California congresswoman Maxine Waters briefly visited a protest Saturday, April 17, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the

As curfew passes, Brooklyn Center protest remains peaceful

Law enforcement made no moves to disperse the dwindling crowd after the 11 p.m. curfew took effect. Earlier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., stopped by.
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Great blue heron rookery halts development near Rochester

April 17
A pair of great blue herons sat among their colony of nests hidden in the forest Thursday, April 15, in Rochester Township.
Bird enthusiasts say Rochester construction endangers heron nests
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At Brooklyn Center food giveaway, kindness and humanity come first

April 17
Rachel Nelson, with Twin Cities Relief, hauled a few boxes of food which would be served to community members at a barbecue outside the Kenyan Communi
"If you're angry and you haven't eaten, you're super-angry," said the organizer.
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Minnesota authorities respond to police-involved shooting

Authorities in Minnesota say they're investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville.
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Video from the Minnesota Department of Transportation showed the man leaping out of a moving white car, then running along the median and into traffic

Burnsville police shoot armed carjacking suspect

Police in Burnsville shot an armed carjacking suspect, who then fled from a moving vehicle and appeared to try to carjack a second vehicle on Hwy. 13 in Burnsville on Sunday afternoon.
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3:30pm
Road Closed, Construction with City Skyline Background

$25M overhaul aims to improve safety in busy Coon Rapids corridor

Foley Boulevard is one of the busiest corridors in Coon Rapids, both for vehicular traffic and trains.As many a 4,000 vehicles a day travel along…
Nation
2:25pm
Officials investigate the scene of a deadly shooting at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, Wis., Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Sheriff: 3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern

Three people were killed and two were seriously wounded in a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday, sheriff's officials said.
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2:05pm

Minnesota 4th in rate of COVID-19 cases in last 2 weeks

Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported 1,847 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus.
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Alma Wahlberg, mother of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, dies at 78

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and a regular on their reality series "Wahlburgers," has died, her sons said on social media Sunday. She was 78.
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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.
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11:30am
A registered nurse filled needles with the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccination to be used at the vaccination site at the Masjid Al Tawba Mosque,

1,847 more COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths in Minnesota

At least 1.6 million Minnesotans have received full vaccinations.
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11:11am

New Orleans brewery canning rice wine, plans expansion

A member of a New Orleans restaurant family is brewing the Japanese rice wine called sake from grain grown at Louisiana State University, the LSU AgCenter says.
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7:23am
Candles at the base of the fist sculpture that is now installed at the place where Daunte Wright was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer.  JEFF

Medcalf: Gawking at Black pain steals our humanity

What's the line between reporting atrocities and feeding fascination with Black trauma?
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April 18

Man dead, woman hospitalized after violent St. Paul domestic dispute

A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized after a violent domestic dispute early Saturday in St. Paul.Officers were called to the 800 block…
Business
April 17
New York-based Peloton Interactive Inc. said in a news release that the warning was “inaccurate and misleading.”

After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured.
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April 17
Protestors gathered in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Friday, April 16, after Sunday’s fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wrigh

Gov. Tim Walz calls assault, detention of journalists covering protests 'unacceptable'

Journalists covering protests in Brooklyn Center last week following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright say they have been assaulted, pepper-sprayed and detained by law enforcement officers despite showing their credentials.
Business
April 17

Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

Charles "Chuck" Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81.
Chauvin Trial
April 17
In this image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin address Hennepin County J

Final arguments in Derek Chauvin trial focus on fateful day

The prosecution, which goes first and gets a brief rebuttal by special prosecutor Jerry Blackwell after the defense, carries the bigger burden and has much more ground to cover.
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April 17
Health care workers, including University of Minnesota psychologist Christine Conelea, center, marched along Humboldt Avenue N. toward the Brooklyn Ce

Doctors decry use of riot control weapons in Brooklyn Center

U study finds "less-lethal" police weapons have sent many to the ER.
Local
April 17
Hajah Konneh, owner of M and B Hair Braiding and Beauty Supply, tidied shelves in her Brooklyn Center store. She is still open, but not many customers

'World is watching' fast changing suburb at heart of unrest

Brooklyn Center has undergone a faster demographic transition than any community in the Twin Cities, according to a study published last week.
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April 17
Senator Patricia Torres with other members of the Senate People of Color and Indigenous spoke at a press conference outside of the Brooklyn Center Pol

Pressure mounts to pass new policing bills after Daunte Wright's death

Governor, legislative leaders face calls to act on additional law enforcement reforms.
Coronavirus
April 17
Use of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is paused.

Minnesota doctors hope for quick return of J&J vaccine

Single-dose product is key for reaching some groups, health officials say, but they fear a stigma might linger.
Local
April 17

Defense expert in Derek Chauvin trial faces Maryland lawsuit

The former chief medical examiner for Maryland who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd is a defendant in a federal lawsuit over the death of a man who died under circumstances similar to Floyd.