News & Features Archive

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Three teachers at a North Dakota YMCA have been suspended amid allegations they made a 4-year-old boy stand outside in the cold as punishment. (04/02/2013)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton stayed on safe political ground Tuesday, advocating women's rights globally in a 12-minute speech, but that was enough to excite fans imploring the former first lady, senator and secretary of state to run again for president three years from now. (04/02/2013)
Aaron Schaffhausen
The day his ex-wife could legally remarry, Aaron Schaffhausen hopped aboard a train and left North Dakota to go back to Wisconsin. The next day, he cut their three young daughters' throats, wrapped their necks with his spare T-shirts and tucked them into bed. (04/02/2013)
About 100 students, faculty and alumni gathered in St. Paul on Tuesdayto show support for a plan to keep the College of Visual Arts open. In January the administration announced the art school will close in June due to financial problems.
Signs of the sequestration are starting to show up around the state. Organizers on Tuesday canceled the St. Cloud Air Show because the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squad that was scheduled to perform at the air show, do not know if they will be able to fly this summer.
Charges have been filed in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist in Minneapolis last weekend. The suspect, Juan Ricardo Hernandez-Campoceco, 27 of Minneapolis, was charged with hit and run and driving while impaired.
Police were investigating an apparent homicide that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Minneapolis.
For many people, Clinton, Minn., is the two-block long town on U.S. 75 that signals you're only 15 minutes away from the happenings in Ortonville. But Clinton has an idea percolating, thanks to Brent Olson, who recently reopened the town cafe.
A coalition of advocacy organizations has launched a new website to help Minnesotans understand how the federal health care law may affect them personally.
Workers at small businesses that buy health insurance on MNSURE -- Minnesota's new online marketplace -- will have access to features that will be delayed in many other states.
Has Facebook all become too much of a chore? Are the important life events of your closest loved ones drowning in a sea of jokes?
Since 2007, the city of Minneapolis has given out more than a million dollars in loans through a program designed to help immigrant entrepreneurs. But six years later, a number of those small businesses are struggling to pay the city back. Its supporters say these delinquent loans are an inevitable part of helping first-time business owners, and one City Council member wants to expand the program.
Minnesota House Democrats today announced the details of their $250 million property tax relief proposal.
A partnership that put Best Buy Geek Squad agents in some Target stores is ending.
The relative quiet after Monday night's announcement that locked-out musicians of the St. Paul Chamber orchestra had voted to reject management's latest contract proposal has preceded a storm of reaction Tuesday.
State legislators have returned from spring break, and there's a lot of work ahead of them. Topics they have to address include the budget, gun laws and same-sex marriage.
Visitors to the observation deck at One World Trade Center will learn about the building's history while they're waiting in line downstairs and watch a video on the tower's 102nd floor before the actual panoramic view is revealed, officials developing the attraction said Tuesday.
A woman raped by two University of Northern Iowa football players eight years ago says she has been devastated by the school's failure to make accommodations for her to stay in school, according to a transcript of court testimony obtained by The Associated Press.
Former Republican presidential candidate, Governor of Utah and US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman said there is too much emphasis on tactics and division and we must close the "trust deficit" between Americans and their political leaders. He called for reform in taxes, education, immigration, regulations and trade and said he is very concerned about increased surveillance at home and intervention abroad.
Women should find a husband in college because their options will significantly narrow once they graduate, says Princeton alumna Susan Patton.
A Medical College of Wisconsin researcher has been charged with economic espionage after he stole samples of a cancer-fighting compound and credited himself with its discovery in a grant application to study in China, prosecutors said.
The ensuing judgment over the less-than-expected gambling revenue needed to fund the state's share of a new NFL stadium is premature and politically motivated, Gov. Mark Dayton said.
After dipping slightly in 2012, the share of fourth-year U.S. medical students opting for residencies in primary care specialties rose in 2013.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken heard about the cost of higher education from college students and administrators during a roundtable discussion Monday at St. Paul College.
Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don't accurately project their income.
The Affordable Care Act will provide coverage to more than 32 million uninsured Americans, but underlying medical claims costs in the individual market - a driver of premium costs - could rise by nearly 32 percent nationally by 2017, according to a study by financial risk analysts.
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken anticipates the federal immigration overhaul will contain the so-called DREAM Act that's geared toward speeding citizenship for young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
Same-sex couples who have first been joined in a commitment ceremony are often waiting to legally marry when they can do so in their own state. This generation of gays and lesbians is creating a new set of rites and rituals incorporating both old and new traditions.
An interactive feature chronicling the same-sex marriage debate in the U.S.
GOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois said Tuesday he supports same-sex marriage, becoming the second sitting Republican senator to make such an announcement in recent weeks.
A National Rifle Association-sponsored study is recommending schools across the nation each train and arm at least one staff member.
Domenica Ruta's memoir "With or Without You" chronicles her relationship with her mother, who both supported her and encouraged her to become a fellow drug user.
The Sherburne County sheriff has released the cause of death of a mother and two children found dead in their home in Zimmerman over the weekend.
This year, there are more CSAs here than ever before, 100 compared to just eight in 2004 and 42 in 2009, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture,
Backers of a newly adopted ordinance requiring gun ownership in a small north Georgia town acknowledge they were largely seeking to make a point about gun rights.
The founder of the CaringBridge Web site says she's running for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District.
Is age discrimination a problem for engineers? Ed Schlesinger, head of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, joins The Daily Circuit to discuss finding employment as an engineer.
President Barack Obama is proposing a new investment into research to map the human brain in hopes of unlocking some of its mysteries.
Counselors will be available at an elementary school in eastern Minnesota where students will deal with the loss of two classmates.
Lawmakers are considering extending Minnesota's resident tuition rates for public colleges to illegal immigrants.
A sellout crowd braved near-freezing temperatures at Target Field on Monday to watch the Minnesota Twins open the 2013 season against the Detroit Tigers. The Twins lost 4-2 in the earliest outdoor season home opener in team history. The cold may have slowed the Twins batters, but many fans didn't seem to mind the chilly weather.
When Minnesota lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Tuesday to focus on a two-year budget, they will also weigh whether to approve the Mayo Clinic's request for $500 million to support its $3 billion expansion plan. Lawmakers say they want to help the hospital and clinic system grow, but some have concerns about the size of its funding request and the overall financing plan.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz have introduced legislation that would make it easier for veterans who have been discharged due to misdiagnosis to receive benefits.

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