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Ryan Faircloth

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Kade King played with his new pet hamster, Kole, for the first time outside of its cage since getting it the day before. He and his mom, Kelly, were i

Minnesota parents fight schools to allow children access to CBD

CBD is not an option for sick children in most Minnesota schools, which ban it and medical cannabis on their grounds.
From left, friends Andrew Schafer, Scott Weinand, Phillip Fisher (with his hands on his head), and Abe Harder watched as the Seattle Surge played the

E-sports extravaganza lures fans from around the globe to Minneapolis' Armory

The largest professional video game competition the Twin Cities has ever hosted kicked off Friday, drawing spectators from across the country and a slate of…
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar kicked off her re-election campaign at Aria in Minneapolis by meeting with supporters including Terri Thao

Rep. Ilhan Omar launches re-election campaign

Her campaign slogan — "Send her back to Congress!" — is a riff on a Trump insult.
In this Jan. 6, 2020, photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping stands during a welcome ceremony for Kiribati's President Taneti Maamau at the Great Hall of

Report: U student sentenced to prison in China for tweets made in U.S.

Luo Daiqing, 20, is a liberal arts major at the University of Minnesota.
Hope Hoffman, a former policy associate in the administration of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, has filed a complaint through the Department of Human R

Ex-St. Paul employee alleges discrimination, files complaint against mayor's office

Former policy aide to Mayor Melvin Carter says her bosses didn't accommodate her disability.
The special election primary Tuesday will likely determine who wins the seat held for 15 years by Rep. Diane Loeffler, who died in November.

Activist Sydney Jordan wins DFL primary election for northeast Minneapolis House seat

Jordan led 10 other candidates with nearly 29% of votes.

Snowmobiler from Chaska dies after being hit by truck in northern Minnesota

The snowmobiler was attempting to cross Hwy. 169 when he collided with a southbound truck, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The original El Burrito Mercado in St. Paul.

Employees, customers 'traumatized' after robbery at St. Paul's El Burrito Mercado

Two masked gunmen took money from the store's cash registers as well as wallets and cellphones from diners, police said.
A 1987 photo of the Rev. J. Thomas Finucan, once director of education for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as well as Viterbo University p

La Crosse clergy accused of abuse include former Twin Cities priest who was Viterbo U president

John Thomas Finucan served as director of education for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis from 1986 to 1989.
A sign indicates a store that accepts the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP, the official name of the food stamp program.

Ellison joins lawsuit against federal rule that would tighten SNAP requirements

Ellison joined a group of 15 attorneys general and the city of New York in filing a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture rule.
Tegan P. Johnson

Hastings boy who died after Welch Village skiing accident remembered

Tegan P. Johnson "loved life and simply lived it to the fullest," his obituary said.
Young cannabis plants in an Otsego greenhouses being raised for use in the state's medical marijuana program.

Minnesota should step up oversight of medical cannabis program, state watchdog says

Sloppy record-keeping among the issues cited; officials say some fixes are already in the works.
Former state Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River

Sherburne County sheriff's sergeant wins primary for Minnesota House seat

Paul Novotny is seen as the favorite to replace Nick Zerwas, a four-term Republican who resigned from his seat last month.

Hastings boy dies after weekend skiing accident

Tegan P. Johnson, 12, was in seventh grade.
Matthew Witt

Maple Grove man pleads guilty to murdering mother, brutally assaulting father

Matthew Witt, 42, will be sentenced on Feb. 27, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.
A screengrab from an officer's bodycam video shows Duluth police officer Adam Huot dragging a man by his handcuffs.

Duluth police officer who dragged handcuffed man through skywalk is back at work

Union fought for reinstatement before arbitrator, courts.
An industrial hemp field is in bloom in August 2016 at the John Strohfus farm in Dakota County.

New federal rules could put booming Minn. hemp industry 'in jeopardy,' ag officials warn

Minnesota ag officials call the USDA's interim standards "unworkable" for growers.
Maple Grove fire crews found heavy flames when they arrived on the 6700 block of N. Zinnia Lane and could not enter the home until they had fought the

Crews responding to Maple Grove house fire find woman dead inside

Crews found heavy flames when they arrived on the scene and could not enter the home, officials said.
In October, Ginny Yingling, left, of the Minnesota Department of Health, talked about PFAS with Sharon and Bruce Perkins in Woodbury.

Woodbury takes emergency action to address water wells polluted by 3M chemicals

The roughly $5 million project will be paid for by 3M and state agencies.
Gov. Tim Walz addressed attendees of Tuesday night's solidarity event against anti-Semitism at Temple Israel.

Interfaith rally in Mpls. condemns recent anti-Semitic assaults

1,400 people packed into Temple Israel to hear Gov. Walz, faith leaders speak.
A pedestrian was hit by a Green Line train in St. Paul near University Avenue and Arundel Street on Friday night.

Pedestrian hit by Green Line train in St. Paul

The pedestrian appeared to be conscious when taken to the hospital, a Metro Transit spokesman said.
Melissa and Ben Mase with twins George and Remi.

Minnesota couple welcome twins born in two decades

Melissa Mase delivered a boy 15 minutes before 2020 -- and a girl just a minute into it.

Minneapolis police arrest 2 in connection with fatal St. Cloud stabbing

The three suspects, all from St. Cloud, are now being held in the Stearns County jail.
Ice-covered roads causing multiple crashes, including on this stretch of Hwy. 169 south of Hwy. 55 early Saturday in Plymouth.

Icy, slippery morning full of crashes gives way to rain across Twin Cities

Freezing rain led to hundreds of crashes across Minnesota, two of them fatal. Bus service in the Twin Cities area was suspended for several hours, and travel wasn't advised throughout the morning. To the north, snow was the story.
Medical marijuana growers have yet to make much profit.

Minnesota medical pot growers seek OK for smokable cannabis in 2020

They tout the benefits of plummeting prices, soaring enrollment and prospering patients. But the proposal is likely to face pushback.
Alex and Curt Boesl. The son and father both died as the result of inhaling toxic silo fumes.

Minn. boy who had inhaled silo fumes dies at Minneapolis hospital

The 11-year-old's father and uncle also were killed by the toxic gas at the family farm.
The entrance to Mall of America's new wing.

Police called to escort 50 rowdy juveniles from Mall of America

The group had been asked to leave but refused until police arrived.
A man was critically hurt Thursday in a shooting on the 200 block of State Street in St. Paul.

Man found fatally shot near downtown airport is St. Paul's 30th homicide victim

A car crash that injured a woman may have had a link to the shooting.
Ralphie (Peter Billingsley), left, Schwartz (R.D.Robb), right, and friends cringe after Flick (Scott Schwartz) takes a dare to put his tongue on a fre

'You can't make this stuff up': Six Roseville elementary students stick tongues to icy poles

The remedy for such irresistible juvenile experimentation? Simple warm water.
A woman was robbed and dragged in a robbery Sunday after she had finished shopping.

Thieves caught on video robbing woman in St. Paul, dragging her with car

The brazen theft occurred outside Hmong Village. The victim was dragged for nearly 75 yards.
The shooting scene on N. Russell Avenue near N. 16th Avenue in Minneapolis on Thursday night.

Man dies after he's shot, crashes car in north Minneapolis

Suspects are in custody after the victim was shot and then crashed his car.
Bullet holes marked the front of the house on N. Thomas Avenue in Minneapolis, the scene of an officer-involved shooting Sunday that killed a man.

BCA: Man killed during confrontation with Mpls. police fired first

Chiasher Fong Vue, 52, died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Chiasher Fong Vue, center, surrounded by his family.

Family questions why police fired so many shots, killing North Side man

Family and friends tearfully remembered the life of Chiasher Fong Vue during a candlelight vigil outside his home Tuesday night.
Teen hit and killed by Northstar train is identified as 13-year-old from Coon Rapids

Teen hit and killed by Northstar train is identified as 13-year-old from Coon Rapids

The crash happened near the intersection of NW. Northdale Boulevard and 119th Avenue around 6:45 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
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Minnesota sets state income tax brackets for 2020

Individual income tax brackets will change by 1.66% from tax year 2019, state revenue officials said.
Rachel Croson

U regents OK controversial $500K contract for new provost

Before the 8-4 vote, a proposed amendment to have provost candidate Rachel Croson's salary renegotiated was rejected.
Tami Ross shopped for wine at the Lakeville Municipal Liquor Store in 2013. With $15.28 million in sales, Lakeville topped the list of the 190 Minneso

Auditor: Minn. municipal liquor stores post record sales for 23rd straight year

The increased sales came despite a drop in the number of outlets.
Constellation Brands, which makes Corona in the U.S., is one of two major beer producers that recently bowed out of the 3.2 market.

Minnesota's 3.2% beer supply shrinks as major companies halt production

Changes leave very few options in grocery stores.
Democrat Stacey Abrams talked about voter suppression with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon during a panel discussion on voting rights Saturda

Democrat Stacey Abrams to Minnesotans: Watch out for voter suppression in 2020

The former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate spoke at the University of Minnesota.
Suspected drunken driver hits, kills pedestrian in Blaine

Suspected drunken driver hits, kills pedestrian in Blaine

Officers responded to the area of NE. Naples Street and NE. Lake Drive around 6 a.m. and found the woman unresponsive.
Activist Al Flowers spoke at Thursday night’s listening session in south Minneapolis.

Top Minnesota public safety officials hear from citizens on deadly police encounters

Keith Ellison and John Harrington listened to emotional testimony from those who've lost loved ones.