Controversial sex offender program faces key moment in court A Minnesota state agency soon will have to say in court why it should continue to hold a sex offender who committed his crimes as a juvenile, a federal judge ordered this week. A panel of experts says the man should be released immediately from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.7:20 a.m.
Venus DeMars shows an artist can fight the tax man This week, the transgender rock musician learned that she had prevailed in a battle with the Minnesota Department of Revenue, which had determined that she owed the state $3,535 for three years of back taxes.7:40 a.m.
Red Herring Lounge opens in Duluth The Red Herring Lounge is a new space for music that opened this week. The owner is calling it "Duluth's newest and artsiest music venue."8:49 a.m.
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Obama In Normandy For 70th Anniversary Of D-Day
The sky over Normandy is brilliant blue on Friday. President Obama joins Queen Elizabeth, the leader of France and others in marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.
Arizona Officials Find Cartwheels Distracting
Arizona's Maricopa Association of Governments ordered Dianne Barker to stop performing cartwheels at public meetings. She's 65 and does cartwheels to promote the benefits of walking.
SEC To Focus Oversight On High-Speed Trading
Head of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White has unveiled a set of initiatives aimed at better oversight of Wall Street. The SEC is looking to step up regulation of high-speed trading.