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Reporter | Metro

Pat Pheifer covers the Twin Cities metro area.


Warsame upset with anti-Somali rhetoric since Damond's death

City Council member reacts to cultural comments after a Somali-American cop shot Justine Damond.


Eau Claire cop fatally shoots man; police say suspect shot at them

Police in Eau Claire, Wis., shot and killed a man who fired a shotgun at them from a home on Saturday night, authorities said. A…


Arrest made in woman's stabbing in Minneapolis parking ramp

The victim of the stabbing in Ramp B is still in HCMC in serious condition.


Driver dies after weekend crash with light-rail train in St. Paul

Witnesses have said they believe Nicholas Westlake had the right of way with a green traffic light. Metro Transit is investigating.


Sources: Woman was fatally shot through door of police car

A 40-year-old woman who family members said called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her south Minneapolis home Saturday night was fatally shot by a police officer.


7 officers fired guns in fatal shooting of Chisago County carjack suspect, BCA says

A North Carolina man was killed Monday near Harris, Minn., after a carjacking.


Husband is in custody after wife fatally shot at Crystal home

A SWAT team and police from Crystal, Robbinsdale, New Hope, Maple Grove and Golden Valley swarmed the area after the suspect refused to come out of the house. Neighbors were asked to leave their homes during the two-hour negotiation.


Woman killed in multivehicle crash in southeast Minneapolis

A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in what Minneapolis police are calling a “multivehicle personal injury crash” at University and Central avenues SE. Officers went…


St. Anthony terminates contract to police Falcon Heights

In further fallout from the slaying of Philando Castile, cities sever ties for law enforcement.


St. Anthony Park and 3 other St. Paul libraries celebrating 100 years

The St. Anthony Park branch library and three other grandes dames of the St. Paul Public Library system are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year.…