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Last breakfast at Dorothy Day is planned as new shelter rises

Last community breakfast is planned as a new shelter for homeless rises in her place.

Shakopee police offer drug addicts money to stay clean

The department is the first in Minnesota to join a national movement that counters traditional criminal justice.

State troopers help deliver two babies on the side of the road

The Drive

Minnesota state troopers have the job to protect and serve, and over the weekend two troopers did just that as they helped deliver two babies on the side of the road.

Levy-Pounds joins teacher tenure fight

Class Act

Minneapolis NAACP president to serve as co-counsel in case challenging state tenure and dismissal laws.

Blaine pedestrian fatally struck while on sidewalk; driver in custody

Police are looking at whether he may have been impaired at the time of the crash, the chief said.

Police: Gangs behind North Side shooting that killed 1, injured 7 + Photo Gallery + Video

A video shot at the scene that is circulating on Facebook shows several young males mugging for the camera and flashing what appear to be gang signs. After nearly a minute, the pop-pop-pop of gunfire interrupts the antics on the street and keeps going for nearly 10 seconds.

Minneapolis citywide sick-leave proposal moves toward May vote

Council members say the plan has broad support.

Attorney asks to bow out, just days before Mpls. terror trial is to begin

Defendant's family, meanwhile, says lawyer gave bad advice.

Drum corps show will go on at TCF Bank Stadium, university says

After bumping Drum Corps International twice in two years, U officials apologize and say it can have the football stadium July 16.

Fire official: Boy killed in house fire in Milwaukee

A fire official says a 1 ½-year-old boy was killed in a house fire in Milwaukee.

Gunfire outside Milwaukee home strikes girl, 9, inside

Police say a 9-year-old girl inside a Milwaukee home was critically injured when she was struck by bullets from gunfire outside.

Minnesota has second-highest rate of working mothers in the nation

More than 80 percent of Minnesota mothers with children under 18 are in the labor force, and the Midwest leads the nation in that statistic.

Chief: Milwaukee officer shot, suspect dead after chase

Police say a robbery suspect shot a Milwaukee police officer during a chase and was later fatally shot by other officers.

Latest forecast for how Canadian fires will affect Twin Cities air quality

According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, air quality is not expected to be substantially affected by smoke from the Canadian wildfires on Friday,…

$500,000 grant will fund St. Paul police community outreach

The Otto Bremer Trust awarded $500,000 to the St. Paul Police Foundation to fund community programs.

St. Paul man gets maximum prison term for violent Maplewood home invasion robbery

Judge Jennifer Frisch admonished Deandre Wims' lack of remorse for robbing and choking an elderly woman.

How do you stop a bully? Wis. towns are fining the parents

Minnesota official says he doesn't know of any attempts here to try it, but he understands it.

First-grade teacher in St. Paul is hurt when student throws chair in class

A first-grade teacher at Cherokee Heights Elementary School in St. Paul was injured Wednesday when an agitated student flung a chair at the teacher, school…

Hennepin County closes Government Center fountain, pool for repairs

The Hennepin County Government Center's distinctive but problematic pool and waterfall fountain will remain dry this summer, as crews again repair and replace parts of it.