Students from Minneapolis schools gathered outside U.S. Bank Stadium on Monday afternoon as part of a statewide student walkout to protest against rac

Students walk out of class to protest racial injustice

The demonstrations came in response to the police shooting of Daunte Wright and concerns about racism in schools.

COVID-19 ICU numbers near 2021 highs in Minnesota

Nurse Winnie Nyabuto vaccinated a patient with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Minnetonka Medical Center in February.
Vaccination progress continues — with 52% of eligible Minnesotans and 85% of senior citizens at least receiving a first dose.

Two dead, one injured in fiery crash in Lowry Hill Tunnel

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Two dead, one injured in fiery crash in Lowry Hill Tunnel
A third victim is in the hospital with life threatening injuries; the freeway has reopened.
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Federal judge halts enforcement of St. Paul tenant protections

In response to a lawsuit filed by landlords, the judge said the new policy is likely unconstitutional.
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Derek Chauvin's murder trial entered the jury deliberation phase Monday.

Jurors about to start second day of deliberating in Derek Chauvin murder trial

Jurors began weighing the evidence Monday after hearing from 44 witnesses over 14 days of testimony.

EXPLAINER: How will jury deliberations work in Chauvin case?

After more than two weeks of witness testimony and hours of attorney arguments, the fate of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is now in the hands of a jury that will decide if he is responsible for George Floyd 's death.
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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listened to his attorney Eric Nelson deliver his closing argument Monday.

After 6 hours of arguments, jurors begin deliberating Chauvin's fate

Jurors began their deliberations this afternoon after having heard from dozens of witnesses over 14 days of testimony.

EXPLAINER: What are charges against Chauvin in Floyd death?

The 12 jurors deliberating the case against Derek Chauvin will have three counts to consider as they weigh whether he is responsible for the death of George Floyd.
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What are the charges against Derek Chauvin?

Here's a look at the charges against Chauvin and what prosecutors must prove in order to convict.
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The 12 jurors deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin

The jury deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd 's death, is a racially diverse group that pledged before testimony began that they could set aside any preconceptions and decide the case based on the evidence.

Scrutiny of Tesla crash a sign that regulation may be coming

The fiery crash of a Tesla near Houston with no one behind the wheel is drawing scrutiny from two federal agencies that could bring new regulation of electronic systems that take on some driving tasks.
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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listened to his attorney Eric Nelson deliver his closing argument Monday.

What happened Monday in the Derek Chauvin trial

Both sides delivered their closing arguments on Monday. The jury will now be sequestered to deliberate and return a verdict.
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Watch live: Derek Chauvin trial in recess as jury deliberates

The Star Tribune will livestream the entire Derek Chauvin trial.

EXPLAINER: Why 'excited delirium' came up at Chauvin trial?

The attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd 's death cited the disputed concept of excited delirium during closing arguments Monday in an effort to show that the force Derek Chauvin used was objectively reasonable given Floyd's resistance.
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Watch the replay: Prosecution presents closing arguments in Derek Chauvin's murder trial

Prosecution presents closing arguments.If you don't see a video player, click here.
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FILE — People walk near a memorial to George Floyd outside of Cup Foods convenience store in Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Facebook on Mond

Facebook, preparing for Chauvin verdict, to limit posts that might incite violence

Facebook said it would identify and remove posts on the social network that urged people to bring arms to the city, and also take down content that praised, celebrated or mocked his death.

Winners of $20M contest make concrete to trap carbon dioxide

Organizers of a $20 million contest to develop products from greenhouse gas that flows from power plants announced two winners Monday ahead of launching a similar but much bigger competition backed by Elon Musk.
Officials investigate the scene of a deadly shooting at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, Wis., Sunday, April 18, 2021. Several people were killed and t

Suspect in Wisconsin bar shooting that killed 3 identified

The man in custody in connection with a shooting at a southeastern Wisconsin tavern that left three men dead and three others injured was involved in a fight at the bar before coming back with a handgun and opening fire, authorities said Monday.

Oregon gun storage law would be among the toughest in the US

A proposed gun storage law that would be among the toughest in the U.S. is headed for a vote in the Oregon Legislature, with backers saying it will save lives and opponents contending it could lead to deaths.

Casino project among largest on Vegas Strip sets opening day

One of the biggest casino projects ever on the Las Vegas Strip has set a date to open, after more than seven years of planning and building.

CoreCivic to settle shareholders lawsuit for $56 million

CoreCivic says it will pay $56 million to settle a lawsuit by shareholders who accused the private prison operator of inflating its stock prices by misrepresenting the quality and value of its services.
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Minnesota National Guard members patrol Lyndale Avenue S. near Lake Street. There are signs of militarization throughout the city: barricades, barbed

As verdict looms, Guard tightens grip on Twin Cities

Stung by criticism after riots last spring, state and local officials have opted for a massive presence to maintain law and order.
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Watch replays from previous days of Derek Chauvin trial

The Star Tribune live streams the testimony each day.