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‘No shortcuts’ as Mpls. City Council rethinks policing

Oct 28, 2020

While it remains to be seen where those efforts to vastly reimagine public safety will land, an MPR News survey of Minneapolis council members show that there’s still significant common ground among them for changing the city’s relationship with the Polic…

Mille Lacs County board race highlights old tensions

Oct 28, 2020

Bradley Harrington, who serves as the state tribal liaison for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, says he hopes to set a new, less divisive tone. Dave Oslin is seeking his third term and looks forward to a federal court decision that could res…

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: An outbreak of bad numbers

Oct 28, 2020

COVID-19’s toll in Minnesota continued its grim ascent Tuesday with the Health Department reporting 15 more deaths, a record number of hospitalizations and a statistic that may be signaling even more rampant spread.

‘Let them play’? Anoka-Hennepin call could ripple out

Oct 27, 2020

Parents in the Anoka-Hennepin school district started a Facebook page called “Let Them Play” to rally support for continuing in-person sports and activities like hockey, football and dance team. Within a few days they had over 3,500 members. Soon state le…

Five tips to help you celebrate Halloween safely

Oct 28, 2020

Many traditional Halloween traditions, like trick or treating, involve face-to-face interactions with lots of different people. But this year, in order to prevent the spread and protect each other from COVID-19, some parts of Halloween may need a little u…

10 House races to watch

Oct 28, 2020

House Democrats hope to pick up seats in this election and add to their 232-197 majority. They have focused on President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus and threats to the health care law.

Female doctors spend more time with patients, but earn less money than men

Oct 28, 2020

Female physicians spend more time with each patient than male doctors do and their patients report increased satisfaction. But the extra time adds up and results in less money.

LA Dodgers win World Series, defeating Tampa Bay 3-1

Oct 27, 2020

It was the end of a pandemic-shortened season of only 60 games. Los Angeles won for the first time in 32 years.

Help MPR News, ProPublica track election problems

Oct 27, 2020

MPR News is partnering with ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news organization, to track voting problems and election integrity. You can help — tell us if you experienced or witnessed any problems when casting your ballot.

Fatal police shooting in Philadelphia sparks a 2nd night of protests

Oct 27, 2020

Police shot and killed Walter Wallace during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia. Police said he was holding a knife.