Wolf hunters in Wisconsin killed 216 wolves between Monday and Wednesday, well past the 119 quota set by the Department of Natural Resources.

As Minnesota considers wolf hunt, Wisconsin hunters blow past quotas

Wisconsin hunters killed nearly double their wolf quota in a three-day season.
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In Minneapolis, barricades erected for the Derek Chauvin trial won't deter protesters of George Floyd's death

February 25
“We will continue to take to the streets,” activist Nekima Levy Armstrong said in Minneapolis.
Organizers criticize leaders for spending on fencing instead of reform.
Local

Brooks: For a second year, pandemic hits the Friday fish fries

February 25
Before the pandemic, the Friday fish dinners at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and School brought hundreds of people crowding happily into the gymn
A few, like Our Lady of Peace in Minneapolis, had enough space and willing volunteers for the Friday fish fry to carry on — as carryout.
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Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow: Reports

Russian media report that a Boeing 777 plane made an emergency landing in Moscow in the early hours of Friday after the pilot reported a problem with the engine.
Business
February 25
Hasbro said the Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head characters will still exist, names and all, but the branding on the box will say “Potato Head.”

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

Is it Mr. Potato Head or not?
East Metro
February 25

Roseville hopes $5 million in aid will attract apartment buyer

In an effort to entice the sale of a troubled apartment complex, the city of Roseville is offering as much as $5 million in aid…
Local
February 25
A gray wolf in a wooded area near Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Wisconsin hunters exceed wolf target by nearly 100 animals

Wisconsin hunters and trappers killed nearly double the number of wolves that the state allotted for a weeklong season, and they did it so quickly that officials ended the hunt after less than three days, according to figures released Thursday.
Business
February 25
Scott Koecheler, co-owner Bogart’s Entertainment Center, spoke about the lawsuit and how state restrictions are affecting his business, at a press c

Amusement operators sue Walz over curfew, other restrictions on bars

The lawsuit notes that other establishments, such as retail stores, aren't subject to the same constraints.
Coronavirus
February 25
Carrie Lampert of Cambridge, Minn., who had a heart transplant in 1993 and kidney cancer, said it’s practically been a full-time job trying to set u

Many Minn. seniors confused, frustrated in pursuit of vaccine

For thousands, many with serious health issues, the search and scramble to line up vaccine contributes to great angst and much frustration.
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February 25

McPlant and more: Beyond Meat inks McDonald's, Yum deals

Plant-based food company Beyond Meat will be partnering with several major fast-food chains in the coming years to expand offerings that could eventually include plant-based burgers, chalupas or toppings on a stuffed-crust pizza.
Local
February 25

Working group on deadly police encounters reports progress

A working group that has been looking at ways to reduce deadly encounters between police and citizens in Minnesota said Thursday that many of its recommendations are being implemented through new rules and regulations.
Local
February 25
Minneapolis police officers investigated a fatal stabbing on the city’s south side on Thursday afternoon.

2 die in stabbing, triple shooting in south Minneapolis

A man was fatally stabbed in a domestic incident. About 3 hours later, another died after being shot, along with two others who were wounded.
Local
February 25
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor at sentencing.

Ex-Minneapolis cop Mohamed Noor asks state Supreme Court to hear murder appeal

Noor wants court to overturn his third-degree murder conviction in death of Australian woman
Coronavirus
February 25
Paula McMahon prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as the mass public vaccination program gets underway, at the NHS Louisa Jordan

What you need to know about Minnesota's vaccine plan

Here are answers to questions you may have about vaccines and the state's strategy to vaccinate millions of Minnesotans.
Local
February 25

Teachers, child care workers eligible for vaccine Monday

Teachers at Wisconsin schools with a higher percentage of students at risk for catching the coronavirus will be prioritized for vaccinations when they become eligible next week, the deputy secretary of the state Department of Health Services said Thursday.
COVID-19
February 25
Samantha Brandt checked the volume for each saliva sample at IBX, Infinity Biologix, which has the ability to process up to 30,000 samples per day for

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.
Local
February 25
About two months after taking office, new U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald's priorities for Minnesota are coming into clearer view with the formation

Veteran federal prosecutor, Minnesota native named state's interim U.S. attorney

Anders Folk, a graduate from Hopkins High School and University of Minnesota, will be sworn in Monday.
Coronavirus
February 25
Leona Murphy, 77, of St. Paul, received a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 5 at a United Family Medicine clinic in St. Paul.       ] AARON LA

Minnesota essential workers, vulnerable get vaccine in April

Once 70% of Minnesota's seniors are vaccinated by the end of March, the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout will move on to those with underlying health conditions and workers who are at high risk for infection.
Local
February 25

Authorities ID woman who died after being assaulted in Brooklyn Park

Charges are pending against her boyfriend, who remains jailed.
Local
February 25

Teen killed after buggy struck by pickup in western Wisconsin

The horse-drawn buggy, which had operating lights, was hit from behind after dark, authorities said.
Local
February 25

Suburban Detroit officer on leave after Floyd Facebook post

A suburban Detroit police department has placed one of its officers on unpaid leave after a social media post making light of the death of George Floyd was shared.
Coronavirus
February 25
Medical assistant Saido Mohamud used a Sharpie pen to tap bubbles out of a syringe earlier this month as she filled it with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNT

Declining COVID-19 ICU admissions in Minnesota a sign of vaccine progress

COVID-19 flare-ups in pockets of rural Minnesota reflect concerns that viral transmission has not gone away.
Coronavirus
February 25
Sgt. Heath Bird of the Plymouth Police Department received his COVID-19 Moderna vaccine from registered nurse Gloria Christensen in January.

How to make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota

COVID-19 Vaccine Connector allows all residents to register their health, demographic and workplace information to be alerted about vaccine availability.