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.
No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN
Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.
Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says
Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.
Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current
He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.
Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game
It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."
Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris
Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.
Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'
The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.
Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash
The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.
Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours
A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.
You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government
Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 18
Minnesota has reached 11,000 COVID-19 deaths.
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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