Local
January 22
Andrea Robinson, center, answers questions following the Cold Spring City Council meeting Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Her family — including daughter Ja

Minnesota briefs: Cold Spring looks to hire diversity consultant six months after racist attack

Cold Spring City Council on Tuesday plans to consider approving a contract with Minneapolis-based DeYoung Consulting Services for diversity and equity consulting following a racial…
Politics
January 22
Rep. Tom Emmer has pushed to honor hockey legend Willie O’Ree with a Congressional Gold Medal.

Rep. Tom Emmer scores Congressional Gold Medal for hockey icon Willie O'Ree

Willie O'Ree made history in 1958 when he became the National Hockey League's first Black player.
Local
January 22
With new loft apartments, more ethnic businesses and entertainment options, and a new park in the not-so-distant future, Faribault’s downtown histor

As Faribault has grown, its historic downtown has undergone a renaissance

City has new loft apartments, businesses, entertainment options and a pending park project.
North Metro
January 22
Politics
January 22
Gov. Tim Walz said he wants to use part of the surplus to tackle rising costs and lack of child care.

What to do with $7.7 billion? We ask Minnesota's political leaders

Minnesota's historic budget surplus will be debated this session.
St. Paul
January 22
Business
January 22
Carolina Saldaña sang with toddlers at the Rainbow Child Development Center in St. Paul earlier this month. The center is grappling with staffing sho

Minnesota's child-care providers face staff shortages, rising costs

With profits evaporating, child-care providers are asking parents to pay more — or they're going out of business.
Minneapolis
January 21
Server Luis Gonzalez brought food to Jasheena Bond and Erica Mooring on Friday at Smack Shack in Minneapolis. Owners of the restaurant were part of th

Restaurant owners sue Mpls. and Frey over vaccine mandate

Plaintiffs say the requirements of the vaccine pose challenges and go against guidance from medical experts.
Local
January 21
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January 21
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, shown in downtown’s Rice Park, explained new pandemic measures and how he plans to follow through on rent control.

Q&A with St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter: Crime, rent control and his biggest challenge

After residents resoundingly elected him to a second term, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter doubles down on plans to tackle issues like public safety, housing and more.
Local
January 21
Nautica Argue, left, and Kashwan Wertman

2 teens charged in alleged metrowide carjacking wave

The defendants reported linked to nearly two dozen incidents across three metro counties.
Duluth
January 21
Two Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson wants to add underwater lodging to Burlington Bay, with the help of an anonymous adviser. The town’s city council vo

An underwater hotel on Lake Superior? Two Harbors' mayor is raising eyebrows

Chris Swanson has big plans and guidance from an anonymous self-proclaimed billionaire.
Local
January 21
FBI agents raided the Twin Cities nonprofit Feeding Our Future on Thursday. The organization is accused of laundering tens of millions of tax dollars

Minn. nonprofits angered by fraud allegations at St. Anthony organization

Documents allege Feeding Our Future funneled government money into jewelry, trips to Vegas, among other personal expenses.
January 21

From Turkey to Stillwater, artists and public embrace the bitter Minnesota cold

Snow carvers and the public descended on Stillwater for the World Snow Sculpting competition.
Coronavirus
January 21
Nursing home workers waited to get tested for COVID-19 last August at Jones-Harrison Senior Living in Minneapolis.

Omicron variant now hitting Minnesota long-term care homes

New cases had been falling last month after residents received COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Business
January 21
In its defamation lawsuit against Mike Lindell, a prominent Trump supporter and CEO of the Chaska-based MyPillow, voting technology company Smartmatic

Second voting technology company sues MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for defamation

Smartmatic says Lindell falsely accused it of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Local
January 21
Variety
January 21
Louie Anderson appeared at the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association to promote his Emmy-winning TV series “Baskets,” which brought him anoth

Minnesota comedy legend Louie Anderson dies of cancer at 68

The Emmy-winning St. Paul native maintained close ties to his home state throughout a four-decade career that spanned stage, film and TV.
Local
January 21
Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter, left, and Hennepin County District Judge Regina Chu.

Media coalition files motion to unseal identities of jurors in Kimberly Potter trial

The motion notes it was the third jury in three years to be seated anonymously by a Hennepin County district judge in a high-profile Minneapolis police brutality case.
West Metro
January 21

2 suspects in carjackings, robberies arrested after chase through metro area

The suspects were believed to be connected to at least 21 robberies across the metro area.