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Minnesota budget swings from $1.3B deficit to $1.6B surplus

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s budget outlook has swung from a nearly $1.3 billion deficit to a $1.6 billion surplus, state economists announced Friday, an improvement that ... Read more

3 hours ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: Walz vows shots for all of Minnesota by summer

Gov. Tim Walz says every Minnesotan should be able to get a shot by the summer. The state’s vaccination effort, however, continues to struggle for ... Read more

7 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Area housing authorities receive federal funding for investments in public housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this week awarded more than $2.7 billion in funding to nearly 2,900 public housing authorities across the ... Read more

22 hours ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 update: 13 new cases in Freeborn County, 2 new hospitalizations

After six days of new COVID-19 cases in the single digits, Freeborn County reported 13 new cases on Thursday. The new cases increase the county’s ... Read more

23 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Working group on deadly police encounters reports progress

MINNEAPOLIS — A working group that has been looking at ways to reduce deadly encounters between police and citizens in Minnesota said Thursday that many ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Ex-cop appeals murder conviction to Minnesota Supreme Court

MINNEAPOLIS — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of third-degree murder in the 2017 fatal shooting of an Australian woman who called 911 to report ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

70% of older Minnesotans to be vaccinated before next phase

MINNEAPOLIS — At least 70% of Minnesotans age 65 and older will get at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine before the state moves ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota officials ask families to get tested every 2 weeks

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota public health officials are asking families to get tested for the coronavirus every two weeks from now until the end of the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 update: Waiting on shots as pandemic picture improves

Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccination effort is still searching for traction following a mild upswing. Officials, though, hope the arrival of some 45,000 weather-delayed shots on top ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Federal grand jury hearing evidence in death of George Floyd

WASHINGTON — Several witnesses have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury considering charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Appeals court to weigh 3rd-degree murder charge for Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has agreed to consider a request from prosecutors to reinstate a third-degree murder charge against the fired Minneapolis ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

February spike expected in Minnesotans’ home heating bills

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s largest gas utilities are warning about sky high heating bills because of the historic cold wave in the South and the state’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

For older Minnesotans, whether they’re vaccinated has a lot to do with where they live

Last week, Nicole Chiabotti helped the14-bed community hospital in Cook, Minn., administer second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to all of its patients 65 and ... Read more

3 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Covid-19 update: Minnesota officials hope for upswing in vaccinations

Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccination effort is struggling again for traction following a mild upswing. Officials, though, are anticipating a busy week as some 45,000 weather-delayed shots ... Read more

3 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Lawsuit could have courts redraw Minnesota’s political maps

The Minnesota Legislature has yet to begin serious work on redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative district boundaries but the always contentious issue is already ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

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