Mpls. council votes to scrap food, liquor ratios at some restaurants

A city ordinance requiring some restaurants outside of downtown to maintain a careful balance of food and alcohol sales has been scrapped by the Minneapolis City Council. Council members …

Willmar man masquerading as Army hero faces prison

Richard Arthur Rahn is behind bars, charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Local authorities are forwarding their investigation to a federal prosecutor for possible action over fraudulent use of a military uniform, insignia or medals.

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.

Pay-by-phone parking meters coming to Minneapolis

Pay-by-phone parking meters are coming soon to Minneapolis.

Minneapolis man found guilty of having sex with vulnerable adult

Hennepin County attorney’s office says it will ask for a life sentence in the case.


Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.


3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

A federal jury convicted the owner of a peanut plant and two others Friday in a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths.


Mpls. residents, activists blast Harteau for missing accountability forum

Residents and community activists blasted Chief Harteau after she pulled out of a community forum on police accountability.


Minneapolis approves Ryan Cos. for downtown east development

Ignoring a last-minute offer from the Minnesota Vikings, the City Council voted to give Ryan Companies the right to develop a key parcel of land in downtown east Friday.


Man who escaped courthouse during trial is in custody

The man who escaped a Hennepin County courtroom Thursday afternoon while on trial for attempted murder has been apprehended, Minneapolis police said Friday morning. Michael David Henderson was arrested by Minneapolis police officers without incident around 7 a.m., officials said.


County Road 9 remains shut down in Robbinsdale after water main break

During height of problem, water was knee-deep.


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Study finds Green Line boosts number of pedestrians in downtown Minneapolis

The arrival of the Green Line in downtown Minneapolis has brought a surge in foot traffic both on the street and in the skyways.


Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.


Weekend traffic: I-35W, Crosstown closures on tap

Getting from the southern suburbs to Saturday's Gopher football game at the U could be tricky as northbound I-35W will be closed from the Crosstown to downtown Minneapolis from …


Like an all-black burger? Have it your way at Burger King Japan

Burger King in Japan has added black cheese and darkened the other ingredients in its special black burgers added to menus Friday. Says one customer: "It's nothing that I've tasted before."


Mayo cited for burns to monkey during research

Mayo Clinic has been cited by federal authorities for accidentally burning a monkey during a research procedure.


Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.


Around the world in photos + Photo Gallery

The Star Tribune photo staff chooses the best photos from around the nation and the world each day. For a full-screen display, please select the first image. Tap the screen …