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More Minnesota community colleges ditch pricey textbooks in favor of free online readings

October 28
Students at six Minnesota community colleges can now complete a two-year degree without buying a textbook under the expanded “Z-degree” program.
Free online readings will save students money.
Local

$10 device could save Black lives, says Philando Castile's mom

October 28
Valerie Castile, right, is teaming up with St. Paul community activist Miki Lewis-Frost to lobby for funding allowing the wide distribution of "Not Re
A carrying pouch inspired by Philando Castile is designed to protect Black drivers.
St. Paul
40 minutes ago
St. Paul tees up tax incentives for development around Allianz Field

St. Paul tees up tax incentives for development around Allianz Field

Move allows St. Paul to incentivize development around stadium.
Minneapolis
51 minutes ago
Voter Rebekah Martin places her “I voted,” sticker on her jacket after casting her ballot at her polling place at First Congregation Church in Min

Trump official asks police union to recruit retired cops as "poll challengers" on Election Day

The Minneapolis police union wants retired officers to help serve as "eyes and ears" at polling sites in "problem" areas across the city on Election Day.
West Metro
October 28
Fire ravaged townhouses in Golden Valley on Wednesday.

Good Samaritans rescue 3 from fast-moving Golden Valley townhouse fire

A trio of good Samaritans came to the rescue of three people overcome by a “fast-moving” fire that destroyed two Golden Valley townhouses Wednesday, authorities…
South Metro
October 28

Delta pilot sentenced for nearly flying plane from MSP while under influence of alcohol

He was removed from the cockpit just as passengers began to board at MSP.
Local
October 28
Voters line up to cast their ballot in Minneapolis' Lyn-Lake neighborhood.

Trump, state GOP candidates seek to segregate late-arriving mail ballots

Petition is part of ongoing Republican challenge to extended deadlines for absentee ballots.
Coronavirus
October 28
Andrew Tiegs of Robbinsdale worked on putting up his hand-made skeleton scarecrow in his front yard late last month. He’s also got a hand-maid giant

Health officials offer guidance for voting, Halloween

Minnesotans urged to take care for vote, Halloween
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Local
October 28
“This case represents the largest elder fraud scheme in the nation," Minnesota U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald said Tuesday in announcing charges.

Feds in Minnesota charge 60 in $335M magazine fraud scheme that targeted seniors

Authorities say conspiracy bilked 183,000 people over 20 years, crossed borders.
Coronavirus
October 28
The members of Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota held a rally ahead of an August school board meeting at Sandburg Education Center in Anoka.

Minnesota teachers at 'breaking point' over pandemic stress

Teachers across Minnesota are frazzled trying to navigate pandemic-related combinations of in-person and online instruction — so much so that nearly one-third responding to a recent statewide survey said they were thinking of quitting.
Local
October 28
Biden for President Minnesota launched a 'Soul of the Nation' Early Vote Bus Tour across the state Tuesday morning starting at the State Capitol. Gove

Former U.S. attorney in Minnesota joins former GOP prosecutors voting for Biden

Tom Heffelfinger, 19 ex-prosecutors sign letter saying president is abusing power.
Local
October 28
Lake City driver dies despite best efforts of fellow firefighters after crash

Lake City driver dies despite best efforts of fellow firefighters after crash

Emergency responders raced to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Lake City, Minn., early Tuesday and saw the badly injured driver was one of…
West Metro
October 28

2 plead guilty to role in stray gunfire seriously injuring motorcyclist in Carver County

Two people have pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Carver County for being in a group of target shooters whose stray bullet seriously wounded a…
Minneapolis
October 28

Flap over Minneapolis deputy chief's 'white boys' comment missed point

Minneapolis Police Deputy Chief Art Knight gave half a quote to the paper the other week.He was talking about a defunct diversity program that used…
West Metro
October 28
Tony Pham, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, took aim at local jurisdictions that don’t cooperate with immigration offici

ICE director, in Twin Cities, announces more than 100 immigration arrests

Nationwide enforcement action includes 31 arrests in Minnesota.
Local
October 28
In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo, a volunteer receives an injection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, as part

HealthPartners resumes COVID-19 vaccine recruitment

HealthPartners is recruiting patients again for a clinical trial of AstraZeneca's experimental vaccine for COVID-19.The Bloomington-based health care provider had received rapid interest from Minnesotans…
Duluth
October 28
Workers prepared a section of W. Superior Street in downtown Duluth to be covered in asphalt through the winter before work on a permanent surface is

Three years in, work on Superior Street in Duluth will now go four

Superior Street project has tested local businesses.
Local
October 28

Minnesota U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released from hospital after emergency surgery

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis was released from the hospital Wednesday, days after undergoing emergency surgery.Lewis, a former congressman, sought treatment Monday…
East Metro
October 28
A vehicle rolled over and landed in the median on I-694 near the Hwy. 36 interchange in the northeast metro on Wednesday morning.

Fatal crash jams traffic on Interstate 694 in northeast metro

A rollover crash resulted in the death of a Maple Grove man and a traffic jam on Interstate 694 in the northeast metro for several…
Local
October 28
Minnesota-inspired interactive hanging sculpture being installed at MSP

Minnesota-inspired interactive hanging sculpture being installed at MSP

The 29 foot high sculpture titled 'The Aurora' was created by artist Jen Lewin. It's made of glass and metal and it will allow the public to engage in the artwork through movement.
National
October 28
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

As virus surges in Wisconsin, GOP leader open to more aid

Coronavirus cases that hit record highs this week in Wisconsin continued to soar on Wednesday, and a Republican legislative leader said he was open to approving more aid to combat the virus in the face of a new poll that shows sinking approval ratings for lawmakers less than a week before Election Day.
National
October 28

US Senate candidate Lewis out of hospital after 2-night stay

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota was released from a hospital Wednesday afternoon following a two-night stay for emergency internal hernia surgery, the campaign said in a release.