Local
October 17

Minnesota briefs: Veterans cemetery coming to southwest Minnesota

The National Cemetery Administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be awarding a $5.9 million grant to Minnesota in this fiscal year to…
South Metro
October 17

Minnesota Renaissance Festival on Parade in Shakopee

The first-ever Minnesota Renaissance Festival on Parade is a drive-through experience featuring over 30 Festival foods.
Coronavirus
October 17
Health care workers got a COVID-19 patient situated in the ICU at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul in May. State data released last week showed that the

Health officials: New Minn. virus milestone shows significant transmission

Record number of cases come on high volume of tests.
Minneapolis
October 17
Gina Patierno, left, and her daughter Elissa Raduazzo took a walk through the nation’s first memorial to survivors of sexual violence, located at Bo

Brooks: Minneapolis has first memorial to survivors of sexual violence

The new Survivors Memorial, at Boom Island Park, is a reminder that survivors surround us, like veterans of some forgotten war.
Curious Minnesota
October 17
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Why do so many Twin Cities mall names end in 'dale'?

Southdale was designed to be more than a shopping experience, complete with a day care center, aviary, fish pond and sidewalk cafes.
Local
October 17
Caitlin Warner received $7,500 from Wells Fargo to help buy her “dream house” in south Minneapolis for $146,000 in 2017. The loan was forgiven aft

Wells Fargo offers down-payment help for first-time Twin Cities home buyers

NeighborhoodLIFT program provides coaching to first-time buyers and thousands of dollars in down payment assistance.
Local
October 17
The University of Minnesota hired law firm Perkins Coie in February to investigate allegations that former coach Thomas “Chico” Adrahtas sexually

Investigators: U did nothing in 1980s despite knowing of abuse allegations against ex-hockey assistant

Members of the school's athletics department at the time were aware of the sexual abuse allegations but didn't act. "That is not what the University would do today," the university said in a statement.
National
October 17
Voters filled out their ballot during early voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland on Oct. 6.

Virus surges in key Midwest battleground states as election nears

Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest worry for election officials and voters fearing chaos or exposure to the virus at polling places despite months of planning.
Coronavirus
October 17

North Dakota legislative candidate dies of COVID-19, will still be on November ballot

As COVID-19 cases surge in North Dakota, the disease has claimed a candidate for state Legislature touted as a “Trump Republican.” But he’ll still be…
Variety
October 17

Groups band together in attempt to stop COVID-19 spread

A day after COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin topped more than 3,000 and the state reached a record 907 hospitalizations, a new coalition of business, education and health groups has formed in hopes of controlling a virus that's spreading much faster in the state than it is in most of the country.
Coronavirus
October 16
Elizabeth Santoro, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Medical Group, administered a free COVID-19 test to a passenger at the drive-up

2,297 new COVID-19 cases set daily record in Minnesota

Friday's case count is 50% higher than the last daily record of 1,516 cases last Saturday. The surge comes on a substantial increase in testing, and includes few backlogged cases.
Minneapolis
October 16
Former Minneapolis police officer J. Alexander Kueng, left, arrives with his attorney Thomas Plunkett for a hearing at the Hennepin County Government

Defense attorney in George Floyd case renews call to move trial after protester arrests

Thomas Plunkett, who represents J. Alexander Kueng, filed a motion to submit videos of two incidents to the court to reinforce an earlier request.
East Metro
October 16
Kids played on the beach on the St. Croix River at Afton State Park in May.

St. Croix River water quality improving, phosphorus pollution remains a threat

The river is still one of the cleanest in the Upper Midwest.
Minneapolis
October 16

Authorities identify teen who died in Lowry Avenue shooting

Da'vontae Rayvion Wallace, 16, went by the nickname "Day Day."
Inspired
October 16

When COVID sent him home from school, school recruited him to work on the virus

When students at the University of Minnesota, Morris, were forced to finish their spring semester remotely because of the COVID-19 virus, Corbin McCall returned to St. Paul determined to deal with the situation in a positive way.
Inspired
October 16
Minnesota's National Black Police Association chapter boosts outreach in wake of George Floyd's death

Minnesota's National Black Police Association chapter boosts outreach in wake of George Floyd's death

The state group, one of 23 in the U.S., has also focused on mentoring and diversifying hiring as well as increasing mental health help for officers.
Local
October 16
The University of Minnesota, pictured here in April 2020.

U, Minnesota State colleges receive $166 million in state bonding bill

The two public college systems will receive a total of $166 million in state funding.
Local
October 16
Works is done outside the Wisconsin State Fair exposition center in West Allis, Wis. on Thursday, April 16, 2020. A field hospital opened Wednesday, O

Wisconsin breaks record for virus cases third time in week

Wisconsin broke the record for new positive coronavirus cases on Friday for the third time in a week, and hospitalizations also hit a new high, as a surge that began in early September shows no signs of abating.
Local
October 16
Motorists on Hwy. 100 in Robbinsdale drove through snow showers Friday morning, the first flakes of the season in metro area.

Oh, snow! Minnesota gets an early taste of winter, with more on the way

The Twin Cities saw flakes Friday morning, but no accumulation was expected in the metro area.