The entire Johnson-Nixon family in Minneapolis caught the virus: from left, dad Charles and mom Kirstin were sick in bed; Raphael and Judah, both 13,

People of color hit harder by COVID-19 in Twin Cities, data confirm

Black and Hispanic Minnesotans are far more likely to be infected than white Minnesotans, state data show.

Citing budget shortfalls, DOC to close two Minnesota prisons

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Department officials say significant cuts are necessary to close estimated $14 million budget shortfall.

St. Cloud man drowns after falling off tube in Big Lake

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Divers have recovered the body of a St. Cloud man who drowned after falling off a floating tube in Big Lake.
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Left to right: Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Daily Mail leaks bodycam footage of George Floyd arrest, killing

The videos were made available in July by appointment for public viewing, but were not supposed to be recorded or publicly distributed.
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GOP leader wants Wisconsin Senate to strike down mask order

The Wisconsin Legislature should act as quickly as this week or next to strike down Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate, Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said on Monday.
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Motorcyclist dies in crash in Carver County

The wreck occurred midafternoon Sunday, the Sheriff's Office said.
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This April 24, 2019 photo shows one of several distracted drivers using a cellphones and spotted by Eagan, Minn., police officers during the “Busted

Hands-free law marks one year: More than 19,000 tickets issued

Police have issued more than 19,000 tickets since the law was enacted, with drivers between 21 and 40 accounting for 57%.
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Beavers are so abundant in Voyageurs National Park that they may be helping moose populations by becoming food for wolves.

Unlikely food source may be behind moose success at Voyageurs Park

Voyageurs moose have a robust ally — or, perhaps, a sacrificial pawn — that others don't: American beavers.
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An honorary commencement tribute to you: A virtual yearbook with hundreds of Minnesota’s outgoing seniors who are graduating amid social distancing. Plus: Celebrity commencement speakers, a word from a valedictorian and a shout-out to our teachers.
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Many restaurants like the Freehouse tack on a 3% surcharge for health insurance benefits for employees.

Twin Cities restaurant group properly listed 3% health charge, judge rules

The judge said diner failed to prove he didn't have access to standard menu with surcharge noted while ordering off "specials" insert that lacked a nod to the fee.
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The fate of the Twin Cities’ fourth light-rail project, the Bottineau Blue Line, remains uncertain.

Hennepin, Met Council abandon route for Bottineau Blue Line

The news comes after years of futile negotiations with BNSF Railway, which owns eight miles of Bottineau's 13-mile route. The freight rail giant has said repeatedly it's not interested in sharing its right of way with light rail.
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DOC to close 2 Minnesota prisons to address budget deficit

The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Monday it plans to close two state prisons to address a budget deficit.

U.S. Marines ID all 9 people killed in sea-tank sinking

The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast.
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Driver, 17, killed in pickup truck crash in Corcoran; her two sisters injured

A passenger was seriously injured, according to police.
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Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott greeted officers Josh Whittenburg and Alicia Johnson before Elliott's inauguration in 2019. The Joint Community Pol

2 diverse north metro suburbs stand out as police reform model

As Twin Cities suburbs look for ways to foster trust between law enforcement officers and communities of color in the wake of George Floyd's death, some are looking to a long-standing model that began years ago in the north metro.

Wisconsin's Democratic governor endorses Biden for president

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday endorsed Joe Biden for president, a move that comes after the first-term Democrat declined to endorse anyone in the primary and just two weeks before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.
Supporters of long term care facilities and of Saint Therese New Hope came out to support Saint Therese workers coming and going during the afternoon

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.
Finn Marube, a clinical scientist with North Memorial, administered a COVID-19 test to Sandra Lynn White, of Minneapolis, July 29 behind the North Mem

Minnesota reports 622 new COVID-19 cases, no more from rodeo yet

COVID-19 patients needing ICU admissions at highest number since late June.

2 drivers killed in head-on crash in NW. Wisconsin are identified

Authorities have yet to say which driver crossed centerline on the two-lane highway.
FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots for the state's primary election,

Wisconsin election head: 'Don't wait' on mailing ballots

In the face of warnings about slow mail delivery and record-high requests for absentee ballots, the head of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Monday urged voters not to wait to return their ballot for the Aug. 11 statewide primary.

Father arrested in fatal stabbing of young Madison girl

Madison police confirmed Monday the man in custody for the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old girl in Madison is her father.

Man fatally shot at 8-year-old son's funeral; suspect held

A suspect has been arrested and charged after a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of an eastern Iowa funeral home where he was attending the funeral of his 8-year-old son, who died of cancer, police said.
Children arrive for classes at Forest View Elementary, where social distancing is enforced. Kids are back to school. Sort of. In what could be a previ

How COVID-19 case rates will affect each Minn. school district's reopening plan

The state's Safe Learning Plan relies on many variables.
Community members and HealthPartners workers demonstrated against the Riverside Clinic’s closure in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, which is among

HealthPartners workers push to reopen Minneapolis clinic

The permanent shutdown, which followed a temporary closing this spring because of COVID-19, was surprising given the coronavirus spread and also troubling considering the need for health care among immigrants who live nearby.