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Request to remove judge in Adrian Peterson's trial denied

A retired Texas judge has denied a request to remove the judge assigned to Adrian Peterson’s child abuse case. That judge, Kelly Case, had referred to attorneys on both sides as "media whores."

Repairs to 11 of St. Paul's 'Terrible 20' roads completed

St Paul has “turned an important corner” following the completion of repaving work on 11 of the city’s so-called “Terrible 20″ roads, the mayor said. The rest will be fixed in 2015.

Minnesotans taking advantage of 'no-excuse' absentee voting

Election Day is just under two weeks away, but many Minnesotans have already cast their vote through the state’s new no-excuse absentee voting, which is designed to boost voter turnout.

Firewood, propane users already dealing with higher demand

Some rural Minnesotans rely on one of two types of fuel for winter heating: propane or firewood. And right now, neither is looking like an affordable, easy-to-get option.

Twins decline Burton's $3.6 million option

The Minnesota Twins have declined the option on reliever Jared Burton’s contract for next season. In doing so, the Twins released Burton from their 40-man roster and made him a free agent.

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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.