Social media has dubbed Arturo, a polar bear living in an Argentinian zoo, the "world's saddest animal," and more than 400,000 people have signed an online petition asking that he be moved to a "better life" in Canada.
Douglas Yentsch jumped in Nichols Lake after his two young grandchildren fell off the inner tube he was pulling behind a paddle boat. The children were wearing lifejackets, but panicked.
Palestinian authorities reported intensified airstrikes and shelling as the death toll from Israel's ground offensive rose to at least 342 Palestinians.
Alice Coachman Davis, the first African-American woman to win Olympic gold in 1948, never entered the pantheon of breakthrough sports heroes.
The police department predicted a 2 percent increase in violent crime along the transit corridor, which includes downtown St. Paul and University Avenue.
Officers have arrested 27 people. They're suspected of selling marijuana, prescription drugs and meth, among other drugs.
International investigators say armed rebels have limited their inspection of the eastern Ukraine site of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight that killed 298 passengers and crew, as Kiev accused the separatists, with Russian help, of deliberately destroying evidence at the scene.
The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe's allegations of anti-gay slurs and taunts made by Priefer.
Husker Du's landmark album "Zen Arcade" turns 30.
Drivers will find major road closures in the Minneapolis suburbs this weekend.
Luverne, Minnesota held its 52nd annual Hot Dog Night on Thursday evening, where it's all about the dog. The festival included wiener dog races, a wiener dog beauty contest, a hot dog inspired art contest, music, and free hot dogs.