Lynx dismantle Dream in Game 1 of WNBA finals Maya Moore had 23 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter to propel Minnesota from the start, and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night.
White-nose fungus imperils Minnesota bats A fungus that eats at bats' wings has been found in Mystery Cave and Soudan Underground Mine, two of Minnesota's largest bat caves. In East Coast states, the white nose fungus has wiped out nearly 6 million bats.
See inside a Minnesota bat cave Thousands of Minnesota's most common bats make their winter homes here. As part of our story on white-nose fungus, photographer Jennifer Simonson got a look inside a cave where bats live.
Despite shutdown, Supreme Court opens its doors for new term The docket this year has nothing quite as riveting as last year's same-sex-marriage cases, or the challenge to President Obama's health care overhaul from the term before. But once again, the court is facing hot-button social issues and questions of presidential and congressional power.
Cigarette maker loses Supreme Court appeal The court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and Liggett Group LLC. They wanted the court to consider overturning a $2.5 million Tampa jury verdict in the death of smoker Charlotte Douglas.
Agent: Freeman is newest Vikings QB Freeman's agent, Erik Burkhardt, revealed the move in an exclamatory one-word tweet about his client Sunday night: "Vikings!!!"
Burkhardt then confirmed to The Associated Press in a phone interview that the 25-year-old agreed to a deal worth $3 million for the rest of the season.
St. Paul native shares Nobel medicine prize Americans Randy Schekman, who was born in St. Paul, James Rothman and and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells.
Runaway child sneaks aboard Las Vegas-bound jet Security officials screened the Minneapolis boy at the airport shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday after he arrived via light rail, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said. The boy then boarded a Delta flight that left for Las Vegas at 11:15 a.m. -- without a ticket.
Lawmakers plan fight against synthetic drugs Members of the House Select Committee on Controlled Substances and Synthetic Drugs have been gathering testimony around the state in preparation for a report to the Legislature early next year.
Minnesotans survive Black Hills blizza-cane The Black Hills are still digging out, and melting out, from as much as 4 feet of snow and near-hurricane force winds last weekend. We heard from Linda Osburn, of Garrison, who rode out the storm with some friends in an RV.
When it comes to brain injury, authors say NFL is in a 'League of Denial' Brothers Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru take an exhaustive look at how the NFL has dealt with allegations that playing football can lead to brain damage. They say the NFL has repeatedly avoided tying football to brain injury, even as they've given disability payments to former players with dementia-related conditions.
For boys with eating disorders, finding treatment can be hard Anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders once thought to affect only girls and women, affect a growing number of boys and men. Boys as young as 9 and 10 are feeling the pressure to be ripped and muscular, psychologists say. But they can have a hard time finding a treatment program geared to males.
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