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Friday, November 10, 2017

In a major breakthrough, trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached a deal Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that was in doubt after President Donald Trump abandoned it. (11/10/2017)
MPR News host Tom Weber talked with North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp</a> about her legislation to address the problem of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. (11/10/2017)
Trey Ganem is offering free customized caskets for the victims of Sunday's shooting. He hopes his designs help to celebrate their lives. (11/10/2017)
Both tax proposals in the House and the Senate would add about $1.5 trillion to the nation's deficit over the next 10 years. That's a big concern for many economists and some lawmakers.
A sexual misconduct scandal in the state Legislature has widened to include two male lawmakers.
Republican Rep. Mary Franson, of Alexandria, posted a tweet on her personal account after two transgender candidates were elected to the Minneapolis City Council.
An Ashland County sheriff's deputy shot 14-year-old Jason Pero on Wednesday on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation.
A Minneapolis debt collection agency is facing a lawsuit alleging the agency sent a "deceptive" debt collection notice to a consumer in 2016.
Former House Speaker Kurt Zellers says he admonished Rep. Tony Cornish after hearing rumors of sexual harassment.
For decades, St. Paul and Ramsey County leaders have been trying to find a better transit link between downtown, the airport and the Mall of America. Now the Riverview Corridor Policy Advisory Committee appears ready to sign off on a "modern" streetcar concept along West 7th Street.
Now that recreational marijuana use in California and other states is legal for adults and marketers are ramping up ads, youth drug educators fear that kids may think it's safe for them to light up.
Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in Hollywood and media have faced allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape.
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The biggest mistake employers can make when it comes to dealing with sexual harassment complaints is to not take action at all, said Penelope Phillips, an employment attorney who helps train managers on how to recognize and deal with harassment in the workplace.
Ruthenium-106, an artificial isotope, was detected in early October and is now gone. European safety officials say it poses no health risk to residents and that it might have come from Russia.
A new study is bolstering the case for putting more autonomous vehicles on the road sooner rather than later &mdash; at the same time that self-driving cars are hitting a milestone in parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
After five female comics accused Louis C.K. of inappropriate behavior involving masturbation, the comedian has admitted that the "stories are true."
The lawsuit filed Friday alleges that Minneapolis' ordinance conflicts with existing state law and asks the court to prevent its enforcement.
Last week, students and staff at Concordia College in Moorhead found several signs scattered across the campus saying, "It's OK to be white."
With both Republicans and Democrats facing an identity crisis, what does party identity and loyalty mean today?
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.
Jon Pardi will be performing Friday at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood.
"I Love You, Daddy" was set for release on Nov. 17. The film's New York premiere was also canceled on Thursday.
Fourteen months after suffering a serious knee injury, Teddy Bridgewater was finally activated this week by the Minnesota Vikings. In his absence Case Keenum has been playing well, so it's unclear when Bridgewater will play again for the Vikings.
A financial services processing center that has bolstered downtown St. Cloud is losing 130 jobs as part of wider cuts by Capital One Financial Corp.
It's been the coldest start to November in over a decade and this week's been the coldest since March.
Aly Raisman tells "60 Minutes" she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He's now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.
The number of new allegations sexual misconduct against well-known and powerful men seem to be cropping up every day.
If you itemize, a new, higher standard deduction might make doing your taxes easier. If you run a "pass through" business, your life might be about to get more complicated.
Some GOP officials in Alabama are skeptical of allegations that Roy Moore sexually assaulted a 14-year-old when he was 32. Others say that even if true, it would be irrelevant to his Senate campaign.
The house was destroyed. The state Fire Marshal's Office is helping with the investigation into the cause.
Sixteen months after transplant surgery gave Andy Sandness the face that had belonged to Calen "Rudy" Ross, he met the woman who had agreed to donate her high school sweetheart's visage to a man who lived nearly a decade without one.
Authorities say the Douglas County farmer had been trying to clear something from the corn picker when his arm became trapped.
In the span of a tumultuous afternoon, a low-profile special election became a Republican nightmare that threatens a once-safe Senate seat -- and offers a new window into ugly divisions that continue to plague the GOP in the age of President Trump.
In a speech that sounded at times like an airing of economic grievances, the president told APEC member nations that the U.S. will no longer tolerate unfair trade practices.
"Adios Utopia" displays art that looks at Cuban affairs, both revolutionary and otherwise.
The new anthology, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar, aims to make century-old stories -- of flying Africans, quizzical animals and even Uncle Remus -- available to new generations.
A conversation about the U.S. role in the world, featuring President Obama's National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and former Vice President and Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale.

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