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Public weighs in on eve of Minneapolis superintendent vote

Ed Graff, the outgoing superintendent of Anchorage schools, left, and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, right, joined for a meet and greet with the community at the Walker Hennepin County Library, Monday, May 16, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

Minneapolis school board is to select either state's education commissioner or educator from Alaska to be new superintendent.

WWII soldier's remains ID'd, to be buried in Eveleth on Memorial Day weekend

John P. Sersha, who remains have been positively identified more than 70 years after being killed in action in World War II.

Army private's remains will be buried in Eveleth with honors.

West Side Wednesday wraps up this week

Class Act

Event was designed to help introduce, attract St. Paul families to neighborhood's schools.

Buckle up, or risk a ticket or worse. Seat belt campaign begins Monday

The Drive

From Monday through June 5, more than 300 law enforcement agencies from across the state will be looking for motorists who are not wearing their seat belts as part of Click It or Ticket campaign. The goal of the campaign is to increase seat belt usage and prevent serious injuries and deaths.

With a fierce performance, Beyoncé reigns on a stormy night at TCF + Photo Gallery

Not only was Bey the first woman to headline a Twin Cities stadium concert — Madonna tried in 1987 but ticket sales dictated that the show be moved to an arena — but she did it with aplomb, pizazz and an unrelenting attitude.

North Side greenway proposal at last gets a road test on Irving Avenue

Three versions of proposed design will be tested on Irving Avenue N.

Star government witness in ISIL trial grilled by defense

Abdirahman Bashiir faced intense defense scrutiny about $119,000 in FBI payments, his change of heart in the third week of the federal terror recruitment trial.

Plenty of blame at Capitol after disappointing close of session + Photo Gallery + Video

Gov. Dayton won't commit to a special session to try again on spending, transportation bills.

Crash killing 2 closes Snelling Avenue near fairgrounds in St. Paul

A portion of Snelling Avenue near the State Fairgrounds will remain closed through the early part of the rush hour as police investigate a fatal…

Judge rejects Menominee's hemp arguments

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Menominee Indian Tribe which sought protection for industrial hemp.

Best Buy tops Street 1Q forecasts

Best Buy Co. (BBY) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $229 million.

Beyonce fans evacuate stadium due to storm threat

The threat of severe weather temporarily forced Beyonce fans to evacuate an outdoor stadium in Minneapolis just before the concert was scheduled to start.

Lifelong learner who fought in Iwo Jima valued every soul

Richard D. Howell Sr. lived just the way he ran track — steady, fast and proud. The 89-year-old south Minneapolis native had just won the…

Milwaukee woman charged with ramming squad car

A Milwaukee woman faces felony charges after authorities say she rammed her vehicle into a squad car and then drove away to escape a traffic stop.

Analysis: Some achievements, plenty of blame at Legislature's end

(Note: This analysis of the close of the 2016 session comes from Morning Hot Dish, our daily political newsletter. If you’d like to subscribe…

St. Paul Central school grounds to get spruced up thanks to community effort

After five years of fundraising, a parent-led effort to transform the school grounds is about to start.

Fire crews make gains in BWCA

The Foss Lake wildfire on the southeastern edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness continued to burn Monday, but fire officials said "It was a good day," and the fire is 45 percent contained.

Charges: Driver feigns being lost, yanks Mpls. woman into car and rapes her

The defendant, registered with the state as a predatory offender, allegedly choked the woman until she passed out.

Lawmakers approve property tax break, liquor license for soccer stadium

A property tax exemption for the proposed St. Paul Major League Soccer stadium made it into final tax bill.