Minnesota News

House, Senate hold Floyd-related hearings

Jul 1, 2020

The GOP-led Senate focused on damage that followed some demonstrations, while DFLers in the House are looking at police accountability.

COVID-19: Inflammatory condition surfaces in 13 MN kids

Jul 1, 2020

The latest: A worrisome inflammatory syndrome believed to be related to COVID-19 has been found in 13 Minnesota children; Gov. Walz is seriously weighing a statewide mask order; COVID-19 immunity may only last a few months to two years, the state’s epidem…

Walz lauds insulin affordability law, blasts Big Pharma

Jun 30, 2020

The pharmaceutical industry is now “more hated than COVID-19,” Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday as he ripped corporate drug giants for trying to stop a new Minnesota law requiring them to deliver insulin at little or no cost in emergency cases.

Mpls. charter commission begins work on proposal to eliminate MPD

Jul 2, 2020

The Minneapolis commission's chair did not guarantee finishing before a crucial deadline to make the November ballot. 

MN's Oromo community protests killing of Hundessa

Jul 1, 2020

Members of Minnesota’s Oromo community protested over the killing of an influential musician and activist in Ethiopia earlier this week. As they marched on Interstate 94 in St. Paul, the highway traffic was stalled for hours Wednesday evening.

An eye to St. Cloud’s past, Buddy King looks to future

Jul 1, 2020

The city has made significant strides in overcoming the racial injustice of its past, but still has work to do, King said. The nonprofit leader and youth pastor, who recently organized a youth march in St. Cloud, is seeking a seat on the City Council. “Yo…

The need for more Black therapists in Minnesota

Jul 1, 2020

Historically, many in the African American community have been hesitant to seek mental health care — because of stigma, discrimination from some providers, and a lack of culturally competent care. But as more people are seeking mental health care to help …

Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake closed for July

Jul 1, 2020

The planned closure took effect Wednesday, in anticipation of a fall walleye season. DNR officials determined closing the popular lake to walleye fishing in July would provide the best chance for walleye fishing this fall, by reducing hooking mortality wh…

A user's guide to wearing masks properly

Jul 1, 2020

They're made of cotton. Or polyester. Or paper. Or polypropylene. Here's what researchers say about the effectiveness of the different types of face mask during this pandemic.

What happened at Minneapolis’ 3rd Precinct

Jun 30, 2020

Faced with angry, violent protesters after George Floyd’s death, Minneapolis city leaders made the unprecedented decision to abandon a police station. It marked not only the further erosion of the department’s relationship with the community, but perhaps …