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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As the sun set behind an overcast sky in early December, deepening the cold of the late afternoon, Jesse Rennich stood in line with about 30 others before an Adopt-a-Block food distribution drop at Tatley Place in south Bismarck.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "Daily 3" game were:

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — These Minnesota lotteries were drawn Sunday:

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School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?”

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "Daily 3" game were:

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — These Minnesota lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Built over a century ago as headquarters for James J. Hill’s two railroad enterprises and First National Bank, a mammoth Lowertown building is getting new life as an office for government agencies and their clients.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "Daily 3" game were:

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "Gopher 5" game were:

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — These Minnesota lotteries were drawn Friday:

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.”

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Associated Press photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday had dodged tear gas to capture protests against racial injustice and patiently built trust with elderly people to empathetically document the toll of the coronavirus pandemic.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that helped to launch a global movement to protest…

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The Associated Press won two Pulitzer Prizes in photography Friday for its coverage of the racial injustice protests and the coronavirus’s terrible toll on the elderly, while The New York Times received the public service award for its detailed, data-filled reporting on the pandemic.

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Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of police officers in the year since George Floyd was killed by a cop.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "Daily 3" game were:

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — These Minnesota lotteries were drawn Thursday:

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar tried edging away Thursday from a bitter fight with Jewish Democratic lawmakers who'd accused her of likening the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and Afghanistan's Taliban, saying her remarks were “in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries."

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the jurors who convicted Derek Chauvin of murder in George Floyd ’s death says expert testimony about asphyxiation and the former Minneapolis police officer's own body camera video convinced her he was guilty.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz sat down with top lawmakers Thursday to try to bring the divided Legislature closer to agreement on the budget bills that they were unable to finish before their regular session ended last month.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a man to 15 months in prison for killing and then beheading a 700-pound (320-kilogram) black bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd is seeking not only a new trial but also a hearing to “impeach the verdict" by investigating potential juror misconduct.

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three former partners at a St. Cloud law firm are suing the firm’s president after he allegedly fired them because they warned him that firing other employees based on their political beliefs is illegal.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — “SKYROCKETING MURDER RATES,” claimed the National Fraternal Order of Police. “An explosion of violent crime," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Democrat-run cities across the country who cut funding for police have seen increases in crime,” tweeted U.S. Rep. Pat…