Minnesota News

Detainees wanted: Minnesota's closed private prison eyes a deal with ICE

Aug 23, 2019

In western Minnesota, one company is hoping to house hundreds of immigrant detainees. But it’s dividing the community.

On Lake Superior, rip currents prompt call for more lifeguards in Duluth

Aug 23, 2019

Last year, a record number of people drowned in the Great Lakes. This year, drownings are on pace to set a new record. Some in Duluth say more and better-trained lifeguards are needed to make beaches on Lake Superior safer.

8 hurt as charter buses collide near State Fair; MN 280 south reopened

Aug 22, 2019

The State Patrol said the drivers of the two charter buses appeared to have the most serious injuries but no one was killed. An investigation is underway.

Appetites: Food critics dish on their must-try food at the fair — and must-avoid

Aug 22, 2019

As usual, there are dozens of new foods to tempt you when you go to the Minnesota State Fair. To help you decide, we asked food writers what they liked best, and least, on the fair’s first day.

Minneapolis police investigate fatal shooting

Aug 23, 2019

Police say a man was found dead at a residence in Minneapolis. He appeared to have been shot.

Jason Lewis announces a run for U.S. Senate

Aug 22, 2019

The former Republican congressman and radio talk show host is targeting DFL Sen. Tina Smith in the 2020 election.

Going deep: Twins' home run surge powers hopes for playoff run

Aug 22, 2019

With just over a month to go in the regular season, the ‘Bomba Squad’ is hitting home runs at record pace and has Minnesota atop the AL Central.

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of U.S. products

Aug 23, 2019

China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned increase, deepening a trade war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession.

Billionaire David Koch, conservative donor, dies at age 79

Aug 23, 2019

Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother, Charles, transformed American politics by pouring their riches into conservative causes, has died at age 79.

70 mayors, including Mpls. Mayor Frey, reject Trump food stamp proposal

Aug 22, 2019

Mayors from 70 American cities, including Minneapolis, send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country's neediest.