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Funding shortfall cancels Minn. opioid response grants, raises call for change

Colleen Ronnei, who lost a son to opioid addiction and then founded the nonprofit Changing the Outcome, applied for a $120,000 grant from the state bu

A 2019 law was supposed to provide $20 million, but many programs have been shut out.

Small Minneapolis nonprofits awash in donations post-protests are scaling up

The view of destruction in Minneapolis last month looking south down Chicago Avenue, toward Lake Street.

Expectations are higher than ever for clarity and transparency about how decisions are made and funds are used.

Should they stay or should they go? Debate grows over statues at State Capitol

At Rushmore, Trump digs deeper into nation's divisions

Fireworks lit up the sky at Mount Rushmore National Memorial near Keystone, S.D., after President Donald Trump spoke on Friday night.

At the foot of Mount Rushmore and on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump dug deeper into America's divisions by accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history."

Minnesota prosecutors fail to hold police accountable, critics say

Chief Hennepin County Public Defender Mary Moriarty said prosecutors sometimes fail to disclose officer misconduct or the information is delayed.

Police and prosecutors are in most cases independent agencies that answer to different government hierarchies. Yet they are intrinsically linked.



Isak Abdirahman Aden was fatally shot by law enforcement on July 2, 2019. His sister Sumaya Aden, the trustee of his estate, has filed a federal wrong

Family of Somali-American man sues over his shooting death by police in Eagan in 2019

Large Minnesota nonprofits caught in stimulus aid gap, face cost-cutting
Is it true that Minneapolis has a park every six blocks?
Airborne dust may spur toxic algae blooms on remote Minnesota lakes

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Miguel Sano during spring training in Florida on Feb. 16.

Miguel Sano sits out Twins workouts after positive test for COVID-19

Hartman: Vikings need to develop depth behind their stars
Patrick Plus: Howard University celebrates another whopper of an upset — in hoops recruiting
Cleveland Indians look into changing name amid pressure

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Dance at a distance: The floors of Jeanne Johnson’s South Metro Dance Academy are marked to separate dancers to allow for social distancing during h

It's hard to avoid backspin as Minnesota dance schools reopen during COVID-19

Schafer: Work from home is not about the place
COVID-19 crisis crimps funding for home-health aides in Minnesota
E-commerce spurs winning year for St. Louis Park-based patio retailer, rare in COVID-19 era

A demonstrator attends a rally on May 29 in Minneapolis protesting the Memorial Day death of George Floyd.

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Dayna Frank, owner of First Avenue, stood outside the music venue in downtown Minneapolis. With concerts on hold during the pandemic, independent venu

Seeing 'no way out this year,' Twin Cities music venues are scrambling and uniting

George Floyd story got personal for these Black journalists in Minnesota
New lake home near Brainerd is paradise on the point
'Food is how we grieve': Cooks feed mourners and demonstrators at the George Floyd memorial

Hero of her own story: Young eyewitness to Floyd's killing is writing children's book

Judeah Reynolds, age 9, is going to tell her own story. The story of what happened that day she walked to the store, and in the days that followed.

Reusse: You can expect unpredictable Twins' season to zoom right by

This will be a Twins season that's going to be like none other in more ways than one and with no guarantees: not in the result from 60 games, nor from a pandemic that might not allow that many.

COVID-19 crisis crimps funding for home-health aides in Minnesota

Advocates also say some of the smaller, weaker agencies will fail this year, compounding the worker shortage.




Fireworks lit up the sky at Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Friday near Keystone, S.D., after President Donald Trump spoke.

Trump's Mount Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworks

Pandemic is a focus in southern Minnesota congressional race
Senate GOP seek to join defense in Minnesota abortion case
Upgrades to busy Metro Transit bus routes stall with state funding uncertain

Jaimy Gonzalez, pictured with her nieces, lost her job and has not been able to pay rent.

Across U.S., millions of vulnerable renters face eviction

Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protest
Man in famous 9/11 photo dies from COVID-19 in Florida
'People aren't stupid': Pence's virus spin tests credibility

Gen. Markus Kreitmay has called the current crisis in the KSK unit “the most difficult phase in its history.”

Germany faces the 'enemy within,' far-right extremists within the military

Man who crashed gate where Trudeau lives facing 22 charges
Reopening strategist Castex named new French prime minister
Former world leaders warn against Israel annexation plan

Every spring the Great Blue Herons return to their inner city rookery on two islands in the Mississippi River near Marshall Terrace Park. A sure sign

Is it true that Minneapolis has a park every six blocks?

Where did the terms 'outstate' and 'Greater Minnesota' originate?
Why do tiny cities like Lauderdale, Landfall and Falcon Heights exist?
Why do gas prices vary so much around Minnesota?

COVID-19 cases have been jumping on both sides of the Bong Bridge that connects Duluth and Superior, Wis.

Canal Park restaurant, Superior, Wis., bars voluntarily close as COVID-19 cases jump in Twin Ports

North Shore resort Bluefin Bay sold to Silver Bay native
Twin Cities hotels struggle as rooms fill on the North Shore
Forging ahead in the pandemic, this Minnesota opera is built Iron Range-tough

Kacey Musgraves at the Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis in 2019.

Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce

Willie Nelson's July 4th picnic is virtual in virus era
Christina Ricci files for divorce from husband of 7 years
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

Farmers are contending with too many animals and ultralow prices for them.

Meatpacking plants nearly back at capacity, but COVID fallout continues on farms

Minnesota soybean farmers may use dicamba despite court ruling
Corn prices keep slumping, and Minnesota farmers keep planting more
Meatpacking production is nearly normal, but workers are still coping with COVID-19

When COVID-19 canceled summer trips, Minnesotans jumped into learning new languages

When COVID-19 canceled summer trips, Minnesotans jumped into learning new languages

First-generation Dunwoody graduate starts his own engineering business
Meet the accidental quarantine family: Two Airbnb hosts, two parents, two dogs and two babies
Pen pal program forges connections beyond nursing homes