Photos: The waters keep rising Across the southern part of Minnesota, the waters continue to rise in spite of drier weather. Roads and highways are closed, basements are flooded, and the sand bagging goes on.
'As many victims as possible' That's what 17-year-old John LaDue told Waseca police he wanted on the night he was arrested in an alleged plot to attack two schools and his family, according to new court documents.
Partisans rush to define GOP Senate hopeful Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden often talks up the fact that he's spent his career in business, not politics, and that his management work will benefit Minnesota in Congress. Democrats want to talk about that work, too, but for very different reasons.
The map of Native American tribes you've never seen before Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Oklahoma, has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans. "I think a lot of people get blown away by, 'Wow, there were a lot of tribes, and they covered the whole country!' You know, this is Indian land," he says.
Minneapolis says goodbye to 40,000 ash trees Despite a harrowing winter for the emerald ash borer, Minneapolis is planning to remove 40,000 ash trees. On The Daily Circuit, University of Minnesota Entomologist Jeff Hahn said the brutal winter didn't decimate the ash borer, as some had hoped.
$2M for Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' notes Do you want to make a deal? How does it feel? Sothebys auction house today announced Dylan's handwritten lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" sold at auction for a record $2,045,000.
As 'Purple Rain' turns 30, Bobby Z shares memories Few would argue that the album not only propelled Prince to his highest level of fame but also attracted attention to his hometown of Minneapolis, so much so that the style of music played on Purple Rain became one of the most clear-cut examples of his famed "Minneapolis Sound." But what exactly was it about the nine tracks on Purple Rain that made the album so iconic?
SCOTUS limits cellphone searches after arrests The court said cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. Because the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking through them, Chief Justice John Robert said.
Police video shows Fox News anchor's arrest The video (which contains explicit language) shows Gregg Jarrett in a holding cell May 21 after he appeared intoxicated at a Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport restaurant. In the video, Jarrett becomes abusive with medics and a police officer intervenes, pushing him up against a wall then forcing him onto his knees with his face pressed against a bench.
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