Homelessness is rising in Twin Cities suburbs, officials say. It's more pervasive in Anoka County than in Hennepin County, but harder to detect, the Star Tribune reports. Some suburban homeless adults have steady jobs, but have been hit by foreclosure.
Footloose! Duluth scraps Prohibition-era ban on unlicensed dancing
Establishments had to have a license to allow the public to dance.
2 armed suspects rob victim at U of M concert hall
The two suspects pointed guns at the victim.
Nine police agencies called in for crowd control after 2 shot in West St. Paul
Police say a large group "attempted to take control" of part of the crime scene.
Brooklyn Center approves $1.3M public safety budget, including policing reforms
The city will use some money from the police department for the new programs.
Snow impacting morning commute across southern Minnesota
A quick inch could make a bit of a mess on the roads.
Minnesota United star allegedly hit teen with gun in Argentina
The 26-year-old could face charges in Argentina.
Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator
The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.
Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights
Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade
Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning
The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.
1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue
The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.
Metro foreclosures expected to jump
Despite a drop in foreclosures in the Twin Cities last year, 2012 will not likely be the year that the housing crisis winds down. The Star Tribune reports that a moratorium on processing new foreclosures has ended, which will likely increase the number of local foreclosures processed in the coming year.
Air conditioner thefts on rise, but not because of rise in heat
The heat apparently has little to do with the increase in air conditioner thefts in the metro area this spring. WCCO-TV reports that AC units are being looted for the copper and aluminum components contained within. Since Jan. 1, more than 100 units have been reported stolen, with more than 15 looted in May alone.
Peavey Plaza closed as city seeks homeless solutions; arrests up 300%
Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis will be temporarily closed for cleaning and maintenance as the city attempts to manage a homeless population that calls Peavey home. The plaza has been the center of controversy as the city plans to tear it down and build a new one.
Apartment boom spreads into suburbs
Renting outside Minneapolis and St. Paul has largely been limited to housing built decades ago, but experts say the suburbs are ripe for a new wave of apartment development. It's a trend driven by a fundamental shift in attitudes toward renting plus a growing appetite housing with urban perks.
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