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The origin countries of Minnesota’s foreign-born population has changed significantly in the last three decades.

What are the top five immigrant groups in Minnesota?

The origin countries of Minnesota's foreign-born population has changed significantly in the last three decades.
File photo of Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene

Hennepin County Board looks to raise county employee minimum wage to $20 per hour

The board will vote on the measure March 23.
Dan Lee sat inside the school office where he records and edits ÔMr. LeeÕs Brain Break.Õ   ]  Shari L. Gross ¥ shari.gross@startribune.com      Af

Beacon Academy teacher delights school with goofy educational YouTube show

Videographer Dan Lee's goofy educational YouTube show has taken a charter school by storm.
Man charged in murder outside Minneapolis shopping center

Man charged in murder outside Minneapolis shopping center

Mubarak Musse turned himself in Monday, the criminal complaint said.
1 killed in head-on crash with semi on Interstate 94 near Sauk Centre

1 killed in head-on crash with semi on Interstate 94 near Sauk Centre

The pickup driver was going west in the eastbound lanes.
Steve Marchese, shown in 2015.

Yusef Carrillo appointed to fill temporary vacancy on St. Paul school board

Term lasts until a special election in November.
A news conference at Hennepin Healthcare featured Hennepin Healthcare officer Tiffany Owen who delivered the baby of Lacey Gonzalez on March 8 in a ca

Baby born in Mpls. hospital drop-off zone named after security officer who helped deliver her

Tiffany Gonzalez was so eager to enter the world, her mother couldn't even get inside the hospital.
Mickey Breeze (center) worked with students Will Riordan 11, left ,Nora Thul 11, and Alexander Williamson 12, to create music in a class at Powderhorn

New Minneapolis parks program hopes to engage students in creative arts

The first Creation Space is a music production studio in Powderhorn Park.
All Square in Minneapolis is a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits to unionize, joining national trend in nonprofits

Vote set for April is part of a nationwide trend in the sector.
Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud.

Paramount Center for the Arts still going strong thanks to virtual programming, funding

The St. Cloud theater is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Despite visible slushy patches, two ice fishers took to Lake Hiawatha on Saturday, with temperatures in the 50s and open water across the lake.

How safe is it, really, to walk on Minnesota's iced-over lakes?

"The standard answer is, really, ice is never 100% safe," said a DNR recreation safety coordinator. And early- and late-season ice is the most unpredictable.
Evan Newton, who uses a wheelchair because of a nerve disease, sat in a Wildlife Management Area blind in western Minnesota.

DNR team focuses on upgrading Minnesota wildlife management areas for physically disabled

Where it can, the state's Department of Natural Resources wants to make sure areas can accommodate disabled users.
From left, Seneca Morris, Jennia Dumont and Mandla Xaba talked with each other as they started their day inside a dwelling they built at the Near Nort

Minneapolis tent encampment gets reprieve after residents, volunteers organize

Mpls. cancels eviction as tightknit residents with local support seek permanent housing.
Bus driver Tammy Diethelm spoke with a student who had just boarded the bus at Chanhassen Elementary School. She has been driving a bus for 43 years.

Bus drivers go beyond job description to help students during the pandemic

Their regular routine has been thrown into reverse by the pandemic, but many are going out of their way to keep students safe and help others in need.
In 2020, fourth-grade girls in teacher Nechama Idstein’s class made prayer cards with cut outs of traditional foods for Rosh Hashana meals during cl

Some Minnesota schools change first day of 2021-22 school year due to Rosh Hashana

The Jewish holiday lands on the traditional first day of school this year.
Hennepin History Museum curator Alyssa Thiede researched and organized the “Local Heroes” exhibit that showcases health care pioneers who shaped m

New Hennepin History Museum exhibit honors health care workers of another era

The Hennepin History Museum's "Local Heroes" display covers a century of innovation and trailblazers in the medical field.
Roger Wiens stands next to a SuperCam on a model of NASA’s Perseverance rover. (Photo courtesy Roger Wiens)

Minnesota native played crucial role in designing Mars rover

Roger Wiens has loved science since he and his brother built rockets in Mountain Lake.
Morgan Kuphal, cq, worked out at Los Campeones Gym, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN.     ]  ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startribun

Minneapolis gym hopes to reopen outdoor workout space shut down by the city

Neighbors object to the grunts and the clanking weights, but the gym says its business is on the line.
A beer sits atop a garbage can as Gopher fans cheer a long first quarter play against New Hampshire Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at TCF Bank Stadium. (DAV

U can enter into alcohol licensing, sponsorships — without Goldy Gopher

The athletic department is estimated to receive $300,000 per year, with a portion going to alcohol education and recovery programs.
Star Tribune/iStock illustration

U's CEHD America Reads mentorship keeps kids engaged despite COVID challenges

The U program has continued to pair college students with youth despite COVID-related challenges.
Alaina Sandau put her scarf back in place between dialogue segments of a scene in The 1940’s Radio Hour. ]  JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribun

For show to go on, college theater productions get creative

In addition to shows with small crowds, colleges are experimenting with other formats.
Deputies from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office stood on watch on Pennsylvania Avenue during the inauguration Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington.

Minnesota law enforcement officers played a role in inauguration security

Officers from multiple departments traveled together to Washington.
Kyle Bluhm is a student teacher in a second grade class at Brooklyn Center Elementary School. Jerry Holt •Jerry.Holt@startribune.com

Minnesota student teachers navigate pandemic as they prepare for their careers

Aspiring teachers are learning how to deal with problems the profession has never faced before.
Nonprofit Settled unveils designs for tiny homes to combat homelessness in St. Paul

Nonprofit Settled unveils designs for tiny homes to combat homelessness in St. Paul

The nonprofit Settled hopes little communities can be part of a solution to house the homeless.
Demonstrators from more than a dozen progressive groups led a rally and protest marched  down Lake Street in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Minneapolis protesters seek focus on progressive priorities

About 120 people highlighted a host of issues during a rally and march.
The IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division released a statement cautioning Minnesota residents to be alert for a potential wave of COVID-19 related s

IRS cautions Minnesotans about COVID-19-related stimulus payment scams

The bureau's criminal investigation division says a "new wave" of scams could be coming.
In-person learning returned for kindergarten through second graders at Sonnesyn Elementary School on Tuesday in New Hope. Here, a young student came p

It's really back to school now for state's youngest students

Many elementary schools around the state brought the youngest elementary students back Tuesday, with more to follow in the coming weeks.
Kate Hersey, executive director of the Minnesota Tool Library, described parents’ interest in the desks as “overwhelming.”

Tool Library builds 600 desks for students learning at home

More than 500 St. Paul households filled out a request form before the Tool Library stopped taking applications, asking for 1,500 to 2,000 desks.
Way Htoo, right, handed his parents, Aung Myat, left, and Bway Paw, center, American flags after they were granted citizenship by Judge Donovan Frank,

Karen couple become U.S. citizens in special private naturalization ceremony at St. Paul home

The couple took the oath of allegiance at home due to the husband's ailing health.
The University of Minnesota will be home to the new Bioindustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE).

New partnership could put University of Minnesota at center of biomanufacturing industry

The BioMADE institute will be housed on the U's St. Paul campus.