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Legal developments bring hope that calm is returning to Twin Cities

Former professional football player Tyrone Carter dropped to a knee Wednesday at the site in Minneapolis where George Floyd was killed.

The buses have started again, with plans to restart light-rail service Thursday, even as curfews have been extended until Friday morning.

Anti-malaria drug in University of Minnesota trial does little to stop COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine pills

The first-of-its-kind trial adds badly needed evidence to the politicized debate over whether hydroxychloroquine treats or prevents COVID-19.

In north Minneapolis, neighbors patrol 'to make sure our people can eat'

Community members kept watch for trouble along W. Broadway in north Minneapolis on Tuesday night.

Groups band together to guard scarce grocery stores. Although the flames have waned, vigilance remains.

George Floyd autopsy report released; he tested positive for COVID-19 in April

Dr. Andrew Baker, Hennepin County's medical examiner, shown in 2012.

The release comes nine days after Floyd's death following police encounter.

George Floyd's family applauds charges against four fired Minneapolis officers

Quincy Mason (son of George Floyd) and attorney Benjamin Crump during a press conference in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

And at the area where Floyd was pinned under an officer's knee, flowers and a mural now memorialize him.



Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, shown in 2016 with artwork inspired by her son.

For mother of Philando Castile, George Floyd's death a nightmare revisited

500 city employees must take unpaid days off as Duluth faces budget shortfall
St. Paul school board to discuss contract with police in response to George Floyd's death
Legal developments bring hope that calm is returning to Twin Cities

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Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino

Pitino 'upfront and honest' with Gophers players, recruits about race

MLS players approve labor deal, paving way for Orlando tournament
NBA reportedly will approve restart plan; Wolves season would be over
Precautionary golf on display at Minnesota Senior Open

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Pilgrim's Pride employs 1,100 at a plant in Cold Spring. Minn.

Pilgrim's Pride CEO indicted on price-fixing charges

Schafer: All around Lake Street, hundreds of business owners now face difficult choices
Minneapolis distillery, which started making hand sanitizer after COVID-19, is now a food-donation center
More Twin Cities restaurants halt takeout after staffers test positive for COVID-19

Minneapolis Police gather en masse as protests continued on May 27.

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Battle plan 2.0 needed to protect Minnesota seniors from COVID-19
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Doctors lined up during the lunch hour for Pharaoh’s Gyros food truck at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Without downtown office workers, Twin Cities food trucks cast a wide net for customers

How WCCO sports anchor Mike Max became a frontline reporter at the George Floyd protests
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Sunday comics will thank frontline workers with playful hidden messages

Souhan: Strong statement needed, and Vikings signing Kaepernick would do it

Signing Colin Kaepernick would signal the Vikings care about social justice, and that the NFL acknowledges its wrongful blackballing of a talented quarterback. It would also make football sense.

Exhausted neighborhoods reel after a week of fire, fear and self-defense

The neighborhood’s last grocery store, encircled by National Guard troops and vehicles, was open for business. “They protect everything,” said Hamza Wadi, taking a break…

Scoggins: Young people need mentors like North's coach McKenzie

The legendary North High boys' basketball coach keeps replaying the video of George Floyd in his mind. "That could've been me. That could've been my son. That could've been any of my players."




Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, shown in 2018. On Wednesday, Mattis denounced President Donald Trump's heavy-handed use of military force to quell prote

Ex-defense chief Mattis rips Trump for dividing Americans

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises
Small Minnesota bail nonprofit pulled into presidential politics, draws Trump criticism
The Latest: Pakistan, India coronavirus cases, deaths spike

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, police walk through tear gas as they try to disperse protesters in Las Vegas. Three Nevada men with ties to a

Prosecutors: 3 men plotted to terrorize Vegas protests

Trump administration narrows search for COVID-19 vaccine to 5 companies
People are blowing up, or just taking, ATMs in Philadelphia
Military IDs woman, man killed in North Dakota base shooting

A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A340 takes off March 10, 2010 from Los Angeles International Airport. The Trump administration has issued an order sus

Trump administration moves to block Chinese airlines from US

Scientist defends Sweden's virus approach: 'We still believe our strategy is good'
Missing Mexican lawmaker's body found following abduction
Emergency declared in Siberia after diesel fuel leak

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), a federally recognized Indian tribe, opened the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility (ORF) in the fall of

How do organics get recycled in Minnesota — and how good are we at it?

How many Minn. breweries existed before the microbrewery boom?
Why was the career of Minnesota's first congresswoman cut short?
Why are Minnesota's pro teams named after the state, not a city?

Dozens of protesters stood in the rain Tuesday morning outside St. Louis County’s government services building in Virgnia, Minn.

Iron Range teacher under review after telling county he 'would not be nice to any refugees'

In Duluth, late-night protesters weren't outside agitators; 'That is us'
Union protests in Duluth over Essentia's plan to lay off 900 employees
Duluth protests over George Floyd's death called unprecedented

In this March 13, 2007 file photo, Steven Avery listens to testimony in the courtroom at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wis.

Attorney: 'Making a Murderer' convict infected with COVID-19

Lea Michele apologizes for being 'difficult' on 'Glee' set
Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition
Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law

Corn planting around the U.S. this spring suggests a record crop is going in despite slumping demand and ultralow prices.

Corn prices keep slumping, and Minnesota farmers keep planting more

U.S. farmers will get $16 billion in direct aid because of COVID-19
Long Prairie Packing latest Minnesota meatpacking plant to have COVID-19 outbreak
Pilgrim's Pride CEO indicted on price-fixing charges

Jack Traxler is a senior on the golf team at Cretin-Derham Hall. Despite balance and vision problems from a brain tumor, he excels at golf.

When a brain tumor cut short his hockey dream, Cretin-Derham Hall student took up golf

Metropolitan State garden experiment helps students sow human connections
Minneapolis Legal Rights Center celebrates 50 years of rebalancing legal disparities
An 8-year-old St. Paul girl is taking her neighborhood on a space walk