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Trial date scheduled for ex-Minneapolis cop accused of kicking man in face

Former Minneapolis police officer Christopher Reiter, 36, right, arrives at court with his attorney Robert Fowler Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis.

Christopher Reiter wants trial moved due to video leaking.

Dashcam shows driver swerving to narrowly avoid head-on crash with distracted driver

This image from a dashcam video shows a Minnesota driver swerving onto the shoulder to avoid a head-on crash with a distracted driver who crossed the center line.

Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel at all times. That's the advice public safety officials have repeated over and over and here is the reason why.

Baby deliveries to end at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul

In 2010, Ashley Maas held her nine-week-old son Payton at their home in Brooklyn Park after he was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.

Decision continues trend of hospitals halting core services in response to changing demand and demographics.

St. Paul to give 'Peanuts' statues to Chinese sister city in exchange for model pavilion

In return, the city's sister city, Changsha, is sending a replica of a pavilion for Phalen Park.

'Justice for Justine' event offers police-reform ideas

Also, a search warrant application says someone hit or slapped the police car shortly before Justine Damond was shot.

Woman hospitalized after falling into St. Croix River has died

Minnesota woman had been camping on an island on the Wisconsin side of the river.

Red Lake Indian Reservation declares public health emergency over drug epidemic

A significant uptick in overdoses the last few months prompted tribal leaders to take the unusual action.


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Tevlin: Minneapolis shop owner's mother fearless in standing up to armed robber
Jon Tevlin

It happened at the ColorWheel Gallery, a combination hair salon and gallery in south Minneapolis where local artists sell their wares and neighbors often gather for folk music.

Dashcam shows driver swerving to narrowly avoid head-on crash with distracted driver
The Drive

Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel at all times. That's the advice public safety officials have repeated over and over and here is the reason why.


Shakopee’s new City Hall is weeks away from opening. The 69,000-square-foot building cost $8.5 million and took a year to build.

Shakopee's new City Hall nearing completion

Fake Twin Cities street signs warn of 'easily startled' police
Eagan home day care provider found guilty, denies inflicting brain injuries on baby
Zumbrota-Mazeppa superintendent to lead Shakopee schools

Food waste was added to a hopper for mixing with yard waste at Organics Recycling Development in Rosemount. A decade after Hennepin County began pilot programs for organics recycling, just 11 cities in the county offer those programs.

Hennepin Co. considers requiring curbside organics recycling

West metro news briefs: Orono reimagining Navarre area as gathering spot
West metro police blotter, July 23
Earl Dresser, known for nurturing creativity in health care, has died at age 93

Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Ken Prillaman

Brooklyn Park fire chief to step down amid so-called 'culture of hostility'

Hennepin Co. considers requiring curbside organics recycling
League of Women voters pushing for affordable housing in metro suburbs
Blaine gets hip to the hops with its first craft brewery

Roseville is one of the cities around the metro crafting a 10-year plan that grapples with affordable housing.

League of Women voters pushing for affordable housing in metro suburbs

Mahtomedi man charged in White Bear Lake woman's heroin overdose death
Woman flown to Regions after near-drowning in St. Croix near Osceola, Wis.
Cottage Grove rescinds summerlong watering ban effective Aug. 1

Two small fires were intentionally set early Sunday morning at the Marriott Moxy hotel, which is under construction in Uptown. No one was hurt.

Fire hits hotel being built in Uptown; Minneapolis fire officials suspect arson

10 years after bridge collapse, survivors find renewed purpose
North Minneapolis garage catches fire; woman found dead inside
Minneapolis menthol tobacco sales restriction vote delayed until Aug. 2

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Bus rider killed in fiery St. Paul crash is ID'd; car driver arrested

Archive specialist rescues Minnesota history, page by yellowed page
David Shepard was pivotal in transforming Minnesota from frontier to 'mighty aggregation of power'
St. Paul to give 'Peanuts' statues to Chinese sister city in exchange for model pavilion

Correction for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Correction In today’s special supplement The Good Life, which was printed in advance, photo captions on pages 4 and 6 should have said Andrew Smoley…


Mahtomedi man charged in White Bear Lake woman's heroin overdose death

Adam C. Guzman, 40, allegedly sold the drug to Megan M. Burkard of White Bear Lake.


Police reform debate surges to forefront in Mpls. mayor race

Candidates have raised concerns over body cameras, training and police culture in the wake of Justine Damond's shooting death.


Tevlin: Minneapolis shop owner's mother fearless in standing up to armed robber

It happened at the ColorWheel Gallery, a combination hair salon and gallery in south Minneapolis where local artists sell their wares and neighbors often gather for folk music.


Tornado warning expires for Eden Prairie, Savage; Twin Cities under storm watch until 11 p.m.

Among the storm watches and warnings being issued was a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. that includes the Twin Cities.


Minneapolis menthol tobacco sales restriction vote delayed until Aug. 2

The committee could not vote on the issue because too many members were absent.


U.S. Bank Stadium's security firm awaits decision from regulatory board on license renewal

Chicago-based Monterrey Security chief spoke briefly before the panel deferred vote.


Earl Dresser, known for nurturing creativity in health care, has died at age 93

Dresser served as president of Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park from 1966 to 1986.


Willmar officers who shot and wounded suicidal man are ID'd

The two police officers who shot and wounded a suicidal man Sunday afternoon in Willmar, Minn., have been identified by the state Bureau of Criminal…


State gives Minneapolis nearly $3 million to clean up, develop polluted sites

State money will supplement Met Council grants for remediation.