Hennepin County District Court Judge Kevin Burke is the state’s longest-serving judge. Appointed by the late Gov. Rudy Perpich, Burke has turned 70,

Longest-serving Minnesota judge departing the Hennepin County bench

Judge Kevin Burke turned 70 on Sept. 17, hitting the mandatory retirement age.
Local

Excelsior residents are divided over tight new zoning rule

September 29
Dave Free walked his dog, Dita, along a street in downtown Excelsior that has many charming older houses mixed in with larger, new construction that s
Some say it could help preserve charming old houses; others say it's too subjective.
Local

Minneapolis police watchdog commission gets pushed to the sidelines

September 29
A Minneapolis police vehicle at 29th Street and S. Bloomington Avenue in 2019.
The seven-seat Police Conduct Oversight Commission is down to only three members after a pandemic and civil unrest stalled appointments.
Duluth
September 29
A skier caught some air off a ski jump at the Spirit Mountain terrain park last winter. Duluth’s ski hill will open this winter after the City Counc

Duluth bails out Spirit Mountain — again — and ski hill to open for winter

The city approved a $300,000 cash infusion Monday evening.
Local
September 29
Kyndell Harkness is the Star Tribune's new assistant managing editor for diversity and community.

Star Tribune names first editor for diversity and community

The new position reflects a push to diversify newsrooms.
Local
September 29
League of Women Voters volunteers Ann Napp and Katie Anthony awaited registrants at the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Sept. 22.

Feds launch effort to help ex-felons register to vote in Minnesota

U.S. Probation Services alerts those who have finished their sentence of their rights.
Coronavirus
September 29
Renters and community members marched in August in support of Minnesota's eviction moratorium.

Minnesota tenants facing eviction during pandemic for police calls, drugs, property damage

They're forced out due to police calls, property damage, other problems.
MINNESOTA POLL
September 29
Protesters marched downtown to the Minneapolis Police Department's First Precinct on Aug. 24.

Poll: More Minnesotans acknowledge racial inequality

Still, about half of likely voters said they feel civilian violence in cities is a bigger problem than police violence against Black people nationwide, according to a new Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota Poll.
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Coronavirus
September 29
Cheryl Odegaard, a medical assistant at St. Luke’s Respiratory Clinic in Duluth, prepared to administer a COVID-19 test to a patient in a drive-thro

Hospital COVID-19 admissions on the rise in Minnesota

Hospital admissions for COVID-19 have risen to a level not seen in Minnesota since the start of June. The state also reported five COVID-19 deaths and 817 newly confirmed infections.
Minneapolis
September 29

Minneapolis man shot and killed his drug client, not an intruder, charges say

The wounded man pleaded, "Just end me. Just end me now" before a second shot hit him in the back of the head, prosecutors say the shooter revealed.
St. Paul
September 29
St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders, shown in 2019.

Suspect in gunfire exchange with St. Paul officer is shot by police and killed in St. Cloud

Several officers fired after police say suspect got out of vehicle with a firearm.
National
September 29

Court upholds Wisconsin ballot extension, hands Dems a win

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin's presidential election, handing Democrats a victory in their fight to deliver the key battleground state for Joe Biden in November.
Minneapolis
September 29

Minneapolis police shoot, wound man after armed confrontation on South Side

It's still unclear whether the man fired at officers, police said.
West Metro
September 29
Matthew Rush and Lucinda Peterson

2 charged in doctor's shooting during robbery at Edina hospital ramp

Matthew Thomas Rush was convicted of a similar robbery in a parking ramp in 2014.
Local
September 29

BC-BKL--WNBA Playoff Glance

(7)Connecticut 94, (6)Chicago 81(5)Phoenix 85, (8)Washington 84(4)Minnesota 80,(5)Phoenix 79(7)Connecticut 73, (3)Los Angeles 59Sunday, Sept. 20: Connecticut 87, Las Vegas 62Tuesday, Sept. 22: Las Vegas, 83,…
Local
September 29

BC-BKL--WNBA Playoff Glance

(7)Connecticut 94, (6)Chicago 81(5)Phoenix 85, (8)Washington 84(4)Minnesota 80,(5)Phoenix 79(7)Connecticut 73, (3)Los Angeles 59Sunday, Sept. 20: Connecticut 87, Las Vegas 62Tuesday, Sept. 22: Las Vegas, 83,…
West Metro
September 29

Authorities ID man killed in western Hennepin County rollover crash

A second person also was seriously hurt, according to police.
Coronavirus
September 29
Has pandemic lockdown led to more domestic violence in Minnesota?

Has pandemic lockdown led to more domestic violence in Minnesota?

When Minnesota's stay-at-home period started at the end of March, domestic violence advocates feared victims would be in greater danger. Here's what we've learned.
East Metro
September 29

State has tallied 7 allegations against Roseville teacher accused in lawsuit of assaulting Black students

The onetime Roseville School District grade school teacher accused in a lawsuit of segregating and assaulting Black students last fall had a string of other…
Stage & Arts
September 29
Aldo Moroni, sketching in his Minneapolis loft in July 2020. Though he was dying of pancreatic cancer, he was still hard at work.

Aldo Moroni, beloved Minneapolis artist who created tiny civilizations, dies at 67

Moroni's thing was creating and destroying "mock civilizations" as a commentary on humanity's relationship to the built environment.
National
September 29
A woman entered the Charles Allis Art Museum to vote in Wisconsin's primary election, in Milwaukee, Aug. 11.

Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls

The Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether to go along with conservatives who argue that 130,000 voters should be removed from the rolls in the hotly contested presidential battleground state, while the Democratic attorney general defended not purging them.
Local
September 29
Dr. Jill Biden took questions from reporters during a campaign stop for her husband, Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Bid

Jill Biden will campaign in Minnesota on Saturday, on heels of Trump visit

Among the other surrogates headed to the state this week: Eric Trump is scheduled to hold an event Thursday in Becker.
Coronavirus
September 29
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday, Sept. 22, extended a statewide mask mandate until Nov. 21.

Evers, Wisconsin health officials say state in 'crisis'

Gov. Tony Evers urged people throughout Wisconsin on Tuesday to "get on the same team" by taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, with cases statewide at their highest numbers since the pandemic started.