Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said there are "heightened states of awareness" about officer safety, but the department's message to officers is to focus on public safety.
The program launches Jan. 1, but commuters can sign up for the program on Metro Transit's website right away.
Authorities also identified the two officers who shot Johnathon Dean Mar, 18, of Kennewick, Wash., following the discovery of a dead man at a rest stop and a high-speed pursuit.
Authorities have confirmed the identity of two men who died Wednesday in a string of incidents that included an apparent killing at a Maple Grove rest stop and a fatal police shooting.
The volunteer rate in Minnesota remains higher than other states -- but it is falling.
An apparent killing at a Maple Grove rest area early Wednesday led to a police chase that ended with officers killing the suspect.
The latest lawsuit by the former Minnesota governor claims HarperCollins is profiting from defamatory references in a book by Chris Kyle, a deceased Navy SEAL.
Backers say the effort will help fill the growing demand for high tech workers in Minnesota. Tuition costs $12,500. Applications are due Jan. 22
In a memo Thursday the U.S. Department of Justice said American Indian tribes can legalize marijuana in their territories as long as they follow the same conditions required of states that have legalized the drug.
Cyclist Greg LeMond has released a new book called "The Science of Fitness."
Duluth-based Bent Paddle Brewing has settled a lawsuit alleging that a logo used on some of its beers infringed on the trademark of a Vermont-based brewery.
Traffic was backed up on westbound Interstate 94 on Friday morning after an accident in the Lowry Hill Tunnel.
But St. Paul's data in the U.S. Conference of Mayors Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness report indicates that shelter capacity in the city is currently stretched to the limit.
The state is setting up a system to manage the medical marijuana program, which will track patient outcomes to help guide prescriptions in the future.
The renovation will transform the busy four-lane street by adding protected bike lanes, wider and buffered sidewalks, medians and left-turn lanes.