A woman led a chant on a megaphone during a protest outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Saturday, April 17, in response to the death of 2

As curfew approaches, Brooklyn Center protest remains peaceful

The gathering, featured chants, singing, prayers and a visit from the Rev. Jesse Jackson. As of 10:40 p.m., law enforcement maintained a low profile.
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Great blue heron rookery halts development near Rochester

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A pair of great blue herons sat among their colony of nests hidden in the forest Thursday, April 15, in Rochester Township.
Bird enthusiasts say Rochester construction endangers heron nests
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At Brooklyn Center food giveaway, kindness and humanity come first

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Rachel Nelson, with Twin Cities Relief, hauled a few boxes of food which would be served to community members at a barbecue outside the Kenyan Communi
"If you're angry and you haven't eaten, you're super-angry," said the organizer.
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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 others were injured.
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Protestors gathered in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Friday, April 16, after Sunday’s fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wrigh

Gov. Tim Walz calls assault, detention of journalists covering protests 'unacceptable'

Journalists covering protests in Brooklyn Center last week following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright say they have been assaulted, pepper-sprayed and detained by law enforcement officers despite showing their credentials.
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Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

Charles "Chuck" Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81.
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In this image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin address Hennepin County J

Final arguments in Derek Chauvin trial focus on fateful day

The prosecution, which goes first and gets a brief rebuttal by special prosecutor Jerry Blackwell after the defense, carries the bigger burden and has much more ground to cover.
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Health care workers, including University of Minnesota psychologist Christine Conelea, center, marched along Humboldt Avenue N. toward the Brooklyn Ce

Doctors decry use of riot control weapons in Brooklyn Center

U study finds "less-lethal" police weapons have sent many to the ER.
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Hajah Konneh, owner of M&B Hair Braiding & Beauty Supply, tidied shelves in her Brooklyn Center store. The windows have been boarded up although she i

'World is watching' fast changing Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center has undergone a faster demographic transition than any community in the Twin Cities, according to a study published last week.
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Senator Patricia Torres with other members of the Senate People of Color and Indigenous spoke at a press conference outside of the Brooklyn Center Pol

Pressure mounts to pass new policing bills after Daunte Wright's death

Governor, legislative leaders face calls to act on additional law enforcement reforms.
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Use of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is paused.

Minnesota doctors hope for quick return of J&J vaccine

Single-dose product is key for reaching some groups, health officials say, but they fear a stigma might linger.
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Candles at the base of the fist sculpture that is now installed at the place where Daunte Wright was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer.  JEFF

Medcalf: Gawking at Black pain steals our humanity

What's the line between reporting atrocities and feeding fascination with Black trauma?
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Defense expert in Derek Chauvin trial faces Maryland lawsuit

The former chief medical examiner for Maryland who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd is a defendant in a federal lawsuit over the death of a man who died under circumstances similar to Floyd.
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Gena Johnson, shown in her home studio in Nashville, has worked with the likes of Kacey Musgraves and John Prine.

Mankato native is first female audio engineer nominated for ACM Awards

Nomination caps several years working with acts as Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile and the late John Prine.
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Katie Wright, whose son Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer, was overcome by emotion during a news conference Friday

Fatal stop brings fresh scrutiny to Brooklyn Center police

Most officers are white, while most residents are people of color. According to the mayor, not one officer lives within city limits.
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Diamond Sheriff helped attach some of the hundreds of air fresheners to a new fence surrounding the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Thursday, Apr

After Daunte Wright's killing, criticism of "pretextual" traffic stops grows

They net minor violations, target nonwhites, don't cut crime, research shows.
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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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Family wants $500K donation UW tennis returned

A family that donated $500,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Madison tennis program five years ago wants the money back.
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Mendota Heights woman dies in 4-car pile-up

A Mendota Heights woman is dead after a four-car pile-up in Minneapolis.
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Pedestrian fatally struck on Hopkins' Mainstreet

A woman was killed when she was struck by a vehicle Friday evening in Hopkins.Officers were called to Mainstreet and N. 15th Avenue at 6:35…
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Man killed after running onto downtown St. Paul freeway

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating why man ran onto a downtown St. Paul freeway before he was killed.
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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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Anna Arnold Hedgeman Civil rights leader: Hedgeman, left, appeared in 1967 with the Rev. and Mrs. Stanley King, who helped found Sabathani Baptist Chu

Civil rights pioneer left Anoka, Hamline to make her mark

Anna Arnold Hedgeman rubbed elbows with and influenced many of the civil rights movement's greats