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With the governor's office, both U.S. senators and all eight U.S. House seats on the ballot in November, Minnesota is shaping up to be Ground Zero in a this year's high-stakes midterm elections.
It's clear the Great Minnesota Get-Together is very popular, but how does it stack up against previous record-setting years?
All signs point to high voter interest and turnout this year. Here's what you need to know going into the primary elections.
Minneapolis police officers Ryan Kelly and Justin Schmidt fatally shot Thurman Blevins, 31, during a foot chase after responding to a 911 call reporting a man firing a handgun into the air and ground on a north Minneapolis street on June 23, 2018. The Minneapolis Police Department on Sunday released footage from both officers' body cameras, as well as a version of the two videos that was enhanced, stabilized and analyzed by a California forensic video firm. Here is a breakdown of key moments in those videos. It is not a complete transcript. This article contains graphic content.
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During the address, Kavanaugh argued sitting presidents should be immune from investigations and prosecution.
The Aug. 14 DFL and Republican primary elections are fast approaching, but you don’t have to wait until then to cast your ballot. Early primary…
Campaign used police shootings of Castile, Clark to deepen Minnesota's racial divide.
The Minnesota House and Senate, both controlled by Republicans, have each passed bills to lower taxes for most Minnesotans and bring the state’s tax…
Why are Minnesotans averse to standing for even the most booty-shaking concerts?
Here are some questions and answers about the charges and what comes next in the case of the police officer charged in the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.
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Because any conversation about what the laws should be must begin with what's already on the books, here is a Q&A-style overview of Minnesota's gun laws.
Whether you're driving, taking public transit or walking, here's what visitors and locals alike need to know to successfully navigate downtown Minneapolis and the surrounding area between now and game day.
The guys behind this popular sports site are taste-testing Twin Cities pizza spots and posting them on YouTube.
With 65 verified Vikings bars in 25 states, connecting with fellow fans may be easier than you think.
Numerous Democratic senators and other political figures on Wednesday called for the resignation of Sen. Al Franken after another woman accused him of sexual misconduct.
A man living in Crystal in 1965 was repeatedly named as an FBI informant in the trove of documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released by the National Archives on Thursday.
Here are some of the most interesting and insightful reader comments from our series about Minnesota's failure to discipline cops found guilty of serious offenses ranging from DUI to assault.
On the evening of July 6, 2016, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stopped a white Oldsmobile driven by Philando Castile in Falcon Heights. Also in the car were Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her young daughter. Just one minute later, Yanez fired seven shots into the vehicle, fatally wounding Castile. This is a breakdown of key events shown in the police dashcam video. This article contains graphic content and language.
Former refugees currently living in the Twin Cities share their thoughts on President Trump's controversial executive order.
The verdict was unanimous: Minnesotans love this early, extended taste of spring in the middle of winter.
How quickly USA Today forgot about "Prairie Home Companion" host's roots.
The "Tonight Show" show host saved his best Prince story for last, and it's a doozy.
Chevrolet, a company that is forever linked to the Minnesota legend's music, offered a special tribute in the Star Tribune and the New York Times this morning.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released video of a nest in an undisclosed park in the Twin Cities.
On the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear attack in history, we examine what it would be like if it happened here.
A Twin Cities dentist is at the center of a major international story.
The Eden Prairie dentist said in a statement Tuesday that he believed he was acting legally when he killed a lion in Zimbabwe on July 1.
Everyone is talking about pot these days, thanks to new laws in a handful of states and a shift in public opinion in favor of legalizing the drug. The U.S. Justice Department has announced policy changes to relax enforcement in states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana and to assure banks that they will not be punished for offering financial services to legitimate marijuana-related businesses. Earlier this year, a bill was introduced in Congress to end the federal prohibition. Despite these changes nationally and Minnesota's reputation as a liberal state, Minnesotans have been slower to embrace cannabis -- even while enrollment in the state's new medical marijuana program opens in July. In these slides, we use data to explore the relationship between the people, the state and the leafy green plant.
St. Paul police officers have used deadly force against 14 men since 2004. Here's a look at what happened in each of these incidents. Here's more about St. Paul officers' use of deadly force.
The Twin Cities area is Minnesota's economic engine, and much of the state tax revenue they generate flows outward.
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