News & Features Archive

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Firefighters respond
Crews rescued four adults from a fire across from St. Joseph's Hospital. The fire's cause remains under investigation. (03/31/2015)
Two of South Dakota's largest tribes won a sweeping victory in federal court that could reverberate for tribes across the country. (03/31/2015)
Four University of Wisconsin System schools are offering employees buyouts to help absorb their shares of a $300 million system-wide cut in Gov. Scott Walker's budget. (03/31/2015)
The Knight Foundation is giving Jun-Li Wang $100,000 for two projects aimed at welcoming newcomers to the state.
Yiwei Zheng worked with two co-conspirators living in China to sell the "highly valued and sought after commodity" between 2006 and 2011, a federal indictment said.
The measure is similar to the controversial law passed in Indiana. Walmart has asked the governor to veto the bill.
It turns out the shootout didn't even happen at a corral. Mary Doria Russell digs for truth in the American myth of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
A Minnetonka group claims the planned route would harm Opus Hill, a 49-acre natural area. It's the latest legal obstacle to the proposed rail line.
By not declaring, and thus not being constrained by federal limits, unofficial candidates are free to coax billionaires into writing multi-million dollar checks.
GOP election wins in rural Minnesota have lawmakers in both parties looking to weaken environmental laws tied to agriculture. A key plan by Gov. Dayton faces stiff resistance.
The decline of marriage over the past 50 years is not the cause of our current economic insecurity and inequality, but really more the result of it, Nicole Sussner Rodgers said.
The U.S. says enough progress has been made in talks with Iran on its nuclear program to warrant an extension.
New chairman Adam Duininck is making twice as much as previous leaders at the Metropolitan Council as the position moves to a full-time role.
The four-year waiver enables state officials to continue alternative achievement and improvement plans in place of a one-size-fits-all federal standard.
Vanderbilt University religious studies professor Amy-Jill Levine speaks about what she calls the "four teachings from Jesus that everybody gets wrong." A live broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum from Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis.
Attitudes about cancer are changing, partly because of the progress we've made understanding and treating the disease.
The big issue in the country has been President Goodluck Jonathan's inability to control Boko Haram's Islamist insurrection in the north of the country.
Some companies in the Minnesota lawsuit charged more than twice the going rate for publications like TV Guide.
This week, we tackle the mystery of J.R.R. Tolkien's invented languages. Elves, Orcs, Ents, Hobbits -- each had their own specific language, complete with grammar.
The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday.
The new ordinance includes more categories of food that stores are required to stock, and sets minimum quantities in each category.
William "Harry" Hempy was last heard from Wednesday when he called his father. The 21-year-old college student was in Rochester for spring break.
Knopf has released the cover for, and a few details about, the newest book starring Lisbeth Salander.
The company blames the layoffs on high inventory levels of taconite amid a worldwide steel glut. U.S. Sen. Al Franken says the Minntac layoffs may not be the last.
A growing number of primary care doctors are leaving the traditional medical clinic and insurance systems behind and working more directly with patients.
The tour name is a reference to the "Sticky Fingers" album design.
Author Jon Ronson writes about people who have raked over the coals on social media in his new book, "So You've Been Publicly Shamed."
The so-called advanced biofuel tax credit was initially opposed by environmentalists because the most common ingredient, corn, can be very polluting.
Farmers are taking new steps to prevent the infection from spreading to other flocks.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. April 13. American Express card members can buy tickets beginning April 8.
Gov. Mike Pence said in a news conference that the controversial legislation will be clarified. Critics say the law allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians.
More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick.
Some Minneapolis City Council members pushing for public money to renovate Target Center are calling it the nation's No. 3 concert venue. But there's some double counting at work.
VA centers have been slow to meet the health care needs of growing numbers of female veterans. Women at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center are helping change the system.
Sarah Rasmussen directed the Jungle's production of "In the Next Room" in 2012. She described the experience as feeling like "coming home."

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