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Judge orders Minneapolis metal shredder to cease major part of operations

Northern Metal Recycling metal shredder building is located on the Mississippi River just south of the Lowry Avenue Bridge.

Operations must cease by Friday. State pollution officials applaud the judge's action.

W. River Parkway in Minneapolis to reopen Thursday evening

The mudslide along the West River Parkway. ] (KYNDELL HARKNESS/STAR TRIBUNE) kyndell.harkness@startribune.com in Minneapolis Min. Friday, June 27, 2014. ORG XMIT: MIN1406272253155215

The parkway has been closed for 26 months for a complicated repair following a mudslide.

Teacher, husband dead in murder-suicide accused of sex crimes

Young victims were children of the couple's friends

NFL players with ACL tears face uncertain recovery, shortened careers

New research of NFL players finds most with ACL injuries return to play, but only about 80 percent of their prior performance levels.

Family, friends suspect old grudges in fatal St. Paul shooting

Kin Reynolds, 26, was recently released from prison and keeping to himself

Would-be Minnetonka bank robber demanded money, then interpreter

Authorities say the suspect appeared to be in his 50s and spoke only halting English.

Police enforcing the 'Move Over Law' today with crackdown
The Drive

On the 16th anniversary of Foss' death, the State Patrol and police across the state will be out to inform motorists about the law, and doing enforcement, too.

Before $15 minimum wage decision, activists want Mpls. to drop appeal

One day after Minneapolis argued for the Supreme Court to bar a vote on the city's minimum wage, activists swarmed City Hall demanding they drop the effort.

Why you might need 'some soothing music' for your Thursday evening commute

With evening games at three major sporting venues in Minneapolis, "It might be the busiest traffic day of the year," said a city spokesman.

Court: No $15 minimum wage on Mpls. ballot

The decision means the $15 minimum wage proposal and a police insurance question will not be on the November ballot. The state's highest court found that neither proposal to amend the city's charter met legal standards.

Correction for Sept. 1, 2016

An item on A3 Wednesday gave the wrong title for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. He is Senate minority leader.

Latest 2016 Minnesota State Fair day-by-day attendance

Tuesday’s State Fair attendance of 126,354 was a big boost over last year’s 104,697, but not quite enough to break 2015’s record of 133,595.  …

Former Gophers wrestling standout on MMA card at Mystic Lake

Four-time All-American Logan Storley attempts to run his record to 5-0 next month.

Transit board approves Southwest LRT cash infusion

Extra funds are needed because the state did not fully fund the controversial LRT project.

BCA: Eagan suspect was shot in head, but did he or police fire the fatal shot?

Officers who fired are ID'd; one has been on the Eagan force for 18 years, the other for four years.

Paula Abdul, Eagan teen to be featured when WE Day packs Xcel Center

The gathering's mission is to inspire young people to make a positive difference locally and globally.

Minnesota's voter turnout is still tops, but sinking

High turnout during presidential election years belies much lower voter participation in midterms.

Long-closed landslide area on W. River Parkway to reopen

West River Parkway will open Thursday afternoon, two years after a landslide forced the closure.

Contemporary Hungarian choreographer riffs on ancient 'Tao Te Ching'

Tao TeThe classic Chinese text of the "Tao Te Ching" serves as inspiration for an intensely physical duet coming to Bedlam Lowertown for a one-night-only…