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The pandemic scattered college students from their campuses last year, leaving academic ghost towns across Minnesota. For local and federal officials trying to make sure every resident was counted in the 2020 census, the timing could not have been worse.

The man accused of fatally shooting four people whose bodies were found in an SUV in a Wisconsin cornfield told his father that he "snapped," according to newly filed charges. The charges also revealed they were shot in the area of W. 7th St. in St. Paul.

A Mayo Clinic doctor’s top tips on how to protect young kids from the delta variant, from @laura_yuen 

The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares.

COVID-19 outbreak at Minneapolis Edison High School prompts online learning for at least two weeks.

The Democratic-led House voted 220-211, strictly along party lines, to fund the government into early December, suspend the federal debt limit and provide disaster and refugee aid, setting up a high-stakes showdown with Republicans who oppose the package.

The Hennepin County Board approved a 3.5% maximum property tax levy for 2022 and $1 million to fund an anti-hate initiative. Commissioner Irene Fernando asked the board to consider a 5% tax levy to allow budget flexibility.

All over Minnesota, farmers have or are about to start harvesting crops, which in large parts of the state were subject to drought conditions for much of the spring and the early part of the summer. It's too early for the definitive word on yields.


BREAKING: Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of #GeorgeFloyd  #DerekChauvinTrial 

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Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said President Trump deserves to win more than one Nobel Peace Prize for his “leadership" and "brilliant negotiating strategy.”

A manufacturing company that has been in Minneapolis since 1987 has decided to leave the city. The company’s owner said he can’t trust public officials who allowed his plant to burn during the recent riots: “They don’t care about my business.”

Dozens of owners whose Twin Cities properties were severely damaged in the May riots have been stunned to discover that the money they would collect from their insurance company for demolition won’t come close to the actual costs of doing the job.

The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic are close to unveiling antibody tests that can determine if people have already been infected by the coronavirus that caused COVID-19 and are no longer threats to get or spread the infection.