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August 9, 2020

What you need to know about the novel coronavirus
As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.... Read More

Jake Odorizzi erratic in season debut, and Twins bullpen falters again in 9-6 loss to Royals
Jorge Soler crushed a pair of home runs and Kansas City recorded rare back-to-back victories over the Twins.... Read More

Tanner Morgan's star keeps rising as Gophers quarterback
Gophers junior Tanner Morgan has gone from being a backup QB to one of nation's best. He's a perfectionist who understands he can never achieve perfection, but every measure of his life comes with exacting accountability.... Read More

In first year, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel leads school through health and social crises
Despite some backlash, Gabel has mostly been praised for decisive leadership amid crises.... Read More

Mussel restoration project could lure wildlife back to barren stretch of Mississippi River in Minneapolis
For the first time in nearly a century, native river life could return to a barren stretch of the Mississippi above St. Anthony Falls.... Read More

Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax
President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.... Read More

Fatal stabbing is Minneapolis' 44th homicide of 2020
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The future of travel: How tourism slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic
Brief stays, last-minute excursions and road trips are easing people back into tourism.... Read More

Storms down trees, power lines in parts of Minnesota
3 people were injured when lightning struck a park shelter in Lakeville.... Read More

COVID-19 surge in young adults complicates work for contact tracers
More than 924 COVID-19 cases this summer have been tied to two dozen bars and restaurants. The median age in those cases is between 23 and 24.... Read More

UnitedHealth Group studies COVID-19 risks with sickle cell
The new study, financed by Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group, asks if there's also a greater risk for carriers of sickle cell trait — a much larger group that includes about 8% of Black Americans.... Read More

Insurance payouts fall far short of what's needed to rebuild Twin Cities
In the 5-mile stretch of Minneapolis that sustained the heaviest destruction, uninsured losses among local small-business owners are at least $200 million, according to the Lake Street Council.... Read More

Those who know Derek Chauvin say they would not have predicted his killing of George Floyd
Driven to be a cop, he spent 19 years on the streets. "I don't know what happened to him," former colleague said.... Read More

Phony Barbie dolls and stolen tech: Counterfeit seizures on the rise at Minnesota-Canada border
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The voting will end Nov. 3. The legal battle probably won't.
The possibility of an ugly November — and perhaps even December and January — has emerged more starkly in recent days as President Donald Trump complains that the election will be rigged and Democrats accuse him of trying to make that a self-fulfilling prophesy.... Read More

Minnesota Republican legislative races heat up ahead of Aug. 11 primary
Attacks are flying for outgoing Sen. Scott Jensen's seat in conservative Carver County, a House race in a district hugging Lake Minnetonka and a Senate rematch in Shakopee.... Read More

Everyone should count: Minnesotans, don't get left out of census
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Former Viking Trae Waynes' Lake Minnetonka home is on market for $2.195M
Cornerback signed a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, so he's selling beloved house: "My daughter and I would fish off the dock every day."... Read More

Bikers descend on Sturgis rally with few signs of pandemic
The coronavirus may be changing the world, but there aren't many signs of the pandemic at the massive annual motorcycle rally being held this week at a small city along Interstate 90 in western South Dakota.... Read More

Virus causing financial pain even for people still working
Some have endured pay cuts or have had their hours slashed. Others have been furloughed. Many just feel seized by fear that their job could vanish at any time.... Read More

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