News & Features Archive

Monday, July 6, 2015

So far this year, 22 people have been fatally shot in the Minneapolis city, compared to 15 during the same period last year. (07/06/2015)
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman. (07/06/2015)
Confederate flag in Charleston
Gov. Nikki Haley has said she wants the flag to come down and will sign the bill. (07/06/2015)
Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.
The Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley closed the Grizzly Coast exhibit after a bear shattered part of a glass barrier with a rock. A temporary barrier will go up soon.
The invasive pests were confirmed in Fish Trap Lake near Motley, Minn., DNR officials said.
After Lincoln's death, a funeral train moved the president's body back to his hometown of Springfield, Ill. The train arrived there on May 3, but the funeral train car that carried Lincoln was not done with its own journey.
A St. Paul woman fatally stabbed her long-time boyfriend in the chest while her four young children were in the home, according to charges filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court.
The apology stemmed from the dismissal last week of Victoria Taylor, famous for her role in the r/IAmA (Ask Me Anything) section, which featured actors, musicians and even President Obama.
The Greek economic drama has been playing out for five years with papered-over solutions. But with Sunday's vote, the crisis has taken on new urgency.
Florence Dumontet, 82, was last seen in 2011 on a security camera at a gas station in Missoula, Mont.
When Abdullahi Yusuf was returned to jail, the reason was left unclear. A document released Monday alleges that Yusuf had a box cutter under his bed.
Stella & Chewy's has voluntarily recalled 20 of its products. No pet or human illnesses have been reported, according to the company.
The widely publicized measles outbreak linked to California theme parks appears to have made parents more confident about vaccine safety and benefits, a national poll finds.
Minnesota US Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival about the key issues in Congress and the state of politics today. Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson is the moderator.
Two horticultural experts joined MPR News' Kerri Miller to talk about how to challenge yourself
Talking Volumes host Kerri Miller and author Jane Smiley talk about her book, "The Golden Age" on December 2, 2015 at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
Talking Volumes host Kerri Miller and author Stacy Schiff talk about her book "The Witches" on November 10, 2015 at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
Shavitz was "a wild-bearded and free-spirited Maine man, a beekeeper, a wisecracker," the company said in a statement. He was 80.
Talking Volumes host Kerri Miller and author John Irving discuss "Avenue of Mysteries" on November 6, 2015 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall in on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.
Talking Volumes host Kerri Miller and co-authors Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink talk about "Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel" on October 25, 2015 at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
The U.S. women's national team won an unprecedented third FIFA Women's World Cup trophy Sunday night -- and a record number of Americans tuned in to watch.
Derek Thompson suggests we may finally have reached the long-predicted tipping point where machines are capable of doing most of our work, effectively making work obsolete.
Talking Volumes host Kerri Miller and author Jonathan Franzen talk about his book, "Purity" on September 15, 2015 at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
The residents of the home were able to get out safely and are now staying with relatives, fire officials said. Two cats were also unharmed.
At the "unhealthy" air level, anyone may be affected and members of sensitive groups --including children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems -- may feel serious health effects.
Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins MPR News to give his perspective on the national political scene.
The Talking Volumes 2015 season brings Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink, John Irving, Stacy Schiff, and Jane Smiley to Minnesota with
Ahead of the European Union finance ministers' meeting Tuesday evening, we look at the future of the EU and economic stability in Greece.
The group's members grew up in the same Detroit neighborhood and performed together without a lineup change for 46 years, an unprecedented achievement for a group with a No. 1 hit.
The National Weather Service predicts rainfall of between 2 and 4 inches throughout the morning and afternoon. Storms should clear the region by about 4 p.m.
Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers -- but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.
Doctors tell surgical patients to get out of bed as soon as possible, but people with brain injuries are encouraged to rest. Now it looks like activity can benefit brain injured patients, too.
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said his resignation could help the prime minister negotiate a better deal with the EU. However, he said, he will wear the "loathing" of Greek creditors "with pride."
Maurices, a growing retailer of women's fashion, is cementing its presence in Duluth -- Minnesota's capital of fleece and flannel -- with an $80 million new headquarters.

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