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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After a brief reprieve from the summer heat, the mercury is rising again. Our highs Wednesday will reach the 90s. That’s a 15 to 20-degree difference from so far this week. READ MORE: You Cant Find A New One: High Demand, Low Inventory Leave Boat Buyers Adrift That means many of us will reach to turn on...
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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota State Fair officials are slated to meet Tuesday afternoon with Ramsey County administrators to discuss changes to safety at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The fair is scheduled to return to full capacity this summer, but it won’t be the same as in years past. The most notable change will be at the front gate, where...
    Jose Berrios, Minnesota Twins (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) The Cardinals should make a move at the trade deadline for another starting pitcher to help their playoff chances. At this point in the season, the Cardinals aren’t where they want to be with their expectations. Still, it’s not the worst spot to be in heading into the trade deadline on...
    Minnesota Monthly’s Pizza Bracket Challenge is an online competition to honor the most popular pizza in Minnesota. Click here to enter the challenge.
    A nine year old girl in Minnesota has gone viral after she berated her school board for banning political posters from campuses, yet displaying Black Lives Matter images on the wall. The student, who gave her name only as Novalee, spoke at the Lakeville Area School Board meeting on June 8. Lakeville is a suburb of Minneapolis - the heart...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Mendota Heights, just east of the Mississippi River, is where nurse Lulu Daly and orthopedic surgeon Peter Daly grew their family. Back in 2003, the family had big intentions, but small amounts of time. “We always wanted to do medical missions, but then we had kids and then his practice took off,” Lulu Daly said. “But then...
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    Photodisc/Getty Images Richard Scott William Hutchinson, the world's most premature baby, celebrated his first birthday.  Babies are typically born after gestating for 40 weeks, but Hutchinson was born after 21 weeks.  Hutchinson's doctor said his parents' support was key to his survival.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. At age one, Richard Scott William Hutchinson has already...
    Depending on how the NBA draft lottery ping-pong balls bounce, the Warriors on Tuesday will find out whether they have one or two picks in the top half of the draft that can be used to add a major talent. After losing in the second round of the play-in tournament and missing the playoffs by a game, Golden State’s...
    A drive on just about any Minnesota highway reveals dozens of “Now hiring” signs from desperate employers, some offering hundreds of dollars in signing bonuses. Manufacturers, restaurant chains, agribusinesses, and health care organizations are among the many companies that say they’re in dire need of workers. In the Twin Cities, “Help Wanted” signs hang from windows of independent restaurants, cafés,...
    Cecil Newman, ca. 1965. Photograph by Rohn Engh.Cecil Newman was a pioneering newspaper publisher and an influential leader in Minnesota. His newspapers, the Minneapolis Spokesman and the St. Paul Recorder, provided news and information to readers while advancing civil rights, fair employment, political engagement, and Black pride. Cecil Earl Newman was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1903. He transcended...
    Three Minnesota gun enthusiasts are suing the state for the right of adults between the ages of 18 and 20 to carry firearms. Axel Anderson, 18, Austin Dye, 19, and Kristin Worth, 18, filed a lawsuit earlier this month, arguing that the state’s law prohibiting gun-carrying until the age of 21 is infringing on their rights. AUSTIN SHOOTING VICTIM’S BROTHER:...
    Getty The Vikings were named the top landing spot for Patriots All-Pro corner Stephon Gilmore. Amid an offseason with flashy free-agent signings, the Minnesota Vikings have enough cap space to end the 2021 offseason with one final boom. After restructuring Danielle Hunter’s contract and signing three-technique pass-rusher Sheldon Richardson, Minnesota has $14.3 million in remaining cap space for...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Communities around the Twin Cities are hosting a variety of events on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth, sometimes called “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day,” commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, two months after the end of the Civil War, Union Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced to...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Monday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Monday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    Whether you call it a “can of worms” or “spaghetti junction,” the Twin Ports Interchange in Duluth is on its way to becoming a little less tangled. In Duluth, the 1,569-mile long Interstate 35 comes to its northern endpoint, an unceremonious four-way intersection, but not before it bisects Duluth’s downtown in a jumble of off-ramps and left-exits that make up...
    REUTERS/Lucas JacksonWork-from-home orders, business and school closures, indoor mask mandates all made every resident of the state aware that Gov. Tim Walz had extraordinary powers.For more than 15 months, the declarations of peacetime emergency by Gov. Tim Walz impacted everyone in the state of Minnesota. Soon, they might only directly affect a few hundred. Work-from-home orders, business and school closures,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s the time of year for planting and now a new survey reveals the most common grown flower in every state. According to Spring Hill Nurseries, peonies are the most grown in Minnesota, while lilacs are tops in Wisconsin. The favorite flower nationwide is the rose, with 19 states choosing it, followed by the sunflower with six...
    Minnesota cities, townships, and counties are facing a tough balancing act. State Auditor Julie BlahaDay in and day out, the pandemic has forced community leaders to make hundreds of hard choices to keep budgets balanced while still providing the services necessary to keep our communities running. As state auditor, I oversee over $40 billion in local government spending, so I...
    Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The Minnesota Vikings’ success in 2021 will be driven by bigger names, but these three players are hidden gems on their roster. If the Minnesota Vikings are going to get back to the playoffs this year, or even win the Super Bowl, it will be because stars on both sides of the ball were...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Monday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Monday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    Abbott says hell solicit public donations for border wall Growing liberal rebellion threatens Senate infrastructure talks In his first public comments on the matter, prospective Minnesota Timberwolves co-owner Alex Rodriguez indicated on Instagram that "we will" keep the team in its host city following completion of the sale in 2023. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Alex Rodriguez played his...
    Getty Sheldon Richardson's re-signing with the Vikings and leaving the Browns "wasn't about the money," Cleveland.com reporter Mary Kay Cabot reported. The Minnesota Vikings made another free-agency splash on Tuesday by bringing back defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, who played for the team in 2018. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter...
    Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Another team in the NFC North looks vulnerable amid some drama, and here are two reasons the Minnesota Vikings can win the Super Bowl this year. It’s 2021, which means it’s an odd-numbered year. It also means, the history of head coach Mike Zimmer’s tenure holds, the Minnesota Vikings will make the playoffs this...
    The Purple Gang slumped after a playoff showing in 2019 and the defense was a major issue. But their starting quarterback still has some work to do. Mike Zimmer has been the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings for seven seasons. He’s won a pair of division titles and reached the conference championship game in 2017. But one thing the...
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    Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical SocietyNellie Francis, ca. 1924. Image is from Foster, Mary Dillon, Who’s Who Among Minnesota Women (1924), 111.Nellie Francis pressed the limits of what an African American woman was permitted to achieve in early twentieth-century Minnesota. She was a churchwoman, clubwoman, suffragist, organizer, singer, civil rights worker, patriot, and wife to Minnesota’s first African American diplomat,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After a slight cooldown on Saturday, temperatures in the Twin Cities are climbing back into the 90s Sunday. A high of 93 is expected in the metro, with plenty of sunshine. Southern Minnesota should be even warmer, while in northern Minnesota, temperatures will land in the 80s. It will be less humid than during the heat wave...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s official: This is the hottest start of any June on record in the Twin Cities. We just wrapped up our eighth day of temperatures in the 90s, and Wednesday’s high of 96 was a daily record. RELATED: Xcel Energy Shares Tips For Staying Cool This Summer While Keeping Bills Low Nicollet Island (credit: Kyle Klapprich) But...
    In the struggle for civil rights, the federal government has intervened in the practices of many state and local jurisdictions — most of them in the South. When Little Rock, Arkansas, would not integrate its schools, President Dwight Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock to escort the “Little Rock Nine” to class. When Gov. George Wallace stood...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The heat wave that brought days of sweltering, humid weather to Minnesota is coming to an end. Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says a cold front will wash over the state on Friday, dropping dew points to much more comfortable levels. Still, it will be warm, with temperatures expected to hit 90 degrees in the Twin Cities. ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As COVID-19 vaccinations rise, case counts, hospitalizations and deaths have fallen. So, 15 months after the pandemic started, people are beginning to ask: When will it end? Good Question. “This is not going to have a definitive ending that we sometimes see with outbreaks,” said Jan Malcom, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health. “It’s a global phenomenon.” It was...
    The four-year graduation rate for Minnesota’s high school students remained consistent with an upward trend in the spring of 2020 despite a switch to remote learning and other challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. But while the graduation rate among seniors who graduated in four years increased to a record high of nearly 84%, the gaps between white and Asian...
    Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERSGov. Tim Walz: “I don’t think that, for whatever reason, folks have come to the conclusion that they’re not going to get everything they want. There are going to have to be compromises to get there.”Is it possible for a state to have too much money? Minnesota budget writers still haven’t reached full agreement on a two-year...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Monday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The heat wave that brought days of sweltering, humid weather to Minnesota is coming to an end. Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says a cold front will wash over the state on Friday, dropping dew points to much more comfortable levels. Still, it will be warm, with temperatures expected to hit 90 degrees in the Twin Cities. ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The NFL released its full 2021 preseason schedule Thursday. The Minnesota Vikings get two home games and finish on the road. The Vikings will host the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. CT. A week later on Aug. 21, the Indianapolis Colts will come to town for a 7 p.m. game. The Vikings will wrap...
    As a mining engineer and graduate from the Colorado School of Mines, I dedicated my career to extracting minerals to support a modern society. Now my engineering and operating experience in 12 different open pit and underground salt, iron, uranium, and gold mines across the U.S. over the past 45 years, tells me Minnesotans should be deeply concerned about the...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    3 friends, 2 dogs and 1 big pink flamingo raft rescued by Alaska Coast Guard Biden to announce US will buy 500 million vaccine doses to donate to poorer nations The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins are squaring off in a series right now. Much of the focus has been on the sticky stuff with Yankees ace Gerrit...
    Minnesota Sens. Tom Bakk of Cook and David Tomassoni of Chisholm surprised many last year by leaving the DFL party after winning 2020 elections as Democrats. The pair of newly-minted independents said the move was driven by a frustration with partisan politics and that it would give them more influence over legislation than if they were in the political minority. ...