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Plea deal sheds murder charge against Minneapolis drug seller whose buyer overdosed

A drug dealer has pleaded guilty to selling heroin to a 25-year-old Twin Cities woman who quickly fell into a coma and died. Russell J. Cage, 40, of Minneapolis, admitted in Hennepin County District Court last week to a felony charge of selling drugs, and in exchange a count of third-degree murder w

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:05:00

Arrest made in Minneapolis crash that killed UST student

Minneapolis police have made an arrest in a Sunday crash in which a driver fled and left behind a passenger who died of her injuries. Michael Laurence Campbell, 21, was booked into the Hennepin County jail on probable cause criminal vehicular homicide.Ria Patel University of St. Thomas junior Ria Pa

PIONEER PRESS - 2017-09-19 16:24:41

Driver arrested in Minneapolis crash that killed St. Thomas student

After two days on the run, a 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with an early morning crash in northeast Minneapolis Sunday that killed a University of St. Thomas student. Wright County authorities took the man into custody at 5 a.m. Tuesday, and after an evaluation at North Memorial Medical

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 16:07:00

Minneapolis man charged in crash that killed Eden Prairie student

The driver who allegedly fled the scene of a Sept. 17 crash in northeast Minneapolis that killed 20-year-old Ria Patel has a history of driving-related convictions, according to charges announced on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Michael Laurence Campbell, 21, of Minneapolis, has been charged with one count o

SWNEWSMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-20 23:30:00

Authorities ID Minneapolis bicyclist killed by Metro Transit bus, pedestrian killed by car

Authorities on Tuesday identified a bicyclist and pedestrian who died last week after separate crashes in Minneapolis. Michael Woodrow Williams, 45, died Friday at Hennepin County Medical Center after being struck by a Metro Transit bus earlier in the week, according to the Hennepin County medical e

PIONEER PRESS - 2017-09-19 23:04:51

C.J.: Minneapolis-born singer Ava Raiin aims to reign on charts plus, maybe, art galleries

Imagine being at an art show where the artist leaves the invited guests to take the stage and sing. Entertainer Ava Raiin could do that. The Minneapolis-born singer who now lives in NYC released a self-titled first album on digital platforms in August. She designed the album to be taken as a whole,

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 23:21:00

Minneapolis' black families lead the way in fleeing to other schools

Once it was the biggest school district in the state. Now Minneapolis Public Schools is the biggest loser in Minnesota's robust school-choice environment, surrendering more kids to charter schools and other public school options than any other district. And unlike most other school districts in the

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:23:00

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' campaign staff quits en masse

Staffers say paychecks were coming late or not at all, and there was too much interference from the mayor's office. With only six weeks until voters go to the polls, about a half-dozen members of Mayor Betsy Hodges' campaign staff have resigned, according to sources with direct knowledge of the situ

CITY PAGES - 2017-09-20 16:57:44

Governor to continue water quality series in Minneapolis

Gov. Mark Dayton will continue his town hall meeting series on water quality Sept. 27 at the Minneapolis Urban League. Dayton plans on using the meeting to hear the concerns people have about the state's water quality and ideas they have to improve it, according to a report. It comes as he promotes

SOUTHWESTJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 19:07:52

New Apartment Complex Opens for Veterans in Minneapolis

It's a step in the fight to end homelessness among military veterans in Minnesota. The opening Wednesday of a new 100-unit apartment community, called Veterans East, will help those who are need of a fresh start and a home of their own. The five-story apartment community is located adjacent to the V

KSTP - 2017-09-21 00:57:00

Minneapolis photographer captures the disappearing cattle ranchers

Minneapolis-based photographer Michael Crouser's new book "Mountain Ranch" (University of Texas Press) is a gentle yet powerful collection of photographs documenting the traditional cattle ranchers in the mountains of northwest Colorado. Capturing this fading tradition, however, happened completely

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 18:49:00

'Disney's Aladdin' launches Broadway season in Minneapolis with verve and pizazz

Heaven knows we can use a tale about Arab culture that's not about jihad and the oppression of women. And if that story has to come in the form of a frenetic and charming Disney cartoon (loosely based on the Arabian Nights) brought to kinetic, glorious life onstage, then so be it. After a weekend of

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 16:53:00

Why so little progress on use of body cameras in Minneapolis?

An audit of the Minneapolis Police Department body camera program has shown that police are coming up short in their use of an important tool of modern-day policing that enjoys broad community support. Those habits must change - and soon. The expectations for officers should be made clear, as should

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 23:17:00

The Sioux Chef to open restaurant in new Minneapolis park project

At long last, The Sioux Chef has found a home - at least one home. Chef Sean Sherman's dream of bringing true indigenous cuisine to the masses by way of a training center, food lab and restaurant will have to wait a bit, as they're still looking for a space. But the group recently announced that the

PIONEER PRESS - 2017-09-20 16:15:44

Minneapolis City Council to stop using nondisparagement clauses in employee separation agreements

The Minneapolis City Council on Wednesday approved a separation agreement with former police Chief Janee Harteau, minus a controversial nondisparagement clause - and agreed not to use such clauses going forward. The nondisparagement clause would have prevented Harteau from saying anything negative a

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 19:34:00

Minneapolis Approves $180K in Separation with Harteau

Harteau resigned in July after the fatal police shooting of Justine Damond. The council approved the payment of $182,876 and 12 months of COBRA benefits to the former chief in exchange for a release of any claims against the city. The agreement terms stipulate the sum will be paid in two installme

KSTP - 2017-09-20 19:24:00

Audit finds multiple failures in Minneapolis body camera program

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minneapolis Police body camera program just underwent its first audit, and it's receiving low marks. "I would say fail," said Will Tetsell, Minneapolis Director of Internal Audit. The review spans a period of time both before and after the July shooting of Minneapolis resident Just

KARE - 2017-09-20 00:35:10

Readers Write: Police and body cameras, the Trump presidency, Vietnam War series, governor-Legislature dispute, bike lanes in Minneapolis

If we do the math, assuming the KSTP-TV report on uploaded police body-worn camera footage in July is accurate, over a period of a month each Minneapolis officer averaged between 10.4 and 12.2 minutes of uploaded body camera usage per day. If this report was done roughly a month before the newly rep

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 23:00:00

Judge dismisses lawsuit by potential buyer of downtown Minneapolis Macy's complex

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Macy's Inc. by developer City Center Realty Partners, which at one time was seen as a front-runner to buy the Macy's store in downtown Minneapolis. City Center Realty Partners, which has offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco, in the suit accused Macy's

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:44:00

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith endorses Betsy Hodges for Minneapolis mayor

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith endorsed Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges on Tuesday, backing her bid for re-election as the leader of the city. Smith's public support for Hodges follows endorsements from other elected officials and organizations including U.S. Sen. Al Franken, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, S

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:31:00