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Friday, February 24, 2017

Scientists found that bumblebees are nimble learners, especially when there's a sugary reward at the end. No wonder they're such good pollinators. (02/24/2017)
The agency that runs US Bank Stadium started the formal handover of authority to new executives on Friday, in the wake of a months-long controversy over use of the agency's luxury stadium suites. (02/24/2017)
Warm weather and a lack of snow have forced organizers to cancel the annual Birkebeiner cross country ski race near Hayward, Wisconsin. (02/24/2017)
The oversight body for the Minnesota Vikings' stadium is back at full strength after controversy surrounding its use of luxury suites sparked a leadership exodus.
Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name," he declared, just hours after members of his own staff held a press briefing and refused to allow their names to be used.
The Twin Cities-based band Hippo Campus released its first full-length album today.
Trump has had a fraught relationship with the annual conservative confab, but began his remarks Friday saying, "I wouldn't miss a chance to talk to my friends." He quickly turned to bashing the media.
Meteorologist Mark Seeley discusses why forecasters got the track of today's winter storm wrong. He also discusses the record warm temperatures that preceded the storm.
After a miserable season last year, the Gopher men's basketball team has managed quite a turnaround.
Oil could be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in less than two weeks, according to court documents filed by the developer.
He's got "the best resume in the world for the job," according to the "Obama 2017" campaign. They even have a slogan: "Oui on peut!" (That's French for "Yes we can"). Some 27,000 people are on board.
Two of the victims are originally from India; their assailant was reportedly heard yelling "get out of my country" just before opening fire.
On Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance on transgender students' rights in schools. Here's what that means for the Supreme Court and for students in school right now.
President Trump's education secretary didn't hold back before conservative activists outside Washington, except when it came to the Trump administration's guidance on schools and transgender rights.
President Trump's upcoming speech is designed to be one of appreciation, White House senior strategist Steve Bannon said Thursday. "He understands, at CPAC there are many, many, many voices," he said.
President Donald Trump is blaming the FBI for failing to stop leaks to the media, saying the information being reported is classified and could have a "devastating effect" on the country.
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said.
Gabrielle Giffords responded to a Texas Republican who said he was not holding public meetings because groups from "more violent strains of the leftist ideology" were threatening public safety.
For many Asian-Americans, this kind of discrimination means that the pressure to change their names and shed the perpetual foreigner stereotype is strong.
President Donald Trump is giving himself too much credit for sending criminal foreigners out of the country and saving money on fighter planes. Here's a look at some statements Thursday by Trump and presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway.
Malaysian police said VX nerve agent - classified as a weapon of mass destruction - was found on Kim Jong Nam's body. South Korea says North Korea ordered the hit.
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz says he's giving a run for Minnesota governor serious consideration and expects to make a decision by April.
Hundreds of young people came together to meet and learn about Hmong-American professional people.
Margot Lee Shetterly, author of "Hidden Figures" was the Distinguished Carlson Lecturer at the University of Minnesota February 21, 2017.

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