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St. Anthony officer pleads not guilty in Philando Castile shooting death

Philando Castile was fatally shot by police July 6 during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.

Attorney for Jeronimo Yanez says he will seek a change of venue.

Seeking 'gender inclusivity,' U sheds homecoming king and queen titles

On Oct. 23, 1963, Homecoming Queen Judy King (right) received a bouquet from the University of Minnesota’s 1962 queen, Andrea Hericko.

Two students, regardless of gender, will be homecoming "royalty"starting this fall.

Hunt on for Level 3 sex offender charged with impregnating Twin Cities preteen girl

Christopher Blair

Low-income housing developers scramble for financing amid uncertainty about tax reform

Investors are pulling back from tax credits that help finance developments.

Minneapolis man gets 20 years for near-fatal beating of his toddler daughter

Ticortier Collins admitted he also threw 20-month-old girl against a wall.

Protesters snarl rush-hour traffic, denounce Trump, urge $15 minimum wage

About 200 people marched through downtown Minneapolis Monday night.

In Lake City, patients and residents ask: Is Mayo listening?

The hospital's labor and delivery services were phased out two years ago, and then last year three physicians and a nurse abruptly resigned from Mayo's Lake City clinic.


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April 11, 1957: Freeways, fast and fun
Yesterday's News

The problem with the future is that it so rarely meets our sunny forecasts. Below is the fourth in a series of 1957 Minneapolis Star articles on what the city would look like 10 years into the future. There's no mention of St. Paul, of course. Apparently that far-off city had its own newspapers.

SouthWest Transit to drop Shakopee to Eden Prairie bus route
The Drive

The agency also announced it will stop Friday service between the southwest suburbs and Target campus in Brooklyn Park


Third Street in downtown Farmington hosts four historic properties.

Farmington axes funding for city's preservation commission

South metro briefs: MnDOT surveys Burnsville residents about I-35E sound wall
South metro police blotter, Feb. 26
Hunt on for Level 3 sex offender charged with impregnating Twin Cities preteen girl

Hopkins Mayor Molly Cummings crossed Mainstreet, the center of the city’s entertainment and commercial life.

In Mainstreet Hopkins, a mission to stay distinctive, practical and independent

HCMC, Nice Ride partner on new program to help people with mental illness by providing free bikes
Twin Cities Jewish community shaken by rising anti-Semitism
Mystic Lake revives its amphitheater with Santana

Brooklyn Park City Council Member Susan Pha, shown in December. Profile of Susan Pha, the first city council member of color elected in Brooklyn Park. Pha took over a vacant seat and has already been sworn in. We catch up with her after her first few weeks on the job, detail some of her priorities and talk about what her win means in the broader Hmong community. We photograph Pha at her home and at a Brooklyn Center Human Rights commission Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Brooklyn Park City Council tables resolution on immigrants, refugees

North/East metro news briefs: Cottage Grove honors four who helped save referee's life
North/east metro police blotter, Feb. 26
Blaine man charged in sex-trafficking ring in several Twin Cities suburbs

This man is a suspect in a string of robberies.

Robber who grabs cigarette cartons and punches clerks has hit a dozen spots

Do Good Roseville event sought to share perspectives of area black men
Blaine man charged in sex-trafficking ring in several Twin Cities suburbs
North/East metro news briefs: Cottage Grove honors four who helped save referee's life

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, pictured at City Hall on Aug. 12, 2015, says appeal of the Affordable Care Act would be a “disaster” for the city.

Minneapolis mayor says repealing ACA would be a 'disaster'

New Hennepin County pilot program uses small businesses to renovate tax-forfeited homes
HCMC, Nice Ride partner on new program to help people with mental illness by providing free bikes
Downtown Minneapolis' Skyway Senior Center may close at the end of March

St. Paul’s updated recycling system is one effort to be environmentally friendly.

St. Paul launches Climate Action Plan effort to become carbon neutral

Torture victims find solace at St. Paul nonprofit center
St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre founder Lou Bellamy wins 2017 Kay Sexton Award
Twin Cities Jewish community shaken by rising anti-Semitism

Worthington, a city of immigrants, braces for raids, deportations

In diverse Worthington, immigrants brace for raids while others applaud stepped-up enforcement


Macy's in downtown St. Paul to be renamed Treasure Island Center

Treasure Island Resort and Casino has entered an agreement for naming rights for the redeveloped building


Blaine neighborhood decries felled trees in wetland sanctuary

City says it may replant. "We will do what we can to make it right," Mayor Tom Ryan said.


Mystic Lake revives its amphitheater with Santana

After a couple low-key years, Mystic Lake Amphitheater is returning this summer with an ambitious agenda, starting with Santana on July 13. Mystic Lake Casino…


For first time, United to offer flights out of Rochester

The daily service starts in June and will go to and from O'Hare airport.


City of Minneapolis, police officers reach tentative contract deal

The specifics of the deal have not been released.


Obituary: Minnetonka veteran used medical skills to save other POWs in World War II

Alois "Al" Kopp was a pharmacist's mate on the USS Houston in 1942 when it was torpedoed and sank in the South Pacific. Almost two-thirds…


Pending legislation could derail high-speed train to Rochester before it's built

Legislators say landowners and farmers along the route object to the privately funded project.


The Drive: Edina takes next step to manage Hwy. 169 detour

City officials and residents in Edina had hoped that midblock stop signs and barricades that slim down the road so only one vehicle can snake…


SouthWest Transit to drop Shakopee to Eden Prairie bus route

The agency also announced it will stop Friday service between the southwest suburbs and Target campus in Brooklyn Park