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Short-term budget picture brightens

Long-term deficit remains   By Brian Bakst Minnesota got a dose of mixed budget news Tuesday with finance officials predicting a small surplus will accrue ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:50 am

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Most MN students buckle up for another stretch of distance learning

Elizabeth Shockman and David H. Montgomery With COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations at or near record highs, roughly 60 percent of Minnesota K-12 students are ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:04 am

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Chief Axtell: Cop who shot, wounded man ‘fell short of standards’ on use of force

By Matt Sepic In a press conference Tuesday, St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said a shooting involving officers on the city’s north end last ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:00 am

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With hunger on rise, Walz says food relief is ‘hand up’ not ‘handout’

By Jon Collins Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that he’s hoping to reach a deal for COVID-19 relief in the state by next week, including proposals for ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, November 27, 2020 8:29 am

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Survey of bankers shows concern about farm debt, low income

By Dan Gunderson A fall survey of ag lenders shows concern about farm income and debt levels, but most bankers expect credit will be available ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:30 am

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‘Vaccinations are the endgame’: State prepares to roll out first rounds of COVID-19 vaccines

By Catherine Richert On the day he announced that Minnesota would soon enter into a month of new restrictions meant to curb the spread of ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, November 23, 2020 10:29 am

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New bar, restaurant and gym COVID-19 restrictions expected

Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce new restrictions Wednesday evening aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 that includes limiting bars and restaurants to ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:07 am

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Cases among senators raise COVID questions at Minn. Capitol

By Tim Pugmire A spokesperson for the Minnesota Senate Republican caucus said Monday St. Cloud Sen. Jerry Relph went to the emergency room twice in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:09 am

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As COVID-19 takes dire turn, Minn. lawmakers avoid clash

By Brian Bakst and Tim Pugmire Amid Minnesota’s worsening coronavirus outbreak, the state Legislature met briefly Thursday for a special session where lawmakers largely avoided what’s become ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:11 pm

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Walz plans 10 p.m. curfew on in-person service at bars, eateries, curbs on events to stem COVID

By Brian Bakst and Catharine Richert Starting Friday, bars and restaurants in Minnesota will see new restrictions as the state works to slow the spread of ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:25 am

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‘The wave is coming up upon us’: Critical care doctors already feeling effects of COVID surge

By Catharine Richert COVID-19’s relentless ascent statewide is beginning to take its toll on Minnesotans’ access to hospital care — and doctors are sounding the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:01 am

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Charter commission rejects Minneapolis council’s public safety amendment

By Brandt Williams After stalling the Minneapolis City Council’s bid to possibly overhaul the Police Department via changing the city’s constitution three months ago, the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, November 6, 2020 5:47 pm

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Jim Ramstad, a long time representative who was a champion for addiction help, has died

By Brian Bakst Former Minnesota Rep. Jim Ramstad, a moderate Republican lawmaker whose own battle with addiction turned him into a legislative champion for those ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, November 6, 2020 5:45 pm

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MIA’s once-a-decade Foot in the Door show goes virtual

By Euan Kerr The Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ popular Foot in the Door show has opened in virtual form. Held every 10 years, the Foot ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:50 am

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Biden wins Minnesota

MPR News Staff Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has won Minnesota, according to the Associated Press. With 10 electoral votes at stake, it was a ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:33 am

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