Metro Transit bus driver Lauren Cox.

Metro Transit, workers resume contract talks, will meet again in November

Representatives bargained with agency officials for the first time since rejecting a contract offer in September.
Local

Minneapolis man charged with throwing rocks at Portland police, vandalizing precinct station

October 26
His Facebook page shows him engaged in the Floyd protests here this summer.
Local

Bloomington parents receive 6 months' home detention for unattended toddler's drowning

October 26
Duluth
October 26
The Duluth City Council approved $300,000 in additional tourism tax money for Spirit Mountain to help it open this year.

Will there be pent-up demand for Duluth's troubled Spirit Mountain?

Spirit Mountain hopes for pent-up demand and local travel to help right itself.
National
October 26
In this Oct. 20, 2020, photo, Evelio Mancera and his daughter, Jennifer Mancera, both residents of Madison, fill out their ballots on the first day of

Worst place, worst time: Trump faces virus spike in Midwest

Gabe Loiacono is the kind of voter President Donald Trump can ill afford to lose. He lives in a pivotal county of a swing state that is among a handful that will decide the presidency.
Coronavirus
October 26
“Testing is the key to stopping the chain of the virus spreading,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday. Above, he wore a buffalo plaid cloth mask

Walz calls on Minnesotans to hold the line on COVID-19

White House coronavirus adviser tells governor that some states aren't in position to stop COVID-19 growth, but that Minnesota has a chance.
National
October 26

Biden goes on offense in Georgia while Trump targets Midwest

One week until Election Day, Joe Biden is going on offense, heading Tuesday to Georgia — which hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1992 — and pushing into other territory where President Donald Trump was once expected to easily repeat his wins from four years ago.
North Metro
October 26
Champlin Park safety DJ Myles celebrated scoring a touchdown after blocking an Osseo punt on Oct. 15. The Anoka-Hennepin school board on Monday overru

Anoka-Hennepin school board votes to continue sports and extracurriculars, defying state guidance

It defies state orders to end extracurriculars as virus levels force remote classes.
TV & Media
October 26
CBS White House Correspondent Ben Tracy says “the seats are nothing fancy” on Air Force One — but “the food is fantastic.”

A St. Paul native shares what it's really like to report on the White House for CBS

WCCO veteran Ben Tracy on his often "crazy" life as a White House correspondent.
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Local
October 26
Republican challenger Lacy Johnson and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar

For Omar, re-election turnout in Fifth District is about more than a win

She and challenger Johnson aim to power statewide vote.
Local
October 26
Popcorn moved via conveyor to a sifter at Kenny’s Candy & Confections in Perham, Minn. Umbrella company KLN Family Brands and a related firm employ

Perham's problem: Too many jobs, not enough workers

Thriving Perham, Minn., is building amenities to attract more workers.
Local
October 26
Attorney Michelle MacDonald at the state GOP convention in 2016. MacDonald is running a fourth time for Minnesota Supreme Court as she faces a new res

Frequent Supreme Court candidate on ballot and facing probation again

Frequent candidate has a history of legal trouble; she's running against Justice Thissen.
National
October 26
Elizabeth Quirmbach, left, registered University of Wisconsin students on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2020 outside of the UW Memorial Union in Madison, Wis.

High court won't extend Wisconsin's absentee ballot deadline

The Supreme Court is siding with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mailed ballots that are received after Election Day.
Local
October 26

Missing 80-year-old woman with dementia found dead near Cambridge, Minn.

An 80-year-old woman who went missing Friday in Kanabec County was found dead Monday near Cambridge, Minn.Andrea "Andi" Nyberg, of Elk River, was found inside…
East Metro
October 26

One dead in Inver Grove Heights condo fire

A person died Sunday night in a fire that damaged a condominium in Inver Grove Heights.Firefighters found "heavy fire and smoke" in one of the…
East Metro
October 26

Court of Appeals: Police officer violated Lino Lakes man's rights when he entered his driveway

Lino Lakes man's license to be restored over officer's entry into his driveway.
Minneapolis
October 26

Man shot several times in the chest in north Minneapolis

A man in his mid-20s was shot several times in the chest in north Minneapolis, authorities said Monday.The gunfire occurred about 11:30 p.m. in the…
National
October 26

Walz calls for 'goal line stand' against coronavirus spread

Gov. Tim Walz and health officials delivered a stark warning Monday that Minnesota's fight against the coronavirus is at a critical stage and that residents need to step up their compliance with masking, social distancing and avoiding crowds if the state is going to avoid the rapid spread that has made the upper Midwest one of the country's worst hotspots for COVID-19.
South Metro
October 26

Belle Plaine woman killed in head-on crash on snowy western Minnesota highway

A Twin Cities area woman died in a head-on collision on a snowy western Minnesota highway over the weekend.The crash occurred shortly before 6:15 a.m.…
Local
October 26

Minnesota couple avoids prison time in son's drowning death

A judge says a Minnesota couple accused in the drowning death of their 21-month-old son after leaving three children unsupervised for nearly two hours will not have to serve prison time.
COVID-19
October 26
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.
National
October 26

DNR wants to raise mining fees, require more detailed plans

Mining applicants would have to pay more for permits and licenses, supply more detailed plans to state regulators, and work around a new list of areas deemed off-limits under regulations the state Department of Natural Resources is developing.
Variety
October 26

Wisconsin surpasses 200K COVID-19 cases

Wisconsin health officials reported Monday that more than 200,000 people have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began in March, a disturbing milestone as the virus continues to surge unabated across the state.