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Leaders failed to 'meet moment' on equity, Minn. activists say

Converting momentum into tangible policies and spending often proved difficult in the nation's only divided Legislature, where lawmakers disagree on how best to tackle disparities and just the word "equity" can spark disputes.


'We need help': Drought hits state's Hmong farmers hard

Hmong farmers, who form the backbone of Twin Cities' farmers markets, suffer disproportionately from disturbances like droughts. Here's why — and what they're doing about it.


Ramsey County deputies union reacts to potential COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Union president thinks a vaccine mandate could impede recruiting and lead current deputies to quit or retire.


Officials from both parties call Mpls. DFL chair's comments inflammatory

Devin Hogan called the Third Precinct arson a "revolutionary moment."


Gun rights group sues to let State Fair visitors be armed

Suit says the fair lacks the legal authority to enforce such a ban.


Fired St. Paul officer who shot, wounded man won't be charged

Attorney general's investigation found the officer had good reason to believe he and others were endangered.


Bartmann Group of restaurants to pay overdue wages, OT pay after Minnesota AG investigation

The restaurant group owed more than $230,000 in unpaid wages.


Air quality alert extended through Wednesday for northern Minnesota as wildfire smoke lingers

The alert for the southern half of the state expired Tuesday afternoon.


Moratorium on utility disconnections ends Monday, as past-due bills accumulate

For Xcel, the average past-due amount in June was more than $500. The utility, along with others in the state, is trying to connect customers with assistance.


One dead, one in custody after Burnsville shooting

The shooting occurred near Aldrich Avenue and Burnsville Parkway around 6:35 p.m. Friday, according to police.