Twin Cities rapper Lexii Alijai died of an accidental overdose, according to a report released Monday, Jan. 27.

Autopsy: Rising Twin Cities rapper Lexii Alijai's death confirmed as accidental overdose

Firefighters found her unconscious and possible suffering cardiac arrest in a downtown Minneapolis hotel room.
Politics

Minn. jobs program for people with disabilities fails to live up to promise

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Fewer than 12% of hires still work in state jobs.
Local

At least one dead in southern Minnesota crash

7:02am
The crash occurred at the intersection of Hwy. 19 and County Road 2 near Lonsdale, Minn.
Local
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Jay C. Hormel, seen here in 1952, blended groundbreaking innovation with a talent for promotion to build his company.

Jay Hormel's amazing (piggy) backstory

Jay Hormel became one of the first Minnesotans to enlist when the U.S. entered the Great War in 1917.
National
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar campaigned this month in Iowa.

In Klobuchar's past, questions about a teen jailed for life

It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar.
West Metro
8:35am
A sprawling mixed-use project that’s being called one of the largest in Maple Grove would have 550 rentals surrounding a hospital, offices and clini

Ryan, North Memorial envision 100-acre health village in Maple Grove

The development plan, which includes 550 rental units, offices and clinics, would enable the hospital to conduct an immediate expansion, its CEOs said.
National
7:20am

Man killed in crash with sheriff's squad was school lobbyist

The man killed in a crash involving a sheriff's squad car was a community advocate and Milwaukee Public Schools lobbyist, according to Milwaukee County officials.
National
7:08am
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is welcomed by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, left, during a their meeting in Rome, Friday, Jan 24, 2020.

Pence visiting Wisconsin's capital city, liberal stronghold

Vice President Mike Pence's planned visit on Tuesday to Wisconsin's liberal stronghold of Madison may signal the opening of a new front in the hotly contested campaign to win the battleground state.
Local
5:32am
Landlord Stephen Frenz will report to the Hennepin County workhouse on Tuesday to begin a sentence for lying in court.

As Minneapolis landlord Stephen Frenz begins sentence, some see more charitable side

Stephen Frenz is reporting to county workhouse for 30 days this year and next.
Minneapolis
5:30am
Michelle Kellogg collected questions from audience members at a Minneapolis Public Schools community meeting Monday night at Northeast Middle School.

Mpls. parents pepper district leaders about proposed school changes

Mpls. parents get first look at plans to eliminate racial disparities in district.
St. Paul
1:08am
A site across the street from the Highland 9 golf course is used for disc golf. A plan approved by St. Paul officials this month would convert the nin

St. Paul's Highland 9 golf course could make way for soccer fields

The proposal reflects the growing interest in soccer and the waning interest in golf that has led dozens of courses to close in recent years.
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State + Local
January 27
“We are beginning to be able to count what we were not able to count before, but what we knew was happening,” said Beatriz Menanteau, supervisor o

Teen sexual exploitation a statewide problem in Minnesota, survey finds

Results of student survey a "wake-up call" for Minnesota public health professionals.
Local
January 27
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott, the first Liberian and person of color to be mayor of the city, was joined by jubilant members of the local Liberi

Patchwork of rules means some African immigrants celebrate while others seek long-term solution

Thousands face uncertainty as their temporary protections are set to expire.
Local
January 27
Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, right, along with State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield and Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann hel

Suspected cases of coronavirus in Minnesota turn out to be negative

Tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that two Minnesotans who became sick after recent travels to Wuhan, China,…
Minneapolis
January 27
A public-housing duplex in north Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority is looking to transfer this and about 650 similar properties to

Minneapolis elected officials urge delay in renovation plan for 640 houses

Council member, state senators want assurances no families will be displaced by the "scattered site" work.
West Metro
January 27

Hopkins man assaulted girlfriend with hot iron, charges say

A Hopkins man who thought his girlfriend was communicating with his brother on social media burned her face, body and genitals with a hot curling…
Duluth
January 27
The Verso paper mill in Duluth is seeking a $2 million forgivable loan from the state to help pay for a conversion project that will keep the plant pr

Duluth paper mill asking for $2 million state loan to stave off closure

Verso mill is asking state for $2 million toward plan to keep plant operating.
Local
January 27

Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidates announced

The winner will be named on May 3 in St. Paul.
St. Paul
January 27

Federal rule change targets rights of 1 in 5 workers

New guidelines on a federal law complicate enforcement of wage theft, other abuses.
Local
January 27

Two St. Paul teens hospitalized from separate shooting cases

The girls, 14 and 15, are each in stable condition at Regions.
Duluth
January 27
FILE — The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribal court and resource management building in 2012. Permits will now be required for access

Fond du Lac Band now requiring permits to access its land

Band says it's trying to strike balance to reduce stress on land, wildlife.
St. Paul
January 27

St. Paul police investigate Sunday string of armed street robberies

The robberies occurred over a 3-hour stretch, police said.
West Metro
January 27

Third suspect charged with murder in Minneapolis marijuana robbery scheme

Two men and a woman set up victim Malik Tyree Dewayne Lamont last December.