Plans for Panoway on Wayzata Bay include a streetside plaza with a water feature, bike path and other amenities.

Wayzata moves ahead with major lakefront project despite virus

Construction during shutdown could minimize any disruptions to business, city officials decided.
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The old painting and the U and the owner of the Thunderbird Hotel

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The Battle of Trafalgar was painted around 1900 by Scottish artist James Kay. It was donated to the University of Minnesota in 1996 by businessman Rod
A painting in Burton Hall of the British battleship HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar was donated by the late Rodney Wallace. But where did he get it?
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Two rescued after canoe capsizes in Lake Superior

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The coastline of Park Point in Duluth in October 2019.
The men had personal flotation devices on board but weren't wearing them, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said.
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The historic Calumet Inn in Pipestone, Minn., is the subject of a fierce fight between its owner and local officials who have shut down the landmark h

Historic Calumet Inn in Pipestone shuts down in fierce fight between owner and city

In "absolute shock," owner Tammy Grubbs says the city acted illegally in condemning the property.
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Mel Jacobson, left, with neighbor Rod Hyde, abandoned Minnetonka for his cabin across the St. Croix River to wait out the virus pandemic.

Minnesotans hunker down at cabins to escape coronavirus

Despite concerns of year-round residents, some cabin owners head north to wait out the crisis
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill Saturday morning allocating $330 million in COVID-19 aid passed by the state legislature on March 26. Governor W

Minnesota reports its 5th death from COVID-19; 43 more cases added

Newly declared patients included a 2-year-old as concern grows about the virus' spread in long-term care facilities.
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FILE - Costco has pulled out of its planned store in Duluth, citing high costs to build.

Costco pulls out of plans to build in Duluth

The retailer's site selector said project bids in the city "far exceeded" those elsewhere in the Midwest.
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Elisabeth Samson Lee has been telling the story of her assault to committees at the Minnesota State Capitol.

When the sexual assault suspect is a police officer

Former Pine County Sheriff's Office clerk leads fight to break down the "blue wall of silence."
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Jeanne Calvit, founder of Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, with some of her colleagues, in healthier times. The St. Paul-based cent

Brooks: The art of the possible continues, despite it all

The coronavirus might shut down almost everything else, but the art goes on at Interact, a visual and performing arts center for people with disabilities.
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Patty Sagert delivered groceries to her mom, who lives in a senior facility. Restrictions are keeping families apart.

Families agonize over separation as coronavirus spreads in Minnesota's nursing homes

Many fear the worst is yet to come, and their loved ones will die alone, with no one holding their hand.
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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin approach 1,000 mark

Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Wisconsin are nearing the 1,000 mark, officials reported Saturday.
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This is the lift involved in the incident Thursday that left a rental business mechanic dead. Credit: Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office

Worker died as aerial lift was being inspected, struck power line in Byron

The victim was identified as a 37-year-old man from Rochester.
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Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 29, 2020

COLUMBUS MARCH 2 Theft. Two snowmobiles were reported stolen off a trailer in the 14000 block of NE. Lake Drive. EXCELSIOR FEB. 15
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Minnesota briefs: Flood-prone Red River Valley feeling relief with a 'perfect spring melt'

As the Red River rises, many city folks along its banks are breathing a sigh of relief because a “perfect spring melt” should keep flood…
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Metro briefs: Stillwater's historic Lift Bridge raised for boat traffic on St. Croix River

The lift span of the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge was raised and locked into place Thursday, signaling the start of the navigation season on the…
Books
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'Scandinavian Humor & Other Myths' author John Louis Anderson dies at 72

In the self-published book's first three months in print, it sold 30,000 copies.
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Minnesota officials report 5th death from the coronavirus

The Minnesota Department of Health on Saturday confirmed the state's fifth death from the coronavirus, on a day when Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill to provide more money to help manage the pandemic.
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Passengers arriving from Italy at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, RUssia on March 2, 2020. A Russian citizen who returned from Italy on Feb.

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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Map: Tracking coronavirus in Minnesota

See how COVID-19 has spread in Minnesota and across the United States.
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Alvin Moua and his wife, Vanishia Yang, stood outside their home, where someone left a racist, threatening note on their door linking them to the coro

Asian-Americans in Minnesota face insults, hostility during virus outbreak

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights says it has started to hear about bias incidents targeting Asian-Americans.
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Madison police searched in and around trash containers in their investigation of the 2008 killing of Brittany Sue Zimmermann, 21, at 517 W. Doty St. o

Man charged in 2008 killing of UW-Madison student was set to be freed from prison

A 53-year-old man charged last week in the 2008 killing of a University of Wisconsin-Madison student was set to be released from prison on a drunken driving sentence.
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Ben Pelton, right, and Dr. Timothy Sielaff, who was assisted by Travis Wolfe of the Red Cross, donated blood at Allina Commons on March 19. State heal

They need your blood: Canceled drives pressure Minnesota's supplies

Despite COVID-19, blood banks remain open for business and need donations.
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Minneapolis man dies in SUV rollover in Crow Wing County

A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was killed early Friday in an SUV crash in Crow Wing County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.The driver, Justin David…