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5 more cases of measles include first outside Hennepin County

Somali leaders met Wednesday night in Minneapolis with public-health officials to talk about the current measles outbreak in the metro area. Among those presenting information was Asli Ashkir (at podium), a nurse and consultant with the Minnesota Department of Health.

Five more cases of measles in Minnesota were reported Thursday, bringing the total to 29. Health officials also announced that the outbreak has spread to Stearns County.

Searchers scour Mississippi River for missing U of M student

A deputy from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office searched Thursday for 22-year-old Chris Stanley in the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

He fell into water while meditating with a friend.

Mpls. mayor had 90 minutes' notice on 4th Precinct pick

The internal disconnect between the Minneapolis police chief and mayor as well as the mayor’s public repudiation of the chief’s decision were the latest instances of their complicated relationship.

In the latest sign of the leaders' tense relationship, Hodges is said to have told Harteau to undo the appointment of John Delmonico, or Hodges would undo it herself. Harteau left the task to the mayor.

Hot market, close call have Richfield looking at ways to protect affordable housing

Facing the pressure of for-profit developers, officials discuss how to help renters.

Ex-U.S. Attorney Luger to keep working on counterextremism via private sector

Luger will also resume practicing law privately in Twin Cities.

Immigration agents in Minn., region making more arrests under Trump

Arrests in St. Paul region are up 80 percent compared with early 2015 and 2016.

Matt Dean, longtime GOP representative and one-time majority leader, announces bid for governor

More Minnesota Republicans are likely to join him.


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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden officially announces June 3 opening date
Artcetera

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden re-opens to the public with 18 new artworks

Railroad crossing safety behind effort Wednesday in Hopkins
The Drive

About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train the U.S. Department of Transportation says, and that's why Hopkins Police will be conducting a railroad crossing safety effort on Wednesday.


Chris Anderson, left, sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” alongside, from left, his brother Tracy Anderson, mother Cathy Anderson and longtime friend Mike Siebenaler, during the seventh inning stretch at a recent Twins game.

In fight for MS cure, Shakopee man leads the way in national fundraising

State Patrol identifies woman who walked onto I-35W in Burnsville and was fatally run over
15 years in prison for gunman who shot five Jamar Clark protesters
South metro briefs: Belle Plaine returns controversial cross to Veterans Park

Richfield Mayor Pat Elliott, left, shook hands with Eric Schnell, COO of Aeon, after Elliott told the roomful of people there to attend a city council work session on affordable housing that Aeon would be buying the Seasons Park apartment complex in the city.

Hot market, close call have Richfield looking at ways to protect affordable housing

School District lifts ban, OKs guns in Big Lake trapshooting team's yearbook photo
Affordable housing crisis is hitting Eden Prairie families hard
Minnesota AG, DEA urge participation in prescription drug take back day

Blaine's Water Tower No. 1 in Aquatore Park, where the problem originated.

Blaine's water woes caused by outdated infrastructure

At 610 and West Broadway, a Brooklyn Park warehouse site will get a twin
State's largest school district warns parents about Netflix series involving suicide
Suspect charged in 'violent' Columbia Heights murder but still at large

Cameron Anderson, center, and Zoie Stukel, left, both seniors at Park High School, shopped for dresses in the Fairytale Fashion For Food truck at the school.

Prom shop on wheels helps out students in need

Appeals Court: No venue change for officer Yanez in trial in Castile's killing
40 years for abusive Maplewood husband who fatally shot wife in head
Arguments mount over proposed venue change in officer's trial for Castile killing

The internal disconnect between the Minneapolis police chief and mayor as well as the mayor’s public repudiation of the chief’s decision were the latest instances of their complicated relationship.

Mpls. mayor had 90 minutes' notice on 4th Precinct pick

Twins at Minneapolis North High nab valedictorian, salutatorian honors
Minneapolis City Council incumbents brace for tough DFL endorsing conventions
Barnes & Noble closes downtown Minneapolis store for good at 8 p.m. Saturday

Doug Beasley is among the landlords who might have to register properties if new short-term rental rules are passed.

St. Paul, Minneapolis consider regulations on short-term rentals like Airbnb

Appeals Court: No venue change for officer Yanez in trial in Castile's killing
Gray Duck Tavern opening in St. Paul with Minnesotan name, international flavors
Minnesota pioneers youth philanthropy program in U.S.

Twins at Minneapolis North High nab valedictorian, salutatorian honors

But it won't be long before they go their separate ways to college.


Minneapolis City Council incumbents brace for tough DFL endorsing conventions

Three Minneapolis City Council incumbents expect battles to get seal of approval.


Minn. Teacher of the Year leads Black National Anthem at White House

The nation’s top teachers were in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump Wednesday afternoon as part of their celebratory trip to Washington, D.C. After…


St. Paul, Minneapolis consider regulations on short-term rentals like Airbnb

The expected flood of visitors to Minnesota during next year's Super Bowl creates a deadline for cities to establish regulations.


Prom shop on wheels helps out students in need

Proceeds from Fairytale Fashion For Food pop-up dress shops at area high schools help pay for feeding students in need this summer.


Goodhue County swingers charged with assaulting teen in 'sex room'

The couple stocked the room with various sex toys and bondage devices, according to the charges.


Minnesota pioneers youth philanthropy program in U.S.

It gives teens the power to determine what projects are needed in their area.


40 years for abusive Maplewood husband who fatally shot wife in head

The defendant had threatened to kill his wife and her children, according to prosecutors.


Mpls. police ID both people hit by gunfire near downtown; man shot in stomach

The two showed up at HCMC in what turned out to be a stolen vehicle taken from the airport; no arrests yet.


State Patrol identifies woman who walked onto I-35W in Burnsville and was fatally run over

A woman walked onto Interstate 35W and was killed after being run over by an SUV Thursday, authorities said. The State Patrol identified the deceased…