Minnesota News

Jan. 24 update on COVID-19 in MN: Nearly 250,000 Minnesotans have received at least one vaccine dose

Jan 23, 2021

The number of Minnesotans who’ve received at least the first dose of the two-shot COVID-19 vaccine is nearing a quarter-million. But that’s still less than 5 percent of the state’s population, as the supply of vaccine and pace of distribution isn’t enough…

What you need to know: COVID-19 testing for students

Jan 21, 2021

State health officials are now urging COVID-19 testing for children and college students who are returning to school. The announcement Thursday formally expands the list of who should seek a coronavirus test, and comes days after thousands of elementary s…

U.S. tops 25 million confirmed coronavirus cases

Jan 24, 2021

Data from Johns Hopkins University showed the U.S. passing 25 million confirmed coronavirus cases as of Sunday morning. The true number of cases, however, is likely far higher

How much snow? Reports from around the region

Jan 24, 2021

Our weekend winter storm dropped a half-foot of snow across parts of southern Minnesota from Saturday into early Sunday. Minneapolis and St. Paul are among the communities that have declared snow emergencies.

Vaccinations begin for those 65 and older

Jan 22, 2021

Vaccinations for people age 65 and older have started at nine sites across Minnesota and continue through Saturday. The pilot program, new this week, was quickly overwhelmed and officials say they are working out some problems ahead of another signup sche…

'Just as I Am': Cicely Tyson reflects on her long career

Jan 24, 2021

During a career spanning more than six decades, Cicely Tyson has brought to life iconic roles in theater, film and television. And now, in a new memoir, she sets forth her improbable journey, from the typing pool at the Red Cross to award-winning actor an…

Growing number of GOP senators oppose impeachment trial

Jan 24, 2021

A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial, a sign of dimming chances that former President Donald Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol.

Neighbors make surprise discovery in Duluth beach restoration: Shreds of vintage cans

Jan 22, 2021

In the past few months, people who live along Duluth's Park Point spit have been picking up shredded aluminum cans — by the bagful — on the neighborhood's Lake Superior beach. The metal fragments were inadvertently deposited there last fall, when the U.S…

Fauci relishes a 'hallelujah' moment

Jan 24, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, now President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser on COVID-19, says he rejoiced when the new president said that "science and truth" would guide the nation's policies toward the pandemic.

U.S. police departments weigh officer discipline after Capitol insurrection

Jan 23, 2021

An Associated Press survey of law enforcement agencies nationwide found that at least 31 officers in 12 states are being scrutinized by their supervisors for their behavior in the District of Columbia, or face criminal charges for participating in the rio…