Minnesota man accused in meals investigation pleads guilty to passport fraud

A man connected to the massive FBI investigation into child nutrition program fraud in Minnesota has pleaded guilty to passport fraud.

Mohamed Jama Ismail pleaded guilty last month to making a false statement when he applied for a new passport in March.

CDC drops quarantine, screening recommendations for COVID-19

A sign asks those getting vaccinated to keep 6 feet apart during the vaccination event, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Nevada Union High School in Grass

The nation's top public health agency on Thursday relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.

Minnesota Nurses Association sets date for strike vote in contract dispute with hospitals

Mary Turner, president of the Minnesota Nurses Association and an ICU nurse at North Memorial Health Hospital, spoke at a news conference and demonstr

The union announced Thursday that 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Duluth area are set to vote Monday, Aug. 15.

5th District DFL primary shows division over Rep. Omar's tenure

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar waved to passersby for support during a voter engagement event on the corner of Broadway and Central Avenue in Minneapolis on Tue

The two-term congresswoman won a narrow victory Tuesday over former Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels. Precinct mapping shows where Omar did well in the 2020 DFL primary vs. Tuesday's closer race

Charge: Unlicensed driver speeding before killing driver in Plymouth crash

Christopher L. Keyes

The complaint says Christopher Keyes has been convicted of speeding in Minnesota seven times since 2019, including four weeks after the fatal crash for driving 88 mph in a 60 mph zone.



St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard earned high marks in his latest job review, and is expected to receive a new contract.

St. Paul Public Schools superintendent in line for new contract

Authorities ID boy who drowned in residential pool in south Minneapolis last month
18-year-old driver dies in collision with semi at southern Minnesota intersection
Minnesota Nurses Association sets date for strike vote in contract dispute with hospitals

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Kirk Cousins worked out last Friday at Vikings training camp.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins leaves training camp because of illness

Learning from mistakes, Gophers linebacker emerges as defensive standout
Twins fall to second as Dodgers sweep season series, win 10th in a row
'Great atmosphere.' Minnesota's job hosting MLS All-Star Game lauded

UnitedHealthcare, which is the nation’s largest health insurer, has its headquarters in Minnetonka.

UnitedHealthcare expands ownership stake and rebrands Bind Benefits

Minnesota Nurses Association sets date for strike vote in contract dispute with hospitals
U.S. wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years
Kashkari staked out the most aggressive stance on lifting interest rates

An aerial view of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate Wednesday in Palm Beach, Fla.

The Mar-a-Lago search, from the perspective of a retired FBI agent

Close win carries a message for Omar
Editorial cartoon: Rivers on the raid
Readers Write: FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, primary results, mental health



Four girls spend one last August together in “Summering,” co-written by Northfield’s Ben Percy.

Review: 'Summering,' co-written by Northfield novelist, captures longing and loss

'Morning Dip' exhibit wades into diasporic waters at the American Swedish Institute
Our Friday best: Al Franken, Jack White, Bayfront Blues Festival and Indiafest 2022
Pick your own flowers at these U-pick flower farms in Minnesota

Neal: Local soccer snobs should reconsider disdain for Loons, MLS

There is a large group of expatriates who couldn't care less about the Loons and Major League Soccer. Those soccer snobs should reconsider their disdain for American soccer.,

Reusse: Clyde Turner, believer in second chances, got one and became a hero

The former Gophers basketball star's team was deemed villainous in his adopted hometown after a notorious brawl in 1972. Then he built a legacy by teaching — and giving second chances — to Twin Cities youth.

St. Anthony: Hopkins' Digi International continues to outperform

Digi, the provider of devices that connect equipment globally to the internet, as well as software services, has been among Minnesota's best companies to own for the last several years.


Workers with Power Shift Solar put solar panels on a house Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Salt Lake City.

Big climate bill; Spending green bucks to boost green energy

Beto O'Rourke responds to heckler over Uvalde with expletive
2022 Minnesota Primary Election Results
Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search


In this image taken from video, FBI officials gather outside the FBI building in Cincinnati, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022.

Armed man tries to breach FBI office, is injured in standoff

Jury convicts Wisconsin man in fatal hate crime crash
Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns
Groups get creative to help Alaska voters with ranked voting

A priest prays for unidentified civilians killed by Russian troops during Russian occupation in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Au

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

'Disturbing': Experts troubled by Canada's euthanasia laws
Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with gunman's arrest
Alleged member of IS 'Beatles' charged in UK with terrorism

The Renewal By Andersen replacement windows factory in Cottage Grove is one of Minnesota’s many manufacturers of windows and doors.

How did Minnesota become a window manufacturing hub?

How lumberjacks harnessed an 'ocean of pine' to build Minnesota
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Two Harbors mayor Chris Swanson’s recall is listed on the primary election ballot.

Two Harbors voters oust mayor after contentious recall campaign

First-timer Alicia Kozlowski will face Becky Hall in House District 8B race
Duluth school district sells Central High School for $8 million
Northeast Minnesota's Native communities adapting to climate change

Fox News chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall attended the WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovator Awards at The Museum of Modern Art on Nov. 1, 2017,

Jerry Hall, Rupert Murdoch reach agreement on divorce

Ex-Miss America Mund: Abortion ruling prompted US House run
Ashton Kutcher says 'super rare' disease took his hearing, vision and balance
Former Viking Bryant McKinnie fails to make finals of 'America's Got Talent'

Mashkiki Waakaa’igan Pharmacy in Minneapolis is a fully tribal-funded pharmacy for members of federally recognized Native American tribes living in

Tribal pharmacy dispenses free medications for Native Americans in Minneapolis

Saints players, people with disabilities team up for baseball fun at CHS Field
Plymouth woman uses her art to educate about rare pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis
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