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Philando Castile protest closes St. Paul's Summit Av. again

Aziza Aboud reacted after a friend threw water on her during a rally in front of the governor’s residence on St. Paul’s Summit Avenue on Sunday.

Con­tinued calls for jus­tice mixed with a block par­ty at­mos­phere.

Moms emerge as force for change at Minn. state mental hospital

Four mothers with sons in the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter prepare to embark to St. Peter for a one of their regular meetings to advocate for their sons who are psychiatric patients at the hospital Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in St. Paul. MN. Among those mothers were, left to right, Lynda Hansen; a mom who didn't want to be named, Sheila Novak and Connie Kishel.

Parents want more access, more focus on treatment at state security hospital.

Proposed demolition of Burma Shave home decried

Organizers hoping to stop the demolition of 2019 E. Lake St., the original office and factory for the company that made Burma Shave products, used rhyming signs reminiscent of the company's roadside advertising to make their case during Open Streets East Lake Street on Sunday.

They want the targeted building studied for historic significance.

DNR to stock muskie in Gull, Fairmont lake chains

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that it plans to release muskie into the Gull Lake chain near Brainerd and into the Fairmont chain of lakes in southern Minnesota this fall.

Five tons of trash collected at Minnehaha Creek Cleanup

The 10th Minnehaha Creek Cleanup netted a record 5 tons of trash.

The Drive: Road rage a serious threat to everyone

Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

The fate of Draken's visits to Green Bay, Wis., and Duluth remains unclear.


Mug shot sleaze doesn't justify keeping them secret

The mug shot is the star of the voyeur’s internet. Any web search turns up thousands of images of people booked and photographed by police,…

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Mpls. police seek help to solve fatal stabbing of activist last year

Minneapolis police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding whoever was responsible for last summer's beating death of prominent North Side activist and artist Susan Spiller.


Blaine man, worried his son was on drugs, shot and killed him, charges say

Joshua J. Effertz died of multiple gunshot wounds.


Lakeville father pleads guilty in attempted murder-suicide involving 2 young sons

He was accused of trying to kill his two sons, ages 2 and 4.


Two hurt when trench collapses in Minnetonka

Two construction workers where hurt Monday morning when a trench they were digging in Minnetonka collapsed. The men were working on a road rehabilitation project…


Robber's gun to Brooklyn Park man's head failed to fire 3 times, charges say

The gunman was chased down by his victim and surrounded by several people until police arrived, according to the prosecution.


Convicted sex offender, 90, charged with sex crime at Edina pool

The man had sex toys with him at the time of his arrest, according to the criminal complaint.


Mug shot sleaze doesn't justify keeping them secret

The mug shot is the star of the voyeur’s internet. Any web search turns up thousands of images of people booked and photographed by police,…


Humphrey speech on race reverberating as Democrats return to Philadelphia

As Democrats hold their national convention in Philadelphia for the first time since 1948, Hubert Humphrey's successful push for the first civil rights plank in the national Democratic platform is as pertinent as ever.


2 killed in NW. Minnesota crash weren't wearing seat belts

Seat belts were not being worn by a couple killed in a car that ran a stop sign and was hit by a minivan in…


Death toll in Rochester house fire now 2; mother, adult son are victims

The death toll is now two from a house fire this weekend in Rochester, authorities said Sunday. The blaze was reported to 911 dispatch shortly…


Shootings by officers prompt push for police oversight

Shootings by officers lead to call for transparency.