People & Places

  • Robots rumble this weekend at Mall of America
    Sixteen teams, made up of about six to eight students each, will come from schools across the Midwest and Minnesota including Duluth, Proctor, Minnetrista, and North St. Paul.April 25, 2014
  • 'Model' student expelled for bringing knife to school
    The Austin Daily Herald says Alyssa Drescher was expelled for the rest of the year after a drug-sniffing dog focused on her locker at United South Central High School. Apparently, the dog was thrown off by perfume coming from her locker.April 25, 2014
  • Falling crucifix kills man
    The giant crucifix was dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II in Italy. It collapsed only a few days before his canonization.April 25, 2014
  • A Holocaust survivor recalls his escape from Nazi Germany
    This Sunday starts Yom HaShoah, the Jewish memorial day for the estimated six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Black and thousands of others are also marking the 75th anniversary of their escape from that tragedy.April 24, 2014
  • Loud and proud, I guess: Mayor tells Minneapolis to drop the modesty
    While much of Hodge's State of the City speech touched on the themes at the center of her successful campaign for the job -- growth, equality and competent management, she also encouraged Minneapolis residents to brag about the place they live.April 24, 2014
  • Should Minneapolis rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day?
    On Friday, the City Council will consider a resolution that would re-designate Columbus Day as Indigenous People's Day. It would follow in the steps of cities like Berkeley, Calif. and states like South Dakota, which made the change more than two decades ago.April 24, 2014
  • Columbus Day may get renamed in Minneapolis: Indigenous Peoples' Day
    The American Indian Movement emerged in the 1960s from the streets of south Minneapolis, a longtime cultural crossroads for American Indian communities in the Midwest. And the burst of activism that followed has focused on all sorts of issues from treaty rights to sports mascots. But the celebration of Columbus Day still rankles Bill Means.April 24, 2014
  • Duluth's roads need work, but city needs money first
    Duluth drivers wait for the city's decision on how to plug a four-year budget hole that's tearing up the streets.April 23, 2014
  • Mpls. pedestrian hit by bus reported conscious
    The bus also struck a traffic pole and a some of the passengers on the bus reported minor injuries from the bus's sudden stop. The bus driver was also taken to HCMC for a medical evaluation and routine drug and alcohol testing.April 23, 2014
  • Teen stowaway blows holes in vast airport security
    A 15-year-old apparently wanted nothing more than to run away. But his success in slipping past layers of security early Sunday morning at San Jose International Airport made it clear that a determined person can still get into a supposedly safe area and sneak onto a plane.April 22, 2014
  • Boy Scouts v. church over gay scoutmaster
    There's a new battle front over the Boy Scouts' policy of not allowing gay men to be involved. Churches often sponsor Boy Scout troops and provide financial support as well as a physical location. A church in Washington that hosts a troop has a no-discrimination policy.April 21, 2014
  • Teen survives Hawaii flight in jet wheel well
    Newspaper reports say the unidentified teen survived the trip "halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said."April 21, 2014
  • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
    Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976. Carter was freed in November 1985 when his convictions were set aside after years of appeals and public advocacy.April 20, 2014
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
    An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.April 19, 2014
  • Tackling the opportunity gap in advertising
    Fewer than 1 percent of the nearly 80,000 advertising and promotional managers in America are African-American. Hispanics and Asian-Americans have similarly low showings.The Daily Circuit, April 18, 2014

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