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St. Paul police seek driver who crashed into building on Capitol campus

Police are looking for the driver who crashed into the Minnesota Department of Administration building on the Capitol campus Tuesday.

No one was hurt when an SUV driver making a U-turn hit the accelerator instead of the brake and drove into the side of the Department of Administration building.

Buds, plants, pollen arrive with the warm weather

A bee enjoys early bloom crocus flowers this week at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

50-degree days give allergy season a slight head start

St. Anthony doesn't want to pay for Falcon Heights police events

St. Anthony Police Chief Jon Mangseth spoke about his department's annual report to the City Council on Tuesday night.

Discussion prompted by the costs in the wake of the Philando Castile shooting led to a resolution that passed unanimously.

Motorcyclist identified in fatal I-35 crash after north metro police chase

The crash occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on southbound Interestate 35 just south of Hwy. 97 near Forest Lake, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Prosecutors: Officer Yanez statements should be admitted in Castile case

Prosecutors also argued that the manslaughter charge should not be dismissed. Defense argues officer should have been given more time after shooting.

Lawmakers push solitary reform, minus key protection for mentally ill

Reformers praised the bill's forward motion, though some criticized the revised language as too soft.

Minneapolis Park Board breaks ground on $7 million Phillips Aquatics Center

The pool is expected to open in early 2018.


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Tevlin: Creating a new Peavey Plaza for all to treasure
Jon Tevlin

Fixing one of the jewels of downtown Minneapolis promised the inevitable collision of two issues — preservation and accessibility.

Fitness center opening at Minneapolis North High
Class Act

North High School Fitness Center grand opening is Thursday.


Assistant winemaker James Nesbit pruned vines Tuesday at Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings.

Minnesota wineries fight state law requiring homegrown grapes

School cancels play after photo posted of New Prague High actors in KKK garb
Mendota Heights officer suspended for third time
New automated henhouse yields golden egg for Twin Cities-area farmer

Will Rooke

For 3rd straight year, Minnetonka school sending student to National Spelling Bee

Hennepin County Board tables transit tax increase
Wayzata restaurant openings show a hunger to dine out in the suburbs
West metro news briefs: Excelsior city leaders return to State Capitol seeking sales tax to fund park renovations

St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez is charged in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile.

Prosecutors: Officer Yanez statements should be admitted in Castile case

Charges say Fridley mother of 8 rang up $118K in welfare fraud
Motorcyclist identified in fatal I-35 crash after north metro police chase
St. Anthony doesn't want to pay for Falcon Heights police events

St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez is charged in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile.

Prosecutors: Officer Yanez statements should be admitted in Castile case

St. Anthony doesn't want to pay for Falcon Heights police events
Motorcyclist identified in fatal I-35 crash after north metro police chase
North/East metro news briefs: Blaine to pitch replanting ideas for cleared wetland

The collision was captured on video.

Mpls. traffic agent struck by car pleads with motorists to 'pay attention'

Tevlin: Creating a new Peavey Plaza for all to treasure
Minneapolis Park Board breaks ground on $7 million Phillips Aquatics Center
Musical memorial pays tribute to Minnesota conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Finalist with undisclosed bankruptcy protection drops out of St. Paul schools' chief search

St. Paul police seek driver who crashed into building on Capitol campus
Registration open now for F. Scott Fitzgerald conference in St. Paul
St. Anthony doesn't want to pay for Falcon Heights police events

For 3rd straight year, Minnetonka school sending student to National Spelling Bee

Will Rooke turned away 48 competitors during last week's metro competition. Five others from the state also made it.


Hennepin County Board tables transit tax increase

It was considered due to CTIB's vote to dissolve.


Minnesota wineries fight state law requiring homegrown grapes

Alexis Bailly in Hastings, the state's first vineyard, and Next Chapter Winery in New Prague claim the ban protects the state's grape industry from competition.


Tevlin: Creating a new Peavey Plaza for all to treasure

Fixing one of the jewels of downtown Minneapolis promised the inevitable collision of two issues — preservation and accessibility.


Iron Range agency names new management company for Giants Ridge resort

It's the latest change at Giants Ridge after an unflattering audit in 2016.


Mpls. traffic agent struck by car pleads with motorists to 'pay attention'

Jennifer Schlosser is on the mend after being hit by a car on Sept. 12 and hopes to return to the streets.


Finalist with undisclosed bankruptcy protection drops out of St. Paul schools' chief search

Orlando Ramos had not told St. Paul board, which will continue with two remaining finalists.


Minneapolis explores city loans for nonprofits to preserve affordable housing

The fund would help nonprofit groups buy buildings that come up for sale.


Charges say Fridley mother of 8 rang up $118K in welfare fraud

The mom said husband had left and was no longer supporting the family, but he's found under blanket during law enforcement search.


John Carl Ylvisaker, the 'Bob Dylan of Lutheranism,' dies at 79

John Carl Ylvisaker was a rarity: A widely traveled musician rooted in Minnesota, and a self-effacing man whose music was sung by thousands across the…