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Black Lives Matter St. Paul organizer reports attempted break-in at his home

The man was gone when police arrived.

Suicidal woman with gun shot by police near Duluth after long standoff

A suicidal Cloquet woman is in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting at a church near Duluth. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reports that…

Minneapolis sick-leave supporters meet with U.S. Sen. Al Franken


Franken says efforts to pass sick-leave ordinances in the Twin Cities are helping the push for federal laws.

St. Paul public housing gets more than $7 million from feds


Money to be used to renovate and modernize several sites.

MAP: Car2Go proposes smaller Minneapolis service area

Car sharing service Car2Go plans to reduce their service area in Minneapolis, leaving the blue and white Smart cars largely unavailable in the North Side and near the city's southern border.

Be mine 'til death do us part'?

Nearly 30 couples were married Friday by Hennepin County judges.

University of Minnesota regents want Kaler to aim for a tuition decrease

Regents want President Kaler to pursue a price cut for Minnesotans, but some feel nonresident tuition may rise too much.

Scott County sheriff to retire before term expires

County commissioners plan to appoint a replacement next week.

Wanted Bosnian war criminal will be deported from Minn.

A Forest Lake taxi business owner and Bosnian war criminal will be deported Tuesday.

St. Paul low-power radio station WEQY seeks to give East Side a voice

Low-power, volunteer-run station mixes music, news and commentary.

Governor signs bill overhauling Wisconsin civil service laws

Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping bill Friday that reworks Wisconsin's hiring and firing practices, brushing aside Democrats' complaints that the measure will lead to cronyism in state agencies.

Mpls. musician Jeremy Messersmith to play with Hopkins High orchestra

Jeremy Messersmith, an indie-pop artist, will play nine songs with the orchestra at its Feb. 19 concert.

$1.28? No pain at the pump as gas prices hit rock bottom

With prices dropping below $1.30 a gallon, Minnesota motorists are enjoying the lowest gas prices in 12 years.

Black Democrats question Sanders' commitment to Obama

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation's first black president.

Mpls. opts for nonprofit recycler over nation's largest waste firm

A local non-profit company will soon begin sorting and selling Minneapolis' recyclable materials, after the city opted not to sign a new contract with the nation's largest garbage company.

Clinton counters Sanders with ad barrage in Minnesota

The Democratic contenders for the presidential nomination are taking their fight to Minnesota's airwaves.

Met Council chairman calls for more collaboration with cities, counties

Adam Duininck's State of the Region address was a nod to tensions with some suburbs.

Minneapolis Council unanimously reappoints Police Chief Harteau

Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau was granted a new, three-year reappointment on Friday after a unanimous vote of the City Council.

Taser favored to win city body cam contract

After months of testing, the city's IT department has recommended that U.S. stun gun maker Taser International be awarded a five-year $4 million contract to outfit hundreds of officers with the pocket-sized recording devices, even as the department continues to fine-tune its policy for the cameras.