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Philando Castile protest closes St. Paul's Summit Av. again

Aziza Aboud reacted after a friend threw water on her during a rally in front of the governor’s residence on St. Paul’s Summit Avenue on Sunday.

Con­tinued calls for jus­tice mixed with a block par­ty at­mos­phere.

Moms emerge as force for change at Minn. state mental hospital

Four mothers with sons in the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter prepare to embark to St. Peter for a one of their regular meetings to advocate for their sons who are psychiatric patients at the hospital Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in St. Paul. MN. Among those mothers were, left to right, Lynda Hansen; a mom who didn't want to be named, Sheila Novak and Connie Kishel.

Parents want more access, more focus on treatment at state security hospital.

Robber's gun to Brooklyn Park man's head failed to fire 3 times, charges say

29-year-old man hears "click," "click," "click."

Lakeville father pleads guilty in attempted murder-suicide involving 2 young sons

In Jordan, an old-country feel contrasts a desire to grow

City's growing population is prompting it to balance its history with its future.

Blaine man, worried his son was on drugs, shot and killed him, charges say

Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

The fate of Draken's visits to Green Bay, Wis., and Duluth remains unclear.


Mug shot sleaze doesn't justify keeping them secret

The mug shot is the star of the voyeur’s internet. Any web search turns up thousands of images of people booked and photographed by police,…

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Mpls. police seek help to solve fatal stabbing of activist last year

Minneapolis police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding whoever was responsible for last summer's beating death of prominent North Side activist and artist Susan Spiller.


Minneapolis man dies from injuries in July 11 motorcycle crash

The Hennepin County medical examiner's office on Monday identified a man who died Saturday from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident on July 11.Hubert…


Man who drowned in Lake Minnetonka is identified

A man who apparently drowned Wednesday evening in Lake Minnetonka was identified Monday as David Lawrence Roberts, 36, of Oak Grove. Authorities responded to a…


Labor is key to a Democratic victory, state delegates say

Local Democrats stress importance of labor vote to a win in November.


Interim chief is a calm and steady hand for St. Paul schools

Roseville superintendent left retirement to help his neighboring district heal.


Professor embraced the lives of world's women and children

As a child, Marilyn Cuneo dreamed of leaving home to travel the world. As an adult, she worked to bring the world back home. Through…


Prosecutors defer charges in death of Le'Vonte Jones, case still under investigation

The case remains under investigation.


Humphrey speech on race reverberating as Democrats return to Philadelphia

As Democrats hold their national convention in Philadelphia for the first time since 1948, Hubert Humphrey's successful push for the first civil rights plank in the national Democratic platform is as pertinent as ever.


The fine print on the Bottineau Blue Line LRT project

This month, the Metropolitan Council released the final environmental review for the Bottineau Blue Line light-rail project, a hefty document that details environmental adjustments that…


Two hurt when trench collapses in Minnetonka

Two construction workers where hurt Monday morning when a trench they were digging in Minnetonka collapsed. The men were working on a road rehabilitation project…


Convicted sex offender, 90, charged with sex crime at Edina pool

The man had sex toys with him at the time of his arrest, according to the criminal complaint.