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Wisconsin homeowner worried about looming solar development

A tattered American flag waved in Roger Millard's front lawn amid sprawling Walworth County farmland.

May 20th 2019, 1:16 am

Two injured after car crashes into Minneapolis bus shelter

May 19th 2019, 11:31 pm

Transgender Honduran awaits her asylum case in Twin Cities suburbs

Such refugees face unique threats — but also can make a strong case to stay.

May 19th 2019, 8:44 pm

Frost advisory set for most of state through Monday morning

Plants should be brought inside or covered.

May 19th 2019, 7:58 pm

The Latest: Minnesota leaders to announce budget deal

The Latest on Minnesota's budget negotiations (all times local):

May 19th 2019, 6:39 pm

St. Paul schools await Capitol funding verdict

District awaits the Capitol's per-pupil verdict while facing enrollment losses and a new strategic plan.

May 19th 2019, 6:28 pm

Ramp expansion will address parking crunch at Apple Valley Transit Station

May 19th 2019, 6:09 pm

Budget negotiations resume as adjournment deadline looms

Top legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Tim Walz have resumed discussions as the clock tocks down on the 2019 legislative session with no word on whether they're close to a deal for completing their work.

May 19th 2019, 3:07 pm

Police: Man killed in a shooting on Milwaukee's north side

Milwaukee police say a 23-year-old man was shot and later died from his injuries.

May 19th 2019, 12:07 pm

Expert predicts more Wisconsin frac sand mines may close

The impending bankruptcy of a major frac sand mining company is a sign of the financial woes that could cripple more Wisconsin-based mines due to a nationwide oversupply of sand, according to an industry expert.

May 19th 2019, 11:09 am

For immigrants without lawyers, justice is hard to find

It was nearly three hours before sunrise on a frigid October morning when immigration attorney Aissa Olivarez climbed into her Honda CR-V and left her Madison apartment.

May 19th 2019, 1:18 am

Game of drones is Minnesota high school tourney first

Physics and engineering contest is a first for Minnesota high schoolers.

May 18th 2019, 7:39 pm

Hennepin County's Southdale Library will move to Southdale Center

The existing building will stay open until the new one is finished in 2022.

May 18th 2019, 7:27 pm

Caution, compassion guide Minnesota officers tasked with monitoring ex-cons

Officers supervise a rising number of felons

May 18th 2019, 6:40 pm

St. Paul organized trash system's start was their end, longtime hauler says

Once, they knew all their customers. Now a longtime hauler has given up on St. Paul's troubled organized collection.

May 18th 2019, 6:26 pm

At Powderhorn Shark Tank, established and aspiring business owners look to make their dreams reality

Bow tie makers, thrift shop owners, bakers and more competed for cash prizes and a chance to grow their business.

May 18th 2019, 6:10 pm

Following LGBT bans, Minnesota Methodists ask, 'What's next?'

State's Methodists are debating a split or forming a new, inclusive entity.

May 18th 2019, 5:57 pm

Minneapolis schools strategic plan stirs angst

Parents and staff say redrawing attendance areas will lead to segregation.

May 18th 2019, 4:56 pm

Metro briefs: Special election planned to fill Anoka County Board seat

May 18th 2019, 4:26 pm

Twin Cities nonprofit brings the power and pleasure of running to homeless shelters and halfway hous

May 18th 2019, 4:26 pm

Tom Stillwell, "the flying doctor", dies at 65

May 18th 2019, 4:26 pm

Winona's bright red trolley reaches the end of the line

Declining ridership and rising operating costs to blame

May 18th 2019, 4:26 pm

The Latest: Minnesota Senate GOP passes 'lights on' bill

The Latest on the Minnesota Legislature's budget fight (all times local):

May 18th 2019, 3:56 pm

Robbinsdale toy innovator Herb Schaper gave the world Cooties

May 18th 2019, 3:26 pm

Minnesota briefs: New child care center to open in Eveleth

May 18th 2019, 3:26 pm

Sen. Johnson doesn't support 6-week abortion ban

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he doesn't support banning abortions as early as six or eight weeks into a pregnancy, and would prefer that states have the power to determine whether abortion should be legal.

May 18th 2019, 2:24 pm

Johnson says wife's preference is he not run for third term

Wisconsin's Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he doesn't know whether he will seek a third term, but if it was up to his wife he would retire.

May 18th 2019, 1:22 pm

Legislature convenes; deadline looms with no deal in sight

The Minnesota Legislature has reconvened with no budget deal in sight. Monday night's adjournment deadline is coming up fast and talk is growing of the need for a special session.

May 18th 2019, 12:24 pm

More Wisconsin grocers seek to offer curbside alcohol pickup

More Wisconsin grocers are asking municipalities for liquor license extensions so they can take alcohol purchased online out to customers' vehicles.

May 18th 2019, 11:51 am

Hagedorn tells Republicans they 'saved' Supreme Court

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice-elect Brian Hagedorn says Republicans who backed his successful run this year "saved the Supreme Court."

May 18th 2019, 11:38 am

Funeral plan set for Appleton firefighter killed by gunfire

Funeral arrangements are set for an Appleton firefighter who was killed in the crossfire of a gunfight between police and a Wausau man who was free on bond pending drug charges.

May 18th 2019, 10:38 am

Durand bar owner uncovers 134-year-old circus poster

All Ron Berger wanted was to install a door between two buildings.

May 18th 2019, 1:19 am

Man killed in car-train crash was 39-year-old from St. Cloud

Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle stuck on the tracks with the driver inside rocking the vehicle back and forth.

May 17th 2019, 11:49 pm

Angler dies in Stevens County when vehicle plunges over embankment, hits him

The driver was arrested on several outstanding warrants, authorities said.

May 17th 2019, 11:49 pm

Minnesota manufacturers scramble as trade war with China escalates

May 17th 2019, 9:42 pm

Six years after landslide, restoration of St. Paul's scenic Brickyard Trail nears completion

May 17th 2019, 9:00 pm

Judge makes Mohamed Noor trial evidence available for public viewing starting May 24

The notice from Judge Kathryn Quaintance's court stipulated that journalists and members of the public can examine 300 trial exhibits.

May 17th 2019, 8:00 pm

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman will begin treatment for alcohol abuse

The Hennepin County attorney, 71, will enter treatment on Monday and expects to return to work no later than mid-June. He also has high blood pressure.

May 17th 2019, 5:42 pm

The Latest: Man in Wisconsin shooting faced drug charges

The Latest on a Wisconsin shooting that killed a firefighter in Appleton and left another man dead (all times local):

May 17th 2019, 5:24 pm

Jury convicts Champlin man for string of armed robberies

The crime spree began in March 2018.

May 17th 2019, 5:11 pm

Hennepin County attorney to enter alcohol treatment program

A week after announcing he was taking a medical leave, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says he will be entering a treatment program for alcohol issues.

May 17th 2019, 4:41 pm

Minnesota Muslims shift toward eco-friendly practices during Ramadan

Ideas range from using compostable or ceramic plates to taking home leftovers.

May 17th 2019, 4:41 pm

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman: I will begin treatment for alcohol and have high blood pressu

The Hennepin County attorney, 71, announced last Friday that he would be taking leave from his job to focus on his health. He expects to return to work by mid-June.

May 17th 2019, 4:24 pm

Minnesota to sue Sackler family members in Purdue Pharma opioid litigation

Lawsuit has become part of the political fight over proposed fees on makers of opioid drugs.

May 17th 2019, 4:11 pm

Second attacker sentenced to 12 years in kidnapping, rape of Minneapolis woman

She agreed through a Hennepin County victim advocate to be publicly identified as Kristin T.

May 17th 2019, 3:54 pm

Minnesota seeks to add Purdue Pharma owners to opioid suit

Minnesota's attorney general is asking a state court for permission to add the owners of drugmaker Purdue Pharma to a lawsuit that seeks to hold the company responsible for the opioid addiction crisis.

May 17th 2019, 3:54 pm

Probation, workhouse for man who pulled gun on youth at McDonald's

May 17th 2019, 3:11 pm

Prosecutors say 'overwhelming evidence' should be reason to deny Noor's request for acquittal

Jurors did not have to find that Noor acted with a "depraved mind," prosecutors said.

May 17th 2019, 2:48 pm

Tours and celebrations mark Bike to Work Day in the Twin Cities

May 17th 2019, 2:48 pm

State Capitol budget talks resume with deadline looming

As the impasse continues over a budget and tax deal, Senate Republicans plan to vote for a stopgap funding measure that would keep state government running in the absence of a deal.

May 17th 2019, 2:37 pm

First Somali immigrant to lead Minneapolis public housing board

Sharmarke Issa to lead city's public housing agency's governing board.

May 17th 2019, 2:37 pm

Star Tribune weekly news quiz: May 17, 2019

Immigration changes, State Capitol action, copper-nickel mining, art auctions: Have you been paying attention? Take our quiz and see your score.

May 17th 2019, 2:37 pm

Fire departments set up to support Appleton firefighters

Fire departments beyond Appleton are supporting that city's firefighters who have lost a comrade in a shooting at a transit center.

May 17th 2019, 12:21 pm

Is Minnesota's tiny Lake Itasca the true source of the Mississippi River? Curious Minnesota investig

The location of the headwaters of the Mississippi River has been debated for centuries, and the answer isn't as clear as you might think.

May 17th 2019, 12:21 pm

Brooklyn Park police at scene of standoff with suspect barricaded in hotel

May 17th 2019, 11:20 am

Authorities identify man fatally shot in south Minneapolis

Suspected shooter still on the run.

May 17th 2019, 11:20 am

Metro Transit to cut Green Line light-rail service in early morning hours

The change in hours goes into effect in August.

May 17th 2019, 11:20 am

Minnesota Senate GOP prepares 'lights on' bill amid impasse

The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate is prepared to pass a measure to prevent a state government shutdown if legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Tim Walz can't agree on a budget deal.

May 17th 2019, 11:03 am

Attempted kidnapping of a toddler in Lake Delton thwarted

An attempted kidnapping of a toddler in Lake Delton was thwarted when the child's parents awoke to a noise in the youngster's bedroom.

May 17th 2019, 9:20 am

Weather soured as pilot killed in crash took off from Moose Lake airport

Thomas Stillwell was returning to Crystal Airport when he crashed on May 8

May 17th 2019, 8:19 am

Woman killed in Aitkin County crash

A pickup driver was hurt in the crash on Hwy. 200 Thursday afternoon

May 17th 2019, 8:05 am

Jail inmate accused of running prostitution ring

An inmate at the Kanabec County Jail is charged with running a prostitution ring from his cell.

May 17th 2019, 8:05 am

6-year-old boy struck by gunfire, critically wounded

A 6-year-old boy has been critically injured by gunfire in Milwaukee.

May 17th 2019, 6:49 am

Budget talks break off between Gov. Tim Walz, legislative leaders

As Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders met, lawmakers prepared a stopgap funding deal, which the Senate Finance Committee approved.

May 16th 2019, 10:14 pm

Duluth's 97-year-old hockey legend Mark Sertich keeps on skating

Mark Sertich, Duluth's 97-year-old hockey legend, keeps on skating

May 16th 2019, 9:26 pm

Minneapolis makes push for banning new drive-through services

The ban was one of the goals listed in the 2040 plan approved last year.

May 16th 2019, 8:14 pm

Voters say yes to $539M in school upgrades

About half of the 15 building referendums passed on Tuesday.

May 16th 2019, 7:08 pm

Media coalition fights for access to evidence in Mohamed Noor murder trial

The motion opposes a request to block public viewing of exhibits.

May 16th 2019, 6:55 pm

Interim St. Paul council member who promised not to run now says he will

Now some council members are calling for the resignation of Kassim Busuri.

May 16th 2019, 6:55 pm

Nurses plan informational picketing at Twin Cities hospitals

Talks over the past two months have centered on workplace violence and staffing levels for nurses.

May 16th 2019, 5:55 pm

Obituary: Doug Nelson of Brin Glass was dedicated to his employees

May 16th 2019, 5:39 pm

Conservation groups ask Court of Appeals to strike down Minnesota's metals mining rules as too vague

Case is first legal test of environmental rules for copper-nickel mining.

May 16th 2019, 4:24 pm

2nd finalist drops out of running for Whitewater chancellor

A second finalist for the open University of Wisconsin-Whitewater chancellor's position has dropped out of the running.

May 16th 2019, 3:54 pm

Weekend traffic: Work on intersection will slow traffic on Hwy. 65 in Ham Lake

Metro Transit has canceled light-rail maintenance on the Blue and Green lines.

May 16th 2019, 3:39 pm

As convicted rapist, kidnapper sentenced to life, survivor says it won't dictate her future

"I am smarter, braver and stronger than Mr. Lawson ever counted on," the rape survivor said.

May 16th 2019, 3:24 pm

Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 2.8% in April

New data shows Wisconsin's unemployment rate fell matched a record low last month.

May 16th 2019, 2:09 pm

Wisconsin Court: Woman's eviction record should be removed

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals says a woman whose eviction proceeding was dismissed should be granted her request to remove the record from the state's online public access system.

May 16th 2019, 12:39 pm

Greater Twin Cities United Way names new CEO

John Wilgers is a former Ernst & Young managing partner and former United Way board chairman.

May 16th 2019, 12:39 pm

Democratic lawmakers on board with Evers plan for surplus

Democratic lawmakers on the Legislature's budget-writing committee say they are on board with Gov. Tony Evers' proposal for an unexpected $753 million surplus.

May 16th 2019, 12:05 pm

Man accused of killing father, daughter enters insanity plea

A man charged with killing a Manitowoc father and his teenage daughter has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease.

May 16th 2019, 11:53 am

Man dies after south Minneapolis altercation escalates into gunfire

His death was the city's 8th homicide of 2019.

May 16th 2019, 11:35 am

Before fire, Bde Maka Ska restaurant had hoped to rebound after difficult first year

Though the concession brought in less money than forecast, Park Board leaders had said Lola on the Lake stood for more than that.

May 16th 2019, 10:35 am

Supreme Court says county can order town to rename roads

The Wisconsin Supreme Court says county officials can order a town to rename more than a quarter of its roads.

May 16th 2019, 10:23 am

APNewsBreak: Exact Sciences ID'd as company in WEDC audit

Madison-based medical diagnostics company Exact Sciences Corporation is the unnamed company highlighted in an audit that revealed it received $61,000 in tax credits for jobs created outside of Wisconsin.

May 16th 2019, 10:03 am

Firefighter killed, 3 injured in Appleton shooting

Officials say an Appleton firefighter who was shot along with three others at the scene of a medical emergency has died.

May 16th 2019, 7:03 am

Fire damages pavilion and restaurant at Bde Maka Ska

Minneapolis fire crews were on the scene of an early Thursday fire that heavily damaged the pavilion on the northeast side of Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska.

May 16th 2019, 7:03 am

Minneapolis edges closer to renaming Lake Calhoun roads as Bde Maka Ska

Committee approved change; full board to vote in August.

May 15th 2019, 10:39 pm

Police officer, firefighter injured in Wisconsin shooting

A police officer and a firefighter have been injured in a shooting in Appleton, Wisconsin, and several others have been taken to a hospital.

May 15th 2019, 10:23 pm

NFL veteran Matt Birk to start Catholic high school in Burnsville

Matt Birk is helping to spearhead the first Catholic high school in the south metro.

May 15th 2019, 8:54 pm

St. Catherine University students push back on plan to move Public Safety into library space

Officials say move will restore student lounge.

May 15th 2019, 8:08 pm

Deal reached for new protections against Minnesota elder abuse, neglect

Far-reaching agreement widely expected to become law this session.

May 15th 2019, 8:08 pm

Jeremy Werst, champion of bicycling in Minneapolis, dies at 43

The founder of Mpls Bike Love online forum was found dead April 20 in his Minneapolis home.

May 15th 2019, 7:54 pm

Jayme Closs stays quiet as Wisconsin lawmakers award her 'Hometown Hero' award

Jayme's aunt Jen Smith spoke on the teen's behalf, thanking the Assembly for the tribute.

May 15th 2019, 6:23 pm

Waiting list for federal rent subsidies opens, for first time in years

Section 8 vouchers are so sought-after that people wait years to get them.

May 15th 2019, 6:23 pm

Schools can't withhold diplomas because of unpaid lunch debt, Minnesota attorney general says

The opinion says that existing statutes prohibit demeaning a child over an unpaid lunch debt.

May 15th 2019, 6:06 pm

Nice Ride launches discount bike-sharing memberships for lower-income residents

Officials say 65,000 people are eligible to participate.

May 15th 2019, 5:52 pm

Patrol calls deadly crash near Mankato a hit-and-run, releases photo of suspect's SUV

Image of the SUV came from a police dashcam. Driver of the vehicle he allegedly targeted said it was a case of road rage.

May 15th 2019, 5:22 pm

The Latest: Governor, leaders, press on with budget talks

The Latest on budget talks at the Minnesota Capitol (all times local):

May 15th 2019, 4:35 pm

Twin Metals wins renewal of federal mining leases in northeastern Minnesota

Interior Department ruling cheers mining supporters, greeted as 'abominable' by environmentalists.

May 15th 2019, 3:50 pm

Wisconsin budget gets $753 boost in tax collections

The Wisconsin state budget will have $753 million more than originally expected, thanks largely to a one-time spike in tax collections due to federal tax law changes.

May 15th 2019, 2:35 pm
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