Minnesota schools look for a typical year at the ballot box after being battered by the pandemic

There are 77 Minnesota school district with 90 different tax requests before voters on Nov. 2. Roughly 49 of those are asking to renew or increase funds provided by taxpayers through property taxes for district operations, according to the Minnesota School Boards Association. The remaining 41 are capital requests to pay for infrastructure, technology or… Continue reading Minnesota schools look for a typical year at the ballot box after being battered by the pandemic

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Chris Finch returns to Milwaukee, where his Timberwolves’ coaching career started

Timberwolves coach Chris Finch actually felt a sense of nostalgia as he walked into the team hotel Tuesday in Milwaukee. “If you can be nostalgic after eight months,” Finch said. The Wisconsin city is where he got his start as an NBA head coach last winter, as part of a whirlwind 48 hours in which… Continue reading Chris Finch returns to Milwaukee, where his Timberwolves’ coaching career started

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Unlicensed driver charged in hit-and-run death of Blaine owner of pilates and yoga studio

An unlicensed hit-and-run driver who authorities say struck and killed a Blaine woman walking her dog Monday afternoon told police he didn’t stop because he thought he had hit a dog or sign, according to the criminal complaint filed Wednesday. John Robert Jones, 31, of Blaine was charged with one count of criminal vehicular homicide… Continue reading Unlicensed driver charged in hit-and-run death of Blaine owner of pilates and yoga studio

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Twin Metals will appeal White House roadblocks to copper-nickel mine in BWCA watershed

ELY, Minn. — Twin Metals is appealing the Biden administration’s decision to reject the copper-nickel mining company’s application for an additional mineral lease and prospecting permits. In a letter to the company last Thursday — one day after the U.S. Interior and Agriculture departments announced they would not allow new federal mineral leases within 225,500… Continue reading Twin Metals will appeal White House roadblocks to copper-nickel mine in BWCA watershed

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Woman killed, man injured in northeastern Minnesota house explosion

A woman was found dead and a man was hospitalized with severe injuries after an explosion and fire Wednesday morning at a home near Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota. The explosion, which leveled the house, was reported around 9:36 a.m. in the 1700 block of Everett Bay Road, near Tower, St. Louis County Undersheriff Jason… Continue reading Woman killed, man injured in northeastern Minnesota house explosion

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Minnesota furniture retailer settles federal complaint after refusing to hire transgender job candidate

A major northern Minnesota furniture retailer is paying $60,000 to a transgender job applicant after a federal investigation concluded that the company refused to hire him as a sales associate out of concern that he would hurt business. Frizzell Furniture Gallery, with stores in Bemidji and Walker, also has agreed with the federal Equal Employment… Continue reading Minnesota furniture retailer settles federal complaint after refusing to hire transgender job candidate

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Rookie goes from Gwinnett hotel to World Series in whirlwind

HOUSTON (AP) — Tucker Davidson was in the lobby of a Courtyard Marriott near the Gwinnett Stripers’ ballpark in Georgia, eating a salad from The Cheesecake Factory and watching the Atlanta Braves play their World Series opener, talking with Triple-A strength coach Paul Howey and Paul Davis, the roving pitching coordinator. “We were just kind… Continue reading Rookie goes from Gwinnett hotel to World Series in whirlwind

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Health expert: Safe holidays call for vaccinations

Holiday plans are in the works as people get ready to uphold traditions and gather with family for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and more. However, health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommend that eligible people get vaccinated and to be aware of the vaccine status of others before the celebrations begin.… Continue reading Health expert: Safe holidays call for vaccinations

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Rams LB Jones shocked by Young trade, but eager to step up

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Ernest Jones’ first emotion was not excitement when he learned he had just been given a major role on the Los Angeles Rams’ defense. “My reaction was just shocked,” the rookie linebacker said. The Rams’ decision to trade second-leading tackler Kenny Young to the Denver Broncos on Monday to create… Continue reading Rams LB Jones shocked by Young trade, but eager to step up

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Favre repays $600K in Mississippi welfare case, auditor says

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired NFL player Brett Favre has repaid $600,000 in state welfare money he accepted for speeches where he didn’t appear, but the state attorney general could sue Favre if he doesn’t pay interest owed on the amount, the Mississippi auditor said Wednesday. Auditor Shad White said Favre paid the $600,000 to… Continue reading Favre repays $600K in Mississippi welfare case, auditor says

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