Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to travel to space, addressed the audience during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday “Wom

In St. Paul, astronaut Mae Jemison recalls MLK's 'revolutionary' words

Local MLK events included breakfast with CNN's Don Lemon and an Ordway celebration of women of color in science.
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Minnesota sees dramatic drop in refugee arrivals

January 21
Assistant foreman Myint Soe, a Karen refugee, ties trees together in the Bailey Nurseries warehouse.
Minnesota took in just 663 refugees last year, the lowest number in more than a decade for a state with a history of accepting several thousand people annually.
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Security lines at MSP are among the longest in the country

January 21
TSA employees are working without pay at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
As the federal government shutdown drags on, so do the security lines at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
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Don Lemon, host of “CNN Tonight” dresses in his office at the Time Warner Building in New York, June 20, 2017. Lemon is under the bright CNN light

CNN's Don Lemon delivers message of 'be yourself' at MLK Jr. celebration

Breakfast at the Armory kicked off the local remembrance of the great civil rights pioneer.
Local
January 21
This month has been tough sledding for snow-loving recreational enthusiasts.

Twin Cities brace for snow, bitter cold

The metro area's barren landscape could get 2 to 5 inches, and temps are going to plummet.
Local
January 21

Former Richfield Mayor Loren Law advised cities, school districts and companies across Minnesota

Tom Hedges was working as St. Peter’s city administrator when Loren Law showed up at the 27-year-old’s doorstep in 1976 with a pitch: Would he…
Local
January 21
Stu Lourey and Michelle Lee are facing off in Tuesday's special election to determine the DFL candidate to compete for the seat vacated by Sen. Tony L

DFL candidates run for state Senate seat in special election

Primary winner will face GOP Rep. Jason Rarick in the Feb. 5 general election.
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January 21
Jason Kraus heated a length of steel cable to 2,200 degrees to begin the process of turning it into a knife blade. “I could do this for three lifeti

His wife thought he was kidding. But now this Mound man makes a living as a bladesmith

Jason Kraus has competed in TV shows and runs a business in Carver.
Local
January 21
Duluth Public Schools has agreed to pay $55,000 to a former school board member who sued the district over its handling of his public records requests

Duluth Public Schools pay ex-board member $55K over records dispute

A former school board member filed suit over his public records request.
Minneapolis
January 21
Fire damaged a postal station in downtown Minneapolis in April 2018.

Retail and P.O. box services back this week after fire at Loring post office

Officials say the cause of the fire was not suspicious.
Local
January 21
Gov. Tim Walz appears at a news conference in St. Paul in December.

Walz faces troubled IT agency, only one still lacking a leader

State's system has been plagued by high-profile failures, and an IT leader is difficult to find.
Local
January 21

Two injured after police chase in north, northeast Mpls., according to scanner

Police ended their chase in north Mpls., but the vehicle then struck a minivan.
Local
January 21
Young cannabis plants in the Otsego greenhouses.

Minn. legislators begin pushing marijuana legalization measures

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz is the first Minnesota governor to publicly indicate support for legalizing recreational marijuana, giving activists fresh hope the state might pass the measure this year. But Minnesota opponents are lining up against legalization.
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Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
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January 21
This rendering provided by the Minnesota State Fair shows what the construction project on the north end of the fair will look like when completed for

State Fair OKs ticket price hike for 2019, $20M in improvements

After a record-setting year for attendance, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is set to grow even bigger. And so are its admission prices.
Local
January 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day events will be celebrated throughout the Twin Cities.

MLK Day events in the Twin Cities

Brooklyn Park and Maplewood: Second Harvest Heartland and Bremer Bank will host “Bring Your Child to Serve Day” to pack, sort and label food for…
East Metro
January 21
“Not in Our Neighborhood” director Eric Wood gave directions to actors during Thursday night’s rehearsal.

St. Paul play illuminates an ugly stage in city's history

First, the white St. Paul residents tried to talk William T. Francis out of moving to their neighborhood. When he refused to comply, the whites…
Minneapolis
January 21
A close-up photo of police lights by night.

Man shot dead in Minneapolis alley; 2 suspects flee on foot

Police seek leads in north Mpls. killing Saturday.
Local
January 21
Vivian Jeseritz

Woman, 94, dies in western Minnesota apartment fire

An automated smoke alarm brought emergency personnel to the scene.
Minneapolis
January 21

Man fatally shot in north Minneapolis alley identified

Police have made no arrests in the death of Donzel Bell
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
East Metro
January 21
Rep. Betty McCollum checked her phone at the Fitzgerald Theater before the start of swearing in ceremonies for Governor Tim Walz and other constitutio

Well-connected Rep. McCollum quietly accumulates D.C. power

The 12 women and men who chair House Appropriations subcommittees — they're called "Cardinals" around Capitol Hill — have long been seen as among the most powerful members of Congress. Rep. Betty McCollum, whose district encompasses Ramsey County, is now one of them.
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January 20
A close-up photo of police lights by night.

Man killed by police in St. Louis Park identified

Police had been called to a domestic dispute.
Local
January 20
Charlie Barnett

Unlicensed driver who killed 2 near St. Cloud gets 4¾ years in prison

Charlie Barnett was driving wrong way, had a history of "huffing."
Local
January 20
Marchers carried a banner at an event during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in 2018.

What's open, closed on MLK Day holiday

What’s open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Post offices: Closed. No regular mail service. Banks: All Bremer Bank branches will be closed. TCF traditional…