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State warns about poison hemlock found growing in southeast Minnesota | Twin Cities State warns about poison hemlock found growing in southeast Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued warning about the dangers of the Conium maculatum plant, commonly known as poison hemlock.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Battle escalates over mining moratorium near Boundary Waters | Twin Cities Battle escalates over mining moratorium near Boundary Waters
Conservation, hunting and angling groups are battling back against U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s effort to undo a moratorium on mining on federal land near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
3M to shoulder cost of cleaning up Cottage Grove’s drinking water | Twin Cities 3M to shoulder cost of cleaning up Cottage Grove’s drinking water
The cost of drinkable water in Cottage Grove keeps increasing — but only for 3M Co. The costs are for perfluorochemical mitigation projects after two Minnesota agencies — the Department of Health and the Pollution Control Agency — lowered the recommended levels of PFOS and PFOA in drinking water. The city shut down five wells […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
He claimed his fiancee’s toddler fell. Now Willernie man goes on trial in tot’s death. | Twin Cities He claimed his fiancee’s toddler fell. Now Willernie man goes on trial in tot’s death.
A man charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his fiancee’s toddler will go to trial in February in Washington County District Court.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Former tax court judge and her husband convicted in tax fraud case | Twin Cities Former tax court judge and her husband convicted in tax fraud case
A former U.S. Tax Court judge and her husband recorded nine vacations as “business expenses.” On Thursday, they were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and obstruction of an IRS audit, respectively.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Timberwolves acquire all-star forward Jimmy Butler from Chicago | Twin Cities Timberwolves acquire all-star forward Jimmy Butler from Chicago
The Timberwolves are officially on the precipice of “win-now” mode. Minnesota has acquired all-star forward Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick in the draft in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick, a source confirmed. Butler is one of the league’s top two-way players who brings a veteran presence to […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Appellate court: ‘Making a Murderer’ confession improperly obtained | Twin Cities Appellate court: ‘Making a Murderer’ confession improperly obtained
The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Make your reservation: Governor’s Residence in St. Paul open for summer tours | Twin Cities Make your reservation: Governor’s Residence in St. Paul open for summer tours
Public tours of the Minnesota Governor's Residence continue through the summer. Reservations are advised. The first tour on June 13 and the next on June 27 are fully booked.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Officials, volunteers search for missing Cambridge teen | Twin Cities Officials, volunteers search for missing Cambridge teen
Isanti County emergency officials and volunteers are searching for a Cambridge teen who is considered vulnerable and hasn’t been seen since he wandered away from home late Wednesday. Volunteers can join the search until 9 p.m. Thursday by reporting to New Hope Church at 33030 Vickers St. N.E., according to the Isanti County sheriff’s office. […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Three world premieres for History Theatre’s 2017-18 season | Twin Cities Three world premieres for History Theatre’s 2017-18 season
The creative team behind History Theatre's hit musical "Glensheen" will return next season with more showtune-singing crooks.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
After struggles, Perpich Center for Arts Education picks new leader | Twin Cities After struggles, Perpich Center for Arts Education picks new leader
After nearly being abolished by the Legislature, the Perpich Center for Arts Education has a new leader. Curt Tryggestad, Eden Prairie schools superintendent since 2012, has been picked to lead the state agency responsible for providing art education and resources statewide.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Talking 2017 NBA Draft | Spokesman Recorder Talking 2017 NBA Draft
The 2017 NBA Draft is no different than the previous one — a lot of youngsters and foreign-born players. Since I normally don’t pay attention to the mock drafts, we instead went to two people who have a better pulse on what may happen Thursday night, as opposed to mock predictions. ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla and […] The post Talking 2017 NBA Draft appeared first on MSR News Online.
Spokesman Recorder | June 22, 2017
New gardens and turnaround complete at Como Visitor Center ‘front door’ | Twin Cities New gardens and turnaround complete at Como Visitor Center ‘front door’
The formal gardens that once graced the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at St. Paul's Como Park are back. But no need to scramble for the white gloves and tux for your next trip to the zoo. It's not that formal.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
An ‘incredible blaze’ ravages auto-repair shop in downtown Farmington | Twin Cities An ‘incredible blaze’ ravages auto-repair shop in downtown Farmington
Farmington fire officials continue to investigate the cause of a fire that ravaged an auto repair shop in the city's downtown Wednesday.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
NHL draft: Lakeville’s Ryan Poehling can thank big brothers for where he is today | Twin Cities NHL draft: Lakeville’s Ryan Poehling can thank big brothers for where he is today
Growing up with a couple of athletic older brothers, it wasn’t long before Ryan Poehling realized that if he wanted to play with them, he had to be good. “Or else I wouldn’t have had a chance,” Poehling said. “My brothers (Jack and Nick) were obviously bigger than me when we were kids so no […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Too many T-shirts and dried-out markers? Summer is a great time to organize kids’ rooms | Twin Cities Too many T-shirts and dried-out markers? Summer is a great time to organize kids’ rooms
By Nicole Anzia Summer has arrived. Parents and kids are equally exhausted after several weeks of end-of-school events, and now, it’s finally time to relax. Right? Well, sort of. Although I highly recommend relaxing as much as you can this summer, it’s also worth investing some time organizing your kids’ rooms and belongings. To avoid […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
NHL draft: Lakeville’s Jake Oettinger continues to prove people wrong | Twin Cities NHL draft: Lakeville’s Jake Oettinger continues to prove people wrong
Jake Oettinger started from the bottom, and now he’s looking at being a first-round pick in Friday’s NHL draft. Not bad considering a few years ago he wasn’t the No. 1 goaltender on the depth chart at Lakeville North. “He came to us as a freshman and he knew he was going to have to […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
For false claim of St. Paul police misconduct, he’ll spend a day behind bars | Twin Cities For false claim of St. Paul police misconduct, he’ll spend a day behind bars
A Minneapolis man accused of falsely reporting that a police officer pulled a gun on him in St. Paul has been ordered to spend a day in jail.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Hastings sets residency restrictions for Level 3 sex offenders | Twin Cities Hastings sets residency restrictions for Level 3 sex offenders
Hastings has joined other Dakota County cities in limiting where Level 3 sex offenders can live. An ordinance approved by the city council Monday restricts them from living within 750 feet of a school, park or licensed child care facility.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Drug user who climbed on semi and shut down I-94 is found dead in jail cell | Twin Cities Drug user who climbed on semi and shut down I-94 is found dead in jail cell
The 25-year-old man who brought traffic to a standstill on Interstate 94 while high on drugs in March recently died at the St. Cloud Hospital after being found not breathing in his jail cell.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Building manager could face charges if skyway closed early | Twin Cities Building manager could face charges if skyway closed early
St. Paul building manager Jaunae Brooks pledged earlier this week to continue closing the skyway connection of the Railroader Printing building off Mears Park at 8 p.m. to keep vagrants away. City ordinances require the skyway to remain open until at least 2 a.m. The decision defies the will of the St. Paul City Council, […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Grant Manager | Spokesman Recorder Grant Manager
The MN Dept of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs is hiring a Justice and Community Grants Manager.  This position exists to manage and monitor state and federally funded criminal and juvenile justice and youth intervention grants. The closing date for this job posting is June 30, 2017. See full notice here: Job Posting The post Grant Manager appeared first on MSR News Online.
Spokesman Recorder | June 22, 2017
Review: For serious movie fans, this is a definite ‘Score’ | Twin Cities Review: For serious movie fans, this is a definite ‘Score’
Someday, someone will assemble a box set of documentaries about the craft of moviemaking, and it will definitely include “Score: A Film Music Documentary.” These movies — led by the exemplary “Visions of Light,” which shined a light on the art of cinematography — are likely to appeal to a fairly narrow segment of moviegoers. […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Minneapolis police chief, who is lesbian, ‘ beyond disappointed’ by police exclusion from Pride Parade | Twin Cities Minneapolis police chief, who is lesbian, ‘ beyond disappointed’ by police exclusion from Pride Parade
Minneapolis’ first openly gay police chief responded sharply Thursday to a decision by organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade to ask her department to minimize its participation in Sunday’s annual event due to tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Beloved St. Paul Dairy Queen closes after 65 years | Twin Cities Beloved St. Paul Dairy Queen closes after 65 years
The walk-up Dairy Queen on Snelling Avenue has closed after 65 years in business. For its entire existence, one family owned the franchise. Boots Rosenthal opened the store in 1952, and his daughter Carol Noyes and her husband, Bruce, took over in 1979 when Rosenthal died. “We wanted to honor his legacy by continuing to […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Lynx determined not to let one loss turn into two | Twin Cities Lynx determined not to let one loss turn into two
One defeat is not a losing streak but the Minnesota Lynx have marinated so long in their first loss of 2017 they are anxious to prevent this one from taking root. Six days is plenty to sift through what went wrong in their 98-93 home loss to the Connecticut Sun last weekend as Minnesota prepares […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
For Twins players, doubleheaders just the ticket for ‘a little kumbaya’ | Twin Cities For Twins players, doubleheaders just the ticket for ‘a little kumbaya’
Back when Paul Molitor was a big-league rookie, doubleheaders were routine enough, he said, that he hardly remembers worrying about playing two games on the same day or stressing about how the bullpen might hold up. Nearly four decades later, so much has changed, Molitor said, that the Twins manager already is thinking about the […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Tickets on sale: Ozzy Osbourne, Lorde, Chris Isaak, LCD Soundsystem | Twin Cities Tickets on sale: Ozzy Osbourne, Lorde, Chris Isaak, LCD Soundsystem
Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne will perform his first Twin Cities solo concert in more than six years when he headlines an outdoor show on Aug. 18 at Treasure Island Casino. Tickets are $100 to $25 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster. Shows going on sale Friday through Ticketmaster (unless otherwise noted) […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
She helped save a woman dangling from an overpass, and police thank her | Twin Cities She helped save a woman dangling from an overpass, and police thank her
Angela Martin’s ability to take charge in a crisis would make her a great police officer, St. Paul’s police chief said Thursday as he presented her with the department’s highest award for a civilian. When Martin happened upon a despondent woman on an Interstate 94 overpass last August, she called 911, pleaded with the 23-year-old […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
High school basketball: Wisconsin to add 35-second shot clock for 2019-20 season | Twin Cities High school basketball: Wisconsin to add 35-second shot clock for 2019-20 season
Wisconsin high school basketball games will use shot clocks starting with the 2019-20 season. The WIAA Board of Control voted Thursday, by a 6-4 tally, to add a 35-second shot clock to varsity boys and girls basketball games. Minnesota does not use shot clocks in high school basketball. The WIAA also voted to seed teams […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September | Twin Cities After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
In the wake of a gubernatorial veto of legislative funding, the Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July and the Minnesota House plans to shut down in September, the Legislature told a district court. Last month, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the $130-million, two-year budget for the Legislature in an attempt to bring lawmakers back […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Bike trail from I-94 to Afton gets $450,000 makeover | Twin Cities Bike trail from I-94 to Afton gets $450,000 makeover
The bike trail on the east side of St. Croix Trail/Washington County 18 between Interstate 94 and Afton’s Old Village has been in rough shape and hasn’t gotten much use in recent years. Now, thanks to the Lower St. Croix Valley Community Foundation, the 4-mile trail and the bridge over Valley Creek in Afton are […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Here’s the Minnesota Wild’s 2017-18 schedule | Twin Cities Here’s the Minnesota Wild’s 2017-18 schedule
The Minnesota Wild released their 2017-18 regular-season schedule on Thursday afternoon. The Wild open the season against the Red Wings in Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the inaugural game at the new Little Caesars Arena. Minnesota will play two more road games — at Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 7 and at Chicago on Thursday, […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
NHL draft: Wild not planning on trading into first round | Twin Cities NHL draft: Wild not planning on trading into first round
Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher is breaking the habit. Or so he claims. While the Fletcher and the Wild have had a long history of wheeling and dealing up to and during the NHL draft, he hinted last week that he might not be as active this weekend. The Wild don’t have a first- […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Back to the Fifties classic car show rolls into town | Twin Cities Back to the Fifties classic car show rolls into town
The Kick-Off Party for the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s “Back to the Fifties Weekend” — the event USA Today named “Best Car Show” in the nation — was held outdoors at Mancini’s Char House in St. Paul Thursday. Mancini’s parking lot was filled with dozens of classic cars and their owners, many of whom drove […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Erik Haula says he’s not bitter about Wild persuading Vegas to take him | Twin Cities Erik Haula says he’s not bitter about Wild persuading Vegas to take him
The Wild’s front office told Erik Haula early in the offseason that he likely would not be returning to the team, and Haula said he has “no hard feelings” toward the Wild, which sent a top prospect to Vegas on Wednesday night to ensure the Golden Knights selected the former Gophers forward. While it wasn’t […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Count on family fun at South St. Paul’s Kaposia Days this weekend | Twin Cities Count on family fun at South St. Paul’s Kaposia Days this weekend
South St. Paul’s annual Kaposia Days summer festival runs Friday through Sunday, with events throughout the city. A parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 12th Avenue and Third Street. Other Friday events include a pool party from 1 to 3 p.m. at Northview Pool, and a parking lot party with free music by Mojo […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Likely arson fire destroys St. Paul park playground | Twin Cities Likely arson fire destroys St. Paul park playground
A fire on St. Paul’s West Side destroyed a playground’s equipment on Wednesday night. The blaze at Baker Park, 209 W. Page St., was likely intentionally set, said St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard. “It’s a tragedy in the neighborhood,” Zaccard said Thursday. “… It’s depriving children of a place to safely play throughout the […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Rosario: Q&A with Earl Gray, Yanez’s defense lawyer in the Philando Castile case | Twin Cities Rosario: Q&A with Earl Gray, Yanez’s defense lawyer in the Philando Castile case
The angry phone calls and emails came fast and furious last Friday evening following the verdict in the Jeronimo Yanez case. “I hope your skin gets peeled off,” a caller said during a curse-laden tirade left on criminal defense attorney Earl Gray’s voicemail. “You make me sick, defending a corrupted cop and lying!” an emailer […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Barrel Theory brewery opens today in St. Paul’s Lowertown | Twin Cities Barrel Theory brewery opens today in St. Paul’s Lowertown
Barrel Theory, a new brewery from two former Surly employees, opens its doors in Lowertown today at 3 p.m. with a stable of creative, interesting brews. The brewery, which is next door to Dark Horse Bar and Eatery on East Seventh Street, has a 90-seat taproom that includes a wraparound bar, high-top tables and banquettes. […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’ | Twin Cities Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
What to expect from the 11 tracks from Prince’s vault on the new ‘Purple Rain’ reissue | Twin Cities What to expect from the 11 tracks from Prince’s vault on the new ‘Purple Rain’ reissue
More than two years after it was announced, and 14 months after Prince’s death, the deluxe reissue of “Purple Rain” arrives in stores and online Friday. It’s important for two reasons. It marks the first time the landmark bestseller has been remastered since it was released in 1984, finally giving the nine tracks the benefit […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Uncertainty abounds about next year’s individual health insurance market | Twin Cities Uncertainty abounds about next year’s individual health insurance market
At this time last year, Minnesota’s individual health insurance market was in a state of collapse. This year’s state? Uncertainty. The individual health insurance market covers around 170,000 Minnesotans who don’t get insurance through an employer or a government program. It’s been plagued by skyrocketing premiums and insurer turmoil in recent years, and was only […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Oak Park Heights’ first-ever food truck fest set for Saturday | Twin Cities Oak Park Heights’ first-ever food truck fest set for Saturday
Eighteen food trucks will converge in Oak Park Heights this weekend for the first “School’s Out for Summer Food Truck Extravaganza,” hosted by the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Stillwater Area High School, also will feature live music, children’s […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Maplewood flea market looks to grow | Twin Cities Maplewood flea market looks to grow
The Twin Cities area houses many flea markets, but Bee Vang saw a shortage on the east side of St. Paul and he was determined to fill the shortage. The Metro Flea Market created by Vang and his parents Caiv Hwm Vaj and Cha Yang, is now in its fourth season. Featuring a diverse array of […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Draft day NBA mock drafts: Timberwolves are ‘one of the great mysteries’ | Twin Cities Draft day NBA mock drafts: Timberwolves are ‘one of the great mysteries’
Draft day is here, and it still seems no one has any idea what the Timberwolves will do with the No. 7 pick in Thursday’s NBA mock draft. That’s probably the way Tom Thibodeau and Co. like it. The Wolves are quickly establishing a reputation as a tight-lipped franchise, with far fewer leaks than the […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
MN Rep. Tony Cornish: A fair trial with a reasoned verdict, and constructive work under way | Twin Cities MN Rep. Tony Cornish: A fair trial with a reasoned verdict, and constructive work under way
Since the shooting of Philando Castile by officer Jeronimo Yanez, the print and television media have thrown officer Yanez under the bus. One paper’s writer (Jon Tevlin of the Star Tribune) has stated outright that Yanez was not a good cop when he needed to be. Another media outlet (Fox 9), has used a previous […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Letter: Leave the Ice Palace monument in Phalen Park | Twin Cities Letter: Leave the Ice Palace monument in Phalen Park
Leave the ice palace monument in Phalen Park As a lifelong East Sider I am confused as to why so many people think the ice palace monument located in Phalen Park is no longer accessible and should be moved to Rice Park. After reading Joe Soucheray’s column I went to Phalen and had no trouble […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Video: Diamond Reynolds is interviewed by investigators after Castile shooting | Twin Cities Video: Diamond Reynolds is interviewed by investigators after Castile shooting
Video recently released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shows investigators interview Diamond Reynolds following the July 6, 2016, police shooting of Philando Castile. Reynolds, Castile’s girlfriend, was in the car with Castile, as was her 4-year-old daughter, when St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez fired seven rounds into the vehicle during a Falcon […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017
Letters: Implications of Minnesota’s tax bill | Twin Cities Letters: Implications of Minnesota’s tax bill
Financial Implications of the tax bill For seven years, Gov. Mark Dayton has built a legacy of sound fiscal management. From turning a decade of deficits into four consecutive years of budget surpluses, to restoring Minnesota’s triple-A bond rating, our state is thriving because of his dedication to balanced books and smart fiscal policy. Unless […]
Twin Cities | June 22, 2017