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Twin Cities | April 22, 2018
The Minnesota Legislature convened two months ago with a lot on its plate. But with less than five weeks until they have to wrap up their work, there’s a growing risk much could be left undone. Tax reform, elder abuse, the opioid addiction fight, school safety, a malfunctioning vehicle-licensing s...
Twin Cities | April 22, 2018
As rents go up in St. Paul, building more affordable housing will be a key way to house low- to middle-income residents. But it won’t be the only way. Preserving privately owned housing that already exists and is affordable — “naturally occurring affordable housing,” or NOAHs...
Twin Cities | April 22, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A man wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee and shot four people to death before dawn Sunday, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting the gunman’s weapon away. The g...
Twin Cities | April 22, 2018
Each year, $30 billion are spent on incoming freshmen scholarships in our country. However, research indicates that several educational institutions are struggling financially and student success is questionable. Student loans continue to increase, and degree attainment rates for 4-year college are ...
Twin Cities | April 22, 2018
Serving as Hennepin County attorney for more than a decade, Tom Johnson sat across tables from too many people who had horrible things happen to them. Amid the blur of faces and stories, one still sticks in his memory after nearly 30 years.
Twin Cities | April 22, 2018
“Honey, I have great news – I got that job in Littleburg, USA – did you mean it when you said you’d follow me to a new town?” Uh-oh. What happens when your partner comes home bubbling with excitement over a pending relocation? If you’re like most people, you’ll experience a patchwork o...
Twin Cities | April 22, 2018
Retirement is expensive. Overall, we’d say that’s pretty common knowledge. But knowing that doesn’t mean we’re properly prepared, or that we know what exactly to prepare for. This week, we’ve put together a list of retirement expenses that are frequently overlooked and give you some tips o...
Twin Cities | April 22, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
First-term Republican Congressman Jason Lewis was elected by the skin of his teeth in 2016, and he expects his rematch with Democrat Angie Craig this fall to be another nail-biter. “The Democrats are energized. There’s no question it’s going to be a tough race,” Lewis said Saturday after 2nd...
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
An Ironton, Minn., man was found guilty Thursday of six counts related to child pornography. Roger Erik Splettstoeszer, 53, was charged on June 22, 2017, with four counts of distribution of child pornography, and one count each of receiving and possessing child pornography. He was found guilty by a ...
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
HOUSTON — Barbara Bush was the “first lady of the greatest generation.” Historian Jon Meacham bestowed the title on Barbara Bush while speaking to former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation’s largest Episcopal church during her funeral Saturday. He recall...
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
The perception that most high school kids drink alcoholic beverages isn’t true, the Minnesota Department of Health reports. And it’s less true now — much less true — than it was at the beginning of the century. “Youth drinking has consequences. It’s associated with troubles later in life...
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
Minnesota livestock regulators are not doing all they could to protect deer and elk from disease, a state audit shows. “We found that the Board of Animal Health has failed to enforce some laws relating to deer and elk farms,” the Office of the Legislative Auditor wrote in a letter to leg...
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
Connecticut police are looking for a Navy sailor from Stillwater who didn’t show up for work Tuesday and has been missing ever since. The Groton, Conn., police issued an alert for Jacob E. Tyler, 24, who was last seen Tuesday morning. His blue 2014 Honda CBR motorcycle is also missing. His mot...
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
Experienced authors who have previously received honors dominated the 30th annual Minnesota Book Awards on Saturday. More than 800 people attended the awards ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel Riverfront in St. Paul, emceed by Rohan Preston, theater critic for the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune....
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
Along with the usual caveats about muzzle control and keeping the safety on, Garth Guyer, a youth firearms safety instructor in Dakota County, gave his class of 30 one more order for range day on Saturday. “Bring your permethrin!” he said. “The ticks will be out.” The delaye...
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
U.S. health officials are telling consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and are warning restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak.
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
A man with a machete nearly struck a St. Paul squad car before he crashed into another vehicle, killing that driver, according to police. Just before midnight Saturday, police were en-route to a domestic situation. They were told a woman’s boyfriend was fighting with her 14-year-old son and that t...
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS Tunheim, a Minneapolis-based communications consulting firm, announced the addition of Sheila Green as senior consultant in its corporate communications practice. … Horizontal Integration, St. Louis Park, announced that TJ Shaffer has joined the company as cre...
Twin Cities | April 21, 2018
Hudson City Council Member John Hoggatt, 53, died overnight between Wednesday and Thursday. The Hudson Police Department and St. Croix EMS were called to the scene on Thursday morning. Hudson Police Chief Geoff Willems said foul play is not suspected. The death is still under investigation, and furt...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
Wilkin County prosecutors have filed murder charges against the father of a 3-year-old Breckenridge boy who died April 10, according to the Breckenridge Police Department.
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump’s campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election.
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
Minnesota fugitive Lois Reiss was reportedly apprehended Thursday night in Texas.
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
One woman suffered minor injuries when her vehicle collided with a Green Line train Friday morning. The incident occurred around 5 a.m. near the intersection of University Avenue and Marion Street, not far from the Minnesota State Capitol. The woman driving the car was the only victim. Her injuries ...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
The St. Paul Saints plan to up their game when it comes to tailgaiting — but not quite in time for the season home opener. The team says it’s close to reaching a deal with the Metropolitan Council to convert a 1.75-acre vacant lot near the Lafayette Bridge into 240 new parking stalls tha...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
A Stillwater High School senior got the surprise of a lifetime when Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson came over school loudspeaker with a special message for her.
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
When Morgan Johnson saw a car sinking into a holding pond near Greeley Street in Stillwater last August, she dived into the water to save the driver. For her efforts, Morgan, 16, of Lake Elmo, recently received a Lifesaving Award from the Washington County sheriff’s office. Morgan, who was 15 at t...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
Oak Park Heights officials are considering charges against a teenage couple who climbed over the railing of the new St. Croix River bridge on Thursday night. About 8 p.m. a passing motorist called 911 to report “two people standing on the bridge who looked like they were going to jump,” said Oak...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
More than a thousand Minnesota teens crowded the Capitol steps Friday at a rally calling for tougher gun-control measures. The effort, planned locally by Minnesota Students for Change, brought kids from 70 schools across the state, including Twin Cities-area schools as well as Rochester, Farib...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in a wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly to the victims of Wells Fa...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
The former superintendent of the Rocori School District is facing additional charges of indecent exposure.
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
A 28-year-old man was taken to Regions Hospital on Thursday night after suffering a gunshot wound in the parking lot of a University Avenue tavern. The man’s shoulder injury was not life-threatening. The man told police investigators he was driving a pickup south on Chatsworth Street around 11...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
Students at the High School for the Recording Arts in St. Paul are no strangers to gun violence, and they've said enough is enough.
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — A tip-off in a Texas resort town led to the arrest of a woman who investigators believe killed her husband in Minnesota then fled to Florida, where she fatally shot her doppelganger with the intention of assuming her identity, police said Friday. Two federal deputy mars...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
WASHINGTON — The top Senate Democrat says he now supports making pot legal under federal law. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says he’ll introduce a bill taking marijuana off the federal list of controlled substances — in effect decriminalizing its use. Instead, his bill would let states decide ho...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
The Army says it’s considering 15 cities for the headquarters of its planned Futures Command, which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfighting. The Army notified the cities this week and asked for detailed information. The contenders are Atlanta; Austi...
The Journal | April 20, 2018
Get Out Guide: April 19-May 2 ‘An Enemy of the People’ “An Enemy of the People” follows Tom Stockmann, a geologist who discovers dangerous water pollution in a resort spa in a Norwegian town. When he tries to inform the public and get the resort closed to prevent a crisis, he comes under fir...
The Journal | April 20, 2018
It was hiding in plain sight. Yeah, I knew there was a restaurant lurking within the confines of Abiitan, a newish senior living space I regularly passed en route to the nearby Guthrie. Geezer food, I reckoned: canned peaches and Jell-O salad embellishing the meatloaf. That’s before I received a n...
The Journal | April 20, 2018
Minneapolis tailor H. Westin stands in front of his new premises at 619 Nicollet Ave. around the year 1890. By this time, Westin had been working in Minneapolis for more than two decades and had developed the reputation as one of the city’s finest suit cutters. Some of the firm’s offerings can b...
The Journal | April 20, 2018
Nothing says spring like the first harvests of greenhouse-grown spinach and brightly colored spring onions! The Mill City Farmers Market’s recipe for potato and spring onion soup that follows is a perfect way to transition from winter to spring — respecting the remaining potatoes stored in root...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
The government giveth and the government taketh away but nobody blesseth the name of the government, even when a particular gift is large. And people gripe loudly at every taking away. But such givings and takings are inevitable. I am not talking about overt taxing and spending as when the St. Paul ...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where th...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A Minnesota judge ruled Thursday that all the state documents in the investigative file in the Jacob Wetterling case must be released to the public. Patty and Jerry Wetterling, the parents of Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted near the family’s St. Joseph home in 1989, fi...
Twin Cities | April 20, 2018
Eagan Police Chief Jim McDonald is retiring effective June 30 after three decades with the department. “Mac,” as he’s known, was hired by Eagan’s second chief, Jay Berthe, in 1988 and has spent his entire career with the city. With other police retirements coming up and a major remodel of th...
Twin Cities | April 19, 2018
U.S. Rep. and Democratic candidate for governor Tim Walz released his 2017 personal income tax returns Thursday, using the occasion to urge Republican candidates, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, to do the same. Johnson, as well as Walz’s top Democratic ...
Twin Cities | April 19, 2018
Tara Rai Baker did not serve as the getaway driver for a trio of suspects in the fatal shooting of Duluth college student William Grahek, her brother testified last week. But after learning of the botched robbery, Baker did give one of the men a ride home and later lied to investigators in an attemp...
Twin Cities | April 19, 2018
Maplewood police are asking the public to help locate a missing 15-year-old girl. According to police, Aleonna Madsen was dropped off at Maplewood Mall at 5 p.m. Friday. She then went to the Ramsey County Public Library in Maplewood and was supposed to return home, but she never did. Madsen had been...
Twin Cities | April 19, 2018
A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday. The settlement between the U.S. Attorney’s Office...
Twin Cities | April 19, 2018
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS. Michael Cohen had sued in state and federal courts in New York over publication of the unconfirmed dossier detailing suspected ties between Trump and Rus...
Twin Cities | April 19, 2018
Leah Phifer left last weekend’s deadlocked 8th Congressional District DFL convention as the leader on all 10 ballots — though failing to reach the consensus required for endorsement. On Wednesday, Phifer left the northeastern Minnesota race altogether, saying she was only ever targeting part...