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February 21, 2018

3M settles contentious lawsuit with state for $850 million
The money will be used to clean up drinking water and groundwater contamination in east metro communities. ... Read More

Minneapolis police say they can't track all officers' use of body cameras
The department is not tracking whether all officers are routinely activating body cameras and has not fully staffed the office tasked with reviewing footage. ... Read More

In Minnesota, growing support for student walkouts, with plans for protest Wednesday
Florida school shooting is prompting action, including a walkout and march in Minneapolis on Wednesday. ... Read More

Legislature opens with short sessions and a dose of drama
The debate over Michelle Fischbach’s ability to serve was not the only dramatic scene unfolding in St. Paul as the Legislature convened for the first time this year. ... Read More

Number of Minnesotans lacking health insurance increases
Minnesota’s uninsured rate went from 4.3 percent in 2015 to 6.3 percent in 2017, fueled by a drop in the number of employers who offered coverage as well as people exiting the individual market. ... Read More

Minneapolis mayor reconsiders civil rights director's reappointment
Jacob Frey will look into concerns over a hot line established to report hate crimes. ... Read More

Out with a bronze: Vonn nabs podium finish in final Olympics downhill
At 33, Lindsey Vonn became the oldest female medalist in Alpine skiing in Winter Games history when she took bronze in the downhill. She has said this is her final Olympics. ... Read More

When it comes to making Olympic ice, Minnesotans know what they're doing
Pyeongchang Games organizers wanted experts in ice making so they outsourced those jobs. Minnesota experts stepped up and were selected. ... Read More

Souhan: Emotion-choked night ends in loss, but lingering hope for Gophers
The Gophers' women's basketball team this season ranks third in the nation in scoring, behind only UConn and Baylor. ... Read More

Sun Country will cut 350 workers at MSP, taps Canadian firm to manage
Layoffs begin immediately, with workers given “preferable access” to reapply as soon as Wednesday. ... Read More

Still alive! 5 winning days on 'Jeopardy' sends Edina man soaring past $100K
He’ll be back on the show Wednesday for Day 6 on the long-running quiz show. ... Read More

Floyd awaiting grievance settlement with Vikings over contract dispute
Sharrif Floyd missed all of last season and played just one game in 2016 after undergoing knee surgery. He's hoping to recoup his entire $6.757 million salary for the 2017 season ... Read More

Gophers' new uniforms: Brighter gold, chrome helmets ... and oars
Minnesota will have three jerseys, four pants and three helmets as options. A gold chrome helmet and a deeper shade of gold are featured, and coach P.J. Fleck's "Row the Boat'' mantra is prominent. ... Read More

Cold shooting dooms Gophers in home finale
Senior Carlie Wagner led the way for the Gophers women with a season-high 34 points but the team was just 2 of 22 from three-point range. ... Read More

Tonya Harding opera is 'tangled and complicated' for this Minnesota skater-turned-singer
Leah Reddy, a former figure skater, stars in an opera inspired by the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan scandal. ... Read More

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks
As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Wash... Read More

Minneapolis cop not guilty of assault for shooting at carful of clubgoers
Jury deliberated for seven hours over two days. ... Read More

Former Jayhawks and Cows drummer Norm Rogers dies of cancer
The Minnesota music-scene vet was also a fixture behind the bar at Brit’s Pub for two decades. ... Read More

Twins third-base coach has his own great American pastime: birding
Twins third-base coach Gene Glynn watches for signals from his manager and the occasional bird. ... Read More

American Public Media to open shared workspace, startup incubator in St. Paul
The 10,000-square-foot shared workspace in downtown St. Paul will be called the Glen Nelson Center. ... Read More

Will a faster ballgame attract more fans? Attendance figures say otherwise
North Score: We’ve seen strong attendance for seasons with slower games, and poor attendance during seasons with faster games. Takeaway: Don’t expect small tweaks to the rules to impact attendance. ... Read More

Action on the EagleCam: First egg is spotted
Nongame Wildlife Program, which manages the popular feed, announces the news. ... Read More

Paul Douglas: Storm pushing through the north metro
Wind gusts up to 60 mph and 1" hail are part of some heavy downpours. ... Read More

Suspect in Minnetonka park-and-ride killing found guilty
Marcus Hallmark will be sentenced Monday for the killing of Thomas Russ in March 2017. ... Read More

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