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Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of the team finals with what USA Gymnastics described as a medical issue.

The delta variant “means trouble for people who never got vaccinated,” Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm told reporters. "The problem here is very much a problem of unvaccinated people getting exposed to an extremely contagious and dangerous virus."

Lakeville swimmer Regan Smith wins bronze in the women’s 100-meter backstroke.

Researchers from Minnesota and Wisconsin are trying to figure out precisely what has caused the recent spike in blue-green algae blooms in Lake Superior.

Japan's Naomi Osaka is out of the #TokyoOlympics  after losing on Tuesday in straight sets to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in the third round.

Kindergarten enrollment fell 9% last year, and pre-K enrollment fell 22%. Now, schools are preparing for a year of unknowns: Should they brace for a surge if those students show up in large numbers?

Vaccinated people started hanging up their masks. Then along came the delta variant. And now people who are vaccinated are wondering: Are there circumstances in which a mask would be advisable?

The nation's top health agency is expected to reverse some of its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

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As dozens of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building and violently clashed with police in D.C., a group of protesters gathered in front of the Minnesota State Capitol Wednesday for a rally in support of the president. Read the latest:

BREAKING: A Hennepin Co. judge has dismissed one of the murder charges against former Mpls. police officer Derek Chauvin. The judge granted Chauvin's motion to dismiss the 3rd-degree murder charge. The most serious charge, 2nd-degree murder, and the manslaughter charge remain.

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

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.

Who are the people deciding Chauvin's fate? The jury is made up of 3 Black men, including 2 who are immigrants; 1 Black woman; 2 women who identify as multiracial; 2 white men; and 4 white women. Here's what we know about the 12 jurors.

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.

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