5 St. Paul officers fired; accused of not stopping assault

U.S. 06/13/19, 18:06

Five St. Paul police officers were fired Thursday for allegedly failing to intervene in an assault that reportedly was carried out by a former officer.Chief Todd Axtell announced the firings at an emotional news conference, calling the officers' actions "a ...

Lawsuit seeks to overturn Minnesota abortion restrictions

U.S. 05/29/19, 15:37

Abortion-rights supporters filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn Minnesota's restrictions on abortion, including its 24-hour waiting period and parental notification requirements.The lawsuit, filed by Gender Justice and the Lawyering Project, argues that the restrictions violate the Minnesota Constitution and ...

Minnesota in need of more community paramedics

Health 05/20/19, 16:43

Minnesota needs more community paramedics to assist residents leaving the hospital in managing chronic health conditions at home, according to state health officials.The Minnesota Department of Health said there are 127 certified community paramedics, nearly half working in the Twin ...

Suit seeks to hold Vatican at fault for abuse by US priests

U.S. 05/14/19, 13:07

Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican, claiming the Holy See bears responsibility because the case was mishandled by former Archbishop John ...

New Ethiopian consulate in St. Paul seeks to build trust

Africa 04/27/19, 00:06

From third-floor offices at the Court International Building along University Avenue in St. Paul, Ewnetu Bilata Debela helps serve "Ethiopians in diaspora" — families displaced by decades of border wars and government crack-downs on political dissidents, including many young people.Debela ...

Walz names new IT commissioner, filling last cabinet post

Tech 04/16/19, 14:18

Minnesota's governor went for private and public sector experience Tuesday when he named Tarek Tomes as the next commissioner of the state's information technology agency — a job so daunting that it was open for three months while a panel ...

Army Corps of Engineers grants final permit for PolyMet mine

U.S. 03/22/19, 15:24

PolyMet Mining Corp. has received the final permit it needs to proceed with building Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine, the company and the Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday.The Corps said it issued the permit late Tuesday. It deals with the ...

Demand rising for diversity training in St. Paul

Business 03/02/19, 01:05

Someone has been teasing Samantha."Samantha lives with her aunt because her mom is in jail," teacher Mary Ross said to her St. Paul kindergarten class. "Someone said to her, 'You don't have a mom! She doesn't love you!' "It didn't ...

Alleged leader pleads not guilty in Minnesota mosque bombing

U.S. 02/15/19, 10:50

An Illinois man has pleaded not guilty in the bombing of a mosque in Minnesota, three weeks after two of his alleged accomplices pleaded guilty.Federal prosecutors allege 47-year-old Michael Hari was the ringleader of an Illinois-based militia and that the ...

Man charged with firing on school bus, wounding driver

U.S. 02/07/19, 17:05

Prosecutors say a 31-year-old security guard fired five shots into the windshield of a school bus that had scraped his car on a snowy highway near downtown Minneapolis, wounding the driver but not striking a child who was on board. Kenneth ...

Triple the firefighters needed amid cold at Minnesota fire

U.S. 01/31/19, 13:41

Dangerously cold weather is creating added pressure on emergency responders in Minnesota, where three times the number of firefighters were needed to battle a house fire.A house in St. Paul was covered in heavy ice as firefighters hauled hoses through ...

Wild give backup goalie Stalock 3-year contract extension

Sports 01/29/19, 15:16

The Minnesota Wild and backup goalie Alex Stalock have agreed to terms on a three-year, $2.355 million contract extension.The deal, announced Tuesday, carries an annual average value of $785,000 against the salary cap over the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. ...

Hy-Vee rescuing struggling retail sites in the Twin Cities

Business 12/17/18, 01:05

Gateway North in Cottage Grove looked like a retail hospice, where businesses would be made comfortable before they passed away.Over 25 years, Kirit Bhakta quietly watched them die — Kmart, Home Depot, Rainbow Foods and several smaller stores."That whole mall ...

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