News & Features Archive

Thursday, February 8, 2018

President Donald Trump is proposing to lower prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries by allowing them to share in rebates that drug companies pay to insurers and other middlemen. (02/08/2018)
Many Minnesota homeowners rushed to pay this year's property taxes before the end of last year. They determined — despite a lack of guidance from state and federal tax authorities — that the early payments could save them serious money on their 2017 federal taxes. (02/08/2018)
Kate Bowler has lived with stage 4 cancer for years. Her new memoir details what she's found out about herself and suffering. "You have to learn to be present, even when things are absurd," she says. (02/08/2018)
The line at the Wawa near the Rocky steps stretched around the block by 6 a.m.
The Maplewood-based company said it needs time to respond to a report released this week by the Minnesota Department of Health.
The Senate vote came after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delayed it past midnight over concern about spending levels, triggering at least the second temporary government funding impasse in three weeks.
Woman testified she didn't see officer's car before she backed into it; smelled gun powder from the shot.
The Apple Valley detective was investigating principal Chris Endicott for allegedly stalking several people and breaking into their homes and stealing personal information.
It's just what it sounds like. Food trucks show up at mosques to hand out free halal tacos after religious services. The goal: to foster unity between two communities facing increasing discrimination.
It's an extra doom-and-gloomy Climate Cast this week. But, hey, it's all true.
Teachers in St. Paul are poised to walk off the job Tuesday if they fail to reach an agreement with the school district, which would shutter classes for St. Paul's 36,869 students.
Wall Street's roller coaster continued Thursday, with all the major stock indexes posting drops of more than 3 percent as concerns about higher interest rates took their toll.
The Senate agreement is now before the House, which needs to act by midnight to avert a shutdown. The deal appears to include almost every health priority Democrats have been pushing in recent months.
Want to cheer for the hometown athlete but you don't have cable? We've got a few ideas for you.
The music college abruptly closed after a two-year effort to convert from a for-profit into a nonprofit.
The Thread Live returns in spring 2018 with two literary stars who are masters of both fiction and nonfiction.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity.
Hundreds of residents came to Aurora, Minn., Wednesday for a last chance at persuading state officials to approve or kill the controversial mine. Those officials, though, didn't hear much they hadn't heard already. Another hearing is set for today in Duluth.
USA Gymnastics has established a fund that it says is designed to assist gymnasts who were victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar.
A strike could close schools for more than 37,000 students. The union and the school district have reached tentative agreements on some issues, but many big-ticket items remain unresolved.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that Russia is trying to influence the 2018 elections. In addition to sowing division in America, new data shows Russia now pushing its agenda in U.S. politics.
"We found that a relatively unsophisticated hacker could change channels, play offensive content, or crank up the volume," the consumer watchdog says.
Swedish researchers were studying one rare language in Southeast Asia, when they discovered a group of 280 resettled people speaking a different language, never observed or documented before.
"There's pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled," Bush said at a talk in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. "Whether they affected the outcome is another question."
Senate leaders hope to approve the measure Thursday and send it to the House for a confirming vote before the government begins to shut down Thursday at midnight. But hurdles remain to avert the second shutdown in a month.
The first games of the Winter Olympics have begun, with two U.S. curlers taking on a Russian team to start things off in a mixed-doubles tournament.
Dan Buettner shares the ways to achieve true happiness and longevity.

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