Minnetonka, Rochester become latest cities to pass mask mandates

Medical professional Eleanor Johnson spoke in favor of masks at a Minnetonka School Board work session and meeting in August 2021. Minnetonka recently

Seven cities across the state are requiring face coverings.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman defends work of his office

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says critics have a simplistic view that a get-tough approach will halt the wave of carjackings and other violen

He also discusses 4 major initiatives he wants to implement in his last year.

Parents near breaking point as COVID adds to child-care crisis

Dani Carlin handed out frozen paints for an activity at Carlin’s home-based child-care center Little Naturalists in St. Paul. The number of home-bas

The number of child-care slots is declining, and centers are dealing with staff shortages and pandemic rules, while parents are left with expensive bills for incomplete care.

With voting bills dead, Democrats face costly fight to overcome GOP curbs

Demonstrators supported voting rights outside of Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta on Jan. 11, 2022, ahead of a planned speech by President Joe Bide

The stakes are high as Democrats approach the midterms with a low presidential approval rating, and as Republicans aim to further rewrite election laws.

For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making

FILE - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the citizen militia group known as the Oath Keepers speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington, on

Two days after the presidential election on Nov. 2, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol.



Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo shown in June.

Minneapolis police chief serves his last day

A 17% tuition cut? Student group asks Minnesota leaders to make community college more affordable
MSP Airport Teamsters who plow snow reach tentative agreement
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Former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer took the field ahead of a game between the Steelerslast month.

At the end of the Spielman-Zimmer era, the Vikings were a team on edge

Gophers shorthanded due to injury and COVID-19 protocols vs. Iowa on Sunday
Teaching Steph and Seth Curry is Melissa Nori's 'claim to fame'
Ruled out: Australia deports Djokovic for being unvaccinated

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Planters has a streamlined new logo and deep blue packaging, upgrades new owner Hormel Foods is rolling out as it seeks to boost the brand it paid $3.

Hormel goes nuts for Mr. Peanut: 'We see ourselves ... as a protein company'

With little fanfare, Mall of America jumps into e-commerce
Farrell: Why a rock star's ideas on money make sense for most of us
SharpLink makes $8.1M deal to buy fellow Mpls. gaming company

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman arrived for work in late December. Freeman told an Star Tribune editorial writer that there is a misperception t

Fresh thinking needed on fighting crime

Ethnic studies will turn schools into extremist boot camps
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Giving up alcohol for Dry January? How to change your habits to change your life

Giving up alcohol for Dry January? How to change your habits to change your life

Kacey Musgraves is happy to take her sad divorce record on the road, starting in St. Paul
Yuen: How I learned to be an ally
Wisconsin golf and spa resort Destination Kohler offers a luxurious getaway

Souhan: Wolves have the players — finally — but on-court presence, maturity still lacking

If this team can grow up, quickly, it could join the (short) list of most-likable squads in franchise history.

Neal: Announcement of MLB Hall of Fame voting carries less drama than it should

Writers who choose to disclose their ballots on websites and social media do injustices to the candidates, shoo-ins or not.

Back in 1992, Betty White visited Minnesota's real St. Olaf

Star charmed the namesake for her "Golden Girls" character's hometown.



New DFL Senate Minority Leader Melisa Lopez Franzen, DFL-Edina, walked past the Minnesota State Capitol on her way from the underground tunnel that co

Senate DFL leader Melisa López Franzen juggles dealmaking, campaign politics

For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making
With voting bills dead, Democrats face costly fight to overcome GOP curbs
A 17% tuition cut? Student group asks Minnesota leaders to make community college more affordable

Authorities escorted a hostage out of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Police said the man was n

Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead

Woman killed in subway shove at Times Square
MLK III: History to remember Sinema unkindly over filibuster
Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists warn

This satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader's slaying
Headed to disaster? US, Russia harden stances in talks
Verdict soon in Djokovic's deportation appeal in Australia

Why did Minneapolis' famous flour boom go bust?

Why did Minneapolis' famous flour boom go bust?

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The Jolly Green Giant has moved on from Minnesota. So who is maintaining his iconic billboard?

Proctor’s Terry Egerdahl football field in September, 2021. A Proctor football player was charged Friday for an alleged sexual assault against a tea

Proctor High School football player charged in teammate's sexual assault

Duluth's St. Luke's limiting visitors, checking vaccination status
Forest Service cuts access to BWCA to relieve crowding
Duluth orders 30-day emergency mask mandate

Alec Baldwin, shown in October at the premiere of “The First Wave” at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Official: Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probe

Italian menswear innovator Nino Cerruti dies at 91
Tiffany Haddish charged with DWI in Georgia
Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88

Netta Hardin in her kitchen with mom, Allyson Perling, working the camera for a new segment of YouTube’s “Noshing with Netta.”

St. Paul student chases food dream with YouTube cooking channel, 'Noshing with Netta'

For addicts, a spiritual renewal
Problem Solvers: Pilot program allows approved Minnesota legal paraprofessionals to represent and advise clients
A janitor's colleagues put him on the fast track to retirement