Here is the latest Local News from the Minnesota Star-Tribune.
Tips and reminders for fans attending Sunday’s Vikings game
After three major events, the stadium’s major tenant will finally take the field.
Suspect in custody in fatal stabbing in Dinkytown
The two men are not believed to have been students at the nearby U.
Ridgeview Medical Center grows along with Carver County
Medical center expanding and exceeding projections.
St. Paul tackles repairs for ‘Terrible 20’ streets, shrinking list to 3
Two years in, the pace is slowing as the city tackles its most daunting projects.
Mayor Hodges pitches $10.5 million overhaul of Minneapolis Convention Center plaza
It’s the fourth-largest infrastructure item in Hodges’ budget proposal, which was released last week and must be approved by the City Council.
Greek clergy seeks Minnesota support for Orthodox leader
Minnesota Supreme Court to hear Minneapolis police-insurance proposal
Obituary: Tom Metzen’s passion helped horse racing thrive in Minnesota
Dakota County seeks help, not jail, for those with mental illness
Officials are working to reduce the need for law enforcement to intervene with people with mental illness.
Minneapolis sees rise in foodborne illness from nororvirus, Vibrio bacteria in oysters
Health inspectors are looking into the causes of the increases, including of illnesses involving the Vibrio bacteria found in oysters.
U.S. Bank Stadium sold out for Vikings 2016 season
More than 60,400 seats are committed to for the full season and the remaining single-game seats are also sold out.
U.S. Bank Stadium doors open for first Vikings practice Friday
The opening will be a test of how they handle air flow and crowds.
Eye in the sky watches the Mississippi for NASA
A pilot from Rochester helps scientists track potentially toxic blooms of algae.
Mailing may target 1 million unregistered Wisconsin voters
African American senator defends Clinton on Klan video
Open wide: Rick Nelson tries all the new fair foods — and tells all
Trump, Clinton and 5 others may be on Wisconsin ballot
Maplewood Police ask for public’s help in finding Cub Foods bank robber
The holdup occurred Aug. 15 at a TCF branch in a store on White Bear Avenue.
Sheriff doubts self-defense claim in shooting death in state park near Albert Lea
Charges are expected later today in the killing of a man sitting in a car.
Prison for St. Paul woman who stole nearly $500K from nonprofits she started to help poor
She bought pricey handbags, and paid son’s rent and her car payments, according to prosecutors.
Walker to Milwaukee’s north side to talk development
19-year-old from southeastern Minnesota named Princess Kay
2016 Princess Kay of the Milky Way is from Goodhue County
Haley Hinrichs, a 19-year-old college student from Goodhue, Minn., was crowned the 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way at the Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday night. Hinrichs represents Goodhue County, in southeastern Minnesota.
St. Paul grapples with loss of $3 million in state aid
With state aid in balance, city is looking at cuts or a 7 percent tax levy hike.
4-H skills, traditions remain a Minnesota State Fair mainstay
I-35 bridge collapse survivor becomes 11th Twin Cities man charged with supporting ISIL
Charges say Mohamed Roble used his settlement money to travel to Syria.
After six years in custody, young man wins release from sex-offender program
He will be the first ever to win an unconditional discharge.
Paisley Park to open to public tours in October
Fans could pay $38.50 to $100 or more for a 70-minute tour of Prince’s Chanhassen complex.
Minnesota falls from atop ACT perch, but claims other victories
Scores are down slightly, but participation statewide is up.
St. Anthony police officer who shot Philando Castile placed back on leave
The officer was reinstated last week, although the investigation continues.
Minneapolis minimum wage appeal to be heard by Minnesota Supreme Court
The state’s highest court will determine if voters should decide on raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Would you like car tabs with that? Drive-through helps shorten DMV lines
Drive-through service centers are popping up in the Twin Cities suburbs as a faster option to waiting inside for service.
Old rape kits? No statewide rush to test.
Most agencies say there were good reasons to leave kits untested. Duluth is the exception.
Minneapolis to host gun buyback program this weekend
A pair of fire stations on the city’s North and South sides will host a gun turn-in program seeking to take hundreds of guns off the streets and turn them into works of art, city officials and the nonprofit group Pillsbury United Communities announced this week.
U taps new general counsel from Stinson Leonard Street
Douglas Peterson has experience defending executives and prosecuting cases.
Minnesota Supreme Court divided on public access to Metro Transit recordings
KSTP was denied access to video of a bus crash, but in a separate decision a blind passenger won access to Metro Transit video.
Short sale prompts felony charges against ex-Gopher basketball star, wife
The charges accuse Sam Jacobson of orchestrating a short sale of his Apple Valley house to his future wife, who quickly flipped it for a $176,000 profit.
Car slips off jack, fatally crushes Stearns County man changing oil
His wife came home to find him under the vehicle in their garage.
Lawmaker aims to axe taxes on Olympics medal winners
Miles of footlongs and other State Fair yardsticks
We fairgoers go through a staggering amount of cookies, milk, hot dogs and other comestibles. And those animals really pile up the pies, too.
St. Paul to take final vote on paid sick leave ordinance
The city’s ordinance would apply to businesses of all sizes.
Man accused of setting restaurant fire after luring children
Man fatally shot in southern Minnesota state park
The shooting occurred at Helmer Myre-Big Island State Park.
Minnesota ACT scores slip after test required for juniors
Recordings of tiger sounds aim to help save wild population
Robbinsdale council approves Terrace Theatre teardown; lawsuit filed to halt demolition
Vote comes as lawsuit seeks restraining order against site’s razing.
Jury’s misunderstanding of instructions altered murder verdict
Talks between Allina Health, nurses union go nowhere
Talks break off late Tuesday with no agreement; union says it’s prepared to strike.
Three badly injured dogs possibly linked to St. Paul fighting ring, rescue group says
The unneutered male dogs were found on different days within a few miles of one another in St. Paul.
St. Paul schools eye changes governing resource officers
New agreement puts premium on positive interactions, training.
Addiction treatment services launch in Blaisdell mansion
The Minneapolis building’s conversion spurred fight about supportive housing in Whittier.
Obituary: Supercentenarian Marion Hunter danced through life
Abuse victims: St. Paul Archdiocese can contribute more
Abuse victims seek $80 million contribution from archdiocese.
Minneapolis $15 minimum-wage advocates mount election campaign
Advocates and business groups are ready to rally voters over $15 minimum wage.
Police disarm gun-toting man during downtown fight
A Minneapolis police officer disarmed and arrested a man who allegedly pointed a gun at another man during a fight broke out outside a downtown police station on Monday, authorities said.
Lino Lakes man charged with physically, sexually abusing toddler
Twin Cities Mexican restaurants hid a vast drug conspiracy, federal prosecutors charge
Aldo Escoto, owner of three El Parian restaurants, is a fugitive.
Temporary TSA PreCheck enrollment center opens for a week in Bloomington
For one week only, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will operate a temporary enrollment center for passengers to enroll in the PreCheck program.
Family friend charged with sexually assaulting, murdering Meeker County 5-year-old
The Twin Cities man is accused of taking the girl from her home, killing her and leaving her in a swampy area in Cass County.
Feingold attacks Sen. Johnson on student loan comments
80 Washington County homes will get bottled water as state reviews new pollution rules
State is reassessing the longstanding PFC plume near a former 3M Company site.
Eastern Carver County Schools’ superintendent to retire
Jim Bauck will retire on June 30, 2017.
Court will hear evaluations of Minnesota’s six ISIL defendants in September
Defendants will have chance to ask German expert about his findings.
$10K reward offered in killing of Minneapolis grandmother nearly 3 months ago
The woman was driving her teen granddaughter to an appointment when gang crossfire wounded her.
Minnesota nurses resume contract talks with Allina Health
Fort Dodge hires new company for sewer work after mishaps
Drivers express concern over lack of lane lines on I-394
Ever since the Minnesota Department of Transportation finished resurfacing Interstate 394 west of Hwy. 100, a number of Drive readers have commented on the lack of lines on the freeway and that those that have been put down are extremely hard to see.
Driver dies in I-94 crash near Sauk Centre; when wreck occurred is a mystery
The vehicle ended up on its roof in a ravine.
Counterfeit pain pills likely came to Prince illegally
St. Paul backyard concerts are a high note of West Seventh neighborhood
One family’s Grand Oak Opry concert series draws crowds, deepens community ties.
‘Everybody just wants to know why’: Watkins residents grieve death of Alayna Ertl, 5
Close-knit town of Watkins reels over homicide of 5-year-old girl.
Airline complaints declined in 2016 — really
Police: Officers were not ordered to ‘stand down’ during Trump protests
Minneapolis police officials on Monday denied charges that their officers were ordered to “stand down” during protests last week outside a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that produced a few tense moments, but no arrests.
Arden Hills, developer wrestle over density on TCAAP site
Developer of Arden Hills megaproject seeks hundreds more units than city contemplated.
Four metro-area teachers win highest national honor for math and science teaching
Teachers in the Mahtomedi, Minneapolis and St. Paul districts are taking home national awards.
Students in Shakopee say goodbye to summer two weeks early
Edina and Eastern Carver are among other districts granted a head start on schedule.
Federal appeals court denies stay, allows early voting
Man charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting 7-year-old incompetent to stand trial
Streets reopen after man in mental health crisis barricades himself inside Uptown duplex
Police: Fake Uber driver tries to sexually assault woman in Woodbury
The ride originated in the Uptown area. No arrests have been made.
Hy-Vee delays Minnesota plans after opposition
Judge orders Minneapolis $15 minimum wage question to ballot
A Hennepin County Judge ruled Monday that the City Council was wrong to block the minimum-wage question from voters.
DWI arrests are highest in August
Over the past five years, police have made an average of 2,509 DWI arrests in August, the highest of any month during the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Planned Parenthood to no longer offer abortions in Appleton
$7M Montana tourism marketing contract award criticized
In honor of Cirque show, we turned our intern into a Na’vi from ‘Avatar’
Someone does ‘doughnuts’ on W. Minn. golf course, rips up green
A $5,000 reward is being offered in hopes of catching the perpetrator.
Speeding boat capsizes on Stearns Co. lake; 2 boys saved, but operator still missing
The boat’s engine left the water before the watercraft overturned, authorities said.
Travelers say MSP is one of their favorites
The results are in, and travelers rank Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as one of their favorites according to a survey released last week by TripAdvisor.
Woman who stole $1.7M from Minn. employer, lost most at casino is sentenced
The now-fired accountant skimmed the money over several years and is now going to federal prison.
Mankato Brewery, Madelia hops grower produce seasonal flavor
Event marks scholarship in Philando Castile’s name
Alumni from Central High in St. Paul raised $10,000 even before Sunday’s family festival.
Japanese tradition lights the night
Central neighborhood gives utility boxes a jolt with Prince art
Local artists created six pieces paying tribute to the superstar.
The Drive: UPS driver is a model of road safety
Last 2 members of Last Man’s Club share bottle of old cognac
Official: Pills found at Prince’s estate contained fentanyl
1 person dies in fire at Sheboygan apartment building
Prison for drunk driver who killed motorcyclist in northeast Minneapolis
The motorist tried to shift some of the blame on her victim, saying he didn’t have his lights on.
Murder, kidnapping charges await man accused of killing friend’s 5-year-old daughter
Zachary T. Anderson is in the Crow Wing County jail Sunday, one day after he allegedly abducted the 5-year-old girl and killed her.