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No injuries have been reported in the downtown St. Paul fire.

The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County say they’re dropping their effort to run a light rail train along existing freight rail tracks from Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park.

Ornithologist and writer Jonathan Slaght spent several frigid winters camping in the forests of the Russian Far East. He was there to study the biggest owl in the world, which survived by eating fish snatched out of holes in the river ice.

With the national death toll from COVID-19 passing the grim 150,000 mark, an NPR/Ipsos poll finds broad support for a single, national strategy to address the pandemic and more aggressive measures to contain it.

The Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month shorter than previously announced. That includes critical door-knocking efforts and collecting responses online, over the phone and by mail.

Negotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools struggling to reopen safely assuming a higher profile in the talks.

“Come mid-August to late August, early September, Sturgis will have one hell of an imprint on this country," said Michael Osterholm, head of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Parents who want more than remote instruction have been scrambling to hire tutors and private teachers for small groups of children. The race to set up "learning pods" threatens to vastly deepen inequities in access to education.

Authorities in Hennepin County are investigating how officer body camera video of George Floyd’s final moments was leaked to a British tabloid after the newspaper published the footage on its website Monday.

Black women have long been the heart of the Democratic Party — but for decades that allegiance didn’t translate to their own political rise. Now Black women are mobilized and demanding an overdue return on their investment.


"The system continues to fail black people and will continue to fail you all," said Valerie Castile, Philando's mother.

Thomas Spence was looking for moose to photograph near Tofte when he came upon a Canada lynx standing in the road. Then a second lynx came from the woods. Then another and another and another

DO NOT DRINK BLEACH. Drinking bleach will not cure the coronavirus

Knoblach's daughter, Laura, alleges that the prominent legislator inappropriately touched her for most of her life, with her first memories starting when she was 9 years old.

The Labor Department admitted that government household survey-takers mistakenly counted about 4.9 million temporarily laid-off people as employed. The government doesn't correct its survey results for fear of the appearance of political manipulation.

BREAKING: Melvin Carter has been elected mayor of St. Paul

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“(Trump's) nightmare is seeing the beautiful mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone like me as their member of Congress," @IlhanMN  says. "We are going to continue being a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us.”

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Mayo researchers expect to release an antibody test that would tell whether a person has had and recovered from COVID-19 on Monday. The tests would help public health officials understand the scope of the outbreak.