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The county is working with insurance adjusters but doesn't yet have a damage estimate for the buildings or a timeline for reopening.
Civil rights lawyers say uniform national response needed for victims of racial violence
Civil rights leaders held separate south Minneapolis events near crime scene.
As Minnesotans marked the official start of summer, the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care climbed to a record high of 248 with the largest increase in a single day.
The number of ICU cases rose 20 percent to 248, the Minnesota Department of Health said. Of the 12 who died, 10 were in long-term care facilities, and all were at older than 60.
Although the COVID-19 infection peak in Minnesota is expected in July, the threat of contagion killed this year's event, which draws hundreds of thousands from around the state.
Fair officials declined to comment, while vendors remain nervous about their chances.
The state's tribes argued that the single button on e-pulltabs made them similar to slot machines.
Bill also would allow sales in the front lawn park and at Walker Sculpture Garden, Boom Island on occasion.
St. Paul ministers say superintendent has failed.
In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that a guest's presence at a hotel is potentially sensitive and shouldn't be wide open for law enforcement.
Carole Kenny, 87, tested positive for the virus just before her husband died. She has been without her family in the hospital and a care facility ever since, riding out the viral-driven delirium and her grief alone.
Current, most optimistic plan has students returning to campus.
An-end-of-year deadline set by Congress to spend all the money is setting up clashes not just between parties but among state, county and city leaders scrambling to meet the ballooning costs of the pandemic at the same time that their tax revenues are plunging.
Commissioners said at Thursday briefing that they need to use federal funds to help while the state waits.
The state will review the arrangement with Hennepin County at the end of the year.
If the State Fair is held as usual, General Manager Jerry Hammer said, it won't be done with restrictions.
Hennepin County also set up a $2 million relief fund for small businesses.
Skeleton crews watch, wait, hope for return of events, athletic seasons.
Plants will be donated to community gardens and spaces.
The Ramsey County Board is expected to take action next week on a similar proposal.
Access ruling reverses decisions of two lower courts.
Concern was expressed that the county may have to dip into its general fund, made up of property tax dollars, to cover pandemic expenses.
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson established NorthStar Neighbor last weekend.
It's still not clear how stay-at-home order will affect Minnetonka boating, lake fishing statewide.
As a general rule, parks and walking paths are open while playground equipment is off limits.
Hospitals and clinics are restricting who can be in the delivery room, prompting some tough decisions for expectant mothers.
County officials say that state help will be needed to cover what they say could be staggering costs.
Store clerk fought, reclaimed liquor bottles from woman's purse
Officer didn't intentionally falsify record, he decides.
Some wish the food was better, and all are anxious about the impending quarantine on land.
Look for warmer restrooms, concessions, and speedy Wi-Fi 6.
Election interference is a far greater risk than voter fraud, he says on eve of primary.
The black zinc panels that form the exterior of U.S. Bank Stadium leak more than previously revealed and must all be replaced.
Police falsely implicated man in 2012 shooting of Cold Spring police officer
Story published in the Athletic prompts outreach to former players.
The home to Vikings football has also been the site of the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament, college baseball game and now college wrestling.
Sioux community claims e-pulltabs breach compact.
The stadium's reserve fund is projected to balloon to nearly $250 million by 2023, enabling the state to possibly pay off the stadium 10 years early. But there's concern lawmakers may choose to tap the fund this session for other purposes.
Opat cited achievements including Target Field, planned Bottineau Light-rail line and social services.
Illegal drugs spotted by law enforcement officers during an emergency "good Samaritan" call to prevent a fatal overdose can be used as probable cause to…
Officials wouldn't say what the problem is, but zinc panels, moisture have been previous issues at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Case has been tried twice, but new report raises questions over evidence, informants.
St. Cloud State University must pay $1.2 million in legal fees to attorneys representing former female student-athletes who won a Title IX case against the…
Minneapolis' health commissioner said the decision to end the 35-year arrangement grew from a desire to streamline the work and do it better.
As deputy to Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Growe, she helped build the state's reputation.
The standout heavyweight wrestled in front of Brock Lesnar in his first home appearance following a suspension.
Gophers heavyweight Gable Steveson, reinstated after suspicion of sexual assault resulted in no charges being filed, says he's "ready to do good for the university."
Vikings' live/work/play campus is taking shaping with a hotel, offices and soon apartments.
College Bound program deposits $50 into every St. Paul newborn's savings account. The $1 million annual program is funded with $500,000 from the state and additional money and support from private foundations and the city.
Indefinitely committed inmate claimed religious beliefs in seeking name change.
One couple share their struggles after escaping the Christmas fire at the Drake Hotel with their baby.
While donated food and clothes overwhelmed relief organizations, officials warned that it will be difficult to find alternative shelter when local homeless shelters are already full.
An exterior inspection of the building determined that the eastern portion cannot be salvaged.
At least two were hospitalized in the Christmas morning blaze in downtown Minneapolis at the aging apartment building that serves mostly as temporary housing for homeless people.
Karasov rescinds exit plan after condition improves.
Mary Moriarty, who in 2014 became the first woman to hold the job, said she received the startling news from the state chief public defender in an e-mail when she was at work early in the day.
Court of Appeals says law unconstitutional because it criminalizes free speech.
Star wrestler Gable Steveson competed and won Friday night as Minnesota beat South Dakota State.
Money from half-cent sales tax is adding up as two LRT lines face delays.
Money goes into the concessions capital reserve fund for future needs.
John Borger was drawn to journalism early on, starting with his high school newspaper in Parkersburg, W.Va. He stayed with it on the campus paper…
Still Christmas shopping? Perhaps you can find that special something among the U.S. Bank Stadium castoffs, which go up for sale in an online auction Tuesday.
Officials cited mounting financial pressures to deal with homelessness, drug addiction and an array of costly services for the neediest residents.
Both schools cited budget concerns, with St. Cloud State responding to a Title IX ruling. Crookston has a 2-64 record over its last six seasons. Both were in the Division II Northern Sun Conference.
Prosecutors say officer used excessive force.
State appeals court struck down man's conviction for angry calls to local officials.
The aim of the netting is to protect fans from balls batted or thrown into the seating area.
Paul Bunyan's Axe is headed back to Madison, but Minnesota fans are still pumped over a turnaround season that brought meaningful football to campus.
This year's Border Battle between Minnesota and Wisconsin promises a good game for a change, and carries with it unusually high stakes.
The Super Bowl Host Committee reported raising $54 million in overall revenue, which covered the cost of the 2018 Minneapolis event, according to financial disclosure forms filed with the state.
Gable Steveson qualified for the trials by winning his weight class at a meet in New York City last weekend. He remains under investigation by Hennepin County on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct.
Replacement of three panes is awaiting bids.
ASM Global, which operates the stadium, announced that tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday through ticketmaster.com.
Hennepin County judge has been on medical leave since September.