Local
May 15

Southbound I-35W between Richfield and Burnsville closed for work

The northbound lanes will be closed next weekend, according to MnDOT.
Coronavirus
May 15
Jeff Smith, a registered nurse, administered a COVID-19 vaccine to Endonnis Crowghost at the St. Louis County mobile vaccine clinic on May 5.

Minnesota reports 3 more COVID-19 deaths, 882 infections

At least slight growth in COVID-19 anticipated as Minnesotans shed masks, protections against infection.
Local
May 15

Live: Columnist Jennifer Brooks fishes for tweets at the Minnesota Opener

Coronavirus
May 14
A group of masked South View Middle School students waited nervously for their first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Friday afternoon in

No face mask? It's about time for some Minnesotans; too soon for others

A day after the governor announced the statewide mask mandate was lifted, Minnesotans were feeling conflicted.
Coronavirus
May 14
Dr. Brian Berglund, with Allina Health, administered a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to South View Middle School sixth-grader Claire Da

Some Minnesota businesses, areas keep a mask requirement

Gov. Tim Walz canceled the mandate Friday but said cities and businesses can set their own policies. For the near future, Minnesotans are likely to face a patchwork of different rules.
Local
May 14
Sumaree D. Boose was acquitted of shooting a St. Cloud officer in the hand during a scuffle last June.

Jury acquits 19-year-old accused of shooting St. Cloud officer in hand

The defense argued the evidence doesn't prove St. Cloud man Sumaree Boose acted with intent.
Music
May 14
The view from behind the stage in 2017 during the Music in Mears series, now called Lowertown Sounds.

Free Lowertown Sounds concerts returning to St. Paul's Mears Park in June

Annie Mack, the New Standards, Lady Midnight and Flamin' Ohs are among the acts lined up for the Thursday night series.
Local
May 14
A great blue heron sat among the colony of nests hidden in the forest in April.

Rochester Township orders study of construction impact on unique heron rookery

A retired DNR official calls the hidden rookery "a natural history treasure."
Local
May 14
November 2, 1992 First snow of the season Snow dancing -- These two horses frolicked in a pasture along highway 41 near Chaska during Monday morning's

Retired Star Tribune photographer Charles Bjorgen dies at age 85

Chuck Bjorgen took thousands of photos, but a picture of two dancing horses was his favorite.
Duluth
May 14
The Symphony Hall in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center sat empty on an August morning last year.    ] ALEX KORMANN • alex.kormann@startribu

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center selects new leader

Dan Hartman expects demand for larger events as the pandemic wanes.
Duluth
May 14

Iron Range man charged with fatally stabbing former girlfriend

Derek E. Malevich of Virginia was charged Friday.
Coronavirus
May 14
Paula McMahon prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as the mass public vaccination program gets underway, at the NHS Louisa Jordan

What you need to know about Minnesota's vaccine plan

Here are answers to questions you may have about vaccines and the state's strategy to vaccinate millions of Minnesotans.
Local
May 14

New Brighton settles whistleblower suit with former police officer for $285K

The longtime police sergeant alleged he was targeted and placed on a 9-month leave after filing a complaint about overtime pay.
Local
May 14
Local
May 14
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot speaks Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn., during a news conference at the site of the fatal shootin

Police officials to Brooklyn Center mayor: Talk to us

Law enforcement leaders say reform efforts are misguided.
Duluth
May 14
FILE- The federal government is giving away the Duluth Harbor North Pierhead Light — to the right careetaker.

Duluth lighthouse: Free to the right caretaker

The lighthouse will be sold if it's not transferred to a public entity or nonprofit.
Coronavirus
May 14
FILE - In this April 26, 2021, file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas. D

Can we tell if the vaccines are working in Minnesota?

Short answer: Yes! Longer answer: It's exceptionally complicated.
Local
May 14
The choir group KNOWN MPLS performed at the Juneteenth Community Festival in north Minneapolis in 2020.

Minneapolis City Council votes to make Juneteenth a paid holiday for city employees

The city joins a growing number of employers acknowledging the day in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Local
May 14
The Eleven on the River luxury condos are under construction in Minneapolis; shown are project manager Mitch Johnson, left, and Luigi Bernardi, CEO of

Mpls. City Council OKs eliminating parking requirements on new developments

The change passed 13-0.