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A New 30-Mile Ice Road To The Northwest Angle

Visitors headed to one of the dozen fishing resorts in the Northwest Angle will soon be able to drive there by car - but...

One School District Has Had In-Person Classes All School Year

  Story reflects data current as of Friday, December 18, 2020. Kittson Central School District in Hallock, Minn., has opened its doors to more than 200...

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough in This Land of Lakes

I am a reluctant Minnesotan. I moved here on a whim six years ago, never intending to stay as long as I have - and I will...

A Black Mother Contemplates What It Means to Defund the Police

I remember once, many years ago, watching a boyfriend run down a dimly lit street in downtown Minneapolis, a small package under his arm...

Tethered: How Race and Policing Binds Minneapolis to Louisville

I stood yards from where George Floyd died when news spread about Breonna Taylor’s case.  It was a sun-kissed day, and a light breeze rattled...

Minnesota Lawmakers Agree on Pandemic Business Relief

  As lawmakers head into the 7th special session to continue the COVID-19 state of emergency, they've reached a deal to provide relief to businesses...

Explore a Racial Awakening in a Small Minnesota Town

  Randy Hoffman farms in the same southeastern region of Minnesota that his Swiss great-grandparents farmed after they arrived in America. This summer, he participated...

Minnesota’s Budget Outlook Improves by Billions

  With the state's budget forecast improved by billions of dollars, the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget is now predicting a surplus as concerns...

A Black Lives Matter Demonstration Faced Opposition in Pine Island

  Story published: December 8, 2020 Brian and Sharita Flick walked to the corner in Pine Island, Minn., where a Black Lives Matter demonstration took place...

How has the pandemic changed the way we serve Minnesota’s homeless...

“Mentally – it felt like World War III for me. It was very depressing,” James (name changed for confidential purposes) recalled of his first...