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Newest State Fair treat: a building with air conditioning

Jul 17, 2019

A new $16 million project features a 12,000 square foot exhibit hall, a gallery and a 24-foot “Corn Fairstalk” display highlighting the state’s corn farming industry. It’s the Minnesota State Fair’s biggest expansion since the West End Market opened in 20…

DHS deputy commissioners reverse course, decide to stay

Jul 17, 2019

Two veteran staffers at the Minnesota Department of Human Services rescinded their announced resignations Wednesday, days after Commissioner Tony Lourey stepped down.

In Minneapolis' tight housing market, does tenant screening go too far?

Jul 17, 2019

Proposed restrictions on criminal background checks and security deposits are pitting Minneapolis landlords against tenants and their supporters on the City Council.

DNR seeks input on managing Mille Lacs fishery

Jul 17, 2019

Officials want feedback from anglers, business owners and others with a stake in the health of the iconic walleye lake, which is co-managed by eight Ojibwe bands that retain fishing rights.

Diplomat held hostage in Iran's revolution, a Minnesota native, dies

Jul 17, 2019

Born on a Butterfield farm, Bruce Laingen, 96, was the highest-ranking official held captive when student revolutionaries stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and took 52 Americans hostage.

Appetites: ‘Everything tastes better outside’

Jul 17, 2019

Naturalist Kelsey Olson loves cooking food outdoors. She also knows it can be a little intimidating if you haven’t tried it before. Here are a few tips and a couple recipes to try.

Photos: A tradition continues as hundreds of Hmong anglers come out for bass tournament

Jul 17, 2019

Launched in 2004, the July 4 event has become one of the biggest Hmong fishing tournaments in the country, with nearly $26,000 in prize money on the line this year.

House condemns Trump 'racist' tweets in extraordinary rebuke

Jul 17, 2019

Tuesday's vote was 240-187 and was solidly opposed by Republicans. It came after Trump and top congressional Republicans denied he is a racist and urged GOP lawmakers to oppose the Democratic measure.

Study: Minn., Midwest could see more dangerously hot days as climate change worsens

Jul 16, 2019

The study used climate models to project the likelihood of extreme heat under different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.

Welcome to a refreshed MPR News

Jul 16, 2019

You may notice some changes to MPRnews.org, including enhanced readability on desktop and mobile devices and our livestream player is also at the top of every page. Additional improvements will roll out in the next few days and weeks.