Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's budget address was unlike those of recent years, providing only a high-level overview, while the specifics are expected

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey unveils scaled-down budget plan for 2021

The sketch provided Friday calls for about $1.1 billion in spending, and just shy of $1.4 billion in revenue, as the city struggles to balance an increased demand for services against the reality that cash is in shorter supply.
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Three charged in gang ambush slaying at Little Earth housing complex in Minneapolis

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Walz, Ellison, faith leaders call for unity in wake of attack on imam

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Two teenagers, ages 16 and 13, were charged Friday in the Aug. 6 attack.
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WIAA signs off on pandemic overhaul for high school sports

The body that governs Wisconsin high school sports approved a major overhaul Friday to season structures heading into the new school year, including lengthening games and extending seasons beyond state championship tournaments.
Minneapolis
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Jim Rowader

City Council approves Target exec as next Minneapolis city attorney

Jim Rowader has served since 2010 as a Target vice president and its general counsel for employee and labor relations.
National
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Imam Mohamed Omar led afternoon prayers outside Dar Al Farooq Center Islamic Center in Bloomington on Aug. 5, 2017, after a bombing at the mosque.

Walz visits mosque; 2 teens charged with assaulting imam

Gov. Tim Walz and faith leaders visited a Bloomington mosque Friday in a show of solidarity with an imam who was assaulted while walking to nightly prayers.
Minneapolis
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A Minneapolis park police officer sprayed mace after protesters blocked the path of a cruiser attempting to leave the area in Powderhorn Park on Frida

Officials clear Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis of last campers

Minneapolis park police and Park Board staffers cleared out the remaining encampment in Powderhorn Park, removing the last of about 35 tents pitched on the west end of the park. City officials had given people a two-week notice to leave.
Minneapolis
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Minneapolis City Council candidate Jamal Osman.

Jamal Osman poised to join Minneapolis City Council

The city announced the unofficial results during Friday's council meeting.
Salute to Class of 2020: Senior class like no other
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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.
National
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Minnesota urges college students to stay home, avoid bars

As students prepare to return to Minnesota's colleges and universities, health officials made a plea Friday for them to stay home and avoid crowded bars, house parties and road trips during what's left of their summer vacation so that they don't bring the coronavirus to campus.
National
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Minneapolis mayor proposes keeping vacant 100 police jobs

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Friday announced plans to hold open 100 police officer positions next year as part of a hiring freeze to help manage a 2021 budget and as activists are clamoring to shift money away from traditional policing.
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Local
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Man convicted in killings ordered to mental health facility

A jury that found a Green Bay-area man guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend and her mother determined Thursday he should be committed to a mental health facility and not serve prison time.
Duluth
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A juvenile bald eagle perches atop a Minnesota State Trooper vehicle as authorities try to move the bird away from Cascade Lodge resort on Hwy. 61, wh

Eagle attack on North Shore thwarted by resort chef

The eagle was believed to be injured when a resort guest got too close.
Local
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President Donald Trump addressed supporters during a campaign rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Oct. 10, 2019.

President Trump to campaign in Minnesota, Wisconsin next week

Trump will campaign for re-election on Monday in a Mankato event focused on jobs and the economy
Coronavirus
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Albert Gartman, 84, of Forest Lake, was tested for COVID-19 by medical assistant Jeri Sanderson, Thursday afternoon at M Health Fairview’s Wyoming C

8 COVID-19 deaths, 738 infections reported in Minnesota

State meeting two of five COVID-19 dashboard targets for evaluating effectiveness of pandemic response.
Minneapolis
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Early morning homicide scene on 3rd Ave. S., outside a Minneapolis high-rise apartment building, just south of downtown.

Man fatally shot in south Minneapolis apartment

No one has been arrested in connection with the city's 46th homicide of the year.
St. Paul
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Concordia University in St. Paul "reset" its tuition back in 2013.

Tuition 'reset' positions Concordia University to weather pandemic challenges

A university analysis says lower tuition has attracted more students.
Duluth
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A Corrections employee and Moose Lake local holds a sign at a Thursday rally in support of the Challenge Incarceration Program (CIP), a military-style

No NIMBYs here: Moose Lake rallies to keep prison program in town

Officials said a $14 million budget shortfall is forcing cuts.
East Metro
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South Washington County Schools selected Julie Nielsen as new superintendent.

South Washington County Schools select new superintendent

Julie Nielsen previously served in several roles for the east metro district.
Coronavirus
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Jesse Roach, left, and Calvin Cruz ran the canning line for Sociable Cider Werks’ Squoze Hard Seltzer on Thursday morning in northeast Minneapolis.

Aluminum can shortage threatens Minnesota's craft brewers

Cans were in short supply across the country even before the COVID-19 outbreak last spring, but as bars, restaurants and taprooms shuttered and Minnesotans hunkered down to sip some suds, a mad scramble for aluminum has resulted.
National
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President Donald Trump will stop at North Star Aviation in Mankato at 2 p.m. Monday, followed by Basler Flight Service in Oshkosh at 4:30 p.m.

Trump plans campaign stops Monday in Minnesota, Wisconsin

President Donald Trump was making a campaign swing through the Midwestern states of Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday, just as the Democratic National Convention kicks off.
Inspired
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Pam Bluhm worked at the Chatfield News for nearly 40 years. When the newspaper serving Olmsted and Fillmore counties closed earlier this year, Bluhm k

With only $400 in the bank, new owner brings small-town Minn. newspaper back from the dead

When the 164-year-old Chatfield paper closed, one loyal employee brought it back to life.
Coronavirus
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Lwepaw Kacher was photographed at Wacouta Commons, across the street from Hope Community Church, the church she attends in St. Paul. A Karen refugee,

With COVID-19 surging, 'cultural broker' seeks to bridge the divide for Karen refugees

Such navigators are hired as trusted members of their communities who understand the cultural complexities that affect public health.
Local
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Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Foxconn's $100 million pledge to university largely unmet

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received less than 1% of the money that Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group pledged to it two years ago amid the electronics giant's expansion plans in Wisconsin.