Minnetonka, Rochester become latest cities to pass mask mandates

Medical professional Eleanor Johnson spoke in favor of masks at a Minnetonka School Board work session and meeting in August 2021. Minnetonka recently

Seven cities across the state are requiring face coverings.

Odds for successful appeal appear slim for Kimberly Potter

Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter cried as she testified on Dec. 17 about the events leading up to the shooting and killing of Dau

Seasoned attorneys say it's difficult to overturn a jury verdict.

Metro Transit testing solar powered bus information signs

Metro Transit is testing solar powered real-time information signs at four bus stops in Minneapolis.

The agency is looking to see how screens resembling iPads or e-readers perform in Minnesota's punishing weather conditions.

Texas rabbi: Captor grew "belligerent" late in standoff

Armored vehicles are seen outside Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.

A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that their armed captor grew "increasingly belligerent and threatening" toward the end of the 10-hour standoff, which ended with an FBI SWAT team rushing into the building and the captor's death.

Shakopee City Council, utility commission leave contentious past behind

Fourteen months after residents voted to keep the utilities commission arrangement, the commission has new staff working toward transparency.



Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo shown in June.

Minneapolis police chief serves his last day

A 17% tuition cut? Student group asks Minnesota leaders to make community college more affordable
MSP Airport Teamsters who plow snow reach tentative agreement
Why did Minneapolis' famous flour boom go bust?

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Gophers guard Payton Willis tried to dunk over Hawkeyes forward Patrick McCaffery but missed late in the second half of Iowa’s 81-71 victory at Will

Comeback for shorthanded Gophers men's basketball team falls short in loss to Iowa

At the end of the Spielman-Zimmer era, the Vikings were a team on edge
Vikings wrap first GM interview with Titans assistant Ossenfort
Souhan: Big Ten is dealing Gophers a hard dose of reality

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When I Work’s office space in Minneapolis. The company raised $200 million from investors in 2021.

Despite pandemic, investments in Minnesota startups top $1B again in 2021

Minneapolis' Niron Magnetics still small, but intends to be big player in greener economy
FDA: Medtronic slow to update, recall defective insulin pumps for diabetes patients
How should businesses commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Here's some advice

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman arrived for work in late December. Freeman told an Star Tribune editorial writer that there is a misperception t

Fresh thinking needed on fighting crime

Ethnic studies will turn schools into extremist boot camps
Democracy's dangers include redistricting
Readers Write: Crow Wing County, democracy vs. autocracy, Clyde Bellecourt


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Giving up alcohol for Dry January? How to change your habits to change your life

Giving up alcohol for Dry January? How to change your habits to change your life

Kacey Musgraves is happy to take her sad divorce record on the road, starting in St. Paul
Was French dressing being dishonest?
Yuen: How I learned to be an ally

Souhan: Big Ten is dealing Gophers a hard dose of reality

U played another scrappy game, but in the end it wasn't enough against Iowa to keep from losing its fourth game in a row.

Metro Transit testing solar powered bus information signs

The agency is looking to see how screens resembling iPads or e-readers perform in Minnesota's punishing weather conditions.

Souhan: Wolves have the players — finally — but on-court presence, maturity still lacking

If this team can grow up, quickly, it could join the (short) list of most-likable squads in franchise history.



New DFL Senate Minority Leader Melisa Lopez Franzen, DFL-Edina, walked past the Minnesota State Capitol on her way from the underground tunnel that co

Senate DFL leader Melisa López Franzen juggles dealmaking, campaign politics

For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making
With voting bills dead, Democrats face costly fight to overcome GOP curbs
A 17% tuition cut? Student group asks Minnesota leaders to make community college more affordable

Authorities escorted a hostage out of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Police said the man was n

Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead

Woman killed in subway shove at Times Square
MLK III: History to remember Sinema unkindly over filibuster
Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists warn

This satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader's slaying
Headed to disaster? US, Russia harden stances in talks
Verdict soon in Djokovic's deportation appeal in Australia

Why did Minneapolis' famous flour boom go bust?

Why did Minneapolis' famous flour boom go bust?

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The Jolly Green Giant has moved on from Minnesota. So who is maintaining his iconic billboard?

Proctor’s Terry Egerdahl football field in September, 2021. A Proctor football player was charged Friday for an alleged sexual assault against a tea

Proctor High School football player charged in teammate's sexual assault

Duluth's St. Luke's limiting visitors, checking vaccination status
Forest Service cuts access to BWCA to relieve crowding
Duluth orders 30-day emergency mask mandate

Alec Baldwin, shown in October at the premiere of “The First Wave” at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Official: Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probe

Italian menswear innovator Nino Cerruti dies at 91
Tiffany Haddish charged with DWI in Georgia
Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88

Netta Hardin in her kitchen with mom, Allyson Perling, working the camera for a new segment of YouTube’s “Noshing with Netta.”

St. Paul student chases food dream with YouTube cooking channel, 'Noshing with Netta'

For addicts, a spiritual renewal
Problem Solvers: Pilot program allows approved Minnesota legal paraprofessionals to represent and advise clients
A janitor's colleagues put him on the fast track to retirement