A new 'one-strike' policy requires deputies to check jail detainees every 30 minutes or face discipline. Since it started, fully one third of the adult detention deputies were reprimanded.
LIVE UPDATES: Dangerous storms move through Twin Cities
We'll have live updates as the storms move through the metro.
Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
The watch will remain in place until midnight.
Wild fox in Minnesota tests positive for highly contagious avian flu
This is the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a wild mammal in the state, the Department of Natural Resources said.
New COVID-19 testing site in St. Paul; 3 others to close as cases rise
Testing sites in Stillwater, Hutchinson, and St. Paul are closing as part of moves to adjust testing resources.
Charges: South St. Paul teen killed during apparent marijuana sale
The individual accused of killing Skelley is a 17-year-old from St. Paul.
Anthony Edwards among NBA stars in Adam Sandler's Netflix film, 'Hustle'
The Timberwolves point guard stars alongside other NBA players LeBron James, Trae Young, Juancho Hernangomez and more.
Armed man found barricaded inside Brooklyn Park home, negotiators on scene
An active police presence remains in the area as negotiators speak with the suspect.
17-year-old South St. Paul homicide victim is identified
The medical examiner determined that Skelley died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Tornado watch issued in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska
Severe storms are expected to push into southwest Minnesota this afternoon.
Korean chicken chain Bonchon's 6th MN location set to open
The South Korean-based franchise has steadily increased its presence across the country.
Hennepin County Board approves new policy banning OccupyMN camp-out
While the policy doesn't officially go into effect until next week, the Southwest Journal reports sheriff's deputies were ordered to take down signs and personal items that were left unattended at Government Plaza.
Hennepin County to vote on new policy that would force out protesters
The Hennepin County Board will vote on a new policy on the public's use of government grounds on Tuesday. Under the policy, no one would be allowed to sleep outside the government center or tape up posters or signs.
Family sues Olmsted County over jail inmate's death
The lawsuit claims jail staff prescribed a lethal dose of methadone for Cody Laganiere in 2010. The coroner's report found that the methadone was one of the factors that contributed to an accidental death. In the last year Olmsted County has settled three wrongful death lawsuits involving jail inmates.
Rybak and policy director disagree on...policy
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's policy director, Peter Wagenius, is running for a vacant state Senate seat and slammed stadium subsidies in a campaign statement Friday. Rybak initially opposed taxes or casinos as a stadium funding source, but has since proposed a citywide sales tax for a Vikings stadium in Minneapolis.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers aim to show policy a lesson
The school district's proposed policy is a response to accusations of harboring anti-gay sentiment. The measure would bar teachers from taking a stance on "controversial topics." The language of the policy is similar to the district's current one, which has some teachers calling the effort "redundant" and "unnecessary."
2 students hurt after tree branch falls on them during field trip in Olmsted County
Police say the class from Willow Creek Middle School was on a field trip at Oxbow Park in Byron when strong winds caused a tree branch to fall on them. The Post Bulletin reports one of the students was pinned under the tree limb for a short time.
More than two dozen arrested in Olmsted County warrant sweep
Authorities arrested 25 of Southeast Minnesota's most violent criminals. The warrants were for a number of violent offenses, including drive-by-shootings and drug sales. Nine government agencies, including the U.S. Marshall Service, helped make the arrests.
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