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Past articles by Miguel:

Some Colorado Oil Workers Can See The Shift Away From Fossil Fuels Coming — And They Say They Need Help Navigating It

Experts predict a long decline for those fossil fuels, but workers in the industry want to ensure they are protected if their jobs are one day put at risk. → Read More

Once homeless, a Minneapolis man now strives to live in the place he helped build

Homelessness in Minneapolis was perhaps never as visible as it was this year. For Allen Touche, an apartment represents something he hasn't had most of his adult life: stability. → Read More

Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood, young and social, sees rapid rise in COVID-19 cases

The Minneapolis neighborhood has the city's third highest growth rate in new coronavirus cases, which tracks with the large number of young adults who live there and were more likely to socialize and dine out. → Read More

Federal judge denies request to stop clearing of Minneapolis homeless encampments

Public officials have not demonstrated "irreparable harm" in clearing encampments, a judge ruled. → Read More

Concert venue on Minneapolis' North Side riverfront gets boost with $12.5 million from state

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

Lawsuit seeks end to clearing of homeless encampments in Minneapolis

The federal lawsuit argues property was destroyed and people were not given enough notice. → Read More

Twin Cities voters flock to early voting centers in huge numbers

The votes accepted to date have surpassed the total number of early voters in the 2016 presidential election by more than 234,600, according to the secretary of state. → Read More

Minneapolis Park Board abandons plan to change park police uniforms from blue to green

The Board had requested changing to green uniforms to separate park police from the Minneapolis Police Department. → Read More

Trump seizes on conservative group's claim of fraud in Minneapolis election

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office has received no information or cases involving so-called ballot. → Read More

Fines, fees and fear: Minneapolis neighbors speak out against 'harassing' homeowners association

The Heritage Park homeowners association has filed liens and foreclosure actions on homeowners who fail to pay fees and other costs on time, even during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Minneapolis City Council declares racism a public health emergency

The declaration comes on the heels of a similar move by Hennepin County last month. → Read More

Minneapolis Park Board votes to reduce size of homeless encampments

The unanimous vote came after an hour-plus of public comment in which dozens of residents protested against the homeless encampments, which they said have become the site of constant drug use, violence and other illicit behavior. → Read More

After George Floyd's death, south Minneapolis asks: Who does 38th and Chicago belong to?

Intersection known to world as place where George Floyd was killed faces reckoning over its past, future. → Read More

Firefighters rush to contain blaze at Cedar-Riverside pawnshop after third night of protests, violence

More businesses vandalized, looted overnight in wake of George Floyd death during arrest. → Read More

Minneapolis small business owners pick up the pieces after night of rage, destruction

"COVID didn't close me, but this is going to close me," says one shop owner. → Read More

Gov. Tim Walz activates Minnesota National Guard; Mayor Jacob Frey declares local emergency in Minneapolis

"It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they're charged to protect," the governor said after a night of protests turned to fires and looting. → Read More

Immigrant families feel most affected by Minneapolis school district redesign

Latino, Somali parents say Minneapolis district isn't listening to their concerns. → Read More

New speed limits in Minneapolis, St. Paul: 25 mph and 20 mph

The limits are lower than the current 30 mph allowed on city streets. → Read More

Lyn-Lake businesses balk at Minneapolis' plan to redevelop parking lot

The city built the lot in the late 1990s to benefit businesses. Some say they still need it. → Read More

Chanhassen man dies in snowmobile rollover in Becker County

The rollover happened near his family's cabin, according to his obituary. → Read More