American Indian children in Minnesota are 14 times more likely to be placed in foster care than white children. MPR says that trend has caused the White Earth band of Ojibwe- the state’s largest tribe- to monitor child welfare duties.
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."
Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host
She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.
Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure
The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.
Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility
The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.
Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.
The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.
Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer
Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.
Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M
The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.
Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy
Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.
North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement
Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.
Northern Minn. couple gives up foster care license after own child finds gun
The Minnesota Department of Human Services says an Iron Range couple voluntarily surrender their child foster care license after one of their own children found a gun in a family vehicle. The department's "statement of final agency decision" says Tony and Shannon Hautala of Mountain Iron surrendered their license -- one of two child foster care licenses lost in the area in recent weeks.
Friends pay tribute as Dakota leader Stanley Crooks is laid to rest
For twenty years Crooks was the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux tribe. He helped shape the direction of the band as it became one of the wealthiest in the nation, urging his fellow tribesmen to share their excess with others. One says he ranks alongside Sitting Bull and Red Cloud among the greatest Indian leaders.
Two Harbors foster parents lose license after spanking
A Two Harbors foster mother spanked a foster child in violation of state rules, and she and her husband, a Lutheran pastor, lost their foster care license, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. They plan to appeal.
Trend in parents skipping children's vaccines has health officials worrying about outbreak
The Associated Press says more skeptical parents are opting out of vaccinating their children, and health officials worry that could lead to a resurgence in illnesses they once considered defeated. The AP report says Minnesota has the third highest exemption rate in the country, with 6.5 percent of parents opting out.
Tribal officers revive old skill to help track down those lost in woods
White Earth tribal conservation officers are reviving "man tracking," the ancient skill of following someone's path through the wilderness. They say it can make life-saving manhunts much more efficient and effective.
Defying trends, new home construction booming in Plymouth
New housing construction in Plymouth is bucking the national trend. KSTP reports permits for single-family homes there are up 128 percent. City officials credit pent-up demand and the desirable Wayzata school district.
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