Stories tagged: Minnesota
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
4-year-old boy accidentally hangs himself in Minnesota store
Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store.
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Koenig hits 5 3s on Senior Day, No. 22 Badgers beats Gophers
Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored 17 points in his final home game, combining with D’Mitrik Trice to give No. 22 Wisconsin’s offense a second-half boost in a 66-49 victory over …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Officer pleads not guilty in Philando Castile shooting death
The police officer charged with fatally shooting Philando Castile last summer in Falcon Heights, Minn., pleaded not guilty Monday.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Package of veteran’s mementos makes it home after four years
The owner of a UPS store in Minnesota spent four years searching for the intended recipient of a package filled with mementos before he found the man living in Georgia.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Republicans in Minnesota, Virginia propose changes to their electoral college rules
Republicans in two swing states lost by President Donald Trump in 2016 have introduced legislation that would have benefited Trump in the 2016 election, by splitting up their electoral votes …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:48 p.m.
Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 14 Ohio State opens Big 10 with 87-62 win over Minnesota
Kelsey Mitchell hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to help No. 14 Ohio State beat Minnesota 87-62 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams in …
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, midnight
Garrison Keillor: Christmas memories nourish for years
What you do for children is never wasted: This Christmas will live on and nourish them long after you have faded away.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
$96,002 and counting: Big donor dropping many wads of $100 bills in Salvation Army kettles in Minnesota
Fat wads of $100 bills are showing up yet again in Salvation Army red kettles in the Twin Cities, and officials with the charity said Wednesday they remain stumped about …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
Report: Ellison says he’ll give up seat if elected DNC chair
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison upped his bid for the Democratic National Committee Chairman job last month, promising union leaders he would step down from his congressional seat to focus on …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Minnesota officer charged with manslaughter in Philando Castile death
A Minnesota police officer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Philando Castile, a black man whose girlfriend streamed the gruesome aftermath of the fatal shooting live …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Minnesota man gets 15 years in Islamic State case
A Minnesota man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison and 23 years of supervised release for charges connected to a plot to join the Islamic State group in …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison announces bid to lead Democratic National Committee
Rep. Keith Ellison is announcing his candidacy for chairman of the Democratic National Committee, joining a crowded bench of candidates trying to head the party.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Train derailment, spill prompts evacuations in Minnesota
A Union Pacific train derailment and hazardous chemical spill has prompted evacuations in the small southern Minnesota town of Ellendale and the closure of a state highway.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Researchers work to spread prized genes of Yellowstone bison
Colorado State University animal reproduction professor Jennifer Barfield and other researchers last month implanted embryos in four female bison at the Minnesota Zoo. If all goes well, they’ll give birth …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
Minnesota sect leader admits sexually assaulting two girls in ‘Maidens Group’
The leader of an isolated religious sect in Minnesota with ties to Spokane pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting two teenage girls who were members of his community.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
Victim: Mall attacker emotionless; leaders urge ‘rise above’
One of the victims wounded in a stabbing at a central Minnesota mall said the man who carried out the attack showed no emotion and his eyes looked blank.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Three mysterious incidents in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota raise fears of terrorism
Authorities are investigating three incidents – explosions in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing attack in Minnesota – that took place within a 12-hour period on Saturday and …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
FBI: Minnesota mall attack investigated as possible act of terrorism
A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if they were Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Girl abducted by Uber driver outwits him with her cellphone
A teenage girl outwitted an ill-intentioned Uber driver thanks to her text messages from his car and a cellphone photo that alerted West St. Paul police to her peril.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
More states, including Washington, focusing on giving Native American students better chance of success
In Washington and across the U.S., Native American students struggle more than any other student group to attend school consistently and graduate on time. But this year more states are …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Chevy Chase is back in rehab for an alcohol-related ‘tune-up’
Chevy Chase has checked into a Minnesota addiction center for an alcohol issue, according to his rep.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Nurses hit picket lines in strike at 5 Minnesota hospitals
Thousands of nurses at five Minnesota hospitals on Monday began an open-ended strike in a dispute over health insurance, workplace safety and staffing.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 10 a.m.
Voyageurs National Park is iconic, rugged, marvelous Minnesota
We were motoring into Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park, exploring just a speck of its 134,000 acres of woodlands, 84,000 acres of water, 500 islands and 655 miles of wild shoreline. …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Number of Prince’s potential heirs sharply reduced by court
A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince’s estate narrowed down the wide pool of potential heirs for the late superstar’s fortune on Friday, ruling out nearly 30 claimants while ordering genetic testing …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
Scout leader: Storms kill boy, woman in northern Minnesota
ELY, Minn. – A boy and a woman camping with a Boy Scouts adventure program were killed and two other campers were injured when severe storms swept through a northern …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Twin Cities Archdiocese admits wrongdoing in abuse case
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis publicly admitted wrongdoing Wednesday for the way it handled sexual abuse allegations against a former priest, while prosecutors dropped criminal charges that alleged …
Sat., July 16, 2016, midnight
Cynthia M. Allen: Lessons for all recent shootings
On both sides of the debate, familiar talking points have failed. That is usually the time to seek objective truths.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Storms tear up small communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin
LITCHFIELD, Minn. – Storms carrying tornadoes, torrential rain and powerful winds damaged homes, deposited a snowplow in a tree and flooded highways in north-central Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.
Mon., July 11, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
Criticism mounts over how police handle Louisiana protesters
Criticism mounted Monday over how Baton Rouge police dealt with throngs of protesters during the weekend, including nearly 200 demonstrators who were arrested and may yet face criminal charges.
Mon., July 11, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Minnesota officer thought Philando Castile resembled robbery suspect, lawyer says
A lawyer for a Minnesota police officer who shot a black driver said Monday his client thought he was approaching someone who resembled a suspect in an armed robbery – …