State's COVID cases increasing among long-term care residents

State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield.

Since early July, the weekly number of new infections among long-term care residents has nearly tripled, with 172 new cases last week.

Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no new help for jobless

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows look to each other as they speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washing

A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and further damage for an economy pummeled by the still-raging coronavirus.

Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands

Thousands of bikers rode through the streets for the opening day of the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle rally Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Sturgis, S.D. (A

Thousands of bikers poured into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis on Friday as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbled to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coronavirus outbreak.

Judge won't strike Mike Freeman from prosecution in George Floyd death

Former Minneapolis police officer J. Alexander Kueng, left, arrived with his attorney Thomas Plunkett for a hearing at the Hennepin County Government

Citing conflict of interest, a defense attorney moved for Freeman's removal on Thursday.

Stollings fired at Texas Tech; ex-U player tweets 'incidents weren't just isolated'

Marlene Stollings

After a media report alleged abuses in the Texas Tech program of fired coach Marlene Stollings, an ex-Gophers player tweeted "these type of incidents weren't just isolated to Texas Tech." Stollings coached at the U before going to Texas Tech.

National Guard troops responded to civil unrest in the Twin Cities after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

Minnesota National Guard sending soldiers from Stillwater to Guantanamo Bay

Judge: Mike Freeman will stay on ex-cop's case in Floyd death
Woman dies in crash in St. Paul involving stolen motorcycle
Judge won't strike Mike Freeman from prosecution in George Floyd death

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With no fall proving ground, what's a Minnesota prep football recruit to do?

With no fall proving ground, what's a Minnesota prep football recruit to do?

Stollings fired at Texas Tech; ex-U player tweets 'incidents weren't just isolated'
Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs
Grad transfer Brandon Johnson close to joining Gophers basketball team

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People waited to speak with representatives from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission about unemployment claims Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Midw

US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

With ammo sales and demand for outdoor gear rising, Vista Outdoor is making money again
Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat
GOP senators clash on proposal to force open-market beef deals

A man jumped off a burning car May 28 during the third night of protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd.

Almost any word with power, especially these days, has the potential to offend

Local governments around Minnesota need federal help in this continuing crisis
My uncharacteristic vote for the Democratic ticket hinges on Biden's VP pick
75 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Another edition of the annual bomb debate

Sack cartoon: What happened that night between Gov. Walz and Mayor Frey
What happened that night between Gov. Walz and Mayor Frey

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Monte Carlo restaurant in Minneapolis.

Landmark North Loop restaurant reopening after first closure in 100-plus years

Bandcamp Friday returns at 'crucial time' for musicians and fans seeking a pandemic kick
Hothouse festival in northeast Minneapolis this weekend is all about poets and filmmakers of color
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra cancels all concerts for the rest of the year

Schafer: SuperAmerica, a well-liked Minnesota brand, has seen six owners churn through in a decade

Even for a time swirling with deals, this recent history seems absurd.

Souhan: By sitting out, Bateman making best choice for health, future

The only tangible value for athletes playing college football for free is to audition for the NFL, and Rashod Bateman already nailed his audition.

Scoggins: Can the NFL really get through season without a bubble?

This is how the NFL intends/hopes/prays to make pandemic football succeed, in the absence of a bubble: The honor system and self-policing. How realistic is that?

President Donald Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Osaka in June 2019. U.S. officials say Beijing has accelerated its crit

U.S. sees election threats from China, Russia and Iran

Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no new help for jobless
What happens to your Minnesota absentee ballot after you mail it?
Judge won't strike Mike Freeman from prosecution in George Floyd death

Demonstrators gathered at Floyd Light City Park on their way to Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Portland, Ore.

Portland protesters cause mayhem again, police officer hurt

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
US: Border tunnel appears to be 'most sophisticated'
Milwaukee chief demoted over tear-gas use, other concerns

The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.

16 killed, dozens hurt after virus repatriation plane skids off runway in India

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port
Israeli racewalker recalls surviving 1972 Munich massacre
China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

A flock of wild turkey roamed the streets Tuesday in Northeast Minneapolis. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com A flock of wild turk

Why do wild turkeys seem to thrive in the Twin Cities metro?

After Lake Calhoun, what about other Minn. place names with racist roots?
What's the story behind Pilot Knob Road, other odd street names?
Why is Minnesota the last state with 3.2 beer?

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Duluth school board approves hybrid plan for fall

New CEO named at Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth
New cocktail lounge brings retro feel and frozen drinks to West Duluth
St. Louis County shows fastest Minnesota virus case growth

A billboard sponsored by O, The Oprah Magazine, is on display with a photo of Breonna Taylor, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Louisville, Ky.

Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards

Former President Bush pays tribute to immigrants in new book
Coroner: British TV host died by suicide before assault trial
Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual assault

U.S. officials are forecasting a near-record corn crop this year, but prices are below break-even.

Bumper Minnesota corn crop on tap as prices founder

As acid rain is curtailed, wheat gets less sulfur needed for tasty bread
China bought a record amount of corn the other day, but it's unlikely to hit trade-deal target
Sen. Tina Smith attacks Jason Lewis over past crop subsidy comments

“I am noticing that I have laughed more since I started this than I laughed in the last 20 years,” said Fletcher Johnson.

Facing hardship during COVID, these Minnesotans find comfort in levity

Nonprofit auto shop looks to expand to meet growing need after unrest in Minneapolis
AchieveMpls launches student support fund to address trauma of pandemic, George Floyd killing
How a Black cowboy became a disinformation target