Sgt. First Class Joshua Guyse gave a presentation in February to a group of Minnesota National Guard instructors about mental health at Camp Ripley in

Iraq vet in Minn. National Guard uses his own downward spiral to offer soldiers hope

Iraq vet uses his own downward spiral to offer soldiers hope.
Local

Lawsuit: Roseville teacher segregated Black students in class, choked one of them

September 28
Ronald Lindsey addressed the Roseville school board about alleged assaults of students.
Lawsuit says she assaulted two other students.
Curious Minnesota

Did German POWs really work on Minnesota farms during World War II?

September 25
Italian prisoners of war harvest onions near Princeton, Minnesota, at the O.J. Odegard farms, September 1943. Italian World War II POWs in Minnesota h
About 400,000 Axis prisoners of war captured during World War II were dispatched to 500 camps around the United States. Many Minnesotans are unfamiliar with this episode in history.
East Metro
September 28
In a lawsuit filed in 2019, the group Gender Justice and the local ACLU say Anoka-Hennepin school leaders violated the state constitution’s right to

Appeals court rules against Anoka-Hennepin schools in transgender bias case

Anoka-Hennepin School District had kept him from using boys' locker room.
National
September 28

Voter purge case before Wisconsin Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could result in the purging of about 130,000 people from voter rolls in the hotly contested battleground state.
Local
September 28

Unarmed Moose Lake man who was shot by deputy and paralyzed wins $6.2 million settlement

Carlton County payment may be the largest such settlement outside metro.
MINNESOTA POLL
September 28
Gov. Tim Walz argued that Minnesota has weathered the medical and economic tolls of the pandemic better than many states.

Walz's approval dips from May spike

Many Minnesota voters say they would not immediately get vaccinated despite growing pandemic fears, a new Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota poll found.
Local
September 28

Police search for man who shot at St. Paul officer

A man shot at a St. Paul police officer early Monday evening.The suspect has not been located.Just before 6 p.m. the man shot at an…
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Coronavirus
September 28
A kindergartner at Harvest Best Academy, a charter school in Minneapolis, ate an apple from her protective desk during lunchtime earlier in September.

Minnesota schools grapple with shifts in COVID-19 cases

School officials across the state are wrestling with one of the thorniest questions in pandemic-era education — at what point should they close classrooms in…
Local
September 28

Minnesota's 911 outage apparently resolved

The cause of the outage is not known.
Local
September 28
Coronavirus
September 28
FILE - Richard Melvin, Ph.D. collected water samples from Lake Superior around the Park Point Beach House in August. Traces of SARS-CoV-2 were found i

Coronavirus found in Lake Superior at Duluth beaches, though waterborne spread unlikely

It's more likely to spread on crowded shores than in Lake Superior waters.
Coronavirus
September 28
Cheryl Odegaard, a medical assistant at St. Luke’s Respiratory Clinic, administered a COVID-19 test to a patient in their drive-through testing site

936 new Minnesota COVID-19 cases; 7 more deaths

Outbreaks in workplaces and at social gatherings continue to fuel growth in Minnesota's COVID-19 infections, with 936 new confirmed cases announced Monday by state health…
Local
September 28
A “Black Lives Matter” sign in Wethersfield, Connecticut. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant/TNS)

Lakeville Schools' ban on Black Lives Matter signs prompts debate

District cites policy against staff political advocacy.
Local
September 28
Rep. Dean Phillips, pictured at a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, has condemned the break-in at his campaign office. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool v

Arrest made in break-in at Phillips campaign office

A Rogers man has been arrested in connection with an August break-in at U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips' campaign office.Justin Evans, 44, faces felony burglary charges…
West Metro
September 28
Law enforcement gathered after the shooting in the Southdale parking lot across W. 66th St. from the M Health Fairview Hospital campus.

Two arrested in shooting of doctor in Edina hospital parking ramp

Edina police have arrested two suspects in connection with the shooting of a doctor in the head during an attempted robbery earlier this month in…
Local
September 28
Workers worked along Glumack Drive, likely one of the busiest thoroughfares in the state, Monday, in Bloomington, MN. The quarter-mile roadway feeds i

MSP Airport road gets a face-lift thanks to reduced air travel

State agencies are taking advantage of a lull in air travel and availability of pandemic funds
Minneapolis
September 28

Karan Day-Banker, mainstay at Calhoun Beach Club and mom to many, dies at 76

To many, Karan Day-Banker was simply known as “Mom” or “Mama Calhoun.” Whether she was baking goodies for neighborhood kids or offering friendly smiles as…
National
September 28

Conservative law firm seeks to end Wisconsin mask order

A conservative law firm asked a judge on Monday to immediately put an end to Wisconsin's mask mandate, arguing that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers doesn't have the authority to issue such an order that comes as COVID-19 cases surge statewide.
Variety
September 28

Court: Private locker room violated transgender boy's rights

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that schools must allow students to use locker rooms that are consistent with their gender identity, saying a suburban school district violated the rights of a transgender student by keeping him from using the boys' main locker room.
National
September 28

Trump coming to La Crosse, Green Bay for rallies Saturday

President Donald Trump is planning a pair of campaign rallies on Saturday in La Crosse and Green Bay, less than five weeks before the Nov. 3 election.
Duluth
September 28
FILE - The Hull Rust taconite mine in Hibbing is included in Cleveland-Cliffs purchase of ArcelorMittal USA for $1.4 billion.

Two Iron Range taconite mines are part of $1.4 billion steel merger

Two Iron Range taconite mines are part of the purchase.
COVID-19
September 28
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.