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Star Tribune reporters Rochelle Olson, Chao Xiong and Libor Jany are tracking details from the trial each day.

As verdict looms, Guard tightens grip on Twin Cities

Minnesota National Guard members patrol Lyndale Avenue S. near Lake Street. There are signs of militarization throughout the city: barricades, barbed

Stung by criticism after riots last spring, state and local officials have opted for a massive presence to maintain law and order.

COVID-19 ICU numbers near 2021 highs in Minnesota

Nurse Winnie Nyabuto vaccinated a patient with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Minnetonka Medical Center in February.

Vaccination progress continues — with 52% of eligible Minnesotans and 85% of senior citizens at least receiving a first dose.

Two dead, one injured in fiery crash in Lowry Hill Tunnel

Two dead, one injured in fiery crash in Lowry Hill Tunnel

A third victim is in the hospital with life threatening injuries; the freeway has reopened.

Suspect in Wisconsin bar shooting that killed 3 identified

Officials investigate the scene of a deadly shooting at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, Wis., Sunday, April 18, 2021. Several people were killed and t

The man in custody in connection with a shooting at a southeastern Wisconsin tavern that left three men dead and three others injured was expected to appear in court Monday for a bond hearing.

Authorities say no one was driving Tesla before deadly crash

The dashboard of the software-updated Tesla Model S P90D shows the icons enabling Tesla’s autopilot, featuring limited hands-free steering. Federal

Two people were killed in Texas in the fiery crash of a Tesla and authorities say there was no one in the driver's seat at the time of the crash, although it's not clear whether the car's driver-assist system was being used.



Nurse Winnie Nyabuto vaccinated a patient with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Minnetonka Medical Center in February.

COVID-19 ICU numbers near 2021 highs in Minnesota

Two dead, one injured in fiery crash in Lowry Hill Tunnel
As verdict looms, Guard tightens grip on Twin Cities
$25M overhaul aims to improve safety in busy Coon Rapids corridor

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Chet Holmgren blocked a shot last month during a game between Minnehaha Academy and Minneapolis North.

Chet Holmgren says he's going to Gonzaga

Baldelli's follies were Twins' big story before COVID pause
NFL Draft preview: NDSU's Lance adds to heralded quarterback class
Today's Twins game also called off after more positive virus tests

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Wells Fargo & Co. says first-quarter net income jumped to $4.74 billion from $653 million a year earlier, when the pandemic struck the global economy.

Wells Fargo seems to be getting its Minnesota mojo back

How a deep freeze in the South burned Minnesota consumers
Health services providers remain committed to Lake Street
How to earn up to 5% interest on a Minnesota checking account

A Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis in January.

Minnesota is one of the best places to live in America. Unless you're Black.

Our Best Shot: Young and healthy? That's no excuse for skipping vaccination.
Thomas L. Friedman: What Joe Biden and I saw after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan
Minneapolis City Council policies create winners and losers


Sack cartoon: A community on edge
A community on edge

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Sarah Glover named managing editor of MPR newsroom

Sarah Glover named managing editor of MPR newsroom

Online publication the Nordly makes fun of Minnesota because, well, someone has to
Prince: 5 years after his death, how the Purple One lives on
Remember the Embers? A look back at the local chain's start – and recent ending

Reusse: Last-place Gophers baseball team falls victim to 'COVID crash'

The Gophers have lost a half-dozen games by outrageous scores, including 21-5 to Michigan on Friday, and are currently last in the Big Ten.

Medcalf: Gawking at Black pain steals our humanity

What's the line between reporting atrocities and feeding fascination with Black trauma?

Reusse: Caution would have made Baldelli a great doctor, but ... he's a manager

A lament about the Twins manager giving his players a lot of "time off their feet," and the problems that Rocco Baldelli has created by being so cautious.



Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said the Senate will pass emergency funding to cover extra law enforcement costs.

Minnesota Senate GOP to take up emergency law enforcement funding

Pressure mounts to pass new policing bills after Daunte Wright's death
Lawyers: DOJ defense in Trump defamation suit is 'dangerous'
Automatic expungement proposal attracts bipartisan support

Officials investigate the scene of a deadly shooting at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, Wis., Sunday, April 18, 2021. Several people were killed and t

Suspect in Wisconsin bar shooting that killed 3 identified

AP source: Guantanamo prisoners now getting COVID-19 vaccine
Insurer to pay $8M to Black man paralyzed by Iowa officer
Prosecutor: FedEx shooter didn't have 'red flag' hearing

FILE - In this Monday, April 7, 2014 file photo, Bizimana Emmanuel, who was born two years before the genocide, is consoled by an unidentified woman w

Rwanda report blames France for 'enabling' the 1994 genocide

EU estimates 150,000 Russian troops near Ukraine's borders
India's capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge
Putin foe Navalny sent to prison hospital amid hunger strike

Farmers in Mapleton, Minn. harvest hemp for the first time in 1943.

What was Minnesota's role in hemp production during World War II?

Who is the oldest living person in Minnesota?
Where did suburban streetcar lines run and why were they removed?
Listen: Does the Mississippi River really begin at Lake Itasca?

Brooks: Art thief makes off with a piece of Grand Marais history

Brooks: Art thief makes off with a piece of Grand Marais history

Shard cleanup on Duluth's Park Point beach should be finished in June
Daunte Wright's killing resonates in Duluth: 'We will not give up'
Twin Cities-based Coldwell Banker snaps up northern Minnesota agency

Laura Carmichael, left, stars as Lady Hexham, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham and Michelle Dockery stars as Lady Mary Talbot in the 2019 film “D

'Downton Abbey' cast returns for sequel opening in December

Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night
The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone
Felix Silla, Cousin Itt on TV's 'Addams Family,' dies at 84

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Seven-year-old Inver Grove Heights girl donates her hair to help another child without

Psychiatrist Dr. Dionne Hart speaks out about huge gaps in mental health services among communities of color
In retirement, Minneapolis man takes on stubborn foe: Buckthorn
Minneapolis grower is building a community through 'rescue plants'