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EDITORIAL | Don't ignore Trump's election threat

EDITORIAL | Don't ignore Trump's election threat

More from the HomepageAmericans shouldn't let the president undermine the electoral process. By EDITORIAL BOARDStar TribunemoreOne of the most foundational principles of this republic is the peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next.Stretching across this country's history, every presidential candidate has accepted the outcome of an election. Not only have defeated incumbents voluntarily packed up and left, they have without exception prepared the way for their successor, recognizing the duty to country that surpasses party and personal regrets.That may be...

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Minnesota Poll: Joe Biden maintains lead over Donald Trump in presidential race

Minnesota Poll: Joe Biden maintains lead over Donald Trump in presidential race

More from the HomepagePoll numbers taken six weeks before election change little since May. By Star TribunemoreFormer Vice President Joe Biden maintains a steady lead over President Donald Trump in Minnesota, propelled by strong support among women and younger voters, according to a new Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota Poll.The poll found the Democratic challenger leading 48% to 42% over the Republican incumbent among likely Minnesota voters. Another 8% were undecided, while three third-party candidates together totaled 2%.Biden’s six-point lead in a potential swing state comes less...

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What would Minnesota Republicans do differently than Walz on COVID-19?

What would Minnesota Republicans do differently than Walz on COVID-19?

Loading...Top StoriesMost ReadIssue-by-issue contrast shows deep divide between Senate GOP, governor. By Star TribuneRepublicans have assailed DFL Gov. Tim Walz for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past six months, while Walz says the state would be worse off if Republicans were in control. The governor likened the GOP strategy to, “You don’t want to get cancer, don’t ever go check out that lump you’ve got. Just make sure you just ignore it.” Republican lawmakers say that’s untrue and they take COVID-19 seriously but believe Walz’s regulations have done more harm than good....

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COVID-19 surveys halted in Minnesota amid racism, intimidation

COVID-19 surveys halted in Minnesota amid racism, intimidation

More from the HomepageLoading...People yelling at surveyors due to COVID-19 frustration ironically disrupted study that could have resulted in faster easing of restrictions. By Star TribunemoreA door-to-door COVID-19 testing survey has been halted due to multiple incidents in greater Minnesota of residents intimidating and shouting racial and ethnic slurs at state and federal public health survey teams.The CDC pulled its federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week following reports of verbal abuse and intimidation, including an incident in the Iowa border town of Eitzen, Minn., in which a...

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Charges: Woman assaulted Alpha News journalist during Minneapolis protest

Charges: Woman assaulted Alpha News journalist during Minneapolis protest

More from the HomepageSt. Anthony woman charged with assault on Alpha News reporter. By Star TribunemoreA St. Anthony woman assaulted a journalist with a traffic cone and water bottle during protests in downtown Minneapolis last month, according to charges.Lauren P. Peterson, 37, was charged this week by the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office with one count of third-degree riot, two counts of fifth-degree assault and one count of disorderly conduct.Alpha News videographer Rebecca Brannon captured video of the Aug. 24 encounter, .According to the charges, Brannon, who was not identified in...

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Minneapolis mayor's budget boosts spending on housing, violence prevention, but police force is smaller

Minneapolis mayor's budget boosts spending on housing, violence prevention, but police force is smaller

More from the HomepageMpls. mayor proposes more money for housing and violence prevention. ByandStar TribunemoreMinneapolis would operate with about 100 fewer police officers than it has planned for in recent years and would increase property taxes for some under a new budget proposal released this week.The specifics of Mayor Jacob Frey’s budget plan, posted online late Tuesday, provide a fresh glimpse into how the city expects to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic and a following George Floyd’s death. The plan warns that an unusually large number of officer resignations and...

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New look at police stats shows the spread of violent crime across Minneapolis this summer

New look at police stats shows the spread of violent crime across Minneapolis this summer

More from the HomepageThe surge included more prosperous neighborhoods that typically experience few such incidents while continuing to exact the heaviest toll in the city's poor areas. ByandStar TribunemoreViolent crime has surged to record highs across Minneapolis this year, rising in more prosperous neighborhoods that typically experience few such incidents while continuing to exact the heaviest toll in the city’s poor, ethnically diverse areas.Through last week, the city had logged 3,674 violent crimes — defined as homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults — up 17% from the...

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Trump won't commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

Trump won't commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

More from the HomepageBy AAMER MADHANIandKEVIN FREKINGAssociated PressmoreWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.“We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said at a news conference, responding to a question about whether he’d commit to a peaceful transfer of power. “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster."It is highly unusual that a sitting president would express less than complete confidence in the American...

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Police: Suspected arson levels garage at home with 'Trump 2020' flags

Police: Suspected arson levels garage at home with 'Trump 2020' flags

More from the HomepageDetached garage had political graffiti sprayed on it, police said. By Star TribunemoreA suspicious fire before dawn Wednesday in Brooklyn Center destroyed a freshly vandalized residential garage where Donald Trump presidential campaign flags were displayed, authorities said.Police and firefighters responded to the blaze in the 6900 block of N. Morgan Avenue shortly before 4 a.m. that burned down the detached garage and totaled three vehicles inside, according to police. Minor damage was done to the house, and were no injuries were reported.Officers and firefighters...

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QAnon on the ballot: Six GOP-endorsed Minnesota candidates back conspiracy theory

QAnon on the ballot: Six GOP-endorsed Minnesota candidates back conspiracy theory

More from the HomepageThe theory includes false claims that Satanists and pedophiles run the government and that COVID-19 is part of a plot to steal the election. By Star Tribunemore At least a half-dozen Minnesota Republicans running for state legislative seats in November have promoted the sprawling, false QAnon conspiracy that claims Satanists and pedophiles run the government and that COVID-19 is part of a plot to steal the election.Once a fringe fiction, QAnon is quickly seeping into mainstream Republican politics as scores of GOP candidates across the country express support for it....

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What would it take for Trump to win Minnesota over Biden?

What would it take for Trump to win Minnesota over Biden?

Geography is just one of many variables in a presidential race — but it’s a big one. Where voters turn out could determine whether President Donald Trump becomes the first Republican presidential candidate to win Minnesota in nearly half a century. Use the interactive sliders below to see how changes in turnout and the partisan mix in different regions could flip Minnesota. By Michael Corey, Anna Boone, Jessie Van Berkel and Torey Van OotStar Tribune • Sept. 22, 2020}Follow usWelcome,

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China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

More from the HomepageAssociated PressmoreUNITED NATIONS — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060.Xi's announcement during a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly is a significant step for the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.Calling for a "green revolution," Xi said the coronavirus pandemic had shown the need to preserve the environment."Humankind can no longer afford to ignore the repeated warnings of nature," he said.Citing the Paris Agreement that he and former U.S. President Barack Obama helped forge...

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QAnon on the ballot: Six GOP-endorsed Minnesota candidates back conspiracy theory

QAnon on the ballot: Six GOP-endorsed Minnesota candidates back conspiracy theory

More from the HomepageMinnesota candidates promote group claiming Satanists run the country. By Star TribunemoreAt least a half-dozen Minnesota Republicans running for state legislative seats in November have promoted the sprawling QAnon conspiracy theory that includes false claims that Satanists and pedophiles run the government and that COVID-19 is part of a plot to steal the election.Once dismissed as a fringe movement, QAnon is quickly seeping into mainstream Republican politics as scores of GOP candidates across the country express support for its ideas. Among them are six candidates...

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DA seeking Trump's taxes cites 'mountain' of allegations

DA seeking Trump's taxes cites 'mountain' of allegations

More from the HomepageBy DAVID B. CARUSOAssociated PressmoreNEW YORK — The Manhattan district attorney's office told a federal appeals court Monday that its quest to gain access to President Donald Trump's tax returns is supported by "a mountainous record" of public allegations of misconduct.The president and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. have been battling for more than a year over a subpoena sent to Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA, seeking eight year's worth of his tax documents.Attorneys for Trump have argued that Vance, a Democrat, is just trying to smear the president...

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With climate change, Minnesotans fight for homes and cabins on a runaway lake

With climate change, Minnesotans fight for homes and cabins on a runaway lake

More from the HomepageAs Minnesota's climate changes, homeowners along landlocked lakes watch water levels go up dramatically. By Star TribunemoreThe Kolls raised five children on Lake Shamineau, watching them smack volleyballs in the sand court near the water. Two were married on the home’s deck.Over the decades, the family created a classic Minnesota lake sanctuary — a fire pit, an apple tree out back, a nesting platform for the loons who return each year.And they’re watching it slowly disappear underwater.The Morrison County lake — about 20 miles west of Brainerd near Motley — is about 7...

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A business revival on Minneapolis' W. Broadway after riots

A business revival on Minneapolis' W. Broadway after riots

More from the HomepageHalf of the 51 businesses damaged in the riots have reopened their doors on the North Side By Star TribunemoreIt has been a struggle for Vanessa Ellis to do laundry since rioters wrecked the Giant Wash laundromat on W. Broadway in Minneapolis four months ago.She paid a relative $20 to take her to another coin-operated laundromat miles away, but she hated the hassle. Every day, she would walk over to the Giant Wash to see if it had reopened yet.Her persistence finally paid off last week, when she trudged through the door with two plastic bags bulging with dirty clothes....

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1970s Mpls. activists saved Milwaukee Avenue's modest homes from teardown

1970s Mpls. activists saved Milwaukee Avenue's modest homes from teardown

ByIn September 1970, the first of many public meetings was convened to discuss the Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority’s ambitious Seward West Urban Renewal Project.The plan involved razing 70% of the neighborhood’s residential units, including all 46 houses on narrow Milwaukee Avenue, a two-block thoroughfare (it was an alley with the romantic name of 22½ Avenue) that bisects 22nd and 23rd avenues between E. Franklin Avenue and 24th Street. Its modest, tightly packed homes dated to the 1890s.The proposal was opposed by a small but dedicated group of neighborhood activists and...

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E-mails detail effort to silence CDC and question its science

E-mails detail effort to silence CDC and question its science

More from the HomepageLoading...Experts were challenged when virus science didn't align with rosy narrative. By Noah WeilandNew York TimesmoreWASHINGTON – On June 30, as the coronavirus was cresting toward its summer peak, Dr. Paul Alexander, a new science adviser at the Department of Health and Human Services, composed a scathing two-page critique of an interview given by an experienced CDC scientist.Dr. Anne Schuchat, a 32-year CDC veteran and its principal deputy director, had appealed to Americans to wear masks and warned of “too much virus across the country.” But Alexander, a...

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'Huge' request for mail-in ballots in Minneapolis

'Huge' request for mail-in ballots in Minneapolis

More from the HomepageThe city is offering several options to voters who are worried about protecting their health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. By Star TribunemoreMinneapolis received a record number of requests for mail-in ballots, as people prepare for a .About 114,000 of the city’s 260,000 registered voters requested mail-in ballots, said Grace Wachlarowicz, the city’s director of Election & Voter Services.“That’s huge,” she said, adding that people should expect many aspects of this year’s election to feel different from past presidential elections.On Friday, the city will begin sending...

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Minnesota 2020 voter's guide: Who's running for major offices and where they stand on issues

Minnesota 2020 voter's guide: Who's running for major offices and where they stand on issues

By Star Tribune staffMinnesota faces one of its most consequential elections in years. Races with the highest stakes for Minnesota voters include a presidential race, a U.S. Senate seat, a handful of highly competitive U.S. House races, and all 201 seats in the Minnesota Legislature. The battle for control of the Legislature is particularly intense because lawmakers will have a chance to redraw the state’s political maps for the next decade. The Star Tribune invited candidates to participate in its digital and printed election guides, asking them to provide information about themselves and...

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OPINION EXCHANGE | Counterpoint: Minneapolis's housing inequality, concentrated poverty are deliberate policy choices

OPINION EXCHANGE | Counterpoint: Minneapolis's housing inequality, concentrated poverty are deliberate policy choices

More from the HomepageThe pervasive housing inequality and concentrated poverty in Minneapolis is no accident, and it needs to stop. By Dorothy BridgesmoreMinneapolis continues to concentrate poverty in designated neighborhoods. To build real community wealth, that practice needs to stop.As a north Minneapolis resident for 21 years in the Hawthorne and Jordan neighborhoods, I am not persuaded by Howard Husock’s intimation that housing inequities in Minneapolis are due to new Americans (“Smart policy need not be so divisive, racialized,” ).Husock specifically cited our neighborhood,...

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OPINION EXCHANGE | A reform-minded Hennepin County public defender is being unfairly attacked

OPINION EXCHANGE | A reform-minded Hennepin County public defender is being unfairly attacked

BySince George Floyd’s death on May 25, the nation has been watching Minneapolis. And what has come to light? Racism, injustice, inequality — the same evils that extend to every dark corner of our country.The ACLU of Minnesota and our partners have been fighting these evils for decades. One of our strong allies in this battle for change is Mary Moriarty, the chief public defender of Hennepin County.Moriarty runs the largest public defender office in the state. In her role, she has been a fearless crusader for criminal justice reform, championing many of the values the ACLU holds dear. She...

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Damaged Lake Street Target store set to reopen in November

Damaged Lake Street Target store set to reopen in November

More from the HomepageA commuter-friendly entrance will be added along with an expanded food, drink section. By Star TribunemoreThe Lake Street Target store that was heavily damaged in riots following the death of George Floyd will reopen in mid-November.The Minneapolis retailer said it will be one of the fastest rebuilds of a Target store ever.“Today, with construction well underway, I recognize that how we rebuild is just as important — if not more so — as when we rebuild,” said Cephas Williams Jr., a group vice president at Target who is responsible for the stores in the Minneapolis...

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Minnesota's second-largest health care data breach hits Children's, Allina, other providers

Minnesota's second-largest health care data breach hits Children's, Allina, other providers

More from the HomepageThe hack was part of a ransomware attack on a cloud computing company called Blackbaud, which manages databases for a number of nonprofits. By Star TribunemoreHundreds of thousands of patients and donors to Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health hospitals are getting letters saying some of their personal data may have been exposed in the second-largest health-care data breach in state history.The growing list of those affected includes more than 160,000 patients and donors at Children’s Minnesota, and more than 200,000 patients and donors from Allina Health hospitals...

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Teen fatally shot in north Minneapolis worked for Republican congressional candidate

Teen fatally shot in north Minneapolis worked for Republican congressional candidate

More from the HomepageOfficials at Patrick Henry High school ID'd the teen in a Facebook post and said that grief counselors would be available to students. ByandStar TribunemoreMinneapolis police continued their search Tuesday for a suspect or suspects they say fatally shot a Patrick Henry High School student who was standing outside a North Side convenience store the day before.said Andre Conley was entering his senior year, adding that grief counselors would be available to students.“We know this event affects our school community greatly. We all share in the grief and sense of loss, and...

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