Retired Hennepin County Judge LaJune Lange: “This is the first time in Minnesota that a jury has valued a Black man when killed in police custody.�

Chauvin guilty verdicts resonate among activists who have long fought for justice

But it's the opening round in a continuing struggle, they say.
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IDs released of 2 men killed in fiery high-speed crash in Lowry Hill tunnel

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A third occupant of the car was badly injured.
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Prince fans mark fifth anniversary of his death: 'My soul said I need to be here'

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A balloon floated in the breeze on a remembrance fence outside Paisley Park Wednesday as Diane Maus of Lino Lakes put up a poem she wrote to Prince.
The Minnesota superstar's ashes were on display at Paisley Park.
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Minn. leaders urge caution amid signs of COVID-19 peak

But officials warn it's too soon to determine if worst of current wave is over.
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In September, Susan Dusek, a realtor for Edina Realty, posed for a portrait in front of a house for sale in the Congdon Park neighborhood in Duluth.

Duluth housing market in 'new normal' as listings remain scarce

Homes for sale dropped by half between March 2020 and last month.
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More serious charges filed against SUV driver who fired at 2 Guard members in north Minneapolis

Neither the state nor the federal charging documents offer a possible motive for the shooting.
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Former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.

Chauvin's alleged accomplices now face their own reckonings in Floyd's murder

Three former police officers charged with aiding and abetting murder, manslaughter
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US ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June

The U.S. Interior Department is cancelling oil and gas lease sales from public lands through June amid an ongoing review of how the program contributes to climate change, officials said Wednesday.
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In this Jan. 4 file photo, members of the Assembly rise for prayer at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. The Wisconsin Assembly’s bipartisan ra

Evers orders use of force updates for state law enforcement

Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday ordered the Wisconsin State Patrol and other state law enforcement agencies to update their use of force policies to prohibit chokeholds, unless as a last resort, after the Assembly's bipartisan racial disparities task force issued 18 recommendations to address policing practices statewide.
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Lucia Edmonds, 91, of Washington reacts on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington, after the verdict in Minneapolis, in the murder trial against forme

Relief after verdict in Floyd killing, but what comes next?

When the verdicts came in — Guilty, Guilty, Guilty — Lucia Edmonds let out the breath she hadn't even realized she'd been holding.
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When work begins at PolyMet mine near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., the tailings basin pictured in this file photo will be put back into use. GLEN STUBBE • gle

EPA botched oversight of permits for PolyMet mine, internal investigation finds

A whistleblower called the agency's phoned-in permit comments "crazy."
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George Floyd and Emmett Till families see parallels in loss

A Black Chicago teen's lynching in 1955 galvanized the civil rights movement. A Black Minneapolis man's killing by police last year propelled a worldwide call for racial justice and ending police brutality.
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Authorities identify victim in St. Cloud stabbing death

Authorities on Wednesday identified a man who was stabbed to death earlier this week in St. Cloud.
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Attorney General Merrick Garland: “Yesterday’s verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minnea

U.S. launches broad civil rights investigation of Mpls. police

The U.S. Department of Justice will undertake a sweeping investigation into whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a "pattern and practice" of illegal conduct, including whether officers routinely used excessive force during protests.
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Investigators confer during an investigation outside the Somers House Tavern, in Kenosha, Wis., Sunday morning, April 18, 2021.

Man charged with killing 3 in Wisconsin tavern shooting

A Wisconsin man was charged Wednesday with killing three people and wounding three others in a weekend shooting at a crowded bar.
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Attorney General Keith Ellison, Governor Tim Walz and Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea spoke about delaying the pardon decision for Amreya Shefa on

Judge: Minnesota's unanimous pardon board requirement unconstitutional

Ruling comes in case of woman who served sentence for killing husband she said stabbed and raped her.
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Gov. Tim Walz spoke during a news conference after the guilty verdicts in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Advocates fear state, federal police reform efforts could lose momentum

Minn. Senate GOP still noncommittal and bill named for George Floyd stalled in U.S. Senate.
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The proposed Nemadji Trail Energy Center in Superior, Wis.

Minnesota Supreme Court: Environmental review not needed for Wisconsin gas plant

The ruling benefits Minnesota Power, which plans to build a $700 million plant in Superior, Wis.
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Sam Nelson and her six-year-old daughter, Kadence, from Superior, Wis., laid roses, a lit candle and a teddy bear at the base of the Clayton Jackson M

Chauvin verdict celebrated in Duluth: 'A lot of shock, followed by relief'

City Council President Renee Van Nett said "There is always work to do."
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Derek Chauvin’s new booking photo.

Derek Chauvin segregated from other inmates in state's 'most secure unit'

The fired Minneapolis police officer is under a form of solitary confinement called "administrative segregation" for his own safety, a corrections spokeswoman said.
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Audit: Wisconsin economic agency's performance improving

The performance of Wisconsin's troubled economic development agency improved over the last fiscal year but it must sharpen its oversight of tax credit contracts, policies on closing contracts and the accuracy of online data, according to an audit released Wednesday.