Founder of Darcy Solutions Jimmy Randolph, right, oversaw the installation of one of the four heat transfer cores at a geothermal installation at Stea

St. Paul explores powering Como Zoo with geothermal energy

Como plan part of St. Paul's effort to bring city buildings to carbon neutrality by 2030
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Nonprofits push for more government help as COVID aid expires

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Tommy Holmes smiles and chats with Linda Brady after receiving his meals at his home in Hamilton Manor in 2018 from Community Emergency Services (CES)
With CARES funding set to expire, state groups say the need for aid is dire.
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Fourth Minnesota prisoner dies of COVID-19 complications

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The Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights, pictured, along with Faribault and Stillwater, where four inmates have died of COVID-19 short
Two other Minn. inmates remain hospitalized and breathing on ventilators.
North Metro
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One person fatally shot in Coon Rapids

One person was fatally shot Monday evening in a retail area in Coon Rapids. The shooting happened near the 2000 block of Northdale Boulevard, according…
Coronavirus
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Ashley Winter, left, and Ty Karnes looked at slides through microscopes Tuesday in their anatomy and physiology 2 class at Duluth’s Lake Superior Co

State's two-year schools losing students during the pandemic

Minnesota's community colleges are bleeding students during the COVID-19 pandemic, a reversal of what has typically occurred during economic downturns.Fall enrollment has shrunk an average…
National
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President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, spoke at the Queen theater, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

Feds agree to help Biden transition after more Trump defeats

After weeks of fraught delay, the federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election on Monday and gave the green light for cooperation on a transition of power. The move came after President Donald Trump suffered yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud.
Books
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For 22 years, Carol Connolly hosted "Readings by Writers," a monthly writers series that hosted new and established writers, literary greats and humor

Carol Connolly, St. Paul's first poet laureate, dies at 85

With her red bob haircut, trademark round eyeglasses and black turtleneck sweater, Carol Connolly was a welcome and unmistakable fixture at literary events around the…
Coronavirus
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The patio was open at Modist Brewing Co., on N. 3rd Street in the North Loop on Thursday, Nov. 19. The Minneapolis neighborhood is known for its bars

Young and social North Loop sees rapid rise in COVID cases

The Minneapolis neighborhood has the city's third highest growth rate in new coronavirus cases, which tracks with the large number of young adults who live there and were more likely to socialize and dine out.
Duluth
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Two Minnesota regulators granted environmental permits for Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, critical approvals needed for c

Army Corps of Engineers issues Enbridge permit for Line 3

This is last major hurdle for the controversial project.
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Police release details on Wisconsin mall shooting arrests

Police in suburban Milwaukee on Monday provided more details about their investigation into a mall shooting last week, including the arrests of two more people.
Coronavirus
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Gov. Tim Walz unveiled the COVIDawareMN mobile tracking app available to Minnesotans during a press conference Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in St. Paul.

Minnesota launches COVID-19 tracking app for your phone

"We are in an unrelenting spike," said Gov. Tim Walz, who called the app "another tool in our toolbox to slow the spread of COVID." While the technology has existed for months, Minnesota leaders hesitated to use it because of privacy concerns.
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Legislators from both sides of the aisle joined forces Monday to encourage Minnesotans to wear masks and social distance over the holidays. s ANTHONY

Two Republicans join Minn. House Democrats in urging coronavirus caution

Organizers declined to provide a list of lawmakers who signed the pledge.
Variety
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Army Corps of Engineers grants final federal Line 3 permit

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday approved the final federal permit for Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, bringing the project a step closer to construction.
Variety
5:02pm

Conservative attorneys challenge Dane County gatherings ban

A conservative law firm asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to immediately block Dane County's ban on indoor gatherings and indoor sports amid the coronavirus pandemic, arguing the order will ruin Thanksgiving and subject young athletes to mental trauma.
COVID-19
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Supporters of long term care facilities and of Saint Therese New Hope came out to support Saint Therese workers coming and going during the afternoon

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.
Local
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'Legendary' University of Minnesota law professor C. Robert 'Bob' Morris dies at 92

Bob Morris loved nothing more than to mingle with his fellow University of Minnesota faculty and take promising law students under his wing.Morris taught torts,…
Coronavirus
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Pam DeMarce, owner of Wow Zone bowling alley and entertainment center in Mankato, which has been forced to shut down for the second time this year.

Walz to propose business relief package as bridge to federal aid

Small-business owners in Minnesota say federal stimulus programs kept them alive. But with money from the programs spent and COVID-19 raging stronger than ever, more federal help is needed, they say.
Coronavirus
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz speaks from the Governor's Reception room at the State Capitol, to discuss the latest steps in his response to COVID-19, Wedne

Minnesota launches smartphone app to slow spread of COVID-19

Gov. Tim Walz and other Minnesota officials urged residents Monday to download a free app for their smartphones that will notify them if someone who's been near them later tests positive for the coronavirus and will allow them to warn others anonymously if they test positive themselves.
Local
2:40pm

Charge: Driver was making call at 'same moment' of crash near St. Cloud that killed other motorist

State Patrol alleged the driver also disobeyed stop signs and failed to yield.
National
2:30pm

Wisconsin attorney general suing over GOP lame-duck law

Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging parts of a Republican-authored law limiting his powers that was passed during a lame-duck legislative session two years ago.
National
2:30pm

Rittenhouse attorney says judge allowed him on case

A California attorney said Monday that a Kenosha County judge will allow him to appear in court on behalf of an Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin.
Coronavirus
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At the University of Minnesota Field House, about 2000 students, staff, and faculty took saliva COVID-19 tests last week before the university locks d

24 COVID-19 deaths, 6,353 new infections reported in Minnesota

Sixteen deaths involved people who live in private residences, underscoring risk beyond long-term care facilities.
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Zane Pederson Credit: Winona County jail

Man admits repeatedly raping SE. Minnesota woman he knew while trying to conceal his identity

Plea deal calls for Zane R. Pederson to serve nearly 21 years in prison.