Walter Fromm with People’s Canvas, center, stood by as a witness while Josh Martin of Minneapolis signed a petition to change the Minneapolis city c

Minneapolis City Council warned against using city resources to advocate for policing ballot questions

The future of the Minneapolis Police Department has dominated conversations in City Hall — and in the looming elections.
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Minnesota Department of Corrections fires guard who drunkenly confronted protesters

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Citing 'deeply disturbing' conduct, DOC terminates 26-year veteran.
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Minnesota DNR must revisit hard rock mining rules, judge says

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Copper mine opponents win first-ever lawsuit under Section 10 of the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act.
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In this October 2016, file photo, is an aboveground section of Enbridge’s Line 5 at the Mackinaw City, Mich., pump station.

Company defies Michigan governor's order to close pipeline

An Upper Midwestern oil pipeline continued operating Wednesday, despite a shutdown demand from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the operator warned could lead to fuel disruptions similar to those resulting from a cyberattack on an East Coast system.
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Warren Beck, Galleria developer who helped shape the west metro, dies at 75

Warren Beck could have easily been an attorney with the hours he spent poring over documents and leasing contracts. Or he could have been a…
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Crash, arrest draw more scrutiny of Tesla Autopilot system

Federal safety regulators are sending a team to California to investigate a fatal freeway crash involving a Tesla, just after authorities near Oakland arrested a man in another Tesla rolling down a freeway with no one behind the steering wheel.
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Minnesota Republicans, Democrats push differing college affordability proposals

Republicans want public colleges to lower tuition.
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The Minneapolis Police union president Bob Kroll, shown in 2018.

City Council panel: Minneapolis won't indemnify Kroll, former union boss, in protest lawsuits

The matter still must go before the full council for a final vote, which is considered something of a formality.
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3M pays $80,000 over handling of hazardous waste in Cottage Grove

Leaking of 'extremely toxic' hydrofluoric acid cited among problems.
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GOP leaders set to join lawsuit allowing aid to cover cuts

Republican legislative leaders moved Wednesday toward joining a federal lawsuit demanding that states be allowed to use federal coronavirus relief money to cover tax cuts.
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A Brooklyn Center man was charged with murder on accusations that he followed a woman into a parking garage in downtown Minneapolis over the weekend a

Murder charge: Gunman shot woman in back of head in downtown Minneapolis as she tried to flee

A man also was wounded during the entire incident, according to the prosecution.
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Evers promises to preserve grants in face of less stimulus

Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that the federal government's decision to send Wisconsin $700 million less in coronavirus relief dollars than first estimated could mean there will be less money for broadband expansion and the state's pandemic response.
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M Health Fairview nurse Nicole Parr extracted a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recently.

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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Alison Byerly will be Carleton College’s new president, beginning Aug. 1, 2021.

Carleton College appoints prolific fundraiser as its next president

Alison Byerly will succeed longtime President Steven Poskanzer.
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Jim Klobuchar, columnist and US senator's father, dies at 93

Jim Klobuchar, a longtime Minnesota newspaper reporter and columnist and the father of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
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Judge backs aggravating factors in Chauvin trial, clears way for longer prison term

Judge Peter Cahill finds that former officer Derek Chauvin abused authority, treated George Floyd "with particular cruelty."
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Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd's death

A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for the possibility of a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday.
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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 11, 2021.
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Jim Klobuchar was photographed his apartment in Golden Valley in 2015.

Jim Klobuchar, longtime Star Tribune columnist and adventurer, dies at 93

The father of Sen. Amy Klobuchar spent more than four decades in journalism.
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Menasha man charged in death of 3-year-old in Milwaukee

A 26-year-old man was charged Wednesday in connection with the death of a 3-year-old boy who unintentionally shot and killed himself in Milwaukee.
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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 9, 2021.
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Star Tribune earns top journalism honors

Coverage of Floyd death, COVID-19 earns national awards.
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Mike Hogan, 63, of Fridley, held two beers as he received a COVID-19 vaccine shot on Monday at Lake Monster Brewing in St. Paul.

Minn. reports 61% vaccination rate, closing in on 70% goal

Rate of vaccination growth in eligible population slowing, but leaves Minnesota on track to reach goal in mid-June.