Twin Cities Marathon organizers eye Boston The people who run Minnesota's largest marathon say they're watching events unfold in Boston with an eye on what it might mean for their race, scheduled for this fall.
Pressure-cooker bombs suspected in Boston blast The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with metal shards, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.
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.
Bachmann's fundraising juggernaut slows a bit The first quarter of a new election cycle is typically not a big time for many U.S. House incumbents. The biggest bit of news here is that Republican Michele Bachmann's fundraising juggernaut has slowed slightly.
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.
Snowiest Twin Cities April in 11 years Looking back at Minnesota Climate Working Group data, it appears that this will go down as the snowiest April in 11 years. And Duluth has broken a record for the snowiest February-through-April period in recorded history.
Mayo Clinic subsidy shrinks in House plan Minnesota House Democrats want to trim the state's contribution to a Mayo Clinic expansion proposal by about $200 million from an original request of about $500 million from the Rochester healthcare giant.
Lawmaker questions electronic gambling rules The chair of Minnesota's House Commerce Committee said he will initiate discussions about changing electronic gambling rules Tuesday, aiming to improve revenues that are falling far short of the amount needed to fund the state's share of the $1 billion Vikings stadium.
Video: Chris Kluwe's view from a wheelchair Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe spent a day in a wheelchair to support efforts at the Legislature for a $4 million appropriation for research to discover a cure for paralysis.
DFLers caucus tonight in Minneapolis Tonight is a big night for Minneapolis politics. DFLers across the city will be caucusing in their precincts to take the first step in endorsing candidates in the open mayor's race and several City Council races.
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