News & Features Archive

Monday, March 27, 2017

A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. -- though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences. (03/27/2017)
"Oil has been placed in the Dakota Access Pipeline underneath Lake Oahe. Dakota Access is currently commissioning the full pipeline and is preparing to place the pipeline into service," a court filing stated. (03/27/2017)
A St. Paul Charter Commission committee voted to put the question of voting methods to the entire Charter Commission. (03/27/2017)
Environmental groups have filed a third lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, attempting to overturn the agency's January approval of a land exchange with PolyMet
Lawyers for Frank Baker, a man badly injured by a St. Paul police dog last summer, say they've reached what could be a historic financial settlement for the city.
The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
The Affordable Care Act, passed by Democrats during Obama's presidency, has its weaknesses, but the data show it's not at all "exploding." We have the facts behind what's going on.
The Minnesota man accused of killing a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia has pleaded not guilty to charges.
The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland's proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money.
Filling critical jobs in high-need teaching areas has become a serious struggle across the state from small towns to suburbs. The challenges are nuanced, and not easy to solve.
Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday.
Minnesota DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has announced he will not seek re-election in 2018. Here's a look at who is in the running for the open seat.
The committee is investigating Russia's meddling in the presidential campaign and possible ties to the Trump team.
Rep. Devin Nunes secretly went to the White House grounds to view classified intelligence, before briefing President Trump and the press on information that other committee members hadn't seen.
The baby boxes that Finland gives to all new mothers are legendary. Now states in the U.S. are experimenting with them as a way to encourage safe sleep practices and reduce SIDS.
Cytomegalovirus is everywhere, and it usually doesn't make people sick. But if a woman gets infected while pregnant, in rare cases it can cause serious problems for the baby.
Chippewa Falls school district's director of curriculum, Jennifer Starck, said that while handwriting and cursive remain embedded in elementary school curriculum, the district places less emphasis on it than it once did.
As we cover conflicts of interest in the Trump administration, a question frequently arises: What parts of the government have the power to hold the president and his appointees accountable on ethics?
Police are searching for a 21-year-old man who has been missing since early Saturday morning in downtown St. Cloud.
Attorneys for the president want the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold a lower court judge's ruling that blocked his revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries while the court considers the merits of its appeal.
There's a common misconception (popularized by Ernest Hemingway) that Zelda Fitzgerald ruined her husband's life. The truth, Ricci says, is much more complicated.
Minnesota DFL U.S Rep. Tim Walz, who's represented southern Minnesota for the past decade, brings a greater Minnesota voice to the 2018 race.
"Suddenly everything turned white," one student told local media. The Monday disaster hit a mountaineering training exercise that had drawn students and teachers from high schools across the region.
United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday because of their attire.
The song is about Oswald Mosely, but when performing in America, Costello would change the lyrics so that it would be about Lee Harvey Oswald. He assumed Americans had never heard of Oswald Mosely.
March 26 was National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. It's an opportunity to reflect on the things in life that are worth celebrating -- whether it's the importance of voting, kindness or hairdos. Here are some ideas from members of our Public Insight Network.
Disney's new live-action extravaganza is just the latest retelling of this classic fairy tale. But why do Beauty and her Beast have such a hold on us? And why are there so many versions of their tale?
State lawmakers are discussing where to direct billions of dollars of your money. Broad-ranging tax and spending bills are moving through House and Senate committees and will start to reach floor votes this week.
The president showed little interest in policy details. If he continues to focus superficially on getting a win instead of learning, Republicans warn that his priorities will continue to be derailed.
Americans may see themselves working past retirement age, but to do that, they may face obstacles getting hired. New research shows that can be harder when you're older.
Prior research points to an association between breast-feeding and higher intelligence, but a new study finds no causal link. The study does find that breast-fed kids are less hyperactive at age 3.
President Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need.
A senior administration official said President Trump on Monday will announce the White House Office of American Innovation.
Opponents of ranked-choice voting, also called instant-runoff voting, say it has unnecessarily delayed results and hasn't delivered on supporters' promises.
The economic future of Mexico is in play.
Mary Brainerd has been with the company for 15 years and she shared her thoughts on what's going on locally and nationally.

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