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Third Precinct in Mpls. served as 'playground' for renegade cops

An officer defended the Third Precinct station. The city has paid out more than $2 million in recent misconduct cases.

Even before George Floyd was killed, the south Minneapolis precinct had a reputation for being home to police officers who played by their own rules.

Minneapolis police chief is caught in force's racial legacy

“This moment in time is writing its own chapter in the history of our city,” Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said.

Medaria Arradondo, the city's first black police chief, now finds himself in a harsh national spotlight, the face of a mostly white department that killed another black man.

Frey tells 'DefundMPD' marchers he favors reforms over disbanding

Thousands of protesters marched down NE. University Avenue toward Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's home.

Organized by the Minneapolis-based advocacy group Black Visions, the event began at Bottineau Field Park, passed by the police union headquarters and ended outside Mayor Jacob Frey's home.

Minnesota's online schools attract interest amid pandemic

Julez Wagner was photographed in St. Louis Park, Minn., on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. This week she graduated high school from BlueSky Online where she

State concerned about online charter schools' math scores.

Lingering crises spark challenges to Gov. Tim Walz's emergency powers

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz

Challenges mount to the governor's sweeping power.



Witnessing history George Grice, far left, 4, of Minneapolis joined other children at the George Floyd memorial outside Cup Foods.

Brooks: The kids are watching as we face hard questions about George Floyd

Minneapolis high school sends off low-income graduates with high hopes for success
Which state has the best claim to Paul Bunyan?
Frey tells 'DefundMPD' marchers he favors reforms over disbanding

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“It is so important to think of others, especially right now” — Paige Bueckers. Paige is shown here in a senior portrait she shared with the Sta

Paige Bueckers: Class of 2020 can overcome what we lost, write a better script

Teeing off a new normal: PGA Tour players will need patience
Souhan: A true patriot sees the American flag as more
Reusse: Threat to Minnesota summer baseball is a false alarm

Scores, schedules, and stats
Employees took a break Wednesday from cleaning up damage from riots and looting at the Kmart store on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis. It will not reope

At Kmart in Minneapolis, the blue light special's last gleaming

Rebuilding many Twin Cities businesses means starting over
COVID-19 has put a chill on the Twin Cities senior housing industry
Schafer: Stress in child care will affect recovery from pandemic

Demonstrators protest June 4 at the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police

Protesting: Nonviolent suffering is still the best strategy

Good riddance to neck-restraint tactic
Sack cartoon: Hate and division
Readers Write: Klobuchar's VP prospects, photos of COVID-19 victims, police reform, race in general, mail delivery


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Hate and division

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The new kitchen is light, bright and open.

$895K ranch-style house in Minnetonka went from 1950s fixer-upper to modern beauty

3 black Twin Cities authors reflect on love, history, hope after George Floyd's killing
When Minneapolis woman sees food, she sprinkles sugar on it and lights it on fire
You don't have to play 'sidewalk chicken': Etiquette for social distancing while you walk

Brooks: The kids are watching as we face hard questions about George Floyd

They know what happened to George Floyd, as well as to too many black men and women before him.

Souhan: Strong statement needed, and Vikings signing Kaepernick would do it

Signing Colin Kaepernick would signal the Vikings care about social justice, and that the NFL acknowledges its wrongful blackballing of a talented quarterback. It would also make football sense.

Exhausted neighborhoods reel after a week of fire, fear and self-defense

The neighborhood’s last grocery store, encircled by National Guard troops and vehicles, was open for business. “They protect everything,” said Hamza Wadi, taking a break…




Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz

Lingering crises spark challenges to Gov. Tim Walz's emergency powers

Amy Klobuchar's vice presidential hopes plummet
How Gov. Tim Walz helped to defuse Trump during call with U.S. governors
Largely peaceful protests against police brutality march on

Demonstrators protested Saturday near the White House in Washingto, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapol

Massive, peaceful protests across US demand police reform

There's no reopen template so the advice is: Follow the 4 C's
Police unions present a significant hurdle in push for reforms
Wichita State cancels Ivanka Trump's speech to tech school

People gather at the Alexander Platz in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020, to protest against the recent killing of George Floyd by police offic

Protests support George Floyd, Black Lives Matter on 3 continents

One man lays wreaths in Normandy on this unusual D-Day
OPEC, allied nations extend nearly 10M barrel cut by a month
Coronavirus disrupts global fight to save endangered species

The "World's Largest Animated Talking Bunyan” — 26 feet tall, seated — at Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd, Minn., Sept. 6, 2016. In this age of hyp

Which state has the best claim to Paul Bunyan?

How do food scraps get recycled in Minnesota — and how good are we at it?
How many Minn. breweries existed before the microbrewery boom?
Why was the career of Minnesota's first congresswoman cut short?

Health care workers took the temperature of every visitor of Essentia Health who crossed over a skywalk bridge from the adjoining parking deck in Apri

Only one new COVID-19 case in St. Louis County in past week

500 city employees must take unpaid days off as Duluth faces budget shortfall
Superior, Wis., draws sizable crowd to protests over George Floyd's death
Iron Range teacher under review after telling county he 'would not be nice to any refugees'

In this June 6, 1991, file photo, Kurt Thomas competes on the pommel horse at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships

Kurt Thomas, first US man to win world gym title, dies at 64

Prince William reveals he's been a helpline volunteer
Kanye West attends Chicago protest, donates $2M to victims
Union files complaint against NBC, 'America's Got Talent'

Corn planting around the U.S. this spring suggests a record crop is going in despite slumping demand and ultralow prices.

Corn prices keep slumping, and Minnesota farmers keep planting more

U.S. farmers will get $16 billion in direct aid because of COVID-19
Minnesota ethanol production ramping up again
More than 200 at Quality Pork, Hormel in Austin test positive for COVID-19

Minnesota Gophers holder Casey O’Brien watched his team take the field. Football has long been the St. Paul native’s respite.

5-time cancer survivor and Gophers holder O'Brien eager to return to field

Mendota Heights artist with autism finds growing fan base on international scale
More ways to donate or volunteer in the Twin Cities
Twin Cities foundations aim at rebuilding, criminal justice reform after riots