COVID wave hits rural hospitals, leaving sick begging for beds

Dr. Arden Virnig conferred with COVID-19 patient Dena Leikvoll during her recovery last week at Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia, Minn.

The story of one Hallock man, who died of severe gastrointestinal bleeding, illustrates the pressure on greater Minnesota hospitals, which for a three-week stretch were caring for more COVID-19 patients than those in the Twin Cities.

Minnetonka resident challenges use of city logo in campaign mailers

A slate of six Minnetonka City Council candidates used this campaign material with a photo of the city’s logo. A resident filed a complaint with the

Six candidates used photo of city's logo on campaign material.

St. Paul charter school superintendent to step down after $4.3M hedge fund loss

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Move follows $4.3 million hedge fund investment loss.

St. Anthony: A small-dollar, big-heart rebuild emerges along Lake Street

Pinky and Samir Patel, owners of riot-damaged Elite Cleaners, are rebuilding and will eventually own an expanded building off of East Lake Street.

The $1.1 million expansion of Elite Cleaners also will end an industrial tenant and create room for housing

Two killed after plane crashes into home in Ashland County, Wis.

No one inside the residence was harmed.

Licensed clinical social worker Amber Ruth, left, took notes on a case as St. Paul Police officer Justin Tiffany drove them to their next call in 2018

Ramsey County starts planning for new teams of 911 responders

Medcalf: For joy on 8 wheels, roll onto Burnsville rink
With Narcan kits and his own story, Minn. man fights addiction
At town hall, Omar boosts public safety amendment, blasts budget stalemate

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Gophers running back Mar’Keise Irving rushes against Maryland defensive back Jordan Mosley in the first quarter.

Make way: Gophers plow through Maryland for 34-16 victory, keep pace in West

'We love our resilience': Hartman's OT goal gives Wild dramatic win
Wolves guard Edwards spreads joy: 'I just enjoy waking up every morning'
Why is Vikings' rookie draft class so far behind NFC North rivals?

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Lee Blons, CEO of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, stood at a parking lot in Shakopee where her organization hopes to build affordable apartme

Lowest income families face rising 'housing unaffordability'

St. Anthony: A small-dollar, big-heart rebuild emerges along Lake Street
Plans focused on virtual visits new twist in health insurance
Bremer case lays bare a relationship that goes back decades — but may have reached its limit

Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm

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Star Tribune endorsements
Marriage, going the way of the horse and carriage?

Sack cartoon: A different kind of inoculation
A different kind of inoculation

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Judy Garland’s ruby slippers were recovered 13 years after they went missing from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn.

What really happened to missing ruby slippers?

Yuen: Getting pregnant women to say 'yes' with the COVID-19 vaccine
Lileks: An intentional act of meat-candy intermingling
Eden Prairie family turns space under deck into backyard 'cabin'

Scoggins: Gophers' O-line and D-line both overpower Terrapins

When a team dominates in the trenches, it usually wins. A simple formula P.J. Fleck's team followed.

Neal: Look for a sophomore surge from Wild's Kaprizov

The talented Russian forward still faces a learning curve but seems well-suited to handle it, and the results show.

Anderson: Like ducks, these Minnesotans migrated to North Dakota, and love it

North Dakota grew at a 15% clip between 2010 and 2020, fourth fastest in the nation. That was mostly in bigger cities. Most of the state still operates at a slower pace with especially great hunting and fishing.

In this Oct. 5, 2021 photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talks to reporters as he arrives to chair the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, at

Biden, key senators huddle as Dems drive toward budget deal

Walz's 'One Minnesota' mantra tested in bid for second term
Nikki Haley backs Fischbach, visits Minnesota as she mulls 2024
Rep. Ilhan Omar behind legislation for new special envoy to fight Islamophobia

Alec Young, a shipfitter at Bath Iron Works, demonstrated against COVID-19 vaccine mandates outside the shipyard on Friday in Bath, Maine.

Vaccine mandates create conflict with defiant American workers

Florida's top doctor refuses mask, is told to leave meeting
Boo! Thousands crowd New Orleans streets for 1st parade
Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes questions at a town hall event moderated by Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, at the company

Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

Chinese astronaut breaks glass ceilings in space but faces sexism on Earth
Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo
Over 2,000 migrants march out of southern city in Mexico

The St. Croix River bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin, photographed just prior to its completion in 2017.

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Which Indigenous tribes first called Minnesota home?

Duluth’s popular Canal Park area was busy ahead of Grandma’s Marathon on June 19, 2021. The city’s nonprofit tourism bureau will continue provid

Visit Duluth signs on for reduced marketing role with city

Minnesota Power selling leased lots to reservoir residents north of Duluth
Fire destroys Duluth homeless encampment
Brooks: In the red spaces on the election map, the DFL makes its pitch

Vanessa Bryant spoke at the tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2020.

Vanessa Bryant said LA sheriff promised to secure crash site

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting
'Rust' crew describes on-set gun safety problems days before fatal shooting
Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

Toni Stone delighted students at Hayes Elementary School in Fridley in 1990. A new national play celebrates the unsung hero of the league.

New play honors Toni Stone, Rondo's trailblazing baseball great

Blaine man returns to Mille Lacs reservation to help preserve Ojibwe ways
Minneapolis author seeks understanding by studying 'unexamined bias'
Three Minneapolis siblings make headlines with their own hyper-local community newspaper