Minnesota News

Suspect charged in fire that destroyed Duluth synagogue

Sep 16, 2019

Thirty-six-year-old Matthew Amiot was charged Monday with two counts of negligent fires. A judge set his bail at $20,000.

Deleted video of tense forum demonstrates risk of first lady’s policy push

Sep 16, 2019

First lady Gwen Walz is taking a lead role on criminal justice issues in her husband’s administration. But when an event earlier this year didn’t go as planned, Walz staffers tried to ensure a video recording wouldn’t get shared.

ER doc: Stay off electric scooters

Sep 16, 2019

Over his 33-year career as an emergency doctor, Dr. Stephen W. Smith has seen a lot. But he’s amazed by the number of e-scooter-related injuries he’s seen this summer at Hennepin Healthcare.

Five officers in fatal Richfield shooting identified

Sep 16, 2019

The officers involved in the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Brian Quinones Sept. 7 were named by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Monday. All five have been police officers for less than five years.

Man fatally shot by police officer in St. Paul

Sep 15, 2019

St. Paul police say a man is dead after being shot by a police officer following a vehicle crash Sunday evening in the city's Midway neighborhood.

‘We’re all behind’: Schools, parents struggle to rein in teen vaping

Sep 16, 2019

A wave of reports tying vaping to lung damage has administrators and parents sounding alarms as the school year begins. Some school leaders say the problem has morphed into a time-consuming disciplinary issue.

'Tip of the iceberg' — 1 in 16 women reports first sexual experience as rape

Sep 16, 2019

The average age of those who were raped was around 15, and their assailants were typically older partners. Women who were raped had a greater likelihood of long-term health problems.

Keri Pickett's photographic journey returns to Moorhead

Sep 16, 2019

After 40 years photographing around the world, Kerri Pickett returns to her alma mater Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she says she was inspired to become an art photographer.

Bye-bye highway: As of Monday, one Minnesota state highway will cease to exist

Sep 14, 2019

As of Monday, a state highway in western Minnesota will be no more. It's part of an ongoing process in which MnDOT meets with county officials to assess how highways are used, and whether a so-called "turnback” to local control is warranted.

Red Lake Nation breaks ground on first-of-its-kind development in Minneapolis

Sep 14, 2019

With prayer, song and gold shovels emblazoned with Ojibwe floral patterns, the Red Lake Nation broke ground Saturday on a 110-unit affordable housing complex in Minneapolis.