• US rejects Crimea vote, cites Russian intimidation
    The U.S. rejected the Crimea secession referendum Sunday as illegal and readied retaliatory penalties against Russia, while shifting sights to deterring possible military advances elsewhere in Ukraine that could inflame the crisis.March 16, 2014
  • US warns Russia on moves near east, south Ukraine
    Repeating that the United States will not recognize the results of the Crimea vote and will, with the European Union, impose penalties on Russia if it annexes the strategic region, senior U.S. officials warned that any Russia moves on east and south Ukraine would be a grave escalation requiring additional responses.March 16, 2014
  • Venezuela in turmoil for lack of flour, milk and diapers
    Student-led demonstrations have been roiling Venezuela for more than a month. At least 28 people have been killed and dozens wounded in confrontations between security forces and those who have taken to the streets.March 16, 2014
  • Plan for safety this St. Patrick's Day weekend
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding people celebrating this weekend and on St. Patrick's Day to avoid drinking and driving.March 16, 2014
  • Minn. farmer cited after 22 dairy cows found dead
    Mower County authorities say 22 dairy cows have been found dead in a barn of apparent starvation, and a farmer has been cited.March 16, 2014
  • Crimeans vote on splitting from Ukraine to join Russia
    The ethnically Russian region is expected to favor secession. Russian President Putin has said he will respect the voters' decision, but annexation could trigger tough sanctions.March 16, 2014
  • AG warns SD business owners of credit card scam
    Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota business owners of a telemarking scam that begins with a potential customer seeking to purchase various retail items with a credit card.March 15, 2014
  • Former Minn. teacher convicted of abusing student
    A jury deliberated less than four hours before convicting a former Stewartville elementary school teacher of sexually abusing a student.March 15, 2014
  • Minnesota man seeks son's return from Ukraine
    A Maple Grove man is at the center of an international custody battle that's left his 4-year-old son in an unsettled place -- Ukraine.March 15, 2014
  • Russia vetoes U.N. Security Council resolution on Crimea
    One day before Crimea holds a referendum on leaving Ukraine, Russia vetoes a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have declared the referendum in Crimea invalid.March 15, 2014
  • Woman, 22, arrested in girl's exposure death
    Police Chief Mike Mastin says the 22-year-old Bemidji woman was arrested and booked Friday on suspicion of second-degree manslaughter and felony neglect of a child.March 14, 2014
  • Legislative Auditor slams Minn. minority councils
    The audit released Friday recommends four options for change, including the restructuring or elimination of the councils on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Black Minnesotans, Chicano Latino Affairs, and Indian AffairsMarch 14, 2014
  • Fargo police investigating death as homicide
    Lt. Joel Vettel tells KFGO radio that the man's body was discovered behind the Bison Center Strip Mall about 1 a.m. Friday.March 14, 2014
  • No gay vets in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade
    The organizers of the parade are refusing to allow any gay groups to march. For two weeks, the city's politicians have tried to broker a deal between the Allied War Veterans Council, the parade sponsors, and MassEquality to allow gay veterans to march in the parade. But the Council said the only way they could is if there was no reference to their sexual orientation.March 14, 2014
  • Dayton: Overhaul of Minn. Sex Offender Program unlikely this year
    About 700 offenders live under civil commitment in two prison-like facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter, even though most have completed prison sentences. In a lawsuit, they claim their confinement is unconstitutional.March 13, 2014

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