Star Tribune comes up big among 2013 Pulitzer winners The New York Times won four Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, including the award for investigative reporting for stories that detailed how Wal-Mart used bribery to expand in Mexico. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis won two awards.April 15, 2013
Lawmakers suggest terrorism involved in Boston With little official information to guide them, members of Congress said Monday there was scant or no doubt that the deadly Boston Marathon explosions were acts of terrorism and vowed to bring anyone responsible to justice.April 15, 2013
Minnesotans recount Boston Marathon experience More than 500 Minnesotans were among the thousands who ran the Boston Marathon today. One of those who narrowly escaped deadly explosions was Hennepin County Judge Jay Quam.April 15, 2013
Photos: Boston Marathon rocked by explosions Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring at least 130 others in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs, authorities said.April 15, 2013
State Sen. Scott Dibble safe in Boston State Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, had finished the Boston Marathon and was away from the finish line by the time two explosions hit Monday, according to a staffer in his office.
Dibble was fine and didn't hear or see anything, the staff member said.April 15, 2013
Tribes now eligible for direct disaster aid Tribal governments can now directly request a disaster declaration from the president. In the past, tribes needed to make a disaster request through a state governor, the same process counties follow.April 12, 2013