Minnesota State Fair opens; pleas and prayers follow Minneapolis shooting; Bradley Manning says 'I am female'
Thursday, August 22, 2013
New at the State Fair: Skating on plastic, Mancini's and 'canstruction' The Minnesota State Fair starts today. What's new at this year? Think ice skating, honey, and a little something called "canstruction."
Winger woman named 60th Princess Kay Polk County representative MarJenna McWilliam of Winger was crowned Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
State Fair watching closely for signs of swine flu Hundreds of thousands of visitors will wander through the animal barns at the Minnesota State Fair over the next 12 days to view some of the state's top farm animals.
Latest north Minneapolis shooting prompts rally, calls for witnesses Minneapolis police have leads in the Tuesday shooting of a toddler, pregnant woman and teen boy in north Minneapolis, but they need more people to come forward.
St. Louis Park nursing home resident dies after tasing A 76-year-old resident at a St. Louis Park nursing home died from complications of being stunned with an electronic device, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
Mpls council asks why no disciplinary action against police The city recently released a report that found that out of more than 300 complaints filed, so far, none of the cases reviewed by chief Janee Harteau has resulted in disciplinary action.
Bradley Manning declares 'I am female' Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy, the soldier said a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison on espionage charges.
NSA collected thousands of US communications The National Security Agency declassified three secret U.S. court opinions Wednesday showing how it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism annually over three years, how it revealed the error to the court and changed how it gathered Internet communications.
Environmentalists push Minn. cities to compost food waste The morning after Felicity Britton threw a big party for 65 people at her condo, her trash can was virtually empty.
Rising costs of Southwest LRT has officials steamed The escalating costs of the proposed Southwest Corridor light-rail system are alienating officials in five Twin Cities area counties.
Wells Fargo cuts 161 Twin Cities mortgage jobs Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is letting some 2,300 workers go, including 161 in the Twin Cities.
Medica wants to educate public on Affordable Care Act Minnetonka-based Medica will kick-off its campaign at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday. The effort is meant to help people understand how the federal health care law will affect them.
Minn. Supreme Court sides with HIV-positive man The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a prosecutor's effort to reinstate the conviction of an HIV-positive man accused of passing the virus to another man.
Cargill cites safety concerns in closing Lake Erie salt mine The Twin Cities-based company continues to ship salt but is not mining any new salt at that location. Cargill's other U.S. salt mines are in southern Louisiana and Lansing, N.Y.
Nasdaq resumes trading after 3-hour outage Trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange is resuming after a three-hour halt caused by a technical glitch.
Former Patriot Hernandez indicted on murder charges The six-count grand jury indictment charges Hernandez with killing 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. It also contains weapons counts, according to the Fall River division of Bristol County Superior Court.
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