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The remains have been turned over to the Upper Sioux Community to be cared for.
It will probably cost more to fly and drive this summer, but those wanting to hit the road are undeterred.
Airfares are rising, as is demand for hotel and car rentals. Understaffed airlines and bad weather have canceled or delayed numerous flights. And gas prices continue to inch upward.
Record high temperatures are possible by Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
Three Minnesota children who had liver inflammation may be part of a national cluster of hepatitis.
State Auditor Julie Blaha was cited for failing to yield in the August 4 rollover crash.
The Minnesota Department of Health report was released Thursday at a time when Minnesota lawmakers are debating competing proposals for paid family leave.
An investigation found that Richard Wyffels used a city-issued credit card to buy $65,700 worth of goods that don't appear to be in the Police Department.
The Minnesota congresswoman tested positive after a White House gathering that included House Speaker Pelosi, who also tested positive.
The owner reported that the capuchin went missing while in a car at Cub Foods in Maplewood.
Report recommends changes to improve racial equity and health outcomes for Black Minnesotans
Infections might seem inevitable, but health officials stress that prevention still works — and is crucial in the near term.
The highly transmissible variant hasn't changed lots of minds
Firefighters report no injuries.
Dave Hutchinson crashed his SUV near Alexandria last week while attending a state sheriffs conference.
Rau found bliss as a troubadour, passion as a peace activist.
Minnesota hospitalizations for COVID-19 cases remain at the highest level for the year. More federal medical reinforcements are set to arrive in Minnesota next week.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has created shortages in everything from toilet paper to restaurant staff, also has taken a toll on Minnesota veterinary clinics, making it tough for many pet owners to find animal care.
Minnesota sites gear up to administer vaccines to children ages 5 to 11.
CDC advises people to throw out fresh whole red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico.
Those health care workers will have to decide whether to continue the legal fight to stop the mandate.
Of more than 3 million fully vaccinated Minnesotans, fewer than 1% have experienced a breakthrough COVID-19 infection. Hospitalizations and deaths among the vaccinated are even less frequent.
After the global pandemic shut down last year's race, COVID-19 precautions taken this year will help keep runners, volunteers and spectators safe.
Soon after his first dose of vaccine, he became ill with COVID and died.
The remains of a 19-year-old killed aboard the USS Oklahoma were recently identified.
The gold medalist and St. Paul native returned home after a triumphant turn at the Tokyo Olympics, greeted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by about 100 fans.
Every day, a slow stream of Minnesotans finally is getting vaccinated after months of hesitancy.
Word that the border may reopen has buoyed businesses hit by the yearlong closure and those eager to return to Ontario's remote northern waters. But they're also wary.
Quick spread of delta variant in rural areas alarms health workers.
Social media posts have highlighted lawlessness; city leaders are pledging to take action with stepped-up police patrols.
A man and a woman were arrested near Laurel, Mont., about 20 miles southwest of Billings.
Starry stonewort can form dense mats and compete with native plants. It has never been eradicated from any U.S. lake.
Family and friends are finally coming together to share stories, laugh, cry and linger.
He was among the first instructors hired when the Bloomington college was established in 1968.
A bone-chilling day couldn't dampen enthusiasm at fairgrounds.
A day after the governor announced the statewide mask mandate was lifted, Minnesotans were feeling conflicted.
Expansion of immunization drive comes as the state reports 1,011 new cases and 19 virus deaths.
An indoor mask-wearing mandate will end no later than July 1 and COVID-19 restrictions on business and social gatherings will end May 28 under a plan that Gov. Tim Walz hailed Thursday as a path to a "great summer" for Minnesota.
Senjem says Rochester's oiling of eggs to cut off oxygen 'offensive'
The number of Minnesota residents with Asian Indian ancestry has increased from 30,500 in 2010 to 40,500 in 2019. For many, what's playing out in India is taking a personal toll.
Reducing the number of goslings that hatch ruffles feathers on Facebook.
The oldest Minnesotan, a supercentenarian, is also one of the oldest living people in the United States.
Dwanda Waltower's face mask couldn't hide the joy in her eyes.For too many months, the 62-year-old grandmother sat in self-imposed exile from her family, friends…
Many scour the internet for the first available appointment wherever it may be.
The folks who built the road across frozen Big Traverse Bay from Warroad to the Angle's south shore announced Friday on Facebook that it's closed for the season.
The newspaper's work in the 'local reporting' category spanned seven months.
Canada's COVID closures left the Northwest Angle inaccessible. Residents engineered a solution.
The move brings Minneapolis establishments in line with state restrictions.
Folks asked to register security cameras to accelerate investigations.
The tiger, which has since recovered, is the second confirmed case in a Minnesota animal.
Alexandria's Darryl Knappen is drawing praise and condemnation.
A captured hug between a mother and her son resonates with all those who can't.
Some events have been canceled and others have gone virtual, where participants can fish numerous lakes. Still others are hoping to host modified events that meet social distancing guidelines
As COVID-19 has ravaged the elderly, couples who have spent nearly a lifetime together are dying together — days, sometimes hours apart. For some families, the losses are even more painful because a vaccine was almost within reach.
Health officials warn that sugar consumption increases the risk of obesity and diabetes.
However, they again rejected use of medical marijuana for those with anxiety.
Erin Durga's gift amid the global health threat brought hope.
While some states are toughening their rhetoric and enforcement in response to a pandemic surge, Minnesota leaders said they are optimistic that a heavy-handed approach won't be necessary.
Voters wearing masks streamed into the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the midst of the pandemic — unlike a record number of Minnesotans…
Mayo Clinic last week suspended nonessential procedures at its hospitals in and around Eau Claire and brought in nurses from Rochester to cover shifts.
In the small northern border town of Ranier, Minn., David Trompeter was among the last of the old-timers. The former high school English and industrial…
After two months in the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, the 11-year-old got the OK to return to home in Baltimore.
Twenty-nine COVID-19 deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday along with a new category of probable infections based on antigen diagnostic testing.
New restrictions are enacted after the state becomes a hot spot.
A heated presidential election and COVID-19 are driving people to vote from home.
The Trump administration wants to further slash admissions; Minnesota advocates for refugees say plan betrays U.S. values.
The new position reflects a push to diversify newsrooms.
The outbreaks raise concerns that virus will spread beyond prison walls.
They suspect that social gatherings over Labor Day and the start of school may have contributed to those numbers.
"He was prepared for both but resolved to live," a daughter said after listening to him recount his ordeal.
The free screening was one of dozens that have been held this summer as health officials partner with churches and community groups to make tests more accessible to racially diverse communities.
COVID-19 has hit elders in Minnesota's Somali community especially hard — and racial inequities have led to mistreatment and inadequate care, a local group says.
The 4 million masks sent out to chambers of commerce and other groups for distribution should make it easier for businesses around the state.
A group of local vets decided three years ago that Alexandria needed its own veterans memorial and wanted to do things differently.
It comes as Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is debating whether to mandate mask-wearing in the state.