Minnesota News

The call for justice at 38th and Chicago persists

Nov 25, 2020

While the angry demonstrations that consumed much of south Minneapolis and other cities this summer have largely disappeared, a protest with deep roots has taken hold at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue.

COVID spread causes 'surreal' staffing problems

Nov 25, 2020

Long-term care in Minnesota is in dire need of staffing support. With COVID-19 peaking, large numbers of staff are out sick or quarantining because of exposure. The situation is forcing state officials to take unusual measures to fill gaps.

'America is back': Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

Nov 24, 2020

Joe Biden’s Washington veterans all have ties to the Obama administration as the president-elect has sought to deliver a clear message about his desire to reestablish a more predictable engagement from the United States on the global stage. Biden said his…

COVID-19 in MN: Aid package hopes grow as cases climb

Nov 25, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz and GOP lawmakers seem to agree they need to help bar and restaurant owners and workers hurt by the current ban on in-person service. Is a pandemic peak in sight? Officials say probably not.

Autumn Dillie, combating homelessness with culture

Nov 25, 2020

Autumn Dillie, 31, is a street outreach worker for the American Indian Community Development Corporation. She provides Native Americans experiencing homelessness with culturally specific services, which Dillie says is key to long-term stability.

President-elect Biden hits 80 million votes in year of record turnout

Nov 24, 2020

The 2020 presidential election saw the most votes in U.S. history at 156 million and counting, and the highest participation rate since 1900.

Research: Older people resilient, but stressed by COVID-19 isolation

Nov 25, 2020

The pandemic has isolated many of us from friends, family and coworkers. But for older people who live alone, the loss of connection can cut even deeper. Researchers have been talking with dozens of older adults in Minnesota and North Dakota since the pan…

Holidays means more relying on food shelves

Nov 24, 2020

Anti-hunger advocates warned that more people will be depending on emergency food services because of COVID-19, particularly aging seniors specifically.

CDC likely to recommend shortening coronavirus quarantine period

Nov 24, 2020

Federal health officials could reduce the quarantine from the currently recommended 14 days to as few as seven for people who test negative for the virus.

US jobless claims up for 2nd straight week as virus worsens

Nov 24, 2020

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks.