News & Features Archive

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Officer Efrem Hamilton faces assault, weapons charges for firing a bullet into the back of a BMW on Nov. 19, 2016. (02/07/2018)
Two state agencies are at odds over whether 3M's dumping of chemicals in the east Twin Cities metro area harmed the health of residents. (02/07/2018)
Civilian death tolls are piling up as the Syrian regime and its ally Russia attack Eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus, and parts of the northern Idlib province. (02/07/2018)
Gov. Doug Burgum and first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum watched the game from a suite provided by Xcel Energy, which serves more than 90,000 customers in Grand Forks, Fargo and Minot. The Republican said he reimbursed Xcel "to eliminate even the perception of any conflict."
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor for just over eight hours in support of the expiring DACA program. It was the longest House speech in more than 100 years.
Maple Grove police say an officer shot and critically wounded a person who was wielding a knife in the northwestern Minneapolis suburb.
At least one GOP candidate benefited from taking a hardline stance on immigration and Muslim extremism.
Tnuza Hassan, a 19-year-old former student at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, was charged with attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida, arson and making a false statement to the FBI.
A Philadelphia Eagles fan who stole a seat from the Minneapolis stadium that hosted the Super Bowl has agreed to pay for its replacement. U.S. Bank Stadium manager SMG said Wednesday that it doesn't plan to take further action against the fan. That seat and two others that were damaged have been replaced.
Minnesota is a stronghold for winter Olympians, with the third largest delegation of athletes headed to compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in the Winter Olympics.
A third of the units at the new EcoVillage apartments are set aside for people with very low incomes, primarily those who've recently left homeless shelters.
Staff secretary Rob Porter said in a written statement that allegations that became public this week are "outrageous" and "simply false."
The stamp will be dedicated in a first-day-of-issue ceremony held in WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Pittsburgh, where Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was filmed.
The parents of Maggie Nichols want to know why authorities didn't act after their daughter spoke up.
A truck and trailer slipped through a gap in the median and into the northbound lanes of the interstate, where an oncoming car struck the trailer, killing the driver.
The union and the school district have reached tentative agreements on some issues, but many big-ticket items remain unresolved.
Thomas Bromen, 63, picked up about 50 kids at school about 2:30 p.m. but didn't drop off some kids as scheduled. A truck driver later reported he'd been cut off by the bus, which then ran a red light.
Tim Roesler will assume responsibilities for the show that succeeded Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion.
Senate leaders have reached a budget pact to increase spending for the Pentagon and domestic programs, offering a short-term reprieve from fiscal fights that have been a cloud over Capitol Hill
"So much of life is not just working hard but being in the right place at the right time," Thissen said the day after his poor showing in the DFL caucuses.
Two public meetings this week are among the final shots the public will have to comment on the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine.
A package of mental health bills in California aims to make it easier for new moms to get help and to build awareness among more health workers of postpartum mood disorders.
The 42-year-old Alexandria, Minn., man is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and burglary.
The Los Angeles Times has been mired in controversy, including an NPR report on harassment allegations against its publisher. Now the paper is being sold to a California-based doctor and entrepreneur.
The House passed a short-term spending measure Tuesday night and Senate leaders were closing in on a larger, long-term pact.
The shallow, magnitude 6.4 quake late Tuesday night caused at least four buildings to cave in and shift on their foundations.
"The United States of America will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever -- and we will continue to isolate North Korea until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs once and for all," Pence said.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry estimates that 112 million people worldwide now pay for access to streaming services.
The president has directed the Pentagon to look into a parade, possibly to take place on Veterans Day. He was apparently inspired by the Bastille Day parade he saw last summer during a trip to Paris.
The accusations against the 76-year-old billionaire who owns casinos in Las Vegas and the Chinese territory of Macau were first published last month by The Wall Street Journal.
MPR News sampled Uber surge pricing around Super Bowl activity centers and found no windfall for Uber drivers and more questions.
Tuesday's caucus turnout was low for the midterm elections, but even so, some community members came together to campaign and volunteer for the election season ahead.
The experiences people have with loved ones before they pass on can be some of the most intimate and painful moments in life. That may be why we so often keep those stories to ourselves even though they can be life-changing.
Matt Haig's new novel isn't exactly about time travel -- it's about a slow-aging man who travels through time just by staying alive for centuries. And yes, he meets Shakespeare (who has bad breath).
Some of Minnesota Public Radio's in-depth reporting on the major issues facing Minnesota, including a look at what Minnesotans really think.

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