Stories tagged: Minnesota
Tue., March 13, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
3 students in critical condition following van, semi crash
Six young people remain hospitalized, including three in critical condition, following a collision between a school van and a semi in western Minnesota.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 5:02 p.m.
3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal
3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing of chemicals …
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
Minnesota’s $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial
Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 2:01 p.m.
Weathercatch: Spokane vs. Embarrass: Same latitude, different climates:
Compared to Embarrass, Minnesota, Spokane is practically balmy.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Minnesota woman ordered detained on terror, arson charges
A Minnesota woman who is accused of trying to travel to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida was “self-radicalized” and intended to kill people when she set several fires on a college …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan won’t seek re-election
Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan announced Friday he would skip another uphill climb to re-election and retire from his northeastern Minnesota congressional seat, leaving a wide-open race in a swing district …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:53 p.m.
Senate takes rare path in confirming Trump judicial nominee
For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Senate has confirmed a judicial nominee without a seal of approval from a home state senator.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
Pawlenty says no to Senate bid for Franken’s seat
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won’t run this year for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Al Franken.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
Two Democrats sworn in as senators, narrow GOP majority
Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority and complicating efforts by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance the White House’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Two new faces and old partisan standoffs as Congress returns
There will be two fresh Senate faces and plenty of familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers as Congress begins its 2018 session Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
GOP’s Bachmann mulling bid for Franken’s Senate seat
One-time Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann says she’s considering running for Al Franken’s former Senate seat.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
Franken’s exit will set stage for Smith to join Senate
Sen. Al Franken has officially resigned from the Senate.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Slain Australian’s family demands integrity in U.S. probe
The family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer in July demanded a more rigorous probe Thursday after a prosecutor cast doubts on the …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to replace Sen. Al Franken until a special election in November, setting up his long-time and trusted adviser for …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Minnesota governor set to name Franken’s Senate replacement
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Minnesota researchers create Alzheimer’s detection device
University of Minnesota researchers have created new technology aimed at making it easier to detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump
Sen. Al Franken, a rising political star only weeks ago, reluctantly announced Thursday he’s resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations and evaporating support from fellow …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Minnesota loses bid for 1st world’s fair in U.S. since 1984
The state of Minnesota lost its bid to host what would have been the first world’s fair on U.S. soil in almost 40 years when the organization that oversees the …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Another Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual harassment
Minnesota’s House speaker suspended the committee chairmanship of state Rep. Tony Cornish after two women accused him of sexual harassment, the second allegation against a sitting lawmaker in as many …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Minnesota state senator accused of sexually harassing women
A Democratic state senator from Minnesota is facing calls to resign amid allegations that he sexually harassed several women involved in state politics.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show
Justin Timberlake finally is playing the Super Bowl halftime show again, 14 years after the “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson. The NFL announced that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Minnesota judge allows ‘necessity defense’ in pipeline case
A Minnesota judge has taken the unusual step of allowing four protesters to use a “necessity defense,” enabling them to present evidence that the threat of climate change from Canadian …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Quetico answers canoe paddler’s quest for wild time
If you love to camp, fish and paddle a canoe, Quetico fulfills your wildest dream. Some 6,000 lakes, 32 waterfalls and 4,467 islands are waiting to be explored only by …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Minnesota man lived with bodies of mom, brother for year
A Minnesota man who lived in a house with the decomposing bodies of his mother and twin brother for about a year said he could not bring himself to report …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Appeals court rejects 2 more would-be heirs to Prince estate
The Minnesota Court of Appeals says two descendants of a former security chief at Paisley Park who Prince reportedly regarded as a brother are not entitled to share in the …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Minnesota girl held 29 days, tied up and raped, prosecutor says
A Minnesota teenager was held captive for 29 days, repeatedly raped, locked in a closet and bound by zip ties before she escaped and swam across a lake to safety, …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
Keillor: When a red state gets the blues
If you chose to live in a tree and the branch your hammock was attached to fell down, you wouldn’t ask for a government subsidy to hang your hammock in …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats
The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Witness in Justine Damond shooting steps forward; source says part of encounter was filmed
A witness who was nearby when Justine Damond was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has been located and is cooperating, according to state investigators.