St. Paul
June 29
School board member Marny Xiong, seen at an event in 2017, died June 7 of COVID-19.

St. Paul school board moves on two tracks to fill vacancy

Election to be held Nov. 3, preceded by appointment.
Local
June 29

Suspect held in crash that killed 3 in Green Bay

Authorities are holding a 22-year-old man as a suspect in a two-vehicle crash that killed three people in Green Bay.
TV & Media
June 29

Images of brutality against Black people spur racial trauma

Since Wanda Johnson's son was shot and killed by a police officer in Oakland, California, 11 years ago, she has watched video after video of…
Local
June 29
George Floyd's aunt and uncle are hoping for justice

George Floyd's aunt and uncle are hoping for justice

George Floyd's aunt and uncle spoke to the media after four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd appeared in court on Monday, June 29.
Minneapolis
June 29
Ruhel Islam’s restaurant was destroyed. The owner of Gandhi Mahal said “let my building burn, justice needs to be served.” He plans to rebuild o

At epicenter of Minneapolis riots, a reckoning is underway

Among small business owners on Lake Street, there is grief, anger and hope for change as they make decisions about whether to rebuild.
Local
June 29

Judge warns of possible move of trial in George Floyd death

A Minnesota judge on Monday warned that he's likely to move the trials of four former police officers charged in George Floyd's death out of Minneapolis if public officials, attorneys and family members don't stop speaking out about the case.
National
June 29

Democrats say no August election changes, look to November

An attorney representing Democrats in a federal lawsuit seeking to make absentee voting easier told a judge Monday that his clients are no longer looking to implement changes in time for Wisconsin's August primary and are now looking ahead to the November presidential election.
National
June 29

Fargo mayor says holiday will test efforts to curb COVID-19

The mayor of Fargo said Monday that while North Dakota's most populous city and the state's COVID-19 hotspot is making progress in controlling spread of the coronavirus, a litmus test awaits with the July 4th holiday.
National
June 29

Walz: Minnesota now able to give 20,000 virus tests daily

Minnesota reported 10 more deaths from the coronavirus on Monday, the same day state officials said they had reached their goal of being able to test as many as 20,000 people a day.
Minneapolis
June 29

Authorities ID motorcyclist killed in crash with bicyclist near downtown Mpls.

The motorcyclist died a day after the collision. The bicyclist survived his injuries.
Coronavirus
June 29
A health care worker administers a COVID-19 test to a drive-up patient. [Star Tribune file photo: Alex Kormann/Minneapolis Star Tribune]

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers decline in Minnesota

State nears 21-day threshold for assessing any increase in COVID-19 related to June 10 bar, restaurant reopenings.
National
June 29

Wisconsin mink industry warned of outbreak in Europe animals

Wisconsin animal health officials are cautioning the state's mink producers about the dangers of the coronavirus following outbreaks among animals on several farms in Europe, spurring renewed calls from animal rights activists to ban the fur trade.
Local
June 29

7-year-old drowns at Cascade Lake Park in Rochester

A 7-year-old boy has drowned in a lake in Rochester. The boy's mother, Jasmin McBride tells KTTC-TV her son, Deon McBride, was in Rochester to visit his father for the summer. Rochester police and firefighters responded to a child missing in Cascade Lake Park about 7 p.m. Saturday. The child was recovered from the lake and taken to St. Marys Hospital. The boy's family has created a GoFundMe page to return his body to Chicago for burial.
Minneapolis
June 29
A Minneapolis police officer tested out a body camera before the department adopted them in 2017. A new policy prevents Minneapolis officers involved

Frey, Arradondo announce tighter body camera reviewing rules

The policy prevents officers involved in critical incidents, including those involving deadly force, from reviewing body camera footage before completing an initial police report for the incident.
Local
June 29
Mayor Frey: 'It's a massive blow to accountability'

Mayor Frey: 'It's a massive blow to accountability'

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey reacted to a City Council proposal to replace the city's police department with a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention that could include "licensed peace officers."
Coronavirus
June 29
Aweld Hussein offered free masks to riders of a Metro Transit bus stopped on the corner of 7th Street and Nicollet Avenue on Thursday, June 25. Face c

As virus restrictions ease, Metro Transit wonders: Will riders come back?

Safety and the changing demands of ridership are among topics to be addressed.
Local
June 29
A St. Paul Police officer pulled over a speeding car on SE. Franklin Avenue in March.

Are 'Minnesota Naughty' drivers making roads less safe?

In the three months since COVID-19 restrictions led to a dramatic decrease in travel, the number of crashes resulting in serious injuries and death in Minnesota have soared.
Local
June 29
Australian artist Guido van Helten has finished a colossal piece covering the Ardent Mills silos in Mankato.

Mankato's massive silo mural is finished and 'really inspiring people to think big'

Children of Mankato inspired Australian's 135-foot-tall work
Coronavirus
June 29
A nurse adjusted her N95 mask at a free testing site in Houston. Tight-fitting N95 masks are in such demand that hospitals are doing everything they c

Still in short supply in Minnesota, N95 masks used over and over

3M Co. said Friday that despite doubling its production of N95 respirators this year, global demand continues to far exceed the supply for the entire industry.
Coronavirus
June 29
Linden Hills Co-op cashier Sareena Tippett wore a mask as she helped customer Cindy Lambing on May 21. Minneapolis requires face coverings inside busi

Edina, Rochester, Mankato consider mask requirements

City councils in Edina, Rochester and Mankato considering requirement to help limit spread of COVID-19.