State's LGBTQ lawmakers flex political power at the Capitol

Leigh Finke, center, the first transgender person elected to the Legislature, attends the first day of the 2023 legislative session.

The Legislature's first Queer Caucus is advocating for bills that would ban conversion therapy for minors and make Minnesota a refuge for the transgender community.

Minnesota nonprofits seek a slice of state's $17.6 billion pie

Dawn Williams, a volunteer, stocked a freezer with pork on Jan. 24, 2022, at the Southern Anoka Community Assistance Food Shelf in Columbia Heights.

The requests come as grants to nonprofits are under increased scrutiny because of the FBI's Feeding Our Future investigation and a new report reviewing state agencies' oversight.

Beargrease racers set off, as Ryan Anderson eyes fifth title

Colleen Wallin and her sled dog team take off first from the start line of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Sunday, Jan. 29, in Duluth.

The 39th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog races started Sunday morning on the grounds of Billy's Bar on the outskirts of Duluth. Seventeen teams started the 300-mile race that winds up the North Shore.

300 rally for police reform in St. Paul after Tyre Nichols killing

Hollies Winston takes over as Brooklyn Park's first Black mayor

Hollies Winston was elected as Brooklyn Park’s first Black mayor, and addressing crime, boosting economic development and improving living condition

Building relationships is a top priority, he says.

Medlink drivers posed for a photo with Anoka County commissioners during a luncheon in October.

Driver shortage hits volunteer-run services, including Medlink

Driver in custody after hitting two teens in Bloomington
Lawmakers seek to reduce fare-dodging penalty on transit
300 rally for police reform in St. Paul after Tyre Nichols killing

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Philadelphia Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman, center, celebrates with the players after beating the San Francisco 49ers.

Souhan: Vikings fans should admire what Super Bowl-bound Eagles have pulled off

Hurts, Eagles soar into Super Bowl, rout 49ers for NFC title
Chiefs top Bengals 23-20 on last-second kick for AFC title
Gophers women's basketball scores only 41 points vs. No. 13 Michigan

Consultant Arik Hanson says social media has become so vast, when you are marketing your brand you need to make choices on what channel to use.

Social media is constantly changing, and the way your company uses it also must shift

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Minnesota's Emmer, still a crypto booster, says Congress needs to step up oversight of regulators
Ramstad: You had a lot to say about my first columns, especially on immigration. Here's my response

Police tape and squad cars are seen outside the Jimmy Lee Recreation Center on Jan. 18, where a teenager was shot.

Allow gun bans in public spaces

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Minneapolis artist and human art installation Scott Seekins worked on a self-portrait in his studio near Loring Park in Minneapolis.

He wears only black or white, roams Minneapolis and considers himself a work of art

Small cabin on Lake Minnetonka's Big Island has 'up north' feel
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Souhan: Eagles' smart rebuilding lands another Super Bowl berth

The general manager has built another NFC champion, behind a second-round pick at QB and few holdovers from the 2018 champs.

Souhan: How Falvey, Twins kept the door open for Carlos Correa

The Twins' aggression and deal-making with Correa will improve the roster and the club's reputation.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) appears outside the House chamber as the vote for Speaker of the House continues for a fourth day, at the Capitol in Wa

Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks on Wednesday

State Senate narrowly backs right to abortion in state law
Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it over
Minnesota nonprofits seek a slice of state's $17.6 billion pie

Members of the Memphis Police Department work a crime scene in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.

Tyre Nichols case revives calls for change in police culture

'Don't be numb to this': Battling despair over gun deaths
Snow leads to massive pileup in Wisconsin, dozens injured
Protesters: 'Cop City' activist's killing doesn't make sense

Workers and volunteers carry an injured victim of a suicide bombing upon arrival at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.

Suicide bomber kills 34, wounds 150 at mosque in NW Pakistan

Iran says drone attack targets defense facility in Isfahan
Russians gone from Ukraine village, fear and hardship remain
China e-retailer ending sales in Thailand, Indonesia

Mike Bakk, U.S. Steel’s Minnesota-based director of operational readiness, posed by a hydraulic shovel in Keewatin, Minn., in 2022. These machines a

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Annie Wersching arrives at the FOX Winter All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 11, 2010. Wersching, known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in

'24,' 'Runaways' actor Annie Wersching has died at 45

Barrett Strong, Motown artist known for 'Money,' dies at 81
Julie Otsuka, Ed Yong win Carnegie Medals for Excellence
T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach depart ABC News following relationship scandal

Dr. Yakov “Jacob” Gradinar, watched as Ukrainian soldier Roman Hrhorian, took steps on his new prosthetic leg at the Protez Foundation Jan. 19 in

Minnesota prosthetics project for Ukrainian soldiers seeks to be 'lights in this world'

St. Paul teacher honored for work with Hmong language
Minneapolis entrepreneur commemorates slain son in expanding salon
Wisconsin town rallies to help art center, music shop damaged in fire