MyPillow guy eyes Minnesota Governor run, says he has Trump's support

When Mike Lindell, better known to TV viewers as the MyPillow Guy, went to the White House last week to try to persuade President Donald Trump to keep pushing bogus theories about the election, he came away disappointed. Unexpectedly, Trump passed him — and his claims about sabotaged voting machines — off on staffers. But the Trump true believer says he has something from Trump that softens that blow: the promise of an endorsement.

At least 8 GOP state senators not wearing masks while being sworn in

At least eight Republican senators did not wear masks on the Minnesota State Senate floor for Tuesday's oaths of office and delivery of election certificates.  The senators were: Mark Johnson, Paul Utke, Justin Eichorn, Carrie Ruud, Jeff Howe, Andrew Mathews, Mark Koran and Dave Osmek. A coronavirus outbreak hit the GOP caucus in November after a large, in-person dinner party, and then-Sen. Jerry Relph died of COVID-19 last month. In November, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said he was "committed to protecting senators, staff" during the 2021 session.

Dolal Idd identified as man shot, killed by Minneapolis police

The father of a man shot and killed by Minneapolis police at 36th Street and Cedar Avenue on Wednesday evening came to the scene late Thursday morning, showing those gathered a photo of his son, who he identified as 23-year-old Dolal Idd.