Hennepin County prosectors say they don't have enough evidence press murder charges against the driver of the car that hit and killed killed 28-year-old Elyse Stern while she biked through the intersection of East Lake Street and Cedar Avenue South early Saturday morning.THE BACKSTORY: Elyse Stern, ... More >>
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Amy Senser will testify during her trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges, her defense attorney revealed during opening statements.
Prosecutor Deborah Russell and defense attorney Eric Nelson kept their opening arguments brief this afternoon, with each side presenting a bare outline of their ... More >>
Amy Senser admitted to a daughter that she was drinking the night she ran over Anousone Phanthavong, a Hennepin County prosecutor said Monday.
Deborah Russell, the assistant county attorney who made the statement during a motions hearing in Senser's case, didn't elaborate.
Prosecutors revealed ea ... More >>
Amy Senser's trial approaches April 23, but before a jury can be seated the Hennepin County judge overseeing the case must determine whether Senser can get a fair trial in Minneapolis.
Senser's attorney Eric Nelson requested a change of venue to Kandiyohi County earlier this month on the grounds ... More >>
Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern tweeted his support for dead True Thai chef Anousone Phanthavong Friday afternoon.
Phanthavong had worked at True Thai since 2002. He was the restaurant's head cook until Amy Senser ran him over on the Riverside exit of I-94 last August. A Hennepin County judge ... More >>
Linda Hamm has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide for running over Ann Blake last month.
Maple Grove police responded to reports on January 31 of a vehicle driving erratically and found it going eastbound on Elm Creek Boulevard at Main Street in Maple Grove. A police officer pulled up ... More >>
A Grand Forks to Minneapolis flight was canceled yesterday afternoon because a flight attendant was drunk. Really, really drunk.According to a police report obtained by the Grand Forks Herald, the attendant, a resident of the Twin Cities area whose name hasn't yet been released, had a blood alcoh ... More >>
Dakota County officials apparently aren't fans of this design -- they want their buses to be red.Yellow and blue with red trim, or red and blue with yellow trim? This is the intractable issue confronting policy makers on the Met Council and in Dakota County.You see, the Met Council wants the colo ... More >>
Like the rest of us, celebrities and rock stars make stupid mistakes. But when mistakes are made on a high-profile, TMZ level, stupid isn't quite enough; they should also be avoidable, catastrophic, nonsensical, unusual, and hilarious, or some combination thereof. And so it is with no small amoun ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty's "Truth" campaign is a bit blurry.Tim Pawlenty keeps having to back away from his tough guy talk. This time, he was caught making up nonsense in Tennessee about facing down "the unions" in the "longest transit strike in the history of the United States."
That certainly would ha ... More >>
The looming government shutdown will almost certainly impact bus and light rail service across the Twin Cities. But the long-range impact of the budget mess carries even worse news for commuters.
Metro Transit will be forced to lay off 500 employees, eliminate 200 bus routes, and curtail service ... More >>
Seven months have passed since Gayngs lost out on the opportunity to play a prominent slot at the Austin City Limits festival, which they were forced to cancel after their bus driver absconded with all of their belongings and gear. And now, thanks to a sympathetic jury in Nashville, Tennessee, th ... More >>
Federal funds grease the rails.So it turns out the $478 million check really was in the mail.
We were a little leery last week when St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman used his State of the City address to declare federal funding had been approved to cover half the cost of the Central Corridor ligh ... More >>
The feds agree to help fund the Central Corridor line.The 11-mile Central Corridor light rail project has taken a major step forward. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says the check is in the mail for the $460 million federal grant the project was banking on.
The Federal Transit Administration OK'd ... More >>
WikipediaThe Central Corridor light rail will cross the Mississippi on the Washington Avenue Bridge.Driving back and forth between the East and West Bank campuses at the U of M is about to get trickier, because crews are going to start lane closures on Saturday related to light rail construct ... More >>
Kanye West gave a rapper's in-flight delight.It's there on video: Kanye West got a hold of the public address system on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to New York and treated passengers to some high-altitude rap.
But for privacy and security reasons, Delta won't confirm that Taylor Swift's ... More >>
Bella Koshka just released a new video for "Matinee," directed by Josh Cragun and filmed in locations like the Uptown Theater, Nick and Eddie, and a Metro Transit bus. The band has just finished mixing their second album, and are expected to announce a CD-release show soon.
Just two weeks after a flight heading for Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport was stranded on a Rochester tarmac for six hours, more passengers heading for our airport experienced the same nightmare.