Server Luis Gonzalez brought food to Jasheena Bond and Erica Mooring on Friday at Smack Shack in Minneapolis. Owners of the restaurant were part of th

Restaurant owners sue Mpls. and Frey over vaccine mandate

Plaintiffs say the requirements of the vaccine pose challenges and go against guidance from medical experts.

In need of 'fake healing'? New Age meets Ice Age at Lake Harriet's Art Shanty Projects

January 21
The Fake Healing Art Shanty by Jacob Carrigan & Stephani Pescitelli
Minnesota's annual winter ritual resumes with a COVID-aware approach.

Jury seated in federal trial for 3 former officers in George Floyd death

January 20
Courteney Ross, George Floyd’s girlfriend, entered the Warren E. Burger Federal Building in St. Paul to observe jury selection.
The jury has eight men and 10 women. Judge Paul Magnuson told them to return Monday for opening statements.
Music
January 21
Zack de la Rocha last performed with Rage Against the Machine at Target Center during the Republican National Convention in 2008.

Minneapolis' twice-delayed Rage Against the Machine concerts are delayed again

The May 15-16, 2022, dates with Run the Jewels at Target Center will be rescheduled.
Minneapolis
January 21

One dead, two injured in Cedar-Riverside drive-by shooting

No arrests have been made. The victims and the suspects knew each other, police said.
Minneapolis
January 20
The Rev. Jia Starr Brown resigned after the discovery of “financial obligations exceeding $6 million” at First Covenant Church.

The Rev. Jia Starr Brown resigns from Minneapolis' First Covenant

The senior pastor had been congregation's first woman, first Black person and first gay person to fill the role
Local
January 20
David Hutchinson was sentenced on Dec. 20 to two years’ probation and fined $610 on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

State Patrol: Hennepin sheriff driving over 120 mph while drunk in crash

The State Patrol said Hennepin County sheriff had a loaded gun, didn't have his seat belt on and initially claimed to "absolutely not" be the driver. Gov. Walz said Dave Hutchinson should step down.
Local
January 20
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill ordered that 245 exhibits from the murder trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be mad

Exhibits from Chauvin, Potter trials to be made public starting early next month

Judges in each case have set rules for how photos, video and other materials can be viewed.
Local
January 20
Mariam Kayali, right, had to show her COVID-19 vaccination card to server Aliya Hinz to dine in at the Hark Cafe downtown in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Mpls., St. Paul restaurant mandates met with grim resolve

Starting Wednesday, the cities are requiring businesses seat only customers who are vaccinated or can show a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours.
Local
January 20
In this courtroom sketch, three former Minneapolis officers charged in the death of George Floyd appear in federal court on Jan. 11 in St. Paul.

Federal trial for 3 ex-officers will differ from Chauvin's state trial

Jury selection begins Thursday. Prosecutors face greater challenges in proving guilt.
Minneapolis
January 19
The towers of the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.

Unions representing 3,500 Hennepin County workers file intent to strike in 10 days

They rejected the county's latest offer.
Local
January 19
From left, Director of Buildings & Energy Brian Hoffman, St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano, Sustainability Manager Emily Ziring, and City Council Member

'We have a lot to lose': 16 Minnesota cities declare climate emergency

An emerging coalition urging legislative action crosses the urban-rural divide at a time when the state has experienced record extreme weather.
Minneapolis
January 19
A photo of a Glock auto sear, which can modify a handgun into an assault-style weapon.

Teens leaving friend's funeral charged with possession of 'auto-sear'-enhanced guns in Minneapolis

Their arrests came during a law enforcement detail at a gang funeral.
Music
January 19
Soccer fans Abraham Opoti and Nachiket Karnik got riled up at Nomad World Pub (now Part Wolf) before a Minnesota United FC game in 2015.

It's closing time for the Minneapolis soccer, bocce and music bar once known as the Nomad

Its history dates to before Prohibition, but the former 5 Corners Saloon may not be a saloon anymore after Jan. 28.
Minneapolis
January 19
From left, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao

June 13 set for state trial date for 3 ex-officers in Floyd killing

The state trial of three former Minneapolis police officers was postponed because they are being tried in federal court in the case.
Minneapolis
January 19

Man shot on I-94 near downtown Minneapolis

The victim was in critical condition at a local hospital; no arrests have been made.
Local
January 19
For proof of vaccination in Minneapolis and St. Paul, people can show their vaccination card or a photo of it. People can also use some third-party ph

Minneapolis, St. Paul will require proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Here's what to know

The Twin Cities will start requiring people to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter bars, restaurants and other places that serve food and drinks.
Minneapolis
January 18
St. Paul
January 18
A fence was placed around the perimeter of the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in St. Paul.

St. Paul prepares for ex-officers' federal trial in George Floyd killing

Former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights. Although security won't reach the level of the Derek Chauvin trial, business owners and residents say preparations are unlike anything they've seen.
Local
January 18
From left, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao

Media ask judge to reconsider access to ex-officers' federal trial in George Floyd killing

Restrictions on access violate First Amendment, attorney says.
Minneapolis
January 18
The former mansion at 2400 Stevens Av. S. is slated to become an emergency shelter for women.

City moves forward on emergency shelter for women in Minneapolis' Whittier neighborhood

A City Council committee rejected a neighbor's appeal.
Local
January 18
Patrick Henry Kelly

Man charged with stalking another Current radio DJ

The 62-year-old man, described by prosecutors as "fixated on her for months," violated a restraining order at least twice, according to felony charges.
Minneapolis
January 18
Protesters prevented city workers from nearing the homeless encampment in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood Tuesday, when the city had ordered re

Protesters thwart homeless encampment eviction in North Loop

City crews backed off after a confrontation at the encampment Tuesday.