announcing the learning plan for Minnesota schools for the u

Minnesota governor asks Trump and Biden to abide by virus rules during stops

Trump, Biden will be in Minnesota on Friday.
Local
September 15

Hall of Fame bowler Dick Ritger dies at 81

After retiring from the pro bowlers' tour in 1980, Ritger became one of the sport's most prominent teachers and trainers.
South Metro
September 15
Investigators appeared to be viewing underwater cameras Monday at the site of the airplane crash.

Searchers recover 2 bodies from Grey Cloud Island near where plane crashed

The plane has yet to be retrieved from the quarry, and one person remains to be recovered.
East Metro
September 15
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi unveiled a draft plan Tuesday in which the Sheriff’s Office will use a new assessment tool to release some low-risk

Ramsey County looks to reform cash bail system

Some low-risk suspects will be released without posting fee under plan.
North Metro
September 15

Shooter admits to killing Brooklyn Center man during gas station drug deal

The plea deal means roughly 13 years in prison for the Minneapolis man.
St. Paul
September 15
Instructor Chad Weinstein ran through a session of Moral Courage for sworn St. Paul police officers at the Rowan Training Center on Tuesday in St. Pau

Police ethics training takes on added resonance after death of George Floyd

In St. Paul, more than 600 officers will complete training this fall about doing what's right even if — and especially when — it's difficult.
Coronavirus
September 15
U.S. drug czar Jim Caroll handed out recovery coins to leaders in the drug recovery community and recovering addicts at the Minnesota Recovery Connect

Top White House drug policy official visits Minnesota as meth and fentanyl surge in pandemic

Jim Carroll came to St. Paul to hear from law enforcement and other front-line workers on how COVID-19 is exacerbating the drug wave.
Minneapolis
September 15
Lacy Johnson, Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, speaks in Minneapolis in 2018.

Teen fatally shot in north Minneapolis worked for GOP congressional candidate

Officials at Patrick Henry High school ID'd the teen in a Facebook post and said that grief counselors would be available to students.
National
September 15

The Latest: UN assembly head warns of pandemic unilateralism

The new president of the U.N. General Assembly is warning that unilateralism will only strengthen the COVID-19 pandemic and is calling for a new commitment to global cooperation including on the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines.
Coronavirus
September 15
Ramsey County Manager Ryan O'Connor

Ramsey County Manager Ryan O'Connor has COVID, says his family struggled to get tested

O'Connor said he worries about those with fewer resources, less access.
West Metro
September 15
County Administrator David Hough, shown in 2018.

Hennepin County proposes smaller budget, no property tax increase for 2021

Proposed 2021 budget is $300 million less than this year, due to COVID.
Duluth
September 15
Essentia Health’s new clinic under construction on Superior Street in downtown Duluth. Originally slated to open by the end of 2022, the new hospita

Essentia's new Duluth hospital opening pushed back a year to 2023

A year into construction, project size, budget have grown by $100 million.
National
September 15

More protections denied for moose in 4 upper Midwest states

Federal officials on Tuesday denied extending protections under the Endangered Species Act to a subspecies of moose that historically appeared in four upper Midwestern states.
National
September 15
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Minnesota calls on Trump, Biden to follow virus guidelines

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz urged the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday to abide by the state's guidelines for slowing the spread of the coronavirus when the candidates visit Minnesota on Friday.
Duluth
September 15

SUV driver crashes north of Duluth and dies

Alcohol is believed to have played a role, the Sheriff's Office said.