Local
April 19

Food plant worker sues employer after contracting COVID-19

A food plant employee is suing his Walworth County employer alleging he contracted the coronavirus at work and infected his wife who died from the disease.
Chauvin Trial
April 19
Jurors from these chairs will hear final arguments Monday in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.  Credit: David Joles/Star Tribune

Only audience that matters today for closing arguments are the jurors

Lawyers in the long-running trial hope to do their best to make their words resonate as they spell out to jurors why they should acquit or convict fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Local
April 19

2 killed, 1 injured in fiery interstate tunnel crash

Two people are dead and a third is hospitalized after a fiery crash in an interstate tunnel near downtown Minneapolis.
Local
April 19
Two dead, one injured in fiery crash in Lowry Hill Tunnel

Two dead, one injured in fiery crash in Lowry Hill Tunnel

A third victim is in the hospital with life threatening injuries; the freeway has reopened.
Chauvin Trial
April 19
Aubrey Rhodes, a security guard at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, is seen in November 2020. In recent weeks Rhodes has tried to catch up on t

At Minneapolis shelter where George Floyd worked, pain runs deep

Frankie Powell still remembers how George Floyd would stop by the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center to joke and catch up with old friends.He cannot…
Local
April 19
Protesters including Damik Wright, far left, the brother of Daunte Wright attended a rally in front of the governor’s residence and proceeded to mar

Hundreds gather for peaceful rally in St. Paul

In Brookyn Center meanwhile, Mayor Mike Elliott declared a citywide curfew starting at 11 p.m. Sunday and extending until 6 a.m. Monday.
Local
April 19

UW-Green Bay takes steps to become national research reserve

Green Bay is the largest freshwater estuary in the world, and now the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is leading the search for a site between Marinette and Door County to become a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR.)
Local
April 18
MNDOT traffic cameras showed smoke coming from the Lowry Tunnel after a fatal crash on westbound Interstate 94 on Sunday, April 18.

One dead in fiery Lowry tunnel crash, closing westbound I-94

The State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash Sunday night on westbound Interstate 94 in the Lowry Hill tunnel in Minneapolis.A video posted to…
Coronavirus
April 18
People took saliva COVID-19 tests at MSP Airport on Nov. 12, 2020. The Legislative Auditor’s Office is looking into complaints about the rates bille

Questions surface over state's COVID-19 testing contract

Under the emergency agreement struck last year, the state is billed $87 to $120.99 per test, depending on whether the sample came from a free community walk-up site or the statewide mail-order testing program.
Coronavirus
April 18
Seniors from various Twin Cities area high schools were celebrated during a drive-in graduation ceremony for graduates with ties to Shiloh Temple on J

Minneapolis, St. Paul schools plan for in-person graduation ceremonies

Mpls. high school seniors will graduate in person, but with COVID-19 safety compromises.
Local
April 18
BCA agents began investigating the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Burnsville on Sunday, April 18.

Carjacking suspect dies after exchanging gunfire with Burnsville police

An armed suspect jumped out of a moving vehicle he had stolen and ran onto a busy Burnsville highway, where he tried to steal another vehicle before police fatally shot him Sunday afternoon.
Local
April 18
Road Closed, Construction with City Skyline Background

$25M overhaul aims to improve safety in busy Coon Rapids corridor

As many a 4,000 vehicles a day travel along the segment between East River Road and Coon Rapids Boulevard.
Nation
April 18
Officials investigate the scene of a deadly shooting at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, Wis., Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Suspect apprehended in fatal shooting at Wisconsin tavern

Authorities say they have apprehended a person in connection with a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday that left three men dead and three men injured.
Local
April 18

Minnesota 4th in rate of COVID-19 cases in last 2 weeks

Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported 1,847 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus.
Business
April 18

Alma Wahlberg, mother of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, dies at 78

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and a regular on their reality series "Wahlburgers," has died, her sons said on social media Sunday. She was 78.
Coronavirus
April 18
A registered nurse filled needles with the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccination to be used at the vaccination site at the Masjid Al Tawba Mosque,

1,847 more COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths in Minnesota

At least 1.6 million Minnesotans have received full vaccinations.
Local
April 18

New Orleans brewery canning rice wine, plans expansion

A member of a New Orleans restaurant family is brewing the Japanese rice wine called sake from grain grown at Louisiana State University, the LSU AgCenter says.
Local
April 18
Candles at the base of the fist sculpture that is now installed at the place where Daunte Wright was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer.  JEFF

Medcalf: Gawking at Black pain steals our humanity

What's the line between reporting atrocities and feeding fascination with Black trauma?
Local
April 18

Man dead, woman hospitalized after violent St. Paul domestic dispute

A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized after a violent domestic dispute early Saturday in St. Paul.Officers were called to the 800 block…
Local
April 17
California congresswoman Maxine Waters briefly visited a protest Saturday, April 17, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the

As curfew passes, Brooklyn Center protest remains peaceful

Law enforcement made no moves to disperse the dwindling crowd after the 11 p.m. curfew took effect. Earlier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., stopped by.