News & Features Archive

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fewer people are sending paper greeting cards, a worrisome challenge for the nation's top card company. (10/07/2012)
A letter in which Albert Einstein dismissed the idea of God as a product of human weakness is being sold on eBay for a starting price of $3 million. (10/07/2012)
Portraits of casualties
On Sept. 29, Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Metcalfe was on patrol in the country's rugged Wardak Province when his unit came under small-arms fire. He was the nation's 2,000th casualty in Afghanistan. (10/07/2012)
Seimone Augustus scored 21 points, Maya Moore added 20 and the Minnesota Lynx held off the Los Angeles Sparks 80-79 on Sunday, advancing to the
Minnesota health officials now confirm three cases of a rare fungal meningitis linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.
California voters will soon decide whether to require certain raw and processed foods to carry labels indicating whether they are "produced with genetic engineering." More than just food packaging is at stake. The outcome could reverberate through American agriculture.
A 38-year-old man from Zacatecas, Mexico, and a 30-year-old woman from Portland, Ore., won the annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.
Minnesota fire management officials said the North Minnie fire near Red Lake continued to burn over 24,700 acres.
CenturyLink Inc. and the unions for 700,000 workers in 13 states -- including Minnesota -- have extended talks after their labor contract expired Saturday night.
California motorists faced another day of record-breaking gasoline prices Sunday, though relief appeared to be on the way.
The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office is resurrecting a horror from the area's past as the theme at its annual Haunted House.
A lot depends on the weather but if all goes well Sunday night, the first privately contracted supply mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to get under way.
A Sioux Falls meatpacking plant was shut down briefly because a truck driver was beating the hogs that he was bringing to be slaughtered.
Judith Martin, author of Miss Manners column, offers guidance on evolving etiquette.
Neil Young's fans have come to expect wild swings if they've followed his music career since the 1960s. There's the near-violent guitar solos and throbbing rock of his collaborations with Crazy Horse. Lilting acoustic melodies like "Harvest Moon." Electronic experiments. Moments of genius and ill-advised detours.
The University of Texas student body, like Texas, is majority-minority. Is this the "critical mass" of minority students that U.S. Supreme Court narrowly endorsed in 2003 as an educational goal important enough to allow colleges to factor the race of applicants into admissions decisions? That question will be front and center Wednesday when a more conservative Supreme Court revisits affirmative action for the first time since that landmark case nine years ago involving the University of Michigan.

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