Power of Moore tornado dwarfs Hiroshima bomb Everything had to come together just perfectly to create the killer tornado in Moore, Okla.: wind speed, moisture in the air, temperature and timing. And when they did, the awesome energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
Tornado plans required for Minnesota schools In Minnesota, schools are required to have plans in place in case a tornado strikes. One Minnesota school destroyed by a tornado three years ago was rebuilt with twisters in mind.
Noah Baumbach and the joy of 'Frances Ha' "I try not to describe it," laughed director Noah Baumbach when asked to about his latest film. But the director of such movies as "The Squid and the Whale," and "Greenberg," tries anyway.
Best Buy reports 1Q loss of $81M Best Buy Co. on Tuesday reported a loss in its fiscal first quarter as it sold its stake in Best Buy Europe and works on a turnaround plan that includes cutting costs and closing some stores.
Median CEO pay rises to $9.7M in 2012 CEO pay, which fell two years straight during the Great Recession but rose 24 percent in 2010 and 6 percent in 2011, has never been higher. But the numbers don't tell the whole story.
Wis. candidates got $758K from sand, gas industry A new report says the sand mining and natural gas industries have given Wisconsin candidates nearly $758,000 since 2007, with contributions spiking last year as sand mining took off in the state.
DNR plans stepped up watercraft inspections The Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the boating season for many Minnesotans. So the Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and anglers to be extra vigilant to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Agency approves 4th Magnetation plant The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's citizens board has approved a company's plans to build its fourth iron ore recovery plant on the Iron Range.
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