Nursing strike would weaken Minnesota hospitals financially

Allina Health spent more than $23 million to weather a three-day nursing strike in September, with expenses including a training center to get replace

The three-day walkouts in September cost hospital systems tens of millions of dollars, but a prolonged winter strike would be far more expensive.

Minnesota town backs down from abortion ordinance

State Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, shown in 2019 on the House floor.

The Prinsburg City Council unanimously shelved an ordinance suggested by a GOP state lawmaker who hoped to insert the western Minnesota town into the nationwide legal fight over abortion.

Red Lake Nation football team hasn't won a game in years, but its coach keeps kids undefeated

“Coaching is having fun with kids and making them feel welcomed and wanting to be here,” Nolan Desjarlait says. “My job is to keep them moving.�

They often play against opponents with twice as many players. Sometimes, coach Nolan Desjarlait wonders how he keeps doing it. The answer always comes: "I refuse to give up on them."

Shoppers flock to Christmas tree farms: 'Is this one too chonky?'

Neva, 8, and Roen Lundgren, 10, pulled the tree their grandfather Doug Berglund harvested on Nov. 26 at Happy Land Tree Farms in Sandstone, Minn. 

Minnesota tree farmers say irrigation and timely rain aided their seasonal crop. But prices may be up.

Surging Twitter antisemitism unites fringe, encourages violence, officials say

Activists wear the flag of Israel while holding signs at a rally against antisemitism in Washington on July 11, 2021.

Officials are predicting that Twitter will contribute to more violence in the months ahead, citing the proliferation of extreme content.



A member of the state Fire Marshal’s office and Minneapolis firefighters talked with someone outside the scene of a building fire Saturday in Minnea

Firefighters battle blaze at vacant apartment building in south Minneapolis

St. Cloud's groundbreaking police chief retires: 'He took engagement to heart'
New bus-rapid transit D Line opens, even as Metro Transit cuts service for lack of drivers
St. Paul Winter Carnival selects first artist of color to design its signature buttons

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“Coaching is having fun with kids and making them feel welcomed and wanting to be here,” Nolan Desjarlait says. “My job is to keep them moving.�

Red Lake Nation football team hasn't won a game in years, but its coach keeps kids undefeated

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Neva, 8, and Roen Lundgren, 10, pulled the tree their grandfather Doug Berglund harvested on Nov. 26 at Happy Land Tree Farms in Sandstone, Minn. 

Shoppers flock to Christmas tree farms: 'Is this one too chonky?'

Twin Cities heating and cooling firm Genz-Ryan exits home construction
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Nursing strike would weaken Minnesota hospitals financially

John Hoeschen, owner of the St. Paul Corner Drug prepared COVID-19 booster doses for Gov. Tim Walz and Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm in St. Paul in

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The winning batch of the 2022 Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest.

Meet the winning bakers of the 20th annual Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest

Why Giants Ridge is the most underrated ski area in the Midwest
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Souhan: Vikings fans, here's your guide on which teams to root for and against

Who should Vikings fans pull for? Jim Souhan's answers might surprise you.

Reusse: Bethel was willing to wait on basketball guard to finish D-III football run

Joey Kidder can move on to hoops now, after closing out football season with two touchdown receptions in playoff loss in Texas.

Anderson: Anglers brave thin ice for walleyes. But why?

Their eagerness was exemplified when 200 of them were stranded on Upper Red after ice separated on the huge northern Minnesota lake.


State Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, shown in 2019 on the House floor.

Minnesota town backs down from abortion ordinance

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In this photo illustration, the suspended Twitter account of former U.S. President Donald Trump is displayed on a mobile phone with former U.S. Presid

White House rebukes Trump's suggestion to suspend Constitution over 2020 election

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Uvalde shooting victims seek $27B, class action in lawsuit
Indiana judge won't block probe over 10-year-old's abortion

A smoldering building in the frontline city of Bakhmut, Ukraine, where remaining residents are living in basement shelters and relying on volunteers f

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

British Museum reportedly in talks on Parthenon Sculptures
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Pelé responding well to treatment for respiratory infection

The entrance to Mall of America’s new wing Thursday afternoon.

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Pele attends the 2018 soccer World Cup draw at the Kremlin in Moscow, Dec. 1, 2017. The Brazilian soccer great is responding well to treatment for a r

Pelé responding well to treatment for respiratory infection

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Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate
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Firefighter Joe Quast greeted service dog Tanya at St. Paul Fire Station 1.

St. Paul firehouse dog helps rescue the rescuers: 'It's just her presence'

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Owner of senior housing turns childhood home in Minnetonka into assisted-living facility
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