A demonstrator walked amid the tear gas emitted from canisters outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Sunday night.

Mpls. council opposes tear gas, other 'less lethal' weapons in city

The final decision will rest with the law enforcement agencies working throughout the city.

How did Derek Chauvin's Taser end up at a traffic stop in Burnsville?

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The Minneapolis police Third Precinct was looted and torched during last summer’s civil unrest. Authorities say equipment and files were taken from
The specifics of how and when the device was taken have not been disclosed publicly.

Minneapolis Public Schools to shift to distance learning for Chauvin verdict

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Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Ed Graff, shown in 2018.
The move comes just as some students are returning to school buildings.
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Health care workers, including University of Minnesota psychologist Christine Conelea, center, marched along Humboldt Avenue N. toward the Brooklyn Ce

Doctors decry use of riot control weapons in Brooklyn Center

U study finds "less-lethal" police weapons have sent many to the ER.
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Chauvin trial lawyers bring everything together in closing arguments on Floyd's death

The livestreamed trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd nears a conclusion Monday with two lawyers presenting their final,…
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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.
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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.
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Sinthanouxay Khottavongsa died in 2015 after after Brooklyn Center police hit him with a Taser in 2015.

Retraumatized family of man killed in 2015 Brooklyn Center police encounter calls for change

Kevin Khottavongsa's father died in 2015 after Brooklyn Center police shot him in the back with a Taser.
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April 16
Saida Mohamed, top, owner of Lake Cedar Pharmacy, was again the  target of looters this week.

Pharmacies feel especially vulnerable to criminal opportunists

Weary of riots and recent break-ins, pharmacists feel extra vulnerable
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The Intermedia Arts building.

Minneapolis' late-lamented Intermedia Arts writes its final chapter – a $1 million check

Shut down by financial woes, proceeds from its building will help another arts group go on.
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Farmington High School teacher Michael Klein encouraged other teachers not to wait until there’s a trial or traumatic event in the community to have

Teachers have tough talks on Chauvin trial, Wright shooting

Educators across Minnesota are grappling with how to handle teachable moments, which can be especially challenging in ideologically divided communities.
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Someone vandalized Xavier Tavera’s billboard message. Photo via @38thandchicagogfs Instagram.

Vandals erase message of nonviolence on billboard at George Floyd Square

Artist Xavier Tavera's billboard, which went up days ago, now appears to support violent protest.
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April 16
People protested Thursday near the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.

Noor case raises questions about charge for ex-Brooklyn Center cop

Question of intent is key in debate over murder vs. manslaughter
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Derek Chauvin said, “I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege” to not risk making self-incriminating statements. He is charged with killing Geor

Chauvin defense rests its case without his testimony

Former officer Derek Chauvin invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination.
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Authorities ID 2 people found shot to death over weekend near 2-vehicle crash at south Minneapolis intersection

Authorities have identified the two people who were found shot to death over the weekend near a two-vehicle crash at a south Minneapolis intersection.Jaden M.…
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Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, was consoled by attorney Ben Crump during a news conference in Minneapolis.

Daunte Wright's attorneys say charges against officer mark progress, but don't go far enough

The attorney for the families of George Floyd and Daunte Wright declared Thursday that while the manslaughter charges against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim…
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Derek Chauvin said, “I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege” to not risk making self-incriminating statements. He is charged with killing Geor

Day 26 of Derek Chauvin trial: Closing arguments set for Monday after Chauvin doesn't testify

The defense said it has completed its case and the prosecution reiterated the same, setting the stage for closing arguments and deliberations Monday.
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April 15
Protesters walk amid tear gas launched by nearby law enforcement officers outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department during the third night of unre

Minneapolis chief: Cities, agencies make own calls on tear gas, crowd control

Chief Medaria Arradondo said agencies will be "working in concert with each other."
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Derek Chauvin, right, said in court he will not testify in his murder trial.

What happened Thursday in the Derek Chauvin trial

Derek Chauvin said in court he will not testify in his murder trial, and the defense announced it has completed its case. The trial is recessed until closing arguments on Monday.
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Watch live: Derek Chauvin trial proceedings resume at 3 p.m.

The Star Tribune will livestream the entire Derek Chauvin trial.
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Dr. David Fowler “I would fall back to undetermined in this particular case, ” the pathologist said on George Floyd’s cause of death.

Defense expert: Cardiac arrest and drugs caused Floyd's death

Dr. David Fowler said Floyd's manner of death was "undetermined," due to a combination of factors.
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Brian Ingram of One Restaurant Group, second from left, gets emotional while presenting a check for $17,000 to Chyna Whitaker, second from right, the

Restaurant community supports mother of Daunte Wright's child with check

Two chefs make donations at a Minneapolis church.
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Keno Evol at his Black Table Arts co-working and performance space in south Minneapolis.     ]  JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com Keno Evo

Amid Twin Cities trauma, safe spaces sprout to help people heal

Here are places that people can seek solace.