Business
January 13
National Guard troops outside the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. A week after the violent siege at the U.S. Capitol and a week ahe

Airbnb to block, cancel DC bookings ahead of inauguration

Airbnb said Wednesday it will be blocking and canceling all reservations in the Washington, D.C., area during the week of the presidential inauguration.
Coronavirus
January 13
The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine.

Minnesota's COVID vaccine supply reaches 558K

Plans for rollout of COVID-19 vaccine for next priority group on hold due to new federal guidance.
Duluth
January 13
Milky Way, March, 2020.

And the winner of our North Report Reader Photo Contest is …..

Congratulationsto Roseville-based photographer Tim Graul for winning our first North Report Reader Photo Contest for this beautiful Milky Way shot taken in March, on his…
Local
January 13

Wisconsin Supreme Court focuses on redistricting

The Wisconsin Supreme Court turns its attention to redistricting on Thursday, considering a request backed by Republicans to change its current procedures for handling cases related to the once-a-decade process of drawing new political boundaries.
Local
January 13

Charge: Counselor fatally shoots friend from childhood in Brooklyn Park

The two argued until a gunshot to the head proved fatal, according to the criminal complaint.
East Metro
January 13
Police tried to hold back supporters of President Donald Trump who breached security and entered the U.S. Capitol building Jan. 6 in Washington D.C.

St. Croix County Republican website with 'war' message goes down

County party chairman initially defiant; unclear who ordered site taken down.
Curious Minnesota
January 13
Listen: How is Mississippi River water made safe to drink?

Listen: How is Mississippi River water made safe to drink?

We visited Minneapolis' drinking water treatment facility to understand the complex process that makes river water safe to drink.
Local
January 13
Derek Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1836204

Chauvin to be tried separately in Floyd death

Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will stand trial alone in March in connection with the death of George Floyd, leaving the three other former police officers involved in the death to be tried together later this summer.
Local
January 13

Aspirus acquiring Ascension hospitals and clinics

Aspirus Health is buying Ascension hospitals, clinics and transport services in central and northern Wisconsin.
Local
January 13

Charges: Hail of gunfire in north Minneapolis that killed woman in SUV was meant for the driver

A child in the SUV was cut from flying glass, according to the charges.
Local
January 13
Hamza Dirie, 9, a fourth-grader, held a sign out his father’s truck’s window calling to empower school teachers during Tuesday night’s rally.

Minneapolis, St. Paul teachers unions oppose school reopening plans

Union leaders are calling for additional COVID safety precautions.
Local
January 13
Police clear a mob of Trump supporters from the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, after the mob stormed the Capitol.

Hudson, Wis., Republican Party homepage: 'Prepare for war'

State Republican officials' request to remove message ignored
Coronavirus
January 13
A Minneapolis VA Health Care System employee on Monday received a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Minnesota tempers expectations for expanded vaccine rollout

New federal tack creates math problem for Minnesota if 2 million more people immediately expect shots from a supply of 60,000 doses per week.
Duluth
January 12

Attorney argues Duluth officer's shooting of unarmed man was justified by sound of gunshots

Jared Fyle, who was injured by the shots, said the noise was caused by him kicking and locking his door.
Local
January 12
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Minnesota National Guard, security forces prepare amid threats of violence

Walz is deploying the Minnesota National Guard ahead of potentially violent protests.
Local
January 12
The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, June 4, 2018.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects suit over Winona County frac sand ban

Mining company first filed suit in 2017
Local
January 12
Dred Scott and his family were freed by Taylor Blow, wife to Henry in 1857. The Supreme Court ruled against freedom for his family and the case eventu

St. Paul City Council considers reparations for slavery

Commission would be created to look at options.
Local
January 12

State of State: Evers targets broadband, fixing unemployment

Gov. Tony Evers, in his State of the State speech Tuesday delivered virtually for the first time in state history, called on the Legislature to update Wisconsin's antiquated unemployment payment system and spend nearly $200 million to expand broadband access, two problem areas the coronavirus pandemic laid bare last year.
Local
January 12
SAMUEL CORUM, TNS - TNS Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washin

FBI warns of plans of violence by extremists at State Capitol this weekend

The anti-government Boogaloo movement has been scouting the grounds, the report said, with one follower expressing "his willingness to die."
Local
January 12
Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State college system,  Photo credit: Renee Jones Schneider

University of Minnesota, Minnesota State colleges make plea for state funding boost

Both college systems are grappling with large budget deficits.