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Former tenants of Crossroads apartments in Richfield reach $650K settlement

Olav Madsen, former tenant of the Crossroads at Penn apartment complex in Richfield. Former tenants and their landlords reached what housing advocates are calling the largest settlement of its kind in the nation.

The settlement is the largest of its kind in the nation, housing advocates say.

MSP Airport carpet to be refreshed for Super Bowl

Worn areas of the gray carpet in both terminals at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be replaced in time for the Super Bowl.

No one expects the outrage that ensued when Portland replaced its carpeting.

Lawsuit: Excessive force by St. Paul police caused 'massive' facial trauma

Michael Fleming was visiting friends at an apartment when he was caught up in a police raid.

Free Super Bowl tickets for Minneapolis youth team kick off nationwide giveaway

Entire eighth-grade park team players and coaches get first of 500 free tickets to big game Feb. 4.

Mahtomedi neighbors go to court over stormwater flooding

Homeowners blame a street project for poor drainage. City says it's searching for a permanent solution.

Hennepin County starts to fine-tune its 2018 legislative wish list

Priorities are child protection, government efficiency, medical lab funding.

Steven Hoag, Minnesota distance running legend, dies at 70

His best-known triumph was finishing second in the 1975 Boston Marathon behind Bill Rodgers, with a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 54 seconds.

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New BRT line to run on Chicago Avenue on the drawing board
The Drive

This week the Drive told you about how plans for the new bus rapid transit (BRT) line on Penn Avenue are progressing. On Thursday, Metro Transit will share its plans for another BRT line that is in the works.

Watch where you park; street sweeping begins Tuesday in Minneapolis
The Drive

It's a big job, but starting Tuesday crews in Minneapolis will get to work on cleaning 1,000 miles of city streets.

This castle/home in Eagan was once owned by the former Northwest Airlines CEO.

Secluded fairy-tale castle in Eagan hits market for $2.9M

Farmington police hire cop fired by Mendota Heights
Savage City Council candidates hold first public forum
Burnsville teen died of natural causes, not alcohol, visiting NDSU

Edina rejects height change for residential towers project

Hennepin County starts to fine-tune its 2018 legislative wish list
Two months after explosion, Bloomington mosque leaders desperate for justice
Video shows bomb exploding in Bloomington mosque

The color guard along with two EMS vehicles were present in the circle facing the sanctuary in honor of Marina Challeen. Several hundred people attended the funeral.

Funeral for EMT Marina Challeen

Blaine man, 19, dies in car-semi crash
Factions square off in volatile New Brighton lineup
Weekend I-35E closing postponed because of rain

Residents of St. Anthony shouted for Mayor Jerry Faust and other council members to resign during a packed July meeting where the St. Anthony City Council passed a resolution to terminate its police contract with Falcon Heights.

Falcon Heights moves toward new policing contract with Ramsey County

Lawsuit: Excessive force by St. Paul police caused 'massive' facial trauma
Weekend I-35E closing postponed because of rain
Mahtomedi neighbors go to court over stormwater flooding

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, shown last month, said he is open to revisiting a 2003 agreement with the U.S. Justice Department dealing with police issues such as use of force, diversity and race relations.

Mpls. chief open to revisiting deal to aid community relations

Downtown Mpls. businesses make push to swing Council races
Suit: Workers ran, didn't warn others before Minnehaha blast
Proposed St. Anthony Falls apartment tower meets resistance

New St. Paul School Superintendent Joe Gothard met with staff and students of Highland Park High School on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in St. Paul.

St. Paul high schools to start later but not until 2019-20 school year

St. Paul man sues police after detainment in wake of Philando Castile protest
St. Paul taking gentler approach toward business regulation
Lawsuit: Excessive force by St. Paul police caused 'massive' facial trauma

Weekend I-35E closing postponed because of rain

The planned weekend closing of southbound Interstate 35E in the Twin Cities’ northeast metro area has been postponed because of the threat of rain, the…

Nationwide FBI sex trafficking sweep nets 4 in Minn., Dakotas

In all, the FBI arrested 120 suspected traffickers and rescued 84 juveniles during the operation.

Blaine car-semi crash victim identified

Mohamed Amin, 19, of Blaine, was killed in the crash Thursday night.

Man charged with exposing himself at Como Park Zoo children's area

A 22-year-old man was charged for exposing himself to visitors in a children’s area at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Wednesday. Police were called to…

Pedestrian struck by semi near U campus dies of his injuries

Police say the truck's driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Suspects, motive sought in pepper spraying of victim at Como Park

A person was sprayed in the eyes with chemical irritant at Como Park Wednesday evening by three assailants, according to police. Police spokesman Steve Linders…

Mysterious giant bog inflicts shoreline damage as it cruises Brainerd-area lake

The massive mat of vegetation is creeping along the shoreline of North Long Lake, just outside Brainerd.

Speakers overwhelmingly favor giving Lake Calhoun new name

The Hennepin County Board hearing and its vote sometime before the end of the year are the next steps in the state-mandated process to change the name of a body of water.

Downtown Mpls. businesses make push to swing Council races

Fundraising e-mail says, "Don't be filled with regret on November 8."

Minnesotans don't need new ID to board planes for a year

Federal officials said Wednesday that the state now has through October 2018 to comply with the federal Real ID law.