Minnesota shatters daily record of COVID deaths with 101

Elizabeth Santoro, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Medical Group, administered a free COVID-19 test to Thomas Harmon, 61, of R

With the latest numbers, Minnesota has now seen 3,476 deaths since the pandemic hit in March. "This is a sad development, but it is not a surprising development," Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said.

Small businesses that took PPP aid may face a tax problem

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, of Iowa, in a February photo at the U.S. Capitol. They d

An IRS ruling hardened a battle over the tax treatment of aid to small employers.

Biden's win hides a dire warning for Democrats in rural U.S.

Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, listened as new Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, thanked him for his leadership in February. Bakk, who is lea

While Democrats powered through cities and suburbs to reclaim the White House, the party slid further behind in huge rural swaths of northern battlegrounds.

Minn. lawmakers hope to revive stalled push for sprinklers in old high-rises

Rep. Mohamud Noor, DFL-Minneapolis, pictured after the fatal November 2019 fire, plans to renew efforts to require property owners to add sprinklers t

Spurred by fatal fire in Minneapolis, bill became stalled during pandemic.

Hospitals race to set vaccine priorities for health care workers

This May 2020 file photo shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School

Large hospital systems are grappling with how best to decide which health care workers will be vaccinated first for COVID-19.

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DNR turns to helicopters for restocking fish populations in remote Minnesota lakes

Mpls. park crews assess damage to Washington, Pioneers statues
Minneapolis adds ethnic studies to high school graduation requirements
Why is Minnesota the only mainland state with an abundance of wolves?

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Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater throws against the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month.

Sunday's Vikings task: Solve Bridgewater's quick release

Three-guard offense gives Gophers a formidable look for opponents
Gophers cornerback Durr has persevered through injury, pandemic
Late start, early end: How Minnesota's high school football season played out

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Mary Fritz, owner of Board and Batten, at her Lakeville store. “This holiday season will be the difference of us staying in business or not,” she

Small retailers in Twin Cities worry holiday season might leave them behind

Twin Cities customers still shopped on Black Friday — just not as many as past years
Small businesses that took PPP aid may face a tax problem
Cargill makes another investment in fast-growing wellness sector

President-elect Joe Biden introduces his nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts on Nov. 24.

It's finally time for Biden's 'bass solo'

Uptown Minneapolis is in a reset cycle
Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on unity
Readers Write: Election integrity, Trump's legal challenges, Operation Warp Speed

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Scoggins: Canceled game cancels trip from Singapore (and other odd Axe stories)

University graduate Neil Mumm is among the fans who are missing the annual Paul Bunyan Axe rivalry this weekend. So is a guy who turned heads and found a new friend by walking into a bar with his own Axe.

Patrick Reusse's Turkey of the Year was done. Then 2020 happened ...

The annual tradition started in 1978 lives on after reports of its demise last November.

Souhan: College football proving it can't out-macho the virus

The surprise with the Gophers-Badgers cancellation is that the Gophers have made it through five games.

Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, listened as new Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, thanked him for his leadership in February. Bakk, who is lea

Biden's win hides a dire warning for Democrats in rural U.S.

Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race
Minn. lawmakers hope to revive stalled push for sprinklers in old high-rises
Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

The federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind.

New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US executions

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving
Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections
As al-Qaida terrorist leaves prison, victims' families relive the pain

FILE -- President Emmanuel Macron of France speaks during a joint news at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, Aug. 26, 2019.

Macron: Video images of police beating Black man 'shame us'

Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed
Family of jailed oil exec asks for Venezuelan leader's mercy
Temporary US Pentagon chief makes rare visit to Somalia

Carlos Remigio, right, a volunteer, and Michael Lindsay, left of center, a Ramsey County employee, worked to unload the car of an election judge, coll

Will Minnesota join the push to switch to a national popular vote?

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Vikre Distillery in Duluth sat empty, its chairs stacked on tables, during the first state shutdown of bars and restaurants earlier this year.

Where have all the workers in Duluth gone?

As veteran police officers retire across state, recruiting is a tough sell
Army Corps of Engineers issues Enbridge permit for Line 3
What to drink this week at Twin Ports breweries

In this file photo, Bad Bunny performs onstage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on October 14, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Bad Bunny caps week of awards and Grammy-noms with new album

Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of 'loneliest elephant'
Minnesota's pioneering Muslim model takes step back from fashion industry
Justice Department appeals ruling in E. Jean Carroll lawsuit

A harvested field in Winslow, Neb. Soybean prices rose to a four-year high this fall.

At last, a year when farmers don't have to store soybeans

Food producers complain about China's virus tests on commodity imports
Farmers see record $40B in aid, but many uneasy accepting help
Key departures signal agriculture shakeup for Capitol Hill

Volunteer Chloe Swanson, an Edina High School swimmer, coached Abby Hirsch, 26, an original Clownfish member and Special Olympics gold medalist. Above

Minnesota kids, young adults with disabilities find confidence and kinship at swim club

Community advocate praises North Loop's tiny shelter model as first step in combatting homelessness
Mendota Heights doctor finds renewed purpose in virtual medicine
A desk of their own eases remote learning for kids in need