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Union Gospel Mission serves Thanksgiving to 50,000

Some of the thousands of grocery bags packed by volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission, each with all the fixings to make a Thanksgiving meal. The charity serves and delivers hot turkey dinners as well. More photos at startribune.com/galleries.

Union Gospel Mission provides holiday meals for those in need.

Stadium light rail stop will close for two days leading up to Super Bowl

U.S. Bank Stadium will host the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, 2018.

Trains will run regular schedules and routes but beginning late Friday they won't use the stadium stop. Planners say the bypass is necessary because of stepped up security before game day.

Feds require new study for Southwest light-rail crash wall

Southwest LRT officials toured the area where a 10-foot wall is proposed. Here, Brian Runzel, SWLRT Construction Director, walked under the I-394 Bridge near the Bryn Mawr Station Area during a tour in September.

The Federal Transit Administration is requiring an additional environmental study of a crash-protection wall that is planned along the proposed Southwest light-rail line. It is unclear whether the study will further delay the embattled $1.9 billion transit project.

Here's the poop on Monday's stinky air

Warm weather thawed out farm fields and released the odor of some powerful fertilizer.

Mentally ill Minneapolis man pleads guilty to killing his parents with screwdrivers

The defendant declined to take a plea deal, a move that could mean a longer sentence.

Immigration advocates ask Hennepin County Board for legal aid for inmates facing deportation

Many are critical of the Sheriff's Office's relationship with ICE.

10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer

The Apple Valley man, who was driving on a canceled license, will serve slightly more than 6 years in prison.


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Stadium light rail stop will close for two days leading up to Super Bowl
Super Bowl LII: Dateline Minnesota

Trains will run regular schedules and routes but beginning late Friday they won't use the stadium stop. Planners say the bypass is necessary because of stepped up security before game day.

Transit operators cut back service for Thanksgiving and day after
The Drive

Twin Cities transit agencies will run fewer buses and trains on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when fewer people are working and there is less demand for public transportation.


Hadley Kull, 2, climbed on the stone commemorating the site where Indian remains were reburied in 1958.

Woman aims to protect American Indian burial site in South St. Paul

10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer
South metro news briefs: Eagan OKs goat grazing to control problem plants
South metro police blotter, Nov. 19

Southwest LRT officials toured the area where a 10-foot wall is proposed. Here, Brian Runzel, SWLRT Construction Director, walked under the I-394 Bridge near the Bryn Mawr Station Area during a tour in September.

Feds require new study for Southwest light-rail crash wall

Man bringing his gun in for service caused Eden Prairie Center lockdown
Another trendy burger place is coming to Mall of America
Mentally ill Minneapolis man pleads guilty to killing his parents with screwdrivers

Tana Wall, 21, right, and her mom, Jill Wall, left, doted on Harmon, the son of Crescent Cove founder Katie Lindenfelser. The nonprofit group is opening a children’s hospice center.

Long-awaited children's hospice and respite home a 'dream come true'

Long sentence for New Brighton man who choked girlfriend's brother to death
North/East metro police blotter, Nov. 19
Hwy. 169 will be single lane in Champlin this weekend

Rep. Tony Cornish and Sen. Dan Schoen announced Tuesday that they will soon resign, ending a jarring period in Minnesota politics, when the State Capitol played host to highly charged harassment allegations similar to those sweeping across the country.

Rep. Cornish, Sen. Schoen to resign after harassment claims

Long sentence for New Brighton man who choked girlfriend's brother to death
Costco, after years of looking for the right site, will open a store in Woodbury
Charges: St. Paul man killed girlfriend, chanted 'demon, demon'

Workers install new signage at Lake Calhoun.

Hennepin County Board panel advances lake name change from Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska

Feds require new study for Southwest light-rail crash wall
Stadium light rail stop will close for two days leading up to Super Bowl
Immigration advocates ask Hennepin County Board for legal aid for inmates facing deportation

Officials with the Lower Phalen Creek Project recently completed a community survey on future developments at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary in St. Paul. Popular ideas included indigenous gardens, indoor and outdoor exhibit space and meeting rooms. KYNDELL HARKNESS kharkness@startribune.com

Ideas for Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary include gardens, meeting and exhibit space

Union Gospel Mission serves Thanksgiving to 50,000
Emily Program to narrow eating disorder treatments, drop roughly 250 patients
10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer

Man bringing his gun in for service caused Eden Prairie Center lockdown

Police said he was bringing it to a sporting goods store for service.


St. Paul 'acting teacher' charged in third sexual misconduct case

The St. Paul man who allegedly posed as an acting teacher in order to lure young girls was charged in a third case after police…


Former Minneapolis cop Vern Bartholomew, a kind soul who helped anyone in need, dies at 100

His work included time as a chauffeur and bodyguard to Hubert Humphrey.


Essentia fires about 50 workers over refusal to get flu shots

The Duluth-based health system says many employees ultimately got vaccinations, and that patients will be safer.


Ideas for Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary include gardens, meeting and exhibit space

Supporters of the Wakan Tipi Center project hope it can included in the next state bonding bill.


'Shaming' over school lunch debts has to stop, legislator says

Rep. Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth, weighing ways to force school districts to back off hardball tactics.


Emily Program to narrow eating disorder treatments, drop roughly 250 patients

The eating disorder clinic will focus on patients with severe and dangerous eating disorders.


How the night before Thanksgiving became the 'biggest drinking day of the year'

The Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving always begins the same way at Cowboy Jack's. The staff stocks special beer tubs, then moves most of the tables…


American Crystal Sugar fined $135,000 for air pollution violations

MPCA cited repeat violations in Crookston, East Grand Forks locations.


Four Blue Earth teens charged with felonies in beating of football teammate

The football players were arrested the day after Blue Earth lost to Pipestone in the state quarterfinals.