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 2021-04-18 16:28 

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The daily coronavirus update: 15 more deaths; more than 40 percent of Minnesotans have at least 1 vaccine dose...

Over the course of the pandemic, a total of 7,020 Minnesotans have died of COVID-19....

 2021-04-18 14:39 

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Brooklyn Center sees more subdued night of protests...

Plus: Walz calls harassment of journalists covering protests 'unacceptable in every circumstance'; more than half of adults in Minnesota have received at least one dose of COVID-18 vaccine; Twins games canceled after string of positive COVID tests...

 2021-04-17 11:48 

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At least 100 arrested on sixth night of protests in Brooklyn Center...

Plus: federal judge says law enforcement can't arrest or use chemical agents against news media covering protests; families demand federal government investigate Minnesota policing; former KARE 11 meteorologist Sven Sundgaard sues station over firing;...

 2021-04-16 20:30 

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Four things Congress is doing right now that address racial justice in the U.S....

As Minnesota and the nation grapples with the killing of Daunte Wright and the trial of Derek Chauvin, Congress has several actions at different stages that seek to improve racial equity in the U.S....

 2021-04-16 20:17 

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Minneapolis Council requests law enforcement refrain from using tear gas, rubber bullets in city...

Plus: Minneapolis schools close for in-person classes in anticipation of Chauvin verdict; labor activists evict National Guard from St. Paul labor center; charges in Menards assault case; and more....

 2021-04-16 18:55 

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From COVID to QAnon, U of M researcher Emily Vraga on debunking false information...

A University of Minnesota researcher and an expert on misinformation, Vraga is co-author of "The Debunking Handbook 2020."...

 2021-04-16 17:50 

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Here is St. Paul's bold new approach to counter decades of discriminatory housing policies...

New renter protections for families in our neighborhoods will only matter if folks know their new rights and if property owners know how to follow the new guidelines....

 2021-04-16 17:45 

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The daily coronavirus update: more than 1.5 million Minnesotans fully vaccinated...

The pace of vaccination has dipped slightly as Minnesota experiences a crunch in availability from the pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine use....

 2021-04-16 16:55 

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'I just shot him': What we now know about the killing of Daunte Wright by a Brooklyn Center police officer...

So far, Wright's death has led to second-degree manslaughter charges against the officer involved; ignited a series of demonstrations; and prompted a shakeup of Brooklyn Center city government....

 2021-04-16 14:57 

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Knoxville school shooting serves as stark reminder of a familiar but preventable threat...

In our view, counselors, social workers, peer support networks and small class sizes are what schools need most right now to prevent violence after a pandemic....

 2021-04-16 14:08 

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D.C. Memo: 'Congress itself is the target'...

New information from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Biden on the killing of Daunte Wright and some nice sights from the District....

 2021-04-16 13:45 

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Stronger mayor? Reviving the charter wars in Minneapolis...

A new charter plan, scheduled to come before the voters in November, would clarify the mayor's role as the city's chief executive and stipulate that City Council members would not be permitted to "usurp, invade or interfere with the mayor'...

 2021-04-16 13:33 

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Book promotion in the time of COVID: How Minneapolis author Jonathan Slaght has made the best of a bad situation...

His "Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl" won the $10,000 PEN America/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award....

 2021-04-16 11:18 

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Fifth night of demonstrations in Brooklyn Center ends without dispersal order...

Plus: activists, Democratic leaders criticize military-style tactics used to control demonstrators; no plans for U.S. Bancorp to downsize footprint in downtown Minneapolis; some lawmakers want Vikings stadium debt to be part of state budget discussions; a...

 2021-04-15 20:57 

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Kimberly Potter makes brief court appearance...

Plus: Wright's family calls for stiffer charges against Potter; the Rev. Al Sharpton to give eulogy at Wright funeral next week; what the protests are for; and more....

 2021-04-15 20:03 

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The daily coronavirus update: 11 more deaths; big increase in cases...

Health officials said that the majority of those hospitalized in the current uptick in cases are under the age of 60....

 2021-04-15 19:36 

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Remote work is a valuable permanent option...

A recent survey found that 81% of workers either don't want to go back to the office or would prefer a hybrid schedule going forward....

 2021-04-15 15:45 

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Venue owners frustrated by slow rollout, technical glitches plaguing SBA's Shuttered Venue Operators grant program...

The Small Business Administration opened the SVO grant application portal on April 8 — only to shut it down that same day because of technical problems....

 2021-04-15 15:44 

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State gears up to open new rental assistance program as Minnesota Senate passes 'off-ramp' to end eviction moratorium...

Getting the new rental assistance program, RentHelpMN, up and running soon is key to the Senate's plan to phase out the current eviction moratorium....

 2021-04-15 15:12 

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Intermedia Arts will give $1 million to Public Functionary; Children's Theatre offers help to families and teachers...

ALSO: Minnesota Opera presents "Apart Together: A MN Opera Artist Showcase"; Club Book features Lawrence Wright; and more....

 2021-04-15 14:43 

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A tiny number of people will be hospitalized with COVID-19 despite being vaccinated. We don't know why....

ProPublica has found that the investigations recommended by experts, including analyzing the genome of the virus that infected the patient and collecting patient demographic information, are often not being done....

 2021-04-15 13:35 

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Infrastructure investments should include state government...

Republican state senators' "belt tightening" proposal will further erode Minnesota's government infrastructure and perpetuate the very problems they pretend to express concern over....

 2021-04-15 11:10 

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Fourth night of protests in Brooklyn Center ends in fewer arrests...

Plus: Kim Potter expected to make first court appearance; defense medical expert testifies that George Floyd's manner of death 'undetermined9;; Hutchinson man arrested after assaulting Menards employee and hitting police officer with car, hamme...

 2021-04-14 20:07 

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Climate change: In midst of pandemic, do not forget about our other global crisis...

Minnesota legislators have proposed a 100% Clean Energy Bill to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I urge everyone to join this fight....

 2021-04-14 19:09 

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Former Brooklyn Center police officer arrested, charged with second-degree manslaughter in Wright killing...

Plus: Younger Minnesotans in the hospital with COVID-19; U students protest UMPD's presence in Brooklyn Center; capturing and harvesting invasive carp in the Mississippi; peacetime emergency extended for 30 days; and more....

 2021-04-14 17:46 

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The daily coronavirus update: new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Minnesota continue to rise; Walz's emergency powers extended...

The state has reported double-digit deaths in five of the last seven days....

 2021-04-14 16:29 

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Will the Minnesota Legislature's plan to fix the sexual assault 'intoxication loophole' actually help?...

It may make victims more willing to press charges, but there are still plenty of questions of interpretation that will get debated in courts....

 2021-04-14 16:03 

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How will Minnesota schools use $1.3 billion in COVID relief funds?...

The Minnesota Department of Education hopes to spend federal funds on summer programs and learning activities beyond the school day to address the learning losses that emerged during the pandemic....

 2021-04-14 14:31 

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Concert spotlights frequent MN Opera librettist Mark Campbell; Schubert Club presents Beatrice Rana...

ALSO: Mia presents Nicole Havekost in a virtual artist talk; Kao Kalia Yang and Billy Thao to do a "Yang Warriors" virtual book event; and more....

 2021-04-14 13:32 

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Market forces, not mandates, should guide Minnesota's electric vehicle future...

Getting more electric vehicles on the roads of Minnesota is a laudable goal, but there are serious hurdles and complicated realities the state's leaders must first face....

 2021-04-14 11:20 

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'Many arrests' after third night of demonstrations over killing of Daunte Wright...

Plus: charging decision on Brooklyn Center police officer expected Wednesday; defense witness testifies that Chauvin did not use 'deadly force' against Floyd; Ramsey Middle School students, staff pitch St. Paul board on changing school's name;...

 2021-04-13 21:43 

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Minnesota Senate Republicans agree to hold 'fact-finding' hearings on police reform measures...

Republicans have been hesitant to consider new changes to policing standards after enacting a set of reforms following the death of George Floyd. But GOP lawmakers have also come under increasing pressure to consider additional DFL-backed measures in the ...

 2021-04-13 21:14 

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Officer who shot Daunte Wright, Brooklyn Center police chief resign...

Plus: no new curfew declared by Walz; Brooklyn Center mayor wants attorney general's office to look at case; Obama calls for police reform; and more....

 2021-04-13 18:39 

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The daily coronavirus update: Minnesota pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccinations...

The pause in use of the J&J vaccine is expected to be brief as rare cases of blood clots are investigated....

 2021-04-13 15:53 

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How the killing of Daunte Wright is affecting police reform efforts at the Minnesota Legislature...

In the wake of Daunte Wright's killing by a Brooklyn Center police officer, DFLers are pushing legislation on everything from body cameras to civilian review boards — measures some Republicans have called "anti-law-enforcement."...

 2021-04-13 15:31 

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Tucker Carlson needs to be called out for his 'disenfranchised' remarks...

But I won't hold my breath waiting for Carlson to retract, apologize or even rephrase what he said....

 2021-04-13 15:30 

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Gallery shows at Northern Clay Center and the Weinstein Hammons...

ALSO: A Paul Jacobs organ recital at Northrop; Club Book presents Abby Jimenez; Minnesota Dance Theatre's "Exploring Enchantment"; and more....

 2021-04-13 14:41 

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EPA directs Minnesota to list waters impaired for wild rice...

The EPA is partially disapproving Minnesota's most recent Clean Water Act Impaired Waters List because the list doesn't include any rivers or lakes loaded with sulfate, which kills off wild rice beds over time....

 2021-04-13 14:37 

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Diverging visions: What's next for St. Paul's Grand Avenue?...

A developer wants to transform the former Pier 1 Imports store into a chain restaurant and national bank branch. Nearby, the long-time owner of Dixie's Restaurant wants to build a mixed-use project with 79 apartments atop commercial space on an acre l...

 2021-04-13 13:04 

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Still, I persist: Minnesotans need the option of medical aid in dying...

In Minnesota, medical aid in dying is a criminal act. But I believe that is a private, personal decision best made by individuals, their families, their doctors and their spiritual advisers....

 2021-04-13 10:59 

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Brooklyn Center sees second night of protests over police killing of Daunte Wright...

Plus: officer involved in shooting identified; Brooklyn Center gives mayor 'command authority' over police department; defense expected to start calling witnesses in Chauvin trial; and more....

 2021-04-12 20:33 

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Brooklyn Center police chief says officer who fired fatal shot intended to use Taser; curfews declared in Twin Cities...

Plus: Biden calls for peace and calm; how to help people in Brooklyn Center; charging decision will rest with Washington County attorney; and more....

 2021-04-12 19:55 

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The daily coronavirus update: 2 more deaths; nearly 2,000 new cases...

The most recent seven-day case positivity average, which lags by a week, is at 6.7 percent, above the 5 percent "caution" threshold....

 2021-04-12 19:11 

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Incinerators impact air quality and equality...

The governor and the Legislature must prioritize Minnesotans' goals of environmental and racial justice this year by ending the preferential treatment and subsidies for burning trash....

 2021-04-12 16:29 

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Meet the Minneapolis City Council Candidate: AJ Flowers...

Minneapolis City Council candidate AJ Flowers believes that local government should be more, well, local....

 2021-04-12 16:17 

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As budget discussions get underway, Minnesota's divided Legislature stakes out its positions...

The march of the omnibus budget bills shows how far apart the GOP-controlled Senate and the DFL-controlled House really are....

 2021-04-12 15:33 

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Minnesotan Dr. Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) was reservation doctor at Pine Ridge during the Wounded Knee massacre...

Eastman later became a published author and popular lecturer....

 2021-04-12 15:04 

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End the epidemic of tax fraud in construction...

By neglecting to address the crisis, we are harming our communities and future generations....

 2021-04-12 13:12 

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Thousands of Falash Mura, caught up in violence in Ethiopia, seek entry into Israel...

A small Jewish community of Ethiopians known as Beta Israel has lived in Ethiopia's Amhara and Tigray regions for 3,000 years. Some converted to Christianity to stay safe; they are known as the Falash Mura....

 2021-04-12 10:39 

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Protesters clash with police after Brooklyn Center officer fatally shoots man during traffic stop...

Plus: defense is expected to start making its case to jurors this week in Chauvin trial; street racers shut down traffic in Minneapolis' Lowry Hill Tunnel; Minnesota colleges and universities weigh requiring vaccines for students returning in the fall...

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