Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott took quick action after Daunte Wright was shot and killed.

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott faces biggest test yet

A Liberian immigrant who moved to Minnesota at age 11, Elliott has used his pulpit to speak in support of racial equity reforms on several fronts.

Woman killed in four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 62

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Minneapolis chief: Cities, agencies make own calls on tear gas, crowd control

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Chief Medaria Arradondo said agencies will be "working in concert with each other."
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Pedestrian struck, killed on I-94 in downtown St. Paul

The victim had been in a crash moments before he was hit.
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People protested Wednesday near the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.

Clashes in Brooklyn Center open rift over law enforcement tactics

Mayor has been critical of Sheriff Office's response to protests.
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A Canal Park Brewery offering is pictured along the shores of Lake Superior.

What to drink this week at Twin Ports breweries

We are launching a weekly feature to tell you about what's new at the many breweries and cideries in the Twin Ports.
A house is listed for sale on Ninth Avenue South in St. Cloud.

Central Minnesota home prices up 20% from a year ago

A 'stubbornly persistent shortage of homes' is prompting buyers to pay more for properties statewide.
M Health Fairview nurse Nicole Parr extracted a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recently.

Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.
Curious Minnesota
Farmers in Mapleton, Minn. harvest hemp for the first time in 1943.

Was Minnesota once host to U.S. government-sponsored hemp farms?

Hemp farming in Minnesota has taken off since 2016, but what about in the past?
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Green Bay teacher charged with sexually assaulting students

A Green Bay elementary school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting three of his second grade students.
Minnesota summer camps making comeback in 2021 after year of closures

Minnesota summer camps making comeback in 2021 after year of closures

Camps are rebounding for a full season of operation — albeit with masks, social distancing, pods and other safety measures in place.
This file photo from December 2020, shows Lisa Monet Zarza at Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville. AARON LAVINSKY •

Owner of Alibi Drinkery denied liquor license for Northfield bar, restaurant

Alibi at Froggy Bottoms remains open without serving alcohol.
Someone vandalized Xavier Tavera’s billboard message. Photo via @38thandchicagogfs Instagram.

Vandals erase message of nonviolence on billboard at George Floyd Square

Artist Xavier Tavera's billboard, which went up days ago, now appears to support violent protest.
People protested Thursday near the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.

Noor case raises questions about charge for ex-Brooklyn Center cop

Question of intent is key in debate over murder vs. manslaughter
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Breaking down the video: What happened during Daunte Wright's fatal stop

Breaking down the video: What happened during Daunte Wright's fatal stop

A Black man was killed by police in Brooklyn Center. The chief said the officer may have gotten her gun and Taser confused.
Messages were projected onto the barrier separating demonstrators from law enforcement outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Thursday night.

Despite curfew, fifth night of Brooklyn Center protest ends with no dispersal

Late Thursday, only a few people remained from a earlier crowd of about 1,000 that had gathered outside police headquarters for a fifth night of protests over the killing of Daunte Wright.
Kimberly A. Potter in a booking photo Wednesday at the Hennepin County jail.

Ex-officer Potter makes first court appearance in Wright's killing

The former Brooklyn Center police officer will return to court in May on a charge of second-degree manslaughter.
Chauvin Trial
Derek Chauvin said, “I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege” to not risk making self-incriminating statements. He is charged with killing Geor

Chauvin defense rests its case without his testimony

Former officer Derek Chauvin invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination.
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Pandemic has contributed to rise in alcohol-related deaths, Minnesota health officials say

992 Minnesotans died in 2020 because of drinking.
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California Legislature OKs bill to help displaced workers

Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting more businesses reopen as coronavirus cases decline, the California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill requiring some hotels, stadiums other hospitality companies to offer laid-off workers their jobs back.
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Authorities ID 2 people found shot to death over weekend near 2-vehicle crash at south Minneapolis intersection

Authorities have identified the two people who were found shot to death over the weekend near a two-vehicle crash at a south Minneapolis intersection.Jaden M.…
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Regulators rebuke PG&E for neglect in reducing wildfire risk

California regulators are stepping up their oversight of Pacific Gas & Electric after finding that the nation's largest utility has neglected the maintenance of an electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California and forced periodic blackouts affecting millions of people.
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Mike Babcock, 38, of St. Paul, spoke to nurse Matt Brenner after receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine last month  at the Minneapol

Minnesota vaccine supply shifting as some providers run out of demand

First report of six breakthrough COVID-19 deaths in fully vaccinated individuals in Minnesota underscores need for broad immunization strategy.