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Mpls. chief open to revisiting deal to aid community relations

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, shown last month, said he is open to revisiting a 2003 agreement with the U.S. Justice Department dealing with police issues such as use of force, diversity and race relations.

The 2003 agreement with the U.S. Justice Department wasn't fulfilled, community leaders say.

Twin Cities' gravel needs grow, but there's less of it every day

Sand and gravel is scooped up by a front loader, sorted, washed and distributed by Dakota Aggregates in Rosemount.

The region is increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.

Downtown Mpls. businesses make push to swing Council races

Downtown Minneapolis business groups are putting money into City Council races before the Nov. 7 election to try to protect council members they view as open to compromise with business.

Fundraising e-mail says, "Don't be filled with regret on November 8."

Free Super Bowl tickets for Phelps Falcons team in Minneapolis kick off nationwide giveaway

Entire eighth-grade park team players and coaches get first of 500 free tickets to big game Feb. 4.

Mysterious giant bog inflicts shoreline damage as it moves across Brainerd-area lake

The massive mat of vegetation is creeping along the shoreline of North Long Lake, just outside Brainerd.

BCA releases documents detailing Dai Thao investigation

The documents outline political ties between Thao's opponent and Minneapolis' Jacob Frey.

Teen critically wounded on Metro Transit bus among 4 Mpls. shootings

Minnehaha Avenue, downtown and north Minneapolis were the sites of gunfire.


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New BRT line to run on Chicago Avenue on the drawing board
The Drive

This week the Drive told you about how plans for the new bus rapid transit (BRT) line on Penn Avenue are progressing. On Thursday, Metro Transit will share its plans for another BRT line that is in the works.

Watch where you park; street sweeping begins Tuesday in Minneapolis
The Drive

It's a big job, but starting Tuesday crews in Minneapolis will get to work on cleaning 1,000 miles of city streets.


This castle/home in Eagan was once owned by the former Northwest Airlines CEO.

Secluded fairy-tale castle in Eagan hits market for $2.9M

Farmington police hire cop fired by Mendota Heights
Savage City Council candidates hold first public forum
Burnsville teen died of natural causes, not alcohol, visiting NDSU

Edina rejects height change for residential towers project

Two months after explosion, Bloomington mosque leaders desperate for justice
Video shows bomb exploding in Bloomington mosque
Motorcyclist killed in I-94 crash near downtown Minneapolis

The color guard along with two EMS vehicles were present in the circle facing the sanctuary in honor of Marina Challeen. Several hundred people attended the funeral.

Funeral for EMT Marina Challeen

Blaine man, 19, dies in car-semi crash
Factions square off in volatile New Brighton lineup
Obituary: Colleen Carol Timbers advocated for people with disabilities, in work and life

Residents of St. Anthony shouted for Mayor Jerry Faust and other council members to resign during a packed July meeting where the St. Anthony City Council passed a resolution to terminate its police contract with Falcon Heights.

Falcon Heights moves toward new policing contract with Ramsey County

Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed
Funeral for EMT Marina Challeen
Twin Cities' gravel needs grow, but there's less of it every day

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, shown last month, said he is open to revisiting a 2003 agreement with the U.S. Justice Department dealing with police issues such as use of force, diversity and race relations.

Mpls. chief open to revisiting deal to aid community relations

Downtown Mpls. businesses make push to swing Council races
Suit: Workers ran, didn't warn others before Minnehaha blast
Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed

New St. Paul School Superintendent Joe Gothard met with staff and students of Highland Park High School on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in St. Paul.

St. Paul high schools to start later but not until 2019-20 school year

St. Paul man sues police after detainment in wake of Philando Castile protest
St. Paul taking gentler approach toward business regulation
Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed

Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed

Regional parks are no longer acquiring land as aggressively, but the Twin Cities has now passed 200,000 acres of park and recreation land.


Minnesotans don't need new ID to board planes for a year

Federal officials said Wednesday that the state now has through October 2018 to comply with the federal Real ID law.


Savage City Council candidates hold first public forum

Two veterans will face a longtime incumbent in quest for two open seats.


Falcon Heights moves toward new policing contract with Ramsey County

Earlier, Sheriff Jack Serier said that the county has signed an agreement to take over policing of Falcon Heights.


Blaine man, 19, dies in car-semi crash

A 19-year-old man from Blaine died Wednesday night when the car he was driving and a semitrailer truck collided in Blaine, according to police.The truck…


Two charged with attempted murder in shooting of boy, 13, at Minneapolis housing complex

The victim, shot at Little Earth American Indian community, remains hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.


Farmington police hire cop fired by Mendota Heights

20-year veteran Bobby Lambert had been fired for conducting an improper search.


Edina rejects height change for residential towers project

Residents fear $250 million high-rises near Galleria would overshadow them.


Boy, 5, playing in hammock dies when tree falls on him in Sherburne County

A 5-year-old boy died Tuesday evening in Sherburne County when a tree fell on him as he was playing in his back yard, authorities said…


Suit: Workers ran, didn't warn others before Minnehaha blast

Ruth Berg's daughter and mother blame CenterPoint Energy and contractors for her death. Their lawsuit alleges that the contractors "ran to save themselves."