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Sarah Mearhoff


Twin Cities, MN, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Biden's COVID vaccine plan draws strong reaction from Minnesota representatives

President Joe Biden on Thursday, Sept. 9, announced that the federal government will now require employees at all large businesses in the country to be inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine, or subject to weekly testing. → Read More

Minnesota names its first Native American poet laureate

Gwen Nell Westerman has taught English at Minnesota State University, Mankato since 1992. A citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe, she is an award-winning and nationally published writer who focuses her work on Dakota history and language. → Read More

Republican Paul Gazelka announces bid for Minnesota governor

The former Senate majority leader has garnered a reputation in St. Paul as a dealmaker and negotiator, clinching budget deals with the Democratic governor's office and state House year after year. → Read More

In August 2001, the Minneapolis FBI was on a race to stop a 9/11 conspirator

Pan Am International Flight Academy called the FBI's Minneapolis field office in Aug. 2001 to report a flight student they believed was suspect. Investigators wouldn't know the full scope of his plans until Sept. 11, 2001. → Read More

Rep. Ilhan Omar brings 'The Squad' to protest Line 3; Rep. Pete Stauber fights back

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is making her final pitch to President Joe Biden to revoke the permits for Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement project, set to begin moving oil as soon as this year. → Read More

Officer Kimberly Potter's charges increased to 1st-degree manslaughter

Kimberly Potter, who was a police officer for 26 years, says she mistook her gun for her taser when she fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, outside of Minneapolis in April. → Read More

State Sen. Michelle Benson enters crowded GOP primary for governor

At her gubernatorial campaign launch, Republican state Sen. Michelle Benson offered a concise campaign message: Get Gov. Tim Walz out of office. → Read More

Omar, McCollum, others request Biden's 'urgent intervention' in Line 3

In their letter to President Joe Biden, 63 lawmakers cite concerns with Minnesota tribes' treaty rights and government-to-government consultation, as well as climate change. → Read More

Minnesota's 'tinderbox conditions' are exhausting firefighting resources, US Forestry officials say

U.S. Forest Service officials told Minnesota lawmakers on Thursday that firefighters have been battling flames since early spring, far earlier than usual, and their resources are growing exhausted. → Read More

Dorothy's stolen ruby slippers found years ago, but mystery remains in Minnesota town

The mystery of who stole the treasured Wizard of Oz ruby red slippers from Judy Garland's childhood home in 2005 consumed the town of Grand Rapids for more than a decade. With the slippers finally found, they still want answers. → Read More

'She wouldn't have resigned': Inside MNGOP's vote to grant $38,000 severance for Jennifer Carnahan

Members of the Minnesota Republican Party's executive committee voted 8-7 late Thursday to grant outgoing Chair Jennifer Carnahan a $38,000 severance following allegations of workplace harassment and abuse. But members of the committee said the vote is more complicated than it seems. → Read More

Minnesota GOP chairwoman's post on the line tonight after harassment, abuse allegations surface

Members of the party's Executive Board are set to meet Thursday night to weigh next steps and whether to remove Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan. → Read More

Minnesota GOP chairwoman resigns following reports of harassment, abuse

Members of the party's Executive Board met Thursday night, when Jennifer Carnahan tendered her resignation. → Read More

Minnesota GOP chair resigns with severance following reports of harassment, abuse

Members of the party's Executive Board met Thursday night, when Jennifer Carnahan tendered her resignation. → Read More

Minnesota law enforcement launch tip app to pursue threats at schools, religious institutions

Minnesotans can report suspected acts or plans of violence at schools or religious institutions through the newly deployed cell phone app See It, Say It, Send It. → Read More

Minnesota State Fair: 'Do what's right' and wear a mask, no matter vaccine status

The Minnesota State Fair is "strongly urg(ing)" attendees to wear face masks, no matter their vaccine status. But they won't mandate them, saying a mandate would be "extremely difficult" to enforce. → Read More

Health department: Wear a mask to Minnesota State Fair, no matter vaccine status

The Minnesota Department of Health is "strongly urg(ing)" State Fair attendees to wear face masks, no matter their vaccine status → Read More

Klobuchar, Smith urge White House to speed up evacuations for endangered women in Afghanistan

Minnesota's two U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith signed the letter one day after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul. → Read More

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approves cost-saving plan after polar vortex

The plan is designed to help prevent Minnesotans from seeing skyrocketed energy bills this fall after last winter's polar vortex drove natural gas prices through the roof. → Read More

Minnesota inmates can apply for conviction review under new statewide program

The Minnesota Attorney General's Office is accepting applications to review convictions for inmates who say they are innocent. → Read More