Trump rakes in money, stirs up supporters in Minnesota trip

Sep 30, 2020

President Donald Trump returned to Minnesota on Wednesday, hoping to restock his campaign account and keep supporters motivated after a chaotic first presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Educators rally for safe classroom return

Sep 30, 2020

Unions representing staff in Minneapolis and St. Paul district are asking for five things before switching the learning model in their districts from distance learning to hybrid models, which combine in-person and distance learning.

COVID-19 in MN: 16 deaths; total cases near 100K

Sep 30, 2020

State officials continue to stress that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and Health Department numbers continue to bear that out. Wednesday’s count of newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths was the highest in more than a month.

Judge rejects candidate's challenge to Minnesota virus rules

Sep 30, 2020

A federal judge has dismissed a challenge by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis to Minnesota's coronavirus restrictions.

Hennepin County public defender Mary Moriarty ousted

Oct 1, 2020

Mary Moriarty had been reprimanded earlier for what critics said was poor relations with others in the justice system. Her supporters say she was a champion for ending systemic racism.

Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

Oct 1, 2020

Midwestern states are seeing some of the nation’s highest per capita rates of infection, and while federal health officials again urged some governors in the region to require masks statewide, many Republicans have resisted.

Poll: Most Minnesotans see racial bias in policing

Sep 29, 2020

A majority of Minnesotans say that the criminal justice system doesn’t treat Black and white people equally and that George Floyd’s death was a sign of broader problems in policing, according to the newly released MPR News/Star Tribune/KARE-11 Minnesota P…

2nd District candidates campaign on two tracks

Sep 29, 2020

A federal court case will determine if voters in the district will pick their member of Congress in November or February. Meanwhile, the two remaining candidates are taking different approaches to campaigning.

Senate approves spending stopgap, hours ahead of shutdown deadline

Sep 30, 2020

The legislation passed hours before current funding levels are set to expire. With government funding resolved it's unclear whether both chambers can come together on a coronavirus relief package.

Breonna Taylor grand jury recording release delayed

Sep 30, 2020

The recording is expected to provide a window into more than two days of grand jury proceedings. The attorney general's office said it needed more time to redact witnesses' personal information.