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Published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:15:05 -0500


Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:37:53 -0500

S&P Global Ratings has warned the agency will likely lower Illinois' creditworthiness to below investment grade if feuding lawmakers fail to agree on a state budget for a third straight year.(image)

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:30:28 -0500

A statement from the House of Commons said that as a precaution, remote email access for members has been disabled in order to protect the network from hackers.(image)

How the Senate health care bill could disrupt the insurance market

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0500

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.(image)

September in June

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:24:30 -0500

It feels like Minnesota Gopher football weather this weekend! Cool temps will stay with us throughout this weekend, with Minnesota highs mostly in the 60s. Some spots in northwestern and north-central Minnesota could top out in the upper 50s. The Twin Cities metro area will see high temps this weekend that are normal for early…(image)

For an old runner, a time to stop

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:08:50 -0500

There is a moment when we all must pass the torch and it is no different for a man who created the Western States 100, the world's oldest trail run.(image)

More than 140 may be buried after landslide in southwest China

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:40:00 -0500

Initial accounts from villagers nearby said there had been rain in the area, but some said it was not very heavy and there was no sign of an impending landslide.(image)

A short history of gay rights in the U.S. and Minnesota

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

LGBT Pride Month happens every June in the U.S., commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City which are credited with launching a gay rights revolution that continues on today.(image)

To understand Viking culture, take a look at their plates

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

A Swedish culinary archaeologist recreates meals eaten by Vikings. He's appearing at the Midwest Viking Festival in Moorhead and at the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis this weekend.(image)

Dayton, GOP reach deal to fund Legislature until Oct. 1

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:49:08 -0500

Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders said Friday they want money to continue flowing to the House and Senate while they argue in court over Dayton's earlier move to defund the Legislature.(image)

Attorney accused of porn trolling says he didn't break the law

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:26:01 -0500

Prosecutors say Paul Hansmeier and a fellow University of Minnesota law school graduate, John Steele, uploaded video porn to the internet. They allegedly then filed or threatened copyright lawsuits against people who downloaded the material.(image)

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:56:27 -0500

The Kansas trial and a Minnesota one next month involving about 60,000 cases are to serve as bellwether trials, providing guidance for how the complex web of litigation in state and federal courts could be resolved.(image)

U.S. drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:39:15 -0500

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia amid reports he may be in talks with the Somali government to leave the organization.(image)

To be black and armed in Minnesota

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:29:15 -0500

"There's a difference between a black man saying to an officer you have a gun, and a white man saying to an officer you have a gun," said a firearms trainer.(image)

BCA completes probe of alleged bribery by St. Paul mayoral candidate Dai Thao

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:24:25 -0500

The BCA sent its findings to Scott County prosecutors, who will consider charges.(image)

Jekyll and Hyde June; cool 4th of July week?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:34:24 -0500

Jekyll and Hyde June.(image)

Judge declares mistrial, again, in Cincinnati police shooting case

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:31:00 -0500

Jurors couldn't agree on a verdict in the murder and manslaughter case against former police officer Ray Tensing over his fatal shooting of black motorist Sam DuBose in 2015.(image)

Infant survives car backup accident in Anoka Co.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:08:45 -0500

Deputies say a baby girl just shy of her first birthday was hit and partially pinned beneath the tire of a car driven by her grandmother, who'd accidentally backed up over her. She's expected to live.(image)

Police in DC keep National Mall safe from kids selling water

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:51:09 -0500

A spokesperson for the U.S. Park Police says the story of kids being handcuffed for selling water on the National Mall has gotten blown way out of proportion. The images spread across the Internet today after Tim Krepp posted photographs on Twitter of what he said was an undercover operation against people selling water.(image)

Uh, boy: Twin Cities weekend road hassles will not be fun

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:58:48 -0500

MnDOT's road construction map is packed this weekend with road and ramp closures. That includes the shutdown of a key stretch of eastbound I-94, starting tonight. Take a deep breath and read on.(image)

Pride Fest leaders apologize, invite cops to march in parade

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:48:01 -0500

Criticized for saying they would not allow uniformed, off-duty police officers to be part of this year's Minneapolis parade, Pride Fest leaders on Friday changed course.(image)