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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman from Minnesota and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC, is one of two people at the center of the investigation. Weber and Democratic operative Tony Podesta were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick Gates. (11/02/2017)
Metro Metals Corporation was storing stormwater runoff in an underground pool, then piping it into a railroad ditch that drained into nearby Bridal Veil Creek, an agreement with the MPCA said. (11/02/2017)
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday that using fossil fuels to power electricity can help villages in Africa and other developing regions. (11/02/2017)
Doctors were surprised to find a patient using a powerful steroid cream bought without a prescription at an African store in Washington, D.C. It was also easy to buy online.
Discovery Square is a cornerstone of the Destination Medical Center economic development project, a 20-year plan to transform Rochester and the surrounding economy.
Chat logs made available to ProPublica show talk of mass killings and the recipes that could be used to carry them out.
MPR News host Tom Weber led a two-hour debate on Thursday with Melvin Carter, Elizabeth Dickinson, Tom Goldstein, Pat Harris and Dai Thao.
The Treasure Island Center, including a 1,200-seat skating rink, nears completion.
In a court filing Thursday, attorneys said Manafort, who led Trump's campaign for several months last year, has done nothing wrong and doesn't pose a risk of fleeing the country.
President Trump has named Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell to head the U.S. central bank. If confirmed by the Senate he will succeed Janet Yellen, the first woman to serve in the Fed's top post.
To curb recidivism, a small group of female prisoners in Indiana crafted their own re-entry plan: Rebuild abandoned houses in the city and create future homes for themselves in the process.
Officials at the nation's largest mall say they'll continue a tradition started last year to give the holiday back to its 15,000 employees, although stores will have the option of opening.
The U.S. government's most comprehensive climate report to date is at odds with the statements made by President Trump and his Cabinet.
President Donald Trump and Republican senators agree that the fate of tens of thousands of young immigrants in the U.S. illegally will be decided next year.
Older people with low incomes nearly everywhere would have access to free "Obamacare" health coverage next year, according to a recent study. The free insurance twist is no help to millions of consumers who don't qualify for subsidies.
A white Connecticut college student has been charged with smearing body fluids on her black roommate's belongings, and police are saying it was a bias crime.
A day after three customers were shot dead inside the suburban Denver store, authorities arrested the suspected gunman.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Otto unveiled part of her campaign platform Thursday to gradually raise the statewide wage.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle are apparently working toward a settlement in a years-long defamation case.
The drop in the number of licensed providers is most prevalent rural Minnesota, but day care centers say the cost of starting a business is too expensive and fraught with regulations.
Republicans were preparing to hold a hearing on his nomination next week. But it was revealed this week that Clovis had communications with George Papadopoulos, who has admitted to lying to the FBI.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the use of deadly force was justified in shooting Khaleel Thompson, whose mother acknowledged he was dealing with mental health problems. Thompson survived.
More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency.
House Republicans would preserve the popular retirement account for middle-class Americans while limiting a cherished deduction for homeowners in a sweeping tax cut plan unveiled Thursday that would add $1.5 trillion to the nation's debt.
Volume 13 covers Dylan's born-again Christian period from 1979 to 1981.
Contrary to popular belief, the key to successful sports teams may have nothing to do with money, dynamic coaches or star players.
Researchers used equipment that detects muons. Measuring the density of the tiny particles yielded an image of what's behind the pyramid walls with no damage to the ancient structure.
President Trump tweeted that he is "fighting hard" for a merit based immigration program. Would that shift make America safer?
Local activist Sarah Super recently started a petition asking Minnesota's top legislators to end the statute of limitations for sexual violence crimes in Minnesota.
Hackers targeted the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained by The Associated Press.
A series of new polls suggest Americans are unenthusiastic and divided over the forthcoming Republican tax bill.
Writer Anna Graham Hunter says that in 1985, she was repeatedly groped by Hoffman on the set of a television adaptation of "Death of a Salesman." Six women have accused Ratner of sexual misconduct.
The Astros defeated the Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium.
Sayfullo Saipov was inspired by the Islamic State group's online videos and plotted his New York City attack for two months, federal authorities said in a criminal complaint bringing terrorism charges against him.
One part of Elizer Darris' life that has confounded him since his release from prison is his marriage, which experts say isn't unusual. On the anniversary of his release from prison, we invited Elizer and Shaundell into the studio to have a conversation about their life together.
The NFL is serving as a matchmaker between qualified Twin Cities firms with diverse ownership and big spenders at the Super Bowl.
This week on Art Hounds: James Sewell Ballet performs with the Ahn Trio, poets return from the dead to compete with one another, and "A Night in Andalusia" offers Flamenco dance and music.
MPR's Tom Weber moderates a debate featuring five candidates for Mayor of St. Paul.

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