Council Member Cam Gordon (left) and Council Member Kevin Reich (right) attend a City Council meeting in July 2018. ] Shari L. Gross • shari.gross@s

Newcomers vie to unseat Mpls. council members Gordon and Reich

Cam Gordon and Kevin Reich are seeking fifth and fourth City Council terms.

Minnesota colleges investigate alleged sex competition

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The College of St. Benedict and St. John's University are investigating allegations that some male students started a competition this fall to see who could have more sexual encounters with female students.

St. Cloud superintendent to resign at end of school year

The board will meet next week to discuss the upcoming superintendent search process.
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Visit Duluth signs on for reduced marketing role with city

Officials proposing a record $13.3M in tourism tax payouts next year.
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NASA launches tool that measures Western water loss

NASA on Thursday launched an online platform with information on how much water evaporates into the atmosphere from plants, soils and other surfaces in the U.S. West, data it says could help water managers, farmers and state officials better manage resources in the parched region.

Alleged sex competition by St. John's University students sparks investigation, protest

Student paper reports competition involving women at sister school.
OHV stands for Off-Highway Vehicle and these lawn signs in Houston, Minn., express local opposition to a high-density, motorized vehicle trail project

DNR scrutinized for its review of a proposed motorized trail complex in southern Minn.

Federal officials want to know if the DNR upheld review standards while shepherding a project meant to attract off-roaders to the blufflands town of Houston.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, seen in 2019, on Thursday rolled out one of the state’s most stringent COVID-19 vaccine policies.

St. Paul announces vaccine mandate for city workers

Employees must get shots by the end of the year, and there is no testing alternative. Union leaders have warned this could lead to staffing shortages in departments already stretched thin by pandemic-fueled budget cuts.
Minneapolis mayoral candidate Kate Knuth and her campaign chair Nestor Gomez Jimenez spoke with Eugene Goggleye, a resident of Little Earth housing, d

Curiosity-driven Knuth attempts to stand out in Mpls. mayor's race

Knuth has clashed with Frey on campaign trail, and in past role at City Hall.
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Mason Nadolney got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot during a mobile vaccine event at Chanhassen High School in July.

What you need to know about COVID variants, Minnesota mask requirements and more

Advice is evolving along with the coronavirus. Here's the latest from staff and news service reports.

Deputies shoot driver of vehicle linked to Chicago homicide

Kenosha County sheriff's deputies have shot and wounded a man they say was driving a stolen vehicle connected to a Chicago homicide, officials said Thursday.
This July 16, 2004, photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. A judge appeared on the verge Thursday of granting w

Judge leaning toward blocking Wisconsin wolf hunt

A judge appeared on the verge Thursday of granting wildlife advocates' request to halt the Wisconsin fall wolf season after hearing arguments that the hunt is illegal.

About 440 Advocate Aurora Health workers leave over mandate

About 440 employees at Advocate Aurora Health have either left the health care company or have been fired for not complying with a vaccine mandate, the hospital group said Thursday.

Missing 3-year-old boy, subject of many searches, found dead

The body of a 3-year-old boy who went missing about the same time as his mother was discovered Thursday inside a Milwaukee dumpster, one week after his mother was found shot to death.
A 2018 demonstration at Minneapolis City Hall expressed outrage over police pressuring medical personnel to administer ketamine in the field.

HCMC doctors flouted safety laws in sedative studies, FDA says

The regulatory agency sent warning letters to two doctors detailing how their drug trials on ketamine and other sedatives put the public at risk.

Bid to unionize Amazon workers in New York nears milestone

A bid to unionize Amazon workers at a distribution center in New York City neared an important milestone, as organizers prepared to deliver hundreds of signatures to the National Labor Relations Board as soon as Monday for authorization to hold a vote.
There were 920 new coronavirus cases last week among Minnesota students and employees in 512 pre-K-12 school buildings, down from mid-September.

Minnesota school COVID-19 cases plunge since mid-September

COVID-19 cases in Minnesota pre-K-12 schools have dropped significantly with the number of new infections falling nearly 70%. One student and two staff members have died of COVID-19 complications last week.

Evers tells Republicans to start over on redistricting plans

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers told Republican lawmakers to start over on their redistricting plans, saying Thursday they will "have to do better" if they expect him to sign the proposals that would solidify the majorities already in place.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says the settlement industry needs reform.

MN Attorney General wants to crack down on settlement abuses

AG Keith Ellison wants Minnesota to guarantee that anybody who wants to sell part of their court settlement would be represented by an attorney.
Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, is chairman of the Senate judiciary and public safety committee.

GOP-led hearing on Minnesota crime focuses on law enforcement's perspective

DFL lawmakers criticized narrow scope of hearing aimed at examining crime spikes.

Teachers ask for virus protocols after student, staff deaths

Members of Minnesota's teachers union are calling on school leaders to do more to protect students and staff after the state Department of Health reported the first student death from COVID-19 this school year.
A sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Facebook's oversight board seeks details on VIPs' treatment

Facebook's semi-independent oversight board says the company has fallen short of full disclosure on its internal system that exempts high-profile users from some or all of its content rules.

Texts detail how Ohio regulator gave FirstEnergy inside help

Newly surfaced texts between FirstEnergy Corp. executives detail a series of favors delivered to the company by Ohio's top utility regulator, a man under scrutiny in an ongoing federal corruption probe.