National Guard Takes on New Roles in Understaffed Nursing Homes

In Minnesota, an ambitious initiative is training hundreds of Guard members to become certified nursing assistants and relieve burned out nursing home workers.

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Police Chief Says Daunte Wright Shooting an ‘Accidental Discharge’

Officials from Brooklyn Center said that the fatal shooting was an “accidental discharge,” and released body-camera video of the encounter.

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In Minnesota, a G.O.P. Lawmaker’s Death Brings Home the Reality of Covid

Minnesota Republicans celebrated election victories with a gala party. A state senator’s death from Covid-19 underlined the consequences of the G.O.P.’s rejection of health experts’ guidance.

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Not Just Another Pipeline

The expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline is a breathtaking betrayal of Minnesota’s Indigenous communities — and the environment.

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Small Social Gatherings Aren’t Driving the Virus Surge (So Far)

Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show.

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George Floyd and Derek Chauvin Worked Together at a Nightclub

The episode began with a report of a $20 counterfeit bill. It ended in a fatal encounter with police, which the authorities have described in detail for the first time.

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National Guard Called as Minneapolis Erupts in Solidarity for George Floyd

Violence in the streets prompts officials to call in troops and vow a swift federal review of troubling videotaped arrest.

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As Trump Pushes for Reopenings, Congregations Choose Safety Over Haste

Houses of worship are balancing the desire to reopen and worship together against the health consequences of moving too fast.

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Gretchen Whitmer: My Gut-Wrenching Coronavirus Choices

The actions Republican and Democratic governors have taken have been done to protect families from the spread of the coronavirus.

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