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In Richfield, Latina leadership is a chance to build bridges among residents

Richfield Council Members Maria Regan Gonzalez and Edwina Garcia posed with school Board Member Paula Cole in the Richfield council chambers.

Council and school board members attest to city's growing diversity.

Tevlin: Stadium officials should listen to people who tilt at windmills

Chuck Turchick spoke in opposition to the Vikings stadium in 2012 in front of the Minneapolis City Council.

You can't say Chuck Turchick didn't warn them.

Burnsville photographer wins national recognition for fox photo

“Time for a Nap” Benjamin Olson’s photo of a yawning fox won in the wildlife category of the Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition, held by Nature’s Best Photography magazine.

Benjamin Olson's photo of a sleepy young fox received the wildlife award this year from Nature's Best Photography.

Duluth's ship canal lighthouses dubbed historic by National Register

Two of Duluth's signature lighthouses have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the latest landmarks to join city staples such as the Aerial Lift Bridge, Armory and Union Depot in earning the distinction.

Minn. officials get alerts about 'high-use' patients, like 150 ER visits in a year

The program is saving taxpayers at least $7 million a year in unnecessary medical costs.

Are hate crimes on rise in Minn.? Police make it guessing game

Issue has taken on urgency after election, but many agencies fail to file annual reports with BCA.

Hennepin Co. attorney: Grand juries in officer-involved shootings 'a mistake'

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his biggest regret as the county's top prosecutor was using grand juries to investigate the shootings of civilians by police, admitting that the process lacked transparency.


Hennepin Co. attorney: Grand juries in officer-involved shootings 'a mistake'
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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his biggest regret as the county's top prosecutor was using grand juries to investigate the shootings of civilians by police, admitting that the process lacked transparency.

Creepy but legal: 'Voter shaming' letters showed up in Minnetonka mailbox

The letter arrived at the Guetschow house before Election Day.It included the names and addresses of three of their neighbors in Minnetonka, and a chart…


State briefs: Waseca sets a state record for annual precipitation

It’s been one soggy year in Waseca. So wet, in fact, that the 0.34 inches of rain that fell in the southern Minnesota city last…


Metro briefs: Fort Snelling event Sunday marks Dred and Harriet Scott Day

Historic Fort Snelling will honor Dred and Harriet Scott with a free program from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Dred Scott, a slave who…


Son's heart still aches for the dad he lost at Pearl Harbor

Sheldon Sampson has taken his mother and son to the Pearl Harbor memorial. He’s studied the Japanese sneak attack that drew the United States into…


Do public services cost more in Minneapolis or St. Paul?

The two cities are finalizing their 2017 budgets, but city taxes comprise a small share of a homeowners total obligation for services.


USC professor stabbed to death began his career in Minnesota

Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California was fatally stabbed on Friday afternoon in the building that houses his lab.


Creepy but legal: 'Voter shaming' letters showed up in Minnetonka mailbox

The letter arrived at the Guetschow house before Election Day.It included the names and addresses of three of their neighbors in Minnetonka, and a chart…


Excessive solitary confinement scars Minnesota prison inmates

Prisoners are punished with long periods of isolation, often for minor offenses, that can cause lasting mental health problems. Other states are moving to limit the practice.


Lake associations, local governments boost spending against aquatic invaders

Spending aims at nasty species as regional approach is considered.


Developer of old Dayton estate pays $5k after cutting 54 trees

In a rare step by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, a developer must pay $5,000 for violating a permit while developing the former shoreline estate of the late Douglas Dayton.


1 person injured in 2 a.m. shooting at St. Louis Park shopping center

Police responded to a report of gunfire around 2 a.m. Saturday.