East Metro
May 13

Stillwater teen pulled from St. Croix River dies at hospital

He went into the water with others to help another teen who was struggling, the Sheriff's Office said.
Politics
May 13
Delegates recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the convention.

Minnesota Republicans endorse Kim Crockett for secretary of state

GOP delegates also endorsed Ryan Wilson for state auditor.
St. Paul
May 13
Sen. Tina Smith and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter check out the interior of an Evie all-electric community rideshare vehicle, Friday, May 13, 2022 in S

Twin Cities leaders say electric vehicle carshare is off to a promising start

Since the February debut of Evie, users have logged more than 9,000 trips.
Local
May 13
The Minnesota Department of Corrections is setting up a pilot program to operate tattoo parlors within prisons. The aim is to reduce the spread of hep

Department of Corrections to open tattoo parlor at Stillwater prison

Minnesota prisons are getting into the tattoo businesses
Traffic
May 13
Construction on Interstate 94 has limited traffic to two lanes in St. Paul,

MnDOT closes parts of I-94, Hwy. 36 and Cedar Avenue for weekend road work

Lane closures also impact drivers on Hwy. 10 in Anoka, I-94 in downtown St. Paul and Hwy. 55 in Eagan and Inver Grove Heights.
St. Paul
May 13
Tax credits will help remake a historic building into a new filmmakers laboratory.

FilmNorth expanding presence in St. Paul

Laboratory for filmmakers moving to larger facility and increasing capabilities in Creative Enterprise Zone.
St. Cloud
May 13
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Suit says Benton County elected official has failed to maintain residency, must be removed from office

The County Board wants the office to be declared vacant and allow a successor to be appointed.
Politics
May 13
A revenue department error meant the state didn’t collect enough taxes from some of its wealthiest residents for two straight years.

State error means wealthy Minnesotans owe more taxes

The state collected about $38M too little in 2019 and 2020 from some of its wealthiest taxpayers.
St. Paul
May 13
The century-old house at 1904 Princeton Av. was demolished Friday.

St. Paul home demolished after being deemed dangerous by city

A crew on Friday demolished a house in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood after efforts to save it failed.
Politics
May 13
Delegates recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the Minnesota State Republican Convention in Rochester.

Minnesota GOP cuts ties to LGBT Republican group, others

The move came in the leadup to the statewide convention in Rochester.
Don’t Miss
May 13
Map: 73 farmers markets to check out this summer in the Twin Cities area

Map: 73 farmers markets to check out this summer in the Twin Cities area

As the growing season slowly starts, look to Twin Cities area farmers markets.
Variety
May 13
Fear of bring stopped by police “is something I live every day,” says Adrian Davis, shown here leading a choral rehearsal for “Seven Last Words

Two years after George Floyd's death, 'Seven Last Words of the Unarmed' will ring out in Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra marks the moment with this piece by a Black composer who wrote it "as a catharsis" after a series of police killings.
Curious Minnesota
May 13
How the heck did Minnesota end up with a state muffin?

How the heck did Minnesota end up with a state muffin?

Students at a northern Minnesota elementary school received a civics lesson they'll never forget.
Local
May 13

Motorcyclist dies in crash on slick highway in western Minnesota

The wreck occurred about 8:15 p.m. Thursday near Benson.
Rochester
May 13

Motorcyclist killed, passenger badly hurt in collision with semi near Rochester

The crash occurred about 10 miles east of Rochester, the patrol said.
Sports
May 13
Rep. Zack Stephenson is a chief sponsor of the sports betting legislation.

Minnesota House votes to legalize sports betting, but obstacles remain

The measure is unlikely to move forward this session as key differences remain in proposals from the House and Senate.
fishing opener
May 13
Stocking walleyes in Minnesota: Where science meets the trophy shot

Stocking walleyes in Minnesota: Where science meets the trophy shot

This Minnesota Fishing Opener, here is a look at the life cycle of a stocked walleye, so key to a healthy population of the state's signature fish.
Stage & Arts
May 13
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The best way to start a world-class art collection? 'Listen to your mommy'

Mpls. Institute of Art puts the spotlight on two Twin Cities art lovers.
Politics
May 12
Paul Gazelka staffer Angel Zierden instructed volunteers where to hang the candidates signs and banners Thursday in Rochester as the stage was being p

Trump stays out of major Minn. races ahead of GOP convention

The former president has not made an endorsement in the race for governor or the open First District seat.
Minneapolis
May 12
The Minneapolis City Council agreed to pay $133,600 to former Minneapolis police officer Colleen Ryan, left, and $70,000 to former Deputy Chief Art Kn

Mpls. to pay $200K to settle complaints by former officers

Colleen Ryan alleged she was denied promotion because she's an openly gay woman, while former Deputy Chief Art Knight alleged his demotion was retaliatory.