Severe thunderstorms are possible beginning in northwest Minnesota Friday evening and tracking east Friday night. Potential for large hail and damaging winds increases looking west across the Northland. Heavy rain and flash flooding is a widespread concern.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state's abortion services from laws in neighboring states, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure.
Doctors across Wisconsin have stopped providing abortions, even as questions remain about the enforceability of a 173-year-old state ban. The state's abortion providers took the step Friday immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.