News & Features Archive

Monday, October 21, 2013

Minnesota took a beating on Monday Night Football in East Rutherford, N.J., falling to the New York Giants 23-7 as Josh Freeman marked his first start at quarterback for the Vikings. Here are some highlights from the game. (10/21/2013)
The owners of a building near the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis could face a lawsuit from the city for discharging thousands of gallons of water an hour into the nearby lakes through a storm sewer. (10/21/2013)
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is back on in northern Minnesota next year. (10/21/2013)
Representatives of the San Francisco Bay Area's transit rail system and its striking unions returned to the bargaining table, raising hopes that a four-day work stoppage is about to end.
A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two 12-year-old boys and killing a math teacher who was trying to protect children from their classmate.
The problems that have plagued the federal insurance marketplace in the last two weeks have not affected the system in Minnesota, said the head of MNsure.
New state fire statistics show that 50 people in Minnesota were killed by fires in 2012. That's six fewer deaths than the previous year.
A Pew Center study shows that 11 percent of American adults have ventured into the world of online dating, either with websites like or mobile apps.
General Mills' line of "Monster Cereals" originally hit the market in the early '70s, but the company decided in 2010 they would only be available during the Halloween season.
E-cigarette makers have a tremendous amount of latitude in the U.S. to market those products as they choose, even on television.
Nearly two years after a failure of one of its units led to extensive damage, Xcel Energy's Sherburne County Generating Station is back to normal.
A Kanabec County man has died after a crane he was operating tipped over at a construction site.
Two Utah men already facing possible criminal charges for purposely toppling an ancient rock formation in a state park have now been removed from their posts as Boy Scout leaders and will no longer be allowed to lead scouting troops.
An online breast milk exchange linked to bacteria contamination in a new study says it is changing its policies.
After a two-week delay, the government on Tuesday will issue the September employment report, providing a snapshot of the job market's health before the 16-day partial government shutdown.
A southern Minnesota couple accused of starving their adopted son to the point that authorities said his bones were protruding reached a plea agreement with prosecutors Monday.
Many children are not being vaccinated against a cervical cancer virus because their parents don't know enough about the vaccine, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician warns.
When severe flooding this summer worsened erosion around many of the region's cold-water trout streams, environmentalists searched for ways to keep soil out of the water without breaking local government budgets. They decided to try walls of trees.
Mexican authorities rushed to deploy emergency crews and said they were considering evacuations of low-lying areas.
Southeast Minnesota's high, sandy river bluffs make for some beautiful trout fishing, but that beauty comes at a cost: When it rains, the bluffs routinely send tons of sediment sliding into the cold-water streams, threatening the ecosystem. Severe flooding this summer worsened the erosion, challenging conservationists to find a remedy that wouldn't break the bank. They decided to try walls of trees. Here's what that effort looks like on Riceford Creek, near Spring Grove.
Attorney General Marty Jackley says the Supreme Court did not authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to implement the mandate so it infringes upon people's Freedom of Religion.
A northern Utah Boy Scouts council announced Monday that the men involved in the Oct. 11 event at Goblin Valley State Park have been removed from their posts.
Jerabek's New Bohemian Bakery suddenly closed both of its Saint Paul locations yesterday. Owners Russell Spangler, Ronda Vincent and John Wills broke the news on Facebook.
The 66-year-old governor initially injured his hip back in June when he was hurrying down a flight of stairs. The procedure is designed to promote healing of the torn muscle in his left hip, according to a statement from the governor's office.
Cherryhomes' political career began in 1989 when she unseated the only African-American member of the Minneapolis City Council, Van White. Cherryhomes, who is white, would represent the most diverse ward in the city for the next 12 years. Since 2001, she has worked as a consultant and lobbyist.
The identities of the shooter and victims weren't immediately known. The suspect is "down," police said, and school officials say there is no further danger.
The president said his administration was doing "everything we can possibly do" to get the federally run websites up and running. And he guaranteed that everyone who wants to get insurance through the new health care exchanges will be able to.
Since the Boise paper mill completed a round of layoffs on Oct. 1 that left 265 people without jobs, Rainy River Community College has offered a variety of training and assistance. But few of the laid off workers have participated and some courses have been canceled due to lack of interest.
A fence held the van long enough for him to escape and for a tow truck to pull it away from the fence, clearing up a traffic jam on eastbound I-94 in downtown St. Paul, said police spokesman Sgt. Paul Paulos.
White House officials say the president will discuss steps the administration is taking to address failures in the health care roll out, including ramping up staffing at call centers where people can apply for insurance by phone.
Cris Beam learned about the troubles facing American foster care when she decided to foster and adopt a teen as she aged out of the system.
Rick Riordan, author of the Heroes of Olympus series for young adult readers, joins Talking Volumes to discuss his latest installment.
In the wake of the shutdown, we'll discuss how Congress and the White House can move forward and pass major legislation.
We're on the board for the first snow and snowmen and women of the season in many central and northern Minnesota communities.
Maggie Koerth-Baker considers the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder "epidemic" and writes this week that it's not hard to figure out why nearly 11 percent of children 4-17 have received an ADHD diagnosis.
Approximately 25 percent of males and 65 percent of females in Minnesota's prisons utilize ongoing mental health services, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Why are the percentages so different between the sexes?
Same-sex couples in a handful of New Jersey communities exchanged marriage vows in the first minutes of Monday, becoming the first to take advantage of a court ruling that forced the state to become the 14th in the nation to recognize same-sex nuptials.
Psychiatrists have been slow to formally recognize premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, as a disorder, but that's changed under the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the DSM-5, which lists PMDD as a distinct mental disorder. Should it?
The Obama administration's hopes ran high that millions would flock to enroll for health insurance on state and federal exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act. But three weeks in, the data suggest the actual number of enrollments is lagging far behind that number.
Fourteen years after Mark Andrew resigned from the Hennepin County Board, he's making a bid to return to elected office.
Although Minnesota's job market has steadily improved since the great recession, more than 150,000 Minnesotans remain unemployed -- and it's still a buyer's market for labor. Hiring managers can afford to be picky, and employers are coming up with new hoops for job applicants to jump through.
Gov. Dayton has already dubbed 2014 the "unsession," because he wants legislators to spend much of their time eliminating old, outdated state laws rather than adding new ones. He's been collecting suggestions on what to get rid of, as well as ideas for making government better, faster and simpler.

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