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Photos of the Northern Metal fire in Becker

BECKER — For more than three days the Northern Metal recycling plant has been on fire, spewing smoke and fumes across the area around...

The story of how Lyon County rose up for refugees

MARSHALL, LYON COUNTY — Angela Larson was startled to see in her local paper in January that Lyon County commissioners would decide the following day...

These four counties show how Minnesota politics has changed while remaining...

The past few election cycles have seen massive shifts in the geographic balance of the two major parties, typified in the polarized Minnesota map...

Belying moderate image, Klobuchar bills make her one of the Senate’s...

WASHINGTON — As a presidential candidate, Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar is regarded as a sensible centrist from the heartland who can appeal to moderate...

St. Paul needs more police officers, report says. Here’s how the...

The St. Paul Police Department needs more than 100 additional officers and staff, a study by the department says — a recommendation at odds with...

Mixed in with the fades, the barber shop is fertile ground...

Brian Fullman walks into The Chiseler Barber Shop in Brooklyn Park and within a few minutes he’s suddenly refereeing a debate about — who...

Senate DFLers aim to win back a key suburban district previously...

Minnesota DFLers on Friday immediately seized on the retirement announced by one-term state Senator Paul Anderson, R-Plymouth. In their effort to win back the majority...

Minnesota teachers still overwhelmingly white as student population becomes more diverse

Teachers across the United States are predominantly white, even as students of color make up a majority of those enrolled in public schools. Minnesota...

Rep. Tom Emmer on the rise in Washington and winning friends...

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer peered over the shoulders of his fellow GOP lawmakers to get a glimpse of President Donald Trump.  It was...

Refugees from 32 countries resettled in Minnesota in 2018. Where do...

More than 800 refugees settled across 20 Minnesota counties in 2019 — continuing a sharply downward trend since the election of President Donald Trump,...

Native-led effort brings nighttime help to homeless

Close to midnight one Saturday, a couple dozen nurses, police officers, EMTs and social workers circled up in an empty break room on East...

Anti-vaccine movement finding allies among Minnesota GOP lawmakers

The small but vocal group of parents propagating fringe views about the safety and effectiveness of childhood immunizations have found unlikely allies — Minnesota...

Some big shots want to amend the Minnesota constitution to prioritize...

A pair of prominent Minnesota leaders want to harness the power of words to address some of the nation’s worst racial disparities in education. Minneapolis...

Danger zone: Work is safer than it used to be, but...

Work-related illness and injuries in Minnesota reached all-time lows in 2018, but experts are concerned about persistently high injury rates in risky industries like...

Ex-Forest Service chief at House hearing: Don’t make Boundary Waters testing...

WASHINGTON — In late 2016, just before the Obama administration exited, the chief of the Forest Service issued formal opposition to a mining company’s...

271,000 Minnesota households pay more than 30% of their income in...

Just one in four households that are eligible for rental assistance actually get it. When the state’s three largest housing agencies opened up their waiting...

Trump made his pitch for 4 more years. Pelosi ripped up...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered his third — and possibly final — State of the Union address Tuesday night on the floor of...

Rep. Betty McCollum’s effort to stop Twin Metals mine near Boundary...

WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration pushes to allow mining near Minnesota’s iconic Boundary Waters, Rep. Betty McCollum is waging an attempt to thwart...

Allegations of ‘rampant’ sexism, ‘racist’ and ‘retaliatory’ culture came before AFSCME...

Before the abrupt leadership shakeup at one of the state's most powerful public employee unions last summer, union leaders were accused of “rampant” sexism,...

These Iowans got their first caucus experience in Minnesota

Thirty-two Iowans gathered in St. Paul Monday night. Between excited moments of recognition — “Oh, you’re from Cedar Rapids? Me too!” — they had...
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