News & Features Archive

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A lobbyist and a state legislator claimed Thursday that Republican Rep. Tony Cornish has made remarks to them and sent texts that amount to improper sexual conduct. The House Speaker says Cornish will be suspended from his committee chairman role. (11/09/2017)
Magazine art director Cipe Pineles helped pave the way for creative women in publishing. She also illustrated her mother's Eastern European recipes, but for 70 years the manuscript lay undiscovered. (11/09/2017)
Witnesses say the fifth-grader at Fridley Middle School was crossing the street when a sport utility vehicle struck him. (11/09/2017)
Holly Gauthier said authorities have provided few details about the death of her son, 14-year-old Jason Pero, an 8th grader who died on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's reservation Wednesday.
Lawmakers are reviewing rules changes to mandate sexual harassment training for all employees on Capitol Hill. The move is in response to a recent wave of sexual harassment scandals and allegations.
According to Eagle Lake, Minn., police, one of the kids reported the man following slowly in his car. Another said the man dropped cash and ordered the student into his vehicle.
DFL state Rep. Erin Maye Quade of Apple Valley, who on Wednesday leveled allegations against state Sen. Dan Schoen, said Thursday that there's a sexual harassment culture at the Legislature.
Pastor Frank Pomeroy told leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this week that it would be too painful to continue using First Baptist Church as a place of worship.
Sun Country Airlines is abandoning plans to launch nonstop service from the Twin Cities to Cuba next month because of too much uncertainty.
District officials also confirmed Thursday that the school is investigating racially threatening messages found on a bathroom wall at Champlin Park High.
The House and Senate bills are structurally similar, but they diverge on some major policies that could be hard to reconcile before the end of the year.
@VoteMpls tried to get important information about the election in front of residents, partly by making it fun to read, said 25-year-old Mitch Kampf of the City Clerk's office, who had the keys to the account.
Five women -- including comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry -- allege the Emmy-winning star of FX's "Louie" either pleasured himself in front of them, asked to do it or did so over the phone.
Abdullahi Yusuf, convicted of attempting to join the terror group, has spent almost a year in a federal halfway house. He was released today. The judge cautioned Yusuf he may be ostracized by some in the Somali community.
An Alabama woman says Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for next month's U.S. Senate election, made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14, according to a Washington Post story Thursday.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges will step down in January after voters rejected her on Tuesday for a second term. Observers say that while Hodges drove some positive change, her personal political skills fell short.
How do infections spread in our healthcare facilities, and what can patients do to protect themselves?
More than 140,000 Puerto Ricans have left since Hurricane Maria and some experts estimate more than 300,000 more could leave in the next two years. That's on top of a similar-size exodus over the last decade of economic crisis, creating a massive population loss for the U.S. territory of 3.4 million.
St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao is being investigated after an elections official alleged a violation of voting rules.
Timothy Carpenter stole cell phones. Then his phone sold him out to the Feds. Now the Supreme Court has to decide how private our cell phone data should be.
Kathleen Hartnett White, who is from Texas, reiterated her view that carbon dioxide is a "plant nutrient," not a pollutant.
Other insurers and the diocese have yet to agree on what money they may provide to more than 100 victims.
Rene Boucher only spoke to reply "yes sir" to a judge during a brief arraignment. He showed no emotion and kept his head down. Boucher faces up to a year in jail if convicted of fourth-degree assault.
A member of President Trump's commission on voter fraud alleges that the commission is violating federal law by excluding him and others from participating in the work of the commission and refusing to provide documents available to other members.
It's an unusual venue for a jazz artist, but Washington has attracted a lot of mainstream hip-hop fans through his collaborations with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg.
Emily Suvada's debut novel -- a high-tech young adult dystopia -- is bursting with ideas (and exploding viruses). And while it might seem like a conventional thriller, it's got a twist to reckon with.
An inherited disease called epidermolysis bullosa destroyed the 7-year-old's skin. Scientists grew new skin in the lab without the genetic flaw, and replaced 80 percent of his skin. He is thriving.
The sheriff's department confirms a "male subject" was killed by a deputy in Odanah on Wednesday not far from the Bad River Casino. Authorities say deputies received a 911 call from a resident reporting the male who was shot was walking down the street with a knife.
In the wake of allegations of sexual abuse against Spacey, director Ridley Scott has decided to substitute Christopher Plummer in "All the Money in the World," due for release next month.
Despite the president's harsh words on China in the past, the leaders appear friendly and say they will cooperate on North Korea and work toward a balanced trade relationship.
From Hollywood to the media world, more people have decided to publicly name their alleged perpetrators, effectively turning the tables for victims who say they endured shame in silence.
Cleveland Clinic has helped draw businesses, investor money and millennials to that city's medical-technology hub. Mayo Clinic and Rochester leaders see it as a recipe they can bring to Minnesota.
Brian Guimond says Thursday is "just another day." But for him, "just another day" means 24 hours filled with anger and sadness over the disappearance of his son.
This week, the Art Hounds recommend the plays "The Privateer" and "Roller Derby Queen" and the podcast "Interesting People Reading Poetry."
Inspired by the 2016 elections, MPR News set out to gain a better understanding of how Minnesotans view their lives, their communities, their state and the nation.
We asked a representative sample of more than 1,600 Minnesotans--from the Twin Cities and throughout Greater Minnesota and our major regional centers--what they think about everything from their own personal finances to the future of our state.
The Harvey Weinstein revelations shine a light on harassment and assault in the entertainment industry.
A Thread Book Hour featuring Kerri Miller's "Talking Volumes" interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow. His new book is titled, "Grant."

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