News & Features Archive

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

About 40 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the Minnesota Governor's Residence in St. Paul Tuesday night to demand elected officials fix racial inequality. (09/01/2015)
Some companies are trying methods such as removing identifying information from resumes or conducting structured interviews where candidates are asked the same questions and scored on the same criteria. (09/01/2015)
Several Democratic and Republican state senators want DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to delay implementation of 2016 Medicaid and MinnesotaCare contracts out of concern bidding may have been "flawed." (09/01/2015)
Al-Shabab regularly sends suicide attacks against government convoys and aid workers in hotels in Somalia, but this was the second assault this summer through the gate of a military base.
The 1,800-square-foot, two-story, big blue barn is a 24/7 operation for the 12 days of the fair. When the employees aren't making food and serving customers, they're taking deliveries and prepping for the next day's customers.
The author of 'The Corrections' and the new novel 'Purity' likens writing to losing himself in a dream. "When it's really going well ... you're in a fantasy land and feeling no pain," he says.
Old-fashioned printmaking gives photographer's work a beauty that newer methods can't.
In colleges across the country, 'trigger warnings' are being implemented in classrooms to warn students of potentially offensive material — but some people say that the warnings are keeping students from having to think critically.
Photographer David Bowman is drawn to the celebration of the last week of summer in a state where it is cold much of the year.
The drop dashed hopes that, after some relatively calm trading on Friday and Monday, the stock market's wild swings were coming to an end.
Why creativity, innovation and risk-taking are key determinants of economic health.
Minnesota Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt has joined the criticism of a chant heard Saturday during a Black Lives Matter protest outside the State Fairgrounds.
The officer told dispatchers he was chasing three men on foot in the city of Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. He was found with a gunshot wound and later died, police said.
Jeffrey Bock won $100,000 on an All or Nothing drawing, months after winning $20,000 on a scratch off game, state lottery officials said Tuesday.
Duke University selected Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir, "Fun Home," for all incoming freshman to read. But that sparked a conversation among students, some of whom said reading the book would be immoral.
A judge will consider pretrial motions ranging from whether the government should disclose informants used in the case to whether the defendants should be given supervised release while they await trial.
Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota schools are on track to lower achievement gaps in reading and math 50 percent by 2017, the Minnesota Department of Education said Tuesday as it released new data.
Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue any marriage licenses on Tuesday, saying she is waiting for the result of an appeal. Davis cited religious objections for her actions.
How Donald Trump is winning hearts, if not minds on the campaign trail.
A recent Gallup poll found that only 13 percent of workers feel engaged by their jobs. So why is everyone doing something they don't enjoy? Barry Schwartz tries to find an answer.
The man was arrested Tuesday morning after several hours of a standoff that ended after officers fired a chemical irritant into a home.
Documentary from the America Abroad series. An in-depth look at the Iran nuclear deal and a review of ten years of negotiations with Iran. You'll hear from Obama and Bush administration negotiators and from people in Tehran and Tel Aviv.
Many of us have heard the recommendation to drink eight glasses of water a day, but a recent New York Times article says that's simply not true.
Target said Tuesday it cut about 275 jobs and eliminated another 35 open positions largely among technology teams as it moves to a new tech support system.
The new 50-bed hospital adds more than 20 percent to the state's child and adolescent psychiatric bed capacity.
According to church teaching, abortion is a sin so grave that anyone who gets one or performs one is automatically excommunicated. Forgiveness was usually only given by senior church officials.
Shane Clifton was a Navy veteran who had been with the St. Paul Fire Department for eight years. He had been working out while on duty at the station when he collapsed and died.
United Steelworkers is in talks with both U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal, which operate three of northeast Minnesota's six big iron ore mines. The union's current contract expires at midnight Tuesday.
Donald Trump has had a good summer, but he will face some hurdles in the next 30 days that could affect the future of his campaign, unless they don't.
A new book details that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.
The students will spend about half of their 2,000-mile trip traveling the Mississippi River in canoes. They expect to reach New Orleans by December.
Paul Kingsnorth self-published 'The Wake,' his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English --- and was startled when it became a smash hit.
"We struggled and struggled and struggled because of the way we looked, " Cher told Billboard magazine recently.
At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, people start lining up at 5 a.m. to get a taste of world-famous brisket. The line has become such a fixture that it's become a business opportunity for locals.
The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.
Just a couple extra hours can make a real difference, a study shows. Adults who slept only five or six hours were four times more likely to get sick when exposed to a common cold virus.
Nestle, Netflix and Microsoft are among several major employers that have announced big increases in family leave benefits this year. The moves are seen as essential as companies compete for talent.
Authorities had been allowing migrants to travel without checking passports but on Tuesday, the station was closed and migrants began protesting.
The arctic is the fastest-warming region on the planet, the president noted, adding the U.S., as the world's biggest economy and second-biggest carbon emitter, played a role in that.
Rochester, Minn., police say one person is dead and two others wounded after a shooting at a mobile home park.
Common carp is an invasive species -- and an undesirable one at that. It destroys aquatic plants and stirs up sediment, degrading water quality.

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