Minnesota News

Ginsburg's death puts focus on state abortion laws

Sep 22, 2020

The high probability of a big U.S. Supreme Court shift puts more attention on the outcome of Minnesota legislative races and state abortion laws.

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Hospitalizations jump

Sep 22, 2020

The newest numbers continue to show an upswing that Minnesota does not want. That includes a surge in active, confirmed cases.

Romney OKs voting on court nominee, all but assures approval

Sep 21, 2020

Sen. Mitt Romney said Tuesday he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. That all but ensures President Trump has the backing needed to push the nomination over Democratic objections so close to the Novemb…

Twin Cities' improv pioneer Dudley Riggs dies at 88

Sep 22, 2020

Riggs is known as the leader of Brave New Workshop whose comedians have included Louie Anderson, Al Franken and Lizz Winstead.

Preparing people of color to wield power at the Capitol

Sep 22, 2020

The number of Minnesota lawmakers of color has tripled over the past 10 years, but the Legislature remains 90 percent white — which is less racially diverse than the state’s population. A St. Paul program is trying to build a pipeline from diverse communi…

Mpls. aims to speed up cleanup months after unrest

Sep 21, 2020

City staff identified 16 properties apparently in need of the aid, most of them along Lake Street. Officials hope around $2 million will fill the gap between cleanup costs and insurance coverage.

CDC's Halloween guidelines warn against typical trick-or-treating

Sep 22, 2020

Door-to-door trick-or-treating and crowded costume parties are out, and haunted forests and outdoor movie nights are in. "If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised," the CDC says.

State's longest-serving Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly steps down

Sep 22, 2020

Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly is leaving the job after nearly six years, she announced Tuesday. Bauerly, who was first appointed in 2015, is the state’s longest-serving revenue commissioner.

MN high school football, volleyball OK'd for fall start

Sep 20, 2020

The Minnesota State High School League in August decided to postpone those seasons due to COVID-19 but changed course on Monday. Both seasons are expected to start Sept. 28, with an 11-week season for volleyball, and a 10-week season for football.

America's 200,000 COVID-19 deaths: Small cities and towns bear a growing share

Sep 21, 2020

Early in the pandemic, most deaths occurred in large cities. But now, as COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., smaller communities are suffering many losses as well.