A possible hate crime marred a celebration honoring an openly gay, Evangelical Lutheran pastor from St. Paul in Saturday night. After an event honoring Pastor Anita C. Hill for being appointed to a prominent leadership role to fight discrimination, an attendee noticed the back window of his vehicle was smashed, apparently by a golf ball that lay in the back seat.
Ramen bar announced for upcoming Eat Street Crossing food hall
The restaurant roster is filling up at Eat Street Crossing.
Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis
It's the 70th homicide in Minneapolis this year.
Minneapolis police, city employees clear out Near North encampment
This comes as colder weather moves through the state.
New T.J. Maxx to open in the Twin Cities this month
Opening day will kick off with extended hours.
Sports bar reduces hours, owners cite "pandemic of work ethic"
The owners shared the news on Facebook this week.
Former Hennepin County commissioner arrested for DWI
The 61-year-old was being held in Hennepin County Jail as of Thursday morning.
Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities
Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.
Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises
The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.
Feds: Militia sympathizer had machine gun, grenade launcher in 'hidden room'
A confidential informant tipped off investigators.
Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level
By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.
Rural Lutheran pastor goes to trial on felony sex charges
A former Lutheran pastor from Gibbon goes to trial in Sibley Co., on accusations he had inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old girl. He's also accused of stalking and accessing the girl's email.
Feds investigate possible food stamp fraud at St. Paul shelters
Authorities believe they have uncovered a scam in which a man bought food stamp cards at half their value from dozens of homeless-shelter residents in the St. Paul area and then redeemed them at two grocery stores, the Star Tribune reports.
Spike in crime prompts St. Paul police to ramp up patrols
KSTP-TV reports burglaries are up 10 percent compared to last year. There have also been more reports of prostitution and disorderly conduct.
St. Paul police chief suspends crime lab drug testing
Drug testing is being temporarily suspended in the St. Paul Police Department crime lab, MPR reports. The action comes after a Dakota County court hearing this week when two crime lab workers and the director of the lab said the lab does not follow any written procedures for drug testing and does not document most of the steps they take when testing evidence for illegal drugs.
Minnesota crime labs under scrutiny after St. Paul issues
Minnesota public defenders have decided to review cases involving at least 18 other crime labs after problems were revealed at the St. Paul facility, the Pioneer Press reports. State Public Defender John Stuart said, "The way the [St. Paul] lab was operating regarding drugs raises questions about whether they have proper procedures or validation for fingerprints or ballistics or testing paint chips."
St. Paul investigates video of police brutality, man kicked in head charged
A video showing a St. Paul police officer kicking a suspect lying on the sidewalk has sparked a police brutality investigation. Mayor Chris Coleman says the video raises serious questions and says he spoke with Police Chief Thomas Smith, who then launched the investigation.
Pastor works up sweat in pulpit after thieves destroy church AC
Pastor Darrell Geddes could be excused if he found it a little tough to preach about tolerance and rising above adversity after a thief destroyed the $100,000 air conditioning unit at Christ Church International, KSTP reports. It left a sweltering sanctuary during the hottest start to July in a century.
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