News & Features Archive

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Two employees with the city of La Crosse have been paid nearly $80,000 since they were placed on administrative leave six months ago for unknown reasons. (12/01/2012)
Michelle Obama hosts military families at White Ho
The bows are tied, the garlands hung, and the White House is aglow for the holidays. Volunteers from all over the country handled the decorations with care, and on Wednesday first lady Michelle Obama showed off their efforts to military families. This year's theme is "Joy to All." (12/01/2012)
Romney concedes
Mitt Romney's shadow looms over a Republican Party in disarray. His loss in the presidential race and withdrawal from politics has created a leadership vacuum within his party. It's left the GOP rudderless, lacking an overarching agenda and mired in infighting, with competing visions for the way ahead, during what may be the most important policy debate in a generation. (12/01/2012)
Hundreds of mourners packed into a Minnesota church Saturday to remember two teenage cousins who were shot to death during an alleged home burglary on Thanksgiving.
After months of high-profile fundraising that drew celebrities' attention and dollars, a group of Native American tribes has raised $9 million to buy a piece of land in South Dakota's Black Hills that they consider sacred, an official with an Indian land foundation said Friday.
Minnesota officials have issued an air pollution health alert for the southern two-thirds of the state. They urge people who are sensitive to air pollution to take proper precautions.
President Barack Obama faces mounting pressure to decide whether to approve Keystone XL, a $7 billion proposed oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada.
For the first time in almost two decades the nation's psychiatrists are changing the guidebook they use to diagnose mental disorders. Among the most controversial proposed changes: Dropping certain familiar terms like Asperger's disorder and dyslexia and calling frequent, severe temper tantrums a mental illness.
Michele Norris, the National Public Radio host, was starting a book tour for her memoir, which explored racial secrets. Sensing a change in the atmosphere after the election of the first black president, and searching for a new way to engage and listen, Norris printed 200 postcards asking people to express their thoughts on race in six words.
A janitor at an elementary school in Hibbing is being praised for his quick thinking after he used the Heimlich maneuver this week to assist a first-grader who was choking.
Minnesota authorities are still looking for the gun used to kill a Cold Spring police officer this week.
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush remains in stable condition at a Houston hospital but a lingering cough related to bronchitis should keep him there through the weekend.
Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.
Minnesotans with Norwegian ancestry have a chance to compete on a Norwegian reality show, which is holding a casting call at the Mall of America on Saturday.
Opponents of wolf hunting planned to hold a rally on the Iron Range on Saturday to protest the state's first ongoing managed wolf hunt.
Former 1960s teen idol Bobby Vee is displaying his paintings this weekend at a central Minnesota art gallery.
State election officials say more than 3 million Wisconsin voters cast ballots in last month's presidential election, setting a state record.
Duluth and its surrounding areas are continuing to recover from the record June flooding that washed out roads and destroyed hundreds of homes.
A funeral for the two teenagers who were shot and killed on Thanksgiving Day will take place in the central Minnesota town of Little Falls Saturday morning.
The Minnnesota State University Mankato football coach accused of making pornographic videos says he is relieved the charges were dismissed Friday.
Once-secret documents released Friday by the National Archives show how a judge aided the prosecution of the Watergate burglars.
Health insurance companies will have to pay to play in new health insurance markets coming under President Barack Obama's health care law, the administration said in a regulatory notice issued Friday.

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