Plus: state trial of officers involved in George Floyd killing postponed; MPS reaches contract deal with school bus drivers; Rep. Paul Marquart won’t seek re-election; and more.
Due to the dearth of quality teams in the Western Conference, the Wolves have a good chance of getting at least minimal postseason action. So enjoy the ride.
A panel convened under the USMCA trade deal found that Canada violated the rules at had agreed to for selling U.S. dairy products. That means Minnesota farmers could soon see better prices for their products exported north of the border.
Plus: unprecedented demand at free COVID-19 testing sites in the Twin Cities; DEED’s Hamse Warfa to become senior advisor to the U.S. State Department; more snow on the way; and more.
Plus: Minnesota COVID-19 positivity rate tops 19 percent; company proposing northeast Minnesota Tamarack mine says it has deal with Tesla for nickel; Minneapolis carjackings, mapped; and more.
The most recent seven-day case positivity average — or the average share of positive cases out of total COVID-19 tests — is 19.1 percent, up from 12 percent the week prior.
The Austin police department was researching the technology before an officer fatally shot Kokou Christopher Fiafonou in December.
The short answer is probably yes, but let the test come to room temperature before taking it.
It wasn’t all good news Monday. The quarterly update contained a warnings from the state’s macroeconomic consultant — that the November forecast was based on a prediction for the national economy that was too optimistic.
Plus: Andrea Jenkins elected Minneapolis City Council president; public officials from across the Twin Cities meet to discuss how to address violent crime; MPR hires former KARE 11 meteorologist Sven Sundgaard; and more.
Plus: Minnesota COVID-19 positivity rate hits 16.6 percent; Stauber touts federal airport funding that he voted against; former Seaway Hotel in Duluth ablaze; and more.
The renovated facilities at the National Sports Center bring the women’s program more in line with what USA Hockey provides its men’s National Team Development Program for high school aged up-and-comers in Plymouth, Mich.
The four proposals would create a similar number of majority-minority and “minority opportunity” districts, even if only one of the plans has the expressed goal of increasing the political clout of Minnesota’s communities of color.
Plus: Kendall Qualls joins governor’s race; staff shortages affecting hospitals across Minnesota; Minneapolis, St. Paul report first homicides of 2022; and more.
After years at a simmer, staffing shortages at long-term care programs in Minnesota have reached a full boil.
Plus: hospitals urge Minnesotans not to use ER for COVID tests; St. Paul schools consider dropping contact tracing; MN POST board investigating Sheriff Hutchinson DWI; and more.
In the Twin Cities area at least, appointments for tests are scarce.
An inside look at January 6, GOP midterm strategies and a snub for MyPillow Guy
Plus: Hennepin County police chiefs criticize county attorney’s handling of criminal cases; federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers to start Jan. 20; Edina High School benches hornet logo; and more.
The key to the Wolves’ success this season may come down to how well Finch is able to fashion what he calls his “blended lineups.”