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Past articles by Jiwon:

Video: Remembering George Floyd, one year after his murder

Before he became a symbol in the fight for racial justice, friends and family say George Floyd was a "gentle giant" who sought a fresh start. → Read More

Minnesota's primary election, pandemic edition: How to vote safely in person

Will voting booths be sanitized? Should you keep your mask on while waiting outside? Here are answers to some key questions on how to stay safe when you go to the polls on primary day. → Read More

MPR News AM Update: Effort to find $100 million in state health spending off to a slow start

Plus, a free event to help southern Minnesotans better brace for the next natural disaster. → Read More

Video: Biffy, hobbledehoy, cattywumpus! Where did these words come from?

You probably have a favorite word, either for its meaning or for how it sounds when you say it out loud. But do you know the origin of that word? We asked our audience what words they were most curious about. Then, we brought them to etymologist Anatoly Liberman, author of "Word Origins and How We Know Them: Etymology for Everyone," and a professor at the University of Minnesota. He walked us… → Read More

Fourth of July fireworks: Where to watch in Minnesota

Wherever you are around the state, you're not far away from a patriotic pyrotechnic display for the Fourth of July. → Read More

Video: Dad jokes that are so bad they're good

Sure, dad jokes make you cringe and roll your eyes but that's the beauty of the dad joke -- they're so bad that sometimes they're actually hilarious. In honor of Father's Day, we rounded up some of the raddest dads around to tell us their cheesiest dad jokes. → Read More

Video: How a bill becomes a law in Minnesota

The Minnesota Legislature has 134 members of the House and 67 members of the Senate. Every single one of them can author as many bills as they want. And that leads to a lot of bills -- thousands. How do some of those bills become law? Watch this video to learn. → Read More

Klobuchar timeline: A life of law and politics led to presidential aspirations

Here's a look back at Amy Klobuchar's years working in Minneapolis' legal community and her career in the U.S. Senate that preceded her campaign for president. → Read More

Sheriff: No fingerprints, no shoe prints, no DNA in Wisconsin double homicide, missing teen case

It's been two months since someone shot and killed a husband and wife in Barron, Wis., and apparently snatched their 13-year-old daughter. The sheriff said a lack of forensic evidence complicates the still-unsolved case. → Read More

Tired of dark, gloomy weather? Here's where to see color in Minnesota

There still are a number of colors shining underneath the thick, white snow and ice. Here's a list of spots where you can enjoy the bright colors and lights of Minnesota with your family and friends this winter. → Read More

More than a decade in the making, officials to break ground on Southwest light rail

Key public officials will be on hand in Hopkins Friday for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Southwest Corridor light rail — a project that almost never happened. → Read More

Going to vote? Here are free rides you can get on Election Day

From public transportation to electric scooters, here's a rundown of free or reduced-cost rides to polls on Election Day. → Read More

Early voting turnout triples in Hennepin Co. since 2014 midterms

A change in state law and increased interest in this year's midterms have fueled early voters in Hennepin County, officials said. → Read More

2018 election video: Election Day 101

The midterm election is less than a week away. Are you sure you are ready to cast your ballot on November 6? Watch this video before you head into the voting booth. → Read More

2018 election video: What does the attorney general do?

Minnesotans will choose the state's top lawyer on Nov. 6, 12 years after incumbent Lori Swanson was elected to the office. Learn what the state's attorney general does in under a minute in this video. → Read More

2018 election video: What does the lieutenant governor do anyway?

When Minnesotans go to the polls to pick their next governor, they will also be voting for the state's next lieutenant governor. But what is their job description? → Read More

Voter guide: Minnesota attorney general candidates on the issues

Three candidates are running in Minnesota's open attorney general race: Democrat Keith Ellison, Republican Doug Wardlow and Noah Johnson of the Grassroots-Legal Cannabis Now party. → Read More

Which Minnesota attorney general candidate do you agree with most?

Take our Select A Candidate quiz to see which state attorney general candidate with whom you most align. → Read More

Video: Everything you need to know to vote early in Minnesota's midterm elections

In Minnesota, you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can cast your ballot in person or by mail now. Here's how. → Read More

Midterm election 2018 quiz: Who is the Minnesota gubernatorial candidate you agree with most?

Minnesotans can vote beginning Sept. 21 for the state's next governor. Take our quiz to see which candidate with whom you most align. → Read More