MPR News reports documents show that officials responded quickly to the disaster, but there were several communication issues that hindered their ability to inform residents as to what was going on.
Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion
Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.
Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.
St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide
The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.
Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington
Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.
Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot
Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.
Police: Truck burst into in flames after driver rammed Hutchinson squad car
The incident occurred Wednesday evening.
Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant
The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.
Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law
Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.
Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing
Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.
Authorities ID man who died during police standoff in Winsted
Warning: This story mentions suicide.
Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video
The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."
Concerns raised after communications outage during NE Minn. floods
A CenturyLink fiber-optic line break during last month's flooding that resulted in the loss of 911 emergency, landline, cell phone and Internet services has residents in the region concerned and frustrated. The Lake County News Chronicle reports that much of the county and the North Shore went without communications service for 13 hours after the break.
Safety officials investigate near-collision on Southwest flight from Twin Cities
The NTSB is investigating after a close call at a Chicago airport last month. Kare 11 reports a Southwest flight from the Twin Cities had landed and was taxiing toward its gate at Midway airport when a Learjet that had been cleared for takeoff nearly collided with it.
North Minneapolis homeowners still waiting on tax relief after tornado
Homeowners' latest tax statements don't reflect the reduced home values that city assessors promised, but officials say not to worry: They have to wait until the state of Minnesota declares north Minneapolis a disaster area. The real bill should show the reduced property values -- and lighter taxes.
Do the Twin Cities need 2 orchestras?
Both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra are in the middle of negotiating new contracts with musicians. Both face multi-million dollar deficits, and a quick resolution is unlikely. MPR explores issues at the heart of the question: Does the state need two world-class orchestras?
Tornado-damaged chimneys add risk for north Minneapolis residents
Minneapolis officials are warning north Minneapolis residents to be especially vigilant for chimney damage after last spring's tornado. Inspectors already found more than 200 damaged or blocked chimneys in the months since the storm. Officials say chimneys that don't vet properly can trap poisonous carbon monoxide.
Hundreds of trees to be replaced after fatal North Minneapolis tornado
The nonprofit group Tree Trust is helping residents replace the hundreds of trees destroyed by the storm. City inspectors are still working to determine how many homes remain unrepaired so they can help those homeowners before winter sets in.
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