A step closer to normal as U.S. eases travel restrictions

Minnesota colleges and businesses from the Mayo to the Mall of America see a silver lining as the U.S. eased one more barrier to international travel on Monday.
Elias Baker, left, Allisa Song and Mackenzie Andrews of Nanodropper.
Business

Rochester startup Nanodropper wins MN Cup top prize

Nurse Sherry Donnahoo filled needles with the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the Masjid Al Tawba Mosque in April.
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Nurse Sherry Donnahoo filled needles with the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the Masjid Al Tawba Mosque in April.

Poll: Minnesotans divided on COVID-19 pandemic response

Opposition to mask and vaccine mandates largely falls along political and geographic lines and comes despite 80% of the 800 registered voters in the poll saying they've received at least first doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Safety Harrison Smith, one of the highest paid players on the Vikings.
Sports

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Football Across Minnesota: Resilience comes in many forms as losing and winning streaks come to an end in high school football. Another remarkable streak this fall: lives being saved on the sidelines.
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Revitalized rail-to-trail segment opens in Duluth

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Fall road trip: Take a mini-vacation to one of these Midwest destinations