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‘I Don’t Have Any Other Home’: Thousands Of Minnesota Liberians Fear Deportation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Liberians living in Minnesota hope they can convince the government to let them stay in the country. A program that grants Liberian immigrants temporary protected status expires at the end of March.


Developer Steve Minn talks about making affordable housing work

During the 1990s, Steve Minn served on the Minneapolis City Council and later in Jesse Ventura’s administration as commissioner of public service and commissioner of commerce, but for decades he has been an active, outspoken and sometimes controversial housing developer in the Twin Cities metro area


Wintry mix: Upper Midwest storm brings snow, sleet, wind

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another winter storm is bringing a little bit of everything to the Upper Midwest, including a chance of thunderstorms. The National Weather Service says a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain started moving northeast across southern Wisconsin Saturday morning, with ice accumul


Minneapolis police narrow search for the next North Side inspector

After weeks of interviews, Minneapolis police have narrowed their search for the next 4th Precinct inspector to a handful of names, a list that includes a veteran homicide detective and the department’s highest-ranking female officer.


Minneapolis man who raped his disabled twin daughters, impregnating one of them twice, jailed for 30 years

A Minneapolis man who previously pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree assault, one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of endangering a child for sexually abusing his developmentally disabled twin daughters over the course of several years was sentenced to 30 years in


With covenants, racism was written into Minneapolis housing. The scars are still visible.

When the neighborhood was first built, the developers of Southeast Minneapolis’ Nokomis area advertised neat houses in well-kept communities amid the natural beauty of the area’s hills, trees and lakes.


Tickets on sale: Craig Finn, Buckethead, Stereolab, David Crosby, Tesla

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn will perform a show with his solo band the Uptown Controllers on June 8 at the Fine Line Music Cafe in downtown Minneapolis. The $25 tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Etix.


Minneapolis to create new office to combat violence

The city of Minneapolis is taking a new step in its fight against violence by establishing the Office of Violence Prevention. The Office of Violence Prevention will be part of the Health Department and will oversee the city's efforts to reduce the risk of violence citywide. In the past, the focus ha


With record-breaking snow, Minneapolis considers winter parking restrictions

February's record-breaking snowfall has leaders in Minnesota's largest city contemplating putting extensive parking restrictions in place to make sure streets are passable in case of emergency.


Minneapolis Catholic church is latest to shut its doors

Worshipers at St. Austin Catholic Church in north Minneapolis learned this month that their church would be closed — immediately. It was the latest setback for a spunky church community that had taken its fight to avoid a church merger all the way to the Vatican.


Aerosmith among headliners at the Minneapolis-area Twin Cities Summer Jam festival in July

Aerosmith is among the acts set to headline the inaugural Twin Cities Summer Jam festival, scheduled to take place July 18-20 on the infield of the Canterbury Park racetrack in the Minneapolis suburb of Shakopee, Minnesota. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will close out the event’s second day, Friday


$2.99M brick mansion is a Lake Harriet landmark

David Wright had a good feeling about the 1930s gabled brick home a half block from Lake Harriet. When Wright and his wife, Robin, walked in, “We could see that it had an incredible layout in terms of flow and light,” said David. “Every room has a purpose, and you can see the lake from the living ro


Push begins in Minnesota to allow driver's licenses for all

Roads would be safer, workers could get to their jobs easier and fewer people would live in fear if Minnesota allowed immigrants living in the country illegally to get driver’s licenses, supporters of the change said Thursday as they called for broader license access.


Somali-born U.S. citizen arrested in Minneapolis, charged with taking journalist captive

A U.S. citizen is jailed in central Minnesota and charged with participating in the kidnapping of a Somali journalist in that African country, where he was held for nearly three years for $20 million ransom before his release.


Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend, staging overdose

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say a Stillwater man admitted to strangling his girlfriend at her St. Paul home last summer and then inserting a cocaine-laced straw in her nose to make her death look like an overdose.


Her husband was not convicted of drugging and raping her — because it is still legal in Minnesota

Jenny Teeson learned that she had been drugged and raped more than a year after the assault took place, when she found videos of it on her computer. She watched in horror as a man forcibly penetrated her motionless body with a sex toy while her toddler son lay sleeping nearby — all documented in a v


Minneapolis Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Overcast until afternoon. Snow (< 1 in.) overnight. Snow (2–4 in.) in the morning and evening and breezy overnight.


‘Jim Crow of the North’ documentary looks at segregation in Minneapolis

A document called a “racial covenant” was used to keep neighborhoods segregated in Minneapolis in the early 1900s. Twin Cities PBS premieres a documentary that looks at the practice, including an incident in 1909 when a mob of hundreds of people marched on an African-American family’s house to preve


Registered sex offender charged in 'sextortion' case

Federal prosecutors Friday announced the indictment of a 19-year-old on child pornography and extortion charges. Dylan Matthew Deling of Fairmont made his initial court appearance in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis Thursday, prosecutors said.


Residents complain about mail trouble in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesotans expect mail delivery delays because of snowstorms, but some Minneapolis residents said they haven't seen consistent delivery in weeks. In south Minneapolis, Maianne Preble said neighbors on her block have not received regular mail delivery from the United States Postal Serv