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Watch live: Trump's legal team resumes its impeachment defense

President Trump's lawyers will continue their presentation Monday, but claims from John Bolton's upcoming book about what Trump told his former national security adviser loomed over the proceedings.

Lab tests negative for coronavirus in 2 suspected Minnesota cases

It means that no cases from the December outbreak in Wuhan, China, have been confirmed in Minnesota, state health officials said Monday.

Auschwitz survivors share their stories on 75th anniversary of camp liberation

More than a million people died in the Nazi death camp, most of them Jews. After the war, some survivors settled in Minnesota. Two women, now in their 90s, recently shared their Holocaust stories with MPR News.

When grandparents step in to fill a parenting gap

Across Minnesota, more than 70,000 grandchildren are being raised by their grandparents. The true numbers are likely higher, given that many grandparents don't go through formal processes to assume responsibility for the kids.

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, daughter among 9 dead in California helicopter crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on a remote, steep hillside in Southern California on Sunday, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity tra…

Senate Republicans want to renew voter ID push in 2020; DFLers say no way

Voters in 2012 rejected a constitutional amendment requiring IDs at the polls, and any new legislation would have to win support from both the DFL House and governor, which appears unlikely.

What we know: The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and 8 others

The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter was operating under "Special VFR" (or Special Visual Flight Rules) status, meaning its pilot had been granted a request to fly in challenging conditions.

Minnesota protesters slam India’s new citizenship law as biased against Muslims

Some 400 people filled the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Sunday, calling on India’s government to end policies they say will take away the citizenship of many Muslims in India, and calling for Congress to apply pressure.

Billie Eilish sweeps Grammys in ceremony clouded by controversy and mourning

In a night when Eilish, the youngest artist to win album and record of the year, might have otherwise been the whole story, the Recording Academy could not quite put its recent scandals behind it.

Runners, skiers, bikers hit trail Monday for Arrowhead 135 in northern Minnesota

More than 150 athletes are signed up for this year's race. It's a round-the-clock, 135-mile trek across the northern Minnesota wilderness — with minimal or no outside support.