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Minnesota House Democrats pushing for more police reforms

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:53
Gov. Tim Walz signed a police reform bill package into law in the summer, but House Democrats say more work is yet to be done.

Health care vaccine finally headed for small providers in Rochester

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:44
Health officials worry new 65-and-over eligibility will reward those with the fastest Internet connection, not the neediest

GOP lawmakers back bill to legalize pot in North Dakota despite opposing the idea

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:15
If pot does become legal in North Dakota, Republican Rep. Jason Dockter wants lawmakers to draft the terms, rather than out-of-state interest groups that pours money into a ballot measure campaign. 

Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be canceled due to coronavirus, according to The Times

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:10
About 80% of people in Japan do not want the Games to be held this summer, recent opinion polls show, over fears the influx of athletes will spread the virus further.

Gov. Kristi Noem gifted President Trump $1,100 Mount Rushmore replica with his face added

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:02
A disclosure form from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics confirmed that this summer South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, gifted President Trump a $1,100 replica of Mount Rushmore that reportedly had Trump's face added onto the replica, joining the other four presidents. A spokesman said "private donations" funded the gift.

White Earth doctor finds hope, resilience in connection despite pandemic

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:00
The White Earth Nation is well into its vaccination program — it was one of the first communities in Minnesota to begin vaccinating — and case rates have begun to slow. The reservation’s COVID-19 response team meets a couple of times a day to manage everything from testing to delivering meals for elders.

D’Angelo Russell says there’s only so much he can do for Timberwolves. But can he do a bit more?

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 17:43
Since closing out an upset victory at Utah in Game 2, the star point guard has struggled in clutch time

Parler loses bid to require Amazon to restore service

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 17:32
U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said Parler was unlikely to prove Amazon breached its contract or violated antitrust law by suspending service on Jan. 10, and that it was "not a close call."

Biden seeks five-year extension of New START arms treaty with Russia

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 17:22
"The President has long been clear that the New START treaty is in the national security interests of the United States. And this extension makes even more sense when the relationship with Russia is adversarial as it is at this time," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a briefing.

North Dakota bill would reimburse lawmakers for their meals during session

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 17:20
Fiscal estimates show that the cost to the state for meals would be $401,496 for the 2023-25 biennium if the bill passed.

Whitecaps ready for season in the Lake Placid bubble

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 17:18
Minnesota’s pro women’s hockey team starts condensed season Saturday

Astro Bob: Artificial mini-moon, 2020 SO, says hello and then goodbye

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 17:04
A space age relic will safely miss Earth by just 139,500 miles during its farewell flyby.

After more than a year away from competition, Gophers volleyball ready for season

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:59
Minnesota starts a Big Ten-only schedule Saturday against Michigan State at Maturi Pavilion

Minnesota church removes controversial video of pastor urging martial law

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:53
A video of the Rev. Darryl Knappen endorsing political candidates remains on the church's Facebook page

Dane Mizutani: Hop on the Wild bandwagon while there’s still room

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:51
After a 3-1-0 road trip to start the season, the Wild look like a different team.

Minnesota records 6,000th COVID-19 death as vaccinations continue, new testing guidelines announced

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:13
State's coronavirus death toll hit 5,000 barely one month earlier.

Violent criminals would be eligible for earlier parole under North Dakota bill

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:05
The bill's proponents say inmates would have more motivation to be on good behavior during their sentences, and reducing the number of inmates in prison would save taxpayer funds.

Biden lays out plans for COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and masks

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 15:48
"Things are going to continue to get worse before they get better," Biden said of the toll from the virus.

U.S. House could send Trump impeachment charge to Senate as soon as Friday

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 15:40
A source familiar with the planning told Reuters the House could transmit the article of impeachment it approved last week as early as Friday and No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin said he expected it "in a day or two."

Owatonna man to stay jailed on federal firearms charge

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 15:30
Judge says there are no conditions that could ensure public safety or that the man would appear at his next court appearance if he would be released.

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