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Hennepin County sheriff disputes inclusion on ICE inmate noncompliance list

Sheriff Rich Stanek spoke at a press conference in defense of Hennepin county after Hennepin County was listed in an ICE non-compliance weekly list. Photographed at the Hennepin County Sheriff's office in Minneapolis, Minn., on March 23, 2017.

Hennepin County wrongly included as not complying with law, Rich Stanek says.

Runaway who inspired touching plea from police chief found safe in Duluth

Audrey Lukes

The girl turned herself in and was being brought back to Le Sueur County by law enforcement.

Proposed Mpls. ordinance would allow wine, beer at the Commons park near stadium

Council Member Jacob Frey plans to introduce an ordinance that would make the new Commons park BYOB.]RichardTsong-Taatarii richard.tsong-taatarii@startribune.com

A City Council proposal would allow parkgoers to bring drinks to the park on certain days.

Mpls. bars landlords from refusing tenants with government rent subsidies

The ordinance will go into effect in 2018.

After Castile shooting, St. Anthony officials release goal, objectives for police study

The goal is to improve community-policing, transparency, professionalism, accountability and trust.

Warrant: Jim Surdyk hung up on state official during illegal sales

Selling liquor on Sunday ended up costing the store a one-month suspension and a $2,000 fine.

St. Paul launches business awards program

The City Council recognized eight businesses.


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St. Paul's English language learners deserve better, critics say
Class Act

Push for improvements coincides with state audit.

Plaintiffs file appeal disputing Minnesota's teacher tenure laws
Class Act

Four plaintiffs are continuing to dispute Minnesota's teacher tenure laws after a judge threw out their case in October.


Baby animals are ready be cuddled at the Minnesota Zoo

A horse tale of loyalty and compassion in Hastings
Carver County surpasses 100,000 people in latest Census estimates
Minnesota Zoo chief focusing on 'feasibility'

Sheriff Rich Stanek spoke at a press conference in defense of Hennepin county after Hennepin County was listed in an ICE non-compliance weekly list. Photographed at the Hennepin County Sheriff's office in Minneapolis, Minn., on March 23, 2017.

Hennepin County sheriff disputes inclusion on ICE inmate noncompliance list

Cases dismissed against 2 drivers allegedly in pack of speeding exotic cars
Carver County surpasses 100,000 people in latest Census estimates
Minn. Republicans call for feds to halt Southwest light-rail funding

Hom Furniture will remake shuttered Kohl's store in Brooklyn Center

Blaine man guilty in fatal sidewalk hit-and-run
Housing advocates accuse Met Council of laxity in affordable housing
After Castile shooting, St. Anthony officials release goal, objectives for police study

Fireworks were shot from the roof of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) in Arden Hills during a ground-breaking ceremony in 2013 for the redevelopment.

Housing advocates accuse Met Council of laxity in affordable housing

After Castile shooting, St. Anthony officials release goal, objectives for police study
Century College names Millender as president
Sensitivities over Indian issues delay renaming of Washington County lake

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau

Harteau ranked No. 22 in Fortune's list of 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders'

Mpls. police open internal probe into handling of U law prof's case
New boss of Hennepin theaters is a veteran arts leader raised in Wisconsin
Proposed Mpls. ordinance would allow wine, beer at the Commons park near stadium

Gary Hornseth does not like these LED lights on Griggs Street in St. Paul. He says they are too daylight balanced for a nighttime feel and cast too much light into homes.

St. Paul asks residents to rate the glow of different LED streetlights

North Star Grand Prix bicycle race moves to St. Paul's Grand Avenue
St. Paul Port Authority plans to partner with developer Irgens for site near soccer stadium
After Castile shooting, St. Anthony officials release goal, objectives for police study

Mpls. Council OKs demolition of 20th century feminist writer Brenda Ueland's home

Vote overrides efforts to preserve home of 20th century feminist writer.


Authorities search for tree-killing vandals in Eagan

At least seven trees have been stripped of a ring of bark that mean almost certain death.


Charge: Bemidji educator posed online to lure kids for sex

The 34-year-old assistant principal set up Facebook, Snapchat and e-mail accounts posing as a 13-year-old, police said.


Theft charges against Burnsville woman dismissed after bitter family feud

A judge found insufficient evidence in Kandiyohi County, which led a Carver County prosecutor to drop charges there as well.


Fire destroys historic Morrison County church early today; arson suspected

The church was built in 1893 and though closed, was a community landmark.


U plans 'independent review' of handling of Gophers football sex assault allegations

'We must take a step back and learn so we can do better,' regent says.


With $300M in private funds, Rochester's DMC project set to get $585M in public aid

Public dollars pledged by Legislature will now be available for Destination Medical Center project.


David Haugo, family farmer, agriculture advocate dies at 82

For Mahnomen County farmer David Haugo, nothing was more sublime than the scent of freshly turned soil and a row of tilled earth, straight and…


St. Paul's English language learners deserve better, critics say

Push for improvements coincides with state audit.


Need a hammer? Borrow one from the new St. Paul Tool Library

Library members pay $55 a year to access thousands of tools.