Minnesota News

Omar defeats challenger Melton-Meaux

Aug 11, 2020

Rep. Ilhan Omar beat back a primary challenger from 5th District DFL rival Antone Melton-Meaux in Tuesday’s election. Republican Michelle Fischbach won the GOP nomination in the 7th District, while the U.S. Senate race will see DFL Sen. Tina Smith against…

5 takeaways on the new Biden-Harris presidential ticket

Aug 12, 2020

Beyond making history, former Vice President Joe Biden showed his vision for the future, opened a window into his decision-making and picked someone who will likely be able to stand up well in a vice-presidential debate.

COVID-19 in MN: Meaningful shift or statistical blip?

Aug 12, 2020

COVID-19 data-watchers will be paying close attention to Wednesday morning’s statistical release to see if the relatively low number of new cases reported Tuesday was an anomaly or the beginnings of a course change in the disease.

Payroll tax delay to boost take-home pay, but don't spend it yet

Aug 12, 2020

President Donald Trump has directed the Treasury Department to stop collecting payroll taxes this fall in an effort to boost workers' paychecks. But the move is temporary, and could spark headaches in 2021.

Trying to fund, and found, a venue for 'radical freedom of expression' in Minneapolis

Aug 12, 2020

Three longtime members of the Minneapolis music scene are trying to start a new venue aimed at fostering art from marginalized communities there.

Big Ten postpones football, other fall sports over coronavirus concerns

Aug 11, 2020

The Big Ten said it would “continue to evaluate a number of options,” including possibly playing football and other fall sports in the spring. Later Tuesday, the Pac-12 Conference said it was canceling its fall football season.

Convicted killer pleads guilty to Minnesota husband murder

Aug 12, 2020

A Minnesota woman who earlier pleaded guilty to killing a woman in Florida has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to killing her husband before going on the run. 

Parents of Elijah McClain sue city of Aurora, Colo., and police over his death

Aug 11, 2020

The federal civil rights lawsuit alleges the parties are responsible for McClain's death last year after police put the 23-year-old in two chokeholds and injected him with ketamine.

Two St. Paul theaters joining forces — to create 'theater for life'

Aug 11, 2020

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth is moving in with Park Square Theatre in downtown St. Paul, the two theater companies announced Tuesday.

ATF: Fire that destroyed St. Paul hotel project was arson

Aug 11, 2020

Investigators have determined a massive blaze that destroyed a hotel project under construction in downtown St. Paul was arson.