Plus: Gov. Walz orders flags to be flown at half staff in honor of RBG; Minnesota health officials alarmed at persistently high level of new COVID-19 cases; stretch of Chicago Avenue to named after George Floyd; and more.
With a big uptick in mail-in voting driven by the pandemic and tight contests in several key states, it may take a few more hours — or days — than usual to know the result of the 2020 presidential election.
Plus: Minnesota suburban women don’t respond well to Trump’s messaging; MPR Classical host Garrett McQueen discusses firing; St. Paul chef reunited with priceless knives; and more.
The case count is the second highest daily increase reported by the state so far, but also comes on a day with the second-highest testing volume.
City council candidates in suburbs around the Twin Cities report that voters are asking if they’re planning on taking money away from the local force.
Smaller staffs and tighter budgets don’t preclude terrific reporting. But with stronger support comes the ability to do more ambitious, in-depth coverage.
This week from Washington, the agriculture industry wants to keep Collin Peterson right where he is; a House resolution on discrimination; and what Amy Klobuchar is up to.
Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht is helping facilitate the president’s campaign stop, a highly anticipated event for the city of 15,000 people. At the same time, she’s running as a Democrat for a seat in the Minnesota Senate.
Plus: Collin Peterson says fellow Democrat Ilhan Omar ‘doesn’t belong in our party’; team of health workers confronted by armed residents while conducting coronavirus testing; former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell A. Anderson dies; and more.
The Minnesota Department of Health also reported 909 additional cases Wednesday, based on 19,743 new tests.
Plus: Pence planning another visit to Minnesota; Minneapolis police blame journalists for injuries sustained during protests from police weapons; Hennepin Healthcare guard fired for dragging patient reinstated; and more.
A Q&A with the governor, 19 months into his term.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will fund the installation of as many as 38 “fast-charging” stations across the state – from Fairmont in the south to Warroad on the Canadian border.
Steroids can benefit the sickest patients hospitalized with COVID-19, but they’re not a treatment for relatively mild cases.
Plus: St. Paul Council votes to move forward with guaranteed basic income project; Minnesota man accused of joining Islamic State returns to face terrorism charges; Minneapolis ends lease negotiations for temporary 3rd Precinct police HQ; and more
The Minnesota Department of Health also said Wednesday that the number of confirmed cases is up 462 from Tuesday’s count.
Plus: Health providers suffer data breach; Clay County sheriff doesn’t want the Floyd trials in Moorhead; CAIR-MN sues Chisago Lakes School District over bullying; Maya Moore marries Jonathan Irons; and more.
Klobuchar is one of the few DFLers popular in Greater Minnesota, where Republicans have come to dominate in recent elections.
We need to hear from 200 new/renewing members to ensure our team has the resources it needs to bring you context and insight into the state’s races.
How Minneapolis and St. Paul districts are supporting their homeless and highly mobile populations during the outset of this school year.