Hennepin County officials say they had to keep details of a new service center quiet until the property deal was complete. But neighbors on Minneapolis' North Side insist they should have gotten a chance to weight in.
St. Paul man pleads guilty in illegal firearms conspiracy
One of the guns Gabriel Lee Young-Duncan obtained was used in a deadly St. Paul shooting last year.
Historic locomotives to roll into St. Paul for Train Days
The festival at the Union Depot returns June 4-5.
Tornadoes, large hail, damaging wind possible in Sunday/Monday storms
The Twin Cities is among the areas that could get hit.
Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school
The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."
The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47
Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.
82-year-old Independence man dies in golf cart accident
Few details are known about the incident.
Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'
The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.
APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio
MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.
The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN
The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.
Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman
The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.
What's open and closed in Minnesota on Memorial Day 2022
A guide to Memorial Day weekend 2022.
Secret Service investigates New Ulm council candidate
In a letter sent to President Barack Obama, Ron Larsen, a candidate for the New Ulm City Council, notes that he's long had a nagging feeling he was put on this earth for a specific reason: "Now I know it was to take down a sitting U.S. president." That got the Secret Service's attention, and an agent paid him a visit in May, the New Ulm Journal reports.
Secret Service alerted about burned cat in Mpls.
Minneapolis police are consulting with federal agencies after a Longfellow Park employee discovered a dead cat Monday. KARE 11 reports the animal had been burned and staked to a tree stump with an American flag. A President Obama/Biden campaign sign was also nearby.
Hennepin County to expand morgue, provide services to Dakota, Scott counties
County commissioners are expected to finalize this week a plan for an expansion of the Hennepin County morgue through a merger with Dakota and Scott counties. If the merger proceeds, Hennepin County medical examiners will start providing services for Dakota and Scott counties Jan. 1 at its downtown Minneapolis morgue -- which will be remodeled to handle its expanded staff and caseload.
A dozen Minnesota counties consider collaborating services
Twelve counties in southeast Minnesota are exploring ways to improve services and save money. The Twin Cities Daily Planet reports one idea would collaborate certain departments such as IT and finance as well as child support enforcement and child care licensing. The regional collaboration could offer a virtual services center accessible from a website or smartphone application. A report, detailing the implementation plans as well as an estimate of cost savings and job losses, is due in April.
Neighbors get to know each other through website
In an era when more people are connecting with others online, one-third of Americans don't know their neighbors' names. But more than 100 Twin Cities neighborhoods are now using Nextdoor.com to meet the people they wave to over the fence. The free social website also aims to create regular communication among neighbors and create stronger and safer neighborhoods.
CapX power line worries neighbors who are close, but not close enough
Many Minnesotans who live next to the CapX 2020 project worry it will tarnish their landscape and hurt their property values, maybe even their health, but because the project isn't touching their property, they aren't eligible for any compensation and have no power to negotiate.
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