Minnesota virus hospitalizations double in 2 weeks, top 200

COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise in Minnesota.

Governor promotes vaccine education that will take place in 14 Black-owned barber shops and salons in Minnesota.

Family of boy thrown from MOA balcony sues, alleging security failures

The Mall of America in Minneapolis, here in a 2016 file image. A 5-year-old boy was thrown from a Mall of America balcony in April 2019. His family re

Mall security failed to thoroughly investigate the boy's attacker when he displayed suspicious activity at the mall the day before the attack, the lawsuit says.

Today could feel like the hottest day of the year in Twin Cities

Before the heat set in, an early morning shower fell Wednesday in downtown Minneapolis.

Heat and humidity are expected to send the heat index to 100 degrees or higher today, prompting the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m.

Infrastructure deal: Senate ready to move ahead on $1T bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives to meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., before an event to promote investments

Senate Republicans reached a deal with Democrats on Wednesday over major outstanding issues in a $1 trillion infrastructure package, ready to begin consideration of a key part of President Joe Biden's agenda. An evening test vote was possible.

Family: FBI examining piece of skull from man's remains left around Minneapolis

Adam Johnson

No arrests as mystery continues about his dismemberment.



GoGo was left in a vehicle over the weekend in St. Paul that was stolen. The dog was later found dead in the vehicle.

St. Paul police press search for thief after SUV found with dog dead inside

Residents rally around Cold Spring family after SUV crashed into home
What's new at the State Fair: From Riptide roller coaster to free vaccinations
Woman found fatally shot in Minneapolis' Lind-Bohanon neighborhood

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Sunisa Lee, of the United States, performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July

Suddenly in Olympics' brightest spotlight, Suni Lee sees a golden opportunity

Alex Goligoski coming home to sign with Wild; Suter joining Dallas
Souhan: Playground ballers now have their Olympic sport in 3-on-3 hoops
Bad timing for more bad Twins bullpen news as deadline looms

Scores, schedules, and stats
Minneapolis plant-based food brand Wicked Kitchen is launching in the U.S. through Kroger and Sprouts Farmers Market locations.

Minneapolis plant-based food startup Wicked Kitchen scores Kroger deal

New Brighton's APi Group will double employees to 26,000 with $3.1B acquisition
With a labor shortage, why are so many older workers unemployed for so long?
Indian hoteliers test clout in lawsuits against big chains

Socially distanced commuters wore face masks at Grand Central Station in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Revising a decision made just two months

Three reasons the new CDC mask guidance makes sense

Get to the bottom of Jan. 6 invasion
Why the defund amendment must be defeated
War by proxy is the foggiest war of all


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John Turturro and Julianne Moore in a scene from “Gloria Bell.”

Even if you love Julianne Moore, you've probably missed some of her 7 best performances

Bon Iver to head up Line 3 protest concert Aug. 18 at Duluth's Bayfront Park
Guthrie adds final piece to its upcoming season: a comedy inspired by telenovelas
These 2 Twin Cities area restaurants are on the move

Souhan: Playground ballers now have their Olympic sport in 3-on-3 hoops

If you had a hoop in your neighborhood where the kids gathered to play physical, sweaty, outdoor pickup games, the Olympics now have a sport for you.

Souhan: Biles' bravery in this time should mean more than gold

Athletes, no matter how mighty, do not owe us pain and self-destruction. Good for you, Simone Biles, for protecting yourself.

Souhan: Finding American power and global dreams at women's hoops

The Team USA victory had drama, and afterward the opposing coach shared his dreams.



Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives to meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., before an event to promote investments

Infrastructure deal: Senate ready to move ahead on $1T bill

State lawmakers work to strip old 'whites only' covenants
Report: Hate crime laws lack uniformity across the U.S.
Infrastructure talks leave Biden's entire agenda at risk

In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 r

Gun maker offers $33M to settle suit by Sandy Hook families

Capitol riot arrest of restaurant owner rattles Pennsylvania hometown
As COVID-19 cases rise, anger spreads among the vaccinated
Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

Emergency vehicles of the fire brigade, rescue services and police stand not far from an access road to the Chempark over which a dark cloud of smoke

Little hope for 5 missing workers at German blast site

Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled
UN says its food aid runs out this week in Ethiopia's Tigray
Koreas talk again in dormant channels, agree to improve ties

A shrine to St. Cloud, the patron saint of the Diocese of St. Cloud, inside St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown St. Cloud. The statue is a replica of t

How did St. Cloud get its name? It's a strange story

Why is the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame located in tiny Eveleth, Minnesota?
Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?
Why a slice of I-94 west of the Twin Cities is a 'candyland for researchers'

A Costco is under construction in Duluth on W Arrowhead Road near the intersection of County Road 91.

Duluth Costco likely open by November

Iron Range Sen. David Tomassoni takes on ALS
Former Duluth East boys' hockey coach Randolph takes assistant coach job with St. Thomas Academy
Here's your Duluth voter's guide for the upcoming 2021 primary

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, Bob Odenkirk speaks at the AMC’s “Better Call Saul” panel during the AMC Networks TCA 2020 Winter Pres

Bob Odenkirk collapses on 'Better Call Saul' set

Court nixes new trial for 'Making a Murderer' subject Avery
Slipknot founding drummer Joey Jordison dies at 46
Wu-Tang Clan album sale pays off Martin Shkreli's court debt

on track: Ashley Mehrwerth gave friend and fellow driver TJ Inderieden a smooch on the cheek after the trophy presentation on victory lane following h

Lifelong love of dirt racing leads Sauk Rapids man with Down syndrome to fans, trophies

Richfield's Mayor Gonzalez a force in advocating services for communities of color
Former refugees' St. Cloud startup fosters sober living, independence
N.Y. artist returns to Nisswa to paint mural celebrating Minnesota summers