Eden Prairie residents launch news site to replace shuttered local paper

Website started by residents fills a void left when community's newspaper shut down.

No pandemic slowdown at suburban airports

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A rising interest in flight lessons is fueling steady traffic at Flying Cloud and Blaine airports

Minnesota senior homes battle staffing woes as COVID-19 rages on

Personal caregiver Deborah Howe helped her 101-year old client, Polly Mann, move to her living room Friday afternoon.    ] AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.la
New cases in long-term care have soared 400%
Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel and Assistant Chief Bryan Tyner lined up before processing in to Ron Edwards funeral service Saturday.   ] ANTHONY

Bryan Tyner approved as next Minneapolis fire chief

Bryan Tyner will succeed John Fruetel, who is retiring.

Principal, mentor Mary Bright, who helped lead troubled youth and young athletes, dies at 57

During more than three decades as a youth counselor and social worker, Mary Bright stood out for her empathy."She was a great teammate, friend, mentor…
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Police use of facial recognition technology soars in Minnesota

Searches using Hennepin County Sheriff's Office system are rising sharply.

Minnesota readies its plan to distribute first doses of vaccine

Health care workers, those in long-term care likely to go to the front of the line.
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Republican legislator's Anoka speakeasy shut by executive order

New Anoka bar — co-owned by Senate critic of state closure order — was open just days.

Minneapolis council OKs $1 million police brutality settlement

Mpls. council agrees to pay a man assaulted by an off-duty officer, but objections remain.
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Fatal shooting in Bloomington apartment ends with 2 suspects jailed, charged

Confrontation followed by gunfire, authorities say.
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Minnesota GOP legislative leaders want lawmakers and staff to receive early vaccinations

Sen. Paul Gazelka says Minn. legislators and staff are essential workers.

Bankruptcy court approves St. Cloud Diocese plan for sex abuse victims

Victims of priest sex abuse would receive $22.5 million.
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Fired Ramsey County employee charged with embezzling $65,000

He's accused of schemes involving work credit card.
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State utility regulators vote against a stay on Enbridge pipeline project

Red Lake and White Earth bands hoped to halt construction while awaiting resolution of appeals.
The University of Minnesota was mostly deserted Tuesday afternoon as the University announced it will freeze tuition for most students at its five cam

Lawsuit seeks tuition refund for University of Minnesota students after disrupted spring semester

Class action alleges that the U breached contract by charging full tuition for online classes.

University of Minnesota student injured in chemical explosion inside campus laboratory

The student suffered noncritical injuries and is being treated at a hospital.

Minnesota attorney general to decide police shooting charges

Minnesota's attorney general will decide whether a St. Paul police officer should be charged in connection with last month's non-fatal shooting of a Black man who had been hiding from police after he allegedly livestreamed a sexual assault.
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Survey: Nearly half of Minnesota youth drink a sugary beverage daily, especially students of color

Health officials warn that such consumption increases the risk of obesity and diabetes.

BCA identifies state trooper who fired weapon in Albert Lea

State investigators have identified the state trooper who fired his weapon during a shooting in Albert Lea in which the alleged suspect was injured after wounding three people, including a police officer.

Google AI researcher's exit sparks ethics, bias concerns

Prominent artificial intelligence scholar Timnit Gebru helped improve Google's public image as a company that elevates Black computer scientists and questions harmful uses of AI technology.
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Woman who died in Maple Grove fire is ID'd

The Hennepin County medical examiner has identified a woman found dead Wednesday in a Maple Grove commercial building that was heavily damaged by fire the…