Four council members wore hoodies at a St. Paul city council meeting. It's a reference to Florida teenager Treyvon Martin who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain. Melvin Carter III urged people passionate about racially-charged incident to show up to the Million Hoodie March on the University of Minnesota campus Thursday.
Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says
Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.
Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current
He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.
Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game
It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."
Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris
Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.
Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'
The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.
Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash
The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.
Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours
A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.
You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government
Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 18
Minnesota has reached 11,000 COVID-19 deaths.
St. Paul students have list of demands for district amid COVID response
They've released a list of demands.
Vikings must continue building out receiving corps in 2022
Justin Jefferson headlines a young, promising group, but more depth is still needed
Hoodie sweatshirts become symbol of protest at Minneapolis rally
Hundreds of people wearing hooded sweatshits turned out at a march and rally at the University of Minnestoa. The gathering was an expression of solidarity with an unarmed Florida teenager shot and killed by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman.
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. 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.
School superintendent, county attorney wear hoodies at Duluth's Trayvon Martin rally
Duluth's rally coincided with one held in Sanford, Florida, the city where the 17-year-old was shot by a security volunteer who thought he looked suspicious. Duluth Superintendent Bill Gronseth says "it appears race was the difference between life and death" for Trayvon.
Ramsey Council Member owes $100,000 in taxes
Ramsey City Council Member David Elvig owes the state $100,000 in sales tax, according to an agreement Elvig reached with the Department of Revenue, the Star Tribune reports. The good news for him is that it's less than the $649,000 officials previously said he owed. He's the founder of E-Street Makers Inc. of Anoka, which produces custom furniture and cabinets. He separately faces 24 counts of theft and is accused of embezzling from his employees' 401(k) and group health and dental plans.
St. Paul City Council incumbent Dave Thune awaits round two in runoff vote
St. Paul voters have ousted one City Council incumbent, Lee Helgen. Dave Thune is awaiting word on his job, too, after falling short of 50 percent of the votes in the first round of the city's first-ever Ranked Choice race. Election workers are tallying up voters' second choices today.
St. Paul to hold first election using 'ranked voting' for city council races
For the first time, voters can rank their choices in the seven city council races. In some races with more than two candidates, one person might not come away with a majority of the votes, so the race goes to an instant run-off with people's second and third choices. The four school board seats are not ranked choice.
Former city council member admits to stealing rent checks sent to the city
A former city councilmember in the south-central town of Danube admits to stealing rent checks written to the city. Sharon Lothert was also president of the city’s Economic Development Agency. She pleaded guilty to taking almost 22-thousand dollars over almost a year and a half.
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