A view of the courtyard with swimming pool and whirlpool in the 25-story Expo apartment tower under construction by Doran Development Wednesday, Sept,

Mpls. Council votes to require affordable units in new apartment buildings

Developers would need to include low-income units for 20 years.

Affordable housing project at Fort Snelling stalls

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Former barracks at Fort Snelling's Upper Post, shown in 2018.
Developer cites rising costs and increased complications.

Maplewood renews Myth liquor license with conditions

A crowd outside Myth in 2007. Richard Tsong-Taatarii/rtsong-taatarii@startribune.com
An attorney for the concert venue called the conditions, including regular meetings with police, unconstitutional.
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Gov. Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz to Trump on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

Walz formally consents to refugee resettlement after new Trump order.
West Metro
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Phillip Murphy in his north Minneapolis flower shop in August 2016.

St. Louis Park man did time in the workhouse for a messy yard

Phillip Murphy said there were many reasons why he hasn't been able to clean up his yard — including the five days he spent in the workhouse.
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Newly released surveillance video shows punching incident that led to Minneapolis officers' firing, rehiring

Newly released surveillance video shows punching incident that led to Minneapolis officers' firing, rehiring

The two officers involved were later fired from the department but since won their jobs back through arbitration.
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Joan Gabel, the new University of Minnesota president, was on a retreat with the Board of Regents in Faribault in July. On Friday she asked the univer

U president asks university system to pay off $6.8M in debt at UMD

UMD has not had a balanced budget since 2011, when enrollment started to decline. $5.2 million in budget cuts will go on as planned.
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Wisconsin state treasurer Godlewski gives birth

Wisconsin state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski gave birth to her first child on Tuesday, she and her husband Max Duckworth announced in a Friday statement.
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Burnsville district to close 3 schools to deal with declining enrollments

Declining enrollment drove the vote to close one middle school and two elementary schools
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Noble Pour general manager Tyler Schwanke made one of their signature cocktails, Midnight Song, behind the bar this week. The cocktail lounge opens Su

With NY hot spots as inspiration, Duluth gets first true cocktail lounge

The Noble Pour opens Sunday in the city's burgeoning Lincoln Park craft district.
South Metro
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FILE - In this April 8, 2008, file photo, Olga Franco del Cid poses for a photo during an interview in jail in Marshall, Minn. Federal immigration off

Woman convicted of fatal 2008 bus crash indicted for reentering U.S.

Olga Marina Franco del Cid was deported in 2016.
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The Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

Wisconsin students find recording devices in Minnesota hotel

A Wisconsin school district has put a staff member on leave after some high school students found recording devices in their hotel rooms during a field trip to Minneapolis.

Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed

A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state.

Wisconsin governor: No tax credits for new Foxconn plant

Gov. Tony Evers' top aide warned Foxconn Technology Group last month that a scaled-down factory in Wisconsin won't qualify for tax credits unless the Taiwanese electronics giant renegotiates with the state, letters Evers' administration released Friday show.
The Minnesota Multifaith Network’s speaker bureau includes, left to right, Sally Abrams of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Prabhat Tekriwal

New network aims to link interfaith efforts in Minnesota

The Minnesota Multifaith Network kickoff is Dec. 16.
St. Paul
A thief made off with a package from the doorstep of a St. Paul home Thursday and left behind something unusual: a thank-you note. Photo provided by S

Package thief leaves thank-you note behind in St. Paul

Police called the move unbelievable.
TV & Media

Teen arrested, Waconia High closes early after threats

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Friday and Waconia High School closed early after two separate threats were posted on social media.
West Metro

Waconia high school students dismissed after pair of social media threats

It was the second such threat of the day, as authorities arrested a 16-year-old after an earlier threat at the Waconia Learning Center, according the Carver County Sheriff's Office.

Governor on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent presidential executive order that requires consent from states and counties.
Surveillance video shows Minneapolis police beat suspect during arrest

Surveillance video shows Minneapolis police beat suspect during arrest

Newly released surveillance video shows a Dec. 2016 incident in which two Minneapolis police officers beat a handcuffed suspect after he kicked one of the officers in the chest. The two officers, Peter Brazeau and Alexander Brown, were later fired for the incident, but have since gotten their jobs back through arbitration.

Governor to hire outside experts to study troubled agency

Gov Tim Walz said Friday that his administration will hire outside experts to make recommendations on whether to restructure the state's troubled Department of Human Services.

Lawsuit: DMV forced woman to walk without cane, causing fall

The family of a Wisconsin woman is suing the state's Division of Motor Vehicles alleging she broke her wrist after an agency employee told her she had to walk without her cane to renew her license.
East Metro
Joseph Gomm

Inmate ruled competent to stand trial in death of Stillwater correctional officer

Edward M. Johnson's ability to understand and participate in the criminal case against him had been at question since last year.