More omicron detected as hospitals strain under virus surge

A person takes COVID-19 test at mobile testing site near Grand Central Terminal on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in New York.

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight.

Windy, woolly weather headed our way, Minnesota

Jennifer Hedberg used a blowtorch to do last-minute touchups to her ice sculpture in the Winter Lights display at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on

There will be a blizzard on the North Shore, and it'll get just plain cold in the Twin Cities area.

Michigan parents found in building; bond set at $500K apiece

James and Jennifer Crumbley.

A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building.

Supply chain trouble takes big bite out of Minnesota's small food producers

Greg D’Alessandro, founder and CEO of D’Avocado, with the 2-ounce EVOH cups that have become nearly impossible for small companies like his to pur

Every food company faces the same problems of shortages and delays, but the small ones lack cash and size needed to get products on time and within budget.

CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping brother deal with scandal

FILE - This May 15, 2019 file photo shows CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York.

CNN fired anchor Chris Cuomo on Saturday after details emerged about how he assisted his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the politician faced sexual harassment allegations earlier this year.



Charles Carlson, head of BRT projects for Metro Transit, talks to media members during a media tour of the Orange Line bus rapid transit service route

Orange Line BRT debuts along Interstate 35W, linking Burnsville and Minneapolis

After hedge fund owner closed its newspaper, International Falls got a new one
St. Paul hospice has helped the dying for 80 years
Windy, woolly weather headed our way, Minnesota

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Tony Oliva was looking good at Target Field on Wednesday, a few days ahead of the Golden Days Era Committee decision.

One vote short last time, Oliva at peace as he waits for that Hall of Fame call

Vikings activate Pierce from IR, but rule Kendricks out for Sunday vs. Lions
Ryan Hartman's shot: Unorthodox and suddenly unstoppable
Gophers prove better than last-place Big Ten projections in 6-0 start under Johnson

Scores, schedules, and stats
This house on Larpenteur Avenue in St. Paul was recently purchased at above asking price by a national homebuying company, which is now offering it fo

National investors snapping up Twin Cities area houses to rent

Supply chain trouble takes big bite out of Minnesota's small food producers
Schafer: Strategy without execution is a vision with no plan
Even in a frenzied market, home warranties are no substitute for inspections

Britain takes a look at itself, and the world, in commercials from the British Arrows Awards.

Best British ads offer respite from a worried world

The high cost of hate in Hastings
Sack cartoon: Property of the U.S. government
Readers Write: Abortion, mining near the Boundary Waters, love of Minneapolis


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50+  essential books for your winter reading and holiday shopping lists

50+ essential books for your winter reading and holiday shopping lists

Yuen: A whopper of a woodpecker tale for the ages
Review: Owamni empowers chef Sean Sherman and the Indigenous food he's famous for
Wisconsin lakeshore 'Campfire' cabin has cozy chalet theme

Anderson: Why deer numbers in the northeast remain low

There are no quick fixes, but ongoing research might show a path forward.

Medcalf: A letter to Daunte Wright's family

Let's not lose sight of the fact that we will never know his potential because his life was cut short.

St. Paul hospice has helped the dying for 80 years

Our Lady of Peace will commemorate its anniversary with a candle-lighting ceremony Tuesday.



Judy Randall, shown at a March hearing with Jim Nobles, took over the job of Minnesota’s legislative auditor in November.

Meet Judy Randall, Minnesota's new legislative auditor

Mansco Perry is retiring as executive director of Minnesota's investment board
Trump media partner says it has lined up $1B in capital
Jan. 6 panel postpones deposition with former DOJ official

A sign is posted outside a CVS pharmacy on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 in Indianapolis.

U.S. drugstores squeezed by vaccine demand, staff shortages

Michigan parents found in building; bond set at $500K apiece
More omicron detected as hospitals strain under virus surge
Passenger jumps out of plane taxiing at Phoenix airport

A house covered by ash is shown in the Lumajang District in Indonesia, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 after Mount Semeru’s eruption.

Indonesia's volcano spews ash, gas; 1 dead, dozens hurt

Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday as Ukraine tensions grow
Protesting Orthodox priest heckles Pope on Greece visit
Former Dutch queen Beatrix tests positive for coronavirus

What was the first movie filmed in Minnesota?

What was the first movie filmed in Minnesota?

Listen: Was organized crime behind the demise of Twin Cities streetcars?
Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?
Why do Minnesotans have accents?

BWCA overnight paddling permits will be more scarce in 2022 in response to crowding in some places

Forest Service reducing access to BWCA next year in response to crowding

Tall Ships festival moves from Duluth to Two Harbors for 2022
High levels of arsenic found in well water in northeast Minn. township
Minnesota men help others "man up" to cancer with support and friendship

FILE - This May 15, 2019 file photo shows CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York.

CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping brother deal with scandal

Nearing 100, Betty White's life is a page-turner in new book
Lenny Kravitz wows at private party during Miami Art week
Late musician Tom Petty receives posthumous Ph.D. for music

Tonya Carlson, left, Randy Gustafson and Steve Yochim, volunteers from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department, wrapped and packaged gifts for the an

Roseville-based Salvation Army helps incarcerated parents give Christmas gifts to their children

University of Minnesota students create nonprofit to donate unused medications to those who can't afford them
Minnesota men help others "man up" to cancer with support and friendship
Retired FBI official saw a shortage of school bus drivers. He stepped up to the wheel