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‘How did it get to this?’: Minnesotans react to violence, chaos at U.S. Capitol

The violent insurrection by pro-Trump extremists at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday has left many Americans reeling. People are sharing their sorrow, anger and shock — or lack ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, January 8, 2021 8:50 am

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Opposition to Minn. bar and restaurant COVID-19 restrictions still bubbling

By Mark Zdechlik When Gov. Tim Walz extended his executive order barring inside dining and drinking at restaurants and bars nearly two weeks ago, dozens ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:30 pm

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A tender act of resistance: Caring for George Floyd’s Square

By Christine T. Nguyen This is part of a monthlong series looking at how the community has transformed the site of George Floyd’s killing — ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:45 am

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Minnesota Capitol stirs with COVID-19 relief deal, electors

By Brian Bakst The state Capitol will be a busy place Monday. Minnesota members of the Electoral College are set to meet at noon to cast ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, December 14, 2020 10:35 am

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He’s making a safety list, checking it twice: Santa adjusts to pandemic visits

By Madison Moroder In years past, children eagerly waited in line for their chance to sit on Kriss Kringle’s lap and whisper their Christmas wish ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:01 pm

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Simon warns senators not to spread election lies

DFL Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon warned lawmakers Tuesday against spreading “politically-inspired lies” about election integrity. Simon testified before the Senate elections committee during ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:50 am

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Minnesota officials expected to detail COVID-19 vaccine plan

Minnesota positioned to start vaccinating health care workers, long-term care residents by the end of the month     By Catharine Richert With cases of ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:29 am

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Short-term budget picture brightens

Long-term deficit remains   By Brian Bakst Minnesota got a dose of mixed budget news Tuesday with finance officials predicting a small surplus will accrue ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:50 am

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Most MN students buckle up for another stretch of distance learning

Elizabeth Shockman and David H. Montgomery With COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations at or near record highs, roughly 60 percent of Minnesota K-12 students are ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:04 am

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Chief Axtell: Cop who shot, wounded man ‘fell short of standards’ on use of force

By Matt Sepic In a press conference Tuesday, St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said a shooting involving officers on the city’s north end last ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:00 am

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With hunger on rise, Walz says food relief is ‘hand up’ not ‘handout’

By Jon Collins Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that he’s hoping to reach a deal for COVID-19 relief in the state by next week, including proposals for ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, November 27, 2020 8:29 am

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Survey of bankers shows concern about farm debt, low income

By Dan Gunderson A fall survey of ag lenders shows concern about farm income and debt levels, but most bankers expect credit will be available ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:30 am

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‘Vaccinations are the endgame’: State prepares to roll out first rounds of COVID-19 vaccines

By Catherine Richert On the day he announced that Minnesota would soon enter into a month of new restrictions meant to curb the spread of ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, November 23, 2020 10:29 am

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New bar, restaurant and gym COVID-19 restrictions expected

Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce new restrictions Wednesday evening aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 that includes limiting bars and restaurants to ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:07 am

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Cases among senators raise COVID questions at Minn. Capitol

By Tim Pugmire A spokesperson for the Minnesota Senate Republican caucus said Monday St. Cloud Sen. Jerry Relph went to the emergency room twice in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:09 am

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