Protesters hid under umbrellas outside the Brooklyn Center Police department on Friday.

Journalists allege police harassment at Minnesota protests

Some journalists covering protests over a police shooting in suburban Minneapolis say officers have harassed and assaulted them despite a federal order to leave them alone.
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Hutchinson man charged in attacks on Menards employee, police officer

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The series of confrontations took place after a cashier told the suspect to put on a face mask.
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St. Paul man killed in crash on I-94 near Monticello

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Pickup truck and compact SUV collided, causing the pickup to roll.
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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 nearly 40 others were injured.
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Wood from Madison laboratory headed for U.S. Capitol repairs

Workers repairing damage to the U.S. Capitol during January's riot are using priceless wood that spent decades sitting in a Madison laboratory.
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National Guard awards first F-35 contract at Madison base

The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing has awarded its first construction contract as it prepares to host a squadron of F-35 fighter jets at its Madison base.
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Nurse Sherry Donnahoo filled needles to be used at the COVID-19 vaccination site at the Masjid Al-Tawba mosque this month in Eden Prairie.

Minnesota COVID-19 deaths top 7,000 as cases, vaccinations rise

Minnesota reported 2,429 new coronavirus cases and 10 more deaths linked to COVID-19. The seven-day average for net new cases declined for a second straight day.
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Man charged with attacking Menards employee over mask

Prosecutors have charged a Hutchinson man with felony assault after he allegedly attacked a Menards employee after the worker told him to wear a mask and attacked a responding police officer with a hammer.
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M Health Fairview nurse Nicole Parr extracted a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recently.

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DNR issues PFAS fish consumption advisory for Monroe County

The state Department of Natural Resources is urging people to limit consumption of fish from a Monroe County creek due to PFAS contamination.
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People were arrested outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Friday.

Law enforcement makes arrests at Brooklyn Center protest

Early Saturday, law enforcement leaders stressed that Friday's gathering was peaceful and legal until its last few minutes, and expressed disappointment that Thursday's strategy of backing off did not work.
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April 17

Waseca company's intricate phone cases a worldwide hit

Standing out from the crowd and offering a unique product for everyday use is usually a good recipe for thriving businesses; and Jon Lucca offers a product that can't be found anywhere else.
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April 17

Wisconsin hikers turn to state parks during COVID pandemic

Halora Kidder loves to travel — she works in the travel industry, in fact — but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many life changes followed.
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Sinthanouxay Khottavongsa died in 2015 after after Brooklyn Center police hit him with a Taser in 2015.

Retraumatized family of man killed in 2015 Brooklyn Center police encounter calls for change

Kevin Khottavongsa's father died in 2015 after Brooklyn Center police shot him in the back with a Taser.
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April 16

Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist asking whether the city still wants their help.
Duluth
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Brooks: Art thief makes off with a piece of Grand Marais history

Brooks: Art thief makes off with a piece of Grand Marais history

"Woman Hauling Sticks" was a crowd pleaser at the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery.
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April 16

Rochester's bid to control its goose population sparks controversy

Reducing the number of goslings that hatch ruffles feathers on Facebook.
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April 16
Roger Stone leaves federal court in Washington in 2019.

Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes

The Justice Department sued Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing the conservative provocateur and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax.
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April 16
SpaceX Crew 2 members, from left, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough and Japan Aerospa

SpaceX picked for moonwalkers, on verge of 3rd crew launch

NASA chose SpaceX on Friday to build the lunar lander that will eventually put the first woman and person of color on the moon.
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Macalester students Zoe Frederick, Elise Gryler and Sara Gregor delivered donated groceries and asked Brooklyn Center residents what else they could d

Community, nonprofits step up to help Brooklyn Center residents

Multiple organizations are distributing donated food, supplies.
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Mother of Daunte Wright's toddler son details the family's uncertain future

Lawyer says family seeks both justice and change.
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The Intermedia Arts building.

Minneapolis' late-lamented Intermedia Arts writes its final chapter – a $1 million check

Shut down by financial woes, proceeds from its building will help another arts group go on.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota nurse Debra Kloyda administered a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly woman at North Memorial H

Mayo study shows COVID-19 vaccine helped Minnesota avoid 'largest surge'

Half of eligible Minnesota's have received COVID-19 vaccine, bringing state closer to 80% herd immunity goal.