Minn. prosecutors react to proposed drug war reforms; Mpls. mayor candidates weigh in on education
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
AG's call for drug war reform draws mixed comments in Minn. "Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long and for no truly good law enforcement reason," Attorney General Eric Holder says. We asked some Minnesota prosecutors for their thoughts on that.
Education a priority for Minneapolis mayoral candidates The leading candidates for mayor of Minneapolis offer differing visions for improving the city's schools, but they face a common challenge: The city's mayor has no direct control over the schools.
We 'should have known' about Washburn principal, Mpls. schools official says District officials should have caught the fact that Patrick Exner was being investigated for tampering with student test scores earlier, the district's chief executive says.
Planned St. Cloud mosque faces opposition Members of St. Cloud's planning commission will hear testimony today on a proposed mosque, school and retail complex that's facing some opposition from neighbors in a quiet, residential part of the city.
New children's mental health center for Minneapolis Politicians, government representatives and community members will participate in a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday for a new children's mental health center in north Minneapolis.
Stop swallowing vitamins and the claims about their effects, doctors urge If you want to be sure that you're getting all the vitamins you need, here's a suggestion: Eat better.
Farmers could harvest second-largest crop in Minnesota history Minnesota farmers are expected to harvest slightly smaller corn and soybean crops this fall than last year, in part because fields in some parts of the state have been hurt by too much spring rain, followed, by streak of cool temperatures.
Cedar Cultural Center celebrates 25 years of hosting global music What began 25 years ago as a place to hear Celtic tunes has survived and grown into a global music venue.
Departing assistant concertmaster says Minnesota Orchestra 'has lost its way' Stephanie Arado is leaving the orchestra after 22 years for a position as a violin instructor with the Interlochen Center for the Arts, a boarding school in northern Michigan.
Rodeo clown in Obama mask banned Missouri State Fair officials have now banned the rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask during a performance that mocked the president. Fair officials also say they are reviewing their contract with the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association, which ran the event.
Minn. reports 1st West Nile death of 2013 An elderly man died of encephalitis, the first confirmed fatality connected to the West Nile virus this summer.
Second guessing eroded Globe U's trust in dean, exec says Minnesota School of Business whistleblower Heidi Weber lost the trust of her colleagues with "whiny" emails that seemed to second guess the school's strategy, a school executive testified today.
Wife, friend charged with Minn. Guardsman's death The Ramsey County Attorney's Office has charged the wife of a member of the Minnesota National Guard and a male friend with killing her husband, Brandon James Horst, on Aug. 5.
Bemidji police: No charges in Facebook drug post The Bemidji police chief says no charges will be issued after someone posted a Facebook ad for marijuana.
New Ulm tourism chief admits faking 'Herman the German' story The tourism chief in New Ulm admitted Monday his office faked a story of finding a mysterious concrete cast footprint that the southern Minnesota city promoted as that of Herman the German, the statue of a Germanic warrior that stands guard over New Ulm.
From Belle Plaine to Duluth, Minnesota drivers face traffic changes A variety of road, bridge and other construction projects will slow traffic on Minnesota roads this week, state Department of Transportation officials warned today.
Elon Musk unveils 'Hyperloop' transport concept Imagine strapping into a car-sized capsule and hurtling through a tube at more than 700 mph _ not for the thrill of it, but to get where you need to go.
New muscle drugs could be the next big thing in sports doping Research intended to help people with muscle-wasting diseases could be about to launch a new era in performance-enhancing drugs.
Govt. challenges US Airways-American Airlines merger The federal government is trying to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways, saying it would cause "substantial harm" to consumers by leading to higher fares and fees.
Biden keeps name in the game for 2016 Joe Biden may run for president in 2016, or he may not. But he wants you to know he could.
Average credit card debt per borrower dips in 2Q Americans remain stingy about carrying credit card balances and are making more of an effort to make timely payments, trends that have helped whittle the rate of late payments on credit cards down to the lowest level in nearly 20 years.
Food delivery hits the web, but restaurants pay the price If you're a takeout or delivery customer, restaurant delivery websites are a marvel. Just type and click your order. It's a big improvement. But if you're a restaurant, this shift to the web may not sit so well with you.
Minn. e-pulltab take continues to tumble Another month, another slide for electronic pulltabs. That billion dollar-plus vision the state had back in 2012 seems to be slipping away altogether this summer.
Video: Amid noise pollution, welcome silence Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton is on a mission to save the sounds of silence. He joins The Daily Circuit today to discuss what we're missing in our noisy world.
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