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Twin Cities nonprofits move forward on livable wage

Joc'Quil Crawford, who has worked for People Serving People for six years got her salary bumped to $14.50 an hour last year. She works in both the kitchen and in the computer lab.

Some leaders say paying a livable wage to their own employees is a moral mandate.

After authorities did not charge rapist, U student fought back

Abby Honold did everything a rape victim was supposed to do. At first, that wasn't enough.

Abby Honold battled to make sure her rapist was held accountable. After charges weren't filed, her search for justice would prove traumatic.

Kindergarten is becoming the new first grade in Minnesota

Kindergarten teacher David Boucher watched a student read her letters at Folwell Performing Arts Magnet School in Minneapolis.

Because of more rigorous academic expectations for kindergarten, time for play is falling by the wayside.

Waconia City Council race raises questions about disability rights

Advocates say he's part of potential new wave of leadership.

'Two Kisses for Maddy' author turns wife's loss into legacy

Minnetonka native Matt Logelin was here for a benefit Saturday.

Maplewood woman charged with murder in 4th heroin death

Beverly "Ice" Burrell was already charged this summer in three other heroin deaths.

Authorities: MN driver had 2 hands on phone, sent other into rollover

The driver with the cellphone "wasn't steering at all" in the seconds before the crash, a sheriff's captain said.

'Too many young black men are dying,' a deputy chief says at community gathering
Jon Tevlin

Frank talk on police, race relations came a day before Minneapolis police announced officers in Jamar Clark shooting would not be disciplined.

Bike ticket study urges end to citing sidewalk cyclists in business areas

Study that found likely disproportionate ticketing of black riders for sidewalk and lights violation urges more study

Newport's taxing district vote pushes Red Rock Crossing redevelopment forward

Advocates say it will provide for more than 500 housing units and generate as many jobs.

Early voting hours expanded in Minneapolis

Beginning Monday, Oct. 24 through Nov. 7, the city of Minneapolis will expand their early voting hours. Extended hours occur in the final two weeks…

Shooting at bar front door gives Duluth its first homicide of 2016

Two men are charged and jailed. The victim moved from the Twin Cities a year ago, his girlfriend said.

The Drive: Political sign-wavers over I-494 are legal but distracting

We’re in the home stretch of the political campaign season, and for some Drive readers the Nov. 8 election can’t arrive soon enough. Besides being…

Police suspect driver purposely ran over, seriously injured man in south Mpls.

Police arrested a man they suspect of intentionally running over another man Saturday night in south Minneapolis. The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. in…

Rochester police officer fatally shoots domestic assault suspect

The man who was killed was wanted in a connection with a domestic assault, and he was armed, authorities said.

Teenager thrown to her death in western Wisconsin crash

The driver was heading north on Hwy. 35 near River Falls at the time of the wreck.

Choke hazard prompts recall of Halloween decor sold by Target

The items pose a choking hazard to children.

Minneapolis man who fatally slashed new wife's jugular gets 7¾-year term

A northeast Minneapolis man who fatally stabbed his new wife in the neck was sentenced last week in Hennepin County District Court to a term…

Eight St. Paul schools will get makeovers in 2017

The district provided updates on the eight projects approved by a five-year, $484 million plan this year.