Kai Soderberg, the owner and operator of Jade Fountain, mixed a nonalcoholic hibiscus ginger inside his new cocktail bar in West Duluth.

New cocktail lounge brings retro feel and frozen drinks to West Duluth

The Jade Fountain opens Friday.
Local

Woman dies in crash in St. Paul involving stolen motorcycle

9:09am
Police were still looking for the motorcycle driver, who ran from the scene.
Local

Minnesota reports 556 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

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Duluth
2 minutes ago
Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services staff prepared mail-in ballot envelopes, including an I Voted sticker.

What happens to your absentee ballot after you mail it?

Minnesota has seen a surge of interest in absentee ballots for the Aug. 11 primary, as more voters opt to vote early or by mail in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19
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Supporters of long term care facilities and of Saint Therese New Hope came out to support Saint Therese workers coming and going during the afternoon

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.
Local
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Ann Bowman, 75, said the Animal Humane Society is pushing her to retire after receiving a complaint about sick horses on her southern Minnesota farm.

Minn. horse breeder fears she's being pushed out because of age

After allegations of mistreatment, the Humane Society questioned whether the 75-year-old rancher should have such a large herd. The investigator "kept telling me I was old," Ann Bowman said. "Over and over and over."
Coronavirus
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The water town in Lake Park, Minn., where funeral services in July in the northwestern Minnesota town led 30 family members to become infected with CO

Minn. family's grief grows after funeral leads to an outbreak of coronavirus

Thirty people were infected after services for a northern Minnesota man in July.
Minneapolis
10:59am
At left, Minneapolis City Council Member Steve Fletcher, shown at a 2018 meeting with Andrea Jenkins and Jeremiah Ellison at City Hall.

With charter plan sunk, Mpls. council members turn to budget to remake policing

City Council could still, not easily, create a community safety department.
Salute to Class of 2020: Senior class like no other
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An honorary commencement tribute to you: A virtual yearbook with hundreds of Minnesota’s outgoing seniors who are graduating amid social distancing. Plus: Celebrity commencement speakers, a word from a valedictorian and a shout-out to our teachers.
National
10:25am
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.

Milwaukee chief demoted over tear-gas use, other concerns

An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd's death.
Duluth
9:28am
Some of the trash left over at a campsite in Voyageurs National Park.

Campers' trash left behind prompts plea from northern Minnesota park

Beer cans, plastic bottles among the garbage being left behind by visitors.
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South Metro
9:22am
Police released a photo of an officer statue that was tagged with graffiti. The image was posted on Facebook and Twitter by police with a profanity ob

Statues at Eagan's Central Park vandalized with anti-police graffiti

Anti-police vandalism occurred as a protest prompted the cancellation of a community listening session.
Duluth
8:13am
FILE—Duluth’s Lake Superior Zoo named marketing director Haley Cope its new CEO on Thursday.

New CEO named at Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth

Haley Cope moves from marketing director to leader.
Minneapolis
7:52am
Black and East African drivers accounted for 78% of police searches that started as stops for moving or equipment violations from June 2019 through Ma

Black drivers make up majority of Minneapolis police searches during routine traffic stops

The data represent one metric in which police treat Black people differently from whites, says a public defender.
National
6:55am

3 DNC workers test positive for COVID-19 after screening

Three workers hired to help set up the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the event's organizers.
Coronavirus
5:19am
As families prepare for the uncertainty of the school year, many are looking to learning pods. Katy and Carlos Armendariz, at back right, are looking

Minnesota parents rushing to set up distance-learning pods

The groups may help some families but also raise questions about educational equity.
South Metro
August 6
Fourth-grade teacher Qorsho Hassan reacted to being named Education Minnesota's 2020 Teacher of the Year during a ceremony at the State Capitol in St.

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan educator picked Minnesota Teacher of Year

Qorsho Hassan, 30, who teaches fourth grade, will represent Minnesota in the national contest.
Coronavirus
August 6
John Magas

Duluth school board approves hybrid plan for fall

The plan is different from the one Superintendent John Magas had presented Tuesday calling for a full-time return at the elementary level.
Minneapolis
August 6
Former Minneapolis police officer J. Alexander Kueng, left, arrived with his attorney Thomas Plunkett for a hearing at the Hennepin County Government

Ex-officer seeks to remove Mike Freeman from Floyd killing case

A lawyer for former officer J. Alexander Kueng said the Hennepin County attorney has demonstrated bias against his client.
South Metro
August 6

Burglary call ends in fatal crash in Dakota County

A passenger was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Coronavirus
August 6
Medical workers prepared for their next COVID-19 tests last week by getting tests ready and shedding used protective gear behind North Memorial Health

Latest virus data alter school planning for 27 Minn. counties

The state Department of Health reported 867 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven deaths. Twenty-seven counties are seeing enough changes in a week to end up in different categories when it comes to their school reopening plans.
Coronavirus
August 6
An electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S.

University of Minnesota turns natural killer cells against COVID-19

Developed into cancer fighting therapies, natural killer cells also have antiviral properties that could work against COVID-19.
Local
August 6
Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm

New Ulm bishop resigns, citing health reasons

The Rev. John LeVoir oversaw the diocese during sexual abuse lawsuits and bankruptcy.
East Metro
August 6
New Brighton police officer Joseph Pyka broke a wrist when attempting to stop a driver who tried to flee.

Felon charged with injuring New Brighton cop who couldn't free himself from fleeing car

The officer broke a wrist during the encounter Monday afternoon.