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Torey Van Oot
8 hours ago - News

What the Supreme Court's abortion ruling means for Minnesota

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Photo illustration: Annelise Capossela. Photos: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Abortion will remain legal in Minnesota for the foreseeable future following the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, but the decision is expected to increase demand for the procedure from out-of-state patients.

What SCOTUS said: The decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, issued Friday morning, effectively ends all federal protections on abortion.

  • "The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the 6-3 ruling.

Hot homes: 5 houses for sale in the Twin Cities starting at $240K

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1824 Wordsworth Ave. Photo: Spacecrafting, courtesy of Natasha Cejudo.

This week's "hot homes" collection includes a Highland Park abode with trendy finishes and a bright bungalow in Longfellow.

Situational awareness: Twin Cities' housing supply in May increased for the first time in two years, per new data from Minneapolis Area REALTORS and the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS.

Jazz Fest and food trucks: Your weekend in the Twin Cities

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

🪐 Get up very early on Saturday for Planet Party at the Bell Museum. From 4am-5am, all seven planets (plus Pluto) will be visible in the night sky. Telescopes will be provided. Free, but registration required.

🖼 If you want to see some non-immersive Van Gogh, Minneapolis Institute of Art has a new exhibition opening Saturday featuring five paintings by the artist. $16.

Rebranding invasive carp ... again

An invasive carp
A bighead carp at the Shedd Aquarium. Photo: Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via Getty Images

"Invasive carp" doesn't sound mouth watering. But how about copi?

Driving the news: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources launched a campaign Wednesday to rename the pestilent fish, according to Axios Chicago's Monica Eng.

Torey Van Oot
12 hours ago - News

Football players lead Gophers in name/image/likeness deals

Data: University of Minnesota; Chart: Thomas Oide/Axios Visuals

Football players continue to lead fellow Gophers when it comes to scoring promotional deals off the field, data obtained by Axios shows.

Driving the news: Student athletes at the University of Minnesota's flagship campus disclosed more than 90 agreements to capitalize on their "name, image and likeness" (NIL) since November.

Torey Van Oot
12 hours ago - Politics

Early voting begins for 2022 Minnesota primary

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Minnesotans can cast their ballots for the state's Aug. 9 primary election starting Friday, June 24.

Why it matters: These contests will determine which candidates faceoff in the high-stakes November midterm election.

Nick Halter
Jun 23, 2022 - Sports

NBA Draft: Where will Chet Holmgren land?

Chet Holmgren holding several hats
Chet Holmgren is a likely top-four pick in the NBA Draft. Photo: David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images

Chet Holmgren has a chance to become the highest-selected Minnesota-raised player in the NBA Draft since Kevin McHale.

What's happening: The Minneapolis native is a consensus top-four pick in mock drafts, with a few experts predicting he will be the first player selected.

Audrey Kennedy
Jun 23, 2022 - News

Flight prices are rising — here's how to find deals

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

This summer’s big resurgence in air travel has hit some turbulence in the form of rapidly rising flight prices.

“Flying” the news: After years stuck at home due to the pandemic, people are ready to board a plane again.