Fourth-grade girls in teacher Nechama Idstein’s class made prayer cards with cut outs of traditional foods for Rosh Hashana meals during class at To

Twin Cities Jewish community has grown by 23% since 2004

Strong economy, interfaith marriages and new migration drive trend.

2 victims identified, 3rd body recovered in Washington County plane crash

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Washington County law enforcement, shown during the search earlier this week for a small airplane that went down in the Mississippi River.
The search continues for a third victim.

Brainerd man pleads guilty to poaching black bear on Red Lake reservation

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Brainerd man pleads guilty to poaching black bear on Red Lake reservation
Brett James Stimac admitted to wildlife trafficking and trespassing.
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Minnesota begins early voting as candidates visit the state

The battleground state of Minnesota began voting in the presidential election on Friday as polling stations opened in every county and local elections officials began mailing out absentee ballots.
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Election official Jeff Caldwell examined a primary mail-in-ballot from a motorist at Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services during a drive-through A

Record number of Minneapolis voters request mail-in ballots

About 114,000 of the city's 260,000 registered voters requested mail-in ballots, a record number.
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What was the most destructive tornado in Minnesota history?

The state has seen dozens of terrifying twisters over the years.
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Gov. Tim Walz argued that Minnesota has weathered the medical and economic tolls of the pandemic better than many states.

Gov. Walz proposes benchmarks to end Minn. COVID emergency

Six months after his emergency order, the governor reflected on changes he would make and the strengths of Minnesota's COVID-19 response.
Supporters of long term care facilities and of Saint Therese New Hope came out to support Saint Therese workers coming and going during the afternoon

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Early voting at Martin Luther King Rec Center, 271 Mackubin St, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

How to vote in the 2020 elections in Minnesota

Early voting in Minnesota began Sept. 18. Here's what you need to know to cast your ballot.
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A homicide suspect in a dark car rounded the curve in the wrong direction on I-394 leaving downtown Minneapolis as two State Patrol squad cars gave ch

Suspect in killing of Mpls. teen arrested in Plymouth after fleeing wrong way on I-394, through yards

The suspect drove through yards and crashed in Plymouth, according to emergency dispatch audio.

2 of 3 plane crash victims identified, search continues

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has identified two of the three people who died when their single-engine plane crashed into a water-filled quarry last weekend.

Mother whose toddler overdosed charged with neglect

A 21-year-old woman has been charged in Sauk County with felony child neglect in the overdose death of her 1-year-old daughter.

Trump heats up culture war in appeal to Wisconsin voters

President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he tries to repeat his path to victory four years ago.
Nancy Gossell voted in July at the Minneapolis Early Vote Center ahead of the primary.

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Youth voter registration in Minnesota is on the rise compared to previous election cycles.

Youth voter registration on the rise in Minnesota

Minnesota is one of 20 states where youth voter registration has grown more than 12% over the last presidential election.
In this Nov. 1, 2016, photo, a voter is reflected in the glass frame of a poster while leaving a polling site in Atlanta, during early voting ahead of

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Who's running for major offices and where they stand on the issues.
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Luba Perchyshyn, shown in 2015.

Luba Perchyshyn, master maker of Ukrainian eggs, dies at 96

She helped keep the tradition alive during an era in which it was suppressed under Soviet rule.
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Children who attend Dodge Nature Preschool enjoy outdoor classrooms all year round, with plenty of activities.

Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul aims to raise $40M in largest fundraiser ever

Twin Cities nonprofit seeks more visitors to nature center and trails.
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Ramsey County Sherif Bob Fletcher.

Ramsey County sheriff goes live online, but not everyone's a fan

The sheriff's Facebook livestream has rankled members of the Ramsey County Board and city leaders, who say they expect more.
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The Department of Homeland Security logo hangs in San Diego during a news conference on October 26, 2017.

Immigrants fight end to temporary legal protections

Those holding Temporary Protected Status could lose their legal standing.
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz during Thursday's interview in the Governor’ Reception Room.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on mask mandates, economic recovery, more

Highlights from the sitdown with the governor as Minnesota's emergency pandemic response reaches six months.
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Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell Anderson listened to arguments in March 2007.

Former Minnesota Chief Justice Russell Anderson dies at 78

The court needed "the best voice we could get for rural Minnesota — and we got the best voice for all of Minnesota," former Gov. Arne Carlson said.
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Kristin Anderson, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Medical Group, administered a free COVID-19 test to Jimmie Turner, 65, of St

Minnesota launches four-week free COVID-19 testing

Public health officials are now watching to see whether the opening of schools will translate into more cases.