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Minnesota sets ambitious new target for COVID-19 cases

Protesters marched through downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, July 4, for the Black 4th event. Health officials over the July 4th weekend offered some

Health officials over the July 4th weekend offered some optimistic reports of people and businesses adhering to social distancing requirements, but it will take two or more weeks to assess any impact of holiday celebrations on the pandemic.

Minnesota employers got $10.2 billion in emergency pandemic aid

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified during a June 30 House Financial Services Committee hearing on the coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in

132 employers in Minnesota, from private schools and law firms to restaurants, received at least $5 million.

Some North Shore visitors trashing trails, campsites

The Cakewalk trail north of Grand Marais is the only section of trail that runs along the shore of Lake Superior outside of the Duluth Lake Walk.

North Shore experiencing more visitors trashing trails and campsites.

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid

President Donald Trump walks over to speak to the press before boarding Air Force One, Friday, July 3, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's own ethics policy, according to a report.

Sen. Scott Jensen says complaints about COVID-19 comments may be political

After taking to Fox News with his doubts about marking COVID-19 on death certificates, Minnesota Sen. Scott Jensen (R-Chaska) says he's being investig

Senate leader says he's under investigation by state medical board for COVID remarks.



Lutheran minister Bethany Ringdal is one of the volunteer chaplains helping at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, which has been a major food distribution

'Crisis mode chaplains' seek to heal trauma of Floyd's death

Man who shot at SWAT team in Spring Lake Park arrested in similar incident June 26
Minn. public school district seeks to seize charter school's property
Metro Transit employees call for widespread changes

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The Twins’ Rich Hill touched gloves with catcher Mitch Garver after throwing live batting practice Monday night.

Twins' Garver says players going ahead without feeling completely safe

Scoggins: Canterbury Park offers sports fans a glimpse of the future
NHL, players reach agreement to start season Aug. 1
Twins will open season in Chicago vs. White Sox on July 24

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified during a June 30 House Financial Services Committee hearing on the coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in

Minnesota employers got $10.2 billion in emergency pandemic aid

Dakota Access pipeline ordered shut down pending review
Costco eliminates coveted sheet cakes, citing pandemic
Two pipeline setbacks in two days turn heat up on Minn. projects

Minnesota State Troopers surrounded the statue of Christopher Columbus after it was toppled in front of the Minnesota State Capitol.

Counterpoint: I'm running for Congress to rebuild Minneapolis

Don't dismiss risk of air travel in the pandemic
Editorial cartoon: Walt Handelsman on hiding from your fears
Readers Write: Police reform, monuments, rebuilding Lake Street, a coronavirus thank-you


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Dwight Alexander, right, loaded chicken wings into his smoker, on the street in front of his takeout restaurant Smoke in the Pit.

'Food is how we grieve': Cooks feed mourners and demonstrators at the George Floyd memorial

Seeing 'no way out this year,' Twin Cities music venues are scrambling and uniting
Radio host agitates for change while elevating Black artistry
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

Scoggins: Canterbury Park offers sports fans a glimpse of the future

Temperature checks, blocked-off bathroom stalls, hand sanitizer stations and, of course, masks are all part of allowing people — a few, anyway — back to watch.

Souhan: Sports world finds its voice in difficult times

There are examples everywhere of people trying to effect change.

Scoggins: There is no handbook for Twins' Baldelli in 60-game season

The 2019 AL Manager of the Year won't push too hard too fast despite the shortened schedule.




Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified during a June 30 House Financial Services Committee hearing on the coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in

Minnesota employers got $10.2 billion in emergency pandemic aid

Pentagon draft policy would ban Confederate flag displays
GOP legislator under scrutiny over COVID-19 comments
AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

This image made from Monday, May 25, 2020, video provided by Christian Cooper shows Amy Cooper with her dog calling police at Central Park in New York

White woman charged after racist Central Park confrontation

Chicago's holiday weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded
World's longest-surviving conjoined twin brothers die at 68
In Nick Cordero's death, a reminder of COVID-19's unknowns

A rescue operation is underway following a heavy rain in Kumamura, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Sunday, July 5, 2020. Deep floodwaters and the

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

Trudeau turns down White House invitation amid pandemic
Hezbollah, Hamas blast Israel's annexation plans
India, China both say border disengagement process under way

Every spring the Great Blue Herons return to their inner city rookery on two islands in the Mississippi River near Marshall Terrace Park. A sure sign

Is it true that Minneapolis has a park every six blocks?

Where did the terms 'outstate' and 'Greater Minnesota' originate?
Why do tiny cities like Lauderdale, Landfall and Falcon Heights exist?
Why do gas prices vary so much around Minnesota?

The Cakewalk trail north of Grand Marais is the only section of trail that runs along the shore of Lake Superior outside of the Duluth Lake Walk.

Some North Shore visitors trashing trails, campsites

Canal Park restaurant, Superior, Wis., bars voluntarily close as COVID-19 cases jump in Twin Ports
North Shore resort Bluefin Bay sold to Silver Bay native
Twin Cities hotels struggle as rooms fill on the North Shore

In this March 30, 2017, file photo, actor Nick Cordero, left, and Amanda Kloots attend the premiere of "Going in Style" in New York.

In Nick Cordero's death, a reminder of COVID-19's unknowns

Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
Denise Richards details return to set on 'Bold' amid virus
Cosby citing systemic racism as he fights assault conviction

A cleaning worker at the Jennie-O plant, Mejia fell ill and then found that her whole family had been infected with COVID-19: “We all got sick.”

Meatpacking is nearly normal, but workers left to cope with COVID-19's toll

Cargill mapping project in Brazil meant to help control deforestation
Meat shortages reopen a path to smaller slaughterhouses
Meatpacking plants nearly back at capacity, but COVID fallout continues on farms

Maren Hardy, a delivery driver for Haskell's in Minneapolis, posed for a portrait with her delivery car outside the store.

Here's your chance to thank front-line delivery people and Minnesota makers

When COVID-19 canceled summer trips, Minnesotans jumped into learning new languages
First-generation Dunwoody graduate starts his own engineering business
Meet the accidental quarantine family: Two Airbnb hosts, two parents, two dogs and two babies