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When jury selection for the trial of Derek Chauvin begins March 8, the twin-tower government building in Minneapolis will be closed to almost everyone, including the 2,500 people who normally work there.
In a letter to ticket holders, the team said it expects a limited number of fans at Target Field for the home opener April 8 against the Seattle Mariners.
Decision has implications for expected start of Derek Chauvin's trial Monday
Susan Cochrane channeled her own painful experiences as the child of a brutal divorce, violence and alcoholism into a career of uncommon compassion as a…
Noor wants court to overturn his third-degree murder conviction in death of Australian woman
Gov. Tim Walz will have the final word on the size of the crowds, and he must balance fans' desire for normalcy against public health concerns as COVID keeps its grip on Minnesota.
Businessman Brian Short fatally shot his wife, three children and himself in 2015
Burnsville upstart Arete will move in next month and stage summer event.
The shootings in Buffalo, Minn., are raising new concerns about how best to deal with irate patients vowing violence.
Husband, friend describe vibrant 37-year-old mom who was dedicated to her work as a healer.
In the late 1800s, the population of Minneapolis was booming and city engineers sought to create alphabetical and numerical street grids that could be reliably navigated.
Recent appeals court ruling in case of former MPD Officer Noor is cited
Noor was found guilty in the 2017 shooting death of an Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in her alley.
Leaders with the Senate and the Vikings oppose the proposal to move $130 million from stadium reserve to general fund.
Contingency fund will be tapped for $800,000 to address the problem; contractor Mortenson had sought $3.2 million to repair the leaky panels.
Mpls. negotiates deal to recoup $100K from operator of Target Center.
The trial was set for June 30 in the case against Chauvin and wife Kellie Chauvin.
About a dozen supporters of President Donald Trump who gathered for a "Freedom Fest" rally at the Minnesota State Capitol Saturday were vastly outnumbered by law enforcement.
Hours after 23-year-old Dolal Idd was laid to rest in a Burnsville cemetery, his mother and older sister gathered with female family members and friends at an Eden Prairie mosque to grieve.
In a rocky season, the Vikings couldn't even fall back on the fans. The team usually draws 700,000 per season, but this year they were allowed 700.
As a 5-year-old, Leah Ottman heard an instrument she liked while listening to her parents' classical music and told her mother she wanted to learn…
An identical billboard went up in New York's Times Square in October, and others are scheduled next month for Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Benson was one of three finalists for the job interviewed Tuesday.
The fund is expected to grow to $419 million by mid-2025, according to the budget forecast released this week by state economists.
ASM Global named John Drum to permanently oversee bookings and event operations at the $1.1. billion giant.
Legislator cites depressed sales tax collections in asking for aid from state.
Minneapolis has issued a warning, but the need for concern stretches throughout the Twin Cities and beyond.
Walz says Ikea foundation grant is a model for public-private sector cooperation.
Gabel released the numbers with little detail on how the U would address it.
Operators hope to help furloughed employees with food, housing and health care.
"Closing the final four home games to fans is the right decision to help protect our community," according to the team's statement, released this morning.
The moderate Republican, who represented western Hennepin County in Congress for 18 years, died of Parkinson's.
The trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd will be livestreamed because of a judge’s historic order Thursday…
Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao will start trial on March 8 in the downtown courthouse. The judge said he would allow cameras in the courtroom and will sequester the jury for safety.
Lawyer says element not proven in Mohamed Noor's 2019 trial.
Minneapolis turnout surpasses 2016 as line stretches four blocks in Farmington.
Walz responded that his priority is the health and safety of Minnesotans.
Johnson, a former legislator, twice ran unsuccessfully as the GOP-endorsed gubernatorial candidate.
Tom Heffelfinger, 19 ex-prosecutors sign letter saying president is abusing power.
He resigns early after nearly three decades on Hennepin County Board.
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.