Minnesota News

COVID-19 in MN: State sees record daily case increase

Aug 8, 2020

Minnesota health officials reported a daily record for new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with the 924 additional confirmed cases pushing the statewide total past 60,000.

Photos: Minnesota students call for end to school resource officer programs

Aug 9, 2020

About 200 people representing more than 20 schools took part in a student-led march in downtown St. Paul on Saturday, calling on Minnesota school districts to end contracts with local police departments.

Severe storms down trees, power lines across southern Minnesota

Aug 8, 2020

Severe storms packing 70 mph wind gusts knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses across southern Minnesota on Saturday. Three people were evaluated for injuries after lightning hit a park shelter in the southern Twin Cities metro.

Wisconsin reports record high number of new COVID-19 cases

Aug 8, 2020

Wisconsin health officials reported a record daily number of new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with another 1,165 confirmed cases in the state.

In executive actions, Trump extends unemployment benefits, defers payroll taxes

Aug 8, 2020

President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. They amount to a stopgap measure, after not reaching a deal with Congress.

Many Minnesota teachers wary of returning to the classroom

Aug 7, 2020

As more school districts in Minnesota decide how to go back to school this fall, many teachers feel uneasy about returning to the classroom in the middle of a pandemic.

Judge orders release of Floyd body camera video

Aug 7, 2020

Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill ruled Friday that copies of the video from cameras worn by officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng may be released.

Mid-American Conference cancels fall football due to coronavirus; Big Ten taps brakes on practices

Aug 8, 2020

The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first league at college football's highest level to cancel its fall season because of the pandemic. Meanwhile, the Big Ten is tapping the brakes on the football preseason, telling its schools that until f…

Democrats worry attorney general has an 'October surprise' in the making

Aug 7, 2020

Attorney General William Barr says he won't take any action to influence the presidential election, but looming in the background is a probe apparently focused on the Obama administration.

Mauritius scrambles to contain oil spill from grounded ship

Aug 7, 2020

Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leaking from a grounded ship put endangered wildlife in further peril.