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Mpls. supporters of $15 minimum wage ready with 20K signatures

Demonstrators marched in circles and blocked off traffic at East Lake Street and Second Avenue South while protesting for an increase in minimum wage.

Supporters confident they have 20,000 valid petition signatures and the law in their favor.

Judge may seek Minnesota appeals court review for complex Prince estate

Prince's half-brother Alfred Jackson, center, made his way into the Carver County Justice Center on June 27, 2016 in Chaska, MN. Attorneys representing the potential heirs to Prince's estate met in court to discuss issues related to DNA testing of those making a claim to the late musician's music and millions.

A search through thousands of boxes of documents has yet to turn up a will.

Woman in very critical condition after being shot on north side of Minneapolis

That's not funny: Threat to Acme comedy club brings crowd to City Hall

Developer of apartments nearby and the city hope to work out a parking plan for the club.

Woman in critical condition after being shot in north Minneapolis

She was shot in the back and found the woman in a vehicle in the 1800 block of Penn Avenue North.

Police investigating whether N. Minneapolis activist's death was homicide

After strike, Allina makes new offer to nurses

Offer makes concessions but still requires switching health plans.

Yesterday's News
June 27, 1909: Man pours cream in sleeve instead of coffee

Read it in the voice of Garrison Keillor for the full effect.

Scuttled trout project launches man on crusade

David Holmbeck contacted me this spring with an urgent request. He wanted me to investigate a trout stream restoration project north of Chisholm, Minn., that…

If you're poor, you'll pay more for car insurance, study finds

Minneapolis is included in consumer group's report.

Former southern Minn. coach charged with photographing naked teens

A former choir teacher and assistant basketball coach in the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton school district was charged with eight felony counts after he allegedly used a pen-camera to take pictures of naked teens in the shower.

Fraud trial of Jordan Davis, son of convicted CEO, set to go to jurors

Prosecutors say Jordan Davis cashed checks but did no work; defense says he was on call.

Friend recalls the moments before St. Paul biker died trying to 'ditch the police'

"It was more or less a fact, he knew he could ditch the police on a motorcycle. He kind of liked to show off."

Stung by defeats, Democrats shift strategy on gun control

The party is bringing its case to the people, with leaders urging members to conduct sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of activism on the gun issue.

Initial impressions of A Line bus mostly positive

At a news conference before the A Line rapid bus opened along Snelling Avenue, Metro Transit General Manager Brian Lamb called the new service "historic."For…

U's new digital platform makes black history archives accessible

Sarah Carlson gave the students fair warning about what to expect when they reached the caverns, 80 feet below ground. “It’ll be pretty chilly down…

Bemidji man allegedly abducted 5-year-old girl from fire-ravaged mobile home

The girl was found safe in the northern Minnesota 26 hours after her disappearance.

Minneapolis mulls new city office building downtown

After years leasing downtown office space and deferring maintenance on city-owned facilities, Minneapolis officials may demolish a parking ramp and erect a new building to…

Union pickets line up outside Waconia schools

Trade workers are lining up outside two Waconia elementary schools in informational picketing against a Bemidji contractor they say is not paying the area's standard…