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Media, watchdog groups will be able to argue for release of Wetterling documents, judge rules

Jacob Wetterling's family left to right Patty Wetterling (mother), Trevor (brother) Jerry Wetterling (father), and his sisters Carmen and Amy spoke during a memorial service at College of Saint Benedict Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 in St. Joseph, Minn.

The judge's ruling allows those seeking more public access to make their case.

Nurse charged with stealing pain medication from Minn. VA hospital

Matthew Leininger, 42, faces five counts of theft.

Two injured after car crashes into south Minneapolis smoke shop

The driver of the car was under the influence, police said.

Apartments evacuated after car crashes into Loring Park bar

The car struck a gas line, causing a gas leak, police said.

Near-record heat kicks in, forcing changes to Friday night prep sports schedules across metro

A high temperature of 94 degrees combined with a record-breaking dew point of 73 to make it feel like 101 degrees.

Small plane crash in northwestern Minn. kills all 3 people aboard

Three men were found dead Saturday morning after the single-engine plane they were in crashed near Thief River Falls, in northwestern Minnesota.

8 injured in early-morning apartment fire in St. Paul


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Weekend traffic: One last closure on I-94, busy on the sports scene
The Drive

The first full weekend of fall is shaping up to be a warm one, perfect for romping through a corn maze or checking out the bright yellow, red and orange tree leaves.

Tevlin: From serving in Iraq to working on Ph.D, U scholar is 'like a kid in a candy store'
Jon Tevlin

Jason Jones is the first in his family to go to college, and he said the U's TRIO McNair Scholars program has been instrumental in getting an advanced degree.


Curt Olson hung posters at a junior high calling for the school board in Shakopee to step down.

Shakopee watchdog group sets sights on ousting school board

Zebra mussels found in Minneapolis, Lakeville lakes
South metro news briefs: Inver Grove Heights weighs new sex offender ordinance
South metro police blotter, Sept. 24

A boardwalk and fishing pier at Excelsior’s Commons, as depicted in a rendering (top), would enhance the shoreline at the Lake Minnetonka park.

New plans for Excelsior's Commons park close to completion

After 9 months of detours, Hwy. 169 in Edina is set to reopen
Fox 9 reporter shares story about losing lower leg in boating accident
West metro news briefs: Hennepin County opens early absentee voting by mail, in person

A new shuttle service takes Northstar commuters from the Fridley station to four major area employers. DAVID JOLES ï david.joles@startribune.com

Anoka County hopes free shuttle will help attract, retain Northstar riders

Race for new Amazon HQ is altering TCAAP plans in Arden Hills
Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center
Robbinsdale's hot Travail restaurant sells discounted tickets for last-minute seats

Brooke Fleetwood stood for a portrait outside her pink BB Makeup salon, the color of which has caused a rift with City Hall, Friday.

Hudson, Wis., woman fights City Hall to keep her downtown beauty shop pink

North/East metro news briefs: Roseville officials considering options to ease public-works load
North/East metro police blotter, Sept. 24
Ramsey County's Amazon HQ bid adds St. Paul riverfront to ammo site

There’s been strong growth in the multifamily housing industry. Contractor Doug DeFlorin installed a light fixture in the basement of an almost-finished new home in northeast Minneapolis Friday afternoon. Realtor and lot owner Chris Harrington surveyed the work.

Minneapolis continues to issue more than $1 billion in building permits

This weekend, Minnesota celebrates the Finns, with rare visit by president
Community is key for new police inspector in north Minneapolis
Two injured after car crashes into south Minneapolis smoke shop

The view along the Mississippi River in St. Paul from the site added to Ramsey County's bid for the new Amazon headquarters.

Ramsey County's Amazon HQ bid adds St. Paul riverfront to ammo site

English learner program gets boost in St. Paul, but court case looms
St. Paul homeowner fights with intruder for control of rifle
8 injured in early-morning apartment fire in St. Paul

Shakopee watchdog group sets sights on ousting school board

Some Shakopee residents have rallied together to form a community watchdog group with a single, unifying purpose: a demand that the school board step down. They want all seven members to resign but say they'll settle for a few.


Anoka County hopes free shuttle will help attract, retain Northstar riders

The beleaguered line got a $240,000 grant for a one-year shuttle service in Fridley.


Ramsey County's Amazon HQ bid adds St. Paul riverfront to ammo site

Riverfront site in downtown St. Paul is added to proposal.


Hudson, Wis., woman fights City Hall to keep her downtown beauty shop pink

Woman is fighting Hudson City Hall, which says her house should be a muted, neutral hue.


Minnesota and Wisconsin among states targeted by Russian hackers

The Department of Homeland Security informed 21 states of the situation about Russian hackers and their election systems. No breach occurred, Secretary of State Steve Simon said. Wisconsin also is included.


Does Netherlands hold key to diversity needs in Twin Cities housing?

Twin Cities housing doesn't meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The Netherlands may be a model.


Police arrest Excelsior man after Vista Fleet tour boats released in Duluth

Questions remain about how the boats were released.


Fox 9 reporter shares story about losing lower leg in boating accident

Courtney Godfrey fell overboard and her foot became entangled in the boat's propeller.


18-year-old man killed in Cass County crash

His death was one of three this week on Minnesota roads.


New plans for Excelsior's Commons park close to completion

Changes will include a new boardwalk and band shell.