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May 31, 2020

Massive show of force shifted momentum on streets
No significant injuries or major fires were reported on second night of curfew — the fifth night of unrest after the death of George Floyd in police custody on Monday. Saturday was "a day filled with tension unlike any other in Minnesota," Gov. Tim Walz said.... Read More

AG Keith Ellison to take over case in Floyd killing
Governor accedes to community pressure.... Read More

Tanker truck barrels toward protesters marching on I-35W in Minneapolis
Hundreds in downtown Minneapolis ignored the 8 p.m. curfew and were met with police lines and tear gas. Earlier, officials warned of continued arson attacks, after several caches of flammable materials were found in neighborhoods.... Read More

Timberwolves' Josh Okogie calls playing field for blacks 'unfair' after George Floyd's death
The NBA has been a place where players can express themselves, especially as it pertains to issues of race that affect them every day, and Josh Okogie and teammates haven't been shy about sharing their thoughts and emotions on social media.... Read More

Momentum builds as number, spirit and variety of Floyd protests grow
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Minneapolis residents step up to protect their neighborhoods – from Little Earth to Longfellow
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Officials back off after first blaming outsiders, extremists for Twin Cities violence
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Amid protests, 'sick and tired' group of friends dashes through streets with medical help
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Duluth protests over George Floyd's death called unprecedented
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Walz: Minnesota attorney general to take lead in Floyd case
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Sunday that the state's attorney general will take the lead in any prosecutions related to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in handcuffs when a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.... Read More

Coronavirus pandemic is stopping some heart patients from seeking care
People experiencing signs of possible heart attack like chest pain and shortness of breath should contact their doctor, call 911 or go to the emergency room — even in the middle of the pandemic.... Read More

What you need to know about the extended Twin Cities curfew order
We looked up the rules from those who are exempted to what's allowed during curfew.... Read More

Star Tribune staff: Our favorite sporting events ever
This is Part 1 of a series in which members of the Star Tribune sports staff write about the favorite games they've covered. We're starting with college basketball.... Read More

Minnesota church attendance starts slowly this weekend
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After four nights without police presence, neighborhoods protect themselves
Days of violence and damage led up to Saturday.... Read More

Minnesota health officials report 14 more coronavirus deaths, 664 newly-confirmed cases
Close contact at demonstrations in Minnesota and elsewhere sparks concern among officials of increased virus spread — but it's too early to tell.... Read More

Fewer N95 masks mean fewer appointments for Minnesota dentists
A persistent lack of masks and other PPE is a major limiting factor in dental offices returning to full scheduling.... Read More

Need help? Want to help? Twin Cities groups offer resources for folks hurt by riots
Groups are gathering donations and planning cleanup events Sunday.... Read More

As crowds swell and destruction mounts, attention turns to out-of-state rioters
People from all corners of the country have increasingly turned up as the protests have grown in size and violence.... Read More

Young people need mentors like Larry McKenzie to work through traumatic times
The legendary North High boys' basketball coach keeps replaying the video of George Floyd in his mind. "That could've been me. That could've been my son. That could've been any of my players."... Read More


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