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Grand jury clears police officers in Hwy. 212 shooting that killed couple

startribune.com — A grand jury has cleared the four police officers involved in the deadly shooting that killed a couple nearly a year ago on Hwy. 212 in Eden Prairie. The Hennepin County grand jury's decision was announced Friday, ending the county's process for the high-profile case that killed Matthew Serbus, 36, originally of Maple Grove, and Dawn Pfister, 34, of Elkhorn, Wis., last Feb.
Dec 20, 2014

10 months later, a grand jury clears police officers in Hwy. 212 shooting in #EdenPrairie that killed a couple strib.mn/1zdx7DY

Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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Separate and Unequal

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Dec 20, 2014

Series on neglected Indian schools wraps up on Sunday with action plan to improve them. To read the series, go to startribune.com/indianschools

Diedhiou: 'I'm here now, and I'm really excited'

Who is this mystery couple? Photo captures Rice Park engagement.

startribune.com — A mystery couple was engaged in Rice Park in St. Paul on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at around 10 p.m., and Joy Son of Minneapolis captured the moment. (Courtesy Joy Son) While at St. Paul's Rice Park to go ice skating with friends on Thursday night, Joy Son of Minneapolis said she started snapping pictures on her phone of the park's holiday lights.
Dec 20, 2014

Love this story: @StarTribune: Mystery couple identified after photo of Rice Park proposal goes viral. strib.mn/1r8cjef

Dec 20, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Mystery couple identified after photo of Rice Park proposal goes viral. strib.mn/1r8cjef Photo: Joy Son pic.twitter.com/YlcGMRzLhx

Dec 19, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Who is this mystery couple? A Mpls woman captured engagement in Rice Park last night. strib.mn/1r8cjef pic.twitter.com/bTLRtbUC7j

Dec 19, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Who is this mystery couple? A Mpls woman captured engagement in Rice Park last night. strib.mn/1r8cjef pic.twitter.com/bTLRtbUC7j

Dec 19, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Who is this mystery couple? A Mpls woman captured engagement in Rice Park last night. strib.mn/1r8cjef pic.twitter.com/bTLRtbUC7j

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From the Locker Room: Wolves Lose 114-98 at Boston

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Dec 20, 2014

From Locker Room: Wolves Lose 114-98 at Boston | Star Tribune Post-game video w/ Flip, Shabazz, Chase on game, trade startribune.com/video/28644616…

Bachmann doesn't leave Washington quietly

startribune.com — During her last week on Capitol Hill, Rep. Michele Bachmann squished close to Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for a holiday picture, told President Obama at the White House Christmas party that he should bomb Iran and strolled onto the floor of the House for a farewell speech in which she praised Moses as the original lawmaker.
Dec 19, 2014

"Michele Bachmann has a strong following and people will listen to her” Gd read @allisonsherry strib.mn/1wVwnjv pic.twitter.com/bLWPb1r086

Fans fill new Surly brewery at furious pace

startribune.com — The fans of Furious, Hell, Bender and Overrated showed up early, some shivering around an outdoor fire for more than an hour before Surly Brewing's new beer hall was to throw open its doors for the first time. They hoped the food at this $30 million destination brewery in Minneapolis ' Prospect Park neighborhood would be tasty.

The changing face of browsing: From stores to the Web

startribune.com — Gone are the days when Cassie Lepsche would spend hours wandering a mall to see what caught her eye. Now the 28-year-old Minneapolis resident arrives at malls armed with a list of stores to visit. She's already checked out their websites, studied their sales and read reviews of items she wants to buy.
Dec 19, 2014

This, except never go to the stores RT @StribBiz: Holiday shoppers are changing the face of browsing. strib.mn/1DT2Ptd

Wolves trade Brewer to Houston for Daniels, picks

Dec 19, 2014

RT @JerryZgoda: Blog updated with Brewer comments: "Mixed emotions b/c I really love Minnesota, I wanted to end my career here" strib.mn/1wUFb9c

Dec 19, 2014

Blog updated with Brewer comments: "Mixed emotions b/c I really love Minnesota, I wanted to end my career here" strib.mn/1wUFb9c

Dec 19, 2014

Blog: Brewer traded to Houston for Daniels, picks strib.mn/1wUFb9c

Rinks will open when Ma Nature says so

Dec 19, 2014

RT @BrandtStrib: Mpls rinks will open when Ma Nature says so, Park Board says, but Edina's Centennial Lakes mostly open since Dec. 5: strib.mn/1wV8Hvx

Wolves Daily: Brewer traded, Celtics win

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Dec 20, 2014

Wolves Daily video Saturday style, wrapping up Friday's Corey Brewer trade & that 114-98 loss at Boston strib.mn/1CgFOvC

Gophers postgame: Two new guys on the bench for Seattle win -- one played, one didn't

Mall of America braces for Saturday protest

startribune.com — Mall of America management and Bloomington police were bracing for a planned protest as part of the national Black Lives Matter movement Saturday - traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the holiday season. Community organizers, who are calling for a protest starting at 2 p.m.
Dec 20, 2014

On big shopping day today, Mall of America braces for #BlackLivesMatter protest strib.mn/1DTnr4B Live Strib updates throughout the day

Mo Williams will play on despite back pain

Dec 19, 2014

RT @JerryZgoda: Post-shoot blog up from Boston: Mo Williams relieved to hear his back pain is muscular, plans to play on w/ it strib.mn/1zddaNq

Dec 19, 2014

Post-shoot blog up from Boston: Mo Williams relieved to hear his back pain is muscular, plans to play on w/ it strib.mn/1zddaNq

BCA: Man shot by police on I-694 charged at officers with a knife

startribune.com — State investigators released new information Friday on the officer-involved shooting on Interstate 694 that killed a murder suspect. The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Friday that officers killed Johnathon Dean Mar, 18, of Kennewick, Wash., after he led police on an 18-mile chase across three counties in the Twin Cities on Wednesday and then charged at officers with a knife.
Dec 19, 2014

BCA: Man shot by police on I-694 charged at officers with a knife strib.mn/1wUsw6b

Dec 19, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Man shot and killed by police on I-694 charged at officers with a knife, authorities say. strib.mn/1wUsw6b

'Very minor' knee surgery ends Barr's season early

blog.startribune.com — Anthony Barr's season rookie season officially ended Thursday night when he was told he needs what coach Mike Zimmer described as a "very minor procedure" to repair a knee injury that has sidelined him the past two games. Zimmer wouldn't reveal the exact nature of the injury, saying only that, "it's very similar to a slight meniscus tear.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @markcraignfl: His rookie season now over because of knee surgery, Barr gives himself a "B, B-minus.": blog.startribune.com/sports/access-…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @markcraignfl: His rookie season now over because of knee surgery, Barr gives himself a "B, B-minus.": blog.startribune.com/sports/access-…

5 reasons to love the new Surly brewery

startribune.com — Many people who drove by the site of the new Surly complex before construction began in 2012 had the same reaction: Huh? The 8-acre plot is tucked off University Avenue in a particularly un-scenic, dusty corner of Minneapolis within eyeshot of the “United Crushers” grain elevator

Three injured players take steps toward Saturday return

startribune.com — Wild coach Mike Yeo liked what he saw Friday, when Matt Cooke, Ryan Carter and Darcy Kuemper participated fully in a practice session at Xcel Energy Center. Still, Yeo stopped short of declaring them ready to play in Saturday's home game against Nashville, saying he wanted to gauge how they felt Saturday morning before making a decision.
Dec 20, 2014

#mnwild notes by @blountstrib: Three sidelined players take steps toward Saturday return, etc. startribune.com/sports/wild/28…

Late run lifts Boston to home victory over Wolves

startribune.com — Out goes veteran Corey Brewer, in comes youngster Shabazz Muhammad and still the Timberwolves go on losing, 114-98 to an also-depleted Celtics team Friday night in Boston. Friday's trade that sent Brewer to Houston clears playing time and for at least now a starting spot for the hard-working Muhammad, who turned opportunity into a 26-point, 5-rebound, 5-assist game on a night his team was outdone by Boston's game-deciding, 8-0 fourth quarter run.
Dec 20, 2014

Late run lifts Boston to home victory over Wolves | Star Tribune Game details and notes from last night m.startribune.com/sports/wolves/…