Conservation Corps crew leader Sarah Curran planted trees on the bits of raised land she could find along a Mississippi River floodplain in southeast

Minnesota's forests, land offer chance to cut greenhouse gases

A new report says nature-based climate solutions such as reforestation and cover cropping need to be in the mix.
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Car skids on ice, goes airborne and nose-dives onto 2 parked vehicles in Minneapolis

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The crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. near E. 42nd Street and S. Oakland Avenue, police said.   Credit: Minneapolis Police Department
The driver fled the scene. The parked vehicles were not occupied at the time.
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Fire damages greenhouse at Gertens in Inver Grove Heights

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Firefighters on the scene at the rear of the main building of the Gertens garden center complex Sunday night, Jan. 17, 2021.
The main store on Blaine Avenue was not affected and will be open Monday.
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Wisconsin reports 19 new deaths due to the coronavirus

Wisconsin health officials on Monday confirmed 19 new deaths due to the coronavirus, all but two of which were in Milwaukee County.
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Samantha Brandt checked the volume for each saliva sample at IBX, Infinity Biologix, which has the ability to process up to 30,000 samples per day for

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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Paula McMahon prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as the mass public vaccination program gets underway, at the NHS Louisa Jordan

What you need to know about Minnesota's vaccine plan

Here are answers to questions you may have about vaccines and the state's strategy to vaccinate millions of Minnesotans.
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Walz announces vaccine pilot program amid supply concerns

Gov. Tim Walz announced a pilot program on Monday to vaccinate teachers, child care workers and individuals over 65 as the state aims to expand its coronavirus vaccine rollout amid concerns of a limited supply of doses from the federal government.
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Darryl Knappen, pastor at Cornerstone Church in Alexandria, Minn.

Minnesota pastor says on video to be ready to 'arm up' as a citizen militia force

Alexandria's Darryl Knappen is drawing praise and condemnation.
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A Minneapolis VA Health Care System employee received a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Test program expands COVID-19 vaccinations in Minnesota

Announcement comes as nearly 200,000 Minnesotans have received their first doses of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines.
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, Bernice King, daughter of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks about a series of even

Minnesota leaders on MLK Day call for 'bold social action'

The twin crises are opportunities for positive action, speakers said.
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An additional $2,075 to $2,265 was charged for some students and adults to cover an extended tour in Greece.

Travel firm to pay thousands in refunds to Minnesota students

Trip to Europe was canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak.
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Man, 72, shot and critically wounded during robbery in Minneapolis' Seward neighborhood

Police believe the gunman was trying to rob his victim.
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The razor wire that surrounds the state-operated sex offender treatment center in Moose Lake. Offenders have been protesting what they see as unsafe c

Sex offenders at Moose Lake protest after rash of COVID deaths

A large outbreak of the virus has fueled long-simmering tensions over civil liberties at the state program.
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Wisconsin tribal school's science project returns from space

When the SpaceX Cargo Dragon 2 ship returned to Earth from the International Space Station this week, it carried onboard a very special package for a tribal school in Wisconsin — fish eggs.
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Man suspected of ramming Michigan State Police SUV arrested

A Wisconsin man accused of ramming his pickup truck into a Michigan State Police SUV in northern Michigan has been arrested, authorities said.
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Supporters holding Confederate-themed and other flags at the Jan. 6 rally in Washington that preceded an attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Correction: Capitol Breach-Civil War story

In a story January 16, 2021, about Republican leaders invoking war rhetoric, The Associated Press incorrectly referred to an incoming chairwoman of the Michigan GOP. Instead, she is the incoming party co-chair. A corrected version of the story is below.
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Wausau father arrested in death of 3-month-old baby

Wausau police are recommending a reckless homicide charge against the father of a 3-month-old baby who died last week after suffering a brain injury.
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Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, left, and Mayor Jacob Frey in a file image. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, Arradondo said, "Good peace officers do not wan

Police watchdog group says Minneapolis uses legal loophole to hide police misconduct

The Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commissions says it will renew the push to unlock 'coaching' cases, citing examples that some cases are more serious than city has let on.
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Amid a pandemic that has kept people at a distance, Dave Cary finally was able to hug his mother, Carolyn Miller, who lives in a St. Louis Park assist

'Nothing like a real hug.' Minnesota mom, son reunited after months apart in quarantine

A captured hug between a mother and her son resonates with all those who can't.
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Kenosha sergeant killed in Iron County snowmobile crash

A Kenosha police sergeant has died in a snowmobile crash in northern Wisconsin, the department announced.
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Malik T. Smith, of Brooklyn Center, was shot to death in this vehicle in December 2019.  Credit: Star Tribune file

Woman admits to role in man's shooting death in north Minneapolis

The man was targeted for robbery, according to prosecutors.
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Itasca County crash leaves one dead, one critically injured

The crash occurred on Hwy. 169 in Greenway Township. killed a Hibbing man.
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Wisconsin's top health official departing for federal job

Wisconsin's top health official, who has led the state throughout the coronavirus pandemic, is leaving for a job with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President-elect Joe Biden.