News & Features Archive

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday named Gregory Brooker as interim U.S. attorney for Minnesota. Brooker had been acting U.S. attorney since March 2017. (01/03/2018)
Pay discrimination was already illegal. But the country's new law, the first of its kind in the world, requires companies with 25 employees or more to certify that they pay employees without bias. (01/03/2018)
A White House statement is blaming the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (01/03/2018)
A panel of experts convened by U.S. News ranked the best diets. The Mediterranean Diet comes out on top. Two new diets are ranked: the physician-created Nutritarian Diet and the popular Keto diet.
Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, co-founders of Fusion GPS, have called for the release of transcripts of their lengthy closed-door testimony before congressional investigators.
As the East Coast braces for a winter storm, yes, it's rather chilly. It's colder in South Dakota than it is at the South Pole. It's colder in Jacksonville, Fla., than in Juneau, Alaska.
State Health Department analysts found massive variation in the charges for four common procedures. Prices paid for a knee replacement, for instance, ranged from $6,186 to $46,974.
Marcus Fischer, 18, was shot as he cut himself with a knife while in police custody. His public defender described him as a "good kid," but he's facing serious criminal charges.
It's a surprising turnaround for a government that has launched a sweeping crackdown on dissent, and has not previously admitted that it is even holding political prisoners.
Paul Manafort alleges in the lawsuit that Mueller exceeded his authority by investigating him for conduct that was not related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Regions Hospital emergency department in St. Paul has seen or treated more than 25 cases of frostbite since Christmas Eve, with many coming the past few days. Bundle up, one surgeon pleads.
Lonnie Dupre and climbing partner Pascale Marceau will try ascending Canada's Mount Lucania in what could become the first summit of the remote peak during winter.
Budgeting is often seen as painful or boring, but financial educator Ruth Hayden explains why it doesn't have to be.
"Even if you thought that this was not treasonous," President Trump's former chief strategist is quoted as saying, "... you should have called the FBI immediately."
Monson had been at the helm of the 16 million member Mormon church for nearly a decade. He'll be remembered for his quiet leadership and aversion to grand pronouncements.
Smith took her seat Wednesday representing Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. She talked to MPR News this morning about her policy focus, and the whirlwind she's stepping into.
The American Red Cross of Wisconsin is asking fire victims in some parts of Milwaukee to come to them or nearby police stations because of staff shortages -- a decision that elicited outrage because the areas initially impacted are low-income and overwhelmingly black and Latino.
The latest research on kids and screens has bright spots and dark spots.
Thanks to the tax overhaul, buying a home will get more expensive in some places in 2018. That's because of new restrictions on how much mortgage interest and property taxes homeowners may deduct.
Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported, a move apparently seeking to calm nerves after a week of protests and unrest that have killed at least 21 people.
The process for launching a nuclear strike is secret and complex and involves the use of a nuclear "football," which is carried by a rotating group of military officers everywhere the president goes and is equipped with communication tools and a book with prepared war plans.
Alabama Democrat Doug Jones' win narrows the GOP's Senate majority to just 51-49, while Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith's appointment means there are a record 22 women now in the Senate.
The self-published book, "Free Birds," takes place in India in the 1750s, where the caste system divides people into social categories. It follows a young girl named Navya who is born into an upper rank.
The Kittson County sheriff says ranchers are angry with wolf killings of cattle, and that his office can investigate such reports better than state or federal authorities.
Minneapolis' new mayor hopped on the back of a refuse hauler on Tuesday as his way of saying thank you to the city workers who don't always receive the attention they deserve.
Doctor and state Sen. Scott Jennsen wrote a Star Tribune opinion piece about the tax bill removing the individual mandate that he believes conservatives should champion and the state should adopt.
An exploration of three aspects of our future: the impact of climate change, the expansion of unmanned drone warfare and autonomous vehicles, and the changing destiny of East Asia.

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