Sherman Patterson brings a unique background to the work of building relationships. He's a retired soldier, a mentor to kids on the north side, and nephew of a heavyweight boxing champion. He's also the recipient of a $100,000 Bush Foundation Fellowship, which he says he'll use to help keep kids away from guns.
Some of the art became famous -- such as the murals painted in post offices and other public buildings across the country -- but in the 80 years since the New Deal art programs began, many of the works have disappeared.
The Des Moines Register says a law "no one knew about" prohibits anyone under 20 from shooting a gun in Iowa unless they're under the supervision of a parent or instructor. Anyone under 14 can't shoot a gun at all.
Twin Metals has been quietly completing its plans for a massive underground mine just a few miles south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The mine would create more than 1,000 jobs, but those benefits aren't enough to win over critics.