Voter suit aims to block mask mandate at Minnesota polling places

Election judge Chris Yang placed a voting sign in the parking lot at the Arlington Hills Community Center in St. Paul in November 2019.

The lawsuit, backed by GOP legislators, is the 11th legal challenge to Gov. Tim Walz's COVID-19 restrictions.

Minnesota's positive test rate rises; 606 new virus cases found

North Memorial RN Andrea Driskill administered COVID-19 tests to drive-up patients last week behind the North Memorial Specialty Center in Robbinsdale

The rate of diagnostic tests finding infections with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has increased in Minnesota above 5%, a key threshold to public health authorities.

Massive Beirut blast kills at least 50, injures hundreds

Lebanese port workers walk at the explosion scene that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown B

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. At least 50 people were killed and 2,700 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

Fire heavily damages $69M project in downtown St. Paul

A building near the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul burned Tuesday morning.

A hotel and apartment complex under construction across the street from the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul caught fire early Tuesday, and part of the structure collapsed.

Trump's demand for US cut of a TikTok deal is unprecedented

President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Washington.

President Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. government get a cut from a potential Microsoft purchase of TikTok is the latest unprecedented scenario in an unprecedented situation.

A building near the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul burned Tuesday morning.

Fire heavily damages $69M project in downtown St. Paul

Murder charge: Minneapolis woman told police her boyfriend shot himself in head
Minneapolis mayor: City seeks right mentors for new officers
Auditor finds MnDOT 'inconsistent' in oversight of party buses, limos

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St. Anthony football players warmed up on the field before a game against Fridley on Sept. 27, 2019.

High school football, volleyball move to new spring season

Citing 'health and safety,' U star Bateman to sit out 2020, train for draft
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RandBall: Faced with impossible situation, MSHSL comes up with reasonable plan

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C.H. Robinson is rolling out enhancements to its Freightquote service for small businesses.

C.H. Robinson takes aim at fast growing ranks of newbie shippers

Bumper Minnesota corn crop on tap as prices founder
EU regulators investigating Google's plan to buy Fitbit
Swissport's layoff of 114 at MSP draws a critical eye

Faith in democracy is at risk.

Trump's victory strategy could destroy faith in U.S. 'democracy'

Leaks from the Supreme Court can be damaging
Compromise and speed are needed on relief bill
A brief magic moment shared amid chaos

Minnesotans named Karen say they’re OK with the name, despite the mean meme.

Minnesotans named Karen say they're OK, despite the meme

How to snap out of doomscrolling
Highly anticipated Hmong restaurant coming to northeast Minneapolis
St. Paul group among those working to broaden the face of bird-watching

Scoggins: Can the NFL really get through season without a bubble?

This is how the NFL intends/hopes/prays to make pandemic football succeed, in the absence of a bubble: The honor system and self-policing. How realistic is that?

Souhan: Twins bullpen transformed from a liability to a strength

Last summer, when the Twins' bullpen was getting knocked around, the team started a flurry of moves that has paid off very well.

Reusse: Regional networks get their night baseball, defy pandemic

If this 60-game schedule is to be completed, the Twins will occupy nine out-of-town hotels and move in and out 11 visiting clubhouses. Why so much moving around and no bubble? Money.

President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for H.R. 1957 – "The Great American Outdoors Act," in the East Room of the White House, Tues

Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

Key GOP senator backs food stamp boost in virus relief bill
Minn. judge extends vote-by-mail changes to November election
Ex-UAW chief says GM bribery claims are 'utterly baseless'

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

Husband of DA charged with pulling gun on protesters in LA

Prosecutor: Couple talked by phone on day kids' bodies found
Worries about 2020 census' accuracy grow with cut schedule
Tropical Storm Isaias drives wild weather up Interstate 95

Lebanese port workers walk at the explosion scene that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown B

Massive Beirut blast kills at least 50, injures hundreds

3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand
Malaysia police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize computers
Uganda reports 2 new gorilla babies in Bwindi national park

A flock of wild turkey roamed the streets Tuesday in Northeast Minneapolis. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com A flock of wild turk

Why do wild turkeys seem to thrive in the Twin Cities metro?

After Lake Calhoun, what about other Minn. place names with racist roots?
What's the story behind Pilot Knob Road, other odd street names?
Why is Minnesota the last state with 3.2 beer?

Incumbent state Sen. Erik Simonson is facing DFL-endorsed Jen McEwen in the DFL primary for the Senate District 7 seat that represents most of Duluth.

'Don't Forget Labor': Duluth's DFL Senate primary shows battle for party

Citing budget shortfalls, DOC to close two Minnesota prisons
Iron Range cold case cracked with genealogy databases; Chisholm man charged with murder
Unlikely food source may be behind moose success at Voyageurs Park

Joanna and Chip Gaines.

Chip, Joanna Gaines return to 'Fixer Upper' for new network

Kanye West withdraws petition to get on NJ's 2020 ballot
Oprah picks Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' for her book club
Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn's LIU to launch new school

Sen. Tina Smith’s campaign unearthed old TV footage of Lewis questioning government crop subsidies and declaring, “Government shouldn’t have any

Sen. Tina Smith attacks Jason Lewis over past crop subsidy comments

As acid rain is curtailed, wheat gets less sulfur needed for tasty bread
China bought a record amount of corn the other day, but it's unlikely to hit trade-deal target
Bumper Minnesota corn crop on tap as prices founder

Black Eyed Susan flowers bloom in Crow Hassan Regional Park, which is home to a remarkably diverse and thriving prairie that's been built and managed

Crow-Hassan's prairie is a mosaic of wild things and built to last

To help save Postal Service, two Midwest artists design pandemic-themed greeting cards
Head of Mpls. Domestic Abuse Project builds on rich history of helping in new COVID reality
Owner reopens oxygen factory in Kabul, provides COVID patients free refills