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First significant snowstorm could set records in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The season's first significant snowstorm of the year was dumping heavy amounts of precipitation in Minnesota and Wisconsin Tuesday and causing slippery driving conditions in the Dakotas. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning until early evening for ...

Sen. Tina Smith tests negative after skipping Warren event

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith skipped a campaign event with Sen. Elizabeth Warren over the weekend after learning that a person who attended one of her events eight days earlier had tested positive for the coronavirus. "I'm getting tested & I am quarantining until I ...

Fired truck driver to get $165,000 in gender bias settlement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Twin Cities truck driver who was fired because she failed a strength test following a workplace injury has been awarded $165,000 from her former employer, a court document shows. U.S. District Judge Nancy Brasel on Friday approved the settlement of the May 2019 gender ...

Some things to know about Minnesota’s atypical election

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After enduring months of bitter and polarizing political campaigning, Minnesotans eager for the finish line with next month's election may have to wait just a few days more. The coronavirus pandemic that has upended every corner of American life this year may mean delays ...

Minnesota reports 5 more deaths, 1,600 new virus cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials said Monday the weekly rate of new coronavirus case growth has outstripped weekly growth in testing for the first time since the pandemic began. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said weekly case growth was up 9.6%, compared to testing rate growth ...

Construction accident kills 1, injures another

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One person was killed and another critically injured Friday when a construction truck boom fell near Litchfield, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. The Star Tribune reports the accident occurred at 11:46 a.m. at a construction site in Harvey Township. The ...

Lewis’ hopes for Senate upset may turn on Trump’s fate

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Jason Lewis' strategy for knocking off Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith has been clear for over a year: For better or worse, the former congressman is all in for President Donald Trump. Lewis, a one-term former congressman best ...

Minnesota reports more than 1,700 new virus cases, 17 deaths

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health on Sunday reported 1,732 new cases of the coronavirus and 17 deaths in the last day. That update shows the total number of cases in Minnesota at 122,812, including more than 32,200 in Hennepin County. There have been 2,234 deaths since ...

Former Democratic power broker James A. Johnson dies at 76

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James A. Johnson, a former Democratic campaign operative who was CEO of housing lender Fannie Mae in the 1990s and served as chairman of Walter Mondale's presidential bid, died Sunday at his home in Washington. He was 76. Johnson's son, Alfred, confirmed that his father ...

Minnesota reports record level of new coronavirus cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported nearly 2,300 new coronavirus cases Friday, the first time the state has surpassed the 2,000 mark since the pandemic began. The surge comes as neighboring Wisconsin and the Dakotas experience some of the worst per-capita transmission ...