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The former Obama health care official takes on coronavirus fight from his Edina home.
Trump's tweet — "Don't be afraid of Covid" — strikes some as reckless and disrespectful, seemingly downplaying the severity of a pandemic that continues to spread.
After seeing Minnesota's COVID-19 case numbers jump following Memorial Day and July 4th, state officials hope to avoid a repeat after this holiday weekend.
Five months into the pandemic, front-line workers wage a wearying fight to safely do their jobs without the refuge of working from home. While others around them have grown COVID-fatigued, they work to stay vigilant.
Vitamin E acetate, often used as a thickening agent in cosmetics, is also added to THC to make it appear more substantial.
More than 924 COVID-19 cases this summer have been tied to two dozen bars and restaurants. The median age in those cases is between 23 and 24.
The governor is expected to make an announcement Thursday.
In 30 years of teaching band and choir at Chisholm High School, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who heard Jerry Snyder raise his voice.…
Developer of 122-acre site announced additional development partners.
What happens in the city's drinking establishments over the next several weeks could have a real impact on the size and scope of an expected second wave of the coronavirus.
Each morning for more than 25 years, a beaming Don Hartzell greeted his students as they poured through the front doors of North Branch Elementary…
6-acre array, nearby plant could generate power for thousands of homes.
A crowd of several hundred gathered in downtown Minneapolis for two back-to-back protests calling for an end to police brutality and racism.
Neighbors and community leaders are discussing ways. Possibilities include a traffic roundabout, a peace garden or perhaps a sculpture.
The buses have started again, with plans to restart light-rail service Thursday, even as curfews have been extended until Friday morning.
And at the area where Floyd was pinned under an officer's knee, flowers and a mural now memorialize him.
Summit Avenue was swarming with thousands of peaceful protesters Monday afternoon as they demanded all four officers involved in the killing of George Floyd be jailed and prosecuted.
Hundreds in downtown Minneapolis ignored the curfew and were met with police lines and tear gas. Earlier, officials warned of continued arson attacks, after several caches of flammable materials were found in neighborhoods.
Freeman attempts to succeed a second time at what has been an exceedingly rare result — convincing a jury to convict an officer of murder.
Changes come as retail and restaurant customers in Minneapolis must start wearing masks Tuesday night.
Problems surfaced almost immediately: Test samples were ruined because they were not stored in coolers, and oral swabs were used instead of nasal ones.
In sticking with the routines they've developed, they say they're doing their part to help medical workers, flatten the curve and reduce the spread.
As of Monday, state health workers had confirmed 194 COVID-19 cases among workers at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing plant — more than double the 83 cases just four days ago.
Increased testing among local processing plant workers has established the central Minnesota community as a COVID-19 hot zone.
For many, the weeks in quarantine have instilled a sense of concern — or fear — that won't be easy to shed.
It was David Goulette’s rich bass singing voice that first caught Carol Carver’s ear at a choir audition decades ago. It was his almost-heavenly organ…
Dentists, hygienists and dental students continue braving the dangers of COVID-19 to volunteer at St. Paul's Hope Dental Clinic.
At first glance, the numbers in Minnesota's cases don't appear out of proportion. But officials say the actual numbers of victims in the state's minority communities are likely higher.
Her son is convinced that Vera Mueller's faith pulled her through.
Shutdown has Frogtown leaders concerned beyond 2020
By the time Harvey left in 2006, the schools had a flourishing reputation as an urban district on the rise.
With the state's schools closed, districts and other organizations are finding ways to deliver meals to children in need.
As a woman walked past Grand Avenue's Wedding Shoppe a couple of days ago, she saw something that alarmed her: a large group of people…
Canceled commencement ceremonies and other events are among the memories lost in the last semester before graduation.
In a span of days, state, civic and business leaders have locked down public places on a scale not seen here in more than a century.
Just as parents scramble to find ways to adjust their lives during the school closures, St. Paul and Minneapolis educators have their own challenge: finding ways to teach nearly 70,000 students from a distance.
Proposed apartments seen as moving the area toward gentrification
Scott moves to the second-largest public housing authority in the country, serving more than 63,000 families with an operating budget of $1 billion.
Families are worried about effects of the Comprehensive District Design (CDD) plan, which is scheduled for a vote in April.
The weekly class not only is creating a new generation of bridge players but is helping them forge new friendships.
Network of smart homes helps police crack cases but raises privacy issues.
Powerhouse Sarah Reasoner has been tapped to recruit more women to careers as firefighters.
The team had asked for variances to the city's ordinance that limits the number of signs posted on the outside of the arena and the height and elevation of any banners.
Small talk was a rarity for Vernon Pierre Faillettaz, professor emeritus of religion at St. Olaf College. A big complex world and its kaleidoscope of…
Storied local boxer Mike Evgen has finally found a spot for his passion, helping mentor kids on St. Paul's East Side.
Sarah Reasoner will test her muscles against an otherwise all-male field.
Homeowners who have 1-inch meters can expect to receive checks ranging from $120 to $320.
St. Paul helped fund the work at the historic theaters.
Wild's plan for Xcel banner called "commercial litter."
The 22-acre site along Mississippi River was used by Ford as a dump site for generations.
After Mayor Melvin Carter proposed plan to start a college savings plan for St. Paul newborns, Rep. Kaohly Vang Her wrote a bill to help pay for it.
A woman who was found shot in a north Minneapolis alley Tuesday night died at North Memorial Hospital, police said. The woman, who has not…
Rock Star Book Club was started eight years ago by volunteers to create community for a dozen or so adult residents with autism spectrum disorder.
Developer also announces partner and sets spring start for the 122-acre St. Paul project.
Two buildings to be constructed along St. Paul's Green Line will contain 279 units.
Clearing St. Paul's car-filled streets during snow emergencies is a lot harder than simply towing more cars, officials say.
Perception that St. Paul has a crime problem is eroding confidence and stalling momentum for city businesses, she said.
Several immigrant-owned shops are back in business after St. Paul mall is repaired
A growing business wants to turn a former ash dump into a truck parking area, to neighbors' objections.
Some chilly morning this coming spring, not long after the last of the Mississippi River ice has receded, the waters off St. Paul's Raspberry Island…
New neighborhood to cater to transit users, cyclists, pedestrians.
The project will feature the state's largest urban solar array and hundreds of units of affordable housing, and could be worth $1 billion when fully developed, officials said.
Union Gospel Mission, its owner, to shift resources to serving homeless, addicted.
After a year of bitter debate, the victors say it's time to turn their attention to more important issues — affordable housing, public safety and climate change.
St. Paul residents will Yes or No Tuesday on whether a city ordinance that established the year-old system of organized trash collection will continue.
Restaurant's owner blames closure on $15 minimum wage, sick time requirements
Trash collection debate touches on visions for city's future, residents' anger at officials.
Both sides hone their arguments in the week before Election Day.
The candidates are split on what has become the most contentious issue of the election: whether to jettison the city's year-old program for trash collection.
His career could have been created by a true-crime novelist. In fact, his 1964 gunfight with a suspected rapist was detailed in Master Detective magazine.
That work can involve something other than 911 calls, like dealing with abandoned bikes, reserve says.
Todd Axtell described the killings as "one of the most violent nights I have witnessed in my career."
Environmental Initiative, a nonprofit, to cover 25% of the cost to update aging equipment.
Some say the bumpy rollout means it's time for a change at City Hall.
The St. Paul City Council will vote next week on design standards for how the public moves through the space.