Local
October 13
The governor asked federal immigration officials to halt deportation proceedings against Amreya Shefa, after she failed to receive a pardon for her 20

Walz asks ICE to halt deportation of woman he wanted to pardon

Amreya Shefa failed to receive a pardon for her 2014 manslaughter conviction for killing her husband in an act she described as self-defense.
St. Paul
October 13
The St. Paul skyline as seen from across the Mississippi River.

A guide to the 2021 St. Paul mayor and school board candidates

Early voting began Sept. 17 and Election Day is Nov. 2.
Business
October 13
This Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, photo shows a Social Security card in Tigard, Ore. Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benef

Social Security checks getting big boost as inflation rises

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation
October 12
Protesters outside the White House on Tuesday called on the Biden administration to do more to combat climate change.

White House to arm cities against extreme weather

New building standards to reflect risks from flooding.
Politics
October 11
President Donald Trump meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, May 20, 2017. The Trump administration’s problems with gifts date from th

White tiger and cheetah furs: A mess of Trump gift exchanges

The Saudi royal family showered Donald Trump and his entourage on his first trip abroad as president with dozens of presents, including three robes made…
Local
October 11
Kelly Jahner-Byrne of Woodbury announced her run for Minnesota Secretary of State on Monday.

New Minnesota GOP candidate for secretary of state announces campaign

Kelly Jahner-Byrne previously ran for the Minnesota House in 2020.
Politics
October 10

Mpls. man's death from alleged summer arson ruled a homicide

Darrin Solomon was put into a medically-induced coma in June, and died in September.
Sports
October 9
Scenes from sportsbooks in Las Vegas could one day play out in Minnesota — but not anytime soon.

Power players: Sports betting in Minnesota a question of when, not if

There's a big betting boom all around us. Gamblers can get action in Iowa, and soon in Wisconsin. Minnesota? Some say we're "stuck in the mud" — for now.
Politics
October 9
Republican Party Chairman David Hann in the MNGOP office. He just moved in on Monday.

Scandal-plagued Minnesota GOP picks a quiet new leader in David Hann

The party is attempting to move past the turmoil of the past few months, when a major donor was charged with sex trafficking and Hann's outspoken predecessor Jennifer Carnahan was ousted.
Local
October 9
The first question Minneapolis voters will see on the ballot would do the opposite: strengthen the mayor’s authority over all city government. Mayor

'Strong mayor' charter amendment would restrain power of the Minneapolis City Council

First ballot question changes how Mpls. is governed.
Business
October 9
Tears streamed down Stanley Turner’s face as he learned from court records how much of his payments he has sold. He is one of hundreds of Minnesotan

Minnesota lawmakers vow to fix 'predatory' accident settlement practices

Accident settlement deals would face new scrutiny under Minnesota reforms.
Local
October 9
Minneapolis’ mayoral and City Council races are set to once again use the fiercely debated ranked-choice voting system.

Ranked-choice voting debate rages while method spreads

The method is gaining momentum around the country.
Politics
October 9
The review follows a controversy involving state Rep. John Thompson, who was revealed to have a Wisconsin driver’s license.

Minnesota senators review candidate residency rules

Senators delved into the process — or lack thereof — to check where someone resides during a state government and elections committee hearing.
Politics
October 9
Rep. Dean Phillips, campaigning in 2020.

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips pushes ranked-choice bill

The Minnesota Democrat joined two U.S. senators in re-introducing the Voter Choice Act.
Local
October 9
It will be the fourth citywide election using ranked-choice voting.

Q&A: How ranked-choice voting works in Minneapolis

Voters' second- and third-choice rankings could be crucial in determining which candidates win historic Minneapolis elections in November.With a near-record 102 candidates, residents will have…
Minneapolis
October 8

How ranked choice voting works in Minneapolis

Business
October 8

San Francisco to welcome cruise ships after 19-month hiatus

Cruise ships are returning to San Francisco after a 19-month hiatus brought on by the pandemic in what's sure to be a boost to the city's economy, the mayor announced Friday.
October 8

White House: Biden won't cite executive privilege on Trump docs

The move sets up a showdown with former President Donald Trump, who has pledged to try to keep records from his time in the White House from being turned over to investigators.
St. Paul
October 8

What you need to know about the St. Paul rent control ballot initiative

St. Paul residents will vote on an ordinance that would limit rent increases to 3% a year.
October 6
The White House

U.S. to increase at-home rapid coronavirus testing

The White House says the supply boost is the result of a new $1 billion federal investment, on top of the $2 billion committed to increasing the availability of the convenient diagnostic tests in September.