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Bicyclist fatally hit in Mpls. was U researcher, avid runner, volunteer

Jillian Friedrich

She was on her way to a homeless shelter where she was a volunteer.

Vintage farm truck survives 76 years, then is totaled by drunken driver

John Beise's vintage truck was parked next to his house when a drunk driver wrecked it.

Suspected drunken driver totals Mound man's vintage Chevy.

Hennepin County's latest service offering is … a pay phone?

They've all but disappeared, but county finds demand.

Moped rider dies from collision in Richfield

The Drive: New 3rd Street lane could speed exit for Vikings fans

Douglas County boy, 9, dies after crashing utility vehicle; sister, 10, injured

Minnesota company sells camera that police can put on gun

Maple Plain manufacturer makes a small device that records a gun's movements; several departments have offered to try them out.


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Tevlin: North Side's Tooties is almost back from brink
Jon Tevlin

The basement fire started by a burglar has closed the neighborhood joint for 40 days and counting.

Only network TV show being filmed in Minn. won't be renewed
Artcetera

ABC cited low ratings for not renewing the docudrama.


Monks sat with one another as they took a break from the heat of the day at the Watt Munisotaram last Saturday.

Dakota County Buddhist temple draws thousands for inauguration of pond

Downtown bike cops nab shooting suspect during Sunday's wee hours
Minnesota Zoo envisions itself as a gateway to state parks
South metro news briefs: Dakota County land conservation program seeks applicants

A pre-1920s shot of Block 27, seen looking south on Chestnut from the city’s former City Hall.

Chaska considers a pedestrian-friendly vision for downtown block

Minnesota company sells camera that police can put on gun
West metro news briefs: Construction to begin on senior housing project in Excelsior
Moped rider dies from collision in Richfield

An artist’s rendering of Town Center at the future Rice Creek Commons development.

Hiccups are weighing on Arden Hills' Rice Creek Commons project

North/East metro news briefs: New Brighton survey voices strong support for police body cameras
North/East metro police blotter, Aug. 20
Brooklyn Park woman in coma after husband accused of stabbing her

Pa Houa Lee, center, and Igor Vainshtein, right, did computerized job searches at a development center in North St. Paul.

St. Paul questions partnership with Ramsey County to help job seekers

Hiccups are weighing on Arden Hills' Rice Creek Commons project
North/East metro news briefs: New Brighton survey voices strong support for police body cameras
Armed man shot by south metro Verizon store clerk was on probation for theft

Grammy-winning musician John Legend watched as Tanyla controlled a robotic Minion through an iPad at one of the sta. See video of the event at startribune.com/video.

John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis

Tevlin: North Side's Tooties is almost back from brink
Dastardly Minneapolis murder-for-hire became legendary
Hennepin County's latest service offering is … a pay phone?

Pa Houa Lee, center, and Igor Vainshtein, right, did computerized job searches at a development center in North St. Paul.

St. Paul questions partnership with Ramsey County to help job seekers

Midway Shopping Center deal clears way for St. Paul soccer stadium
St. Paul leaders consider stricter skyway security and use rules
Kendrick Lamar proves he's worth the wait, and the hype

Downtown bike cops nab shooting suspect during Sunday's wee hours

A Minneapolis police officer on his bike chased a shooting suspect early Sunday and arrested him, department officials said.Officers patrolling downtown just before 2 a.m.…


Minnesotans moving heaven and earth to view solar eclipse

Minnesotans who stay home may still see a partial solar eclipse, with the moon covering about 80 percent of the sun, if the weather cooperates.


Armed man shot by south metro Verizon store clerk was on probation for theft

A second suspect remains on the run, police said. Another person was wounded during the late-morning gunfire.


Motorcyclist, 65, dies in crash in NW. Minnesota

The rider was not wearing a helmet, according to the State Patrol.


Race gap in Twin Cities homeownership rate has gotten worse

The gap is another reflection of disparities between white and nonwhite incomes in Minnesota.


Woman shot, injured in north Minneapolis near block party

Police say injuries are non-life threatening.


Nazi resurgence alarms Minn. WWII vets, Holocaust survivors

In the aftermath of last weekend's deadly violence in Virginia, no one may be feeling more anger and fear than those who battled the Nazis and those nearly killed by them.


Minnesota Zoo envisions itself as a gateway to state parks

Repurposing monorail to aerial treetop walk is one of many ideas to revitalize the Apple Valley zoo.


How Minnesota law prevents many adoptees from learning about their roots

Despite a nationwide movement to open up access to adoption records, Minnesota's laws place the privacy of birth parents ahead of the desire of adoptees to know their origins.


John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis

He showed up at Big Brothers Big Sisters event to encourage youthful dreams of success.