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Hennepin County Board approves Diversion Solutions to run its diversion program

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, shown in March, told the Hennepin County Board that the new diversion program will be closely monitored.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office will closely watch the company.

Maplewood priest cleared of sexual misconduct is dismissed from church

Mark Huberty was tried before jurors in 2014 on one count each of fourth and fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly starting a sexual relationship with a married woman he had been counseling.

Minnesota surveillance camera ruling a victory for nursing home residents

Mary Ann Papp, 75, said she was harassed by staff at Neilson Place, a nursing home in Bemidji, after her family installed a surveillance camera to monitor her care. Lisa Papp-Richards, her daughter, said she decided to install the camera after her mother developed unexplainable sores and complained of maltreatment. May Ann Papp, front, was seen in the nursing home with her daughter Lisa Papp- Richards Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Bemidji, MN.] DAVID JOLES ï david.joles@startribune.com A Bemidji nursing home that repeatedly pressured a 74-year-old woman, and double amputee, to remove a surveillance camera from her private room was found responsible for emotional abuse by state health authorities. The decision by the state Department of Health is considered the first of its kind to affirm the right of Minnesota residents to put hidden cameras in their rooms without harassment. Mary Ann Papp installed the video camera in her room because she became concerned that the nursing home staff was not providing adequate treatment for her amputed legs. However, once the camera was installed, nursing home staff persistently pressured the elderly woman to remove the camera, and even removed the device at one point, causing her mental anguish, the state found.**Mary Ann Papp,Lisa Papp- Richards ,cq

Resident of a Bemidji nursing home wanted to document poor care.

Minnesota mother's lawsuit against child's gender transition is dismissed

A federal judge in St. Paul rejected the argument that her parental rights were violated.

Just in time for big boating weekend, 'no-wake' restriction announced for St. Croix River

Speeds of no more than 5 mph will be enforced for more than 50 miles of the river, where it runs along the Twin Cities.

Happy birthday to the Minnesota driver's license lady

Target asks Minnetonka to delay vote on liquor store, mulls existing one

Target officials said they will look to buy an existing liquor store rather than add a new one.

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Evening tunnel work will bring delays for Blue Line riders
The Drive

Northbound Blue Line riders can expect trips to take a bit longer on several nights this spring and summer.

May 2, 1954: The Draw Me girl
Yesterday's News

Art Instruction Inc., once located just around the corner from the old Star and Tribune building on the edge of downtown Minneapolis, offered drawing courses by mail for more than a century. Here the Minneapolis Tribune profiles the commercial art school that trained the likes of Charles M. Schulz ("Peanuts") and Carlos de la Vega (who?).

Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., July 2014

'Extreme alcohol consumption' at Carleton tied to initiation; 13 suspended

Popular Cars and Coffee event moves from Chanhassen to Shakopee
Fugitive wanted in Faribault assault arrested at a Missouri liquor tasting
South metro briefs: Shakopee bolsters fire department with five new hires

Donna Fester, 95, and her sister Norma Stromswold, 97, carried groceries into Norma’s apartment at the Interlachen Court Apartments in Edina. Many longtime tenants of the building, who have enjoyed below-market rent for years, suddenly are confronted by new owners who are charging more.

With rent spike, longtime tenants forced to face cost of living in Edina

Delano students describe bullying and harassment as they support diversity signs
State authorities confirm 11th overdose death from carfentanil
After 5 years and $342M, Wayzata ending largest redevelopment project

2-story school planned in Blaine near National Sports Center

North/East news briefs: Lino Lakes council member apologizes to Emmer for Facebook comment
North/East metro police blotter, May 21
Topgolf about to tap into Twin Cities with glitzy, high-tech all-season center

A rendering shows the envisioned expansion/renovation of the former Zephyr train depot in downtown Stillwater.

Stillwater theater group to buy old Minn. Zephyr depot as part of $6.5M project

Maplewood priest cleared of sexual misconduct is dismissed from church
Semi pins car against median barrier, seriously injuring man on I-94 near Hudson
Just in time for big boating weekend, 'no-wake' restriction announced for St. Croix River

Adam Borgen, a bartender at Smack Shack in Minneapolis, speaks to restaurant workers demonstrating in support of a $15 citywide minimum wage with a tip credit May 16 in Minneapolis.

City report: Mpls. minimum wage should make no exception for tips

Minneapolis says it won't reimburse police officer Michael Griffin's legal fees
Mayor Betsy Hodges: Minneapolis is strong, but undergoing transformation
"Co-govern"? No-veto promise? Mpls. candidates face all kinds of questions

One St. Paul girl said that boys who "sag their pants with underwear that outline their butt cheeks" are held to a different standard relative to the school district's dress code than girls who wear clothing outlining their butt cheeks.

St. Paul schools taking less sexist view of student dress codes

Maplewood priest cleared of sexual misconduct is dismissed from church
National Park Service kayak rental expanding to St. Paul and beyond
St. Paul-based Summit Brewing to stop distribution in 6 states

State drastically tightens limits on 3M chemicals in groundwater

New limits, half the level set last year by the E.P.A., mainly affect east metro and Bemidji drinking water.

St. Paul-based Summit Brewing to stop distribution in 6 states

The state's second-largest brewery said it wants to focus on its core market in the Upper Midwest.

From Charles Lindbergh to Jacob Wetterling, the Star Tribune revisits 150 years of storytelling

For 150 years, the Star Tribune has been a front-line witness to the people and events that shape our lives in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

From World Series champs to our own Sid Hartman, Star Tribune celebrates 150 years of Minnesota sports

Before scores arrived instantly on screens, the Star Tribune brought the diamond, the racetrack, the victory, the heartbreak and the thrill of the game to readers.

From blizzards to bike trails, Star Tribune celebrates 150 years of the Minnesota outdoors

To Minnesotans, the four seasons are about more than weather. The outdoor life brings us leisure, livelihood, disaster, and a little pride — it's extreme, but we like it here.

From F. Scott Fitzgerald to the State Fair, Star Tribune celebrates 150 years of culture in Minnesota

For 150 years, Minnesotans have taken pride in their cultural institutions and stars — from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Bob Dylan and Prince.

From Betty Crocker to rollerblades, Star Tribune celebrates 150 years of innovation in Minnesota

Innovation – making something useful out of a good idea – has popped up all over Minnesota's history, from railroads to malls, rollerblades and hospitals.

Star Tribune celebrates 150 years of storytelling in Minnesota

Star Tribune's first edition was published on May 25, 1867, nine years after Minnesota was granted statehood. These stories are your stories.

Scientists planting 400 acres of Minnesota pines to survive climate change

Scientists are identifying planting spots that will be strongholds against climate change.

Roseau man dies in collision with semi

Jack Dahl, 42, of Roseau, Minn., was driving east on Hwy. 11 when his Dodge Caravan veered into the westbound lane at 8:48 p.m. and struck a westbound semi .