Report: Most military sex assault cases unreported Sexual assaults across the military are a growing epidemic. In releasing a massive report Tuesday, Pentagon leaders continued to struggle with how to combat the problem and give victims enough confidence in the system to come forward.
Citing 'rot,' Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit's launch skills. The group's deputy commander said it is suffering "rot" within its ranks.
Minneapolis teen bucks family's trend of teen pregnancy Many parents encourage their children to carry on established traditions. But not all traditions need to be repeated. In this installment of MPR's Young Reporters Series, Jasmyn Taylor tells us how she's bucking a trend.
NDSU targets owner of dogs that killed sheep The attack Tuesday left a dozen sheep dead. Seven were killed by the two huskies and five others were injured and had to be euthanized. Another six were injured but remain alive and are being treated.
Minn. Senate to vote on minimum wage The Minnesota Senate is ready to vote on a bill to bump up the state's minimum wage, although not as fast as House lawmaking counterparts want.
Anhydrous ammonia cleanup near Murdock Students at Murdock Elementary School in west-central Minnesota are expected to return to their classrooms Wednesday after a leak of anhydrous ammonia prompted a precautionary evacuation.
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