Connecticut Fire Crews Sent To Minnesota To Help Fight WildfiresThirteen members of the Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew have been deployed to Minnesota to help fight wildfires, the latest dispatch of personnel and resources from Connecticut to battle blazes in western states.
2 Minnesotans Arrested In Nebraska With 5,000 Fentanyl PillsA man and woman from Minnesota were arrested in Nebraska last month for their alleged involvement in trafficking fentanyl.
2 Arrested In Wisconsin Quarry Triple HomicideSheriff's officials say they have arrested two people in the deaths of three men found slain in a western Wisconsin quarry last week.
Suspect Arrested After Woman Found Beheaded On Shakopee SidewalkAn arrest has been made after a woman was found beheaded on a Shakopee sidewalk Wednesday afternoon.
COVID In Minnesota: 551 New Cases Reported As Average Positivity Rate Rises To 3%Minnesota health officials reported Thursday 551 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths as the Delta variant continues to spread in the state.
Man Shot Dead Near Powderhorn Park Identified As Tyrone WashingtonPolice say that Washington, of Cass Lake, showed up at Hennepin Healthcare at 3:30 a.m. Friday with a gunshot wound.
MPD: Speeding Motorist In Stolen Minivan Fatally Strikes Man Standing Outside, Flees The SceneMinneapolis police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspected driver in a fatal hit-and-run incident Thursday morning.
Minnesota Weather: Scent Of Smoke Fills The Air As Wildfire Haze Reduces Air QualitySmoke from wildfires in Canada is descending on Minnesota and will bring hazy skies to the Twin Cities on Thursday.
Why Are Federal Tax Refunds Delayed? And What Can You Do About It?We're two months since the deadline for filing taxes and still millions of Americans are waiting on their money. Even people who filed six months ago.

Politics

Walz Hosts Ceremonial Signing For Bipartisan ECO Act, 'Nation-Leading Conservation Legislation'Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Tuesday championed a new bill designed to "strengthen Minnesota’s energy conservation programs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create local jobs across the state" with a ceremonial signing.
Rep. John Thompson's Wife Denies Domestic Abuse Allegations; Trump Supporter Arrested At Press ConferenceA motorist drove on the lawn of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul and waved a Trump flag during a press conference for embattled lawmaker Rep. John Thompson.
Sen. Tina Smith Says Democrats 'Are Going To Push As Hard As We Can' For Federal Paid Family LeaveThe U.S. is the only developed nation that does not have a federal paid family leave policy. In Congress, efforts to change that have been moving forward slowly.
Rally Renews Demand For Justice For Minneapolis' Youngest Shooting Victims: 'Everyone Should Be Angry Right Now'A somber gathering was held in north Minneapolis Sunday to remember children who have been shot in recent months.
Corrections Officers' Duty Disability Retirement In MN Doesn't Cover Health InsuranceWCCO found out how a duty disability retirement in Minnesota doesn’t cover health insurance. Under Minnesota state statues, police and firefighters are.
House Ethics Committee Postpones Hearing On Complaint Against Rep. John ThompsonThe House ethics committee delayed action on an a rare ethics complaint filed against Rep. John Thompson so the DFL lawmaker can have a lawyer present.

Health

COVID In Minnesota: 551 New Cases Reported As Average Positivity Rate Rises To 3%Minnesota health officials reported Thursday 551 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths as the Delta variant continues to spread in the state.
'Pure Mask Sweatiness': Students Face Masking Up Again For In-Person LearningThe school year begins in about five weeks, the same time frame it would take the Pfizer vaccine to fully protect someone 12 years old and up from COVID-19.
COVID In Minnesota: State Officials Recommend Masks In Schools, Regardless Of Vaccination StatusHealth and education officials in Minnesota are recommending that all students, teachers, staff, and visitors should wear masks indoors at school this fall, even those who are vaccinated.
COVID In Minnesota: State's Rate Of New Cases Per Capita Reaches Line Of Caution Once AgainThe health department reports that the rolling average positivity rate is now at 2.8%. While that's below the line for caution (at 5%), it's also up notably over recent weeks; earlier this summer, that figure hovered around 1%.
14 MN Barber Shops Participate In Program To Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination In Black CommunityMore than a dozen barber shops in Minnesota are participating in a federal initiative to engage Black-owned businesses in supporting local vaccine education and outreach efforts.
MDH Investigating COVID Outbreak At Western Minnesota CampMinnesota Department of Health officials said Tuesday they are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at a camp for teenagers in the northwestern part of the state.