People & Places

  • Poet Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service
    Family, friends and famous admirers led by Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey gathered in a chapel at Wake Forest University on Saturday to remember Angelou, one of the 20th century's most famous black writers.June 7, 2014
  • On the Mississippi, a chance for vets to talk fishing, war
    The Minnesota Army National Guard held its fourth annual Trolling for Troops event, bringing veterans to Camp Ripley to fish 18 miles of Mississippi River as it flows through the military base.June 6, 2014
  • Minnesotan recalls his role in D-Day
    He landed in the second wave of troops to hit Utah Beach.The Daily Circuit, June 6, 2014
  • Tracking road kill? There's an app for that
    A team of scientists at Utah State University have developed tool in the hopes that "citizen scientists" will help them compile a road kill database. "We wanted to call it the Roadkill Reporter," one of them says, but the Utah Department of Transportation asked them to tine that down a little.June 6, 2014
  • Photos: Dogs with bad reps need homes too
    For the first time, the city of Minneapolis is making so-called "power dogs" available for adoption at its animal shelter. This includes Dobermans, Rottweilers and pit bulls.June 5, 2014
  • A mother's teaching saves a girl by the side of the road
    No matter what happens the rest of the way, Tracy Adams can well be considered one great mother. She's the mother of the sixth-grader who was standing by the side of the road in Hawick, Minnesota, when the school bus pulled up and this happened.June 4, 2014
  • Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies
    Chester Nez was in the 10th grade when a Marine recruiter went to the Navajo reservation looking for young men who were fluent in Navajo and English.June 4, 2014
  • Biggest Green Line safety threat: Left turns, says Metro Transit
    Metro Transit police said their biggest safety concerns along the new Green Line light-rail system involve drivers making illegal left turns and U-turns.The Daily Circuit, June 4, 2014
  • Social media giving suburban bears undue attention
    Bears typically do not stay in the metro, but are passing through the river corridors to find natural habitats after hibernation, she added. They get sidetracked by food sources in people's yards or around their houses.June 3, 2014
  • In Bowe Bergdahl's release, as many questions as answers
    The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five senior members of the Taliban has been welcomed as well as criticized.June 2, 2014
  • 91-year-old woman breaks marathon record
    It took Harriette Thompson more than seven hours to run a marathon Sunday in San Diego. But that was awfully good, considering she's 91 and recovering from cancer.June 2, 2014
  • Video: Girl suspended after standing up for shorts in school
    A Montreal girl has started to push back against rules on what girls can wear in school after she was ordered to change the shorts she'd worn to school on a recent hot day. Lindsey Stocker says she felt singled out.June 2, 2014
  • Wayside crew leader takes pride in site appearance
    At the St. Cloud stop, Greenwaldt works with five regular and two alternate Green View employees whose duties include mowing, clearing snow and picking up trash. He speaks with pride of keeping the place clean, the landscaping attractive. A certificate naming the site among the top three in its category hangs above the desk in the small, neat office.June 2, 2014
  • Minneapolis Marathon canceled due to weather
    The race was scheduled to begin Sunday at 6:30 a.m. The start was delayed for more than an hour before officials decided to call off the marathon, half-marathon and relay races.June 1, 2014
  • Americans and their cars: A love affair on fumes?
    Six decades after U.S. car culture kicked into high gear, take a moment the next time you're stuck in traffic to consider where we're headed. America's romance with the road may be fading.June 1, 2014

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