New push to divert youth from juvenile court in Ramsey County stirs controversy

:Tina Thomas, grandmother of a teen accused of assaulting an Uber driver in St. Paul, pointed to where he sometimes sleeps in her home. He was not cha

New Ramsey County effort aims to rehabilitate teens, but sheriff says it lets dangerous youth go free.

Religious exemptions pose new challenges to COVID vaccine mandates

St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop Bernard Hebda  has discouraged clergy from writing the appeals, noting that vaccine exemptions don’t require cle

As employer mandates grow, rising number seek religious exemptions.

2 dead in fiery crash at new 35W Metro Transit station

The flames from the crash were visible to MnDOT traffic camera on Interstate 35W near Lake Street on Saturday night.

It appeared that a car hit the new bus station and burned. By 8:15 p.m., the fire was out.

Minnesota Guard commander details mission to evacuate Afghan refugees

Lt. Col. Jake Helgestad

Twelve days at the Kabul airport were a sleepless time of never knowing if, or when, their security mission could turn deadly.

'Defund the police' may linger as 2022 challenge for Democrats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, who worries Republicans will use the “defund the police” slogan to attack Democrats in

The political risks of the defund movement are coming into focus once more for Democrats heading into the critical 2022 midterm campaigns.



Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, at right, with challengers, from top left Sheila Nezhad and Kate Knuth, and from bottom left, AJ Awed and Clint Conner.

Public safety debate dominates Minneapolis mayor's race

All Minnesota driver's testing stations to be open by end of January
Brooks: In the red spaces on the election map, the DFL makes its pitch
Gov. Walz bags a bird during Minnesota's pheasant opener

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Minnesota Golden Gophers wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell (7) caught the third touchdown of the game in the second quarter as he was defended by Nebras

'Completely balanced' Gophers start quickly, hold off Nebraska for 30-23 win

A solemn year without Sid Hartman, after so much Sid for so many years
Offense sputtering, the Vikings focus on flipping the script
Wild holds off Kings 3-2 to sweep season-opening road trip

Scores, schedules, and stats
Open enrollment for Medicare health plans started Friday and runs through Dec. 7.

Shopping for Medicare plans invites headaches but can spell savings for Minnesotans

Apartments at Northrup King will house artists in Minneapolis
Nearly all Minn. farmers are white; barriers to change high
Schafer: The award goes to economists who try to figure out how the world really works

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter

Depend on Carter to guide St. Paul

Tiny houses could aid homeless
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Readers Write: Minneapolis mayoral race, ranked-choice voting, predatory settlement practices, vaccines


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People watch as lava flows from an eruption from the Fagradalsfjall volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland on May 11, 2021.

What it was like to visit Iceland in 2021, from lava flow to the Arctic Coast Way

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Yuen: How an Adam Sandler movie laid the groundwork for one Minnesota dad's lesson about consent
St. Louis Park gardens nurture in more ways than one

Scoggins: Hope for Zimmer, Kubiak to bring creativity and guts to Carolina

Mike Zimmer and Klint Kubiak should have thrown the game plan from last week into a bonfire. The Vikings need to rely more on their two excellent wideouts and $33 million quarterback.

Souhan: Still too soon to say Gophers QB Morgan has turned the corner

Tanner Morgan followed a strong first half Saturday with a confounding second half, but the Gophers' defense closed the door on Nebraska.

Neal: It's safe to watch baseball again, Twins fans

Don't let the sting of a bad summer keep you away from great October drama.



“Expect Us” was painted on the base of a statue of President Andrew Jackson as Line 3 protesters gathered in Washington.

Minnesota Line 3 critics travel to Washington

'Defund the police' may linger as 2022 challenge for Democrats
Brooks: In the red spaces on the election map, the DFL makes its pitch
Public safety debate dominates Minneapolis mayor's race

At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the U.S. by people seeking to force hospitals to give their COVID-stricken loved ones ivermectin, a

Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

Police: 1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Houston bar
Report: Golf coach Casey Martin has leg amputated, recovering at Mayo
Remains identified as those of Iowa boy missing since May

Lt. Col. Jake Helgestad

Minnesota Guard commander details mission to evacuate Afghan refugees

US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
'God have mercy': Tigray residents describe life under siege
Horrific delay? Norway eyes police response to arrow attack

Deb Frethem, a tour guide at the caves since April 1998, led a cave tour of the Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul. ] LEILA NAVIDI • leila.navidi@star

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Which Indigenous tribes first called Minnesota home?
Listen: The mysterious wall that holds St. Anthony Falls in place
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Minnesota State Patrol

Suspect in two murders kills himself early today west of Cloquet

Enbridge fails to meet aquifer cleanup deadline
Minnesota Line 3 critics travel to Washington
Brooks: In the red spaces on the election map, the DFL makes its pitch

Vince Neil of Motley Crue.

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil breaks ribs in fall off stage

Robert Durst hospitalized with COVID-19, his lawyer says
Comedian Jim Gaffigan tapes Netflix special in Minneapolis
Bill Clinton to spend 1 more night in California hospital

The Ewing South Post news team, from left: 11-year-old twins Cris and Gabriella Olson, and 9-year-old sister, Lucia.

Three Minneapolis siblings make headlines with their own hyper-local community newspaper

Brooklyn Park father of two shifts focus from golf course to classrooms, encouraging kids to be nice
Northfield's distinguished principal Nancy Antoine works to level the educational playing field
Colombian teen draws, donates bird guide to raise awareness