Minneapolis police are investigating a fatal shooting that left one person dead and another injured Saturday night in downtown.

Downtown homicide one of several shootings across Minneapolis

The homicide is the city's 26th of the year.

Klobuchar enlists mothers for vaccine push

May 9
U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar, at microphone, gathered with several moms on Mother’s Day at Kordiak Park in Columbia Heights to urge people to get COVID-19
People urged to take advantage of walk-in access to shots.

Hennepin County is battling a new HIV outbreak

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Pride Cleanup workers removed waste in a homeless encampment off Hiawatha Avenue on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. Homeless people living in encampment
Population most impacted are people who are on the street and injecting opioids.
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Former Anoka teacher, LGBTQ advocate accused of sexually abusing students

Warnings about former theater teacher in Anoka went unheeded.
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Suspect in fatal downtown Minneapolis shooting over weekend returns to same area, is arrested

The woman's death was the city's 26th homicide of the year — twice as many as it had at this time last year.
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Former Minnesota congressman Mark Kennedy to step down as U. of Colorado president

University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy announced Monday he would be stepping down from his position.
Jeff Smith, a registered nurse, administered a COVID-19 vaccine at the St. Louis County mobile vaccine clinic in Duluth.

COVID-19 hospitalizations drop 31% in Minnesota since April peak

Zero COVID-19 deaths but 1,191 new infections were reported Monday as health officials look for signs that the pandemic wave is easing.

Supreme Court to hear transgender sex offender registry case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Shawano County transgender woman who has been prohibited from changing her name due to her listing on the state sex offender registry.

Police say three people killed in Maple Grove crash were woman, her toddler children

The woman's boyfriend, a passenger, survived the crash.
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Blake Shelton joins drive to help feed out-of-work musicians

For more than a year now, the state of America's live music industry has been a grim one.

West metro restaurant partners accused of underreporting sales, cheating state of $240K

Defendants either declined to comment or could not be reached.

Three-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself in Wisconsin

A 3-year-old boy got a hold of a firearm and unintentionally shot and killed himself in Milwaukee. according to police

Twin Cities man ID'd as motorcyclist who died in crash near Red Wing

The Fridley man turned 23 years old the day before the wreck.
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Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown

Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said Monday that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold.
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Can body cameras deliver justice for those killed by police?

When Joel Acevedo died from injuries at the hands of an off-duty Milwaukee police officer last spring, his parents Maribel and José were told their son had been the aggressor.
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Gasoline delivery was disrupted starting May 7, 2021, due to a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.

Cyberattack on US pipeline is linked to criminal gang

The cyberextortion attempt that has forced the shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline was carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that cultivates a Robin Hood image of stealing from corporations and giving a cut to charity, two people close to the investigation said Sunday.
May 9
The Omni Viking Lakes Hotel is a cornerstone of the Vikings Lake development. An updated plan for the land vetoes a second hotel.

New plan for Viking Lakes: No second hotel, city of Eagan gets use of plaza

The new plan also reconfigures housing on the site, eliminating medium-density housing in favor of all high-density rental housing — mostly four-story apartments with garages below. The first 261 apartments will open in September.
May 9
Sen. Ann Rest stopped to talk with Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka toward the end of a floor session Wednesday. One week remains for Minnesota leg

Clashes over taxes, Walz's powers stymie budget talks

The money Minnesota is anticipating from the federal government is a "huge wild card" in the next budget, Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent said.
May 9
University of Minnesota students and staff took COVID tests last November. At least 178 Minnesota schools or districts have taken up the state’s off

Schools step up virus testing, despite some parent pushback

At least 178 schools or districts have requested free COVID test kits from the state. Some parents oppose the approach, though, arguing that identification of mild or asymptomatic infections results in more quarantines and school disruptions.
May 9

Fire destroys new sawmill in northwestern Wisconsin

Firefighters from seven different departments spent five hours Saturday battling a fire at a new sawmill near Cornell, in northwestern Wisconsin.
May 9

Police arrest 2 in connection with shooting that injured 4

Milwaukee police have arrested two people in connection with a shooting that injured four people.
May 9

Judge: Public records requests don't have to be emailed

Individuals are not entitled to receive public records, even routine police reports, by email under Oklahoma's Open Records Act, according to an appeals court ruling.
May 9
M Health Fairview nurse Nicole Parr extracted a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recently.

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As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.