Target's CEO breaks his silence; anti-bullying allies prep for a Capitol fight; CeCe McDonald is out of prison
Monday, January 13, 2014
Target to 'make significant changes' after data breach, CEO says In an interview with CNBC, Target's president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel said the company is "accountable" and "responsible" for the thefts. He says Target still "doesn't know the full extent of what transpired."
Bill would strengthen state's anti-bullying law The bill would replace the state's current anti-bullying law - just 37 words long - which requires school districts have a bullying policy in place, but doesn't offer guidance on what it should entail.
Transgender woman released from prison after serving manslaughter sentence CeCe McDonald was sentenced to 41 months in prison for fatally stabbing Dean Schmitz in Minneapolis. McDonald served two-thirds of that time and will spend the rest under supervised release.
Minneapolis light rail train hits, kills pedestrian Authorities said the incident happened about 6 p.m. at the intersection of the tracks at 42nd Street E. A pedestrian walked onto the tracks in front of an oncoming southbound Blue Line train.
Next front brings plowable snow to Minn. tonight After a mild weekend thaw in southern Minnesota and an icy Sunday morning in Duluth January returns to more typical form this week. A sun cloud mix across Minnesota today gives way to an incoming Alberta Clipper tonight. This system looks fairly potent.
Living well with ALS while accepting the inevitible Bruce Kramer was diagnosed with ALS in 2010 and says that he's accepted his fate. But he still takes part in drug trials and uses a machine that helps him to breathe -- and feel better.
Medtronic, St. Jude Medical tout 'revolutionary' new pacemakers Traditionally, pacemakers are about the size of a pocket watch. But the new, pencil-thin devices are shorter than a AAA battery, and are designed to be implanted directly into the heart.
Twin Cities, Winona church leaders seek delay in naming more accused Catholic priests Lawyers have asked a Ramsey County judge to suspend the Feb. 5 deadline for the disclosure of the names of priests, arguing the judge's order could harm the reputations of falsely accused priests.
Forget the cold, cows come first for Minn. farmer Even in minus 26 degree cold, only one number matters to dairy farmer Karen Naatz -- 210. That's the number of cows that need milking. Dairy farming isn't for the weak-hearted, she said.
Second lawsuit from opponent threatens to stop work on Vikings stadium Doug Mann says the Minneapolis charter bars the city from using hospitality taxes to pay the $150 million then-mayor R.T. Rybak and the city council pledged to the stadium.
U of M makes plans for wilderness research center A well-preserved gem of boreal forest, around 350 on the edge of the BWCA, is now under the ownership of the University of Minnesota which plans to use the land for climate change research.
Minn. teen brothers' handmade jigs catching on The Sommerhauser brothers produce their own fishing videos, hawk their brand with shoe-leather savvy, and have landed a sponsorship of sorts, being named to the "pro staff'' ranks of a major fishing-gear manufacturer.
Gates: Obama made solid decisions, but was swayed by factious staff Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says that his criticism of President Obama is more nuanced than media reports about his new book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, would have you believe.
Supreme Court refuses appeal in Arizona's 20-week abortion ban The United States Supreme Court refused to revisit a lower court ruling that struck down Arizona's ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Pope: Abortion is evidence of 'the throwaway culture' Pope Francis, criticized by some conservative Catholics as not speaking out forcefully against abortion, said Monday that the practice is "horrific" and evidence of "the throwaway culture."
St. Paul man dies trying to retrieve cell phone from Chicago River The man and his friends climbed over a fence to get his phone and fell into the river. A woman is missing and presumed dead and another man was pulled from the water and hospitalized.
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