1. Storm disrupts travel, school and Ash Wednesday church services across Minnesota: From just a few inches of snow in the Twin Cities to as many as 5 in Rochester has fallen as of early Wednesday. But that, with the prospect of another foot of snow to come, was enough lead to cancellations throughout the state. Read more.
  2. Minnesota Senate votes to allow unauthorized immigrants to obtain a driver's license: Sen. Zaynab Mohamed, DFL-Minneapolis, the bill's sponsor, said allowing people to obtain licenses without full resident documentation will improve public safety by allowing those unauthorized Minnesotans to officially get a license and requiring them to pass the tests to get one. Read more.
  3. Police bolster patrols at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport light rail stations: As air travel rebounded last year following a precipitous drop during the COVID-19 outbreak, complaints increased from airport and airline employees who use light rail to get to work, and from passengers traveling between the two terminals. Read more.
  4. Activists occupy Minneapolis' Roof Depot site to stay demolition, but police move in: East Phillips neighborhood activists, including residents of the Little Earth of United Tribes housing complex for Native Americans, snipped the fence barring public access to a city-owned vacant building Tuesday morning and set up more than a dozen tents. Read more.
  5. Fort Myers area fights to rebound after Hurricane Ian: A home away from home for many Minnesotans, Fort Myers residents are just beginning to pick up the pieces of their community. Read more.

NASA's Next-Generation Spacesuits: NASA has been using the current spacesuits on the ISS for decades and they are showing their age. Now, they are turning to two commercial companies for solutions. CNBC got a behind-the-scenes look at the new suit. Watch here.

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Comforting soups come in many languages at these Twin Cities restaurants: While these soups don't come with the aid of a granny (or abuelita or bubbe), these are big bowls of rich warmth that can be sourced from Twin Cities restaurants. Read more.


Minnesota snowbirds pitch in at Twins spring training games in Florida: Spring training staffers don't have to be Minnesotans or retirees, but that's who makes up the majority of the Hammond Stadium game-day workforce. Read more.

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In 2022, Black farmers were persistently left behind from the USDA's loan system: "An NPR analysis of USDA data found that Black farmers receive a disproportionately low share of direct loans given to farmers leaving them behind in a program that is important to their livelihoods. The department itself has long tried to fix these systemic problems, but many farmers and advocates remain skeptical that its efforts will ultimately benefit those who need it most," reports NPR's Ximena Bustillo. Read more.


Feb. 22, 2019: Lake ice piled up along the North shore near Duluth, letting people explore the massive plates of ice near Brighton Beach. (Photo: Brian Peterson/Star Tribune)