News & Features Archive

Friday, July 4, 2014

A vehicle pulled out in front of the cruiser rushing to a prior accident. (07/04/2014)
Andrea Boeve, 33, of Steen, was riding on a Rock County road with her 4 and 1-year old daughters in tow when she was struck by a pickup truck. The girls survived the crash. (07/04/2014)
Rows of Target carts
As retail competition has stiffened, Target has been opening smaller stores in urban settings. The retailer has opened eight somewhat downsized CityTarget stores in Chicago, Los Angeles and other markets. (07/04/2014)
The event, now in its 34th year, is expected to draw as many as 60,000 people over its two-day run. The festival also features basketball, flag football and volleyball competitions along with music and dance performances and traditional Hmong food.
The not-so-secret weapon on The Tonight Show is The Roots, a band whose success on the NBC program was so swift it even surprised a few people at NBC.
With the onset of summer comes also a bounty of strawberries. Add to those berries a bit of sugar and plenty of sunlight, and you have a strawberry jam recipe fit for the season's best mornings -- with a slice of good toast, of course.
High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.
Wounds in Lac-Megantic remain raw. Now the focus is on creating a settlement fund to compensate survivors. The environmental cleanup alone could end up costing $200 million to $500 million, based on early estimates.
"Cinematically," says Mary F. Pols -- a movie reviewer for Time -- a movie in which the action takes place on July 4 "is an easy way to evoke summer and celebration and Americana." But she fears that such shorthand may lead to mediocrity.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is explaining its reversal of a decision that would have given a Minnesota iron pellet facility more time to comply with water quality laws.
Minneapolis authorities are cleaning up after a Metro Transit bus lost control and drove onto the sidewalk in downtown Minneapolis, damaging garbage cans and smashing into light posts.
More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance.
Celebrating Independence Day on July Fourth is as American as burgers and dogs on the grill, lemonade in plastic cups, apple pie on paper plates, baseball, fireworks and Sousa marches. Except for those Americans who don't celebrate it at all.
In a way, human evolution was like the development of the modern automobile: You can trace its numerous and various advancements back to their origins in the Model T frame, diesel engines, 1950s luxury designs, or compact hatchbacks.
The state's oil boom in recent years has significantly expanded the state's economy. North Dakota has added 100,000 jobs since December 2007.

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