No face mask? It's about time for some Minnesotans; too soon for others

A group of masked South View Middle School students waited nervously for their first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Friday afternoon in

A day after the governor announced the statewide mask mandate was lifted, Minnesotans were feeling conflicted.

Minnesota businesses scramble to adjust as mask mandate ends

Most shoppers at Mall of America still chose to wear masks Friday, the day Gov. Tim Walz lifted the mask mandate for Minnesota.

New CDC guidelines freeing vaccinated people from wearing masks is leading to confusion among some business owners.

Minnesota Legislature braces for overtime session

Gov. Tim Walz extended his emergency powers for another 30 days on Friday, meaning legislators will need to return for a June special session. AARON L

The move means legislators will continue negotiations into the summer.

Lawsuit: U swept recruit's sexual abuse by 1980s Gophers hockey assistant under the rug

Thomas “Chico” Adrahtas in 1984

Thomas "Chico" Adrahtas sexually assaulted multiple players, suit alleges

University of Minnesota Regent Kao Ly Ilean Her dies at 52

University of Minnesota Regent Kao Ly Ilean Her. (Photo provided by the University of Minnesota)

She was the U's first Hmong regent.

Date set, then retracted for federal civil rights trial for three former Minneapolis officers

J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao

The federal trial will not precede the state's trial.

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot speaks Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn., during a news conference at the site of the fatal shootin

Police officials to Brooklyn Center mayor: Talk to us

Mpls. City Council OKs eliminating parking requirements on new developments
Duluth lighthouse: Free to the right caretaker
How did Dinkytown in Minneapolis get its name?

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RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER • Twins center fielder Max Kepler crashed into the wall to catch a drive by Oakland’s Sean Murph

Long-ball tables turned as Twins lose fifth straight

Lynx fall in season opener to Phoenix 77-75
State of Minnesota basketball bears Kevin Garnett's influence
Wild's Cam Talbot no stranger to high-stakes playoff hockey

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Dust from a lack of rain drifts skyward as a farmer does field work near Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Thursday in Sherburne County.

Minnesota's crop farmers are off to a strong start this spring

Minnesota businesses scramble to adjust as mask mandate ends
General Mills buying Tyson Foods pet-treats business for $1.2 billion
Target halts sales of trading cards in stores after customers fight in Wisconsin

“After Antarctica,” left, is a documentary on Will Steger’s expedition in 1989-90. Right, Sly Stone performs at the Harlem Cultural Festival in

A resilient Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival endures

Previous infection is no excuse to skip COVID shots
Sack cartoon: Unruly airline passengers
Readers Write: Electric vehicles, solar power on school roofs

Sack cartoon: Unruly airline passengers
Unruly airline passengers

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From “Dear Treefrog,”  by Joyce Sidman, illustration by Diana Sudyka, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

8 spring picture books for children – many by Minnesota artists and writers

Ellen DeGeneres says drama around her show was 'orchestrated' and 'misogynistic'
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Free Lowertown Sounds concerts returning to St. Paul's Mears Park in June

Neal: Son of Minneapolis cop brings leadership skills to SDSU national title chase

On the field, Michael Griffin II is part of a defense that has helped South Dakota St. reach Sunday's FCS Championship Game. Off the field, he's done even more for his school.

Reusse: First Klobuchar conquered Sid, then came bigger mountains

The death of Jim Klobuchar brought back memories of the 1960s Star Tribune sports department, fully alive and fighting for every inch of space.

Reusse: More than lively adjectives, 'BURNSIE!' brought football savvy to Vikings

We always spent too much time offering tales about the late former Vikings coach as a character and not enough honoring him for having an exceptional football brain.

Gov. Tim Walz extended his emergency powers for another 30 days on Friday, meaning legislators will need to return for a June special session. AARON L

Minnesota Legislature braces for overtime session

In devotion to Trump, House GOP taps Stefanik for a top post
House to vote soon on bills to protect Capitol after Jan. 6
Beneath Biden's folksy demeanor, a short fuse and an obsession with details

In this undated image released by the Tennessee Department of Transportation shows a crack is in a steel beam on the Interstate 40 bridge, near Memphi

Mississippi River traffic resumes under damaged bridge

Gas crunch from cyberattack intensifies in nation's capital
Dump Trump? Kicking him off NYC golf course may not be easy
US joins global push against violent extremism online

Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City on Friday.

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

Japan expands virus emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics
US Embassy in Moscow temporarily resumes halted services
Afghan police say Kabul mosque bombing kills 12 worshippers

The Grodnik Building, which now houses Loring Pasta Bar, on the corner of 4th Street and 14th Avenue SE in 1963. To its left is Dinky Town Dime variet

How did Dinkytown in Minneapolis get its name?

How much gold is hiding underground in northern Minnesota?
Why does Minnesota test tornado sirens on the first Wednesday of the month?
Listen: Was Minnesota home to nuclear missiles during the Cold War?

FILE- The federal government is giving away the Duluth Harbor North Pierhead Light — to the right careetaker.

Duluth lighthouse: Free to the right caretaker

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center selects new leader
Duluth Olympian and skiing booster George Hovland dies at 94
Iron Range man charged with fatally stabbing former girlfriend

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres recently stated that her show will end in 2022.

Ellen DeGeneres says drama around her show was 'orchestrated' and 'misogynistic'

Miami will host the most comprehensive U.S. exhibit of Bob Dylan's artwork
Rock legend Alice Cooper to auction off Andy Warhol artwork
Prince Harry thought about quitting royal life in his 20s

Natalie Quiring-Oleson in her home office.

Dear parents: This Minneapolis social worker offers advice on how to talk to your white kids about racism

Former all-star athlete from Minnetonka battles back against Parkinson's with boxing training techniques
Prior Lake cribbage board designer has serious mission to support others with mental health challenges
Minnesota minister with Alzheimer's 'lights up' with baseball memories