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State dealing with glitches in new license tab, plate computer system

The scene inside the Minnesota Drivers and Vehicle Services office in Sears in St. Paul on July 6. The statewide rollout this week of a new computer system intended to make renewing license plate tabs, issuing license plates and processing vehicle titles more efficient has proved to be a bit challenging.

Some vehicle owners are reporting long waits for their tabs, titles and plates.

Leaders call for permanent appointment of Arradondo as Mpls. police chief

A coalition of black faith and community leaders is calling on Medaria Arradondo to be named Minneapolis' permanent police chief.

Spike Moss, the Rev. Jerry McAfee and other faith and community leaders addressed reporters at a news conference on Minneapolis' North Side.

Family identifies woman fatally stabbed in Minneapolis parking ramp

Mai Yer Cha, 31, died Wednesday as the result of wounds she suffered in the July 15 attack.

Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul to close in October

The 96-year-old private club can no longer be financially sustained and will close in October, members were told.

Minnesota gun sellers get a crash course on thwarting gun thieves

ATF's education push comes amid national rise in the theft of firearms from businesses.

Administrator appointed to oversee some of embattled Minneapolis landlord's properties

More than 400 apartment units get new administrator as landlord Stephen Frenz faces foreclosure action.

Minnesota caregiver pleads guilty to sexually assaulting woman with Alzheimer's

Facility still faces allegations that it hid incident from family members.


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SouthWest Transit raises fares for State Fair express service
The Drive

Metro Transit bus and rail fares are not the only ones going up. SouthWest Transit said it's raising fares for its State Fair express service for the first time in 20 years.

A look at how much it costs to ride the bus in other U.S. cities
The Drive

The Metropolitan Counci will vote Wednesday on a proposal to rasie metro area bus fares by 25 cents. If approved, as expected, the cost to take a local off-peak bus or light-rail ride will rise to $2. Express bus fares would go up to $2.50.


Shakopee Public Schools approves Gary Anger, current superintendent of Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools, as interim superintendent for the district until June 30, 2019.

Zumbrota-Mazeppa superintendent to lead Shakopee schools

Dakota County teacher charged with having sex with student
Reward offered in Farmington four-plex arson case
Fan who prompted Peter Frampton's Treasure Island meltdown laments her role

Shredder's Mutant Masher was closed at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on July 27, 2017.

Mall of America shuts down amusement ride after Ohio fair death

Former Chanhassen High School principal sentenced to prison for porn possession
Minnesota gun sellers get a crash course on thwarting gun thieves
SouthWest Transit raises fares for State Fair express service

Jerry Longo unhooked a strap from the reins of “Caress of Steel” after he massaged her legs Wednesday night in the stables of Running Aces. Bituminous Roadways wants to build an asphalt plant in Columbus, near the horse racing track.

Columbus City Council delays vote on proposed asphalt plant

Playground torched in Coon Rapids park, suspects sought
$200,000 in bookkeeping thievery earns Mound woman a year in jail
Arden Hills will allow organic waste site

The nearly complete St. Croix River bridge connects the Minnesota and Wisconsin banks just south of Stillwater.

St. Croix River bridge ribbon-cutting expected to draw a crowd

Hwy. 243 bridge over St. Croix closed to repair a hole
Police standards board rejects naming training fund for Castile
Cottage Grove rescinds summerlong watering ban effective Aug. 1

A coalition of black faith and community leaders is calling on Medaria Arradondo to be named Minneapolis' permanent police chief.

Leaders call for permanent appointment of Arradondo as Mpls. police chief

Well-known Mpls. restaurants add health care surcharge
Remodeled Minneapolis Armory to host days-long entertainment during Super Bowl
Family identifies woman fatally stabbed in Minneapolis parking ramp

Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul is set to close on Oct. 31.

Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul to close in October

Police standards board rejects naming training fund for Castile
St. Paul to sell Payne Avenue lot for affordable housing, commercial project
St. Paul moves ahead with talks on coordinated trash hauling

Mall of America shuts down amusement ride after Ohio fair death

Mall officials said they did not know when the ride will reopen.


Police standards board rejects naming training fund for Castile

A new state training fund for police officers will not be named for Philando Castile, despite Gov. Mark Dayton's recommendation.


Excelsior beach on Lake Minnetonka reopens after temporary shutdown due to E. coli

It was shut down just a day earlier.


Bike thieves rivaled bike riders in late 19th-century Twin Cities

19th-century bike craze in the metro brought with it rampant theft


Well-known Mpls. restaurants add health care surcharge

Owner of Barbette, Bryant Lake Bowl and other locales said she opted for surcharge, rather than "raising prices here and there" on menu items.


Hwy. 243 bridge over St. Croix closed to repair a hole

"We always err on the side of safety," said a MnDOT spokesman.


St. Croix River bridge ribbon-cutting expected to draw a crowd

Buses will ferry spectators to the Wednesday event in Oak Park Heights.


Controversial pedophilia-themed show back in Minnesota Fringe Festival

Festival officials say the show was billed to them simply as "Sean Neely."


Justine Damond's family sets up memorial fund

Donations will support social justice causes that were important to Damond.


Wells Fargo Tower in Bloomington evacuated due to fumes

The Wells Fargo Tower in Bloomington was temporarily evacuated because of fumes from construction. The 24-story building is located at 7900 Xerxes Av. S. Several…