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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Wednesday sued a Florida-based company saying it baits student borrowers with promises of loan forgiveness, charges exorbitant fees and misrepresents what it can do. (07/01/2015)
Minnesota groups are spreading awareness of the millions of dangerous unexploded bombs in Laos. ( 06/30/2015)
Mohammad Zafar
Mohammad Zafar started a mile-a-day running club for the holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunup to sundown. (06/30/2015)
The Supreme Court's decision Friday allowing same-sex marriage nationwide likely won't change hearts and minds in Minnesota, which legalized gay marriage in 2013 after an intense political battle. (06/26/2015)
Macalester professor Duchess Harris discussed the historical and political context of President Obama's eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney. ( 06/26/2015)
"Jane Eyre" gets a 21st century makeover in Patricia Park's modern retelling. Arctic explorer Ann Bancroft joined The Thread Book Club to discuss the twist. ( 06/25/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton said he's willing to delay a trade trip to attend an Aug. 10 meeting with a federal judge on the Minnesota Sex Offender Program but changes will be difficult. (06/24/2015)
It's not every day a baseball player enters the "3,000 hit club." But when he does, Dr. Fan will be there. (06/23/2015)
Think all dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago? Think again, says paleontologist Kristi Curry Rogers. (06/23/2015)
Janet Jackson announced this week that her new song "No Sleep" will be part of a new album expected to be released in the fall. (06/23/2015)
The North Star Bicycle Festival took over the streets of Uptown Friday night for the fourth stage of the racing series. (06/20/2015)
Minnesota officials in May warned of a jump in motorcycle deaths, including four deaths in four days. In early June it happened again -- four motorcyclists dying in as many days in Minnesota. (06/19/2015)
Officials will test banded ducks and geese this summer and hunter-killed ducks in the fall. A Cooper's hawk found western Minnesota remains the only wild bird found with avian influenza. (06/18/2015)
The state's jobless rate remains far lower than the U.S., but national job growth the past year is outpacing Minnesota. (06/18/2015)
Wednesday night was Twin phenom Byron Buxton's first game at Target Field — and fans got to hear his walk-up music for the first time. Buxton picked a song that came out 35 years before he was born, but seems appropriate for a player who runs fast like The Flash. (06/18/2015)