Nation
November 24

Houston highway project sparks debate over racial equity

A $9 billion highway widening project being proposed in the Houston area could become an important test of the Biden administration's commitment to addressing what it has said is a history of racial inequity with infrastructure projects in the U.S.
Minneapolis
November 24
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Tuesday unveiled the second of three commissions he’s forming to advise him as he prepares to take on additional pow

Frey unveils commission to provide advice on economic recovery

This is the second of three groups the mayor is assembling to advise him on key issues as he prepares to take on additional powers.
Coronavirus
November 24
Occupational health nurse Kit Bielenberg, left, worked with U.S. Air Force Capt. Aimee Clonts during an N95 mask fitting Tuesday at Hennepin County Me

Minnesota confronts another Thanksgiving scarred by COVID

Thousands are newly infected and more health care workers are tending to the sick as families navigate dicey conversations over whether to get vaccinated.
Local
November 24

Driver, 22, dies in two-vehicle crash near Brainerd

The other driver survived her injuries, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Local
November 24
Police gathered en masse as protests continued at Minneapolis’ third police precinct headquarters on May 27, 2020.

Mpls. officer reprimanded for not reporting use of force after George Floyd killing

Departmental policy requires that officers report their uses of force, including the discharge of 40-mm rounds, which are often made of rubber, plastic or small beanbags.
Local
November 24
Gov. Tim Walk spoke as Harold the Thanksgiving turkey posed for photos Wednesday in front of the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Walz shows off Minnesota's Thanksgiving turkey

Harold the tom turkey will retire to a hobby farm in Paynesville.
Local
November 24

Minnesota man dies in apparent hunting accident in Wisconsin

Authorities say a Minnesota man was shot and killed in an apparent hunting accident in northwestern Wisconsin.
Local
November 24

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. November 18, 2021.
November 24
A long row of unsold used Highlander sports-utility vehicles sits at a Toyota dealership in Englewood, Colo.

Tell us about your used car shopping experience

Have you recently been shopping for a used car? The Star Tribune wants to know how inflation is affecting the market. Used car prices have…
Local
November 24

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 21, 2021.
Local
November 24

Wisconsin authorities identify body found 13 years ago

Authorities have identified the body of a woman found in Wisconsin 13 years ago, but are still investigating how she died.
Local
November 24

Charges upgraded to murder, manslaughter in death of Mankato infant

Charges against a Minnesota man accused of killing his 2-month-old child have been upgraded to murder and manslaughter, according to court documents.
Local
November 24

Man enters insanity plea in stabbing attack on Ohio Turnpike

A Wisconsin man is now pleading not guilty by reason of insanity in a stabbing attack that left one man dead and another injured at a service plaza on the Ohio Turnpike.
West Metro
November 24
Police are looking for this woman in connection with the shooting of a dog in Bloomington. The animal also was run over by a vehicle.

Bloomington police search for 2 people suspected of shooting dog in eye with BB gun

BB pellets hit the dog numerous times; one eye had to be removed.
Duluth
November 24
Life, no parole for gunman who killed man on Christmas Day in Hibbing

Life, no parole for gunman who killed man on Christmas Day in Hibbing

The shooting was an apparent bid to settle a score from a previous altercation, authorities said
Local
November 24
Ihsanullah Patan, left, a horticulturist and refugee from Afghanistan, sits for a portrait with Caroline Clarin, right, whom he worked with in Afghani

Minnesota farm couple work to rescue Afghans: 'They become our family'

The U.S. soldiers called them "Caroline's guys." They transformed farms in a war zone - risking their lives for the program she built, sharing her belief that something as simple as apple trees could change the world.
Business
November 24

Public nuisance laws in opioid cases give hope to both sides

A jury's finding this week that three major pharmacy chains are responsible for contributing to the scourge of opioid addiction in two Ohio counties may be just the beginning of a protracted legal battle that ultimately could leave the communities no better off.
Business
November 24
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches with the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, spacecraft onboard, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, from Space Launch

NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept

NASA launched a spacecraft Tuesday night on a mission to smash into an asteroid and test whether it would be possible to knock a speeding space rock off course if one were to threaten Earth.
November 24

Former Lakeville principal dies in Crow Wing County jail

Jerome Endicott was found unresponsive in his cell on Nov. 20.
Local
November 24

Pedestrian fatally struck in Fridley

The victim was walking on Old Central Avenue when he was hit by a semitrailer truck.