News & Features Archive

Monday, February 12, 2018

A prosecutor said some officers 'altered' their testimony to help their colleague, officer Efrem Hamilton, who shot at a car with six passengers in 2016. (02/12/2018)
A Ramsey County judge on Monday declined to settle the dispute over Republican Michelle Fischbach's attempt to serve as both lieutenant governor and state senator, setting up a potentially rollicking first day of the Legislature. (02/12/2018)
A spokesperson said the removal was part of a regular rotation of images included in the Scholars Walk. (02/12/2018)
Once viewed as a top contender for the nomination, ex-St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman was largely dismissed by DFLers last week in an informal poll. More people chose "uncommitted" than supported Coleman.
The Broadway blockbuster 'Hamilton' will launch the Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2018-19 season.
The proposed changes to food stamps, now called SNAP, would be drastic: About half the benefits would be boxed-up, nonperishable foods. Recipients would lose a lot of their ability to pick their food.
Prosecutors say Tnuza Hassan is a flight risk and danger to the community. On Monday, though, a Minneapolis judge asked aloud whether detention would harden her "self-radicalization."
Highlights from President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019.
Trump has nominated Nancy Brasel and Eric Tostrud as new federal judges for Minnesota. They will both require U.S. Senate confirmation.
The driver managed to smash out a window and escape the truck cab after the tractor trailer crashed through a guardrail and into the water.
The Political Junkie talked over another week in politics: more White House resignations, the Republican budget deal, and divisions among the Democrats.
A preliminary test indicated the substance wasn't dangerous, police said.
Trump's proposed 2019 budget calls for slashing funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by more than one third, including ending the Climate Change Research and Partnership Programs.
The former president and first lady chose artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald -- the first African-American artists to receive such a commission -- to paint them for the museum's collection.
The annual honors in children's literature have been awarded: Erin Entrada Kelly won the Newbery for her contribution to children's literature, and Matthew Cordell won the Caldecott for illustration.
The life and teachings of Fred Rogers, the longtime host of the PBS children's program "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," are the subject of a new production by the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater in Minneapolis.
Monday's special elections for the suburban Senate seat and a House seat south of Mankato were triggered by the resignation of two lawmakers accused of sexual assault. Rep. Tony Cornish and Sen. Dan Schoen resigned late last year.
Wind and ice pellets left Olympic snowboarders simply trying to stay upright in conditions that many felt were unfit for competition, the best ski jumpers on the planet dealing with swirling gusts and biathletes aiming to shoot straight.
In an era when many kids get a first smartphone at age 10, psychologists say the devices have turned us into Pavlov's dogs -- drooling for the next notification, buzz or text. Ready to dial back?
What started as friends selling junk together, turned into Junk Quest North which was held at the Miners Memorial Building in Virginia last fall, and has morphed again into a small, travel business.
President Trump is proposing a $4 trillion-plus budget for next year that projects a $1 trillion or so federal deficit and -- unlike the plan he released last year -- never comes close to promising a balanced federal ledger even after 10 years.
Judy Blume's best-selling books have shaped the way we talk about puberty, periods and female sexual experiences. Those story lines take on renewed relevance amid the #MeToo movement.
Debby Tucker, president of the board of directors for the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, said women are far more likely to be accused of fabricating stories than men. Such long-standing social biases play into victims' reluctance to share their stories.
The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they'll introduce President Trump's plan.
The proposal is expected to shift much of the funding burden onto states and local governments. Critics say that will lead to higher state and local taxes and an increased reliance on user fees.
The tentative contract agreement came after a 13-hour bargaining session Sunday, the seventh consecutive day of mediation.
Strong winds forced a change: instead of snowboarders getting three runs to net a best score, they got just two tries. Jamie Anderson needed only one -- and, she said, "my lion power."
With a historic jump and a set of strong performances, the U.S. figure skaters put an exclamation point on a team win at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Google stunned the internet world in 2016 by investing in wireless internet technology and scaling back on its plans to connect customers with fiber optic lines. Wireless advocates say Minnesota should do the same.
A broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum featuring James Forman, Jr. a law professor at Yale University and author of the book, "Locking Up Our Own."

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