Local
April 16
Minnesotans will soon have access to new public lands along the Cannon River, including a section that’s a designated trout stream, thanks to land a

Conservationists mend fragmented habitat in Cannon River area of Minnesota

Two new public spaces permanently protect habitat.
Local
April 16

Daunte Wright's mother, families demand justice in police killings

Families Supporting Families Against Police Brutality held a news conference seeking justice for Daunte Wright and other people killed in encounters with police.
Local
April 16

Daunte Wright Jr.'s family wants justice

Chyna Whitaker, mother of Daunte Wright Jr., and her family say they want justice and a better life for him after his father was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly A. Potter.
Local
April 16
A firework exploded next to an officer’s head as he aimed a crowd-control weapon from the top of an armored Hennepin County Sheriff’s vehicle duri

Tensions build between Walz, progressives over police protests

Some Democrats have been vocal in opposing projectiles and tear gas deployed against protesters.
Chauvin Trial
April 16
In this file photo from 2018, Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Ed Graff addressed the media.  ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startribune.com

Minneapolis Public Schools to shift to distance learning for Chauvin verdict

The move comes just as some students are returning to school buildings.
Local
April 16

Wisconsin man gets 40 years for killing outside bar

A Wisconsin man who killed a bar patron after robbing the place was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison.
Chauvin Trial
April 16
The Minneapolis police Third Precinct was looted and torched during last summer’s civil unrest. Authorities say equipment and files were taken from

How did Derek Chauvin's Taser end up at a traffic stop in Burnsville?

The specifics of how and when the device was taken have not been disclosed publicly.
Local
April 16

Nearly 1.5 million fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in MN

State health officials say more than 3.4 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in Minnesota and 1.5 million people have been fully vaccinated.
Business
April 16

Massachusetts looks to bar Robinhood in state; company sues

Stakes are rising in Massachusetts' legal battle against Robinhood Financial, and regulators are asking for the popular trading app's brokerage registration to be revoked, which would effectively bar it from the state.
Business
April 16

Lawsuit over Indonesia 737 crash claims autothrottle problem

A lawsuit filed in Seattle against Boeing alleges that a malfunctioning autothrottle system on an older 737 jet led to the crash of the Sriwijaya Air plane into the Java Sea in Indonesia last January, killing all 62 people on board.
Chauvin Trial
April 16
A demonstrator walked amid the tear gas emitted from canisters outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Sunday night.     ]  JEFF WHEELER • jef

Mpls. council opposes tear gas, other 'less lethal' weapons in city

The final decision will rest with the law enforcement agencies working throughout the city.
Business
April 16

Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight.
Chauvin Trial
April 16
Farmington High School teacher Michael Klein encouraged other teachers not to wait until there’s a trial or traumatic event in the community to have

Teachers have tough talks on Chauvin trial, Wright shooting

Educators across Minnesota are grappling with how to handle teachable moments, which can be especially challenging in ideologically divided communities.
Coronavirus
April 16
Former Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty helped current Governor Tim Walz with his “I Got My Shot” sticker after receiving the single-shot Johnson

Half of eligible Minnesotans have received COVID-19 vaccine

Latest wave would have been far worse without vaccine, Mayo Clinic modeling shows.
Curious Minnesota
April 16
Farmers in Mapleton, Minn. harvest hemp for the first time in 1943.

Was Minnesota once home to U.S. government-sponsored hemp farms?

The controversial crop was at the center of a short-lived program during WWII.
Local
April 16

Pedestrian fatally hit on I-94 in downtown St. Paul

The victim had been in a crash moments before he was hit.
Local
April 16
People protested Wednesday near the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.

Clashes in Brooklyn Center open rift over law enforcement tactics

Mayor has been critical of Sheriff Office's response to protests.
Local
April 16
A house is listed for sale on Ninth Avenue South in St. Cloud.

Central Minnesota home prices up 20% from a year ago

A 'stubbornly persistent shortage of homes' is prompting buyers to pay more for properties statewide.
Local
April 16

Green Bay teacher charged with sexually assaulting students

A Green Bay elementary school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting three of his second grade students.
Don’t Miss
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.