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St. Paul district seeks a fresh start with in-school officers

“Providing more opportunities for students to get to know their SROs is a wonderful idea.”
police spokesman Steve Linders of the planned meet-and-greet assemblies Above, Cortez Hull, school resource officer at Highland Park High School in St. Paul, interacted with students at the end of a school day in June.

New measures seek to ensure a more positive presence in schools.

Three badly injured dogs possibly linked to St. Paul fighting ring, rescue group says

The unneutered male dogs were found on different days within a few miles of one another in St. Paul.

Talks between Allina Health, nurses union go nowhere

Thousands of Allina Health nurses, including this group at Abbott Northwestern, staged a seven-day strike in June.

Each side blames the other as talks break off late Tuesday with no agreement.

Court will hear evaluations of six Minnesota ISIL defendants in September

German deradicalization authority will report findings next month.

Obituary: Supercentenarian Marion Hunter danced through life

Abuse victims say St. Paul Archdiocese can afford $80M in compensation

Panel says $13M proposed by archdiocese in bank­ruptcy court is too little.

Robbinsdale council approves Terrace Theatre teardown; lawsuit filed to halt demolition

Vote comes as lawsuit seeks restraining order against site's razing.

Tevlin: Jury's misunderstanding of instructions altered murder verdict
Jon Tevlin

It was a drug deal gone bad, and when it was over, one man was dead and two were in jail facing murder charges. No…

Police disarm gun-toting man during downtown Minneapolis fight

A Minneapolis police officer disarmed and arrested a man who allegedly pointed a gun at another man during a fight that broke out outside a downtown police station on Monday, authorities said.

Lake Mille Lacs catch-and-release walleye season now will end Sept. 6

Local Ojibwe bands had expressed displeasure with Dayton's decision earlier this month to allow the season to continue even though a quota had been surpassed.

Family friend charged in sex assault, killing of Meeker Co. girl

A friend of Alayna Ertl's family was charged Tuesday with abducting the 5-year-old girl from her home in Watkins, Minn., sexually assaulting the child and killing her before leaving the body 80 miles to the north in a swampy area of central Minnesota.

Tevlin: Jury's misunderstanding of instructions altered murder verdict

It was a drug deal gone bad, and when it was over, one man was dead and two were in jail facing murder charges. No…

Vikings pay tribute to legendary columnist Sid Hartman at new stadium

Bud Grant and Lou Nanne were among those on hand to dedicate the Sid Hartman Media Entrance at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Your guide on getting to the Minnesota State Fair

Driving to the fair can be a pain, and fair officials acknowledge that.

Fugitive Twin Cities restaurant owner accused of using eateries as drug fronts

An indictment unsealed Monday has 46 counts including conspiracy to distribute marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, conspiracy to harbor and employ illegal aliens, and money laundering.

Minnesota nonprofit advocating for immigrant women joins movie campaign

  At first blush, Mimi Oo’s organization might not seem like an obvious choice to promote a new movie about a long-standing campaign to amend…

$10K reward offered in killing of Minneapolis grandmother nearly 3 months ago

The woman was driving her teen granddaughter to an appointment when gang crossfire wounded her.

80 homes in Washington County getting bottled water amid pollution review

State is reviewing new contamination standard for old 3M chemicals.

Man missing for weeks found dead in wreck off I-94 near Sauk Centre

The vehicle ended up on its roof in a creek.