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St. Paul chief: First 100 days on job 'incredibly challenging time'

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell, shown at Chris Coleman's budget address in August, called his first 100 days on the job "an incredibly challenging time to become police chief."

Chief Todd Axtell took office just before the city became ground zero for protesters.

Castile shooting goes to Ramsey County for charging consideration

Philando Castile was fatally shot by police July 6 during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has turned over its investigation of the officer-involved fatal shooting of Philando Castile to the Ramsey County attorney's office for charging consideration.

Man struck and killed by train in Big Lake

St. Cloud mall attack partly fueled by terrorist group, FBI chief says

The FBI is analyzing Dahir Adan's 'entire electronic history' as it probes the Sept. 17 stabbings at the Crossroads Center mall.

2 sisters from Minnesota mysteriously found dead on African island

The Eden Prairie graduates were found dead while on vacation in Seychelles.

Minnesota Lottery players spent record $593M on games, won a record $366M

The $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, hit in January, contributed to the hefty totals for the fiscal year ended in June.

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to shooting over Air Jordans outside Brooklyn Center Foot Locker

St. Paul school hopes bird can help its popularity
Class Act

Choice comes amid worries over enrollment losses across district.

Police: Man wounded in I-94 shooting in north Minneapolis

A man was shot in the calf Tuesday afternoon while traveling in a car on Interstate-94 , between the Dowling and West Broadway avenue exits, according to police and scanner reports.

Court files reveal new details behind St. Paul Archdiocese troubles

Documents give more insight into investigation of former Archbishop John Nienstedt and ex-priest Curtis Wehmeyer.

Ryder Cup is taking over in Chaska, for better and for worse

While many are embracing the event and all the activity, others see headaches, traffic and more drawbacks.

Fourth suspect charged in fatal shooting of Minnetonka teenager in St. Paul

Vincent Harris allegedly told police he knew the girls were going to be robbed.

Allina hospital nurses' strike approaches record as 2nd day of talks ends

A second day in a row of talks adjourned about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday with no agreement. They'll resume Thursday morning.

Report lists Minneapolis as 25th most dangerous U.S. city, but Chicago isn't ranked

As alarming as Minneapolis' place on the 24/7 Wall St. list might sound, those who monitor crime view such rankings warily.

Metro parks will set aside more Legacy money to connect people with outdoors, Met Council says

The 16-1 Met Council vote sets in motion a plan to dedicate an increasing percentage of Park and Trails Legacy funding to that mission.

St. Paul City Council sets $114 million maximum property tax levy

Mayor Chris Coleman's office says the clock has run out on any veto options.

Mpls. drug bust with 4 arrests nets meth haul with street value of $270,000

The four suspects ranged in age from 21 to 61.

Obituary: Dr. Timothy Meade, global physician who worked to stop HIV

Dr. Timothy Meade spent most of his adult life thousands of miles from home and family, tucked deep into places where the needs were great…

Authorities say police gunfire killed suicidal man during confrontation in Burnsville

The man had been threatening suicide in the time leading up to the shooting.