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Black Lives Matter St. Paul organizer reports attempted break-in at his home

The man was gone when police arrived.

Suicidal woman with gun shot by police near Duluth after long standoff

A suicidal Cloquet woman is in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting at a church near Duluth.The St. Louis County Sheriff's office reports that the…

Mpls. musician Jeremy Messersmith to play with Hopkins High orchestra

Class Act

Jeremy Messersmith, an indie-pop artist, will play nine songs with the orchestra at its Feb. 19 concert.

Taser favored to win city body cam contract

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After months of testing, the city's IT department has recommended that U.S. stun gun maker Taser International be awarded a five-year $4 million contract to outfit hundreds of officers with the pocket-sized recording devices, even as the department continues to fine-tune its policy for the cameras.

St. Paul low-power radio station WEQY seeks to give East Side a voice

Low-power, volunteer-run station mixes music, news and commentary.


St. Paul public housing gets more than $7 million from feds

Money to be used to renovate and modernize several sites.


$1.28? No pain at the pump as gas prices hit rock bottom

With prices dropping below $1.30 a gallon, Minnesota motorists are enjoying the lowest gas prices in 12 years.


Mpls. opts for non-profit recycler over nation's largest waste firm

A local non-profit company will soon begin sorting and selling Minneapolis' recyclable materials, after the city opted not to sign a new contract with the nation's largest garbage company.


Met Council chairman calls for more collaboration with cities, counties

Adam Duininck's State of the Region address was a nod to tensions with some suburbs.


Minneapolis Council unanimously reappoints Police Chief Harteau

Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau was granted a new, three-year reappointment on Friday after a unanimous vote of the City Council.


Cloistered nun's long life of prayer, joy and adventure ends at 102

Sister Anne Condon lived much of her long, joyful, prayerful life apart from the world. But the cloistered nun saw more of the world, and…


Four semifinalists for MCTC president named

Four semifinalists for the presidency of Minneapolis Community and Technical College were named Friday. They are scheduled to visit the campus next week. The semifinalists…


Police near Duluth shoot, critically wound woman

Sheriff's officials say a woman has been shot by officers and critically wounded outside a church near Duluth.


New location proposed for Minneapolis Open Streets

The city has proposed eight of the pedestrian and bike-friendly events for 2016, including a new stop on Broadway Avenue in north Minneapolis.


Minnesota profs help find a ripple in space and time

U, Carleton professors contributed to a major cosmic discovery.


Protesters to demand prosecution of Minneapolis officers

A group of protesters plans to rally in downtown Minneapolis to press Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to prosecute two police officers who fatally shot a black man last year.


One man shot, wounded in gunfire near north Minneapolis park

One man was wounded Thursday night in a volley of gunfire near a north Minneapolis park. Officers were called to the area near Glen Gale…


Man suspected of groping 3 women near St. Paul colleges, targeted another

The incidents occurred near St. Thomas, St. Catherine and Macalester, ra campus public safety alert said.


Fargo officer shot at domestic dispute dies hours later + Photo Gallery + Video

Jason Moszer was the first Fargo police officer to be killed on duty in 134 years. His suspected killer was found dead inside a home.