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April 16
Minnesota summer camps making comeback after year of closures

Minnesota summer camps making comeback after year of closures

Camps are rebounding — with masks, social distancing, pods and other safety measures in place.
Business
April 16
This file photo from December 2020, shows Lisa Monet Zarza at Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville. AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

Owner of Alibi Drinkery denied liquor license for Northfield bar, restaurant

Alibi at Froggy Bottoms remains open without serving alcohol.
Local
April 16
Someone vandalized Xavier Tavera’s billboard message. Photo via @38thandchicagogfs Instagram.

Vandals erase message of nonviolence on billboard at George Floyd Square

Artist Xavier Tavera's billboard, which went up days ago, now appears to support violent protest.
Local
April 16
People protested Thursday near the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.

Noor case raises questions about charge for ex-Brooklyn Center cop

Question of intent is key in debate over murder vs. manslaughter
North Metro
April 16
Breaking down the video: What happened during Daunte Wright's fatal stop

Breaking down the video: What happened during Daunte Wright's fatal stop

A Black man was killed by police in Brooklyn Center. The chief said the officer may have gotten her gun and Taser confused.
Local
April 16
Messages were projected onto the barrier separating demonstrators from law enforcement outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Thursday night.

Despite curfew, fifth night of Brooklyn Center protest ends with no dispersal

Late Thursday, only a few people remained from a earlier crowd of about 1,000 that had gathered outside police headquarters for a fifth night of protests over the killing of Daunte Wright.
Local
April 16
Kimberly A. Potter in a booking photo Wednesday at the Hennepin County jail.

Ex-officer Potter makes first court appearance in Wright's killing

The former Brooklyn Center police officer will return to court in May on a charge of second-degree manslaughter.
Chauvin Trial
April 16
Derek Chauvin said, “I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege” to not risk making self-incriminating statements. He is charged with killing Geor

Chauvin defense rests its case without his testimony

Former officer Derek Chauvin invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination.
Local
April 15

Pandemic has contributed to rise in alcohol-related deaths, Minnesota health officials say

992 Minnesotans died in 2020 because of drinking.
Local
April 15
in spotlight Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott took quick action after shooting.

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott faces biggest test yet

A Liberian immigrant who moved to Minnesota at age 11, Elliott has used his pulpit to speak in support of racial equity reforms on several fronts.
Local
April 15

Authorities ID 2 people found shot to death over weekend near 2-vehicle crash at south Minneapolis intersection

Authorities have identified the two people who were found shot to death over the weekend near a two-vehicle crash at a south Minneapolis intersection.Jaden M.…
Local
April 15

Woman killed in four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 62

One person was killed Thursday morning in a four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 62 on the border between Minneapolis and Richfield, according to the Minnesota State…
Coronavirus
April 15
Mike Babcock, 38, of St. Paul, spoke to nurse Matt Brenner after receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine last month  at the Minneapol

Minnesota vaccine supply shifting as some providers run out of demand

First report of six breakthrough COVID-19 deaths in fully vaccinated individuals in Minnesota underscores need for broad immunization strategy.
Chauvin Trial
April 15
Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, was consoled by attorney Ben Crump during a news conference in Minneapolis.

Daunte Wright's attorneys say charges against officer mark progress, but don't go far enough

The attorney for the families of George Floyd and Daunte Wright declared Thursday that while the manslaughter charges against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim…
Local
April 15
St. Paul police found the body of a 47-year-old woman when they were called to the apartment in the 400 block of Front Avenue in the North End neighbo

St. Paul homicide victim was 47-year-old woman

A woman found dead Tuesday in a St. Paul apartment has been identified by the Ramsey County medical examiner.The death of Nicole L. Coatie, 47,…
Chauvin Trial
April 15
Derek Chauvin said, “I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege” to not risk making self-incriminating statements. He is charged with killing Geor

Day 26 of Derek Chauvin trial: Closing arguments set for Monday after Chauvin doesn't testify

The defense said it has completed its case and the prosecution reiterated the same, setting the stage for closing arguments and deliberations Monday.
Local
April 15
In this April 2019 photo, the sun shines on the Rainy River as ice melts off its edges. brian.peterson@startribune.com International Falls,  MN

Reflecting sunlight would cool the earth, but Minnesota researchers find far-reaching consequences

Tiny particles would mimic the emissions of volcanic eruptions to reflect sunlight and heat.
Local
April 15

New Wisconsin Senate leader acknowledges 'rocky start'

The Wisconsin Senate's new majority leader acknowledged Thursday that he got off to a "rocky" start after he ran afoul of Assembly Republicans on a COVID-19 relief bill earlier this year.
Local
April 15

Daunte Wright's family reacts to charges in fatal shooting

Daunte Wright's family and attorney Ben Crump reacted to the second-degree manslaughter charge brought against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter, who fatally shot the 20-year-old.
Local
April 15
Erna Zahn’s was greeted by friends and family including her nurse Cindee Krzmarzick, left, as she was wheeled into a birthday party held for her at

Minnesota's oldest resident celebrates her 113th birthday

Erna Zahn is Minnesota's oldest resident and among the 10 oldest people in the U.S.