A screenshot of video recorded on traffic cameras from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Street racers shut down Lowry Hill Tunnel early Sunday morning

State Patrol said no arrests have been made.
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South metro group pushes for electric school buses

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The state’s first electric school bus hit the road in late 2017. It still serves the Lakeville school district.
Forum invites the community to join efforts for low-emission vehicles in districts' fleets.
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Brooks: Eager salons 'ready to cut that COVID hair'

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At HiFi Hair and Records in Minneapolis, Jon Clifford welcomes back his customers — and all their COVID hair. He even made videos for them during lo
The personal services industry, which includes businesses like salons, spas and barber shops, lost more jobs to the pandemic than any other industry in the state.
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Man shot, killed during Minnesota traffic stop sparks unrest

Crowds of mourners and protesters gathered in a Minneapolis suburb where the family of a 20-year-old man said he died after being shot by police before getting back into his car and driving away, then crashing several blocks away. The family of Daunte Wright said he was later pronounced dead.
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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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Officers fired dispersants into a crowd of as many as 500 outside the Brooklyn Center police headquarters and the mayor declared an overnight curfew a

Violence flares after police shoot, kill 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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Motorists can apply a high-temperature (1,300- to 2,000-degree Fahrenheit) automotive exhaust spray paint to their catalytic converters to dissuade th

Marking catalytic converter can be a DIY job

All all you need is a generous amount of bright, high-temp automotive exhaust spray paint.
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Roland Jackson looked up to check on the Derek Chauvin trial on March 29 2021, while getting some breakfast inside the Cup Foods at George Floyd Squar

Retailers urged to rethink police calls for low-level crimes

As the trial over George Floyd's death unfolds, many are hoping the case will prompt retailers to reassess how they treat Black and other minority customers.
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Nurse Jean Zwilling administered vaccine at Eden Prairie’s Al-Tawba Masjid. The mosque was among at least 16 in Minnesota that were part of a vaccin

Minnesota mosques prepare for Ramadan —with COVID-19 vaccines

Imam Ahmed Aboubadria is a healer of the soul, not the body. But he readily agreed to have his Eden Prairie mosque converted into a…
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Former offender donates estate to foster rehab from prison

Roger Bruesewitz, who died in 2019 at 82, spent much of his early life in and out of jail after robbing businesses, running "a dirty bookstore" and dealing with a heroin addiction.
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Divine Mohammad, a former addict and recovery coach at Turning Point, says he knew that George Floyd’s use of drugs would be used to malign his char

Recovering clients see drug use stigmatized in Chauvin trial

For some men at Turning Point, where George Floyd attended a 90-day treatment program in 2017, the focus on his drug use is an example of how chemical dependency among African Americans can be disproportionately stigmatized and used to justify their mistreatment.
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Wisconsin reports almost 25% of population fully vaccinated

Wisconsin health officials reported nearly a quarter of the state's population has completed COVID-19 vaccination on Sunday.
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Street racers shut down I-94 tunnel in Minneapolis

A group of street racing vehicles shut down traffic in the Lowry Hill Tunnel on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis early Sunday.
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Minnesota gives 2 million adults at least one vaccine dose

Minnesota hit the 2 million mark for people who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state's Department of Health reported Sunday.
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Dane County Board pushes to end no-knock warrants

Members of the Dane County Board in Wisconsin are pressing the sheriff to stop any use of no-knock warrants, a police tactic that criminal justice reform advocates have pushed to ban.
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In a screened off room in the Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Paramedic Kayse Abdirahman prepared to administer a COVID-19 vaccine

1,784 more COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths in Minnesota

State health officials reported 1,784 more COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths in Minnesota on Sunday.
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Collins, Klobuchar propose support for dementia caregivers

Senators from Maine and Minnesota are working together on a proposal to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of people who have dementia.
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At a January hearing, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said the officer violated department policy by expressing thoughts “that seem to pi

Arbitrator upholds firing of Minneapolis police officer

But in a twist, the decision was based on factors unrelated to Facebook posts deemed racist.
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Registered nurse Jenipher Onsarigo administered the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccination to women at the vaccination site at the Masjid Al Tawba M

Vaccine 'passports' stir debate in Minnesota

Idea adopted elsewhere raises personal freedom and equity questions.
Chauvin Trial
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In this image from video, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, listened Friday at his trial in Minneapolis in the death of George Floyd.

As defense prepares to call witnesses, will Derek Chauvin take the stand?

Some say he must explain his state of mind; others say he'll only hurt his case.
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George Masko, a WWII veteran and former top executive at Pillsbury.

George Masko, former Pillsbury executive dubbed 'the father of the Doughboy,' dies at 96

In 1965, he tapped Leo Burnett advertising to come up with a mascot, which led to the iconic Poppin' Fresh Doughboy.
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Passengers board the eastbound Empire Builder train to Chicago.    BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The eastbound Empire Builder train stopped at Union Depot i

Biden plan could boost Amtrak potential to Chicago, Duluth

But GOP official says roads and bridges are a higher priority.