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Mayor Melvin Carter said St. Paul needs a range of housing to meet its goals for vitality and affordability.
Cash grants to businesses hurt by pandemic, riots give hope to St. Paul neighborhood
Developer says vote will dampen development efforts.
The proposal is more detailed than similar efforts this year in Minneapolis.
Another 900,000 Minnesotans were added to the pool of state residents vying to secure a shot of virus protection, adding to the scramble for appointments.
The Circle Pines man died Feb. 28 at age 69.
Getting a place in line is no guarantee that vaccination is imminent, with thousands risking infection as they wait.
For thousands, many with serious health issues, the search and scramble to line up vaccine contributes to great angst and much frustration.
The move brings Minneapolis establishments in line with state restrictions.
Exodus of longtime doctors sparks anger among some, but not all, patients.
For several years, Mildred Mae Hill was a teacher.But her most cherished accomplishment may have been serving as the thread pulling together several generations of…
Housing advocates fear the project will hasten gentrification.
Thousands of educators expressed excitement and relief as they contemplated a return to the classroom.
By the time she'd met her future husband, June Marie Fiksdal had already transformed her early years working in her family's Rochester, Minn., flower shop…
The Cornerstone Cafe remained open to indoor dining despite a state order prohibiting it.
Monday was the first day for Gov. Tim Walz's dial-back of his holiday shutdown to stem the COVID surge.
The Alibi Drinkery opened to indoor dining in violation of state order aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.
As some businesses across Minnesota continue to defy Gov. Tim Walz's orders to remain closed to in-person dining, a question persists: What, if anything, can the state do?
Minn. plans include immunization push
Despite evidence that a big party is planned, the Winnebago event center's owner says it will be "a religious gathering."
Livestream technology allows families of babies in intensive care to look in on them day or night.
A major winter storm moved across the state, causing a multivehicle pileup on Interstate 94 near Albertville and Monticello. The state opened armories to help those stuck on the road.
They risk fines, brazenly flout ban on indoor dining.
Restaurants in Anoka, Monticello and Albert Lea faced enforcement action by the Minnesota AG on Friday, which found them in violation of Gov. Walz's order prohibiting indoor dining.
The highway connected Minneapolis and St. Paul, but its construction tore a hole through a thriving, historic Black neighborhood.
Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville and Neighbors on the Rum in Princeton violated the Walz order on Wednesday.
One of them, the Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville, is one of more than 100 businesses that have signed on to openly defy the order Gov. Tim Walz issued a month ago to slow the spread of COVID-19 across Minnesota.
Loose-knit group of about 160 businesses committed to reopening early.
City hopes to makes crossing border less appealing to subset of Minnesotans causing trouble after 10 p.m.
Chaplains of all faiths are quietly providing another dimension of support to Minnesota's COVID patients, their families and often medical staff.
Attorney General Keith Ellison says the gym remains open despite a state order to close to prevent COVID-19 spread.
While daily COVID-19 case numbers have leveled off in recent days, the surge may be far from over — especially with Thanksgiving approaching.
Along with the specials came concerns that such last gasp promotions could attract too many thirsty customers and turn into potential virus superspreader events.
Daily case count in state tops 7,200
From Depression-era days as a 12-year-old shoveling coal and stoking the church furnace to, decades later, founding bus companies and banks, Donald Regan diligently earned…
High COVID-19 rates in Martin County cut into sports season, classes, so they made a video.
They now forced to do more than manage lineups and the X's and O's to keep players on the field and the virus at bay.
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.