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3 Illinois men charged in Bloomington mosque bombing will be tried in Minnesota | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 12, 2018
Three members of an Illinois militia group accused of bombing a Twin Cities mosque will have their federal cases consolidated for trial in Minnesota. Michael Hari, Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris were arrested in March in connection with last year’s explosion at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bl...
Police seeking vulnerable patient who left UMN hospital without clearance | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 12, 2018
The University of Minnesota Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing hospital patient in Minneapolis. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, police said the patient, who is vulnerable, left the University of Minnesota Medical Center on Tuesday witho...
Watch: Trump bickers with Dem leaders in front of cameras, threatens government shutdown | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
Arguing heatedly in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border. He insisted the military can build it if Democrats won’t vote for...
Air pollution prompts advisory in Twin Cities, surrounding areas | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an advisory Tuesday that the air may be unhealthy for sensitive groups like children and the elderly. Affected areas include the Twin Cities metro, Willmar and Hutchinson. The state expects the advisory to remain in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday, accordin...
Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China, official confirms | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
TORONTO (AP) — A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States.
Roofer critically injured after three-story fall off house in Hugo | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
A 40-year-old man was critically injured Tuesday morning after he fell three stories from the roof of a house under construction in Hugo. The man was flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul by Life Link helicopter following the fall, which occurred just after 9 a.m. in the 14100 block of Oneka Parkway...
Girl injured after catching fire at Shoreview gas station | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
Authorities say a teenage girl was critically injured Tuesday morning after gasoline ignited at a Shoreview convenience store. According to WCCO-TV, the girl caught fire around 6 a.m. when gasoline somehow ignited at a fuel pump at the Quick Stop at 5910 Lexington Ave. Lake Johanna Fire Chief Tim Bo...
Former Burnsville rec employee gets jail, community service for stealing $5K from city | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
A former Burnsville city employee has been sentenced to a month in jail after pleading guilty to racking up nearly $5,000 in personal purchases on a city-issued credit card. Kelly Jo Hansen-Mundahl, 45, of Prior Lake pleaded guilty Monday in Dakota County District Court to felony theft and felony ag...
Snowmobiler convicted in drunken crash that killed boy on Chisago County lake | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
CENTER CITY, Minn. — A  jury has convicted a snowmobiler who struck and killed an 8-year-old boy on a Chisago County lake last winter. Jurors on Tuesday convicted Eric Coleman, 45, of Chisago City, of third-degree murder, drunken driving, criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operati...
Target to pay $3M to resolve Massachusetts Medicaid rules allegations | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts’ Medicaid program. Federal and Massachusetts authorities allege Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid recipients’ prescript...
Around Raymond and University avenues, students present a new urban vision | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
Since even before the debut of the light rail in 2014, the area around Raymond and University avenues in St. Paul has been dubbed the “Creative Enterprise Zone” in a nod to the artists, architects and small manufacturing studios that call it home. On Wednesday afternoon, a series of urba...
MN attorney general sues ‘tax debt relief’ firm for violating consumer protections | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing a “tax debt relief” company for allegedly violating the state’s consumer protection laws. Swanson filed a lawsuit in Hennepin County District Court Tuesday against Virginia-based Wall and Associates. The complaint alleges that Wall did not regis...
4 journalists and a newspaper are Time’s Person of the Year | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine named four journalists and a newspaper on Tuesday as its 2018 Person of the Year for standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence.
Rosemount garage explosion critically injures 21-year-old | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
A 21-year-old Rosemount man was critically injured Tuesday after an explosion in a residential garage. Police and fire were called to 13566 Dellwood Way at 12:38 p.m. after several reports of a loud explosion, Police Chief Mitchell Scott said. The man, who was in the garage at the time of the explos...
Northern Minnesota man charged with fatally stabbing his mother | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
WALKER, Minn. — A Cass County man has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his mother multiple times at her home in Bena. In addition to the homicide charge, Thomas Wayne Matthews, 34, is facing three counts of second-degree assault and one count of fifth-degree assault ...
Minneapolis Institute of Art director leaving to become first woman to lead National Gallery | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday morning that Kaywin Feldman will be its next director. Feldman has been director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art since 2008. She will be the first woman to lead the National Gallery and the fifth director in its 77-year history, ...
Ramsey County board approves budget with 4.3 percent levy hike | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
With little additional debate, Ramsey County’s board approved their budget for next year during their regular meeting this week. One member — outgoing commissioner Janice Rettman — voted against the budget, saying it was “too much.” “It’s tough times out there,” Rettman s...
Longtime Star Tribune movie critic resigns following plagiarism allegations | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
Veteran Star Tribune movie critic Colin Covert resigned Monday after editors at the Minneapolis newspaper discovered Covert had plagiarized “unique language” used by other critics in at least nine reviews over the past decade. Covert lifted lines, without attribution, from reviews published by t...
Ramsey County data breach may have affected hundreds of clients | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
The personal information of hundreds of Ramsey County social services clients may have been compromised after hackers gained access to the email accounts of dozens of county employees, a forensic analysis determined. About 500 clients of the county’s social services department, which handles servi...
Illinois man apologizes at sentencing for killing father of five outside St. Paul strip club | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
An Illinois man who shot and killed a St. Paul barber outside a bar on Larpenteur Avenue last year apologized for his actions Tuesday, saying his decision to pull the trigger took away fathers from two families. Peter Devonn Crosby, 36, asked his attorney, Carole Finneran, to read the statement he w...
Man gets jail in South St. Paul drive-by shooting that injured 2 | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
One of five people charged last year after a drive-by shooting in South St. Paul that injured two people has been sentenced to jail time. Tyrone Lamar Farrow, 38, of Big Lake, Minn., on Tuesday was given a year in jail, 10 years’ probation and 60 days of electronic home monitoring to commence on t...
MN lawmakers seeking ‘refuge’ forge new Republican caucus | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
Four Minnesota lawmakers announced plans to part ways with the House Republican Caucus this week, citing a desire to seek refuge from a politically polarizing environment. Republican state Reps. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa, Tim Miller of Prinsburg, Cal Bahr of East Bethel and Jeremy Munson of Lake C...
One-fifth of MN House staff and members surveyed have experienced or seen sexual harassment | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
About one-fifth of the respondents in a recent survey said they had experienced or witnessed sexual harassment in the Minnesota House. The anonymous survey was conducted in October and completed by about 230 House members and staff. That equates to about half of House members and about three-fourths...
Walker: Partial vetoes possible on some lame-duck bills aimed at weakening successor | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he’s considering at least one partial veto of bills Republican lawmakers approved in a lame-duck session that would cut into the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. But he also downplayed concerns over what the Legislature approved, ...
Is there GPS in that package on the doorstep? St. Paul police get crafty to target ‘porch pirates’ | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
The Amazon box sat in front of the doorway Tuesday afternoon -- perhaps just one more Christmas gift of the season. But nearby, St. Paul police waited.
Viral tweet features St. Paul Police playing video game after noise complaint call | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
It started as a noise complaint but ended with St. Paul police officers playing video games with a group of friends gathered at an apartment. Jovante M. Williams put a short 11 second video of the moment on Twitter on Saturday and it’s taken off, with more than 53,000 views. Williams wrote: &#...
Blaine police still looking for ‘Two Grinches’ who stole Salvation Army kettle | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
The Grinch stealing Christmas is supposed to be a story reserved for movies and books. However, Blaine experienced the real thing, when two thieves stole a red Salvation Army kettle from outside a Cub Foods store on Dec. 4. Surveillance video shows two people stealing the money intended to go toward...
Diabetics and their families urge MN lawmakers to address rising insulin costs | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
Alec Smith died less than a month after he fell off his parents’ health insurance plan because he could not foot the $1,300 bill to refill his insulin. The 26-year-old died last year from diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious condition that can be prevented with insulin. Smith was trying to stretch out...
Twin Cities business groups team up to tout transit options | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 11, 2018
Two Twin Cities business organizations and a regional transit advocacy group are teaming up to promote bus and rail passenger services across Minnesota during the 2019 legislative session. Leaders of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and East Metro Strong (a coaliti...
The Journal | December 11, 2018
I hate to be a scrooge, but I’ve come to dread Christmastime. The cold weather, the darkness, the abundance of sweets that I can’t resist, plus all the money I feel pressured to spend on gifts is exhausting. It’s overwhelming to run around to different stores trying to pick out the right prese...
The Journal | December 11, 2018
Regarding 1400 Nicollet Avenue (“Eat Street businesses exit 1400 block, some hoping to return,” Nov. 1–14), readers should know that Citizens for a Loring Park Community, dozens of residents, faith organizations and the now-displaced businesses lobbied months for a final product that would...
The Journal | December 11, 2018
The Minneapolis City Council passed sweeping policy guidelines Dec. 7 to allow more housing in every neighborhood and place racial equity at the front of city attention. Upzoning in the Minneapolis 2040 plan will allow triplexes citywide, recommend buildings of at least 10 stories downtown and conce...
Singer apologizes after flubbing national anthem at Packers game | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
GREEN BAY -- Frank Hermans said his nerves got to him on Sunday when he sang the national anthem at Lambeau Field ahead of the Green Bay Packers game vs. the Atlanta Falcons.
UMN Raptor Center euthanizes hawk shot with arrow | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
The University of Minnesota Raptor Center last week euthanized a red-tailed hawk that had appeared in a widely shared Facebook photo with an arrow through its leg. The Raptor Center was first alerted to the hawk’s plight on Nov. 30, but its volunteers were initially unable to catch the wound...
Jury deciding sentence for man who rammed rally protesters | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Several people who were severely injured when a man drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last year described devastating physical and psychological effects to a jury tasked with making a sentencing recommendation Monday.
Metro Transit to install driver safety shields on 150 buses next year | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
Officials ordered the Plexiglas shields last week after testing them out on roughly two-dozen buses earlier this year.
Minnesota keeps June 20 cutoff for using weed killer dicamba | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
Minnesota is maintaining its June 20 cutoff date for farmers to use the herbicide dicamba, which has been blamed for drifting and damaging neighboring soybean fields. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture imposed the cutoff for 2018 after getting 253 reports of alleged dicamba drift in 2017, inclu...
Supreme Court won’t hear appeal over Planned Parenthood funding | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices.
2 students arrested after altercation at Minneapolis school | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
Minneapolis police have arrested two girls after an altercation at Edison High School. Officers were called to a disturbance at the front desk of the northeast Minneapolis high school just before 10 a.m. Monday. A police spokeswoman says the girls were arrested for disorderly conduct and assault. Tw...
New supervisor at Mendota’s Sibley House connects people to the past through stories | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
Jessica Davis and Henry H. Sibley have a few things in common. “He came from Michigan to Mendota. I came from Michigan and now I’m in Mendota. He was 23 when he came. I’m 23,” she says. And even though Sibley was born over 200 years ago, Davis feels an emotional connection, since she doesn...
2 neighbors die ice-fishing on central Minnesota lake | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
CUSHING, Minn. — Crews have recovered the bodies of two neighbors who died while ice-fishing on a lake in central Minnesota. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen says the fishermen were reported overdue Sunday evening on Fish Trap Lake north of Cushing. The sheriff’s office also learned that a s...
Weekend fire destroys church in Norwood Young America | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA, Minn. — Fire has destroyed a church in Norwood Young America that celebrated its 160th anniversary in September. Pastor Eli Somers says no one was in the Church in the Maples United Methodist Church at the time of the Sunday night blaze, and no injuries were reported. The ca...
Holiday Train arrives in St. Paul today | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
The Canadian-Pacific Holiday Train will roll into Union Depot in St. Paul at 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to a Ramsey County officials. The event is free to the public. Visitors are encouraged to make cash donations or bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to Keystone Community Service...
Man arrested after crashing Audi through Stillwater townhouse | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
Police arrested a 23-year-old man early Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated after he drove his 2010 Audi through a townhouse in Stillwater. Gabriel Lutterman told police he had five drinks at the Portside in downtown Stillwater prior to driving into the living room of a unit at Birchwood ...
Traditions Classic Home Furnishings to leave St. Paul after 31 years | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
Traditions Classic Home Furnishings is leaving Grand Avenue in St. Paul for the suburbs.
Wells Fargo tops government report on fees paid by students | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo charges students the most in fees on average to have a bank account, according to a government report.
Video shows NYC police pulling toddler from mother’s arms | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Outrage built Monday over a video showing police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms at a Brooklyn food stamp office, with public officials expressing horror and clients of the facility complaining it is indicative of how the city treats social-services ...
The myths and truths about Chicago’s guns and murder rate | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are wrestling with gun violence, blamed largely on gangs. President Donald Trump has frequently singled out the city for criticism , calling the crime problem "a total disaster" and claiming Chicago has the strongest guns laws in the nation and still hasn't been a...
Why Democrats aren’t ready to impeach Trump just yet | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats who will take the House majority in January are willing to say that President Donald Trump may have committed impeachable offenses. But that doesn't mean they will try to impeach him — at least not yet.
Minnesota lieutenant governor lawsuit could cost taxpayers $147K | Twin Cities
Twin Cities | December 10, 2018
A court fight over Minnesota’s lieutenant governor could end up costing state taxpayers nearly $147,000 in legal fees. The Minnesota Senate is considering whether to absorb the legal fees of former Republican state Sen. Michelle Fischbach. After fighting a lawsuit trying to remove her from office,...