Plus: U of M COVID-19 cases up 400% since Halloween; Gopher football suspends in-person practices after positive COVID-19 tests; Minnesotans cross border to Wisconsin to get around COVID-19 bar, restaurant closures; and more.
The Glean offers two daily helpings of the latest news, information and opinion of interest to Minnesotans: a morning roundup of the latest must-read stories, and a late-afternoon look at the day’s developments.
Plus: bipartisan group urges Minnesotans to take steps to curb spread of coronavirus over holidays; lawsuit against Minneapolis over policing levels allowed to go forward; chef’s custom-built portable smoker stolen, retrieved; and more.
Plus: Minnesotan Jake Sullivan to serve as Biden’s National Security Adviser; Facebook policy on advertisement before the election negatively impacts nonprofits and social-enterprise businesses; DNR warns about thin ice; and more.
Plus: 15-year-old boy arrested in connection to shooting at suburban Milwaukee mall; Loons win first MLS playoff game; U of M, St. Thomas encouraging students traveling for Thanksgiving to stay home rest of year; and more.
Plus: hundreds gather at governor’s residence to protest Minnesota’s latest COVID restrictions; pandemic fuels huge jump in sin tax revenue; Minneapolis food drive distributes 20,000 pounds of food within an hour; and more.
Plus: Klobuchar, Smith call for federal coordination with states on vaccine distribution; another interview with Lisa Bender; new run on toilet paper in advance of COVID-19 restrictions; and more.
Plus: suspect arrested after daylong manhunt around St. John’s University; Sanford Health CEO says he doesn’t have to wear a mask because he got COVID; judge cites the possibility of fraud in Chauvin divorce settlement; and more.
Plus: DNR will review copper-nickel mining rules after settlement; Conservation Fund buys more than 70,000 acres of Minnesota forest land; CDC tells Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis nixes snow days during distance learning; single-engine plane makes emergency landing on Maple Grove road; Timberwolves bring back Ricky Rubio, take Anthony Edwards in draft; and more.
Plus: Chauvin’s lawyer seek to block evidence of past behavior; Delta to continue blocking middle seats; medical marijuana dispensary opens in Hermantown; and more.
Plus: Mayo Clinic says more than 900 staffers have contracted COVID-19 in the past two weeks; Mayor Melvin Carter announces commission to “re-envision emergency response” in St. Paul; Hennepin County approves $8 million to help bar and restaurant owners; and more.
Plus: MPCA environmental justice group members resign over Line 3 approval; Minnesota receives 2,400 of new COVID-19 drug; and more.
Plus: fourth Minnesota state senator test positive for COVID-19; Ilhan Omar says campaign no longer doing business with husband’s consulting firm; Noem resits imposing restrictions in SD despite nation’s highest COVID death-rate; and more.
Plus: How Chaska went blue; Minnesota refugees and advocates have hopes for the Biden administration; former employee alleges racially motivated firing at Minneapolis doughnut shop; and more.
Plus: GOP election-night dinner likely source of COVID outbreak; post office opens on Minneapolis’ Lake Street; twelve-year-old credited with discovering invasive species not previously found in Minnesota lakes; and more.
Plus: MDH officials say Minnesota in ‘desperate and dangerous place’ with COVID-19; protesters gather to mark five-year anniversary of Jamar Clark’s death; lax attitudes toward pandemic fueling case numbers throughout rural Midwest; and more.
Plus: MSP airport evacuated after reports of security threat; St. Paul council wants commission to explore whether some 911 calls could be handled without police; legislative Republicans didn’t inform DFL colleagues about colleague’s positive COVID-19 test; and more.
Plus: high proportion of failing grades in St. Paul high schools during distance learning; Minneapolis NAACP elects new president; and more.
Plus: MDH wants all Minnesotans between the ages of 18 and 35 to get tested for COVID-19; Dollar General store concept coming to Nicollet Mall; township election decided by a coin flip; and more.
Plus: 75% of residents in Osakis nursing home get COVID-19; St. Cloud prison on lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak; voters reject DFL-backed candidates in Minneapolis School Board elections; and more.