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DEED commissioner, incoming Star Tribune publisher Steve Grove settles journalist's lawsuit
Grove was announced as the Star Tribune's new publisher Tuesday.
Ramsey County sheriff ordered to cut jail population immediately
A scathing letter from Minnesota's top corrections official says the jail has failed to comply with safety standards.
Violent crime declined in Mpls. last year, but rates still well above norm
Analysts say it's too early to say why it fell, though some credit a return to normalcy in the Twin Cities and around the nation.
Facing more danger on job, paramedics send 'plea for help'
Emergency medical responders in Hennepin County say they've witnessed an unnerving rise in violence that's made the job more dangerous at a time when surging call volumes already are stretching the workforce thin.
Minneapolis says public backs splitting up city's police union
In three public hearings, residents said they supported creating separate unions for the rank-and-file and the supervisors.
Paul Oman, world-champion barefoot water skier, dies at 69
An avid volunteer and choir bass, Oman died from injuries sustained while training.
Minneapolis safety chief says he regrets 'tone' of exchanges
"The way I engaged with constituents last night on Twitter did not meet the standards I hold for myself and the Office of Community Safety team," said Cedric Alexander, who is two months on the job, in a statement Friday.
Embattled north Mpls. corner long been epicenter for violence
A half-mile radius surrounding a North Side intersection, home to the embattled Merwin Liquors and a Winner Gas station known as the "murder station," is where nearly one out of every 10 killings citywide has taken place since 2010, according to a Star Tribune analysis.
Partnership launches new Minneapolis initiative vs. violent crime
It's the latest attempt from law enforcement leaders and elected officials to convince the public they have a handle on the problem.
Man dies from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after exchanging fire with Minneapolis police
An officer was injured during the incident Tuesday on NE. Fifth Street.