Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, wipes away a tear during his testimony in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Monday.

Brother breaks down telling jurors of Floyd's love for their mother

At the start of the third week of the Derek Chauvin murder trial, Philonise Floyd spoke of George's devotion to their mother, saying, "He loved her so dearly."
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Chief: Officer meant to use Taser, not firearm, on Daunte Wright

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Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Monday that he suspects the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday did so by
A Brooklyn Center police officer fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, inflaming already raw tensions between police and community members in the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial. The unidentified officer is on administrative leave after what the chief called an "accidental discharge."
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Schools closed, businesses damaged after police shoot, kill Black man

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A Walmart employee picked up items looted and left outside the store Monday at the Shingle Creek Crossing shopping center in Brooklyn Center.
Violence and looting broke out overnight after the fatal shooting of a Black motorist, Daunte Wright, by police in Brooklyn Center on Sunday afternoon. The Brooklyn Center school district told students to stay home Monday and do distance learning.
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Police fire dispersants into a crowd of protestors outside the Brooklyn Center police headquarters on Sunday night after Daunte Wright, 20, was fatall

Gov. Walz sets 7 p.m. curfew in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota counties

The curfew follows the fatal police shooting in Brooklyn Center of Daunte Wright.
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Joan Floren, skilled gardener and volunteer for west metro nonprofits, dies at 67

Joan Floren's awe-inspiring flower gardens were a must-see that were routinely featured on tours. But she displayed her best work as a tireless volunteer who…
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Witnesses who testified so far in the Derek Chauvin trial include, clockwise from top left: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo; HCMC Dr. Bradf

Who are the witnesses in the Derek Chauvin trial?

These are the individuals who have testified so far in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd.
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Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city's police chief said Monday.
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EXPLAINER: Prosecution explores Floyd's 'spark of life'

Prosecutors trying a white former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd's death put one of Floyd's brothers on the witness stand Monday in a further effort to humanize him for the jury and counter the defense narrative that Floyd was at least partially responsible for his own death due to his use of illegal drugs.
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Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, wipes away a tear during his testimony in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Monday.

What happened Monday in the Derek Chauvin trial

Philonise Floyd, George's brother, took the stand on Monday and broke down while giving "spark of life" testimony about what kind of a person George Floyd was when he was alive.
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Watch on replay: Brother breaks down talking about George Floyd's life

Brother breaks down talking about George Floyd's life in Derek Chauvin murder trial.If you don't see a video player, click here.—Law school professor, former…
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Watch live: Derek Chauvin trial in recess until Tuesday

The Star Tribune will livestream the entire Derek Chauvin trial.
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An inmate at the Moose Lake prison who argued he should be released due to how the facility has handled COVID-19 has lost his case at the Minnesota Co

Moose Lake prison properly handled COVID-19 risks, appeals court rules

An ACLU suit sought release for inmates, which the Minnesota Court of Appeals denied.
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Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion.
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M Health Fairview nurse Nicole Parr extracted a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recently.

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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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Daunte Wright is sixth person killed by Brooklyn Center police since 2012

Five of the six were men of color, according to a Star Tribune database of fatal encounters with police.
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Chefs Christina Nguyen and Yia Vang filmed a segment for Minnesota Rice, a fundraiser for the Coalition of Asian American Leaders, at Nguyen’s home

Asian American nonprofits in Minn. see increased giving, but disparities persist

Communities of color face persistent disparities in funding in philanthropy.
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Workers build a new home in Woodbury in March 2020. A legal challenge by a trade group representing builders has targeted two small cities in Hennepin

Legal challenge by Minnesota group questions city building permit fees

The state doesn't have specific guidelines for fee costs and usage.
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Daunte Wright. Photo provided by family.

Violence flares after police shoot, kill Black man in Brooklyn Center

The fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, 20, during a Brooklyn Center traffic stop Sunday led to protests and looting that spilled over to Minneapolis. National Guard troops arrived just before midnight as several businesses around a Walmart were completely destroyed, including Foot Locker, T-Mobile and a men's clothing store.
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“We should listen to Daunte’s mom, who is calling for peace and calm,” President Biden said today.

President Biden calls Daunte Wright's death 'tragic,' appeals for peace

"We should listen to Daunte's mom, who is calling for peace and calm," President Biden said.
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Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line

One of the worst droughts in memory in a massive agricultural region straddling the California-Oregon border could mean steep cuts to irrigation water for hundreds of farmers this summer to sustain endangered fish species critical to local tribes.
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Milwaukee man pleads guilty to COVID-19 relief fraud

A Milwaukee man pleaded guilty Monday to obtaining more than $600,000 in fraudulent COVID-19 relief funds.
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Milwaukee man pleads guilty to illegally obtaining PPP loans

A Milwaukee man accused of illegally obtaining more than $600,000 in federal loans meant for COVID-19 relief pleaded guilty Monday in federal court.