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May 29, 2020

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death
Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota.... Read More

Protesters on Twin Cities streets for hours after curfew; Gov. Tim Walz says authorities are on ground
The governor's tweet came as major fires were reported in areas of south Minneapolis, including a gas station near residences and a post office.... Read More

Protests building in Minneapolis after fired police officer Derek Chauvin charged, jailed in George Floyd death
Hennepin County's prosecutor announced charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter against the fired Minneapolis officer who killed George Floyd – an act caught on video and seen around the world, turning the Twin Cities into a tinderbox for another night.... Read More

Target loses another appeal to obtain liquor license from city of Minnetonka
Target's claim was denied that it deserved equal protection to Total Wine.... Read More

Twin Cities restaurants put off plans to reopen amid unrest over George Floyd's death
The violence over the past few nights has some in the hospitality business hesitant about opening next week.... Read More

Lawyer for George Floyd's survivors calls for congressional action
Civil rights lawyers say uniform national response needed for victims of racial violence... Read More

Minneapolis schools urged to break contract with police
School board member takes police to task in proposal.... Read More

Coronavirus creates new layer of risk for opioid addicts
Depression amid COVID-19 may be creating uptick in drug use.... Read More

Twin Cities businesses reel from second night of violence, on guard for more
Hundreds of buildings were damaged by rioters, looters.... Read More

Minnesota's streak of declining daily COVID-19 case counts ends
Health officials are trying to assess whether recent plateau in cases is a blip in the pandemic or a sign of progress.... Read More

Minnesota ramps up COVID-19 testing in nursing homes
More than 10,000 residents and staff of long-term care facilities have been tested.... Read More

Did coronavirus reach Minnesota earlier than we thought?
University of Minnesota research questions about COVID-19 include connection to new multiorgan syndrome now confirmed in two Minnesota children.... Read More

Teammates taught Torii Hunter how to be a major leaguer and treat others
Torii Hunter listened to veteran teammates and slowly learned. He progressed from a talented youngster who couldn't identify the spin of offspeed pitches to a slugger who crushed them.... Read More

Twins won't cut minor league players, will pay them through August
The Twins will pay their minor league players through August, and won't release any of those players as other major league teams have done.... Read More

Dakota County, Anoka County, suburbs join Minneapolis, St. Paul in ordering weekend curfews
The curfews began at 8 p.m. Friday and extend till either Sunday or early Monday.... Read More

Stephen Jackson, other activists score with straight talk at Minneapolis City Hall rotunda
Longtime NBA player Stephen Jackson bared his soul in talking about George Floyd, a dead friend that he called his "twin."... Read More

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

Minneapolis singer Ondara releases quarantine album: 'I was just trying to give myself a little therapy'
Fresh off a Grammy nom and Lumineers tour, Minneapolis tunesmith Ondara was on a roll and apparently couldn't stop.... Read More

Gov. Tim Walz laments 'abject failure' of riot response
A somber Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz confronted criticism after a third night of destructive protests in response to George Floyd's death in police custody. A National Guard officer said the mission lacked clarity.... Read More

Buildings damaged in Minneapolis, St. Paul after protests
A look at Twin Cities businesses hit hard since Wednesday by looting and rioting following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd... Read More

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