News & Features Archive

Sunday, April 7, 2013

In the first round of pay raises since Wisconsin all but ended collective bargaining rights for state workers, supervisors issued average pay boosts of 6.52 percent -- but only about one of 14 eligible workers saw increases. (04/07/2013)
Ginnette Powell
Boston is working to move forward from the legacy of the school busing crisis in the 1970s. But raw feelings remain from that divisive time. (04/07/2013)
Stacking sandbags
Volunteers in Fargo have filled 476,000 sandbags as part of an effort to protect against flooding on the Red River. (04/07/2013)
The Minnesota State Patrol has confirmed that three people have died in a multivehicle crash on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.
For students now sprinting toward the end of their college days, the finish line may not be much of a relief. More than ever, their gait is slowed by the weight of impending debt. Thirty-seven million Americans share about $1 trillion in student loans, according to Federal Reserve data.
A growing number of people have stopped paying for cable and satellite TV service, and don't even use an antenna to get free signals over the air. These people are watching shows and movies on the Internet, sometimes via cellphone connections. Last month, the Nielsen Co. started labeling people in this group "Zero TV" households, because they fall outside the traditional definition of a TV home.
Advertising pioneer Jane Maas writes of her rise through the ranks and the experiences of women at New York firms in the '60s in her book, "Mad Women."
The effects of the recession have been felt in all age groups, but recent statistics suggest that baby boomers may have been hit hardest of all.
The so-called "Gang of Eight," a bipartisan group of Senate leaders, are expected to unveil a new immigration bill this week. What are the chances it will become law?
Congress returns Monday from a two-week spring recess with gun control and immigration high on the Senate's agenda. Senators could start debating Democratic-written gun legislation before week's end. But leaders also might decide to give negotiators more time to seek a deal on expanding background checks for firearms buyers.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek will be in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with President Barack Obama to talk about gun control proposals.
The candidates for mayor of Minneapolis will try to win over African-American voters in a debate at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham says disagreement over a new low-skilled worker program is still hanging up an immigration deal -- even after an agreement a week ago between the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Representatives from three health care organizations are expected to testify Sunday afternoon at the state Capitol about potential mergers. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is also inviting the public to weigh in at the hearing, which starts at 1:30 p.m.

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