Starting this summer, hundreds of parking meters in Milwaukee, Madison and Lake Geneva will be texting motorists. Meters will let car owners know when time is running low, and drivers can text meters back to tell them to charge a credit card for extra minutes.
Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis
It's the 70th homicide in Minneapolis this year.
Minneapolis police, city employees clear out Near North encampment
This comes as colder weather moves through the state.
New T.J. Maxx to open in the Twin Cities this month
Opening day will kick off with extended hours.
Sports bar reduces hours, owners cite "pandemic of work ethic"
The owners shared the news on Facebook this week.
Former Hennepin County commissioner arrested for DWI
The 61-year-old was being held in Hennepin County Jail as of Thursday morning.
Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities
Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.
Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises
The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.
Feds: Militia sympathizer had machine gun, grenade launcher in 'hidden room'
A confidential informant tipped off investigators.
Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level
By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, Oct. 4
The 7-day average number of cases has been dropping.
New Minneapolis parking meters yield fewer tickets, more revenue
The new “smart” meters that accept credit cards that now regulate about 75 percent of the city’s paid parking spaces have led to fewer parking tickets and increased revenue, the Southwest Journal reports. The city made about $7.5 million from parking last year, up $1 million from 2010, when the new machines were first installed.
Student was texting prior to fatal crash
Law enforcement officials and the family of Deianerah "D.J." Logan's on Tuesday said an investigation indicates she was writing a text message at the time her car struck a stopped school bus, the Rochester Post-Bulletin reports. The 17-year-old died in the crash on the first day of her senior year in high school. "We all have a lot of distractions when we drive," the teen's father said, "and this particular distraction is what cost our daughter her life."
Texting sends use of teen suicide hotline soaring
Suicide prevention counselors in northeastern Minnesota say a new hotline shows teenagers are more willing to seek help with a text than through a phone call. The number of texts they get in a day now is about the same as the number calls they used to get in a month.
2 Wis. inmates escape, may be on run to Minnesota
Two inmates remain on the run Friday from a west-central Wisconsin boot camp, suspected of arming themselves with a stolen shotgun and committing other crimes while possibly making their way to Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports. The two kidnapped a woman, stole her car, pointed a gun and asked her how to get to the interstate because they wanted to go to Minnesota, investigators say.
Police: Watch out for skimming devices at gas stations
Police have issued a warning about a possible credit card skimming ring. The warning follows the arrest of a couple from California, accused of installing devices inside gas pumps at Twin Cities stations and stealing credit card numbers. Authorities said there may have been other gas stations targeted.
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