People & Places

  • St. Paul police now allow employees to wear hijab
    The Minnesota department announcement Saturday morning comes in tandem with the recent hiring of their first Somali woman, Kadra Mohamed. She serves as a Community Liaison Officer.March 1, 2014
  • Minn. Somali group fights al-Shabab message abroad
    A group that has been working since 2007 to combat radicalism among Somali youth in Minnesota is establishing an office in Nairobi, Kenya -- the first of what members hope will be several in Africa.March 1, 2014
  • Cummins recalling 25,013 engines over fire risk
    The engines can be found in a variety of commercial vehicles including school and transit buses as well as fire trucks. Among the companies to which Cummins shipped the engines is school bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corp.March 1, 2014
  • Ohio museum volunteers building vintage war plane
    When dozens of volunteers are finished piecing them all together at a small Ohio museum, they're going to roll out a better-than-new, airworthy version of one of history's most famous military airplanes, the B-17, celebrated in Hollywood adventure movies like "Twelve O'Clock High" and "Memphis Belle."March 1, 2014
  • Hwy 52 bridge closed for construction
    The road will be closed in both directions. Crews will be moving north and southbound traffic to the newly completed east span of the Lafayette bridge.March 1, 2014
  • St. Paul native Jim Lange, of 'Dating Game' fame, dies
    Lange was born on Aug. 15, 1932, in St. Paul, Minn., where at 15 he discovered a passion for local radio after winning an audition at a local station.February 27, 2014
  • How to handle new love, old dollar bill blues
    Ruth Hayden, personal finance educator and consultant, visits to take your questions and offer advice on money issues in relationships.The Daily Circuit, February 27, 2014
  • 'Mein Kampf' signed by Hitler up for auction in LA
    Nate Sanders, owner of Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, says he knows he'll catch a lot of flack for putting the rare 1925 and 1926 books up for bid.February 27, 2014
  • California couple finds $10M in gold coins
    A California couple who say they had walked by the same spot on their Sierra Nevada property many times over many years are an estimated $10 million or so richer after digging up 8 rusty old cans containing 1,427 very valuable gold coins. It's thought to be the most valuable discovery of such coins in U.S. history.February 26, 2014
  • Cancer, a burned home, and friends' blessings
    Kay Hartzell, 52, of Farmington has Stage IV bladder cancer. Local doctors have told her there's nothing more than can do for her. Insurance won't pay for the treatment she's undergoing so she's sold land up north she wanted to leave to her children. Oh, and her house burned down. "I'm so blessed," she told me recently, without a hint of irony.February 25, 2014
  • Some tips on how not to name your baby
    Tania Lombrozo writes, "My husband and I wanted to get our children's names just right, and that meant taking some time to consider the options and get a feel for how well they fit each new baby. But we also happen to be cognitive scientists of an evidence-based persuasion so, for us, it also meant gathering and analyzing some data."February 25, 2014
  • Older Americans' breakups are causing a 'graying' divorce trend
    For baby boomers, divorce has almost become, like marriage, another rite of passage. The post-World War II generation is setting new records for divorce: Americans over 50 are twice as likely to get divorced as people of that age were 20 years ago. But just because it's more common, doesn't mean it's not still painful.February 25, 2014
  • A thank you from the kids who play hockey
    There's been plenty of hating against the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team in the wake of the egg they laid in Sochi. But these two videos, one released four days ago and one over the weekend, are still a pretty neat celebration.February 25, 2014
  • Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies; pianist was 110
    In 1943, Alice Herz-Sommer and her husband, Leopold Sommer, and their son, Raphael, were sent from Prague to a Nazi camp for Jews in the Czech city of Terezin. According to The Guardian, "she never saw her husband again after he was moved to Auschwitz in 1944."February 24, 2014
  • Heavy snow brings Minneapolis parking restrictions for remainder of winter
    City officials put the ban in place Sunday morning. There is no parking on the even side of non-snow emergency routes. Cars parked on the even side risk tagging and towing.February 24, 2014

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