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motorcyclist killed in minneapolis crash is id'd; was father of 4

the wreck occurred late at night; patrol says he was not wearing a helmet.





release of fecal bacteria, other contaminants at egg facility prompt mpca fine

the egg washing plant releases roughly 6,000 gallons of waste water daily, the agency said.





bloomington mosque holds memorial fundraiser for bloomington father killed in mogadishu terror attack

bloomington man killed in the somalia bombing is honored at a memorial service at his mosque.





tight budgets ramp up tension as teacher contract talks begin in minneapolis, st. paul

budget strife is sure to complicate teacher contract talks in minneapolis and st. paul, where teachers are pushing for pay increases and district officials are stressing how tight their finances are. this month, minneapolis announced it’s facing a $33 million deficit for 2018-19. st. paul has yet to release a forecast, but it has let taxpayers know it aims to limit any employee contract pay increases to 1 percent.





sex abuse allegations mount against former minnesota probation officer

dennis bresnahan, 54, is also at the center of a lawsuit filed against the federal government by three women who each describe a pattern of alleged unwanted advances while he served as their probation officer, including one who says bresnahan pressured her into oral sex.





justin timberlake to perform at super bowl halftime show

justin timberlake will headline the super bowl lii halftime show for the big game taking place in minneapolis on feb. 4, it was announced on nbc’s “sunday night football.”





bloomington mosque holds memorial fundraiser for bloomington father killed in mogadishu terror attack

ahmed abdikarim eyow, 50, was remembered by friends, co-workers and community members.





tight budgets ramp up tension as teacher contract talks begin in minneapolis, st. paul

mpls. and st. paul have had a string of multimillion-dollar deficits.





justin timberlake to perform at super bowl halftime show

justin timberlake will be the super bowl halftime act for the big game taking place in minneapolis on feb. 4, it was announced on nbc’s “sunday night football.” the long-rumored jt news soon showed up on the twitter accounts of both the nfl and timberlake.





ramsey's new 'portal' bringing county's data innards to light

even the bad news gets an airing, with the help of a simple, user-friendly web surf.





kstp-tv's bill lunn leaves anchor post he's held for 8 years

lunn has anchored or co-anchored the station’s newscasts at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. for 8½ years. he said he was still at the station as a reporter.





untruths fan flames of fear in st. cloud

“it’s extremely embarrassing to be in the news for this,” said natalie ringsmuth, director of #unitecloud, a nonprofit that seeks to ease racial, religious and cultural tensions in st. cloud.





the drive: drivers doubt new lanes will help flow on 694

several commuters say the extra lanes in each direction stretching about three miles won’t go far enough to alleviate bottlenecks that develop during morning and afternoon rush hours, especially on the eastbound side.





why dockless bikes may spell the end of the old bike-share model

the entrance of dockless biking into the u.s. market has rocked a bike-share sector that has long relied on city workers’ help to assemble federal grants, city funds and advertising and sponsorships in order to lure bike-share operators. but those endeavors may be nearing an end.





kstp-tv's bill lunn leaves anchor post he's held for 8 years

longtime kstp-tv news anchor bill lunn has been reassigned to reporting, he confirmed sunday.





rally against police violence at vikings game draws boos, raised fingers from fans

organizer said idea was to raise awareness about police-involved shootings.





lower sioux aim to revitalize dakota language in minnesota

minnesota is embracing an effort to reclaim american indian languages.





spread of bike lanes in minneapolis and st. paul prompts both excitement and ire

growing network in minneapolis and st. paul frustrates critics; supporters say cars can’t always be king.





ruling: city of minneapolis can revoke landlord frenz's licenses

stephen frenz was found to have concealed banned landlord’s ownership stake.





in minnesota lake country, cabin owners shoulder a big share of property tax burden

a growing number say they often don’t feel like they have much voice in how that tax money is spent.