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Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:03:38 -0600


Winter weather advisory today and tonight for southern MN

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:34:06 -0600

The latest computer model information shows that a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is likely to affect southern Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin today and tonight. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential mix of precipitation: In the forecast loop, blue areas are where the precipitation is…(image)

Wisconsin doctor was worth two obits

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:23:46 -0600

Several fans of NewsCut's The Art of the Obituary category have called our attention to Friday's passing of Dr. Kay Heggestad of Madison, Wis.,who merited two obituaries in Sunday's Wisconsin State Journal. She wrote one of them. Her family wrote the other, to fill in the extraordinary details she left out.(image)

At MN Orchestra this week, a young conductor reaches a milestone

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:00:00 -0600

Roderick Cox will take the podium this week in the orchestra's subscription series.(image)

Myrlie Evers-Williams gives Minneapolis keynote on Martin Luther King Day

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Author and civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams gives the keynote address at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center.(image)

Winter weather advisory Monday for southern MN

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:47:40 -0600

The latest computer model information shows that a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is likely to affect mainly southern Minnesota Monday and Monday night. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential mix of precipitation: In the forecast loop, blue areas are where the precipitation is likely…(image)

Minnesota State Fair prices go up by $1

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:11:04 -0600

The State Fair board voted to raise prices at its annual meeting-- after briefly debating a higher increase.(image)

New U of M search tool makes black history more accessible

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:09:39 -0600

Umbra Search provides access to over 400,000 digitized archival materials documenting African-American history.(image)

After 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to shut down

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:04:00 -0600

After its nearly century and a half run, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus plans to shut down "The Greatest Show On Earth."(image)

A beautiful Sunday; winter storm watch for Monday

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:01:14 -0600

Saturday was gorgeous all across Minnesota, and our Sunday will be sun-splashed and mild. Winds will be light, and this will be a great day to play in the snow! Afternoon highs in the 20s are expected over most of  northern and central Minnesota. Many spots in southern Minnesota will touch 30 degrees this afternoon. There’s ample snow…(image)

Security will be massive at Trump's inauguration

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:30:00 -0600

Thousands of law enforcement from dozens of agencies will guard the ceremonies, and authorities have planned for many contingencies.(image)

Trump attacks civil rights hero Lewis as 'all talk' after he questions his legitimacy

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:14:00 -0600

The Georgia Democratic congressman said in an interview he didn't view Trump as a "legitimate president" amid reports that Russian cyberattacks had intended to influence the elections.(image)

Minneapolis woman looks forward, following gang shooting

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:54:50 -0600

Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez was 13 when she was paralyzed by a bullet from a gang shooting. She's now hoping to go to college.(image)

Warrants: Teacher shot by Mankato officer was high on drugs

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:06:02 -0600

Court documents show that investigators suspect a biology teacher from the Twin Cities area was high on multiple drugs when he was fatally shot by a Mankato police officer who responded to a disturbance at a hotel.(image)

Great Lakes shipping season floats to a close this weekend

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:00:08 -0600

Shipwatchers in Duluth will brave the elements this weekend for one last up-close view of giant freighters gliding into the harbor before they lay up for the winter.(image)

As Finland marks a century, a look at Finns' lives on the Iron Range

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:39:03 -0600

A look back at the history of Finns who came to northeastern Minnesota for jobs in the iron mines and the chance to homestead a farm of their own.(image)

GOP's go-slow 'rescue mission' plan to replace Obamacare

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0600

Republicans say they will replace Obamacare using a methodical, step-by-step legislative approach combined with executive actions from the next Health and Human Services secretary.(image)

Bright and milder this weekend; winter storm watch Monday

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:55:05 -0600

We’re ready for some warmer weather, and it’s on the way! Highs today will poke into the lower 20s over parts of southern Minnesota, with teens to the north: Mid 20s are on tap for most of Minnesota Sunday afternoon: Southwestern Minnesota could see some upper 20s. Highs in the lower 30s are expected in southern Minnesota…(image)

Early win on budget pressures GOP to deliver on health care

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:50:31 -0600

With a near party-line 227-198 House vote, Congress gave final approval Friday to a budget that will ease passage of a still-unwritten bill replacing Obama's overhaul with a GOP edition.(image)

A hard-boiled crime novel with a heavy dose of history

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:00:00 -0600

Bookstore owner Frank Reiss recommends "Darktown," a crime novel set in the weeks after the Atlanta Police Department hired its first black officers.(image)

Intel panel to examine possible campaign links with Russia

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:01:14 -0600

The Senate Intelligence Committee will investigate possible contacts between Russia and the people associated with U.S. political campaigns as part of a broader investigation into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.(image)