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Protesters called on the governor of Minnesota to lift his 'stay-at-home' order and reopen the state's economy at a demonstration outside the governor's residence in Saint Paul on Friday. People at the protest stood closely together, with the majority not wearing masks, in spite of social distancing guidelines that aim to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Demonstrators waved signs calling on Governor Tim Walz to "hire new modelers," while other signs demanded businesses be allowed to reopen, dubbing the current measures "tyranny." The demonstration was organised by Liberate Minnesota activist Michele Even, with US President Donald Trump using the group's name on Twitter on Friday afternoon, along with similar movements in Virginia and Michigan. Under Walz's order Minnesotans are directed not to leave their homes other than for jobs or activities considered essential, with many businesses forced to close and either furlough or fire employees. There are around 2,000 cases of coronavirus in Minnesota, with over 100 people dying with the disease as of Friday.

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Around 200 protesters remained at the 4th Precinct Police Department in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, demanding justice after police fatally shot an unarmed black man named Jamar Clark. The protesters have been occupying Plymouth Avenue for almost a week, asking for the release of the police videotape of Clark's death.

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Minneapolis protesters shut-down parts of the city centre, Thursday, as actions demanding justice for slain teenager Jamar Clark continue. Around 200 people are estimated to have taken part.

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Around 300 Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets of Saint Paul in Minnesota, Saturday, to rally for Philip Quinn, a 30-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by police on September 24. On 24 September, police were sent to Quinn's residence, responding to a call made by his mother that he was mentally ill and suicidal. When the police arrived at the house they found Quinn holding a screwdriver, and shot him several times after he allegedly failed to obey police commands. Quinn was then taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he died.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke of the need create a society that is not divided and "stands together," while criticising his Republican rival Donald Trump during his speech at the River Centre of Saint Paul in Minnesota, Tuesday.

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The country's finest snowplough robots and their inventors competed for the title of the best autonomous robotic snowplough in St. Paul, Minnesota on Saturday.

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The footage, filmed on Wednesday, shows the Minnesota's first unstaffed grocery store, in the city of New Prague, which seeks to offer its customers organic food from local farmers, while cutting out extra staff costs.

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Thousands of mourners, including family members of the deceased, came out to pay their respects to Philando Castile at his former place of work in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, Thursday, after the fatal police shooting of 32-year-old African-American one day prior. Mourners listened to speeches from several of Castile's close acquaintances, including his mother Valerie Castile, who gave a damning indictments of the young man's death at the hands of the police. "He lived by the law, but he died by the law, and this has got to be a time where we all come together as a nation of people and demand that this stops."

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Hundreds of Prince fans gathered outside the First Avenue club in Minneapolis on Thursday night, to pay their respects after the 57-year-old artist was found dead at his Paisley Park estate earlier in the day.

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Fans continued to pay tribute to pop superstar Prince outside his Paisley Park recording studio complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota on Thursday, following news that the 57-year-old had passed away earlier in the day at the venue.

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Several prominent landmarks and buildings around Minneapolis were lit up in purple on Thursday night, in honour of Prince after the 57-year-old artist was found dead at his Paisley Park estate earlier in the day. Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, was born in Minneapolis in 1958 and it was in the clubs and bars around the city that he developed his unique style early on in his career. No venue was more synonymous with the Purple One throughout his life than First Avenue, where Prince shot much of his 1984 film Purple Rain, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1985.

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Hundreds of Prince fans gathered outside the First Avenue club in Minneapolis on Thursday night, to pay their respects after the 57-year-old artist was found dead at his Paisley Park estate earlier in the day.

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Hundreds of Prince fans continued to flock around Minneapolis' First Avenue club late Friday night and into Saturday morning, to pay their respects after the 57-year-old artist was found dead at his Paisley Park estate on Thursday.

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The footage, filmed on Wednesday, shows the Minnesota's first unstaffed grocery store, in the city of New Prague, which seeks to offer its customers organic food from local farmers, while cutting out extra staff costs.

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Black Lives Matter activists rallied outside the mansion of Minnesota governor Mark Dayton in St. Paul, Thursday, demanding justice for the fatal shooting of 32-year-old African-American Philando Castile at the hands of police. Lavish Reynolds, Castile's girlfriend, recorded the bloody aftermath of the shooting on her mobile phone and live-streamed it on Facebook, after police pulled the couple over for a broken taillight, with Reynold's daughter seated in the backseat.

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Around 300 Black Lives Matter activists gathered in Loring Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to protest against police brutality following the deadly police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Saturday. SOT, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Minneapolis NAACP President (English): "And I hope that we are here to pledge, that we are going to do better. Because Philando Castile's blood is on our hands, Jamar Clark's is on our hands, Ted Franklin's blood is on our hands, Phill Quinn's blood is on our hands, Marcus Gordon's blood is on our hands. And those are just the people in the state of Minnesota who have been killed, it's not even the full list."

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Thousands of mourners gathered at St. Paul's Cathedral in the Minnesota city of Saint Paul, Thursday, for the funeral procession for victim of police brutality Philando Castile, who was shot by police on July 6. Also in attendance were Castile's girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds and her daughter, who was sitting in the back of the car when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile. Mourners held signs stating "Unite for Philando" on the steps of the church, while others held their fists in the air in protest. Following the service, Castile's coffin was taken away on a horse-drawn funeral hearse for a private burial. Castile's girlfriend recorded the bloody aftermath of the shooting on her mobile phone and live-streamed it on Facebook. The incident took place in Falcon Heights, outside Minneapolis, after police pulled the couple over for a broken taillight. Castile's death came just one day after the killing of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old African-American shot dead by two white police officers in Louisiana.

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Thousands of mourners, including family members of the deceased, came out to pay their respects to Philando Castile at his former place of work in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, Thursday, after the fatal police shooting of 32-year-old African-American one day prior. Mourners listened to speeches from several of Castile's close acquaintances, including his mother Valerie Castile, who gave a damning indictments of the young man's death at the hands of the police. "He lived by the law, but he died by the law, and this has got to be a time where we all come together as a nation of people and demand that this stops."

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) at Minneapolis Convention Centre, Monday.

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Protesters held a 'Torch Trump' fundraiser event in Minneapolis in Minnesota on Friday, as the Republican presidential candidate arrived in town to hold a major fundraiser for his leadership campaign.

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Voters got the chance to cast their votes early in the US’ presidential elections, in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday. Dozens of voter’s could be seen at downtown polling station casting their votes.

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The Mall of America hosted its first-ever black Santa in its 24-year history in Bloomington, Minnesota, Sunday. The event stirred controversy online, with Star Tribune, a Minneapolis daily newspaper and website, having to shut down its comment section attached to an article on the topic due to racist posts.