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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Demonstrators who were evicted from in front of the governor's residence in St. Paul met with City Council members Wednesday afternoon and said they want to be allowed to reestablish their encampment on Summit Avenue. (07/27/2016)
In Minneapolis, Somali elders demonstrated a traditional method of constructing nomadic huts. (07/27/2016)
As police arrested dozens of protesters outside the governor's mansion in St. Paul Wednesday, a smaller group of people was out canvassing the neighborhood. They went door-to-door to talk about race, protest and disruption. (07/27/2016)
The longlist for one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes is out, and it includes four debut novelists alongside established writers.
Amy Thielen says it's time to get get back to basics with pie-making.
No, it doesn't mean a trip to the South Pole. A citizen-science project seeks to use the public's assistance in remotely counting Weddell seals.
Minnesota's convention delegates offered generally positive opinions of Kaine ahead of his scheduled Wednesday night speech, although some Bernie Sanders backers worry Kaine is too conservative.
Some Minnesota prosecutors are charging people who provide drugs with murder. But others claim they are going too far.
Both major political candidates have packed schedules between now and November, but if they have time to crack one book, what should it be?
A presidential candidate urging such a foreign breach is an unprecedented move. Clinton's campaign said it was a call for "espionage against his political opponent."
Former Supreme Court Justice Alan Page talks about bias in the legal industry - and about race, racism, and disparities in other parts of society.
The film, which is an adaptation of a novel by a Macalester College professor, features punk rock and geodesic domes. The crew spent three weeks filming in the state, from North Branch to the Macalester campus.
For 15 years water levels on Minnesota's border lakes have been governed the same way, and the area has flooded seven times. This week the public will help decide if water level management should change.
Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked politicians in political history.
For the former president, a return to the White House will "unfold into a role that's not too dissimilar from the one he's been playing for 16 years," says historian Carl Anthony Sferazza.
A 63-year-old man is dead after crashing into a bridge guard rail on Interstate 29 in southeastern North Dakota.
Two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please a fictional horror character will be tried as adults.
As TV dramas get better and better, publishers are getting into the game with serialized fiction. Some are even referring to what they publish as "episodes" and "seasons" rather than "books."
The decision means the county could now receive state disaster relief funding if damages exceed a certain amount, which they are expected to do.
After four trials ended without convictions, Baltimore prosecutors announced Wednesday that they were dropping all remaining charges. Gray died in 2015 after injuries sustained while in police custody.
A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.
Anna Schulze was so touched by Cathy Wurzer's "Living While Dying" series that she wrote "Don't You Fade Away," featured on her new album.
New research suggests it may be possible to spot people in the early stages of Alzheimer's by testing their ability to recognize fragrances. The goal is a quick and inexpensive screening test.
Most medical schools offer little teaching about opioid addiction, even though there is unmet demand for treatment in many areas. Stanford University's medical school is trying to change that.
Police arrested 23 protesters early Wednesday for public nuisance and unlawful assembly; on Tuesday night, the St. Paul police reported at least 46 arrests. Parts of Summit remain blocked off but By 8 a.m. Wednesday, no protesters were present.
Sen. Al Franken says the Clinton campaign asked him to draw on his old job as a funnyman to help make the case against Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention.
Hundreds of Bernie Sanders walked out of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia following Hillary Clinton's nomination.
The former president painted a portrait of Hillary Clinton as a fighter who works relentlessly to make the world better.
As TV dramas get better and better, publishers are getting into the game with serialized fiction. Some are even referring to what they publish as "episodes" and "seasons" rather than "books."
Demonstrators with the Black Lives Matter movement and other groups marched 6 miles to rally outside the Democratic National Convention. They called for more police accountability and other issues.
Some police shooting victims like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile become national symbols. Their faces are splashed across the media, and their names become hashtags. So why are others forgotten?
Yes, the green aprons remain, but you may begin noticing more personal flair underneath. Instead of black and white garments, baristas are now free to embrace "drabby chic."
Until now, the archaeological philosophy at Redwood National Park has been "keep it in the ground." But for one Native American site, climate change may force the park to reconsider that approach.
Two sisters, devout Muslims and French patriots, wanted to help the military following a terrorist attack. They were told they had to remove their headscarves. So what did they do?
he administration -- hoping refugees will not flood the southern border -- is expanding a program that helps refugees, including minors, to reunite with their families in the U.S.
Youree Dell Harris became a cult celebrity as the face of a psychic hotline -- saying "Call me now" in her distinctive, dubious patois. The role meant fame, but also a lifelong association with fraud.
Biden urges politicians to speak clearly to the fears and aspirations of Americans and says our politics are more divided than our people are.

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