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City maintenance boss rescues fawn that fell into east metro storm drain

Bob Goebel returned to sunlight with a fallen fawn.

He lowered himself into a storm drain to pull off the recovery.

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Walker postpones garden opening after 'Scaffold' protests

A man looked though the fence at "Scaffold" by Sam Durant at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Los Angeles-based artist Sam Durant issued a statement Monday expressing remorse for not reaching out to the Dakota community.

St. Thomas Academy wins London competition for fast, energy-efficient cars

Last year, the team qualified for the world championship in London but lost.

Charge: Man fatally shot woman in Mpls. strip mall parking lot after friend told him to do it

Even where fun is No. 1, Saints tighten security in wake of Manchester attack

Fans entering CHS Field are now being scanned with metal-detecting wands and are being asked to empty pockets.

80,000 U.S. service members remain missing in action

Bernie O. Aaberg, an Army private from Minnesota who went missing in the Philippines during World War II, has the distinctions of being, alphabetically, the first member on the U.S. military's list of those missing in action.


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Tevlin: One teenager's poignant struggle to 'get it out'
Jon Tevlin

An eighth-grade English assignment is a heartbreaking view of life coming apart for a 14-year-old girl, and a stark reminder that violent acts have many victims.

Newspaper's secrecy scoop of 1947 resonates today

The headline blared across the front page of the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune. Big enough to stop a president: “U.S. CENSORSHIP PLAN REVEALED.” It was…


A custom pipe system will collect rainwater, store it in a pond and treat it before delivering it to homes for irrigation.

In Shakopee, Sioux finding ways to recycle rainwater

South metro news briefs: Le Sueur lures away Shakopee's economic development director
South metro police blotter, May 28
St. Thomas Academy wins London competition for fast, energy-efficient cars

George Heinen is a regular at Minnehaha Creek in Arden Park in Edina. Plans call for removing a dam and restoring the creek’s curves, eventually eliminating the fishing hole.

Fans of prized Edina fishing hole, Minnehaha Creek rapids fight to save them

In Shakopee, Sioux finding ways to recycle rainwater
West metro briefs: Plymouth to cut ribbon on Northwest Greenway recreation trail
West metro police blotter, May 28

Mohamed Sheikh, a Lyndale Elementary fourth-grader, worked on his dog-paddling skills as teacher Drew Gau assisted.

Hennepin County, YMCA partner on water survival skills for kids

North/East metro news briefs: Stillwater's Historic Courthouse to reopen for 150th anniversary
North/East metro police blotter, May 28
Shooting under investigation in Fridley

Bob Goebel returned to sunlight with a fallen fawn.

City maintenance boss rescues fawn that fell into east metro storm drain

Fine dining keeps expanding in a onetime 'desert' of White Bear Lake
North/East metro news briefs: Stillwater's Historic Courthouse to reopen for 150th anniversary
St. Thomas Academy wins London competition for fast, energy-efficient cars

Iesha Wiley

Charge: Man fatally shot woman in Mpls. strip mall parking lot after friend told him to do it

Minneapolis City Council asks staff to draft $15 minimum wage ordinance
Walker director expresses regret over sculpture that recalls Mankato hangings
Walker postpones garden opening after 'Scaffold' protests

Fans entering CHS Field paused to have a metal-detecting wand go over their bodies Saturday.

Even where fun is No. 1, Saints tighten security in wake of Manchester attack

Impact of trial in Castile's death to resonate beyond officer's fate
Man asked about legal status on light rail train to be deported
Timeline of the Philando Castile shooting and its aftermath

Read artist Sam Durant's full statement on 'Scaffold' controversy

Durant created the sculpture 'Scaffold,' which sparked protests during its installation at the Walker Art Center.


Thousands pay respects, plant flags at Fort Snelling cemetery

Thousands of volunteers panted flags at graves early Monday morning during the Flags for Fort Snelling event.


Remembering those who served: Events scheduled for Twin Cities

Several ceremonies are scheduled today around the Twin Cities to remember those who died in service to the country.


Minneapolis climber summits Everest on second try

Mpls. man celebrates Everest climb … once he's safely down


The Drive: Why rebuild Cedar and Portland bridges simultaneously?

It’s to the mailbag we go this week, and the burning question on the minds of many Drive readers is: Why in the world did…


Historic Grain Belt Beer sign ready to light up Mpls. riverfront

Restoration project just needs city's approval to go forward.


Fuse is lit for Roseville being state's first 'sanctuary suburb'

The City Council has agreed to take up the subject this summer, the result of a citizen engagement effort focused on issues of race and ethnicity that produced a strong turnout and a forceful push to support immigrants.


State's day care centers have troubling gaps on immunizations

Centers that ignore rules can act as unwitting incubators for the measles virus.


Once shrinking White Bear Lake is on the verge of overflowing

White Bear Lake, the most dire of mudholes within vivid memory, is now rising so high that it's threatening to stream out through overflow pipes. Legal issues still remain, but locals are hopeful that they will finally have their beaches back.


Paul Magers, 4 others entering Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Paul Magers and four other television and radio veterans are the next inductees into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting…