Cristo Rey student Maria Medel, part of a graduating class of 124, waved to her teachers, who cheered from the school’s roof during their drive-thro

Minneapolis high school sends off low-income graduates with high hopes for success

Cristo Rey students are graduating into uncertain world, but prepared to shine.

Young Duluth activists hold nightly protests at lynching memorial

Quita Leach lit candles in front of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial on Wednesday evening in Duluth.
Duluth site of killings in 1920 has become a gathering place.
Curious Minnesota

Which state has the best claim to Paul Bunyan?

June 5
The "World's Largest Animated Talking Bunyan” — 26 feet tall, seated — at Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd, Minn., Sept. 6, 2016. In this age of hyp
The earliest reliable account a logging-camp tale was from — brace yourself, Minnesotans — Wisconsin. But Minnesota figures prominently in Paul Bunyan's journey after that.
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Metro briefs: Hennepin County plans for massive absentee voting effort this fall

Hennepin County will encourage voting through the mail this year rather than in person to keep voters and election workers safe from COVID-19, Ginny Gelms,…
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Ali Barbarawi stood in the rubble of his Minneapolis dental practice, Chicago Lake Family Dental, set afire during the unrest.

Twin Cities rebuilding begins with donations, pressure on government

Business owners assess damages, physical and emotional.
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Demonstrators made their way down University Avenue from the Minneapolis police union headquarters toward Mayor Jacob Frey's home Saturday.

Marchers take 'DefundMPD' message to Minneapolis streets

Organized by the Minneapolis-based advocacy group Black Visions, the event began at Bottineau Field Park, passed by the police union headquarters and ended outside Mayor Jacob Frey's home.
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Anne Thompson helped paint a mural on a street intersection in the Longfellow neighborhood. Her block’s residents voted Thursday to end patrols and

Exhausted Minneapolis citizen patrols still wary, but seek a calmer path forward

A week out from the height of the violence, a fragile calm is descending as neighbors reach for a new normal.
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Minnesota briefs: Appeals court rejects pay raise for Freeborn County sheriff

Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag won’t be getting a pay raise after all. Freitag, sheriff since 2015, appealed his salary last year, as sheriffs have…
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Julez Wagner was photographed in St. Louis Park, Minn., on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. This week she graduated high school from BlueSky Online where she

Minnesota's online schools attract interest amid pandemic

State concerned about online charter schools' math scores.
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Leah Chapman, a registered nurse, waits for a protective gown before the health care team rotated a COVID-19 patient on the third-floor ICU at Bethesd

Fewer new COVID-19 cases in Minn. bolster the case for a virus plateau

But health officials urge caution and continued social distancing, even as the state opens up more.
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An officer defended the Third Precinct station. The city has paid out more than $2 million in recent misconduct cases.

Third Precinct served as 'playground' for renegade cops

Even before George Floyd was killed, the south Minneapolis precinct had a reputation for being home to police officers who played by their own rules.
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“This moment in time is writing its own chapter in the history of our city,” Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said.

Floyd's death raises questions about Minneapolis police leadership

Medaria Arradondo, the city's first black police chief, now finds himself in a harsh national spotlight, the face of a mostly white department that killed another black man.
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Witnessing history George Grice, far left, 4, of Minneapolis joined other children at the George Floyd memorial outside Cup Foods.

Brooks: The kids are watching as we face hard questions about George Floyd

They know what happened to George Floyd, as well as to too many black men and women before him.
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Agitators set a Wells Fargo on fire in south Minneapolis on May 29.

As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence

Scott Nichols, a balloon artist, was riding home on his scooter from the protests engulfing Minneapolis last weekend when he was struck by a rubber bullet fired from a cluster of police officers in riot gear.
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The Latest: Atlanta protests have festive air with music

TOP OF THE HOUR:— Atlanta protests punctuated by music take on an almost festive feel.— Thousands demonstrate again in New York City.— Jesse Jackson calls…
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Big crowd weaves through Minneapolis streets during "DefundMPD March"

A large crowd marched the streets of Minneapolis Saturday during the "DefundMPD March" sponsored by a group called Black Visions.
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Employees took a break Wednesday from cleaning up damage from riots and looting at the Kmart store on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis. It will not reope

At Kmart in Minneapolis, the blue light special's last gleaming

Kmart's liquidation sale stopped soon after it started with discounts ranging from 25% to 75% off merchandise as it wound down to the planned June 30 closure. Instead, the looting and violence that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police accelerated the closing.
North Metro
North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale.

2 men fatally shot in Minneapolis in separate incidents

Both died of apparent gunshot wounds on Thursday night. One victim's body was found in a car parked near North Memorial Health Hospital.
Artwork of George Floyd, made from a free stencil, on a boarded-up U.S. Bank branch on Lake Street across from the Midtown Global Market.

Famed Twin Cities artist Seitu Jones creates George Floyd stencil for free download

The stencil offers artists another way to show solidarity

Terrell Towers, who worked behind scenes to help Minnesota businesses grow, dies at 73

His civil service career spanned more than three decades, including two stints in state economic offices and a stint with a Minneapolis city agency.
North Metro

East Bethel woman dies in one-vehicle crash in Clear Lake

The driver's child was injured in the one-vehicle crash on Hwy. 10.
Certified medical assistant Scott Bodin administered a COVID-19 test at the Min No Aya Win clinic in Cloquet, Minn., last month.

Virus deaths rise by 22, including victim in 20s, as Minn. cases appear to plateau

Among the dead was a Ramsey County resident age 20 to 29 — the youngest pandemic victim thus far in the state.
South Metro

Twin Cities metro police blotter, June 7

ANDOVER MAY 18 Vandalism. Eggs were thrown at a shed and SpaghettiOs dumped on a vehicle in a driveway in the 16100 block of…