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Big Minnesota Lottery Winners Will Get to Keep Names Private
Big winners in the Minnesota Lottery will be able to keep their names confidential under a bill signed by Gov. Tim Walz this week.
Minnesota Marijuana Bill Heads to House Floor Vote
Legislation that would legalize cannabis use for adults and expunge most minor marijuana convictions is expected to head to a full floor vote in the Minnesota House next week after a dozen hearings.
Chauvin’s Lawyer Seeks New Trial, Impeachment of Verdict
The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd has requested a new trial, saying the court abused its discretion on several points and that the verdict should be impeached because of jury misconduct.
Boy Unhurt After Taking Ride on Airport Conveyor Belt System
Authorities say a 9-year-old boy who found his way onto the conveyor belt baggage handling system at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was not injured.
Booming Twin Cities Housing Market Raises Concerns
Home sales in the Twin Cities are soaring, even as sites to build homes are in short supply, the cost of materials is soaring, there’s a lack of skilled subcontractors and prices are going through the roof.
Police Arrest Minnesota Bar Owner Who Defied Virus Orders
A business owner in southern Minnesota who missed a court date as she faces criminal charges for defying pandemic-related restrictions has been arrested in Iowa.
Prosecutors Seek Higher Sentence for Chauvin in Floyd Death
Prosecutors are asking a judge to give Derek Chauvin a penalty that’s more severe than state guidelines call for when he is sentenced in June for George Floyd's death.
White Farmers Sue Seeking Government Loan Foregiveness
Some Midwestern farmers are suing the federal government alleging they're ineligible for a COVID-19 stimulus loan forgiveness program because they're white.
Minnesota Legislature Finally Funds Chauvin Trial Security
The Minnesota Legislature has approved $7.8 million to help cover the extra security costs the state incurred ahead of last week's guilty verdicts in Derek Chauvin's murder trial over the killing of George Floyd.
Walz to Consider Scaling Back More COVID-19 Restrictions
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says new federal guidance allowing vaccinated people to go mask-free in many outdoor settings is a sign of progress and could help result in scaling back more COVID-19 restrictions next week.