News & Features Archive

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Police and Dakota County emergency responders tried to get to the man in an 8-foot deep trench that continued falling in on them. (06/30/2015)
In a battle between a fantastic attack and a fantastic defense, the latter prevailed, as two penalty kicks -- one made, one whiffed -- and a late insurance goal gave the U.S. a 2-0 win over Germany and a berth in the Women's World Cup final. (06/30/2015)
The United States and Cuba will open embassies in each other's capitals. (06/30/2015)
John LaDue, charged in a plot to kill his family and classmates, has an elevated risk of violence, said Katheryn Cranbrook, a psychologist who has worked on school shooting cases.
The Humane Society sought to protect wolves under threatened status as a compromise between the current endangered listing and proposals to remove wolves from protection.
Pope Francis will become the first pope to address Congress when he visits the U.S. in September.
Starting July 1, 2016, all children enrolled in public or private schools or day cares must be vaccinated, regardless of parents' religious and other personal beliefs.
Minnesota groups are spreading awareness of the millions of dangerous unexploded bombs in Laos.
A conversation on the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act.
The ruling will allow attorneys to take depositions of top diocese officials about how they handled sex abuse cases.
Fans will be able to watch the U.S. play Germany in their semifinal game.
Mohammad Zafar started a mile-a-day running club for the holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunup to sundown.
A look at the main issues that have prevented the Republican-controlled Legislature from passing a budget on time.
African-American and American Indian infants in Minnesota are more than twice as likely as white babies to die in the first year. State health leaders say reducing racial disadvantages will help.
Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival about the Iran nuclear deal, how the Cuba negotiations unfolded, combatting terrorism, the promotion of democracy, negotiating for hostages, and the pivot to Asia.
The promotion comes months after Copeland made another mark, performing the lead role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake alongside another African-American dancer.
The children were injured in separate incidents Sunday as storms swept through northern Minnesota. The father of one of the victims, who was also hurt, remains in critical condition.
Here's a look at some of the more interesting changes.
Declaring "America is tired of hand-wringing and indecisiveness and weakness" in the White House, the Republican said he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America."
Second-ranked U.S. plays No. 1 Germany in a semifinal tonight. They're battling for a spot in Sunday's final.
Fifty years ago today, "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds was the No. 1 song on the Billboard pop chart.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging Greeks to vote "no" in Sunday's referendum on proposals from the country's creditors. He says European leaders won't let Greece exit the eurozone.
The C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff today into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city.
The fire, on the 2700 block of 18th Avenue South, was reported at about 3:40 a.m.
The St. Paul Public Library plans to join a growing number of libraries nationwide using data analysis software to gain insights on current patrons and find ways to attract new ones. But the initiative makes some privacy advocates nervous.
Kate Schatz's new children's book runs from Alice Baker to Zora Neale Hurston.
Since 2007, the bank has supported more than 200 Minnesota businesses and helped create $3 billion in state exports. Caught in a political dispute, its charter expires today.
The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from the current cap of $23,660.
A petition to rename Lake Calhoun follows efforts to name other bodies of water in Minnesota whose names people found objectionable.
Mary Anna King's new memoir makes you laugh -- and makes you wonder if it's okay to laugh.

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