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RNC co-chair: Trump campaign now considers Minnesota a battleground state
Republican National Committee co-chair Lara Trump told delegates at the party’s national convention Tuesday that the Trump campaign now considers Minnesota a battleground state.
Minneapolis park workers strike continues, raising concerns about storm cleanup
LIUNA Local 363 leaders say 85 percent of the forestry division is on strike, raising concerns about the city’s usual response to clearing fallen branches and trees after storms like the ones that swept across the state over the weekend. The board says 71 percent of arborists are out, per a hand count.
Minnesota Supreme Court to hear case of transgender athlete’s competition participation
The Minnesota Supreme Court announced last week it plans to hear the case of JayCee Cooper, a transgender weightlifter who was denied entry into USA Powerlifting’s women’s competition category. Cooper alleges this was discrimination, in violation of Minnesota’s Human Rights Act.
SouthWest Transit will become the first in the metro to offer rides in autonomous vehicles
For almost four decades, SouthWest Transit has offered public transit options to riders in Eden Prairie, Chaska and Chanhassen and surrounding communities. SouthWest Transit will introduce riders in Eden Prairie to autonomous vehicles this fall.
Thousands remain without power across Minnesota in wake of weekend storms
Thousands of Minnesota homes and businesses remained without power Monday, more than a day after severe storms knocked down trees and power lines from Moorhead to the Twin Cities.
Severe storms barrel across Minnesota, leaving thousands without power
Crews were making progress on repairing outages left by severe storms across Minnesota — but utilities reported tens of thousands of customers remained without power Sunday afternoon, during a sweltering summer day across the region.
Homelessness advocacy groups push back against Duluth proposal to ban camping on city land
A proposal earlier this week from Duluth officials to make sleeping on city land a misdemeanor crime is getting pushback from social service agencies that serve people experiencing homelessness in the city.
Klobuchar undergoes outpatient procedure, says she is ‘cancer-free’
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she will undergo precautionary radiation treatment, after an outpatient procedure to remove a small spot found during a routine exam. She said her doctor declared her “cancer-free.”