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New data shows racial disparities in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccination rates

White Minnesotans are being vaccinated at greater rates than other populations: about two times higher than Black Minnesotans and three times higher than Hispanic...

Minneapolis moves to require hotels to prioritize hiring back laid off workers

A Minneapolis City Council committee unanimously approved an ordinance on Thursday that would require hotels and event centers to give preference to workers they...

Report: Minnesota ‘failed’ to protect people in prisons from COVID-19

A Minnesota Ombuds for Corrections report Monday said the state “failed” to protect incarcerated Minnesotans from the spread of COVID-19. In three out of 11 state correctional facilities,...

Personal income grew 3.7% in Minnesota last year due to government COVID-19 relief

Personal income grew in every state last year despite the economic fallout of the pandemic, according to data from Pew Research.  Personal income rose nearly...

Minneapolis will spend $645,000 on fencing around City Hall, police stations for Chauvin trial

The city of Minneapolis will spend around $645,000 on barbed wire fencing around City Hall, a new government building nearby and its five police...

First shipments of Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrive in Minnesota

The first shipments of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday. The state will receive 45,200 doses...

Judge rules Faribault’s ‘crime-free’ rental ordinance was likely racially motivated, clearing way for trial...

A federal district court judge ruled that a 2014 rental ordinance enacted by the city of Faribault was likely motivated by “undisputedly race-based complaints...

Minnesota reports 443 new COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths

Minnesota reported 443 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four deaths Tuesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. A total of 485,655 Minnesotans have...

Floyd family ‘disappointed’ that only one family member will be allowed at Chauvin trial

Hennepin County District Judge Peter A. Cahill issued an order Monday allowing only one family member of both Derek Chauvin and George Floyd to...

Rent control ban passes Senate committee; lawmaker says Minneapolis is on path to ‘self-destruction’

A state ban on rent control passed out of the Senate Local Government Policy Committee on a voice vote Tuesday with Democratic-Farmer-Labor members calling...

Senate confirms Cardona as education secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed Miguel Cardona to lead the U.S. Department of Education in a 64-33 vote. Cardona, a longtime educator from Connecticut, will...

City backs away from using social media influencers to spread ‘city-generated messages’ during Chauvin...

Minneapolis officials have scrapped a plan to use social media influencers to share information during the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin

Shakopee GOP lawmaker doxxes DFL colleague in Facebook post, could face ethics complaint

A Shakopee GOP lawmaker on Sunday night posted the personal cell phone number of a DFL colleague, encouraging his followers to call her to...

Minneapolis City Council moves forward with rent stabilization charter amendment

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved sending two rent stabilization proposals to the city’s Charter Commission for review, moving a step closer to putting...

Walz administration announces the full vaccine rollout

Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday that all Minnesotans should be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination by summer with the state prioritizing seniors followed...

Rep. Betty McCollum asks Biden to review key Line 3 permit

Rep. Betty McCollum is the latest member of Minnesota's congressional delegation to request that President Joe Biden take action on Enbridge's controversial Line 3...

Minnesota budget picture swings from deficit to a $1.6 billion surplus

In a big economic turnaround, the Minnesota Management and Budget office on Friday now projects a state budget surplus of $1.6 billion for the...

It would cost $1.1 billion to provide rental assistance to every Minnesotan who needs...

The state’s Legislative Budget Office estimates it would cost $1.1 billion a year to provide rental assistance to every Minnesotan who needs it. The money...

Bipartisan group of lawmakers call for action on proposed Increase Teachers of Color Act

A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined teachers and students on Thursday to urge the Legislature to pass a bill that aims to recruit and...

Food delivery apps add fees for Twin Cities customers

Multiple food delivery apps have added fees for Twin Cities customers, Axios reported Thursday. DoorDash has implemented a $1.50 “regulatory response fee,” and UberEats...