Conspiracy theorists: rest easy. Those black helicopters can be explained. U.S. Special Operations Command has been in St. Paul for "routine urban-environment training," portions of which include St. Paul police, a spokesman says. Black Hawks and smaller Hughes 500s might be visible to some residents between 7 p.m. and midnight until Sept. 1. Exact times and locations are not being disclosed.
Minneapolis teen charged in carjacking, chase that left 2 dead
Two 16-year-olds died when the SUV they crashed in was split in half.
Minnesota woman who pointed gun at officer sentenced to 10 years in prison
The sheriff's deputy shot the woman multiple times in the incident.
Ex-cop Kueng sentenced to 3½ years in prison in killing of George Floyd
Kueng pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in October.
Effort to support flu-stricken boy who spent his birthday on ventilator
The 10-year-old has been on a ventilator after complications followed.
What's the latest on next week's major snowstorm system?
The storm is coming. It's just a matter of where the biggest snow totals occur.
School bus carrying 11 students in collision with pickup truck
No students were injured in the collision.
Twin Cities radio host Matt McNeil seriously injured in crash
A post on his social media account says he'll recover.
Marshalls in downtown Minneapolis to close its doors to shoppers
The company confirmed it will be open until mid-January.
Boys aged 12 and 14 arrested after fleeing police in stolen car
The two boys were charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.
Heavy snow brings multiple crashes to southern Minnesota roads
The snowfall is expected to end sometime Friday morning.
Helicopters buzzing Minneapolis part of training ops
Black helicopters buzzing low around Minneapolis and St. Paul have been raising eyebrows. But it's nothing to worry about, officials say. The U.S. Special Operations Command has been conducting routine urban-environment training in Minneapolis and Saint Paul since Aug. 19, supported by local police.
St. Paul suspension rates: 15 percent of black students, three percent of white students
A wide gap in suspensions from last year has the St. Paul school board calling for stricter goals for administrators. Black students make up one-third of district enrollment, while white students comprise one-quarter of the student body.
Huge fire in St. Paul's Midway neighborhood sends black plume into air
Black smoke was visible throughout the Twin Cities.
St. Paul approach to gangs emphasizing crime prevention over lockups
A new effort by St. Paul police has officers getting more involved in the lives of teen gang members to steer them away from trouble. To some critics the approach seems softer, but police - and some criminal justice experts - say it's smarter.
Cupcake's St. Paul plan hits roadblock over parking again
The Pioneer Press reports the St. Paul City Council voted to reject a plan for a popular Minneapolis bakery to open another location on Grand Avenue. City leaders say Cupcake needs to have 10 guaranteed parking spots to have a beer and wine license. And the bakery's owner says he would need such a license to afford to operate on Grand.
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