3 churches sue Gov. Walz, other officials over mask mandate

Gov. Tim Walz announced a statewide mandate last month requiring Minnesotans to wear face masks in stores and indoor gathering places.

Three churches in Minnesota sued Gov. Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison and other officials over state executive orders that require that people wear masks and follow social distancing practices during religious services.

Third body camera video in George Floyd killing shows officer pushing bystanders

Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao, shown heading to a hearing in July.

The video was filed to support a motion to drop the criminal charges against former officer Tou Thao.

AIM leader charged in toppling of Columbus statue at State Capitol

Mike Forcia, of the Black River Anishinabe, celebrated after the Christopher Columbus statue was toppled.

Michael Forcia led a group of protesters who tore down the statue.

Trump plans Mankato visit next week during 4-state campaign tour

Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

President Donald Trump attends a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. (

President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election.

Suburban mayors and community groups that support the Bottineau Blue Line light-rail project tried to force transit planners to more aggressively nego

Move to again engage BNSF Railway on Bottineau LRT project fails

Minneapolis police officer fired for decorating offensive Christmas tree gets job back
Drivers will face weekend closures on I-94 in Minneapolis and I-494 in Mendota Heights
Isolated, not immune: COVID reaches Lake of the Woods Co.

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Batter up! … and down The Twins’ Nelson Cruz, above, paid for a recent single with a broken bat. Ehire Adrianza, left, wasn’t as fortunate. He s

Hit and miss: Twins, MLB batters go through offensive slump

With no NFL preseason, Vikings practices may be more intense
A little fishing tackle goes a long way after kids' stolen gear replenished
Souhan: Moving Parise and keeping Dubnyk might help Wild

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A 2006 remodel of the food court at Burnsville Center included an addition of a fireplace and some new decor.

Burnsville Center will go into foreclosure after closures, other effects of pandemic

3M sales turn a corner in July
Minneapolis removes tax demand that was blocking rebuilding of riot-torn areas
Schafer: The best-kept secret in town? An at-home workout provider takes off in the pandemic

Children arrive for classes at Forest View Elementary where social distancing is enforced.

It's time to declare an education emergency

Tent camps put homeless, others at risk
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All of the Harry Potter films — including our fave “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” ­— will start streaming on Peacock on Aug. 25.

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Top chef Ann Kim heading new Vikings hotel restaurant in Eagan
5 Minnesota State Fair grandstand shows are rescheduled for 2021
Bob Mould announces massive post-Hüsker Dü box sets

Schafer: The best-kept secret in town? An at-home workout provider takes off in the pandemic

Usage of the fitness and wellness coaching service of Wellbeats skyrocketed, but this was not some sort of accident.

Scoggins: Path forward has turned college football season into chaos

Athletes and coaches involved in all fall college sports deserve to know their fate. Keeping everyone in limbo isn't a plan.

Souhan: New world champ from Minneapolis fights for title and for justice

As he returns to Minneapolis from Los Angeles with an interim World Boxing Association welterweight title, Jamal James is seeking "change as a society and a nation as a whole."

President Donald Trump plans to visit four states that could be crucial in the November election: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Arizona.

Trump plans Mankato visit next week during 4-state campaign tour

Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes
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US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, the twin beams of the annual Tribute in Light commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack

Twin beams of light won't shine during 9/11 tribute in NYC

Feds say Yale discriminates against Asian, white applicants
Fauci: Schools should be outdoors as much as possible
Federal appeals court: Male-only draft is constitutional

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a ruling party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thurs

North Korea lifts lockdown in city, rejects flood, virus aid

Mexico to keep US border closed to non-essential travel
UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties
Thousands in Belarus form 'lines of solidarity' in protest

Young cannibis plants in a growing room Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Leafline Labs in Cottage Grove.

Why is recreational marijuana not legal in Minnesota?

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?

Willie Walleye, a large statue of the fish, stands at the eastern entrance to Baudette, in Lake of the Woods County. The county was the last in the st

Isolated, not immune: COVID reaches Lake of the Woods Co.

Court clears way for Olympic star Mark Pavelich to leave high-security state hospital
Jen McEwen beats incumbent Erik Simonson in DFL primary for Duluth Senate seat
Duluth school board approves hybrid plan for fall

Prince Harry of Great Britain and Meghan Markle in London, England, on January 7, 2020.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle move into new California home

Chris Evans hopes to shield democracy with politics website
Bette Midler writes kids' book about Central Park duck
Stephenie Meyer says more 'Twilight' books are planned

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
U student from Byron, Minn., named next Princess Kay

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

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