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Melting closes Stillwater ice castle temporarily

Visitors inside the Ice Castles at the Lift Bridge in Lowell Park in Stillwater.

Thick walls will sustain in the warm weather, but walking surfaces will be getting slippery, organizers say.

Witness: 'Internet fame' brought him to Clark protest, where 5 were shot

Julio Suarez, right, is shown in a screen grab from a video filmed days before five people were shot near the Jamar Clark protest site in north Minneapolis.

Julio Suarez first attended the protest with Allen Scarsella, who days later returned and shot five.

Transit board takes initial steps to dissolve

CTIB has helped to attract $1.5 billion in federal transit funding

Rapid warm-up inspires Twin Cities golf club to open its outdoor range

The club said it will stay open as long as the weather allows.

Dozens in law enforcement from Twin Cities dispatched for inaugural parade duties

All expenses for the assignment are covered by the federal government, the Sheriff's Office said.

Charge: 1 plunge of knife killed man in south Minneapolis apartment

Several people at the scene were drinking, according to the criminal complaint.

Twin Cities Jewish community center among 18 nationwide to get bomb threat

This incident is among many around the country, police said.


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Tevlin: Stadium panel's Michele Kelm-Helgen wishes for a do-over
Jon Tevlin

Two days after being grilled by legislators over the use of suites at the Vikings new home, she wishes she would have dealt with the bitter skepticism and conducted a thorough vetting of the MSFA's suite policies.

Hwy. 169 bridge closure in Edina delayed once more
The Drive

Drivers who use the Nine Mile Creek Bridge on Hwy. 169 between Bren Road and 5th Street/Lincoln Drive on the Minnetonka-Edina border will have more time to find alternate routes.


This truck slid into a retaining pond near I-35 in Lakeville.

Propane tanker slides into retaining pond in Lakeville; driver rescued

Trial opens for man accused of shooting Jamar Clark protesters
Echo Park Elementary School third-graders designing new zoo exhibit
Goodhue County deputy injured in Red Wing scuffle

Mike Hubred was one of 86 volunteers with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Special Deputy program last year.

Hennepin County sheriff volunteer special deputies give back and protect community

Appeals court says giving fingerprint to unlock phone doesn't violate rights
One dead after vehicle jumps median, hits another car in Plymouth
Dozens in law enforcement from Twin Cities dispatched for inaugural parade duties

Kilik Lom, 2, played with a jumbo-size light board at the new Brooklyn Park library.

In a glitzy era for libraries, core mission shows signs of decline

Fatal beating rattles Anoka, prompts safety forum for elderly residents
Man killed by car in Fridley overcame mental challenges, his brother says
Rapid warm-up inspires Twin Cities golf club to open its outdoor range

Ken Harycki sat during a Stillwater City Council meeting in April 2014, when he was mayor.

Criminal sentencing for ex-Stillwater mayor delayed again

North/east metro briefs: Woodbury celebrates its 50th birthday with series of events
North/east metro police blotter, Jan. 15
Evidence supports charges against officer in Castile shooting, prosecution argues

From left, Thor Companies Chairman Richard Copeland, Gov. Mark Dayton, Thor Companies CEO Ravi Norman and Target CEO Brian Cornell shook hands following Tuesday’s ceremonial groundbreaking photo op. ] (AARON LAVINSKY/STAR TRIBUNE) aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com Target Corp is an unspecified “partner” in the planned headquarters-retail complex on the near northside on which Thor Companies will break ground at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Target, which abandoned a north side store on W. Broadway Avenue in 2003, after it moved into a city-subsided downtown development, “couldn’t be more proud to partner with THOR on this important project,” said CEO Brian Cornell, who will be at the groundbreaking, according to a statement embargoed until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. THOR Chairman Richard Copeland, a north side native, reached an agreement last year with the city and county on a $36 million, 92,000-square foot project at Plymouth Avenue and Penn Avenue N., which also will benefit from a county-owned parking ramp to be built that also will serve the expanding NorthPoint Health Center and another business. Thor is moving about 250 jobs from leased space in Fridley, according to the company last year. In all it looks like close to $70 million in private-and-public funds being invested in what looks like one of the biggest multi-building projects ever on the redevelopment-hungry north side of town. We photograph the groundbreaking of the retail complex on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Thor Construction headquarters project gets Target backing

Trial opens for man accused of shooting Jamar Clark protesters
Tom Hoch to leave Hennepin theaters early; former General Mills exec named interim boss
Dozens in law enforcement from Twin Cities dispatched for inaugural parade duties

“It’s almost universal that neighbors want the first shovel to be for student housing,” said neighbor Cathy Plessner. But, she said, it’s a complex issue.

St. Thomas' new facilities plan gets mixed reviews from neighbors

St. Paul Port Authority prepares to lease property near soccer stadium site
St. Paul's Palace Theatre picks Atmosphere, Jayhawks for inaugural concerts March 10-11
Loaded rifle, ammo stolen from squad of Ramsey Co. Sheriff's Office

St. Thomas' new facilities plan gets mixed reviews from neighbors

As the state's largest private university takes the first steps in a major expansion, its neighbors in St. Paul hope for relief from traffic and housing woes.


Republican women see chance for change under Trump

With women divided over Trump, many in Minnesota who backed him — and some who didn't — say he deserves chance.


Convicted felon jailed in fatal shooting of man in Iron Range apartment

Authorities have yet to disclose what prompted the gunfire.


Loaded rifle, ammo stolen from squad of Ramsey Co. Sheriff's Office

The unmarked vehicle was parked in a St. Louis Park ramp at the time, police said.


Cottage Grove man charged in wife's murder, made to appear a suicide

Stephen Carl Allwine, 43, accused of shooting Amy Allwine and trying to disguise death as suicide.


Goodhue County deputy injured in Red Wing scuffle

A Goodhue County Sheriff’s Deputy serving civil papers on a man in Red Wing was attacked and injured by that person on Wednesday morning, the…


Evidence supports charges against officer in Castile shooting, prosecution argues

A judge will hear defense and prosecution arguments on Feb. 15, and is expected to decide that day whether the case proceeds.


Minneapolis Fed launches effort to tackle racial and economic disparities

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari announced the new effort at the Minneapolis Urban League.


Dayton signs $500 million deal to protect rural waters

The highly anticipated state-federal deal will provide $350 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and $150 million in state funds.


Glen Taylor paying $9 million more for Target Center renovations

New funds push project's cost to $138 million.