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Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:29:02 -0500


28 ways to celebrate Indie Bookstore Day in Minnesota

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Despite many stories of bookstores' demise over the last decade, Minnesota is actually ringing in this Indie Bookstore Day with more bookstores than last year.(image)

Art Hounds: The birth of the cancan in 'Le Petit Moulin'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500

This week on Art Hounds, Collide Theatrical Dance Company takes audiences to a Parisian nightclub, community theaters compete in AACTFest, and Kiese Laymon reads at The Loft.(image)

Climate change means too much water for some, too little for others

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This APM Reports documentary explores some of the most salient problems and solutions regarding water by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel.(image)

Hodges rescinds appointment of north Minneapolis precinct inspector

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:32:59 -0500

Hours after her police chief announced staff changes, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges overruled Chief Janee Harteau on one of them.(image)

Crews search Mississippi River for missing U of M student

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:12:31 -0500

Crews are searching the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis for a missing University of Minnesota student who apparently was swept into the water.(image)

Wis. governor won't remove Milwaukee sheriff over jail death

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:53:41 -0500

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he won't remove Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from office over the death of an inmate who was denied water for seven days.(image)

Dueling rallies rack Caracas after death toll inches toward 30 in Venezuela

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:37:00 -0500

Protests against President Nicolas Maduro, which have been raging for just under a month, show no signs of relenting. Both opponents and supporters of Maduro flooded the capital Wednesday.(image)

Why did Scarsella get 15 years for shooting 5? Because he's white, critics say

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:30:42 -0500

A local NAACP leader and some of Jamar Clark's family said they're disappointed in Allen Scarsella's sentence for shooting five people at a north Minneapolis protest.(image)

Minn. businesses find a lot to like in Trump's tax cut

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:40:00 -0500

They argue it has the potential to spur investment, create jobs and otherwise boost the state and national economies.(image)

Ice, rain, sun and a possible metro slop storm?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:39:02 -0500

Twin Cities slop storm potential by Monday?(image)

Trump order sets up legal showdown with vast lands at stake

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:27:54 -0500

At stake are federal lands revered for their natural beauty and historical significance.(image)

Dayton lays out veto threats

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:04:37 -0500

Republican lawmakers say instead of listing his unacceptable items that would lead to a veto, Gov. Mark Dayton should be more involved in negotiations.(image)

Brave New Workshop's Dudley Riggs remembers when improv was considered 'shameful'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:35:27 -0500

In his new memoir, "Flying Funny: My Life Without a Net," the improv theater pioneer recounts his early days as a trapeze artist in the circus, to fighting naysayers who said improv theater was a slap in the face to great playwrights.(image)

Minn. power plant that burns turkey poop faces closure

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:31:31 -0500

Benson Power, formerly known as Fibrominn, was a pioneer in biomass energy when it went online 10 years ago. Now it's struggling to compete with natural gas, wind and solar.(image)

Recordings reveal that baby humpback whales 'whisper' to their mothers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:38:00 -0500

Scientists recently tracked eight baby whales using special sound and movement recorders. The sounds the babies made turned out to be far different from the eerie songs of adult male humpbacks.(image)

New evidence suggests humans arrived in the Americas far earlier than thought

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Until now, the earliest signs of humans in the Americas dated back about 15,000 years. But new research puts people in California 130,000 years ago. Experts are wondering whether to believe it.(image)

Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:41:30 -0500

Trump has repeatedly refused to make his past returns public, breaking decades of tradition. He says it's because his taxes are being audited by the IRS.(image)

The language of layoffs

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:24:09 -0500

ESPN, which threw way too much money at sports leagues for the right to broadcast games, took its mistake out on its employees again today when it chopped some high-profile personalities, more than a year after it gutted 350 behind-the-camera employees.(image)

FCC chief lays out attack on 'net neutrality' rules

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:13:27 -0500

The head of the country's telecommunications regulator says there will be a vote in May on ditching Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that keep telecoms from favoring some sites and apps.(image)

Minnesota woman gets probation for supporting al-Shabab

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:01:25 -0500

Forty-three-year-old Amina Mohamud Esse pleaded guilty in 2014 to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.(image)