Local
November 24, 2021
Gov. Tim Walk spoke as Harold the Thanksgiving turkey posed for photos Wednesday in front of the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Walz shows off Minnesota's Thanksgiving turkey

Harold the tom turkey will retire to a hobby farm in Paynesville.
Politics
November 24, 2021

Turkish police break up protest against rising living costs

Turkish riot police on Wednesday broke up a protest in Istanbul by demonstrators denouncing the government's economic policies and the surging cost of living. Dozens of protesters were detained.
Business
November 24, 2021

UK aims to put latest energy firm casualty in administration

Britain's energy regulator said Wednesday that it's looking to appoint an administrator to oversee the latest business casualty in the country's domestic energy market following the demand-led spike in gas prices.
Business
November 24, 2021

Sri Lanka heeds protests, lifts ban on agrochemical imports

Sri Lanka's government has withdrawn a ban on imports of agrochemicals that it said was aimed at encouraging organic cultivation.
World
November 24, 2021

EU prosecutors appoint delayed Slovenia nominees for 5 years

A European Union body announced Wednesday that it has finally appointed two prosecutors from Slovenia, ending a months-long standoff with the small Alpine country's right-wing government, but doubts remain over how long they will stay in the job.
Business
November 24, 2021

EU says economic recovery threatened by COVID-19 resurgence

The massive spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks is threatening the European Union's recovery from the deep economic slump caused by last year's onset of the pandemic, the bloc's economy chief said Wednesday.
World
November 24, 2021

Ethiopia expels Irish diplomats over Ireland's stance on war

Ethiopia has ordered four of six Irish diplomats working in Addis Ababa to leave the country because of Ireland's outspoken stance over the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, Ireland's government said Wednesday.
Politics
November 23, 2021
Proposed maps released by a DFL-led House panel account for population shifts in the 2020 Census.

DFLers propose new map for U.S. House seats

The proposal accounting for population shifts in the past decade faces stiff resistance from the GOP in a fight likely to end up in court.
World
November 23, 2021

Lebanon's interior minister: crisis with Gulf could worsen

Lebanon's interior minister said Tuesday that every delay in resolving the diplomatic crisis with Gulf nations threatens to affect the lives of more Lebanese already reeling from a massive economic crisis.
November 22, 2021
Minneapolis elections workers recounted ballots in the Second Ward City Council race Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 in Minneapolis.

Challenged ballots will determine the winner of Minneapolis' Ward 2 seat

The number of ballots in question exceeds the margin of victory.
Politics
November 22, 2021
Attorney General Keith Ellison, Governor Tim Walz and Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea listened during pardon hearings in June of 2019. The board i

Minnesota pardon board reconvenes after months-long delay

More than two dozen cases from Minnesotans seeking clemency are being considered.
St. Cloud
November 22, 2021
During a family game night on Monday, Nov. 22, Phillipe Jr., 11, laughed with his mom, Andrea Robinson, while another son, Romello, 17, drew a card. H

Cold Spring woman runs for council four months after racist attack

Andrea Robinson has been outspoken on instances of harassment against her multiracial family.
Local
November 21, 2021
Former Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, right, remembered his daughter Rachel, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2000. A photo of Rachel is held up

Lawmakers, advocates gather at Capitol to remember crash victims

Nearly 450 Minnesotans have died this year amid a spike in deadly road incidents.
Politics
November 20, 2021
President Biden smiles after signing three bills in the State Dining Room at the White House on Nov. 18, 2021.

Biden and aides tell allies he is running in 2024

Democrats have become anxious.
Politics
November 20, 2021
M Health Fairview respiratory therapist Kayla Rabideaux and nurse Jessie Master, left, worked with an intubated COVID-19 patient. 

Minnesota to spend $36M on rent help, ERs, other pandemic demands

Landlords raised concerns with additional dollars to administer rent help.
Politics
November 20, 2021
Rep. Dean Phillips is pushing for a second extension related to the Liberian Refugee Fairness Act.

Rep. Dean Phillips pushes to extend deadline for Liberians seeking residency

A 2019 federal program has been hampered by a slow launch and burdensome procedures.
Politics
November 20, 2021
Processing ballots in Milwaukee on Nov. 3, 2020.

Wisconsin Republicans push to take over the state's elections

The Republican effort takes direct aim at the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Nation
November 20, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse put his hand over his face as he was found not guilty on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse on Nov. 19, 2021, in Kenosha, Wi

Rittenhouse acquittal reaction highlights widening political divide

Many conservatives cheered the verdict, while many liberals condemned it as a miscarriage of justice.
Nation
November 19, 2021
Elizabeth Azzuz stands in prayer with a handmade torch of dried wormwood branches before leading a cultural training burn on the Yurok reservation in

For tribes, 'good fire' a key to restoring nature and people

Elizabeth Azzuz stood in prayer on a Northern California mountainside, grasping a torch of wormwood branches, the fuel her Native American ancestors used to burn underbrush in thick forests.
Politics
November 19, 2021
Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget Jim Schowalter spoke during the last revenue forecast in February.

Minnesota's economic forecast coming after higher-than-predicted tax collections

The state economist and budget officials will give an updated prediction on Dec. 7.