A U.S. District Judge has ruled that a Wisconsin man's freedom of speech does not allow him to wander the grounds of the Twin Cities Pride festival distributing Bibles. The court says he can hand out the Bibles from a booth just outside the festival. The Center for Religious Expression is considering an appeal.
Twin Cities liquor store worker offers shoes off her feet to unhoused man
The man asked for boxes to use as makeshift shoes before the woman offered hers.
St. Paul PD releases footage showing fatal police shooting of Howard Johnson
The 24-year-old died after being shot by a St. Paul officer Monday night.
Minnesota's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Dec. 6
Minnesota's weekly COVID data has been released.
Want to buy a hotel? Minneapolis' biggest is going up for auction
The building is in foreclosure.
22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder
The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.
Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota
The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.
Police: Person hospitalized after alleged suicide attempt in jail
The incident happened Wednesday morning.
Cop who pepper-sprayed downtown protesters received $150K payout
Samantha Belcourt said she "feared for her life."
Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location
The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.
Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind
Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.
Gay Pride Festival celebrates 40th anniversary this weekend
Participants in the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival have an extra reason to celebrate this weekend when the event turns 40. The two-day festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday, is the third largest Gay Pride event in the nation. A spokesperson estimates 350,000 people from all over the state will attend.
Evangelist sues for more access to Twin Cities Pride festival
A Wisconsin man who wants to distribute Bibles at the event is suing after festival organizers restricted him to an area away from the action.
Marriage amendment issue looms at Twin Cities Pride festival
Even though the vote isn't until November,discussions about the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage were at the forefront of the 40th annual Twin Cities Pride festival Saturday in Minneapolis. Those against the amendment are using Pride as a way to grow support their cause.
Court overrules Goodhue County plan to block wind farm
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned a Goodhue County ordinance that would have prevented construction of a 50-turbine wind farm. But the project remains on hold until the developer comes up with a plan to protect eagles and other birds.
Hand-drawn Bible completed, to go on display in Minneapolis
The St. John's Bible was commissioned by monks at St. John's Abbey and University in Collegeville. Officials estimate it cost about $8 million to complete.
Minnesota Supreme Court won't block wolf hunt
Without comment, the Minnesota Supreme Court on Friday rejected an effort by two groups – Center for Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves – to block the state's wolf hunting season, which begins Nov. 3, the Associated Press reports. The state plans to let hunters and trappers kill 400 wolves out of an estimated population of about 3,000.
U.S. court nixes Minnesota campaign finance law
A divided U.S. Court of Appeals ruled a Minnesota law requiring corporations to report their "independent expenditures" has a chilling effect on political free speech. Those contributions are made to support or oppose a particular cause but not controlled by a candidate. The court says the reporting requirements set up burdens that are "most likely unconstitutional."
Fire at Renaissance Festival burns down chicken shack, scorches food vendors
Multiple fire departments converged on the festival in Shakopee Friday morning after a fire reportedly started in a chicken shack. Fox 9 says the fire affected about six booths before firefighters got it under control. KSTP reports the festival will be open as usual this weekend.
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