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September 23, 2020

Rashod Bateman deserves a chance to return to the Gophers, NCAA
The Big Ten flip-flopped on whether it is safe to play football this fall. Why can't Rashod Bateman can't do the same?... Read More

Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor
A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves.... Read More

DOJ nearing antitrust action on Google; Trump eyes tech curb
As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it's campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country.... Read More

Single-dose vaccine tested as U.S. experts say no corners cut
A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.... Read More

Latest trouble at Broadway bar in Minneapolis leaves 5 people shot
Officers arrived about 1 a.m. to "a chaotic scene," according to police.... Read More

University of Minnesota conducts external review of its police department; crime near campus rises
The U is reviewing its campus police amid student demands for law enforcement accountability.... Read More

Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand
The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original.... Read More

Has pandemic lockdown led to more domestic violence in Minnesota?
When Minnesota's stay-at-home period started at the end of March, domestic violence advocates feared victims would be in greater danger. Here's what we've learned.... Read More

California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars
California will outlaw sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation's most populous state.... Read More

2 Minnesota cideries are leading the return to traditional cidermaking
Keepsake Cidery in Dundas and Milk & Honey Ciders in St. Joseph led the way in planting the heirloom apples prized by traditional cidermakers.... Read More

At a memorial forest in Scandia, a final resting place beneath the trees instead of in a plot
Interest in "green burials" is behind the creation of the site for scattering cremated remains.... Read More

In wake of George Floyd's death, Hennepin Healthcare employees terminated for accessing confidential medical records
One of the five employees said they accessed the records out of concern for paramedics who worked on the patient.... Read More

Minnesota COVID-19 hospital numbers rise back above 300
Disparity in residence type of COVID-19 deaths has evened out this summer, with a lower proportion involving residents of long-term care.... Read More

Minnesota Cup winner pioneers new solution to preserve therapeutic cells
BlueCube Bio came out on top of the state's highest-profile startup competition.... Read More

Minneapolis mayor's budget boosts spending on housing, violence prevention, but police force is smaller
The Police Department will have about 770 officers, because of triple the usual departures, according to the city.... Read More

With no new Marvel movies for months, why not revisit the best in the 'universe'?
It has been 15 months since the last entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it could be much longer for the next.... Read More

Joe Laurinaitis, pro wrestling legend Road Warrior Animal, dies at age 60
Joe Laurinaitis was raised in Minnesota and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.... Read More

Police: Suspected arson levels garage at home with 'Trump 2020' flags
Detached garage had political graffiti sprayed on it, police said.... Read More

First Ave adding George Floyd star, 'Purple Rain'-era marquee in latest repainting
The once-a-decade paint job on the rock club's iconic facade was otherwise scaled back.... Read More

CEO of Minnesota Public Radio's parent organization tells staff he will step down
Jon McTaggart, president and CEO of American Public Media, informed employees in a memo.... Read More

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