Matt Dumba kneels; NHL puts focus on Black Lives Matter movement

Minnesota’s Matt Dumba on Saturday became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between the Oilers and Blackhawks in Edmonton, Canada. Dumba knelt at center ice while fellow Black players Malcolm Subban of Chicago and Darnell Nurse of Edmonton each stood with […]

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Minnesota pardons black man in century-old lynching case

Minnesota’s pardons board on Friday granted a posthumous pardon to a black man imprisoned a century ago in the alleged rape of a white woman, part of a case that included the infamous lynchings of three other black men in Duluth. The board voted 3-0 to pardon Max Mason, one of several traveling circus workers […]

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Minnesota using ‘intelligence support’ from NSA, US military amid riots

Minnesota’s governor said Saturday the state is using “intelligence support” from the U.S. military and the National Security Agency to push back against the alleged organizers of riots that have occurred in the state in response to the death of George Floyd. Gov. Tim Walz said the Pentagon was providing “intelligence support of what they’re seeing, […]

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National Guard Called as Minneapolis Erupts in Solidarity for George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s governor activated the National Guard on Thursday as angry demonstrators took to the streets for a third straight night to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was pleading that he couldn’t breathe as a white police officer pressed his knee into Mr. Floyd’s neck. The order by Gov. […]

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How to Structure Your Days When Time Is Fake and You Have Endless Chores

During week one of Minnesota’s stay-at-home order, after working from the couch for maybe three whole days, I whined to my housemate, “I have never done so many goddamn dishes in my life.” …That was over a month ago. At this point, just looking at a fork is stressful. It’s a familiar situation for a […]

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Pence to visit Mayo Clinic to learn about testing ‘moonshot’

Vice President Mike Pence has an appointment at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic on Tuesday to learn about a new coronavirus testing “moonshot.” By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press April 27, 2020, 11:48 PM 4 min read 4 min read MINNEAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence has an appointment Tuesday at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic to learn about a […]

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St. Paul teachers, school district reach deal ending strike

The St. Paul teachers union and Minnesota’s second-largest school district reached a tentative contract agreement early Friday, ending a strike that began Tuesday and canceled classes for some 36,000 students. The union, which represents about 3,600 teachers and support staff, said it was in the best interest of all involved to settle the contract, given […]

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