More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it's not clear if the new variant is more alarming than other versions of the virus.
Workers at Metro Transit are upset that rust mitigation of light-rail trains may be outsourced to Louisiana.
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Union unhappy that Twin Cities light-rail cars may go to Louisiana for maintenance

St. Paul school board member Chauntyll Allen said her activism began at a young age. “I was always gathering voices and leveraging political power,�
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St. Paul school board member Chauntyll Allen said her activism began at a young age. “I was always gathering voices and leveraging political power,” she says.

Black women carry burden of local social justice activism

At City Hall, on school boards and in policing reform work, Black women are doing the often unheralded heavy-lifting to fix systems of inequality in Minnesota.
Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson reacts after Kirk Cousins missed him a two-point conversion in the third quarter.
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Vikings lament missed opportunities in a 34-26 loss to the 49ers

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Buxton, Twins agree on new $100 million contract loaded with bonus potential

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