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Hot, humid "Thrifty Thursday" kicks off the Minnesota State Fair

The Great Minnesota Get-Together starts tomorrow, and a lot of events are planned for the opening day. The theme is “Thrifty Thursday” – with cheaper admission and lots of bargains. Another theme will be "hot and humid."

Target reports 2Q earnings fall; investors aren't spooked

The Minneapolis-based retailer said its earnings were down about 20 percent compared to the same period a year ago, and downgraded its outlook for the rest of the fiscal year. But shares actually rose 1 percent on the day.

Shots fired as driver leads police on high-speed chase

A northern Minnesota man is in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase Tuesday night for 30 miles, ending in a standoff and gunfire on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

Parents do the math; costs for school supplies soar

New national numbers indicate families will spend an average of $670 this year on supplies for children in grades K-12.

Vikings great Mick Tingelhoff one step closer to Hall of Fame

Tingelhoff’s chances of getting a plaque in Canton, Ohio increased today when the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced he's a senior nominee for the Class of 2015.

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Walter Mondale dies at age of 93

His death was confirmed by family on Monday.

National Guard

Man charged in connection to shooting that injured National Guard troops

Four soldiers were inside a military vehicle that was shot at.

Chauvin trial

Walz declares emergency in Twin Cities, bringing in police from Ohio and Nebraska

The governor has asked the Legislature for emergency funding for the additional police.

derek chauvin court - closing arguments

Closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial: Here's what was said

The jury listened to lengthy presentations from the prosecution and defense.


Man, 55, airlifted to a hospital after hit-and-run in Granite Falls

The passenger in the vehicle told police about the incident.

Minneapolis, unrest

Facebook labels Minneapolis 'high-risk,' will remove posts that incite violence

Facebook will remove posts that call for weapons to be brought to Minneapolis and anything that celebrates George Floyd's death.


After being sued, MyPillow is now suing Dominion Voting Systems

The company's lawsuit claims the voting system suppressed free speech and hurt its business relationships.

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren makes his decision ... and it's Gonzaga

The Minnesota basketball phenom is following the footsteps of Jalen Suggs.

Sarah Glover

MPR News hires NBC's Sarah Glover as new managing editor

The experienced journalist was the first to serve two terms as president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

football play

Watch: Sixth-grader with cerebral palsy makes touchdown in Detroit Lakes

Kale Hannahs' classmates made sure he got a chance to play during recess.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, April 19

The latest from Minnesota health officials.