Business
May 3

Los Angeles Times hires ESPN's Kevin Merida as new editor

The Los Angeles Times on Monday said that ESPN executive Kevin Merida, an editor with extensive newspaper experience, will be its new executive editor.
Local
May 3

Man working on boat falls into Leech Lake and drowns

The incident occurred on the north end of Sucker Bay.
Local
May 3

Speeding driver crashes SUV just south of Lake Phalen in St. Paul and dies

The St. Cloud man died at the scene, police said.
Local
May 3

1-year-old girl killed by hit-and-run driver in Cass County

A toddler has been struck and killed outside a residence in Walker by a driver who left the scene, according to Cass County sheriff's officials.
Local
May 3
Vivian “Vivi” Staples  Credit: Family submission

Motorist on probation jailed in hit-and-run that killed 1-year-old girl near Walker

The state Department of Public Safety said the man was driving after having his license revoked.
Local
May 3

Company begins replacing underwater cables damaged by anchor

The company whose underwater power cables were damaged by an anchor strike in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac three years ago said Monday it was beginning to install replacements.
Local
May 3
Chris Foreman, 47, of Apple Valley brought his two teenage daughters to Little Earth in Minneapolis on June 2, 2020 to volunteer to sort food for the

Minnesota nonprofits rally for more donations again in 2021

GiveMN is holding a special spring fundraiser for schools and nonprofits.
Politics
May 3
President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to pass police reform by the first anniversary of George Floyd’s killing. (Melina Mara/POOL/AFP via Getty

Biden's police reform deadline puts pressure on Congress

The president has called for action by the anniversary of George Floyd's death
Local
May 3

Man found dead in western Minnesota lake

Authorities said they have yet to determine how the man ended up in the water.
Local
May 3
Local
May 3

Wisconsin paper mill with long history goes up in flames

A shuttered paper mill with a history dating back to 1882 has been decimated by fire in Menasha.
Business
May 3

Despite virus, Atlantic City casinos reinvesting millions

With COVID-19 restrictions limiting how many people can gamble inside, and revenue and profits plunging, this might not sound like the best time for Atlantic City's casinos to be spending big on renovations.
Coronavirus
May 3
Michael Elder, who faced obstacles securing vaccine, celebrated with a social media post after receiving an initial dose of the Pfizer drug at the Sta

State bets big on fairgrounds in push to inoculate hardest-hit

Thousands of Twin Cities residents are benefiting from a highly coordinated campaign to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to minority communities hardest hit by the pandemic. At the center of the initiative is the State Fairgrounds.
Local
May 3
A demonstrator walked amid the tear gas emitted from canisters outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on April 11, 2021.

Crowd-control chemicals may threaten health of protesters

Despite mounting criticism about the use of tear gas and other crowd-control agents, law enforcement agencies have resisted disclosing exactly what they're spraying on protesters.
Local
May 3
Stephans Wilburn, who lives in the neighborhood around 38th and Chicago, is struggling to emerge from the tangle of fees, surcharges and fines that ar

Minnesota's criminal justice fees often fall hardest on poor

State, local leaders among growing number debating how to end dependence on criminal justice system fees and surcharges.
Local
May 3
A ball cactus plant at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Threatened Minnesota cactus species could be saved with relocation effort

Both surviving clusters of cactuses are in active granite quarries. But they could be relocated.
Local
May 3
Katie Wright (center) surrounded by supporters marched from 63rd and Katherine drive to the Brooklyn Center Police departing , demanding justice for h

Hundreds follow Daunte Wright's family in a march through Brooklyn Center

Group wants police reform, more serious charges against officer.
Local
May 3

Report: Wisconsin air quality better, except for 6 counties

Most of Wisconsin has breathed cleaner air over the last several years, according to the American Lung Association. But, the group gave failing grades to six counties along Lake Michigan over smog pollution as part of its annual national report card on the state of air quality.
Local
May 2

Seven injured in three St. Paul shootings; 'It sounded like a war zone'

No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon.
Coronavirus
May 2
Nurse manager Nkeiru Adoga adjusted her N95 mask while putting on PPE to visit a COVID-19 patient in a stepdown unit at Regions Hospital in St. Paul o

Minnesota hospitals offering more N95 masks to workers

Minnesota hospitals collectively now have about 2.8 million N95 respirators on hand, a supply that would last five months. A year ago, they had only enough to last two months, state data show.