CEO Arthur Gonzalez has left Hennepin County Healthcare System to take the top job at a public health system in Denver, the Star Tribune reports. He came to the organization in 2009. It operates Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis and nine other clinics in the west metro area. Board Chairman David Jones will take over as interim CEO.
Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months
James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.
Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances
Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.
Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol
The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.
Reservation holders at Gavin Kaysen's new restaurant asked to rebook after mishap
Mara opens next month in the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis.
Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud
Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.
Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers
The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.
St. Cloud man fires shot at police in hours-long standoff, surrenders
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 37, was arrested just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after he surrendered.
Beloved small town MN baseball field destroyed by severe storm
The mid-May storm system blasted the area with 90+ mph winds.
Woman, 32, killed in crash with dump truck west of Twin Cities
The dump truck driver was unharmed.
Minneapolis business leaders unveil big new vision for downtown
The Star Tribune takes an early look at what the city calls Downtown 2025. The plan calls for doubling the number of residents (by leveling the Metrodome and converting the site into a neighborhood, a plan that conflicts with the mayor's vision). The proposal also aims to create a "stadium district," revitalize Nicollet Mall and end homelessness, among other goals. But a big vision comes with a hefty price tag, of course: $2 billion.
Silent killer: Parents urged to be vigilant to prevent child drownings
Six people have drowned in Hennepin County this year, and there have been 14 near drownings. Officials say many parents just are not watching their children – and it only takes a moment for a child to slip quietly under the water. They urge moms and dads to put down books and cell phones at the beach.
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