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August 11, 2020

Progressive activists challenge DFL stalwarts in Minnesota statehouse races
Legislature: The challenges are part of a broader, progressive push within the party.... Read More

Canterbury jockey Denny Velazquez receives maximum suspension, fine for buzzer use
Electrical devices, commonly called "buzzers," are used to shock horses to make them run faster. The jockey, Denny Valazquez, also had a loaded firearm on track property.... Read More

DFL race between Omar, Melton-Meaux divides progressives and traditional liberals
The race between U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and challenger Antone Melton-Meaux has attracted millions of dollars into the district, the most diverse in the state and one of the safest Democratic districts in the nation.... Read More

Big Ten postpones fall sports, including football, indefinitely
Along with football, sports that won't play this fall in the Big Ten are men's and women's cross-country, men's and women's soccer, field hockey and volleyball. Decisions on winter sports seasons will be made later.... Read More

Hy-Vee delays Spring Lake Park store opening because of coronavirus
Six Twin Cities stores are now pending construction but have not been canceled.... Read More

Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate
Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket.... Read More

ATF: Fire that burned down St. Paul hotel site was set deliberately
Investigators say they found no evidence that anyone died in the blaze.... Read More

Minnesota employers have more questions than answers on Trump's payroll tax deferral
Accountants, lawyers field phone calls about Trump's recent executive order dealing with payroll taxes.... Read More

Fitness promoted as COVID-19 defense
Led by Dr. William Roberts of the University of Minnesota, the American College of Sports Medicine issued guidance advising 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each week.... Read More

Former officer Thomas Lane should stand trial in George Floyd killing, prosecutors argue
Their comments were meant to refute a motion to dismiss the charges, filed in July by Lane's attorney, Earl Gray.... Read More

After flood of mail-in ballots, Minnesota voters trickle to the polls
Fortified with face masks, and sometimes hand sanitizer, Minnesotans spaced apart at the polls to cast ballots in primary elections. Under a recent court ruling, absentee ballots will be accepted until Thursday, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.... Read More

Lois Riess pleads guilty to murder and is sentenced to life without parole
Already convicted of a Florida murder, she pleaded guilty to killing her husband in Blooming Prairie.... Read More

In a test, Delta checks passenger temps at LAX
The airline will disallow anyone with a temp of 100.4 and above from flying.... Read More

After 'tidal wave' of mail-in ballots, Minnesota polls open for primary voting Tuesday
The pandemic will make this election unlike others, with face mask and social distancing requirements and a flood of mail-in ballots. Secretary of State Steve Simon and others are pleading for patience, saying that it will likely take longer than normal to receive the results of some races.... Read More

Walking WWII vet in S. Minnesota reaches 100-mile fundraising goal
His quest has raised nearly $110,000 for the Salvation Army's food programs.... Read More

Beetle that destroys lawns found in Minnesota for first time
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Waseca nursing home sues woman over claims that COVID testing is to 'kill our elderly'
The woman's widely viewed video warns residents' lives are in peril over a "fake pandemic."... Read More

Beset by debt, two St. Paul theater companies join forces to survive
Park Square and Stepping­Stone had been in talks before pandemic made their partnership urgent.... Read More

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks
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E-mails, public records reveal what happened before Minneapolis' Third Precinct was abandoned
Three days of rage culminated in the burning of the Third Precinct, an event unprecedented in modern American history.... Read More

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