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News from the state of Minnesota

Despite Canadian easing, US extends land border restrictions

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The United States Government on Wednesday extended the closure of the land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travelers until at least Aug....

Wolves sale approved, as Taylor sends 20% to Lore, Rodriguez

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MINNEAPOLIS — The first increment of the $1.5 billion sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and retired baseball star Alex...

1st person of color named as Houston Chronicle editor

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HOUSTON — Maria Douglas Reeve has been promoted to editor of the Houston Chronicle after serving as managing editor of the daily for about...

Minnesota Democrat who rose after Castile death under attack

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MINNEAPOLIS — A Black Minnesota state lawmaker who rose to prominence after the fatal shooting of his friend Philando Castile came under increasing pressure...

Klobuchar: Infrastructure bill could include voting measures

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ATLANTA — Congressional Democrats are exploring ways to include financial incentives for states to expand voting access as part of a massive infrastructure bill,...

Judge allows R Kelly to shake up legal team ahead of trial

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NEW YORK — A federal judge Thursday allowed jailed R&B singer R. Kelly to shake up his legal defense team just weeks before he...

White House convenes mayors to discuss strategies on crime

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday convened the first meeting of its community violence intervention collaborative, a group of mayors and administration officials...

UnitedHealth raises outlook after strong second quarter

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MINNETONKA, Minn. — UnitedHealth Group boosted its full-year outlook for a second time this year after a surprisingly strong second quarter despite sustained, elevated...

Scientists: Pup births hopeful sign for Isle Royale wolves

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Wolf pups have been spotted again on Isle Royale, a hopeful sign in the effort to rebuild the predator species'...

Bonus pay for essential workers varied widely across states

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For putting their health on the line during the coronavirus pandemic, prison guards in Missouri got an extra $250 per...