In this 2020 photo, children arrive for classes at Forest View Elementary in Forest Lake. The end of the 2020-21 school year, which wrapped up last we

Masks will be optional for many Minnesota students taking summer classes

Minnesota students and teachers returning to classrooms for summer school may see one clear shift in pandemic precautions: fewer people wearing masks.

Driver hits Uptown protesters, killing one and injuring others

Steph Opitz of Minneapolis left flowers at a growing memorial to a woman killed at the intersection in Uptown late Sunday and seen Monday in Minneapol
Late Sunday, someone drove a vehicle into a group of protesters at Lake Street and Girard Avenue, killing a 31-year-old woman and injuring others. The driver has been arrested, Minneapolis police said.

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Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it's wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or say goodbye to their jobs. But that's a losing legal argument so far.
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Minnesota court affirms approval of Line 3 oil pipeline

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed state regulators' key approvals of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project, in a dispute that drew over 1,000 protesters to northern Minnesota last week.

State biologist pleads no contest in sturgeon caviar case

Wisconsin's top sturgeon biologist has pleaded no contest in Winnebago County to obstructing a warden.
Flames and smoke are seen from an explosion at a chemical plant in Rockton, Ill., Monday, June 14, 2021.

Illinois chemical plant explosion, fires prompt evacuations

An explosion at a northern Illinois chemical plant Monday morning sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground, prompting evacuations.

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

A woman was killed and three other people were injured when a vehicle drove into demonstrators during a protest in the Minneapolis neighborhood where a Black man was fatally shot this month during his attempted arrest by members of a federal task force, police said Monday.

Death of elderly woman investigated in Rock County

The Rock County Sheriff's Office said it's investigating what it calls the "complex, violent death" of an elderly woman.
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Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses.

Six rescued, search for one person to resume in Brown County

The search for a missing boater resumes Monday on the bay of Green Bay in Brown County.
Millie Wall at 100 (photo by Elizabeth Flores)

Minnesota Vikings superfan Millie Wall dies at 102

She attended the Minnesota Miracle game and became the team's "lucky charm."

Head-on crash in Carver County leaves 1 dead

The crash happened on Hwy. 7 in Watertown Township.
A memorial has sprung up on the fifth floor of the parking garage at Seven Points (formerly Calhoun Square), where Winston Smith was killed June 3 by

Citing crime, Juut leaves Uptown as social justice battles rage

Late Sunday, Minneapolis police said someone drove a vehicle into a group of protesters at Lake Street and Girard Avenue S. and was taken into custody.
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Wisconsin pioneer remembered as more women start fly fishing

Traditionally seen as a man's sport, fly-fishing has grown in popularity among women and girls over the past few years, and women are its largest growing demographic.
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Food insecurity worsens, even in America's breadbasket

As the sun set behind an overcast sky in early December, deepening the cold of the late afternoon, Jesse Rennich stood in line with about 30 others before an Adopt-a-Block food distribution drop at Tatley Place in south Bismarck.
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Swimmers flocked to Lake Nokomis has the heat soared in the Twin Cities last July. Water-related incidents claimed three lives and left one seriously

Four drown, 2-year-old hurt in Minnesota lakes, rivers over weekend

On Sunday evening, a 9-year-old was reported missing at Carver Lake Park Beach in Woodbury. A police officer dove into the lake and found the child, who was later pronounced dead.
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There were few cars heading into or out of downtown Minneapolis at sunrise Monday morning, March 30, 2020. The Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Science teacher Andres Gonzalez helped out students at Hiawatha Academies in 2014. Educators at the Minneapolis-based charter school network, along wi

Staff at two Twin Cities charter schools agree to unionize

The schools will set up chapters of Education Minnesota.
June 13

Shop owner's plea as California reopens: 'I need customers'

During the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, Martha Medina would occasionally slip into her shuttered store on Los Angeles' oldest street to ensure everything was secure.
June 13

Many charges dismissed, dropped in civil rights march clash

A judge dismissed the most serious charge against a man accused of shooting a civil rights activist during a confrontation in rural Pennsylvania with a group of marchers on their way to Washington D.C. from Milwaukee last summer.
June 13

Wisconsin fire deemed suspicious after officials find body

Authorities are investigating a fire in Fort Atkinson as suspicious, after finding a body inside the building.
June 13

WIU revives student teaching at Wisconsin tribal schools

Western Illinois University is reviving a program that was shuttered decades ago that allows students to gain teaching experience at Native American tribal schools in Wisconsin.