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Chauvin trial puts focus on gaps in 911 system revealed during riots

Report cites congestion, confusion in dispatching calls during riots after George Floyd's death.
After being almost tasered by a state trooper during a traffic stop, Sylvia Harris won a settlement.
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In Minnesota, racial discrimination cases often hit dead end

Wally Emery, left, who serves meals at Oak Meadows Senior Home in Oakdale, gave resident Donna Chapp a welcome hug.
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Wally Emery, left, who serves meals at Oak Meadows Senior Home in Oakdale, gave resident Donna Chapp a welcome hug.

COVID-19 vaccines bring joy back to Minn. senior homes

A dramatic plunge in new coronavirus cases, combined with an aggressive rollout of vaccines, has injected new life into senior communities.
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On the basketball court, Will Tschetter, a Michigan-bound senior, is averaging 33 points a game for Stewartville.  He’s also an A student and in t
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Chores first, basketball second: Top recruit Will Tschetter puts in the work

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Making ourselves worthy of our vaccine

We are a species with the ability to significantly sway the systems of our planet, and we can choose how to use that power.