COVID-19 in MN: 92 more deaths add to grim 7-day toll

Dec 3, 2020

About 1 in 3 recent Minnesota deaths are tied to COVID-19. The latest numbers come as officials brace for another expected wave of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in coming weeks originating from Thanksgiving gatherings.

In marathon public hearing, hundreds weigh in on proposed cuts to Minneapolis police

Dec 3, 2020

More than 400 people signed up to speak at the Wednesday evening hearing, the second of three opportunities for the public to provide input. Last week, three council members introduced a proposal to move $7.9 million from the police budget to fund a nonpo…

Prosecutors to stop asking for bail for some crimes

Dec 4, 2020

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and Pete Orput of Washington County say their goal is to reduce racial disparities and minimize jail populations.

Authorities: Small plane crash-lands on Minnesota interstate

Dec 3, 2020

A single-engine Bellanca Viking plane crash-landed and hit a vehicle on northbound Interstate 35W in Arden Hills Wednesday night, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

Art Hounds: Pandemic portraits in Winona

Dec 3, 2020

Plus a new jazz album from the High School for Recording Arts and jewelry by St. Paul artisan Peter Mielech.

Wis. high court declines to hear Trump election lawsuit

Dec 3, 2020

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state, saying the case must first wind its way through lower courts.

Smartphone data: Many Americans ignored travel warnings

Dec 2, 2020

NPR analyzed data by SafeGraph to determine the percentage of people who stayed at their "home" location for Thanksgiving as well as the percentage who traveled 31 miles or more.

Jeanelle Austin: Preserving George Floyd's memorial

Dec 2, 2020

As winter settles in, activity has only picked up at the memorial-turned-autonomous-zone in Minneapolis where George Floyd was killed by police in May. Jeanelle Austin is among the caretakers working to preserve the offerings left at the intersection of …

Ivanka Trump deposed in inauguration fund lawsuit

Dec 2, 2020

President Donald Trump's eldest daughter gave a deposition this week in connection with the suit, being heard in a Washington, D.C. court. She condemned the investigation on Twitter.

'Time' Names Its Kid Of The Year: Water-Testing Scientist Gitanjali Rao

Dec 2, 2020

Rao, a Colorado teenager who has won praise for her innovation in detecting lead levels in water, said, "I really want to put out that message: If I can do it, you can do it, and anyone can do it."