Plus: Met Council warns against releasing gasoline into the sewer after U of M explosions; Betty Danger’s in Northeast Minneapolis is for sale; former Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton is battling prostate cancer; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis City Council fails to override Frey veto regarding Hennepin Avenue; syphilis cases in Minnesota rising sharply in infants and pregnant women; KQRS morning show host Tom Barnard leaving in December; and more.
Plus: Homicide clearance rates in Minneapolis are at 38%; some north Minneapolis tenants are putting their rent into escrow; former Sen. Al Franken brings his tour to Acme Comedy; and more.
Plus: 5,600 fentanyl pills bound for St. Cloud intercepted; U.S. Steel plans new $150 million Iron Range facility; North Dakota’s sole abortion clinic shutting down at the end of July; and more.
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Plus: Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson leaves mid-season; Twin Cities radio personality Andrew Lee has died; the Hamline Midway Library will be demolished and replaced; and more.
Plus: Local reaction to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling; St. Paul poet Douglas Kearney wins International Griffin Poetry Prize; Cleveland Guardian radio announcer calls Miguel Sano “fat”; and more.
Plus: Sen. Tina Smith introduces an access to abortion pills bill; Roseville Police Department conducting a gun turn-in event; Rachel Evangelisto is the first Indigenous woman to be crowned Miss Minnesota; and more.
Plus: Residents concerned about crime around Billy’s on Grand; Ramsey Middle School is now Hidden River Middle School; the Sheridan Room is closing; and more.
Plus: Xcel Energy and Minnesota Power restoring power to thousands; the results of a racial equity analysis of 40 Minnesota companies; Dairy Queen loses “Blizzard” court case; and more.
Plus: Former frat brothers have been indicted in the hazing case of Daniel Santulli; Minneapolis’ traditional 4th of July fireworks won’t be held this year; a celebration of life for Marion Barber III has been announced; and more.
Plus: Gregory Ulrich sentenced to life; workers at Shakopee’s Amazon location holding a rally Friday; the 35th anniversary of “Pleased To Meet Me;” and more.
Plus: CEO Mike Lindell says Walmart is dropping MyPillow products; Walz administration’s strategy to tackle COVID-19 in children 6 months and older; the first ever Saint Paul Seniors Pride in the Park event; and more.
Plus: Former MPR employees discuss working conditions at the station; Gov. Tim Walz refutes Matt Birk’s claim that he purchased lake property in South Dakota; 47 cats rescued from a vehicle in eastern Minnesota; and more.
Plus: Algae blooms on Lake Hiawatha and Lake Harriet; The Current announces a new program director; a list of this weekend’s Juneteenth events; and more.
Plus: Scott Jensen’s refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine; Denver Nuggets expected to hire Ryan Saunders; Lakefront Music Festival looking for a headliner to replace Toby Keith; and more.
Plus: Northern Tier Bakery is recalling roughly 905 pounds of ready-to-eat salad mix; Lynx center Sylvia Fowles suffers a cartilage injury; KARE-11’s Gia Vang is leaving the morning show; and more.
Plus: Minnesota hospital CEOs declare gun violence a public health crisis; Minnesota Auto Dealers Association sues over “clean cars” plan; Minnesota Zoo announces a new litter of tiger cubs; and more.
Plus: CenterPoint Energy producing “green” hydrogen; Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken to retire; Bar la Grassa oven fire contained; and more.
Plus: Target shares take a nosedive; St. Paul city attorney Lyndsey Olson reaches a settlement agreement with former state Rep. John Lesch; catching up with Duluth singer and fiddle player Gaelynn Lea; and more.