Plus: Sunisa Lee wins Olympic bronze in uneven bars; turnover at St. Paul’s Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity; Lloyd’s Pharmacy reopens; and more.
Plus: air quality alert extended for entire state of Minnesota; state Rep. John Thompson agrees to apologize for calling colleague ‘racist’ on House floor; backers of effort to replace the Minneapolis Police Department file lawsuit against the city; and more.
Is it safe to be outside? What about for kids? Dogs? Some questions about poor air quality, answered.
The push to add athletics is part of a broader mission to rebrand the college — long an important feeder to the region’s manufacturing base — as a place with an expanding portfolio.
Plus: MyPillow pulls ads from Fox; Sunisa Lee looking forward to college in the fall; being a person of color in small-town Midwest; and more.
Rep. Rena Moran said she thought the DFL “did pretty darn good” on equity issues in 2021 considering the Minnesota Legislature divides power between a DFL-controlled House and a GOP-controlled Senate.
The Capitol Police speak out about Jan. 6, a Minnesota fourth grader prompts political outrage and things get heated in the House.
Plus: state experiences worst air quality on record; Walz proclaims Friday as Sunisa Lee Day; most of Twin Cities metro now in severe drought; and more.
Plus: implementation of law requiring climate change impacts in environmental reviews delayed; Minnesotans celebrate Sunisa Lee gold medal at Olympics; west metro police departments warn of increased auto theft; and more.
There is growing evidence that some groups of fully vaccinated people might benefit from another dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The program, which was established by Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Save Our Stages Act, makes payments to entertainment venues to cover losses sustained during pandemic shutdowns.
The existing COVID-19 vaccines are still very good at preventing symptomatic infections, and breakthrough infections happen very rarely.
Plus: most of Minnesota placed under air quality alert; St. Paul City Council approves more than $5 million in spending from city’s ARP money; drought exacerbates concerns about construction of Line 3; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis peace activist K.G. Wilson plans to leave the city; air pollution disproportionately affecting BIPOC communities; stalker arrested after sending SUV hurtling toward Cold Spring family’s home; Wild sign Minnesota native Alex Goligoski; and more.
With a shortage of workers across many industries, some fair vendors are behind pace on hiring for the fair, which is just under a month away.
The Corps of Engineers plans to use mechanical equipment to clean the beach; that work will start next week. Meanwhile, there are signs warning beach-goers to watch for fragments.
Plus: violent crime increased nearly 17 percent in Minnesota in 2020; Walz remains optimistic about holding State Fair as planned; National Weather Service issues excessive heat warning for Twin Cities; and more.
Officials said the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, believed to be both more transmissible and more severe, now makes up about 75 percent of COVID-19 cases in the state.
Plus: Rochester man pleads guilty to arson in fire at Minneapolis pawn shop; Mayo will require workers to get vaccinated; understanding Lake Superior algal blooms; and more.
A voicemail from Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka to then-MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop about Enbridge’s controversial oil pipeline project offers a rare glimpse of political machinations at the Minnesota Capitol.