MPD has more to spend than before George Floyd's murder

The Minneapolis Police Department has 260 fewer officers than it had at the beginning of 2020 and $3 million more in its budget. Hiring is the challenge now, officials say.
Staffing shortages are continuing into the summer at Twin Cities schools, prompting some districts to recruit more aggressively and offer higher pay.
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Twin Cities teacher shortage pushes some summer classes online

Jenni Loebel offered fresh strawberries to her kids Brynn, 4, and JJ, 2 at the Lakeville Farmer’s Market, Market Plaza.
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Jenni Loebel offered fresh strawberries to her kids Brynn, 4, and JJ, 2 at the Lakeville Farmer’s Market, Market Plaza.

Inflation and abortion rights are top of mind as midterms near

The fight for the Second Congressional District in the Twin Cities suburbs — Minnesota's last pure battleground — offers a microcosm of the congressional races playing out across the country.
Some people are more attractive to mosquitoes because of the amounts of carbon dioxide they emit or the natural scents they carry.
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Yuen: The truth about mosquitoes — and what you may be doing wrong

Minnesota Twins defensive replacement at third base Jose Miranda (64) has water dumped on him by center fielder Nick Gordon (1) and first baseman Luis
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Twins rally for two runs in ninth inning for second day in a row to sink Orioles

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren pleaded for stability a year ago, but this past week he decided to cause an earthquake to college sports’ foundati
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Scoggins: Big Ten bursting coast-to-coast ends 'Power Five' era

The author’s granddaughters check into a covered wagon available for an overnight stay at the Ingalls Homestead in De Smet, S.D.
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On the Laura Ingalls homestead in South Dakota, a modern family survives the night in a covered wagon

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There are dozens of fireworks shows around the Twin Cities and beyond. Take your pick.

Where to see fireworks in the Twin Cities area on long July 4th weekend

Starting Saturday, there are dozens of displays you may see.
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