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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

St. Paul police say they have made an arrest in connection with the stabbing and the public is not threatened. (11/07/2017)
The ranked-choice voting system made it an interesting night. Melvin Carter was the clear winner in St. Paul. In Minneapolis, five candidates were still in contention. (11/07/2017)
Democrat Ralph Northam rode an anti-Trump wave to victory over Republican Ed Gillespie, who ran on a hard-line message on immigration and social issues in the battleground state. (11/07/2017)
Fans of the Netflix show "Stranger Things" swarmed the Science Museum of Minnesota's website Tuesday to snap up the museum's vintage Thunder Lizard hoodies, which became a sensation after appearing on a recent episode.
At the time, a hospital official told police Devin Kelley was a danger to himself and others, and had issued death threats against "his military chain of command."
M. Wadah Katmawi, Syria's deputy minister of local administration and environment, said his country would join the Paris deal "as soon as possible."
The stars painted on the side of First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis only capture a fraction of the legendary venue's history. Chris Riemenschneider's new book dives into club's storied past.
The World Health Organization is calling for strict limits on antibiotic use in animals raised for food. The guidelines could push many countries, including the U.S., to restrict drug use on farms.
This year's event will honor Amelia Yang, a 9th grader from Coon Rapids, along with four other students from across the country who received the first-ever DHL Youth Volunteer Fellowship Award.
The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office on Tuesday said the couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning with recent cocaine use as a "significant condition."
The closing Minnesota stores are in Hastings and Fergus Falls. Employees will be offered jobs at other Target locations.
Republicans set up some of their most-touted tax overhaul ideas to expire in five years, but it's possible they have no intention of letting those proposals die.
The local company has been home to Greg Brown, The Wailin' Jennys and other well-known artists.
The lack of clean water, sanctions and ISIS have all contributed to depleting the supply of fish that is salted, fire-roasted and shared by Iraqis of all sects and political persuasions.
Stephen Willeford, a former NRA instructor, said he knew that each shot fired in the church "represented someone" and then he acted despite being scared for the victims, himself and his family.
Science writer Juli Berwald has spent long hours contemplating a mysterious, ethereal organism: the jellyfish. She joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss what scientists are just beginning to uncover about jellyfish.
In response to Sunday's mass shooting at a Texas church, President Trump said the shooting was not "a guns situation," but rather, a problem of mental health. What's the connection, if any, between gun violence and mental health?
The accessories, which makes assault rifles even more deadly, drew even more controversy after they were used in the Las Vegas massacre.
The summit aims at promoting green projects and providing new funding sources, a few weeks after separate talks that are currently being held at a global climate conference in Bonn, Germany.
People who have Type 1 diabetes would love to be free of insulin injections and pumps. Researchers in San Francisco are now testing in animals an implantable pouch of living, insulin-releasing cells.
Dick Erdall held the seat after the city's elected mayor resigned early. Erdall was the last Republican to be mayor of Minneapolis.
Cultural grievances were a big part of what drove Trump's election, but Americans across the racial spectrum say their group faces discrimination.
Despite reports that the suspect's criminal record should have stopped him from legally buying firearms, the president said tougher vetting wouldn't have prevented the church attack.
The Red Lake Department of Public Safety got a report of a boat that had capsized on the eastern side of Lower Red Lake Monday afternoon. One of three fishermen in the boat swam to shore and was taken to a hospital to be treated for hypothermia.
It's Joni Mitchell's birthday Tuesday. A new biography by David Yaffe came out earlier this year, "Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell."
NPR reporters have annotated his election night remarks, providing context and analysis to his policy promises and noting who among the people he thanked are still in the inner circle a year later.
The attorney for Rene Boucher says "a matter that most people would regard as trivial" is behind an incident that left Sen. Rand Paul with five broken ribs.
The resolution failed on a 1-6 vote Monday night. It's the second vote in the last two weeks against Council member Jeff Johnson's proposal.
The St. Cloud City Council has voted to become the first city outside the Twin Cities to raise the age to legally purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, but the fate of the measure is uncertain.
In odd-numbered years, Election Day is a hodgepodge of races. But in an era when all politics is national, these low-profile elections have a lot to say about the direction of the country.
The man who police say killed 26 people in a small Texas church on Sunday had a record of domestic violence, making him sadly typical. Many suspects of mass shootings have similar histories.
The president says the U.S. is prepared to use "all available tools short of military action" to bring North Korea to the table, but that it would use the "full range" of military options if needed.
Nathan Collins calls the 10-hours-a-day fall corn harvest a vacation. Working the family farm at harvest time is far from easy, but it's a tradition with deep family roots.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale and St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman debated only once in the 2002 race for senator -- the day before the election.
As interim sheriff, Don Gudmundson is only staying until county voters elect a new sheriff next year, but he's leaving his mark now.
Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison had competing visions for America.

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