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'We hereby declare!' Young citizens take oath in special Children's Museum event

Faith Nasande Ssanyu Mick, 6, got a hug from her sister, Ainsley Mick, 8, after she received her Certificate of Citizenship during a ceremony for kids who become citizens automatically due to adoption or parents’ naturalization.

Citizenship ceremony at the Minnesota Children's Museum held in kids' honor.

Rush on $10 senior lifetime pass to national parks causes shortage in Twin Cities

The senior lifetime pass must be purchased by Aug. 27.

More are on order; mail-in applications are an option.

Bio of Medaria Arradondo

After more than a decade, landlords' last remaining claims against St. Paul dismissed

They had sued, saying code enforcement reduced housing stock for minority renters.

Mississippi River Recreation Area named one of top 10 parks

The Park Service honored the Mississippi River park as "lifeline for American settlers."

Minnesota mom works to take 'fear out of food allergies'

Peanut-free sports games, epinephrine in schools part of Nona Narvaez's advocacy work.

Bus passenger dead, others hurt in fiery St. Paul crash

A car apparently ran a red light and slammed into the bus, a police spokesman said.


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Shutdown on Hwy. 61, sporting events could hamper weekend traffic
The Drive

Fans heading to this weekend's Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest in St. Paul's Mears Park might not be the only ones singing the blues. Drivers on Hwy. 61 in Cottage Grove where a bridge project has the potential to spawn big backups might be, too.

July 20, 1969: 'One giant leap'
Yesterday's News

Minneapolis Tribune coverage of Neil Armstrong's historic first step on the moon.


The FBI and Shakopee police are jointly investigating former Shakopee schools Superintendent Rod Thompson.

FBI, Shakopee police investigate spending by former superintendent

Mississippi River communities clean up in wake of mudslides, flooding
Belle Plaine ends debate by eliminating "free speech zone" in park
Heavy rain drenches Twin Cities, communities to south

"We've had enough of our residents raise this issue that we think it’s important to study it,” said Edina Mayor James Hovland, shown in May.

Edina considers resuming passenger rail service that ended 75 years ago

Minnesota Supreme Court rules against challenge to rental property inspections
Cray to idle 190 workers, about 14 percent of its staff
Missing Delano man, 31, found dead near his parked car in Wright Co.

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., wants to protect mobile home residents against the abrupt sale of the parks where they live.

Rep. Keith Ellison introduces bill supporting mobile home parks

Robbinsdale man charged with murder of Fridley teen in death linked to marijuana deal
HealthPartners plans even bigger Arden Hills clinic to meet demand, goals
Columbia Heights murder suspect caught in Chicago

Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, filed a petition Wednesday in Hennepin County proposing that she be awarded $2 million of the settlement and that the additional $995,000 goes to attorneys’ fees.

Settlement in Philando Castile's death proposed to go to mother alone

Grant resident files suit against fellow City Council members
HealthPartners plans even bigger Arden Hills clinic to meet demand, goals
3M pulls the plug on paying for clean water for 200 in east metro

Tobacco companies and retailers are pushing back against Minneapolis leaders’ move to restrict the sales of menthol cigarettes in the city, like they did with flavored cigars.

Lobbyists descend on Minneapolis to fight menthol restriction

Graphic body cam video shows officer shooting dogs in Minneapolis yard
You can get art, with no buyer's remorse, at Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Bio of Medaria Arradondo

Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, filed a petition Wednesday in Hennepin County proposing that she be awarded $2 million of the settlement and that the additional $995,000 goes to attorneys’ fees.

Settlement in Philando Castile's death proposed to go to mother alone

Goats at work: St. Paul's weed-eating brigade moves to another park
St. Paul teen ID'd as victim of 1970s serial killer John Wayne Gacy
Bus passenger dead, others hurt in fiery St. Paul crash

Marchers cheer news of Harteau's departure, interrupt mayor

After a rally at Loring Park, protesters headed downtown to City Hall, where they delayed the mayor's news conference on the police chief's resignation.


Minneapolis police chief resigns; protesters enter City Hall

Protesters interrupted Mayor Betsy Hodges' news conference at City Hall. Earlier, Hodges said she would name Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo to replace Harteau, asked by Hodges to step down after Justine Damond's shooting death.


Minnesota girl has surgery after being bitten severely in lake

An 11-year-old Minnesota girl is recovering from bone-deep lacerations to her foot after being bitten, apparently by a large fish, on Island Lake north of…


S.U.N. Academy charter school shuts down abruptly

The north Minneapolis school had struggled with finances, enrollment and management turnover.


Complete coverage of Justine Damond's shooting

Justine Damond, a 40-year-old woman who called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home Saturday was fatally shot by…


$11K reward offered for info leading to Stearns Co. mink farm vandals

Thousands of released mink have died from stress, heat and dehydration.


Man charged in Minneapolis parking ramp attack on group of women

A Minneapolis man has been charged in connection with an attack last weekend on a group of women in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp.Benjamin Love,…


In new dispute, Vikings say stadium agency can't sell seats

The team says the suites were "gifted" by the team to the MSFA for the agency's use only. The MSFA disagrees.


Columbia Heights murder suspect caught in Chicago

Phillip Leron Miller had been on the run since the April 20 killing of Philip Charles Borer Nelson.


2 die in Cass County house fire

The house in Kego Township, near Longville, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.