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 2020-11-25 16:56 

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This Thanksgiving, go for the stuffing — and skip the COVID-shaming...

We all have choices to make about how we live our lives, and how healthy we are. But let's agree that no one deserves to get COVID ....

 2020-11-25 16:15 

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Why one Minnesota district decided to keep elementary students in school, even as COVID-19 cases climb across the state...

Many school district leaders across Minnesota have decided to shift all students to distance learning. But St. Michael-Albertville has not for its elementary students. Here's why....

 2020-11-25 15:57 

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The Beautywell Project aims to expose the serious health risks of skin-lightening...

Some skin-lightening products marketed to women of color had mercury levels of 150,000 parts per million....

 2020-11-25 11:44 

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Another wave of coronavirus surges through Minnesota's assisted-living facilities...

Plus: Minnesota reports nearly 80 percent turnout for 2020 election; U of M to cancels football game against Wisconsin due to COVID; Republicans ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to block certification of state's presidential election results; and more....

 2020-11-24 23:03 

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The daily coronavirus update: 38 more deaths, 6,416 new cases in Minnesota...

With 846 COVID-19 deaths so far, November is now Minnesota's deadliest month of the pandemic....

 2020-11-24 21:02 

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Why Trump's tweeted sort-of half-concession is so annoying...

It's a bit late for Trump to pretend to be a good loser. But his tweet certainly doesn't commit him to much vacating or handing over of power....

 2020-11-24 20:41 

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Three House Republicans to file lawsuit seeking to delay certification of Minnesota election results...

Plus: U of M COVID-19 cases up 400% since Halloween; Gopher football suspends in-person practices after positive COVID-19 tests; Minnesotans cross border to Wisconsin to get around COVID-19 bar, restaurant closures; and more....

 2020-11-24 19:42 

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Walz, Republicans propose plans to help Minnesota businesses affected by COVID restrictions...

Whether the proposals will lead to actual legislation is unclear, but both sides were hopeful that a special session to hammer out a deal could be held as early as next week....

 2020-11-24 17:35 

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COVID-19 surge has Minnesota contact tracers overwhelmed...

Getting in touch with people who may have been in contact with those infected with COVID-19 was seen as a key strategy for arresting the spread of the disease. With daily new cases skyrocketing, authorities are scrambling to keep up....

 2020-11-24 16:25 

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A lesson from history about how freedom can turn into tyranny...

In the Boston Globe, Yale historian Timothy Snyder explores the lie that the election was being stolen from Donald Trump — and the challenge facing American democracy when a large group of Americans believe it....

 2020-11-24 15:44 

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My generation must do better in the fight to end COVID...

As cases surge and ICU beds fill up, it has become apparent who is responsible. It's young people , engaged in risky behavior and convinced of our infallibility....

 2020-11-24 15:29 

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A way-too-early look at which Minnesota legislative seats will be targeted in 2022...

The 2020 election's anomalies are the first place the parties will look when planning for the next election....

 2020-11-24 11:41 

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves critical permit for Enbridge Line 3 project...

Plus: bipartisan group urges Minnesotans to take steps to curb spread of coronavirus over holidays; lawsuit against Minneapolis over policing levels allowed to go forward; chef's custom-built portable smoker stolen, retrieved; and more....

 2020-11-23 21:06 

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The daily coronavirus update: 24 more deaths; Walz to push for business relief package at Legislature...

MDH also announced 6,343 new cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota on Monday, based on 57,015 new tests....

 2020-11-23 20:30 

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell contributed to bail fund for teen accused of killing two at Kenosha protest...

Plus: Minnesotan Jake Sullivan to serve as Biden's National Security Adviser; Facebook policy on advertisement before the election negatively impacts nonprofits and social-enterprise businesses; DNR warns about thin ice; and more....

 2020-11-23 16:51 

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Trump isn't the first president who has made no secret of his disdain for his successor...

The big difference: Unlike his predecessors, Trump's sore-loserism has spread to a majority of prominent elected Republican officials....

 2020-11-23 16:39 

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How Minnesota marketed itself to tourists in the century before World War II...

Three key developments fueled the growth of Minnesota's tourism industry in the early Twentieth Century: increased leisure time for the middle class, the automobile, and a Back to Nature Movement that encouraged city-dwellers to escape into wilderness...

 2020-11-23 16:19 

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Thank you, 2020. No, really...

Gratitude can be found on the flip side of most everything. Rarely is anything 100 percent bad....

 2020-11-23 16:18 

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Amid a statewide coronavirus surge, central Minnesota has been hit especially hard...

In early November, Benton, Mille Lacs, Sherburne and Stearns counties had four of the state's top five highest weekly case rates, leading to a rapid rise in hospitalizations and putting acute pressure on the region's health systems....

 2020-11-23 16:06 

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How a 'mindful' approach helped a youth mental health program gain acceptance in St. Paul's Hmong community...

2020 marked the 10th anniversary of Hlub Zoo, a school-based mental health program serving Hmong and other Southeast Asian students and their families....

 2020-11-23 11:55 

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Thanksgiving fuels demand for COVID-19 testing in Minnesota...

Plus: 15-year-old boy arrested in connection to shooting at suburban Milwaukee mall; Loons win first MLS playoff game; U of M, St. Thomas encouraging students traveling for Thanksgiving to stay home rest of year; and more....

 2020-11-22 17:43 

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The daily coronavirus update: 40 more deaths, 7,205 new cases in Minnesota...

There have been 784 deaths from COVID-19 in Minnesota so far in November, making it the deadliest month of the pandemic....

 2020-11-22 13:27 

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Trump observers trying to obstruct Wisconsin recount, election officials say...

Plus: hundreds gather at governor's residence to protest Minnesota's latest COVID restrictions; pandemic fuels huge jump in sin tax revenue; Minneapolis food drive distributes 20,000 pounds of food within an hour; and more....

 2020-11-20 21:52 

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The daily coronavirus update: Minnesota nears single-month record for deaths...

Minnesota has now reported more than 60 deaths for three straight days, and there have been 693 deaths through the first 20 days of November....

 2020-11-20 21:50 

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Some advice for a new administration: Appoint a woman of color as U.S. secretary of education...

None has ever held this role, so let's send a message to our children....

 2020-11-20 21:46 

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Minneapolis 2040 passed last year to much fanfare. Now comes figuring out what it actually means in practice...

City planners are engaged in an intense and drawn out debate over how to remake Minneapolis' zoning code to match the goals set out in the 2040 plan....

 2020-11-20 20:36 

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Taking a closer look at what Minnesota voters told us...

Copper-nickel mining isn't top of mind, but the connection to fighting climate change is key to understand....

 2020-11-20 20:27 

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The end of objectivity?...

I worked most of my life under the old model of journalism, and am aware of its many shortcomings....

 2020-11-20 19:38 

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D.C. Memo: Discounting all the votes...

This week in Washington, the president scrambles, Obama debuts, and the legend lives on from the Chippewa on down to the big lake they called Gitche Gumee....

 2020-11-20 19:00 

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Hospitality workers face shaky future amid new restaurant, bar shutdowns...

Plus: Klobuchar, Smith call for federal coordination with states on vaccine distribution; another interview with Lisa Bender; new run on toilet paper in advance of COVID-19 restrictions; and more....

 2020-11-20 17:16 

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MinnPost readers far surpass fundraising goal on Give to the Max Day...

We're incredibly grateful to the 390 generous donors who gave a total of $28,150 to MinnPost's nonprofit newsroom on Give to the Max Day 2020!...

 2020-11-20 17:12 

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The speed limit is now officially 20 mph in Minneapolis and St. Paul. What that means — and how it could affect street life in the cities...

Minneapolis made the city's new speed limit official this week, completing the installation of 20 mph signs along the city's borders....

 2020-11-20 17:08 

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A reminder: There are other ways of doing democracy...

We're so accustomed to our U.S. system of politics and government that we don't think much about other ways of doing democracy, including ways that would end the two-party duopoly....

 2020-11-20 17:07 

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Americans need to keep faith with democracy...

As we mark the 57th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we should note the speech he was scheduled to make that fateful day. What he was calling for in that address was faith — in ourselves, our country and our democracy....

 2020-11-20 16:02 

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Music, theater, books and dance for your Thanksgiving week...

Artscape will go on break next week and return on Tuesday, Dec. 1. We'll leave you with a handful of ways to experience our local arts scene....

 2020-11-20 12:08 

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69 more schools in Minnesota report coronavirus outbreaks...

Plus: suspect arrested after daylong manhunt around St. John's University; Sanford Health CEO says he doesn't have to wear a mask because he got COVID; judge cites the possibility of fraud in Chauvin divorce settlement; and more....

 2020-11-19 22:33 

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The daily coronavirus update: Health care systems face dire staff shortages as Minnesota sets new death record...

"We could have piles of PPE and hundreds of beds and none of that matters if we don't have people to care for our patients," a hospital official said....

 2020-11-19 21:54 

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With two COVID-19 vaccines potentially near approval, what is the plan for inoculating Minnesotans?...

State and local officials are coordinating plans to vaccinate Minnesotans in the coming months — maybe even weeks for some....

 2020-11-19 19:16 

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Minnesota unemployment rate drops to 4.6%...

Plus: DNR will review copper-nickel mining rules after settlement; Conservation Fund buys more than 70,000 acres of Minnesota forest land; CDC tells Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving; and more....

 2020-11-19 17:07 

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All Trump has are lies about fraud...

Trump can't produce evidence of fraud because: There. Was. No. Fraud....

 2020-11-19 17:01 

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Minnesota's COVID-19 measures: too far, or not nearly far enough?...

Though Minnesota's restrictions on public life have been labeled tyrannical by some, they look fairly weak compared to measures taken in other cities and states with far milder outbreaks....

 2020-11-19 16:18 

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Trying to get past my transfer-of-power fears...

Most of the commentators have moved on from the question of whether Trump will go. I just need a bit more certainty....

 2020-11-19 15:37 

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A few words about Dominick Argento and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; new COVID restrictions will affect the arts...

ALSO: British Arrows Greatest Hits via the Walker; Jazz Fest Live; and more....

 2020-11-19 15:28 

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As the pandemic surges, Minnesota's emergency COVID funds are running low...

Of the $200 million appropriated to a special COVID-19 fund by the Legislature, only $18.565 million remains . And of the $1.87 billion sent directly to the state under the congressional CARES Act, just $208,527 is left to be appropriated....

 2020-11-19 14:48 

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The spirit that drives our journalism...

Our goal is to raise $20,000 today, and we currently have $11,500 in matching funds available for donations to MinnPost....

 2020-11-19 11:49 

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Announcing new restrictions, Walz says Minnesota is at 'a breaking point' in dealing with COVID...

Plus: Minneapolis nixes snow days during distance learning; single-engine plane makes emergency landing on Maple Grove road; Timberwolves bring back Ricky Rubio, take Anthony Edwards in draft; and more....

 2020-11-19 00:36 

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What to know about Minnesota's new restrictions on bars and restaurants, gyms, sports and social gatherings...

Walz announced the rules — which will close bars, restaurants and gyms and severely curtail social gatherings for four weeks — in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases around the state....

 2020-11-18 19:01 

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Bakk, Tomassoni leaving Minnesota Senate DFL caucus...

Plus: Chauvin's lawyer seek to block evidence of past behavior; Delta to continue blocking middle seats; medical marijuana dispensary opens in Hermantown; and more....

 2020-11-18 17:58 

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The daily coronavirus update: 67 more deaths; Walz to announce new restrictions at 6 p.m....

The Minnesota Department of Health also announced 5,094 new cases on Wednesday, based on 37,026 tests....

 2020-11-18 17:24 

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Why the power to pardon is so problematic in the hands of Trump...

Pardoning himself could be the crowning blow in Donald Trump's tainting of the presidency....

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