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Minneapolis police say they've made an arrest in a hit and run incident, which they're investigating as a potential bias crime. And a Kandiyohi County deputy will not be charged in the death of a Willmar man who died during an attempted eviction.
The Minnesota Timberwolves dropped the first game of the NBA's Western Conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night, losing 108-105. And the Minneapolis City Council will officially rescind its rideshare ordinance Thursday after it was preempted by a new statewide law.
The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF 1 tornado touched down Tuesday evening in Winona County. And Minnesota-based Target says its revenue fell in the first quarter of the year, amid inflation and decreased customer spending.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court claims that in 2020, then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and a partner used excessive force, which included Chauvin allegedly placing his knee on a woman's back during an arrest. And protesters seeking to have the state of Minnesota end investments in Israeli companies and weapons manufacturers had a chance to directly address the state’s top elected officials Tuesday.
It's shaping up to be a potentially dangerous evening of severe weather for south-central and southeast Minnesota. A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. And a new Amtrak passenger rail service connecting the Twin Cities and Chicago started operations today.
The legislative session ended with a flurry of activity late Sunday night — but one thing that did not pass was a bonding bill. That means infrastructure projects across Minnesota will not get money from the state. And Gov. Tim Walz yesterday signed a junk fee bill into law. 
The Minnesota House and Senate passed a bill last night that includes a statewide pay standard for rideshare drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft. And a search continues today for two canoeists who went missing over the weekend after their canoes went over a waterfall in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
The Minnesota Legislature hit its midnight deadline Sunday with little fanfare but lots of shouting. And the Timberwolves punched their ticket to the Western Conference Finals with a Game 7 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Minnesota lawmakers are butting up against the deadline to adjourn the 2024 legislative session. And data suggest many Minnesotans have taken advantage of a law allowing them to apply for a driver's license regardless of immigration status.
Delegates to the 2024 Republican state convention gather in St. Paul on Friday. Democrats at the State Capitol say they will move to advance a bill Friday that would put an equal rights amendment before voters in 2026. And the Minnesota Timberwolves are headed to a seventh and deciding game in the Western Conference semifinal playoff series.
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