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10 years after bridge collapse, survivors find renewed purpose

This view shows the Interstate 35W freeway bridge over the Mississippi River after it collapsed Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, in Minneapolis, as emergency crews gather. The bridge collapsed during evening rush hour sending vehicles, tons of concrete and twisted metal crashing into the water.

Many still struggle with the pain and guilt from that horrific day. But some have found new fulfillment in their lives -- not just in spite of the disaster, but because of it.

Levy-Pounds delivers healthy daughter while on campaign trail

Nekima Levy-Pounds participates in a mayoral forum at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in April.

In a statement to supporters, she declared Assata Joy Armstrong "a future freedom fighter."


Rock the Garden returns to the Walker in familiar, Revolutionary form

Prince's old bandmates got the 11,000 attendees revved up more than any other act.


Fast-track training put officer Noor on Mpls. police

The former police chief stood by the training of officer Mohamed Noor, who shot and killed Justine Damond. But not everyone is sold on the process.


Bus rider killed in fiery St. Paul crash is ID'd; car driver arrested

Police on Saturday identified the 26-year-old Minneapolis driver who smashed into a Metro Transit bus Friday evening in St. Paul, slicing through it and leaving one bus rider dead.


Tevlin: Police chief's absence spelled the end

Janee Harteau certainly doesn't own all the crises that have tarnished the police force the past few years, but political expediency made her departure inevitable.


Damond witness steps forward; part of incident said to be filmed

A witness who was nearby when Justine Damond was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has been located and is cooperating, officials say. A source with direct knowledge of the investigation said the witness filmed part of the encounter.


Minneapolis police chief resigns; protesters shout down mayor

Protesters interrupted Mayor Betsy Hodges' news conference at City Hall. Earlier, Hodges said she would name Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo to replace Janeé Harteau, who resigned.


In new dispute, Vikings say stadium agency can't sell seats

The team says the suites were "gifted" by the team to the MSFA for the agency's use only. The MSFA disagrees.


Janee Harteau resigns: A timeline

Former Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau tendered her resignation Friday, six days after the fatal shooting of Justine Damond. Below is a timeline of her…


Marchers cheer news of Harteau's departure, interrupt mayor

After a rally at Loring Park, protesters headed downtown to City Hall, where they delayed the mayor's news conference on the police chief's resignation.


About Assistant Police Chief Medaria Arradondo

• Joined the Minneapolis Police Department. in 1989. • Most recently served as assistant chief, managing the department’s day-to-day operations and overseeing the police-community relations…


Thrivent lot in downtown Mpls. might be redone as ramp and apartments

The plan is the likely first step in redeveloping three surface parking areas.


S.U.N. Academy charter school shuts down abruptly

The north Minneapolis school had struggled with finances, enrollment and management turnover.


Man charged in Minneapolis parking ramp attack on group of women

A Minneapolis man has been charged in connection with an attack last weekend on a group of women in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp.Benjamin Love,…


Redo of Peavey Plaza in Mpls. preserves and updates once-popular park

It wasn't easy, but the city of Minneapolis has landed on a design to update the aging outdoor park while maintaining its modernist integrity.


Hundreds in Mpls. rally, march to honor Justine Damond

Among those attending was Valerie Castile, the mother of the man killed last year by a St. Anthony police officer.


Justine Damond 'didn't have to die,' says Minneapolis police chief

In her first remarks since the high-profile shooting and her return to town, Harteau said the department will take a close look at its body camera policies and acknowledged the officers' cameras should have been on.


Shooting 'clearly an improper use of deadly force,' says attorney for Damond's family

The family said in a statement that it wants the investigation completed as soon as possible.