News & Features Archive

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The measure would make it illegal to accuse Poland of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany. First, the controversial legislation will go to constitutional tribunal for review. (02/06/2018)
A man is in critical condition after a confrontation with police on the 4900 block of Brooklyn Boulevard in Brooklyn Center Tuesday afternoon. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said the man apparently had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (02/06/2018)
North Mankato has banned tobacco sales to people under age 21, becoming the first community outside the Twin Cities to do so. (02/06/2018)
St. Paul City Council member Dai Thao is facing three criminal charges in connection with an incident at the polls in the November election.
Thomas Spence was looking for moose to photograph near Tofte on Saturday morning when he came upon a Canada lynx standing in the road. Then a second lynx came from the woods. Then another and another and another.
The private space company has launched the Falcon Heavy, a rocket more powerful than any other in use today. It's now bearing a roadster into an elliptical Earth-Mars orbit. Watch the rocket's flight.
A Ramsey County Judge heard arguments Tuesday in the legal challenge of Republican Michelle Fischbach's attempt to serve as both lieutenant governor and state senator.
The bill to keep the government funded until March 23 goes to the Senate, which is expected to change it. Senate leaders say they are closer than ever to reaching a long-term budget deal.
Michael Foster in October 2016 cut through a chain link fence and turned a shut-off valve on the Keystone Pipeline as part of a four-state protest.
Minnesotans across the state gathered Tuesday night to pick their candidates for what is sure to be an energized election year.
Lately, Danez Smith can't talk about poetry without also addressing the political climate that surrounds it.
The Trump administration has revised and reissued its travel ban three times. The third and most recent iteration of this ban will go before the Supreme Court this spring.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will step down in March as CEO of a Washington-based financial services association. He's actively considering a political comeback in Minnesota.
"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors was No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart 60 years ago Tuesday.
Everyone on this year's U.S. curling team hails from either Minnesota or Wisconsin -- including Aileen Geving, who'll be making her Olympic debut.
Congress votes this week on another bill to fund the federal government. This time, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say another shutdown over immigration isn't likely. But no deal has been reached yet on protections for young undocumented immigrants -- a focus of last month's shutdown.
Zoo guests will be able to see her daily starting at 9 a.m. for short periods of time as she adjusts to her new space. You can also watch her via webcam. Prepare to be "aww"-ed.
The grand jury is scheduled to begin its work Tuesday as prosecutors decide whether to charge officer Mohamed Noor in the July death of Justine Ruszczyk.
Investors may be wondering what to make of the dramatic sell-off in the stock market after months of tranquility.
In Iowa, a state senator is trying to keep his seat after leaving the GOP because of Donald Trump. Sen. David Johnson's bid illustrates the promise and perils of independent runs.
Some have risen to senior positions, others died in the fighting and many remain unaccounted for, according to a report. Twelve returned, but none has carried out an attack on U.S. soil.
President Trump's decision to stop paying cost-sharing reduction subsidies has led to a reduction in federal funding of a program that provides low-cost health insurance in New York and Minnesota.
The athletes were caught up in a blanket ban imposed on many Russian athletes after a systematic and state-sponsored doping effort was uncovered at the Sochi Games in 2014.
Critics of how the state estimates the walleye population of Lake Mille Lacs aren't entirely satisfied with the results of an outside review of how the Department of Natural Resources comes up with its numbers.
After big swings higher and lower, U.S. stocks are up slightly in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors look for calm after a global sell-off. The swings came one day after the steepest drop in 6 years.
The Super Bowl was expected to bring millions of dollars into the state. But economists say predictions of economic benefits for events like these are often inflated.
It'll be at least another week and a half before all traces of the big game are erased from downtown Minneapolis.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll warns that there is no end in sight to America's longest war: "Most of the generals ... say in public, 'There's no military solution to this war.'"
Reading Zadie Smith's big-hearted, eloquent new essay collection is a lot like hanging out with a friend who's just as at home with pop stars as she is with philosophers.
In "The Line Becomes a River," Francisco Cantu looks back on his time as a Border Patrol agent. He says, in his experience, "No matter what obstacle we put at the border, it's going to be subverted."
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