1. Disturbances involving fireworks aimed at people and gunfire erupt in Minneapolis as July 4 ended: Many disturbances involving large groups of people setting off fireworks — at times targeting civilians, and police or their vehicles — erupted after dark in various locations around Minneapolis on July 4th and into early Wednesday despite efforts by city officials ahead of time to prevent such mayhem. Read more.
  2. Bodies found of three missing swimmers in Vermillion River near Red Wing: Authorities have found the bodies of two adults and one girl who slipped under the Vermillion River while swimming Monday night. Read more.
  3. Fairview psych unit uses calming approach to help ease Minnesota's psychiatric bed crisis: Fairview leaders provided a rare look inside their EmPATH unit along with key statistics to support their investment. About 45% of psychiatric patients in the Southdale ER ended up in inpatient beds two years ago, but that rate declined to 18% by re-routing as many of them as possible to EmPATH. Read more.
  4. Somali dads, imams try to curb late-night Dinkytown disorder: For weeks, teens have been shooting fireworks at one another in the street beneath a live police camera. Read more.
  5. Minneapolis police officer who pepper-sprayed reporter during 2020 unrest was on path to be fired: Former Chief Arradondo moved to terminate Sgt. Ron Stenerson in 2021, but he remained on the job due to his military veteran status. Stenerson later resigned. Read more.
  6. Luxury spa getaways in the Midwest are closer than you think: Minnesota and Wisconsin offer delightful spas and hotels where pampering, naps and quiet reign. Read more.

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At $3 million, a lakefront penthouse is the most expensive listing in Duluth in decades: Million-dollar homes — both luxury condos and historic mansions — are becoming more common in Duluth. Most of the single-level condos in this new complex are about 2,700 square feet and cost $1.6 million. The penthouse, with 360-degree views, is 3,500 square feet. Read more.


How one chance turned into a dream for Minnesota Aurora standout Maya Hansen: Growing up in Burnsville, Hansen didn't have a women's team like Aurora to follow. Now she's a big part of Aurora's success and paying it forward to the next generation. Read more.

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