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Crane collapse in Lexington causes power outage in northern Twin Cities suburbs

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A crane fell over at a construction site in the Minneapolis suburb of Lexington on Friday, causing a power outage for nearly 900 customers in the area as temperatures climbed into the mid-90s. There were no injuries reported.

July 23rd 2021, 6:08 pm

House ethics hearing involving John Thompson delayed

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Committee Chair Jim Davnie, a DFL representative from Minneapolis, granted Thompson's request to postpone his own remarks until he can have a lawyer with him.

July 23rd 2021, 6:08 pm

GM issues 2nd Bolt recall; faulty batteries can cause fires

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General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric cars ablaze.

July 23rd 2021, 6:08 pm

Plans for largest US solar field north of Vegas scrapped

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The push to transition from carbon-emitting fuel sources to renewable energy is hitting a roadblock in Nevada, where solar power developers are abandoning plans to build what would have been the United States' largest array of solar panels in the desert north of Las Vegas.

July 23rd 2021, 6:08 pm

3 deaths in western Wisconsin investigated as homicide

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Workers discovered three bodies early Friday at the entrance to a quarry in far western Wisconsin, and authorities said they are investigating the deaths as a triple homicide.

July 23rd 2021, 6:08 pm

Free summer breakfast, lunch opportunities abound for Minnesota school kids

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A federal rule changes is making deliveries possible.

July 23rd 2021, 6:08 pm

Beloved wind chime installation returns to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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The "Wind Chime (after 'Dream')" installation in the Sculpture Garden is a new discovery for some, a favorite feature for others.

July 23rd 2021, 6:08 pm

St. Paul school board candidates come up short seeking DFL endorsement

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July 23rd 2021, 6:08 pm

New York artist returns to Nisswa to paint mural as tribute to Minnesota lakes, lazy summers

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July 23rd 2021, 2:10 pm

Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change

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By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway for some officials: That putting tax dollars in people's pockets is achievable and can be a lifeline to those struggling to get by.

July 23rd 2021, 2:10 pm

$1M in fines after nitrogen kills 6 at Georgia poultry plant

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Federal workplace safety officials are proposing nearly $1 million in fines against four companies following a January liquid nitrogen leak that killed six workers at a northeast Georgia poultry processing plant.

July 23rd 2021, 2:10 pm

State sturgeon biologist resigns following investigation

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Wisconsin's former top sturgeon biologist has resigned and has been fined for lying to investigators looking into the illegal processing of sturgeon eggs into caviar.

July 23rd 2021, 2:10 pm

How did St. Cloud get its name? It's a strange story.

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An inside joke in the 1850s had a lasting impact on central Minnesota's hub.

July 23rd 2021, 10:54 am

Protesters demand Minneapolis attorney drops charges after more than 600 people were arrested last N

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More than 600 people were arrested on I-94, most of which carry misdemeanor charges.

July 23rd 2021, 10:54 am

Shelter from heat wave available in Minneapolis, Hennepin County

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The city added 200 shelter beds since 2020 and has room to spare. The help may be sorely needed Friday, when a heat advisory is in effect.

July 23rd 2021, 10:54 am

St. Cloud sees job gains but still 4,500 short of pre-pandemic levels

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The lack of child care is the No. 1 reason people on unemployment say they are unable to work, DEED Commissioner Steve Grove says.

July 23rd 2021, 10:54 am

Iron Range Sen. David Tomassoni takes on ALS

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The longtime senator announced his diagnosis last week.

July 23rd 2021, 10:54 am

Minneapolis' East Calhoun neighborhood to change name

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Association leaders said the new name will better reflect the area's Dakota heritage.

July 22nd 2021, 9:52 pm

Mpls. East Calhoun neighborhood to change name

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Association leaders said the new name will better reflect the area's Dakota heritage.

July 22nd 2021, 8:08 pm

1 dead, 2 injured in house explosion and fire in Princeton

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Authorities say an explosion and fire at a house in Princeton Thursday left one person dead and two others with unknown injuries.

July 22nd 2021, 8:08 pm

Plymouth police release more information on Hwy. 169 fatal shooting

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More specific description offered of shooter's vehicle.

July 22nd 2021, 7:52 pm

Eden Prairie police likely first in state to add Tesla to fleet

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Few departments across the U.S. have fully electric vehicles.

July 22nd 2021, 7:52 pm

More Minnesota schools can continue online option, will make local choices on pandemic precautions

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The state will issue guidance, but no new COVID-19 rules for schools.

July 22nd 2021, 7:52 pm

Mercedes sketches out all-electric scenario by decade's end

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Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the share of sales planned by 2025 and sketching out a market scenario in which new car sales would "in essence" be fully electric by the end of the decade.

July 22nd 2021, 7:52 pm

Moorhead man dies from injuries suffered in house fire

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A man who was injured in a Moorhead house fire earlier this week has died, city officials said Thursday.

July 22nd 2021, 7:52 pm

'Thin Blue Line' flag decal on Sartell squads draws criticism

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22-year-old Hannah Kosloski is questioning officials about having the decals on city property.

July 22nd 2021, 7:52 pm

Erik Travis, organist and church music director, dies at 63

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July 22nd 2021, 7:52 pm

Milwaukee Bucks' fans celebrate NBA championship with parade

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Thousands of fans lined downtown Milwaukee streets on Thursday to catch a glimpse of their beloved Bucks in a parade to celebrate the city's first NBA championship in half a century.

July 22nd 2021, 7:52 pm

Small businesses lifted by return of summer tourists

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Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs.

July 22nd 2021, 12:29 pm

Effort to fund racially diverse climate groups gets momentum

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Efforts to increase how much philanthropic funding goes to minority-led environmental organizations are gaining momentum, with one group's push for transparency from the nation's top climate donors drawing big-name support.

July 22nd 2021, 12:29 pm

15-year-old boy shot in Anoka County has died

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A 15-year-old boy who was shot over the weekend in Fridley has died. according to Anoka County sheriff's officials.

July 22nd 2021, 12:03 pm

Unilever chief says company 'fully committed' to Israel

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The chief executive of Unilever on Thursday said the global consumer goods giant remains "fully committed" to doing business in Israel, distancing himself from this week's announcement by the company's Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand to stop serving Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem.

July 22nd 2021, 12:03 pm

17-year-old charged with 5 felonies in teen's fatal shooting in Fridley

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A failed robbery during a marijuana sale may have led to the shooting.

July 22nd 2021, 12:03 pm

Are the drought's effects on Gooseberry Falls a sign of bigger problems for North Shore waterways?

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The Gooseberry River is flowing but at a lower rate. Along with lack of rain, exhausting stores of water in soils and wetlands contribute to low water levels in rivers, a hydrologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota said.

July 22nd 2021, 4:17 am

Minnesota's share of opioid settlement could top $300M

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Minnesota stands to collect more than $300 million under a $26 billion settlement among states and opioid manufacturers and distributors, Attorney General Keith Ellison said Wednesday.

July 22nd 2021, 4:17 am

Minneapolis City Hall tension spills into open over policing, rent control, government power

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July 22nd 2021, 4:17 am

Crystal couple lead push for monument to remember slain boy

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Barway Collins was killed by his dad in 2015. A memorial would be placed in Crystal's Becker Park.

July 22nd 2021, 4:17 am

Breaking ground on a new kind of gathering place for veterans in Minneapolis

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July 22nd 2021, 4:17 am

Man sentenced to life without parole in Oshkosh shootings

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A Monticello man convicted in shootings that wounded his ex-girlfriend and killed his girlfriend's father was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

July 22nd 2021, 4:17 am

Minneapolis Park Board kills Hiawatha Golf Course redesign plan again, renames clubhouse after Solom

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The course is home turf for many Twin Cities Black golfers. It's also plagued by water problems.

July 22nd 2021, 4:17 am

Five in trouble with the state for unauthorized access of driver's information

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July 22nd 2021, 4:17 am

Brooklyn Park man admits setting St. Paul store on fire during rioting after George Floyd's death

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Officers questioned him 2 days later, but he cut it off because he hadn't slept in 24 hours and was tired, the criminal complaint against him read.

July 22nd 2021, 4:17 am

Waite Park theater company brings Cinderella to life at ampitheater

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GREAT Theatre's production staged at city's new amphitheater.

July 22nd 2021, 4:17 am

Bezos' comments on workers after spaceflight draws rebuke

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The world's richest man wanted to say thanks to the people who made his brief trip into space Tuesday possible.

July 21st 2021, 7:04 am

For the first time in decades, Minneapolis, St. Paul call for even-odd outdoor watering

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Amid drought conditions, officials in both cities are asking customers to water their lawns and gardens before noon or after 6 p.m. to minimize evaporation.

July 21st 2021, 7:04 am

Twin Cities suburbs make room for edible forests and market gardens

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Suburbs are leading the backyard produce movement by encouraging gardens at homes and community plots.

July 21st 2021, 7:04 am

Maureen O'Brien, known for Minnesota wildlife paintings, has died at 78

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July 21st 2021, 7:04 am

Hennepin County Board OKs funds for more computers, financial aid to those in need

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Over 8,000 laptops were distributed as part of "Connecting Hennepin."

July 21st 2021, 7:04 am

MPCA monitoring fuel spill near St. Paul's Battle Creek

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A punctured freight car spilled hundreds of gallons of diesel July 13.

July 21st 2021, 7:04 am

St. Paul Public Schools could recast, pare elementary schools

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July 21st 2021, 7:04 am

US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

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The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday when lawyers for local governments announced they were on the verge of a $26 billion settlement with the nation's three biggest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.

July 21st 2021, 7:04 am

EXPLAINER: $26B opioid settlement big step, but not the end

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A $26 billion settlement between the three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and thousands of states and municipalities that sued over the toll of the opioid crisis is certainly significant — but it is far from tying a neat bow on the tangle of still unresolved lawsuits surrounding the epidemic.

July 20th 2021, 7:31 pm

Feds: Minnesotans increasingly getting money-seeking scam calls supposedly from a customs agent

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The script includes "a box of drugs and money being shipped; has your name on it and it has been intercepted."

July 20th 2021, 7:31 pm

Plymouth man sentenced for porn images of teen, but all sex assault counts based on women's allegati

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One of his accusers said she and the other women "felt like he was getting off without being held accountable."

July 20th 2021, 7:31 pm

1st person of color named as Houston Chronicle editor

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Maria Douglas Reeve has been promoted to editor of the Houston Chronicle after serving as managing editor of the daily for about 20 months, owner Hearst Corp. announced Tuesday.

July 20th 2021, 7:31 pm

Canadian wildfires threaten BWCA, worsen air quality across Minnesota

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July 20th 2021, 7:31 pm

It's maintenance costs vs. public safety in flap over traffic signs in Princeton Township

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The township took down scores of signs after passing a sign replacement ordinance last year.

July 20th 2021, 7:31 pm

Murder charges: Perceived slight at bar led to shooting in downtown Minneapolis parking ramp

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The gunman shot 20-year-old Mohamed Hassan once in the back.

July 20th 2021, 7:31 pm

For the first time in decades, St. Paul calls for even-odd outdoor watering

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Amid drought conditions, the regional water supplier is asking customers to water lawns less.

July 20th 2021, 7:31 pm

Jail for Elk River man who hid camera in Mall of America fitting room, recorded females getting undr

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He was also accused of doing the same at swimming pools, parks and Elk River High School.

July 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

ATV rider killed in crash in central Minnesota

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The wreck occurred Sunday evening in Farming Township, the Sheriff's Office said.

July 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

Duluth Council approves plan for $58M in federal aid

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Affordable housing and infrastructure are the biggest line items.

July 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

Colorado man drowns when storm capsizes canoe in Minnesota

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A Colorado man has drowned after a severe storm moving through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota capsized his canoe, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

July 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

US Rep. Greene: Twitter timeout is 'Communist-style' attack

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene blasted social media companies over her temporary suspension from Twitter on Tuesday, calling it "a Communist-style attack on free speech."

July 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: 'Best day ever!'

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Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company's first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft.

July 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

A St. Louis Park highway noise barrier has become a growing art wall of old telephones

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Dave Gatzmer's quirky guerrilla art project just keeps growing.

July 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

Bev Scalze, former state legislator with people-oriented approach to politics, dies at 77

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July 20th 2021, 3:33 am

Loved ones honor Leneal Frazier, motorist killed during north Minneapolis police chase

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July 20th 2021, 3:33 am

Bubbly Paws dog grooming business expanding beyond Twin Cities

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During the pandemic, owners saw increase in people wanting to use self-serve and full-service dog grooming salons.

July 20th 2021, 3:33 am

Minnesota mayors urge support of massive infrastructure bill

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Noting the potential payoffs to Minn., they urge the state's congressional delegation to do same.

July 20th 2021, 3:33 am

With Canada's reopening set, border resorts hope to bounce back

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Starting Aug. 9, U.S. travelers who are fully vaccinated with a Canadian-approved vaccine can travel to Canada.

July 20th 2021, 3:33 am

Minneapolis program to house ex-gang members falls short

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Advocates say the city is struggling to uphold its end of the bargain amid a lack of available affordable housing.

July 20th 2021, 3:33 am

Minnesota Appeals Court sends PolyMet air permit back to state for review

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The Appeals Court ordered the air pollution permit that PolyMet received from MPCA back to the regulator to further consider whether the company deceptively sought a less stringent permit for a mine operation smaller than the one it actually planned.

July 20th 2021, 3:33 am

Smoke from Canadian wildfires prompts air quality alert in northern Minnesota

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It was issued for most of northern Minnesota.

July 20th 2021, 3:33 am

St. Paul launches new six-week Food Waste Challenge to residents

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July 20th 2021, 3:33 am

Former Albany teacher pleads guilty to sexual assault of student

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Daniel S. Fragodt pleaded guilty ahead of a scheduled four-day trial.

July 20th 2021, 3:33 am

Mini pie maker has major following in southern Minnesota

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Minnie Jackson and her homemade mini pies have quite the loyal following at the North Mankato Farmers' Market, and yes, that's her real first name.

July 19th 2021, 10:48 am

Uptown in flux: Residents and businesses express concerns about safety

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Residents and business owners rattled by a wave of vandalism, stunt driving and gunfire in Uptown Minneapolis hope the area quiets down now that crews have cleared a makeshift memorial garden that some saw as a magnet for criminal activity.

July 19th 2021, 10:48 am

Authorities call on drivers to do their part to end road violence

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July 19th 2021, 10:48 am

Rep. John Thompson questions "authenticity" of police reports detailing domestic violence allegation

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The 2003-2011 reports include allegations that he hit or choked women.

July 19th 2021, 10:48 am

Drought deepens in Minnesota, watering bans more likely

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With about half of Minnesota now in the grip of severe drought — and 4% in extreme drought — the state has officially shifted into the "drought warning phase," the DNR announced Friday.

July 19th 2021, 10:48 am

Wake boats are churning controversy around Lake Minnetonka

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Critics say the boats are loud, disruptive and may damage ecosystems.

July 19th 2021, 10:48 am

Officials identify 20-year-old man as downtown Minneapolis shooting victim

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July 18th 2021, 8:34 pm

A flutter of hope for the endangered Dakota skipper

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July 18th 2021, 8:34 pm

Lawyer for Minnesota lawmaker denies domestic abuse reports

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The attorney for a Minnesota Democratic state representative facing calls to step down over allegations of domestic violence said Sunday the reports are not true and could be part of smear campaign by law enforcement.

July 18th 2021, 8:34 pm

Crews spend 7 hours putting out Wisconsin pole sheds fire

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Multiple fire crews spent seven hours Saturday putting out a fire in the northwestern Wisconsin town of Durand. authorities said.

July 18th 2021, 8:34 pm

In rural Minnesota, 'nothing but upside' as farmland values near record highs

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July 18th 2021, 1:01 am

Crime in University of Minnesota area reaches highest level in at least a decade, data show

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From Sept. 1 to May 31, there were about 2,100 criminal incidents reported across university-area neighborhoods, up 40% from the nearly 1,500 tallied in the prior academic year.

July 17th 2021, 10:01 pm

Habitat or housing? Audubon Society urges Ramsey County to save grassland eyed for development

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Maplewood haven for grassland birds is possible site for affordable homes

July 17th 2021, 10:01 pm

Pandemic, hot weather prompt Minnesota schools to take a new look at their HVAC systems

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July 17th 2021, 10:01 pm

Family sues over Minnesota corrections officer's death

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The relatives of Joseph Gomm say negligence contributed to Gomm's murder.

July 17th 2021, 10:01 pm

Competing models at start of pandemic hurt public's trust

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Simulations at the pandemic's start by the U and the state predicted 50,000 to 74,000 COVID-19 deaths. The state's toll so far is nearing 7,700.

July 17th 2021, 10:01 pm

Tiny 'cottage homes' with big views planned for rocky hillside in Duluth

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July 17th 2021, 6:50 pm

Hamline University, St. Catherine University to require COVID-19 vaccinations

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Hamline and St. Catherine join Macalester, Carleton, St. Olaf, Gustavus Adolphus and the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

July 17th 2021, 6:50 pm

Walz, top Democrats call for Rep. John Thompson's resignation

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The calls for the St. Paul DFLer to immediately step down followed reports of domestic abuse allegations, spanning a period between 2003 and 2009.

July 17th 2021, 6:50 pm

Man shot and killed in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday

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The fatal shooting marks the city's 50th homicide this year.

July 17th 2021, 6:50 pm

S.D. tribe claims remains of kids who died at assimilation school

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The remains of nine Native American children who died more than a century ago while attending a government-run school in Pennsylvania meant to assimilate them into white culture have been returned to their South Dakota tribe for burial on its reservation.

July 17th 2021, 6:50 pm

Metro briefs: Eden Prairie Local News debuts print edition

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July 17th 2021, 6:50 pm

St. Paul man dies after crashing motorcycle late Friday

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The crash happened at Hwy. 252 and Humboldt Avenue N.

July 17th 2021, 6:50 pm

Born into slavery, he became an interpreter and St. Paul founding father

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July 17th 2021, 6:50 pm
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