Farmers in Mapleton, Minn. harvest hemp for the first time in 1943.

Was Minnesota once host to U.S. government-sponsored hemp farms?

Hemp farming in Minnesota has taken off since 2016, but what about in the past?
Local

Teachers have tough talks on Chauvin trial, Wright shooting

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Educators across Minnesota are grappling with how to handle teachable moments, which can be especially challenging in ideologically divided communities.
Local

Woman killed in four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 62

April 15
Business
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Lawsuit over Indonesia 737 crash claims autothrottle problem

A lawsuit filed in Seattle against Boeing alleges that a malfunctioning autothrottle system on an older 737 jet led to the crash of the Sriwijaya Air plane into the Java Sea in Indonesia last January, killing all 62 people on board.
Chauvin Trial
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A demonstrator walked amid the tear gas emitted from canisters outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department Sunday night.     ]  JEFF WHEELER • jef

Mpls. council opposes tear gas, other 'less lethal' weapons in city

The final decision will rest with the law enforcement agencies working throughout the city.
Business
12:20pm

Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight.
COVID-19
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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.
Business
11:45am

Coast Guard divers hope to reach 12 missing in capsized ship

Divers searching for oil industry workers on a capsized lift boat prepared to enter the vessel Friday, a rescue effort complicated by daunting technical challenges and continued bad weather.
Coronavirus
11:22am
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota nurse Debra Kloyda administered a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly woman at North Memorial H

Half of eligible Minnesotans have received COVID-19 vaccine

Latest wave would have been far worse without vaccine, Mayo Clinic modeling shows.
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Pedestrian struck, killed on I-94 in downtown St. Paul

The victim had been in a crash moments before he was hit.
Local
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People protested Wednesday near the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.

Clashes in Brooklyn Center open rift over law enforcement tactics

Mayor has been critical of Sheriff Office's response to protests.
NORTH POUR
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A Canal Park Brewery offering is pictured along the shores of Lake Superior.

What to drink this week at Twin Ports breweries

We are launching a weekly feature to tell you about what's new at the many breweries and cideries in the Twin Ports.
Local
9:00am
A house is listed for sale on Ninth Avenue South in St. Cloud.

Central Minnesota home prices up 20% from a year ago

A 'stubbornly persistent shortage of homes' is prompting buyers to pay more for properties statewide.
Local
7:43am

Green Bay teacher charged with sexually assaulting students

A Green Bay elementary school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting three of his second grade students.
Variety
5:59am
Minnesota summer camps making comeback in 2021 after year of closures

Minnesota summer camps making comeback in 2021 after year of closures

Camps are rebounding for a full season of operation — albeit with masks, social distancing, pods and other safety measures in place.
Business
5:45am
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Owner of Alibi Drinkery denied liquor license for Northfield bar, restaurant

Alibi at Froggy Bottoms remains open without serving alcohol.
Local
5:30am
Someone vandalized Xavier Tavera’s billboard message. Photo via @38thandchicagogfs Instagram.

Vandals erase message of nonviolence on billboard at George Floyd Square

Artist Xavier Tavera's billboard, which went up days ago, now appears to support violent protest.
Local
5:22am
People protested Thursday near the Brooklyn Center Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.

Noor case raises questions about charge for ex-Brooklyn Center cop

Question of intent is key in debate over murder vs. manslaughter
North Metro
5:20am
Breaking down the video: What happened during Daunte Wright's fatal stop

Breaking down the video: What happened during Daunte Wright's fatal stop

A Black man was killed by police in Brooklyn Center. The chief said the officer may have gotten her gun and Taser confused.
Local
5:18am
Messages were projected onto the barrier separating demonstrators from law enforcement outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Thursday night.

Despite curfew, fifth night of Brooklyn Center protest ends with no dispersal

Late Thursday, only a few people remained from a earlier crowd of about 1,000 that had gathered outside police headquarters for a fifth night of protests over the killing of Daunte Wright.
Local
5:14am
Kimberly A. Potter in a booking photo Wednesday at the Hennepin County jail.

Ex-officer Potter makes first court appearance in Wright's killing

The former Brooklyn Center police officer will return to court in May on a charge of second-degree manslaughter.
Chauvin Trial
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Derek Chauvin said, “I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege” to not risk making self-incriminating statements. He is charged with killing Geor

Chauvin defense rests its case without his testimony

Former officer Derek Chauvin invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination.
Local
April 15

Pandemic has contributed to rise in alcohol-related deaths, Minnesota health officials say

992 Minnesotans died in 2020 because of drinking.