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Gunflint Trail marks 10 years after devastating Ham Lake fire

Shari Baker, owner of Gunflint Pines Resort, and Dave Seaton, owner of Hungry Jack Outfitters, planted trees in 2007 at a ceremonial trail reopening.

Residents and visitors are seeing rebirth.

Hundreds turn out in Minneapolis for march opposing Trump administration's policies on climate

The marchers were flapping the sigh of “Protect our water, climate and communities”. ] XAVIER WANG • xavier.wang@startribune.com Protesters marching from federal courthouse to the Stone Arch Bridge to protest various issues including environmental and economic policies and the Trump administration’s attitude toward immigrants, Muslims and LGBT communities among others on Saturday April 29, 2017 in Minneapolis

Local demonstrators gathered to protest Trump's policies.

Mpls. mayor: Chief waited deliberately on sharing 4th Precinct pick

In an interview Saturday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges insisted that Police Chief Janeé Harteau deliberately failed to give her more advance notice on a controversial police leadership appointment.

In the interview, Mayor Betsy Hodges maintains Lt. John Delmonico is not a right fit for the Fourth Precinct.

Dreaming of taking a semi full of booze? First, make sure the trailer is attached

Surprisingly, alcohol was involved in the high-speed chase and crash near Menomonie, Wis.

Driver jailed after Andover crash that kills 52-year-old passenger

Palmisano, Cano win DFL endorsement in often contentious Mpls. conventions

Otherwise, it was a difficult day as two other incumbents failed to win party signoff.

Three Rivers hopes 'on ramps' will improve connection to regional trails

A series of projects for better access are planned in five Hennepin County communities.


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Tevlin: With a bike lane scuffle, spring begins in earnest in Minneapolis
Jon Tevlin

A group of Lyn-Lake business owners is angry with the city's plan to add protected bike lanes to two popular east-west corridors.

St. Paul board member opts out of re-election bid
Class Act

Chue Vue, a supporter for former Superintendent Valeria Silva, says he may run again -- just not this year.


After protesting the removal of a cherished monument, some residents of Belle Plaine fought to return “Joe” to the city’s memorial park.

Belle Plaine veterans park to include satanic monument

Dakota County welcomes 8 miles of new trails along rivers
South metro briefs: Shakopee launches new blog to engage residents
South metro police blotter, April 30

A new trail project in Bloomington along Old Cedar Avenue will improve access to the improved Old Cedar Avenue Bridge.

Three Rivers hopes 'on ramps' will improve connection to regional trails

West metro briefs: Work restoring Lake Minnetonka American Indian burial mounds continues
West metro police blotter, April 30
Hwy. 169 turmoil prompts effort to oust city leaders in Hopkins

A new trail project in Bloomington along Old Cedar Avenue will improve access to the improved Old Cedar Avenue Bridge.

Three Rivers hopes 'on ramps' will improve connection to regional trails

Minnesota's crackdown on gifts means party is over for title industry
Driver jailed after Andover crash that kills 52-year-old passenger
Developers taking a fresh look at old sites in Anoka

Roseville’s schools are showing their age: This is the exterior of Parkview, an elementary school with window air conditioners for summer.

Roseville's $250 million plan to upgrade schools nears final decision

Dreaming of taking a semi full of booze? First, make sure the trailer is attached
North/East metro news briefs: Six Crystal stores penalized for underage liquor sales
North/East metro police blotter, April 30

In an interview Saturday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges insisted that Police Chief Janeé Harteau deliberately failed to give her more advance notice on a controversial police leadership appointment.

Mpls. mayor: Chief waited deliberately on sharing 4th Precinct pick

Palmisano, Cano win DFL endorsement in often contentious Mpls. conventions
Tevlin: With a bike lane scuffle, spring begins in earnest in Minneapolis
Hundreds turn out in Minneapolis for march opposing Trump administration's policies on climate

Chue Vue, right, last year with St. Paul schools Superintendent Valeria Silva, center, and Zuki Ellis at a school board meeting.

St. Paul board member opts out of re-election bid

St. Paul unleashes new weapon against invasive plants: goats
Lost Twin Cities: Rare today, row houses were once a common sight here
Dreaming of taking a semi full of booze? First, make sure the trailer is attached

Growing police tech arsenal watches criminals, citizens

Law enforcement agencies have more tools to gather information than ever before. Laws safeguarding that data and guaranteeing public access to it are failing to keep up.


Mayo looks to shake up cancer care with single test to find multiple types

Simple blood draw could allow screening for a dozen types of the disease.


Cover those petunias: More snow on the way in west-central Minnesota

Some parts of Minnesota could get heavy snow, and temps could rise up to the 60s by Friday.


Tevlin: With a bike lane scuffle, spring begins in earnest in Minneapolis

A group of Lyn-Lake business owners is angry with the city's plan to add protected bike lanes to two popular east-west corridors.


Belle Plaine veterans park to include satanic monument

That's the unintended consequence of a small-town saga over free speech.


Liberal arts majors get a career boost at the University of Minnesota

"Career Readiness Initiative" helps give grads an edge


St. Paul board member opts out of re-election bid

Chue Vue, a supporter for former Superintendent Valeria Silva, says he may run again -- just not this year.


Correction for Sunday, April 30, 2017

A story on A2 in some editions last Sunday should have said the TV sitcom “Happy Days” aired on ABC.


Minnesota briefs: University of Minnesota grad takes seat at presidential roundtable

When President Donald Trump called a Farmer’s Roundtable at the White House last Tuesday, Valerie Earley of Wykoff, Minn., had a seat at the table.…


Minnesota couple married 64 years die just hours apart

John and Anne Alexander died last week at a care center in Detroit Lakes, Minn. "They took that 'Until death do us part' seriously," their daughter said.