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Proposed Mpls. budget includes little money to enforce new labor rules

The Minneapolis City skyline including City Hall seen from the back of the U.S. District Court. GLEN STUBBE ï glen.stubbe@startribune.com

Music Under Glass concert series returns to Como Park

Parisota Hot Club performed at the Como Conservatory in St. Paul as part of the Music Under Glass concert series in 2015. CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com

Long-awaited children's hospice and respite home a 'dream come true'

Tana Wall, 21, right, and her mom, Jill Wall, left, doted on Harmon, the son of Crescent Cove founder Katie Lindenfelser. The nonprofit group is opening a children’s hospice center.

Crescent Cove in Brooklyn Center is one of only three facilities of its kind of in the country.

U.S. Bank Stadium stop won't be an option in 48 hours before Super Bowl

Trains will run regular schedules and routes but beginning late Friday they won't use the stadium stop. Planners say the bypass is necessary because of stepped up security before game day.

Long sentence for New Brighton man who choked girlfriend's brother to death

"I didn't have any mercy," the attacker said to police at the time of the killing, according to prosecutors.

10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer

The Apple Valley man, who was driving on a canceled license, will serve slightly more than 6 years in prison.

Transit operators cut back service for Thanksgiving and day after

Twin Cities transit agencies will run fewer buses and trains on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when fewer people are working and there is less demand for public transportation.


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U.S. Bank Stadium stop won't be an option in 48 hours before Super Bowl
Super Bowl LII: Dateline Minnesota

Trains will run regular schedules and routes but beginning late Friday they won't use the stadium stop. Planners say the bypass is necessary because of stepped up security before game day.

Transit operators cut back service for Thanksgiving and day after
The Drive

Twin Cities transit agencies will run fewer buses and trains on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when fewer people are working and there is less demand for public transportation.


Hadley Kull, 2, climbed on the stone commemorating the site where Indian remains were reburied in 1958.

Woman aims to protect American Indian burial site in South St. Paul

South metro news briefs: Eagan OKs goat grazing to control problem plants
South metro police blotter, Nov. 19
10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer

A new charcoal Venetian plaster fireplace surround, honed granite hearth and warm maple floors refreshed the dated 1980s interiors.

A tired '80s tract home in Bloomington gets a stylish refresh

West metro news briefs: Housing complex opens in Hopkins near future light-rail station
West metro police blotter, Nov. 19
Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in Twin Cities

Tana Wall, 21, right, and her mom, Jill Wall, left, doted on Harmon, the son of Crescent Cove founder Katie Lindenfelser. The nonprofit group is opening a children’s hospice center.

Long-awaited children's hospice and respite home a 'dream come true'

North/East metro police blotter, Nov. 19
Hwy. 169 will be single lane in Champlin this weekend
Fridley man fatally struck by vehicle in north metro

A Costco employee in Woodbury prepped the store for its opening Wednesday. The company has been looking for a suitable site in the city since 1999.

Costco, after years of looking for the right site, will open a store in Woodbury

Charges: St. Paul man killed girlfriend, chanted 'demon, demon'
St. Paul officer crashed car while drunk, charges say
Long sentence for New Brighton man who choked girlfriend's brother to death

In 2016, Minneapolis health inspector Mai P. Yang checked the temperature inside of the walk-in cooler at the Sassy Spoon.

Short-staffed Mpls. Health Department juggles growing inspection caseload

Minneapolis park police to be outfitted with body cameras
Jim Fiorentino, who restored cuckoo clocks, built North Loop museum for them, dies at 94
10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer

In Frogtown, Joshua Broyles and his mother, Linda, talked about the death of John Broyles near the spot where he grew up playing.

How to combat St. Paul violence? Neighbors take differing views

St. Paul Winter Carnival buttons' look for 2018 unveiled
1900s Romanian immigrant lifted the lid on St. Paul's wretched poverty
Charges: St. Paul man killed girlfriend, chanted 'demon, demon'

Rep. Cornish's ex-wife once obtained domestic abuse protection order

Rep. Tony Cornish, facing allegations at the State Capitol, was accused of aggressive behavior toward his ex-wife in 1990.


Franken not addressing media after allegation he grabbed woman at fair

Franken told CNN that he has no memory of meeting the woman, and feels "badly" that she felt disrespected.


Minnesota state parks will be free on Friday

All 75 of Minnesota’s state parks will be free for visitors on Friday, continuing a new tradition aimed at getting people active and outside on…


State alleges 3M chemicals caused cancer, infertility and seeks $5B

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed suit over groundwater contamination in Oakdale, other suburbs, alleging that the company caused $5 billion worth of health and environmental damages.


Minneapolis gets $1.2 million grant to hire 10 officers

Federal grant will allow 10 hires for the department.


Edina to host second meeting on race and equity

The city of Edina will host its second community dialogue on race and equity early next month.The second of two meetings will take place from…


Charges: St. Paul man killed girlfriend, chanted 'demon, demon'

The victim was shot twice and suffered 45 stab wounds.


Minnesota officials to present economic forecast

The estimate will be used to guide state spending during the next two years.


St. Paul officer crashed car while drunk, charges say

A St. Paul police officer was charged with drunken driving after causing a crash last week that damaged five other vehicles.Cory J. Kochendorfer, 38, of…


Gov. Mark Dayton's chief of staff to serve as St. Paul deputy mayor

With governor's term winding down, members of his administration are lining up their next positions.