Minnesota projected to have historic $7.7B budget surplus

Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter announced that Minnesota’s budget and economic forecast shows a projected $7.7 billion surplus.

Growth in income, consumer spending and corporate profits boosted state revenue.

Post-holiday COVID concerns emerge in Minnesota

Naomi Everman, 8, of Falcon Heights received a COVID-19 vaccine shot Thursday at Mall of America in Bloomington.

State confronts prolonged delta variant COVID-19 wave even as it looks ahead to omicron variant risk.

Amelia Huffman named interim Minneapolis police chief

Amelia Huffman is introduced as interim Chief of Police today by Mayor Jacob Frey.

Huffman joined in the department in 1994 and now serves as deputy chief.

Biden, Putin square off as tension grows on Ukraine border

FILE - President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the ‘Villa la Grange’, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021.

Face to face for over two hours, President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin squared off in a secure video call Tuesday as the U.S. president put Moscow on notice that an invasion of Ukraine would bring sanctions and enormous harm to the Russian economy.

Anonymous donor drops $4,000 in Twin Cities Salvation Army red kettles

Volunteer Steve Santos of Mendota Heights mans his post during his first ever shift as a bell-ringer for The Salvation Army Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at t

The Twin Cities Salvation Army has dubbed the mysterious philanthropist "St. Grand" for dropping $1,000 in the red kettles for 11 years in a row.



Volunteer Steve Santos of Mendota Heights mans his post during his first ever shift as a bell-ringer for The Salvation Army Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at t

Anonymous donor drops $4,000 in Twin Cities Salvation Army red kettles

Andrea Jenkins favored to become next Minneapolis City Council president
Two new publications target southwest Minneapolis a year after its newspaper folded
Lawmakers propose renaming 3 Minnesota post offices to honor Guardsmen killed in helicopter crash

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Wild players celebrated Joel Eriksson Ek’s first-period goal while Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen gathered his thoughts in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesd

Wild tops Edmonton for season-high seventh straight win

Gophers captain perseveres in return with support, strength from mom
Reeve to be U.S. women's national coach, in line for 2024 Olympic post
Ciarrocca's new Gophers contract is for two years, $625,000 annually

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Bright Health has its headquarters in Bloomington. The management team includes UnitedHealth Group veterans.

Bright Health raising $750 million, including Cigna investment

Minnesota's Navegate, with roots in serving Control Data, Honeywell, sold for $35M
Alatus' Lexington Station project in St. Paul loses equity partner
In Twin Cities area, options for life insurance are dizzying in scale and price

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo addresses issues concerning police reform in June 2020.

With chief leaving, real reform must return

St. Thomas embarks on bold nursing plan
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Readers Write: Policing in Minneapolis, rental housing, budget forecast


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Zumbrota resident Alan Seaver with a few of the more than 350 typewriters in his collection.

Minnesota's typewriter fans are still clacking after all these years

Lil Nas X, Saweetie couldn't out-party Pitbull in Jingle Ball's return to St. Paul
Minnesota's native pine trees produce beautiful cones for seeds and crafts

Reusse: New Hall of Famer Minoso was Cuban star, American showman

Minnie Minoso will go into the Cooperstown shrine next summer with Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat and Gil Hodges from the Golden Baseball Era.

These five painful decisions by Mike Zimmer led to one brutal loss

Football Across Minnesota: How did the Vikings lose to the winless Lions? Let's count the ways. But while the Vikings were faceplanting on the road, an important game was being played in their home.

Reusse: Oliva's prime a magnificent thing for a young man to watch

It was an April afternoon in 1964, when games on television were rare, that a young Tony Oliva made a lasting impression by showing he wouldn't be intimidated in the batter's box.



Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter announced that Minnesota’s budget and economic forecast shows a projected $7.7 billion surplus.

Minnesota projected to have historic $7.7B budget surplus

Jan. 6 panel threatens contempt vote after Meadows withdraws
Congressional leaders reach deal to hike debt limit
Dole honored with events in DC, his hometown, Kansas capital

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden stand before a wreath and mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a visit

Bidens honor Pearl Harbor's fallen in visit to WWII Memorial

Hawaii recoups from big storm amid lingering flood threats
Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical
Jussie Smollett testifies at his trial: 'There was no hoax'

FILE - President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the ‘Villa la Grange’, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021.

Biden, Putin square off as tension grows on Ukraine border

Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist arrested in France
China says US diplomatic boycott violates Olympic spirit
Australia joins US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

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?

The big bear ambles by slowly in the Voyageurs Wolf Project’s clip.

Trail cam captures 'fat' bear in northern Minnesota — and the imagination of viewers

'Winter is definitely here': Snow wallops North Shore
Forest Service reducing access to BWCA next year in response to crowding
High levels of arsenic found in well water in northeast Minn. township

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Rose McGowan's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein dismissed

Both sides rest in Josh Duggar child pornography trial
Defense rests after Jussie Smollett repeatedly denies 'hoax'
Woman says Maxwell abused her at age 14

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