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Minnesota reports 101 COVID-19 deaths, highest-ever daily tally, bringing cumulative total to 3,746

Minnesota reported its highest ever daily COVID-19 death count on Friday — 101 — pushing the state to nearly 3,500 deaths recorded since the...

Small retailers, already hit hard this year, hope for the best this Christmas season

The traditional kickoff of the Christmas shopping season will look different for Joyce Sanders, owner of Urban 29, a fashion and streetwear shop. Her...

Minnesota reports 6,423 new COVID-19 cases and 38 deaths

Minnesota reported 6,423 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 38 deaths Tuesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. A total of 282,916 Minnesotans have...

Minnesota reports 6,353 new COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths

Minnesota reported 6,353 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 24 deaths Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. A total of 276,500 Minnesotans have...

Incoming GOP state legislator planning Thanksgiving gathering in defiance of Walz COVID-19 orders

An incoming GOP Minnesota state representative issued a provocative Thanksgiving invitation to Gov. Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison, essentially daring them to...

GOP Senate majority leader declines request to disclose total number of COVID-19 infections among...

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, declined a request to share the number of GOP state senators and staff infected with COVID-19...

47,000 Minnesotans stopped looking for work in October, jobless rate falls to 4.6%

Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 4.6% in October, down from 5.9% the month before, largely because many people have stopped looking...

Your questions about Minnesota’s new COVID-19 restrictions, answered

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced on Wednesday evening new restrictions for the next four weeks aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. Here's what...

Minnesota reports a record-breaking 67 deaths from COVID-19

Minnesota reported 5,102 new COVID-19 cases and a record-high 67 deaths Wednesday. November has been a grim month for Minnesota, as cases, hospitalizations and deaths...

Two Iron Range lawmakers leave Senate DFL caucus with blessing from GOP leader

Two Iron Range lawmakers on Wednesday announced they are leaving the Senate Democratic-Farmer-Labor caucus and forming their own two-person caucus, criticizing “extreme partisanship” nationally...

‘If we don’t act now, God help us’: Minnesotans urged to stay home amid...

As Minnesota sees an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, Minnesotans who have been affected by the coronavirus — including a former Republican lawmaker — joined...

Gazelka acknowledges missteps in handling of COVID-19 outbreak among GOP senators

After days of criticism, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka on Tuesday issued a statement acknowledging missteps in how he handled a COVID-19 outbreak among...

Minnesota reports 7,444 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths

Minnesota reported 7,444 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths Monday. The new figures come amid a bleak month for Minnesota as cases, hospitalizations...

Omar cuts financial ties with consulting firm co-owned by her husband after months of...

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar on Sunday announced she has severed financial ties with a political consulting firm co-owned by her husband that received $2.78...

Minneapolis narrowly approves hiring outside police officers amid spike in crime

The Minneapolis City Council narrowly approved Police Chief Medaria Arradondo’s request for an additional $500,000 to bring in officers from other law enforcement agencies...

Minnesota reports 5,552 new COVID-19 cases and 46 deaths

Minnesota reported 5,552 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 46 deaths Friday. The new figures come amid a bleak month for Minnesota as cases, hospitalizations...

House GOP plans in-person fundraiser amid surge of COVID-19 infections, deaths in Minnesota

The Minnesota House GOP caucus is planning on holding an in-person fundraiser on Dec. 2 in St. Paul amid a massive surge in COVID-19...
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Policing expert: Minneapolis should not hire outside agencies

A leading criminologist is questioning the wisdom of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s proposal to spend roughly half a million dollars hiring outside agencies to...

Minneapolis small businesses call for mobile mental health response teams

More than 75 small businesses in Minneapolis have signed onto a letter calling on city and county leaders to create a mental health emergency...

Minnesota breaks another COVID-19 record with 7,228 new confirmed cases

Minnesota reported 7,228 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday, another record-high daily total that far surpasses the previous record of 5,908 cases set just days...
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