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Charges dropped against immigrant whose status was questioned by Metro Transit cop

In this photo taken from video, a Metro Transit police officer asked a Blue Line light-rail passenger for his immigration status, leading another passenger to intervene in an exchange caught on video.

His lawyers are challenging deportation.

Three brothers sentenced in Twin Cities-based multimillion dollar cellphone crime ring

In 2014, then-U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger at the news conference at his office in Minneapolis, where he announced the breakup of a mobile device theft ring based in the Twin Cities.

Twin Cities Pride reverses course, invites police to parade

Officers from Minneapolis and St. Paul police departments led the Twin Cities Pride parade down Hennepin Avenue in 2015.

The decision came just hours after meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau, who had openly criticized the move as "divisive."

Warrants show a deep dive into records of Castile, Reynolds, but not Yanez

Investigators pored through social media accounts and cellphones, but less so for the officer who shot Philando Castile.

U cancer center evacuated after chemical spill

Minneapolis Fire Department officials said the spill is contained.

High court rejects Wis. property owner's challenge to St. Croix River conservation rules

The Murrs wanted to see some of their land to finance improvements on the rest of it.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with Somali refugees in Mpls.

Flanked by Somali women in their hijabs in Minneapolis, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "You are a powerful reminder of why this country is so great," as he marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan by eating his first Iftar dinner.


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Weekend traffic: With big festivals and major road closures, know your route
The Drive

Motorists can expect major traffic tie-ups across the metro as the Minnesota Department of Transportation starts reconfiguring Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis just as tens of thousands of people will stream into the city for large events that include the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park and the Back to the 50s street rod extravaganza at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Rain won't delay downtown Minneapolis light-rail shutdown
The Drive

Rain has pushed back the start of today's Twins-White Sox game at Target Field but that won't stop Metro Transit from shutting down light-rail service at 6:45 p.m. Thursday as scheduled.


The Sears store at Burnsville Center, shown in 2004, is closing by September.

Burnsville Center's Sears store will close in September

Vikings begin to market 200-acre development around new Eagan HQ
Fans have fun singing all night long with Lionel Richie
Cosmetics maker Bell Labs expands again in Eagan, adding 50 jobs

Curt Tryggestad

Perpich Center for Arts Education names new executive director

Off-road bike trails may be in Minnetonka's future
Edina's Pentagon Park adding housing in revamp of $500M project
Statue stolen from Edina park is back on display

Jackie Spanjers, shown in 2016, retired last week after 20 years as a nurse at Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center. She said the state mental hospital faces unprecedented strains from an influx of volatile jail inmates admitted under the “48-hour rule.”

Surging number of jail inmates posing safety threat to Anoka state mental hospital

Federal Cartridge makes third cut in Anoka jobs since March
Two caregivers at Lino Lakes senior home charged with abusing 70-year-old resident
Baby girl run over by grandma in Anoka County but expected to survive

Carol Noyes, whose family had owned the Dairy Queen on Snelling Avenue for 65 years, stands in the doorway at DQ for perhaps the last time.

Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

Yanez had limited training in defusing situations, records show
Long No. 2, Ramsey County now grows at rate equal to Hennepin
High court rejects Wis. property owner's challenge to St. Croix River conservation rules

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself and Somali refugees sharing an Iftar dinner in Minneapolis Thursday night.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with Somali refugees in Mpls.

Old Rainbow Foods on Lake St. to be transformed into school, senior apartments
Twin Cities Pride parade officials discuss reversing ban on police marching
Twin Cities Pride reverses course, invites police to parade

Conductor Paul Weber led a rehearsal Thursday in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Gregorian chants get a sacred encore and a showcase in St. Paul

Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good
St. Paul's new indoor food truck trailer park will boast 20-lb. cookies, 40-oz. beers
BCA completes its probe of St. Paul mayoral candidate Dai Thao

Baby girl run over by grandma in Anoka County but expected to survive

Woman, leaving for appointment, didn't realize child was near car.


Michelle Obama to speak in the Twin Cities

The former first lady is scheduled to speak in September at the Beth El Synagogue.


Man steals police car, leads officers on 23-mile chase in southern Minnesota

Police were serving an arrest warrant when the suspect took off


Nowthen girl, 1, expected to survive after grandmother backs over her

A girl just shy of her first birthday is expected to survive after she was accidentally backed over in western Anoka County. The Anoka County…


1 dead after shooting at Minnetonka storage facility

The suspect in the incident is in custody and a weapon was recovered


Gregorian chants get a sacred encore and a showcase in St. Paul

Experts and students of the ancient sacred music have gathered at the University of St. Thomas for what is billed as "the most in-depth teaching conference ... on sacred music in the world."


Listen to a Gregorian chant performed at the U of St. Thomas

The Gregorian chant, best known as the solemn music sung by robed monks of old, is enjoying a 21st-century revival — and the Twin Cities are at the heart of it this week.


Minneapolis cyclist had audacious dream to ride to New York City — in 1896

Primitive roads didn't make it easier for the liquor store owner on an unlikely trip.


Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

"We have developed many friendships and loyal customers over the years, and we will miss you."


Weekend traffic: With big festivals and major road closures, know your route

Motorists can expect major traffic tie-ups across the metro as the Minnesota Department of Transportation starts reconfiguring Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis just as tens of thousands of people will stream into the city for large events that include the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park and the Back to the 50s street rod extravaganza at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.