Carlos Remigio, right, a volunteer, and Michael Lindsay, left of center, a Ramsey County employee, worked to unload the car of an election judge, coll

Will Minnesota join the push to switch to a national popular vote?

Coming off the 2020 presidential election, the conversation around the Electoral College continues to heat up.
Shawn Bates panhandles at the intersection of Hiawatha Avenue and E. 46th Street in south Minneapolis in November 2020.
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Is it legal to panhandle in the median of Minneapolis city streets?

November 13
The legality of panhandling on a median is a bit complicated. "Whether it's legal or not depends on how you conduct yourself," says Timothy Richards of the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office.
A strong westerly wind kicked up snow Sunday afternoon drifting it over area roads and parking lots. A St. Paul resident used a snow blower in an atte
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Why does St. Paul leave alley snowplowing to its residents?

November 13
In St. Paul, many residents have to band together to hire plow drivers during the winter.
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October 26
What do you wonder about the people, places and culture of Minnesota? Listen to our community-driven reporting project, which invites listeners to ask questions that our newsroom researches and answers.
JENNIFER SIMONSON • jsimonson@startribune.com Minneapolis, MN - 4/10/09 - State safety officials today are emphasizing some sobering news as motorcy
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Are motorcycles allowed to be louder than cars in Minnesota?

October 31
Loud bikes are a pet peeve of many who say the unbridled mufflers make their bodies shake, hurt their ears and wake them from sleep.
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How many WPA projects were built in Minn. as part of FDR's New Deal?

October 25
It's easy to stumble across the fruits of the agency's work, however — just look for the telltale bronze plaques.
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Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?

November 19
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Why do so many Twin Cities mall names end in 'dale'?

October 17
Southdale was designed to be more than a shopping experience, complete with a day care center, aviary, fish pond and sidewalk cafes.
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Do the Twin Cities really get their drinking water from the Mississippi River?

October 9
Minneapolis and St. Paul treat about 100 million gallons of river water per day.