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Cops, Courts & Fires

COVID-19 fact-finding leads to threats against health workers in Minnesota

Incidents of racism and implied threats of violence have stopped the work of public health care workers on a project looking at how the coronavirus ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, September 25, 2020 2:17 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Rematches key to control of the Minnesota Legislature

The contest for control of the Minnesota Legislature is underway, and several of the campaigns for House and Senate seats feature candidates who have run ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:57 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Requests for gun permits soared this summer

There may be snow on the ground before Euric Rutherford can even submit his application in person for a new permit to carry a firearm.   Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:10 am

News

What to do with ‘46 pounds of zucchini’? First-time gardeners discover canning

Until just a few years ago, Angie Boehmer’s grandmother used to make and can spicy pickles using cucumbers her grandfather grew in their garden in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, September 21, 2020 8:36 am

Elections & Campaigns

Biden, Trump pitch to voters in northern Minnesota

By Dan Kraker, Brian Bakst and John Enger, Minnesota Public Radio News On the same day that early voting begins in Minnesota, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:22 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Election Day voting in Minnesota starts now

Patrick Gordon has been on a countdown to the day he’ll cast his 2020 ballot.  Gordon wants to avoid Election Day crowds because of a chronic ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:43 am

Education

COVID-19 spread shifts the school guidance map

The evolving COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota continues to change school reopening recommendations around the state. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:37 am

News

MSHSL set to revisit decision on restricting fall sports

The Minnesota State High School League, the governing body of Minnesota high school sports, is reconsidering its decision to cancel fall sports, potentially opening the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:52 pm

Health Updates

Minnesota still walking the ‘edge of the cliff’

Despite some recent hopeful trends in Minnesota’s COVID-19 data, state health officials are still prepping Minnesotans to expect a long road back to normalcy. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:18 am

Elections & Campaigns

Visits, voting punctuate big political week in Minnesota

It's a big week in Minnesota politics. Voters will get an up-close look at the rivals for the presidency this week and also will have the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, September 14, 2020 8:40 pm

News

Floyd family launches George Floyd Memorial Foundation

The family of George Floyd celebrated his life Sunday in Minneapolis as they launched the George Floyd Memorial Foundation.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, September 14, 2020 7:06 am

News

Capitol rally targets Minnesota’s COVID-19 state of emergency

More than 100 people rallied outside the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul on Saturday in support of President Trump, and against statewide pandemic policies they ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:39 am

Gophers/NCAA

U of M drops men’s track, tennis, gymnastics; cites need to cut costs, COVID-19

The University of Minnesota will end men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, men’s gymnastics and men’s tennis as it slashes costs to ease losses ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:52 pm

News

Top Republicans Gazelka, Daudt join call for Big Ten to play fall football

Two of Minnesota's top Republican state legislators are calling on the Big Ten Conference to reconsider its plan to postpone the fall football season. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:24 pm

Education

Campus quarantine, community spread worry state health officials

With newly confirmed COVID-19 cases rising steeply the past few weeks and college students and kids returning to school, state health officials have been particularly ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:25 am

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