The Minneapolis City Council awarded the third-largest settlement in city history Friday to a woman who was severely burned from a flash-bang grenade used during a drug bust in 2010. Police didn’t find drugs or the man they were looking for.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
City of St. Paul expected to settle police brutality case for $400K
The St. Paul City Council Wednesday was expected to settle for $400,000 a case of police brutality filed by a mother and a son over an alleged incident at their home involving St. Paul police in October 2010. The settlement was the largest in a case of police brutality in the city's history.
Peavey Plaza's fate heads to City Council
The Minneapolis Zoning and Planning Committee voted 5-1 Thursday to override the city's Heritage Preservation Commission's objections and allow for the demolition of Peavey Plaza. The measure will go to the entire city council for a vote later this month. It is expected to pass.
St. Paul to use ranked voting for city council election
St. Paul voters will test the new system Tuesday that will allow voters to rank their choices for St. Paul City Council. The process is to ensure that a majority winner can be determined.
St. Anthony City Council rejects Islamic center plan
St. Anthony City Council members have rejected plans to locate an Islamic center in the basement of the former Medtronic headquarters off Old Hwy. 8. The proposed Abu-Huraira Islamic Center had been on hold for months after some residents objected to the center and city leaders studied whether city zoning would support the facility.
Farmington city administrator sets example, says no to pay raise
Farmington's city administrator says he's refusing a pay increase to his $113,000 salary, despite receiving a satisfactory job review by the city council. Dave McKnight says that a raise is "not appropriate" given a proposed city tax levy increase for next year and two unsettled union contracts. Council members think he's trying to lead by example.
St. Paul City Council clears way for noisy overnight light rail construction
Downtown St. Paul residents are bracing for some restless nights. The Pioneer Press the City Council is exempting light rail construction crews from after-hours noise laws. The Council is allowing only a limited number of noisy construction episodes after midnight.
Minneapolis gets $1M grant to re-hire firefighters
The federal government has awarded the City of Minneapolis $1.07 million to re-hire six firefighters who were laid off at the end of 2011. The city applied for the grant in February 2012. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants program is enough to pay for the positions for two years.
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