News & Features Archive

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Teams looking for the brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall in western Wyoming's Wind River Range have found his body, the family said Wednesday night. (07/03/2013)
An explosion and fire at a North Shore motel Wednesday injured two people and destroyed a building at the Lake Breeze Motel Resort on Scenic Highway 61. (07/03/2013)
Was the overthrow of Egypt's Islamist government on Wednesday a coup? Much hangs on the exact words used to describe what happened. (07/03/2013)
Gasoline prices are below the national average in Minnesota this holiday weekend.
Bear researcher Lynn Rogers is hoping to take his fight to the top. He said he is trying to get a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton to appeal a decision by the Department of Natural Resources not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens.
The chair of the Racing Commission has been cleared of allegations that he harassed a woman because of her gender.
An agreement that delegated some of the Minnesota Department of Health's inspection duties to St. Paul city employees is being terminated.
A Listeria outbreak linked to a soft, Brie-style cheese has sickened two people in Minnesota. And one of the victims has died.
An emergency declaration has been issued for more than two dozen Minnesota counties affected by recent thunderstorms.
The start of July marks ten months for the Minnesota Orchestra lockout, with no end in sight for the musicians, management and audience. Many opinions are swirling in the classical world about what's happening at the orchestra. Few predict sweetness and light, but rather a gloomy outcome.
Federal officials are asking questions and collecting information about student transcript changes at St. Cloud State University and their possible impact on student financial aid.
With the proliferation of local farmers markets, cheesemakers and breweries, packing local food for a picnic, trip, or camp out can make for a more interesting trip and a richer experience.
"Eating out" this time of year means something different than heading to the corner restaurant. Packing for the big picnic, whether it be at home or up north, has evolved a bit with the proliferation of local foods.
One Minneapolis company is making things easier for those who wish to show a little less skin.
Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson tells an Aspen Ideas Festival audience about his Ethiopian/Swedish American immigrant experience, and the importance of food, family and community.
The Tobolowsky Files is a series of specials featuring profound, moving, and hilarious true stories about life, love and Hollywood, written and performed by author and actor Stephen Tobolowsky. In a series of stories called The Alchemist, Stephen Tobolowsky recalls the night his father punched a bus, how his mother tried to hatch an egg, and the power these memories had in shaping his life.
Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.
St. Paul city officials say a logjam on the Mississippi River could be a safety concern. Many of the floating branches and debris are leftovers from the recent storms.
The armed forces ousted Egypt's first democratically elected president Wednesday after just a year in power, installing a temporary civilian government, suspending the constitution and calling for new elections.
State Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, announced today that he's resigning his leadership position in the Minnesota Senate.
Former U.S. Rep. Arlan Stangeland died Tuesday at the age of 83.
The Transportation Security Administration is now publishing photos of the firearms, knives and other goodies confiscated in airport security checks.
An environmental group said Wednesday that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen, even after the drink maker said it would change its formula.
Authorities have recovered the body of a Wisconsin man who was missing after a tugboat over the Dresbach dam in eastern Minnesota.
Eleven-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died at her parents' home of treatable diabetes in 2008. Her parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, chose to pray for God's help rather than take her to a doctor.
Several times every day, at airports across --he country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot.
Dry weather across Minnesota this week means that water levels on the state's brimming lakes and creeks finally may start to drop. Spring's heavy rainfall raised Lake Minnetonka to near-record highs, feeding Minnehaha Creek in the west metro until it became a bursting creek.
We can't adequately mourn the dead, nor honor the efforts of their colleagues, while dismissing the firsthand knowledge they're giving us. Otherwise, they died for nothing.
Sixty volunteer shoppers in 22 states checked retail prices for summer picnic foods for the American Farm Bureau Federation's survey. Here's what they found.
The closed lighthouses include Michigan Island Light, Devils Light, Sand Light, LaPointe Light and Outer Island Light.
Pvt. 1st Class John O'Boyle stood ready to be presented with the Knight of the Legion Honor Medal during a ceremony on Wednesday.
A somewhat overexposed billboard designed to get people talking about colon health has been censored by the agency that put it up.
A criminal complaint filed last week charges two women in their 20s with recording nudity without consent in Green Bay, Wis.
When Mozilla announced a plan to improve its system for blocking third-party cookies, it didn't seem like the kind of thing that would make waves. But it didn't take long for the Internet advertising industry to react -- furiously.
As dramatic as it's been, the 2013 wildfire season has yet to kick in to high gear.
Don't flush your old prescription drugs. They pollute the state's waters. Officials and environmental leaders concede the public has heard mixed messages over the years about what to do with pharmaceuticals and other compounds that can contaminate lakes and rivers.
The Federal Reserve agreed Tuesday to raise the amount of capital that big banks must hold to prevent their collapse and reduce the threat they pose to the broader financial system.
Three years ago, U.S. car buyers started trickling back into showrooms after largely sitting out the recession. That trickle has turned into a flood.
A conservative watchdog group released a half dozen movie parody videos and comedy skits Tuesday by the General Services Administration that were removed from the agency's website after an inspector general report last year revealed lavish agency spending on a Las Vegas conference.
Animal protection groups are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to try to block the revival of domestic horse slaughter at commercial processing plants.
Investigators from around the U.S. have begun arriving in Arizona to examine whether 19 highly trained firefighters who perished over the weekend heeded those rules or ignored them and paid with their lives.
As San Francisco Bay Area commuters crammed onto ferries and sat in rush hour traffic, rail workers and transit officials resumed contract talks Tuesday to end a two-day strike that has caused chaotic commutes and, according to businesses, is costing the region millions of dollars.
Kerri Miller speaks with Stephen Parente, director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the Carlson School of Management, about the Obama administration's decision to delay by one year the health care law's mandate that large employers provide health insurance for their employees.

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