×
×
homepage logo

BREAKING NEWS

Minnesota News

Senate vote to reopen schools lays out partisan divide

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Senate approved a renewed Republican attempt Thursday to rescind Gov. Tim Walz's emergency authority to close schools, a sign of the continuing deep partisan divisions over how state government should respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The GOP-controlled ...

2 charged in arson fires set amid George Floyd protests

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities said Thursday they've charged two more people in arson fires set during protests that followed George Floyd's death in Minneapolis after being arrested by police. Jose Angel Felan Jr., 34, and Mena Dhaya Yousif, 22, both of Rochester, were charged after ...

Minnesota gives anxious people tool to connect with vaccine

Minnesota gives anxious people tool to connect with vaccine By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota rolled out a new online tool Thursday to help anxious residents learn when and where they can get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Gov. Tim Walz announced the ...

Republican Doug Wardlow runs for Minnesota attorney general

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Doug Wardlow announced Wednesday that he's running again for Minnesota attorney general, stressing a "law and order" platform as he seeks the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Keith Ellison, who beat Wardlow by just under 4 percentage points in ...

US govt seizes over 10M phony N95 masks in COVID-19 probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents have seized more than 10 million fake 3M brand N95 masks in recent weeks, the result of an ongoing investigation into counterfeits sold in at least five states to hospitals, medical facilities and government agencies. The most recent seizures occurred ...

Walz puts Minnesota middle, high schools on path to reopen

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Citing progress on the coronavirus vaccination front and declining cases, Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday announced plans to let middle and high school students return the classroom for in-person learning as early as Monday. Lower grades at many Minnesota elementary schools are ...

Minneapolis to beef up security for trial in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — National Guard troops and hundreds of law enforcement officers will converge on the Minneapolis area during the upcoming trial of the former police officer charged in George Floyd's death, and authorities said Wednesday they hope months of planning will help prevent a ...

Court revives lawsuit over Minnesota family’s 2015 killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived a lawsuit filed by relatives of a Greenwood man who killed his wife and the couple's three children before killing himself in 2015. Relatives of Brian Short had sued Park Nicollet health system, alleging that doctors did ...

Minnesota nears vaccine milestone; Walz readies school plan

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is expected to pass a milestone this week by administering its 1 millionth dose of coronavirus vaccine, even though severe winter weather in other parts of the country is likely to disrupt supplies, Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said Tuesday. Meanwhile, Gov. ...

Company agrees not to place guards at Minnesota voting sites

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Tennessee company that had been advertising for security guards to monitor the 2020 election in Minnesota and then backed away from the idea must follow certain provisions in the future as part of a settlement agreement approved Tuesday in federal court. The Minnesota ...