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The Latest: Melbourne eases lockdown, reopens schools, work

Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, has further eased lockdown restrictions imposed after a surge in coronavirus cases, allowing most children to return to school from next month and sending more than 125,000 people back to work.

Pediatric neurologist Dr. Kenneth Swaiman dies at 88

For decades, Dr. Kenneth Swaiman was the nation’s leading pediatric neurologist.

In 1975, he published the first edition of what eventually became known as Swaiman's Pediatric Neurology, the most widely used textbook of its kind in the world.


Loaves & Fishes, a Minneapolis nonprofit that provides free meals to people in need, is one of the nonprofits that has seen the number of individual d

Minnesota nonprofits worry about 'donor fatigue' during COVID-19 as they kick off year-end fundraising

University of St. Thomas student assaulted by a group in St. Paul
Did German POWs really work on Minnesota farms during World War II?
Trouble signs showed up early in the career of fired Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao

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Twins second baseman Luis Arráez connected with the ball for a double in the first inning.

Twins clinch home field for first round; AL Central title to be decided Sunday

Scoggins: It's a lengthy to-do list for Zimmer, the Vikings' 'Fixer'
Vikings not going according to plan so far this season
They'd be the first: Down 0-2, Lynx need three in a row in best-of-five series

Anita Brands shopped the Target Midway store for a Shipt client.

Running a tighter Shipt: Target-owned delivery service aims for growth

Minnesota solar developers fault Xcel for delays in their projects
Schafer: How Allina, Blue Cross define the 'value-based' trend sweeping health care
As workers wait for more federal aid, Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport's long-term fate rests with Delta

Walter Cronkite on his program, “The Morning Show” in March 1954.

Can democracy survive the internet?

Don't ignore Trump's election threat
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Readers Write: Trump's Civil War comments, Walz and COVID, Catholicism, old buses

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Rising Irish actor Jessie Buckley plays villainous nurse Oraetta Mayflower in the fourth season of “Fargo,” which returns Sunday on FX.

Actor Jessie Buckley makes a stop in 'Fargo' on her way to the top

Famed nature writer Helen Macdonald soars with followup to 'H Is for Hawk'
Denzel Washington's son, John David, is becoming a star in his own right
What's it like to live in downtown Minneapolis now?

Reusse: Whether 'Pretty Boy' or 'The Axe,' Larry Hennig was an original

Before making a name for himself on the pro wrestling circuits, Larry Hennig was a Minnesota state wrestling champion at Robbinsdale High School in 1954. He died this week at age 82.

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elliott Royce was a remarkable retiree

At age 96, Elliott Royce attended trampoline class three times per week. The hobby fit with his retirement routine of falling five times every morning…

Anderson: Webster is master of realistic wildlife art

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.


President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a press briefing at the White House on Sept. 16, 2020. Right: Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential

Poll: Biden keeps lead over Trump in state

Trump picks Barrett for court, calling her 'eminently qualified'
MyPillow's Mike Lindell is Trump's choice vs. Walz in 2022
Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court

An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept.

Car injures 2 protesters during California demonstration

Portland, Oregon, largely peaceful after right-wing rally
1963 church bombing survivor seeks apology, restitution
US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

A woman argues with a police officer during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Sep

Belarus tells UN sanctions would be 'harmful for everyone'

London police, protesters clash at COVID-19 demonstration
Alps surprised by early snowfall, Swiss town sees record
Mexico to pursue soldiers, federal police in abduction probe

Italian prisoners of war harvest onions near Princeton, Minnesota, at the O.J. Odegard farms, September 1943. Italian World War II POWs in Minnesota h

Did German POWs really work on Minnesota farms during World War II?

What was the most destructive tornado in Minnesota history?
Why do Minnesota coyotes howl when trains go by?
Who decides when the I-35W bridge is lit in color, and how is it done?

President Trump addressed a crowd of thousands of supporters at Bemidji Aviation Service on Friday.

Trump to return to Minnesota next week with visit to Duluth

Sold! Twin Cities homebuyers spurring a run on homes in Duluth
Missing Duluth Harbor dredging settlement found, but questions remain on interpretation
College students spur spike in new COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County as deaths also rise

Bollywood actor, Deepika Padukone, center, arrives at the office of narcotics control board, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Bollywood sta

3 Bollywood stars questioned in drug investigation

Billie Lourd introduces newborn son in surprise announcement
Queen Elizabeth II to trim costs as COVID-19 hits income
Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank expecting first child

Revol Greens has raised $68 million in new capital, bringing its total investment to more than $200 million for giant greenhouses in Minnesota, Califo

With $68 million in funds, Minnesota's Revol Greens to expand in Texas

Ethanol waivers become central issue in presidential battle for Minnesota farm votes
Corn, soybean prices rally on Chinese demand, disaster in Iowa
Trump, eyeing farm votes, starts working on ethanol industry's year-old wish list

On the front lines of COVID, Minnesota's first responders leap in despite unknown

On the front lines of COVID, Minnesota's first responders leap in despite unknown

Read 'thank yous' to Minnesota's first responder heroes, written by you
Twin Cities therapists emphasize need to prepare purposeful COVID 'bubbles' before winter
Phone calls help alleviate pandemic isolation for Minnesota's older adults

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

Arizona will provide the state's three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus.


George Burbie, longtime social work leader, dies at 75

He oversaw a team in the employee assistance program at Ceridian Corp., and also worked as a nonprofit consultant, his wife said.


Dudley Riggs, godfather of Twin Cities comedy scene, dies at 88

The founder of the nation's oldest sketch-comedy troupe taught generations of comic talent, including Louie Anderson and Al Franken.


Clarification: Western Wildfires-Special Places story

In a story published September 22, 2020, The Associated Press reported that George Atiyeh, a storied logger-turned-conservationist who was instrumental in saving forest land, died in wildfires in Oregon. Authorities say human remains have been found on his property but they have not been positively identified. Atiyeh is the last person reported as missing from blazes in Marion County, Oregon.


Sir Harold Evans, crusading publisher and author, dies at 92

Sir Harold Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker who brought investigative moxie to the British press, newsmaking dash to the American book business through best-sellers like "Primary Colors" and synergetic buzz to all as author-publisher Tina Brown's husband, has died. He was 92.