If you’re heading out of town for the holiday weekend, now might be a good time to fill up on gas. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Minnesota is $3.33. That’s down from $3.49 one year ago.
A former sheriff’s deputy in Wisconsin is accused of killing his wife and her sister, both of whom grew up in Stillwater. Ashlee Steele, 39, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, 38, of Lake Elmo, were found shot to death inside Steele’s home on Friday.
The storms that moved through the metro area Monday night were quick, but they caused a lot of damage in some areas. In New Brighton, winds up to 50 miles per hour blew through. Trees were uprooted, leaving a large hole in the ground.
Between the grand opening sales and hours, shoppers couldn’t get enough of the new Twin Cities Premium Outlets this weekend. “I like it a lot,” Alicia Hanson, from Lakeville, said. “It’s big, there are a lot of shops here.”
St. Paul Public Schools is considering a later start time for high school and middle school students. “Studies have been shown that they have different sleep patterns than smaller children and adults and they are better performers later on in the day,” Creative Arts High School teacher Lora Healam said.
Minneapolis police are investigating after a body was found following a dumpster fire. Authorities say dispatchers received a call about the trash bin fire about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Police were called to the scene a short time later because a body was found next to the dumpster.
Park leaders in Minneapolis say swimmers should avoid some popular beaches for the time being. On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board closed the Lake Hiawatha Beach and Lake Calhoun’s Thomas and 32nd Street beaches.
On Saturday night, a St. Paul Police officer was working off duty at a Super America gas station, in uniform, when a man came into the store asking to go to jail. The officer thought it was a joke, but soon found himself in a fight for his life.
What started as a pursuit of a carjacking suspect turned into an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul Sunday afternoon. The incident left two officers and a teenager injured, and a suspect dead. The incident began with a car crash near Jackson Street and Cook Avenue.
The heavy rain held off for thousands of Paul McCartney fans packed into Target Field Saturday night. The Governor declared this “Sir Paul McCartney Day” in Minnesota.
An iconic Twin Cities farmers market might be relocating. Attendance at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market has dropped by 25 percent over the last five years. Customers have complained about Lowertown construction and parking changes making access difficult.
If you’re looking to build a new home next year, a new rule might cost you. On Monday, Minnesota legislators published a new mandate that will require sprinklers in new homes that are larger than 4,500 square feet.
At the Hub Bike Co-op in South Minneapolis, lately customers are calling about their new bikes being stolen. “We end up talking to somebody replacing a bike that has been stolen almost every day,” Hub Bike Co-op employee David Meyer said.
For residents of north Minneapolis, gun violence has become a regular occurrence this summer. “A whole lot of people just want to shoot … for no reason I guess,” said resident Zermaine McCabe.
It’s only a month and a half before from the start of the NFL season. Vikings fans could get their hands on single game tickets starting Tuesday morning. This will be the first season the team will play at TCF Bank Stadium.