Autumn Larson says she suffered these injuries after being hit by a police projectile during the protests over George Floyd’s killing.

Mpls. council panel OKs $45K for woman who says police shot her with projectile

Autumn Larson, 25, is among the slew of protesters and journalists who have sued the city for civil rights violations stemming from police response in summer 2020.
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Minnesota prepares to vaccinate children for COVID-19

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When the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for children 5 to 11, Minnesota will have enough vaccine for the 509,000 children in the state in that ag
The shots will be available shortly after federal officials give approval, expected in early November.
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Day 2 of aviation training on hold after UND student pilot dies in crash

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University of North Dakota airplanes in Grand Forks.
The crash occurred about 6 miles from the North Dakota-Minnesota border.
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File photo. A Salmonella outbreak likely caused by contaminated onions has sickened people in multiple states. (Dreamstime)

Salmonella outbreak likely caused by contaminated onions sickens Minnesotans

CDC advises people to throw out fresh whole red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico.
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Wisconsin Republicans release redistricting plan

Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature released their redistricting plans on Wednesday, maps that were immediately blasted as "rigged" because they are based largely on existing districts the GOP drew a decade ago that solidified their majorities.
Nation
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This police camera video provided by the Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he w

FBI: Items linked to Laundrie, potential human remains found

Potential human remains were found Wednesday in a Florida wilderness area along with items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was found slain after he returned home alone from their cross-country road trip, according to the FBI.
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A memorial marked where Autumn Merrick was run over during a rolling gun battle this week in Minneapolis.

2nd suspect charged in rolling gun battle that ended in crash, death of woman in Minneapolis

The charges say one driver was chasing after another at high speeds and shots were fired before the crash.
Nation
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EXPLAINER: How jury selection works in Arbery slaying trial

Teachers, auto mechanics and retirees summoned to jury duty in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery are being questioned about their thoughts on racism, their social media habits and whether they own guns, while hundreds more await their turn.
Business
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Bay Area county fines burger chain over vaccine verification

California's popular In-N-Out hamburger chain is in trouble with yet another San Francisco Bay Area county over its failure to verify the vaccination cards of people choosing to dine-in with their double-doubles, shakes and fries.
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Minneapolis man admits to impersonating FBI agent in phony terrorism probe

Bernard Holmes, 66, admitted to "spoofing" phone number to look like he was calling from FBI office.
Local
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Wisconsin man charged with murder in Ohio Turnpike stabbing

A Wisconsin man was charged with murder Wednesday in what authorities believe was a random knife attack that killed a motorist and injured another after they had stopped at a travel plaza on the Ohio Turnpike.
Local
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Minnesota colleges investigate alleged sex competition

The College of St. Benedict and St. John's University are investigating allegations that some male students started a competition this fall to see who could have more sexual encounters with female students.
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Man charged with illegally buying and selling pistol used in St. Paul shootout that injured 14, killed 1

Jerome Horton purchased 33 guns since mid-June, according to prosecutors.
Business
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Senator asks Facebook CEO to testify on Instagram and kids

The senator leading a probe of Facebook's Instagram and its impact on young people is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the panel that has heard far-reaching criticisms from a former employee of the company.
Coronavirus
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Mason Nadolney got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot during a mobile vaccine event at Chanhassen High School in July.

What you need to know about COVID variants, Minnesota mask requirements and more

Advice is evolving along with the coronavirus. Here's the latest from staff and news service reports.
Local
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Man accused of buying gun for suspect in St. Paul shooting

Federal authorities said Wednesday that a Twin Cities man who bought three-dozen firearms in five months illegally supplied a weapon for one of the suspects in a shootout at a St. Paul bar.
Local
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Unvaccinated Minnesotans 30x more likely to die from COVID

Unvaccinated Minnesotans are 15 times more likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 and 30 times more likely to die from the disease than unvaccinated residents, Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said Wednesday.
Minneapolis
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What we know (and don't know) about the killing of Winston Smith

The intersection of W. Lake Street and S. Girard Avenue in south Minneapolis emerged as another focal point of protests earlier this summer after members…
Local
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Woman, 40, dies in motorcycle crash near Belle Plaine

The wreck occurred midday Tuesday, authorities said.
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Minnesota Retailers Association President Bruce Nustad and a group of industry representatives held a news conference in front of Tobasi Tobacco on Se

Retail groups, St. Paul businesses speak out against tobacco ordinance

The proposed ordinance would set a $10 minimum for a pack of cigarettes.
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Police: Man fatally shoots 2, wounds 2, then kills himself

Three people were killed and two others critically wounded in a shooting at a home in a southeastern Wisconsin city, and police said Wednesday they believe the shooter was among the dead.
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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey spoke at a news conference Sunday, Oct. 17. In an interview Wednesday, Frey said his opposition to rent control hasn’t

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey opposes rent control, but says he will vote for ballot measure

The mayor has spent months expressing opposition to rent control, and vetoed a separate measure.
Nation
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Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table before pleading guilty, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering 17 people during a rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving a jury to decide whether he will be executed for one of the nation's deadliest school shootings.