A screenshot of video recorded on traffic cameras from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Street racers shut down Lowry Hill Tunnel early Sunday morning

State Patrol said no arrests have been made.
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Brooks: Eager salons 'ready to cut that COVID hair'

April 10
At HiFi Hair and Records in Minneapolis, Jon Clifford welcomes back his customers — and all their COVID hair. He even made videos for them during lo
The personal services industry, which includes businesses like salons, spas and barber shops, lost more jobs to the pandemic than any other industry in the state.
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Millions in public, private aid help rebuilding in St. Paul's riot-damaged Midway

April 10
Bullets have hit Gloria Wong’s building on University Avenue. Wong is distressed by the violence but confident about the area’s future.
Cash grants to businesses hurt by pandemic, riots give hope to St. Paul neighborhood
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5:07pm

BCA at scene of police-involved shooting in Brooklyn Center

The BCA said it's investigating a shooting involving a police officer.
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5:01pm
The state’s first electric school bus hit the road in late 2017. It still serves the Lakeville school district.

South metro group pushes for electric school buses

Forum invites the community to join efforts for low-emission vehicles in districts' fleets.
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4:37pm

Wisconsin reports almost 25% of population fully vaccinated

Wisconsin health officials reported nearly a quarter of the state's population has completed COVID-19 vaccination on Sunday.
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Motorists can apply a high-temperature (1,300- to 2,000-degree Fahrenheit) automotive exhaust spray paint to their catalytic converters to dissuade th

Marking catalytic converter can be a DIY job

All all you need is a generous amount of bright, high-temp automotive exhaust spray paint.
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3:23pm

Street racers shut down I-94 tunnel in Minneapolis

A group of street racing vehicles shut down traffic in the Lowry Hill Tunnel on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis early Sunday.
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1:36pm

Minnesota gives 2 million adults at least one vaccine dose

Minnesota hit the 2 million mark for people who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state's Department of Health reported Sunday.
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11:29am

Dane County Board pushes to end no-knock warrants

Members of the Dane County Board in Wisconsin are pressing the sheriff to stop any use of no-knock warrants, a police tactic that criminal justice reform advocates have pushed to ban.
COVID-19
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M Health Fairview nurse Nicole Parr extracted a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recently.

Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

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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In a screened off room in the Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Paramedic Kayse Abdirahman prepared to administer a COVID-19 vaccine

1,784 more COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths in Minnesota

State health officials reported 1,784 more COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths in Minnesota on Sunday.
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9:26am

Collins, Klobuchar propose support for dementia caregivers

Senators from Maine and Minnesota are working together on a proposal to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of people who have dementia.
Local
April 10
At a January hearing, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said the officer violated department policy by expressing thoughts “that seem to pi

Arbitrator upholds firing of Minneapolis police officer

But in a twist, the decision was based on factors unrelated to Facebook posts deemed racist.
Coronavirus
April 10
Registered nurse Jenipher Onsarigo administered the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccination to women at the vaccination site at the Masjid Al Tawba M

Vaccine 'passports' stir debate in Minnesota

Idea adopted elsewhere raises personal freedom and equity questions.
Chauvin Trial
April 10
In this image from video, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, listened Friday at his trial in Minneapolis in the death of George Floyd.

As defense prepares to call witnesses, will Derek Chauvin take the stand?

Some say he must explain his state of mind; others say he'll only hurt his case.
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April 10
George Masko, a WWII veteran and former top executive at Pillsbury.

George Masko, former Pillsbury executive dubbed 'the father of the Doughboy,' dies at 96

In 1965, he tapped Leo Burnett advertising to come up with a mascot, which led to the iconic Poppin' Fresh Doughboy.
Duluth
April 10
Passengers board the eastbound Empire Builder train to Chicago.    BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The eastbound Empire Builder train stopped at Union Depot i

Biden plan could boost Amtrak potential to Chicago, Duluth

But GOP official says roads and bridges are a higher priority.
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April 10
White Bear Lake South Campus students organized a walkout and rally Friday, April 9, 2021, to protest recent racist Instagram messages to students in

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.
Business
April 10
The Interchange Wine & Coffee Bistro is in downtown Albert Lea. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of owner Lisa Hanson, who failed to turn up f

Albert Lea wine bar owner who resisted COVID restrictions goes on the lam

Albert Lea woman misses bail hearing on violations.
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April 10
Bob Fitzgerald of Minneapolis, shown crossing the finish line with a record of 43.4 in the 500-meter speed skating race in the Olympics at St. Moritz,

Speedskater Robert Fitzgerald penned unparalleled comeback story

Embarrassed by the far-from-the-battlefield nature of the injury while in the Army, he didn't talk about his amazing comeback until later in life.
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April 10
Since 1912, the School Sisters of Notre Dame have lived on Good Counsel Hill in Mankato. Now the sisters are selling the 135-acre campus.

Change is coming to Mankato property

School Sisters of Notre Dame selling campus on Good Counsel Hill
Local
April 10
Allison Rian checked acorns soaking in her sink with Grace, 8.

New project aims to grow a supply chain for reforestation in Minnesota

The five-year goal is to grow 1 million trees such as white pine, red oak and yellow birch.