Models forecast COVID-19 in sharp retreat in Minnesota

Jorge Arellano, 13, got his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Erin Oleson Thursday, May 13, at Children’s Minnesota.

Three major COVID-19 models predict sharp declines in viral spread in Minnesota in late May — with Mayo Clinic forecasting a drop from 900 new infections per day to 563 by Memorial Day weekend.

State leaders strike broad budget deal, but policy details remain

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, center, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, right, and House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park wo

Legislators will still need to come back in special session to pass a budget.

Many Minnesotans eagerly wait as Canadian border talks start

The Grand Portage crossing on the U.S. border with Canada in March 2020. As the U.S.-Canada border closure enters month 15, the Northwest Angle remain

COVID border closure isolated Northwest Angle, stifled tourism.

Willmar police pause plan to train K-9s at public housing complex

Willmar police notified residents of Lakeview Apartments that the entire building would be used as a K-9 training ground, with officers and dogs comin

Exercises were scheduled at a local low-income apartment complex.

Child shot in north Minneapolis as violence involving young victims continues

The girl, reported to be as young as 7, was taken to HCMC



St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said the department’s pool of applicants is half of what it was five years ago.

Fewer applicants line up to become recruits for St. Paul police force

Trial of ex-officer who killed Daunte Wright begins Dec. 6
Willmar police pause plan to train K-9s at public housing complex
Child shot in north Minneapolis as violence involving young victims continues

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Twin Cities houses fetch record prices in April

Sun Country's main investor to sell part of its stake two months after airline's IPO
Mall of America making comeback, but challenges remain
Target no longer requires masks unless mandated by local rules

The current executive order by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz does not require children to wear face coverings except in schools and child care settings.

To protect kids, unmask them, too

Welcome news on state budget deal
Editorial cartoon: Bob Englehart on a new public service
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Forgotten how to get dressed up during the pandemic? Our guide to the basics

Brian Oake back in rotation as morning radio host at Cities 97
Front porch is now light-filled living space in small Minneapolis house
Lileks: Back to the '70s? Ayyyy, sit on it

Reusse: Minnesotan's path back to MLB will require following very un-MLB rules

Veteran reliever and native Minnesotan Jake Petricka is joining the independent Atlantic League, which is experimenting with some significant changes to baseball's rules.

Scoggins: Goalies put on master class with Talbot as the grandmaster

One goaltender was spectacular. The other was perfect. Game 1 was a master class of puck-stopping with Cam Talbot doing what the Wild were hoping for when he was signed as a free agent.

Anderson: Lakes stocked, anglers stoked for fishing opener

The DNR planted seeds for a plentiful harvest to start the season.



Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, center, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, right, and House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park wo

State leaders strike broad budget deal, but policy details remain

Israel-Hamas conflict divides Minnesota Democrats
Supreme Court throws abortion fight into center of midterms
Amid threats to members, House to vote on new security

FILE — Khalil Ferebee, the son of Andrew Brown Jr., embraces a woman in front of memorial to his father in Elizabeth City, N.C., May 2, 2021. Brown�

Announcement expected in probe of Black man shot by deputies

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Evacuation order lifted following fiery Iowa derailment
Arson arrest made in LA wildfire that forced evacuations

Palestinian women chant slogans while taking part in an anti-Israel demonstration during a general strike in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday,

Israeli police: 2 killed in strike launched from Gaza

Monet's gardens reopening, a picture-perfect pandemic tonic
India reports record day of virus deaths as cases level off
Many Minnesotans eagerly wait as Canadian border talks start

The Grodnik Building, which now houses Loring Pasta Bar, on the corner of 4th Street and 14th Avenue SE in 1963. To its left is Dinky Town Dime variet

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Listen: Was Minnesota home to nuclear missiles during the Cold War?

The Grand Portage crossing on the U.S. border with Canada in March 2020. As the U.S.-Canada border closure enters month 15, the Northwest Angle remain

Many Minnesotans eagerly wait as Canadian border talks start

Duluth lighthouse: Free to the right caretaker
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center selects new leader
Duluth Olympian and skiing booster George Hovland dies at 94

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Ariana Grande, Dalton Gomez tie the knot

Judge to hear evidence on actor Danny Masterson rape charges
Kid reporter who interviewed Obama at White House dies at 23
Ellen DeGeneres says drama around her show was 'orchestrated' and 'misogynistic'

Betty White sparred recently at Elements Boxing Gym in St. Paul. She’s among a growing number of people with Parkinson’s taking up the sport to st

Former all-star athlete from Minnetonka battles back against Parkinson's with boxing training techniques

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Minnesota minister with Alzheimer's 'lights up' with baseball memories