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Frequent candidate has a history of legal trouble; she's running against Justice Thissen.
Bogdan Vechirko faces one felony and one misdemeanor count in Hennepin County.
Five home games remain in the Minnesota Vikings' 2020 season, and the team is still hoping to bring fans into U.S. Bank Stadium — if they can get the go-ahead from the governor.
Defense wants to admit video from his May 2019 arrest by Mpls. police.
Minneapolis sports officials made a pitch for the 2023 wrestling tournament after the 2020 event, which was expected to bring 40,000 fans to town, was canceled by the pandemic.
Defense claims Floyd has been falsely portrayed as a "law-abiding" victim in fear for his life.
New motion in Floyd case provides additional basis for extended sentences for four former MPD officers.
Charles Adams III, 40, started with the Twins on Monday, calling the job a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." Matt Hoy, the Twins' senior vice president for operations, announced the hire Thursday. Adams will continue to coach.
Flatlander crews found terrain, altitude challenging in Western mission.
Two men have been charged after police arrested them in the middle of a west Bloomington home invasion and robbery on Sept. 20. Robert Gabrio,…
Choi sent notice in May that he was concerned about the lack of diversity on the panel.
New hotel is long-planned component of the NFL team's new home campus
State Public Defender Bill Ward recommended against reappointing Mary Moriarty because of her "inability to work" with others. The full Board of Public Defense is expected to vote at a meeting beginning at noon.
Doris Ohlsen Huspeni paused her college studies for marriage and children in 1949 after meeting her husband in a German language class at the University…
Judge Kevin Burke turned 70 on Sept. 17, hitting the mandatory retirement age.
The court needed "the best voice we could get for rural Minnesota — and we got the best voice for all of Minnesota," former Gov. Arne Carlson said.
The pandemic put a big wet blanket on not only the pregame activities but the energy inside the 66,000-seat stadium where fans are banned for at least the first two home games.
Protesters gathered as attorneys argued key issues including whether the trial should be moved out of the county, whether the defendants should be tried in one trial or separately, and how jurors will be selected.
It was an extraordinarily unsettling midday scene outside Hennepin County's Family Justice Center.
It may be one of the most spirited NFL rivalries, but the Vikings-Green Bay border battle Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium will be remarkably subdued regardless of the action
Defendant testified that a drug dealer he knew was the actual killer.
How he contracted COVID-19 is likely to remain a mystery, his mother said.
Charges came after he was charged in the killing of George Floyd
Larry Foster claims he was a victim, too, as trial enters its third week.
Five children, two adults were on a bike ride when they stopped on Boom Island
Thomas Lane's life, viewed through the lens of those who knew him, shows a quiet man challenged at times with personal struggles, yet driven by his desire to wear a badge.
Motion says former officer acted professionally and showed care in his actions.
Settlement related to 2016 case was reached in early March.
About 60% of Vikings season-ticket holders took up the team's offer of skipping the season, according to the team, which announced its decision for September games vs. Green Bay and Tennessee.
Vikings officials are hoping to get thousands of their fans into U.S. Bank Stadium, although that's not likely for the home opener Sept. 13 against the Green Bay Packers.
City leaders want to rein in the loosely regulated system, saying some officers work exceptionally long hours, raising concerns about liability and health.
Firefighters weren't able to say what caused the fire. There were no reports of injury.
The team owners expect to have 261 units on the market.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the two officers who fired reasonably believed they and Kobe Dimock-Heisler's grandmother were in "danger of death or great bodily harm" when they fired six shots.
For a few fans, just being close to the home opener was worth the trip.
Barnette takes the helm at an unprecedented moment for Hennepin County
Juror information is typically released soon after a verdict; judge worries about privacy.
Johnny Benson wasn't charged with any crimes. But he's still out of a job. "I didn't do anything wrong. I'm embarrassed and humiliated," said the grandson of legendary former St. John's football coach John Gagliardi.
In his fatal encounter with Minneapolis police, George Floyd used the word "please" nearly five dozen times, according to newly released transcripts of police body camera footage.
Visitors should bring their own masks to wear while in any of the state's 105 court facilities.
Court will review George Jensen's mental status in six months
In the weeks since George Floyd died after being pinned by since-fired Minneapolis police officers, activists and some City Council members have called for defunding,…
As of today, the four-year-old stadium has nothing but football on the schedule. Even if the NFL season goes ahead, it's unlikely to include stadiums full of fans.
Jennifer DeCubellis had been CEO of Hennepin Healthcare, the sprawling system that operates the county's flagship trauma hospital and clinics, for two weeks when COVID-19…
Peter Cahill has experience in high-profile trials. and was the top adviser to Sen. Amy Klobuchar when she was county attorney.
Several Minneapolis police officers issued a public letter condemning the killing of George Floyd, embracing Chief Medaria Arradondo and seeking to work toward regaining public trust. The letter begins, "Dear Everyone — but especially Minneapolis citizens," and claims to represent how the "vast majority" of Minneapolis police officers feel at this moment.
The trial was part of a rolling restart for district court trials following the pandemic pause.
Johnson endured stage IV cancer for six years, kept working.
Agreement by 9 of 12 current council members is a tiny step in what could be a long process.
And at the area where Floyd was pinned under an officer's knee, flowers and a mural now memorialize him.
Homeward Bound employee's case reinstated, returns to district court.
The county is working with insurance adjusters but doesn't yet have a damage estimate for the buildings or a timeline for reopening.
Civil rights lawyers say uniform national response needed for victims of racial violence
Civil rights leaders held separate south Minneapolis events near crime scene.
As Minnesotans marked the official start of summer, the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care climbed to a record high of 248 with the largest increase in a single day.
The number of ICU cases rose 20 percent to 248, the Minnesota Department of Health said. Of the 12 who died, 10 were in long-term care facilities, and all were at older than 60.
Although the COVID-19 infection peak in Minnesota is expected in July, the threat of contagion killed this year's event, which draws hundreds of thousands from around the state.
Fair officials declined to comment, while vendors remain nervous about their chances.
The state's tribes argued that the single button on e-pulltabs made them similar to slot machines.
Bill also would allow sales in the front lawn park and at Walker Sculpture Garden, Boom Island on occasion.
St. Paul ministers say superintendent has failed.
In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that a guest's presence at a hotel is potentially sensitive and shouldn't be wide open for law enforcement.
Carole Kenny, 87, tested positive for the virus just before her husband died. She has been without her family in the hospital and a care facility ever since, riding out the viral-driven delirium and her grief alone.
Current, most optimistic plan has students returning to campus.
An-end-of-year deadline set by Congress to spend all the money is setting up clashes not just between parties but among state, county and city leaders scrambling to meet the ballooning costs of the pandemic at the same time that their tax revenues are plunging.
Commissioners said at Thursday briefing that they need to use federal funds to help while the state waits.
The state will review the arrangement with Hennepin County at the end of the year.
If the State Fair is held as usual, General Manager Jerry Hammer said, it won't be done with restrictions.
Hennepin County also set up a $2 million relief fund for small businesses.
Skeleton crews watch, wait, hope for return of events, athletic seasons.
Plants will be donated to community gardens and spaces.
The Ramsey County Board is expected to take action next week on a similar proposal.
Access ruling reverses decisions of two lower courts.
Concern was expressed that the county may have to dip into its general fund, made up of property tax dollars, to cover pandemic expenses.
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson established NorthStar Neighbor last weekend.