Dynasty Born Asia watched through a mirror as makeup artist Morayo Allibalogun worked on her face during the Kings and Queens Day event at YouthLink,

Volunteers help Twin Cities homeless youth feel like royalty for a day

The event was held to commemorate Black History Month.

St. Louis Park reconsiders 45-year-old ban on residential protests

Black Lives Matter protesters knelt outside the Hugo home of Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll in August.
As other cities crack down on residential protests, St. Louis Park officials may update or remove their ban altogether.

Brooklyn Center renaming, revamping its summer celebration

Earle Brown Days is getting a new name and format.
Instead of a weekend party, the city will hold smaller events throughout the spring and summer.
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Buck Hill Laser Lights Snow Tubing

Buck Hill's Northern Lights Snow Tubing is a choreographed laser lights and music event going on daily from 5:30-11pm through Sunday February 28th in Burnsville, Minn.
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Adding third-degree murder count vs. Chauvin improves prosecution's odds, attorneys say

The count offers a middle ground for jurors who may want to compromise in their verdict, attorneys said.
Minneapolis City Hall, as seen from the back of the U.S. District Court.

Minneapolis council gives preliminary OK to rent control initiatives

Voters could decide in November whether to cap the amount landlords can charge.
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Prospects for 2021 Minnesota State Fair are encouraging

A drop in COVID-19 cases and rising vaccination rates have sparked optimism.
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Walz set to announce next phases in vaccine rollout Thursday

State will prioritize essential workers and medically vulnerable after 70% of seniors are vaccinated by the end of March

GameStop shares double after tumbling for much of February

Wall Street's mania over GameStop is on again, at least for one afternoon.
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Blackouts bring up 'a four-letter word' in Texas: regulation

All the groceries spoiled and the water was out for days. Then Melissa Rogers, a believer in the Texas gospel that government should know its place, woke up to a $6,000 energy bill before the snow and ice even melted.

Minnesota officials ask families to get tested every 2 weeks

Minnesota public health officials are asking families to get tested for the coronavirus every two weeks from now until the end of the school year, in an effort to limit impact of the disease.
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Case challenging constitutionality of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program can move forward

A federal court in St. Paul will review whether the program is "unconstitutionally punitive."
A 15-story, 200-unit apartment complex planned on East Superior Street and Fourth Avenue East in downtown Duluth is moving forward again, with plans t

Oft-delayed residential high-rise in downtown Duluth is back on again

The 200-unit complex will be among the city's tallest buildings.

Wildfire victims sue former PG&E executives alleging neglect

A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric's rickety electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility's former executives and board members, alleging they neglected their duty to ensure the equipment wouldn't kill people.
St. Paul police fired tear gas on protesters along University Avenue in May during protests following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis p

St. Paul police outline plan for possible unrest during Chauvin trial

Police and mutual aid agencies have been training at old Sears site.
Minnesota health officials recommended Wednesday that schoolchildren and their families get tested for COVID-19 ever two weeks through the end of the

Minn. officials ask students, families to take COVID tests every two weeks

Recommendation comes as more children are returning to school.
Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff took questions Wednesday from reporters following a tour of Pillsbury Elementary School to see what

Minneapolis schools plan to reopen middle and high schools in April

Families will still have a distance learning option.
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Forest Lake man, 86, dies in crash in Scandia

The semi-pickup crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on northbound Hwy. 95 near Pilar Road, according to the State Patrol.
Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it has signed a deal with Fisker to build electric cars, conceivably at Foxconn’s facility in Wisconsin.

Foxconn looking at building electric cars in Wisconsin

Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it has signed a deal with a California startup to build electric cars, conceivably at Foxconn's facility in Wisconsin.

Charges: Winona mother-daughter duo stole nearly $200K with phony therapy billing

The fraudulent claims were made under the government-funded Medicaid program, according to a state investigation.
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Minn. Supreme Court sends PolyMet air permit for copper mine back to the Court of Appeals

High court tells Appeals Court to address whether PolyMet was deceptive.
The scene outside the St. Paul Saloon after Tuesday’s shootings that killed a man and injured a woman.

Man fatally shot near St. Paul Saloon is identified

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, which also injured a woman.

Man with domestic violence history jailed in killing of woman whose body was found in St. Paul

Court records in Minnesota show the man has been convicted four times for violating no-contact orders and three times for domestic assault.