Gov. Mark Dayton said he would veto the education bill and was angry when he said he was told that not a single House Republican would vote for half-d

In veto, Dayton blames House GOP for 'insufficient' ed bill

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday blamed the House GOP for a lack of agreement on universal preschool; GOP leaders say they compromised on school funds, early-learning programs

Daudt signs on with Scott Walker for President

August 6, 2015
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt endorsed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president Thursday, and will be state chairman of his campaign.

With deadline looming, Minnesota has yet to distribute millions in federal housing relief

December 4, 2020
Struggling homeowners and renters have until Dec. 7 to apply for relief.
Local
October 1
Following the first day of early voting morning rush, poll workers stood outside waiting for more voters at Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services S

More than 2,800 have voted early so far in Minneapolis' municipal elections

A large majority of those have been cast in person, city officials said.
Stage & Arts
September 28
Dancer, actor, choreographer and director Lewis Whitlock III at Penumbra Theatre in 1985.

Twin Cities theater pioneer Lewis Whitlock III dies at 72

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres standout starred in the first national tour of "The Wiz" and brought "Black Nativity" to Penumbra.
State + Local
September 23
Minnesota Poll results: Joe Biden and Tim Walz

Minnesota Poll results: Joe Biden and Tim Walz

See the full results for each question, methodology and a demographic breakdown of the respondents for the latest Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11/ FRONTLINE Minnesota Poll.
State + Local
September 22
Minnesota poll results: 2020 election, Jan. 6 and Donald Trump

Minnesota poll results: 2020 election, Jan. 6 and Donald Trump

See the full results for each question, methodology and a demographic breakdown of the respondents for the latest Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11/ FRONTLINE Minnesota Poll.
State + Local
September 21
Minnesota poll results: Afghanistan withdrawal and refugees

Minnesota poll results: Afghanistan withdrawal and refugees

See the full results for each question, methodology and a demographic breakdown of the respondents for the latest Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11/ FRONTLINE Minnesota Poll.
State + Local
September 20
Minnesota Poll results: COVID-19, vaccines and mandates

Minnesota Poll results: COVID-19, vaccines and mandates

See the full results for each question, methodology and a demographic breakdown of the respondents for the latest Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11/ FRONTLINE Minnesota Poll.
State + Local
September 19
Poll results: Frey, Minneapolis City Council and charter amendments

Poll results: Frey, Minneapolis City Council and charter amendments

See the full results for each question, methodology and a demographic breakdown of the respondents for the latest Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11/FRONTLINE Minnesota Poll.
State + Local
September 18
Poll results: Minneapolis policing and public safety charter amendment

Poll results: Minneapolis policing and public safety charter amendment

See the findings for each question, poll methodology and a demographic breakdown of the respondents for the latest Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11/FRONTLINE Minnesota Poll.
Variety
September 9
Scott Avett, left, and Seth Avett are hoping to return to the stage next week.

Basilica Block Party headliners Avett Brothers cancel due to COVID exposure

The band also put off a Moorhead gig "out of an abundance of caution," leaving Spoon to top Saturday's party lineup in Minneapolis.
Music
September 7
Machine Gun Kelly previously played to a packed crowd at the Armory during the Final Four tournament in 2018.

Concerts at the Armory in Minneapolis crank up this month without a set vaccine policy

Machine Gun Kelly will play to a packed house Thursday without safety protocols, but Kesha and St. Vincent added their own policies.
Curious Minnesota
September 3
A selection of questions received from fairgoers on August 28.

Listen: What do State Fair attendees want to know about Minnesota?

Fairgoers spoke to the Curious Minnesota podcast about what questions they would like to see us answer.
Local
August 13
Anton “Tony” Lazzaro faces charges that he sex-trafficked minors last year CARLOS GONZALEZ • STAR TRIBUNE

GOP strategist condemned by top Republicans after sex-trafficking charges

Along with harsh words, they are donating to charity the political donations received from Anton Lazzaro.
Variety
August 5
Suni Lee’s Minneapolis-created acrylic nails were in clear view as she awaited final results of the women’s all-around gymnastic competition in To

Twin Cities salon run by Hmong American women came up with design for Suni Lee's eye-catching nails

The story behind the Olympic nails started with an Instagram message.
Local
July 12
Family members of detainees at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program gathered on Sunday near the treatment center in Moose Lake. Carlos Taylor comforted

Hunger strike takes toll on detainees at Minn. sex offender treatment center

Three detainees have been hospitalized since the strike began a week ago.
Coronavirus
July 1
Sherry Johnson, a nurse practitioner, drew a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth on Dec. 18.

The Star Tribune is dialing back COVID-19 data tracking. Here's what that means.

We will be making some changes to our Minnesota COVID-19 tracker on July 1.
Local
June 13
Swimmers flocked to Lake Nokomis has the heat soared in the Twin Cities last July. Water-related incidents claimed three lives and left one seriously

Four drown, 2-year-old hurt in Minnesota lakes, rivers over weekend

On Sunday evening, a 9-year-old was reported missing at Carver Lake Park Beach in Woodbury. A police officer dove into the lake and found the child, who was later pronounced dead.
Politics
June 13
Patrick McClellan must treat his rare form of muscular dystrophy with 32 pills each day. Marijuana helps, but the state’s program is too expensive,

Patients celebrate expansion of Minn. medical pot program

A new law that allows adults in Minnesota's medical marijuana program to purchase the raw flower form of cannabis and smoke it. The state estimates it will increase participation by three or four times, driving down costs.
June 5

Cambridge woman dies in crash with semi on Hwy. 65 in Isanti County

A 25-year-old Cambridge woman was killed Friday evening after her car hit a semitrailer truck in Isanti County.
Politics
June 2
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38,000 state employees get layoff notices as budget work continues

State leaders say notices are a formality as they work to finalize two-year budget.
Politics
May 30
Gov. Tim Walz spoke as the podium as DFL House Speaker Melissa Hortman and GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka joined in a light moment.

Minn. legislators decide details of $52 billion budget in private

Since leaders adjourned the regular legislative session on May 17, legislators have retreated to daily conversations behind the scenes ahead of an expected mid-June special session to finish the work.