This photo from December 2020 shows Lisa Monet Zarza at Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Owner of Alibi Drinkery denied liquor license for Northfield bar, restaurant

Alibi at Froggy Bottoms remains open without serving alcohol.

Minneapolis Public Schools to shift to distance learning for Chauvin verdict

Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Ed Graff, shown in 2018.
The move comes just as some students are returning to school buildings.

Conservationists mend fragmented habitat in Cannon River area of Minnesota

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Minnesotans will soon have access to new public lands along the Cannon River, including a section that’s a designated trout stream, thanks to land a
Two new public spaces permanently protect habitat.
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Daunte Wright's mother, families demand justice in police killings

Families Supporting Families Against Police Brutality held a news conference seeking justice for Daunte Wright and other people killed in encounters with police.

Daunte Wright Jr.'s family wants justice

Chyna Whitaker, mother of Daunte Wright Jr., and her family say they want justice and a better life for him after his father was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly A. Potter.
A firework exploded next to an officer’s head as he aimed a crowd-control weapon from the top of an armored Hennepin County Sheriff’s vehicle duri

Tensions build between Walz, progressives over police protests

Some Democrats have been vocal in opposing projectiles and tear gas deployed against protesters.

Wisconsin man gets 40 years for killing outside bar

A Wisconsin man who killed a bar patron after robbing the place was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison.
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The Minneapolis police Third Precinct was looted and torched during last summer’s civil unrest. Authorities say equipment and files were taken from

Disappearance, recovery of Chauvin's Taser remain a mystery

A Taser issued to the ex-Minneapolis police officer was recovered during a traffic stop in Burnsville in January.

Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist asking whether the city still wants their help.
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Minnesota high school students walk out amid racist threats

High school students in White Bear Lake walked out of class Friday after multiple Black students received racist threats through social media.

Nearly 1.5 million fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in MN

State health officials say more than 3.4 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in Minnesota and 1.5 million people have been fully vaccinated.

Massachusetts looks to bar Robinhood in state; company sues

Stakes are rising in Massachusetts' legal battle against Robinhood Financial, and regulators are asking for the popular trading app's brokerage registration to be revoked, which would effectively bar it from the state.

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.
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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.

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.
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.
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Farmington High School teacher Michael Klein encouraged other teachers not to wait until there’s a trial or traumatic event in the community to have

Teachers have tough talks on Chauvin trial, Wright shooting

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

Pedestrian struck, killed on I-94 in downtown St. Paul

The victim had been in a crash moments before he was hit.
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.
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.
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.