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'We hereby declare!' Young citizens take oath in special ceremony at Minnesota Children's Museum

Faith Nasande Ssanyu Mick, 6, got a hug from her sister, Ainsley Mick, 8, after she received her Certificate of Citizenship during a ceremony for kids who become citizens automatically due to adoption or parents’ naturalization.

Citizenship ceremony at the Minnesota Children's Museum held in kids' honor.

Minnesota mom works to take 'fear out of food allergies'

Nona Narvaez, right, was a legislative policy analyst when her oldest son, Max, was born, and diagnosed with severe allergies to many foods.

Peanut-free sports games, epinephrine in schools part of Nona Narvaez's advocacy work.

Investigation into 'horrific, surreal' St. Paul crash continues

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Police on Saturday are expected to release the name of the 26-year-old driver who smashed into a Metro Transit bus Friday evening in St. Paul, slicing through it and leaving one bus rider dead.

Hennepin Co. considers requiring curbside organics recycling

The plan would divert food waste away from landfills and garbage burners.

Shakopee's new City Hall nearing completion

Officials are planning a coordinated move into the building in the next few weeks

League of Women voters making push on suburban affordable housing

Roseville got a pitch last week as it ramps up toward a new long-range plan.

After the bridge: 10 years, six stories

Survivors of the 35W bridge collapse talk about how their lives were changed in a moment and how they cope with the memory.


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Shutdown on Hwy. 61, sporting events could hamper weekend traffic
The Drive

Fans heading to this weekend's Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest in St. Paul's Mears Park might not be the only ones singing the blues. Drivers on Hwy. 61 in Cottage Grove where a bridge project has the potential to spawn big backups might be, too.

July 20, 1969: 'One giant leap'
Yesterday's News

Minneapolis Tribune coverage of Neil Armstrong's historic first step on the moon.


Shakopee’s new City Hall is weeks away from opening. The 69,000-square-foot building cost $8.5 million and took a year to build.

Shakopee's new City Hall nearing completion

South metro news briefs: Thai eatery opens at Savage Depot
South metro police blotter, July 23
Lakeville's Regan Smith, 15, is swimming's breakthrough star

Food waste was added to a hopper for mixing with yard waste at Organics Recycling Development in Rosemount. A decade after Hennepin County began pilot programs for organics recycling, just 11 cities in the county offer those programs.

Hennepin Co. considers requiring curbside organics recycling

West metro news briefs: Orono reimagining Navarre area as gathering spot
West metro police blotter, July 23
Kirsten Langsetmo, early advocate for people with autism, dies at 88

Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Ken Prillaman

Brooklyn Park fire chief to step down amid so-called 'culture of hostility'

Hennepin Co. considers requiring curbside organics recycling
League of Women voters making push on suburban affordable housing
North/east metro news briefs: Woodbury anticipates higher water rates

Roseville is one of the cities around the metro crafting a 10-year plan that grapples with affordable housing.

League of Women voters making push on suburban affordable housing

North/east metro news briefs: Woodbury anticipates higher water rates
North/east metro police blotter, July 23
Settlement in Philando Castile's death proposed to go to mother alone

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges struggles to explain her decision at a City Hall news conference disrupted by protesters on Friday.

Mpls. police chief resigns; protesters shout down mayor

Thrivent lot in downtown Mpls. might be redone as ramp and apartments
Redo of Peavey Plaza in Mpls. preserves and updates once-popular park
In new dispute, Vikings say stadium agency can't sell seats

A damaged Metro Transit bus sat at the intersection of Dale Street N. and Charles Avenue in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. Police said a speeding car ran a stop sign, became airborne and sliced into the bus, leaving one rider dead and another critically injured.

Bus rider dead, others hurt in 'horrific, surreal' St. Paul crash

'We hereby declare!' Young citizens take oath in special ceremony at Minnesota Children's Museum
Minnesota mom works to take 'fear out of food allergies'
Investigation into 'horrific, surreal' St. Paul crash continues

Damond shooting witness steps forward; source says part of encounter was filmed

The BCA interviewed the bicyclist who reportedly stopped and watched officers do CPR.


Mpls. police chief resigns; protesters shout down mayor

Protesters interrupted Mayor Betsy Hodges' news conference at City Hall. Earlier, Hodges said she would name Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo to replace Janeé Harteau, who resigned.


Rush on $10 senior lifetime pass to national parks causes shortage in Twin Cities

More are on order; mail-in applications are an option.


In new dispute, Vikings say stadium agency can't sell seats

The team says the suites were "gifted" by the team to the MSFA for the agency's use only. The MSFA disagrees.


Bus rider dead, others hurt in 'horrific, surreal' St. Paul crash

A passenger on a Metro Transit bus died and at least one other bus rider was injured Friday night when a car sped through a stop sign, went airborne and sliced through the bus in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood.


10 years after bridge collapse, survivors find renewed purpose

Many still struggle with the pain and guilt from that horrific day. But some have found new fulfillment in their lives -- not just in spite of the disaster, but because of it.


Where Minneapolis Public Schools is spending its building improvement funds

Schools on the north side of the city are getting more money per student for building maintenance and upgrades.


Janee Harteau resigns: A timeline

Former Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau tendered her resignation Friday, six days after the fatal shooting of Justine Damond. Below is a timeline of her…


Duluth's oldest university closing after 126 years

Duluth Business University will close in June amid uncertainty about its future accreditation.


Marchers cheer news of Harteau's departure, interrupt mayor

After a rally at Loring Park, protesters headed downtown to City Hall, where they delayed the mayor's news conference on the police chief's resignation.