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State Supreme Court OKs cameras in courtrooms in some cases
Minn. decision, which has stipulations, makes a pilot project permanent.
Man shot, killed during Hmong festival at Como Regional Park
A man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in the midst of a crowded festival at Como Regional Park in St. Paul. The shooting took…
Dozens protest fatal police shooting in north Minneapolis
Rally outside Fourth Precinct came a week after police shot and killed Thurman Blevins.
High heat warning issued for Twin Cities and surrounding area today
Combined heat and humidity will make it feel hotter than 100 degrees.
Body of northern Minnesota man last seen on Sunday is found in St. Louis County lake
The body of a St. Louis County man who was last seen on Sunday was pulled from Silver Lake in Biwabik Township on Thursday evening,…
80 join north Minneapolis protest of Blevins shooting
"This has to stop," said his brother, Joseph Blevins, who was among the family members who spoke.
North Minneapolis woman who died of fire injuries is identified
The 55-year-old's death was the third fire fatality so far this year in Minneapolis.
Man dies after getting shot in car, crashing into parked vehicle in Mpls.
It happened near the scene of an earlier fatal police shooting, but officials say the two are not connected.
Man 'gravely' wounded in Minneapolis shooting, police say
No arrests have been made and police are canvassing the area, a spokesman said.
Juvenile drowns in swimming area at Buffalo River State Park in northwestern Minnesota
The person was pulled from the water shortly after 4 p.m., but lifesaving measures were not successful, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said.
One killed, one injured when their motorcycle crashes with semi in Bloomington
A 65-year-old man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed with a semitrailer truck in Bloomington.
Case of missing Brooklyn Park girl leads to child protection probe
The girl was found safe, but family's Brooklyn Park home was deemed unfit and authorities removed three other children from the home. Authorities also are investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy at the home last February.
Stories of immigrants and refugees captured in a mural at Mpls. City Hall
The stories of 10 immigrants and refugees from Latin America were unveiled Monday at Minneapolis City Hall.But instead of words, their journeys and experiences have…
'Need to Impeach' leader brings his message to Twin Cities
Tom Steyer is spending millions on anti-Trump campaign.
Letter with suspicious material found at FAA Mpls. office; 4 treated
Authorities have released few details about the incident.
Two teens injured in boating accident; 13-year-old driver's inexperience cited
The boat's driver was 13; his father was cited for allowing the boat to be illegally operated.
Woman critically hurt after being hit by light-rail trains in St. Paul
She was trying to cross University Avenue at Snelling Avenue in St. Paul against the stoplight, a Metro Transit spokesman said.
Man who crashed into State Patrol vehicle in Lakeville dies
Wesley Paul Briggs, 29, of Lakeville, died at North Memorial Medical Center.
La Crescent couple die on Iceland fly fishing vacation
La Crescent couple swept away in lake in Iceland.
Diana Murphy, Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, dies at 84
Murphy was a tireless advocate for education, champion for women lawyers and judges and a civic powerhouse.
Dozens protest 'Bulletproof' police training at Mall of America
Foes say it fosters a violent mentality; some agencies no longer send officers to training.
Some law enforcement pull out of controversial 'Bulletproof' training course
"Bulletproof Warrior" came under scrutiny after a police officer fatally shot Philando Castile.
Trooper hurt when car slams into his SUV head-on near Lakeville
Driver lost control of car on I-35, hit trooper's SUV.
Fertilizer giant Mosaic moving its headquarters to Florida
Now based in Plymouth, company officials did not say how many employees would be affected.
Byron woman killed when two cars collide in Olmsted County
A woman and two boys, ages 2 and 3, in the other car were taken to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Blaine school bus driver accused of texting while driving, looking up jokes on her phone
Charges say she also talked about her personal life and gave students "an inappropriate life lesson."
One dead in 'domestic disturbance' in Garfield, Minn.
The dead person was one of four people in the home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.
Man pleads guilty to murder and crime spree that terrorized Mendota Heights residents
As part of the plea, Lucifer Nguyen will spend a minimum of 30 years in prison.
2018: Minnesota's teacher of the year wants to show that 'every kid matters'
Holstine was named Minnesota's 2018 Teacher of the Year on Sunday and recalled the fifth-grade teacher who helped turn her life around.
6 shot at Little Earth housing complex in Minneapolis
One of the victims was a juvenile. All went to HCMC, and their injuries were not life-threatening.
Interior Department renews leases for Twin Metals mine project
The possibility of copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park moved an incremental step closer to reality.
Missing 9-year-old boy in north Minneapolis found safe
A missing 9-year-old boy was found safe Tuesday night in north Minneapolis. K’dion Williams had been last seen about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nellie Stone…
Designs for lengthy Hennepin Avenue reconstruction take shape
The $20 million reconstruction project will be underway for four years.
Late-night fire closes Loring Station post office in downtown Minneapolis
Station will be closed during repairs.
Minneapolis' Earth Day Clean Up is postponed until May 12
With temperatures still a dozen degrees below normal and several inches of snow still blanketing the ground, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has postponed…
Eagan foster mom, boyfriend charged in death of 3-year-old boy
The criminal complaints detail gruesome injuries to the 3-year-old child.
Sun Country passengers irate after airline leaves them in Mexico, citing end of season
Airline issuing refunds but says it can't divert flights.
'Memory keepers' gather in St. Paul to honor those lost to the Holocaust
More than 600 attended a Holocaust remembrance service at Mount Zion.
Mark Haase challenging Mike Freeman for Hennepin County attorney's job
Mark Haase says it's time for innovation in criminal justice system.
Man arrested in murder of former Minnesota woman in Arizona
Police said they "never stopped investigating" Allison Feldman's murder.
Cold and snow wreaking havoc with spring sports schedules
Despite temperatures in the mid-30s, the golf balls flew as students from Benilde-St. Margaret's gathered Monday afternoon for boys' golf team practice."Just set up every…
St. Paul church says its First Amendment rights are at stake, sues city
First Lutheran says its First Amendment rights are being violated with restrictions on how it can help the poor.
Minnehaha Academy neighbors angry they didn't have part in rebuild
School officials and representatives of the firms that will build and design the new facility held a community meeting and open house at the school's elementary and middle-school campus Wednesday.
Minnesotans discuss King's 'Mountaintop' speech
On the eve of Martin Luther King’s death and the anniversary of the day he delivered his “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech in Memphis,…
Twin Cities roads slippery as snow expected to fall much of the day
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported more than 25 crashes on state and interstate highways — just in the metro area between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday.
Alleged dealer charged with murder after OD death of Carver County woman
A young woman from Watertown, Minn., died last week of a fentanyl overdose and a 29-year-old man who allegedly supplied her with the drug has been arrested.
A police cat, straightened out Weisman and water 'flights' for dogs? Chalk it up to April Fools' Day
Would you believe a police cat or poolside view of planes landing?
Smith's first bill as senator aims to cut high drug costs, close loophole
In her first piece of stand-alone legislation, Sen. Tina Smith has introduced a bill to close a loophole that allows major drug companies to "pay to delay" bringing more affordable generic drugs to market.
Missing elderly Paynesville couple found dead in vehicle
The couple's adult grandson, who lived with them, was taken into custody in Kandiyohi County.
Rosemount woman sentenced for stealing from Eastview High School party fund
Jill Lynn Fiedler, 38, received 90 days in jail and five years of probation after she stole the $8,727.
Cries of 'justice for all' at vigil for Justine Damond
About 75 community activists and residents of the neighborhood gathered to say their fight is not over.
Report calling Minneapolis third-most expensive U.S. city leaves out house prices
The Economist magazine says only New York and Los Angeles are more expensive.
Man hit by car in Uptown Minneapolis has 'very significant injuries'
The driver of the car, trying to turn onto Lagoon from James Avenue S., is cooperating with police.
Patrick Henry High was locked down after report of gunman inside
A person with a gun was seen stepping off a city bus nearby.The suspect was seen on surveillance video leaving the school and remained at large. No one was arrested.
Woman who died in St. Cloud fire is ID'd
Authorities said the fire was started by a cigarette.
Feds' work with St. Anthony police will continue, but differently
Federal help, which was prompted by a fatal 2016 shooting, will run through August.
Student arrested in Orono schools threat that prompted lockdown
An online threat had students barricaded in their classrooms for hours, with desks and chairs blocking the doors.
Fareway chicken salad may be contaminated with salmonella
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has warned people who bought deli chicken salad at any of the six Fareway Foods grocery stores in southern Minnesota…
Victim's attorney decries lack of charges against driver in fatal St. Paul crash
Lawyer for driver, who has been found to have brain cancer, has sharp response.
St. Paul's Wild Onion closing; space to become a Red Rabbit restaurant
The timing was right as Italian-themed restaurant sought a second location.
Klobuchar seeks more resources to fight flu amid deadly outbreak
So far in Minnesota this flu season, more than 3,800 influenza-related hospitalizations have been reported, and the season is only half over, Klobuchar said. For the entire previous flu season, the total was 3,700.
St. Paul's Como Zoo schedules dates to accommodate visitors with autism and sensory disabilities
Early-open dates will allow people with autism to visit before the doors open to the general public.
Police: Man who fired shots from car in Brooklyn Center shot self
Police said the man was hospitalized in critical condition.
Latvian computer hacker who targeted startribune.com pleads guilty
He admitted making up to $250,000 in the scam.
Interfaith event at Bloomington mosque decries anti-Muslim rhetoric
They urged everyone to participate fully in political process.
8-year-old boy hit by snowmobiler on Chisago Lake dies
Alan Geisenkoetter, 8, "got his angel wings today," his mother said.
Man killed in officer-involved shooting in St. James
A man who fled authorities in a stolen vehicle was killed Wednesday afternoon in an officer-involved shooting in St. James, Minn., about two hours southwest…
Appeals Court sides with city of Burnsville over mobile home park inspections
City has changed rules for mobile home parks, but said ruling was a victory.
Igloo rises while temperatures fall in Minneapolis front yard
The below-zero cold doesn't matter much when there's a colorful ice-block igloo to be built in the neighborhood. At least it's not too warm.Martha Palm,…
Shelters work overtime to protect homeless from dangerous Minnesota cold
After a slight warmup Thursday, weekend high temperatures will be below zero.
Freeman defends time being taken on Damond death investigation
"There is good reason to take real care in our review," the Hennepin County attorney said in a statement.
Justine Damond's father 'deeply concerned' about work of BCA
In Australia, John Ruszczyk had some biting words about the "integrity" of the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the "gaps" in its investigation.
Cyclists remember man killed in hit-and-run as police announce arrests
Dozens of cyclists turned out to remember a St. Paul restaurant worker killed in a hit-and-run crash.
CEO: 'Multiple allegations' were made over long time period against Keillor
American Public Media CEO's comments came in a closed staff meeting, according to report.
University of Minnesota police investigating dead body on campus
The investigation was taking place at the Mechanical Engineering building on the East Bank campus in Minneapolis.