A great blue heron took flight from a colony of nests hidden in the forest of Rochester Township.

Great blue heron rookery halts development near Rochester

Bird enthusiasts say Rochester construction endangers heron nests

Civil rights pioneer left Anoka, Hamline to make her mark

Anna Arnold Hedgeman, left, appeared in 1967 with the Rev. and Mrs. Stanley King, who helped found Sabathani Baptist Church. Hedgeman rubbed elbows wi
Anna Arnold Hedgeman rubbed elbows with and influenced many of the civil rights movement's greats

It's on! Indie TV fest returns to Duluth with bold plans

Advertisements for the Catalyst Film Festival have been plastered on the outside of the Zeitgeist in downtown Duluth, in hope of drawing industry atte
Catalyst Content Festival returns to Duluth theaters this fall
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Defense expert in Derek Chauvin trial faces Maryland lawsuit

The former chief medical examiner for Maryland who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd is a defendant in a federal lawsuit over the death of a man who died under circumstances similar to Floyd.
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Gena Johnson, shown in her home studio in Nashville, has worked with the likes of Kacey Musgraves and John Prine.

Mankato native is first female audio engineer nominated for ACM Awards

Nomination caps several years working with acts as Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile and the late John Prine.
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Katie Wright, whose son Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer, was overcome by emotion during a news conference Friday

Daunte Wright killing brings fresh scrutiny to Brooklyn Center police

Most officers are white, while most residents are people of color. According to the mayor, not one officer lives within city limits.
Rachel Nelson, with Twin Cities Relief, hauled a few boxes of food which would be served to community members at a barbecue outside the Kenyan Communi

At Brooklyn Center food giveaway, kindness and humanity come first

"If you're angry and you haven't eaten, you're super-angry," said the organizer.
Diamond Sheriff helped attach some of the hundreds of air fresheners to a new fence surrounding the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Thursday, Apr

After Daunte Wright's killing, criticism of "pretextual" traffic stops grows

They net minor violations, target nonwhites, don't cut crime, research shows.
M Health Fairview nurse Nicole Parr extracted a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recently.

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Family wants $500K donation UW tennis returned

A family that donated $500,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Madison tennis program five years ago wants the money back.

Mendota Heights woman dies in 4-car pile-up

A Mendota Heights woman is dead after a four-car pile-up in Minneapolis.

Pedestrian fatally struck on Hopkins' Mainstreet

A woman was killed when she was struck by a vehicle Friday evening in Hopkins.Officers were called to Mainstreet and N. 15th Avenue at 6:35…

Man killed after running onto downtown St. Paul freeway

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating why man ran onto a downtown St. Paul freeway before he was killed.
People were arrested outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Friday.

Law enforcement makes arrests at Brooklyn Center protest

Early Saturday, law enforcement leaders stressed that Friday's gathering was peaceful and legal until its last few minutes, and expressed disappointment that Thursday's strategy of backing off did not work.

Metro briefs: Grant aids cleanup of East Moore Lake in Fridley

FridleyGrant aids cleanup of East Moore LakeFridley has accepted a $400,000 grant from the state Board of Water and Soil Resources Clean Water Fund to…

Milwaukee thieves targeting catalytic converters

Thieves in Milwaukee are targeting catalytic converters on people's cars.
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Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 18

ANDOVERMARCH 19Theft. Golf clubs were stolen from an unlocked shed in the 15900 block of NW. Eagle Street.MARCH 25Animal complaint. An officer responded to a…

Wood from Madison laboratory headed for U.S. Capitol repairs

Workers repairing damage to the U.S. Capitol during January's riot are using priceless wood that spent decades sitting in a Madison laboratory.

National Guard awards first F-35 contract at Madison base

The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing has awarded its first construction contract as it prepares to host a squadron of F-35 fighter jets at its Madison base.
Nurse Sherry Donnahoo filled needles to be used at the COVID-19 vaccination site at the Masjid Al-Tawba mosque this month in Eden Prairie.

Minnesota COVID-19 deaths top 7,000 as cases, vaccinations rise

Minnesota reported 2,429 new coronavirus cases and 10 more deaths linked to COVID-19. The seven-day average for net new cases declined for a second straight day.

Man charged with attacking Menards employee over mask

Prosecutors have charged a Hutchinson man with felony assault after he allegedly attacked a Menards employee after the worker told him to wear a mask and attacked a responding police officer with a hammer.
Graffiti was sprayed on a barrier at the Brooklyn Center Police Department.

Black Americans experiencing collective trauma, grief

Carlil Pittman knows trauma firsthand.

DNR issues PFAS fish consumption advisory for Monroe County

The state Department of Natural Resources is urging people to limit consumption of fish from a Monroe County creek due to PFAS contamination.