Coronavirus
November 21
Tiffany Lounge on Ford Parkway had its share of patrons because bars shut down under Governor Walz’s orders.] With bars closing down Friday at midni

Twin Cities bars pitch last-call 'specials' before new restrictions

Along with the specials came concerns that such last gasp promotions could attract too many thirsty customers and turn into potential virus superspreader events.
Don't miss
November 21
The century-old house, the subject of a dispute over historic preservation, inched down Excelsior’s Lake Street on Friday en route to its new site n

Instead of wrecking ball, century-old Excelsior cottage gets new home

Businessman planning to move to the city steps up to save a historic cottage from demolition.
Local
November 21
Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during protest in Kenosha, Wis., in late August.

Illinois teen charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail

A 17-year-old from Illinois who is charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin and whose case has become a rallying cry for some conservatives posted $2 million bail Friday and was released from custody.
Minneapolis
November 21
Casper Hill with the city of Minneapolis stood by the “K” from the Kmart on Lake Street in a city warehouse on Friday.

A consonant reminder: Auction offers Lake St. Kmart's big 'K' as collectible

Auction bids are rolling in for the big red “K” that adorned the front of the Kmart on Lake Street in Minneapolis until the store…
National
November 21
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani spoke to the media at a press conference held in the back parking lot of landscaping company on Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadel

Where Republican election challenges stand in six states

While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal challenges.…
Minneapolis
November 21
Cleanup outside Target headquarters on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis following a night of rioting and looting on Aug. 25.

Second man charged in Target headquarters arson

Incident occurred amid Mpls. unrest in August after false rumor spread.
Local
November 21
Police investigate a shooting at the Mayfair Mall, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis. Multiple people were shot Friday afternoon at the mall an

Police: 8 injured in Wisconsin mall shooting; suspect sought

Police searched Friday evening for the suspect in a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that left seven adults and a teenager injured.
Variety
November 21
Sarah Kasner kissed her 5-year old son, Dunky, under the lights near the Glow Holiday Festival’s outdoor food court Wednesday.

Holiday light displays to brighten your winter

Drive- and walk-through holiday light displays are growing in the Twin Cities.
Local
November 21
Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO of Sanford Health, at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Sanford Health CEO says he had virus, won't wear mask

The head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest has told his employees that he has recovered from COVID-19 and is back in the office — without a mask.
West Metro
November 21
Traffic in the theater district was light as the marquee message above Brave New Workshop on Hennepin Avenue offers a light message in the face of the

Hennepin County allots $5M for gyms, theaters, entertainment venues

Hennepin County officials allotted $5 million Friday for locally owned gyms, fitness facilities and other indoor recreation and entertainment venues with up to 50 employees…
Coronavirus
November 21
People congregated Aug. 7 at One-Eyed Jack's Saloon during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D.

86 cases in Minnesota traced to Sturgis rally; likely 'an undercount'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released results Friday of a study conducted by Minnesota Health Department researchers about infections linked to the Sturgis…
National
November 21

Wisconsin's nuclear power plant operator seeks 30 more years

The operator of Wisconsin's only remaining nuclear power plant wants to keep the 50-year-old plant running through 2050.
National
November 21

Red Lake Nation uses crowdfunding to bet big on solar energy

The Red Lake Nation is betting big on solar energy.
National
November 21

Wisconsin jobless claims rise as state's system woes persist

As Wisconsin businesses shuttered this spring to slow the spread of COVID-19, jobless filings and phone calls flooded the Department of Workforce Development — too quickly for staffers to keep up. But DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman remained optimistic.
Coronavirus
November 20
Volunteer Lauren Burroughs made sure this particular station was sanitized for the next person. At the U of MN Field House, about 2,000 students, staf

Minn. college students face a real-life test: Go home for Thanksgiving?

Even though she already has had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving. The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is…
Local
November 20

St. Croix County's medical examiner fought to prepare for the virus. Then it struck.

The pandemic was a faraway nightmare — a catastrophe on the coasts — when Patty Schachtner, the medical examiner in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, began…
Local
November 20
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the briefing room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Minnesota GOP lawmakers silent on Trump efforts to subvert election

Republicans serving in Minnesota's congressional delegation remained silent Friday as President Donald Trump forged ahead on a last-ditch effort to nullify the outcome of the…
National
November 20
Recount observers raise hands during a hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee.

Trump objects to counting thousands of Wisconsin ballots

The recount of the presidential election in Wisconsin's two most heavily Democratic counties began Friday with President Donald Trump's campaign seeking to discard tens of thousands of absentee ballots that it alleged should not have been counted.
St. Paul
November 20
"Officers, by nature, are used to putting others first," St. Paul Police chief Todd Axtell said. "And sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves."

St. Paul police mandate officer check-ins with therapist

Confidential mental health consults to coincide with physical fitness tests.
Coronavirus
November 20
Students wear mask as they arrive their school for in- person learning at Holmes Middle School in Wheeling, Ill., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Some menta

Fewer Minn. children receiving mental health care during pandemic

More therapy is moving to telehealth visits.