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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