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    Curious which U.S. economies are healthiest, and likely to rebound quickest after COVID? An important vital sign to check is the diversity of industries within a metro economy. Relying too heavily on a single industry — say, tourism and hospitality in a time of travel restrictions — is detrimental. But a healthy mix of market...
    Residents in major U.S. cities like New York and San Francisco have started to leave in droves due to various factors, including the lack of jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, technology and a potential increase in violent crime, according to a column posted on Monday. Large cities were already hurting before the pandemic. Now, statistics from Indeed, an...
    This multiple choice geography quiz is designed for children - but it promises to put even the brightest adult minds to the test.  The 25-question challenge, created by Terry Stein for US-based trivia website Playbuzz, is said to have been made with young minds in mind but is so difficult that just 3 per cent of...
    In a special "Ingraham Angle" monologue from Rep. Ilhan Omar's district in Minneapolis, host Laura Ingraham warned that left-wing looters and violent protesters will be "emboldened" if former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democrats win in November. Ingraham posited that, while the spike in criminality has been largely confined to Democrat-run cities, there is...
    Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer described a scenario where the presidential race could reset during a Monday night segment on Fox News’ “Hannity.” While President Donald Trump has narrowed the former double-digit gap between himself and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, he still trails in key battleground states and is currently a...
    Remember when Fox News star Tucker Carlson lost a big chunk of advertisers when he loudly asserted on-air that immigration makes America “poorer and dirtier”? It appears the top-rated cable news host was drinking from the same well Monday night. Continuing his show’s relentless campaign to demonize anti-police brutality protests and blame them for a...
    ST. PAUL, MINN. (WCCO) — Minnesota’s National Hockey League franchise was named “Wild” for a very good reason. Regardless of where one lives in the state, there is an abundance of wildlife in our midst. St. Paul resident Kathy Eggink often sees them on her walks, adding, “deer, coyotes, fox, turkeys, but no bears.” She...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Despite the cancellation of the Minnesota State Fair this year, some Twin Cities breweries are taking it upon themselves to bring fair-inspired beers to their locations. The Freehouse in Minneapolis is teaming up with Pryes Brewing for a limited release state fair beer. The Pryes Winning Cobbler will be hitting some Twin...
    State and local government officials across the U.S. have been on edge for months about how to keep basic services running while covering rising costs related to the coronavirus outbreak as tax revenue plummeted. It’s now clear that anxiety will last a lot longer. Congressional talks over another coronavirus relief package have failed, with no...
    By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press State and local government officials across the U.S. have been on edge for months about how to keep basic services running while covering rising costs related to the coronavirus outbreak as tax revenue plummeted. It’s now clear that anxiety will last a lot longer. Congressional talks over another coronavirus relief...
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    Wild general manager Bill Guerin told reporters that top prospect Kirill Kaprizov was expected in the Twin Cities on Monday. The announcement came after weeks of trying to get Kaprizov his U.S. work visa. “He will have to be in quarantine for a little while when he gets here,” Guerin said. “He’s going to stick...
    A recent study of collectively bargained deals negotiated by police unions nationwide found these deals often scale back accountability and shield police from disciplinary action. Before this year, public-sector collective bargaining was banned in Virginia. But after Democrats won control of the House and Senate, party leaders were able to pass legislation to end...
    The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in California and the Bay Area continued to sink over the weekend — a sign of progress amid a clouded data landscape. Statewide, the 5,636 active hospitalizations were its fewest since July 3, while the 670 patients in the Bay Area amounted to the region’s fewest since July 15....
    The following is mostly satirical.  The mostly peaceful violence in Portland continues as Joe Biden voters and other Democrats continue to mostly not riot leaving the city mostly not in flames. The protesters, who are mostly idealistic young people except during those few hours when they are destructive thugs, mostly did not assault unarmed elderly...
    Its advantages? Smart cities improve urban planning and the environment. More and better green areas or peripheral areas; The expenses that a property, electricity, community can entail are reduced … Some of its strengths would be good regulated lighting to reduce energy consumption, smart cards for citizens, such as health IDs, transport cards …,...
    As crime spikes in many cities and calls to defund the police rise, so too has the demand for guns -- yet while these trends widely are seen as related, it remains difficult or time-consuming in many of these same places to get a firearm. Firearm-related background checks reached 3.9 million nationally in June, the most since the tracking system was created more than...
    STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — One of the first Minnesota National Guard units to respond to unrest following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis is headed out on a new mission. The 34th Military Police Company, based in Stillwater, is deploying on a yearlong mission to provide security at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. A send-off ceremony Sunday...
    Local author Carolyn Holbrook will discuss her new book “Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify” at several upcoming virtual events. Here is information on how to register for those events: Virtual launch event: August 12, 4 p.m. Register at: z.umn.edu/holbrookzoom Hosted by the University of Minnesota Press. Books available for purchase...
    Attorney General William BarrBill BarrGOP lawmaker calls for Justice Dept. to probe international court Barr pulls over to thank pro-police rally in Virginia Trump: Yates either lying or grossly incompetent MORE on Sunday voiced scathing criticism of the Democratic Party, claiming the left was trying to tear down the United States' institutions in a pursuit for...
    Andrew Krueger writes for MPR: “Round after round of severe storms brought large hail, damaging winds and torrential rain to the Twin Cities metro area late Sunday into early Monday. The storms also sparked nearly continuous lightning and thunder for much of the night across the metro area. Winds gusted to 61 mph at the...
            by Tyler Arnold  A recent study of collectively bargained deals negotiated by police unions nationwide found these deals often scale back accountability and shield police from disciplinary action. Before this year, public-sector collective bargaining was banned in Virginia. But after Democrats won control of the House and Senate, party leaders were able...
    Attorney General William Barr claimed that Black Lives Matter protesters have inundated US cities with a new form of 'urban guerilla warfare' because of a 'lust for power' and desire for a 'progressive utopia.'  Tensions between Republicans and Democrats ratcheted up significantly in recent months as the United States, still overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases, was...
    A top Homeland Security Department official says escalating crime in U.S. cities is the product of years of failed leadership coming to a boil. "This is part and parcel of decades, decades of uninterrupted liberal policies implemented in cities. This is the result," said acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli on Fox News's America’s...
    Van and Jackie Brollini are in the same boat as most bar and restaurant owners — struggling to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Inver Grove Heights’ couple bought an established business in Rosemount just over a year ago and took over full control this past January. They changed the name from T.O.P.S. Pizza...
    Crime and chaos have overtaken the streets of many American cities. Shootings and gun violence have increased. Reported homicides are up 24 percent so far this year among the nation’s 50 largest cities, according to The Wall Street Journal. Riots and anarchy continue to rule the day in so-called progressive areas like Portland and Seattle, where spineless politicians have submitted to mobs and enfeebled the...
            by Jake Dima  Federal officers from five different agencies are set to arrive in Memphis and St. Louis to aid in crime reduction and investigations, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Memphis will receive an influx of 40 federal agents from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the United States. According to WalletHub, Pittsburgh is the No. 28 most pet-friendly city. WalletHub looked at the 100 largest U.S. cities across 25 metrics, including the cost of veterinary care and dog insurance, access to pet businesses and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami is ranked the 16th most pet-friendly city in the United States by WalletHub. WalletHub wanted to see where pets can “enjoy the best quality of life without breaking the bank.” The company compared the pet-friendliness of the 100 largest U.S. cities using 25 key metrics. It’s data ranges from pet-care provider...
    BOSTON (CBS) – As schools debate whether to return to some in-person learning in the fall or go completely remote, Massachusetts’ two largest cities are working on their plans. Boston, which hasn’t announced a fall plan yet, is trying to improve air circulation in the schools for when kids do return. Weve been hard at...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For many people, pets are like family members and according to a Wallethub survey, Philadelphia is among the top 50 pet-friendly cities. The city of Brotherly Love was ranked as the 49th most pet-friendly city. WalletHub compared the pet-friendliness of the 100 largest U.S. cities using 25 metrics, including the cost of...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Slowly but surely, some business in St. Paul are starting to recover after the unrest sparked by George Floyd’s death. Most of the 300 businesses damaged in St. Paul were in the Midway neighborhood. There was more than $82 million in damage. One of the businesses damaged was Midway’s Goodwill store. It...
    San Francisco's coronavirus response has been far from perfect. But with just over 7,000 cases and 64 deaths, in a population of over 800,000, it's better off than most U.S. cities, experts say. At this stage, the city remains on the state's watchlist— although things have recently been frozen for the past few days because of...
    What a summer it was going to be for major concerts in the Twin Cities. Elton John. The Eagles. Guns N’ Roses. Harry Styles. Sugarland. Rage Against the Machine. Justin Bieber. Roger Waters. Maroon 5. Six stadium shows, including a pair of package tours featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Poison and Green Day, Fall...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio has seen a spike in homicide cases compared to last year despite a global pandemic and the ushering in of the quarantine era. The Wall Street Journal reported that San Antonio ranks at No. 4 among U.S. cities with the largest spikes, behind Austin at No. 1 and Fort Worth...
    After a period of decline, homicides and other violent crimes are now spiking in U.S. cities – and experts say that changes in police activity and loosening social distancing restrictions could be playing a role.[ READ: Protect Federal Property to Prevent Federal Agents In Your City Or Town ]A report released last week by the Council on...
    Although President Donald Trump has been trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in poll after poll, a lot could happen between now and Election Day. Attorney Dmitri Mehlhorn, in an article for the conservative website The Bulwark, stresses that while Trump and his Republican allies might “use normal tactics to win outright or make the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A recent study from the University of Minnesota found no COVID-19 infections among hundreds of health care workers in the Twin Cities. On Thursday, the university said the study meant to estimate the prevalence of the virus among health care workers who didn’t exhibit symptoms, and if that prevalence has changed...
    White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx this week warned state and local officials about problematic coronavirus trends in nine cities. [ READ: Trump Takes Shot at Birx ]The nine cities are seeing a higher percentage of virus tests coming back positive, which leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said Thursday is a "pretty good predictor"...
    Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, has warned state and local officials that nine cities across the country, as well as California’s Central Valley, have seen an “uptick” in positivity rates in the past week. "We are concerned that both Baltimore and Atlanta remain at a very high level,"...
    The number of coronavirus cases in the United States on Election Day could be low, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CNN on Thursday that circulation of COVID-19 could be much lower in November than it is now. He said the number of...
    With the daily number of coronavirus cases in the United States still hovering at about 50,000 and American deaths from the disease approaching 160,000, cities across the country are taking increasingly severe measures to force the curve of the outbreak downward -- including power shutoffs, fines and more. In perhaps the most striking example of a city's coronavirus response,...
    By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House health experts are warning of an uptick in the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 in U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago and Washington, urging local leaders to maintain health safety measures to avoid a surge. "This is a predictor of trouble ahead," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director...
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    Yo, Semite! Cheers and Jeers is a weekday post from the great state of Ma, Ine. X Marks the Calendar  C&J continues to monitor two important deadlines of national importance as imposed by the Trump administration, which has never missed a deadline with the exception of that one time last weekend when it missed signing a...
    Under a Joe Biden presidency, Americans would be "poorer, less safe, less free, and [their] kids will be less educated," Laura Ingraham said Wednesday night on "The Ingraham Angle." "The Democrats are giving us a glimpse ... in California and in New York and on the streets of Chicago and Baltimore [of] Joe's new society," Ingraham said. The...
    Undertaking pressure coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx stated there are encouraging indications throughout the South, a area hit hard by a surging pandemic in new weeks, but she outlined new places of concern in a non-public cellular phone contact with condition and area officers Wednesday, according to a recording of the phone acquired by the journalism...
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    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's major state-run commercial banks are conducting large-scale internal testing of a digital wallet application, moving a step closer to the official launch of a home-grown digital currency, the 21st Century Business Herald reported on Thursday. The state-backed newspaper cited sources saying employees at state banks in cities including Shenzhen have started...