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Published: Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:52:00 -0500


Suspect arrested in killings of 2 Fla. officers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:50:47 -0500

A suspect in the fatal shooting of two police officers in Florida was arrested in a bar several hours after the attack, authorities said Saturday.(image)

Trump's new communications director isn't new to his ways

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:19:43 -0500

Word of Hope Hicks' promotion to interim communications director -- the 28-year-old was already in charge of "strategic" communications -- landed this week just as the White House confronted one of its biggest messaging challenges.(image)

Boston 'free speech' rally dwarfed by counterprotesters

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:43:00 -0500

A small number of right-wing "Free Speech Rally" demonstrators disbanded early from Boston Common after they were confronted by thousands of counterprotesters who shouted anti-Nazi and anti-KKK slogans.(image)

Conservative activists leave Boston Common rally

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:25:23 -0500

Dozens of rallygoers had gathered on the Boston Common on Saturday, but then left shortly after the event was getting underway. It's unclear if they will gather to rally somewhere else in the city.(image)

Thousands march through Boston week after Virginia bloodshed

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:50:42 -0500

Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a week after a Virginia demonstration turned deadly.(image)

A very nice Saturday; rain chance for some on Sunday

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:34:22 -0500

Some of us saw dense fog early Saturday morning. Here’s a look at the fog that remained at mid-morning Saturday, via the new GOES-16 weather satellite: Great morning shot of river valley fog from GOES-16. Look at that detail! — NWS La Crosse (@NWSLaCrosse) August 19, 2017 You can see the fog in the…(image)

St. Paul police find pipe bomb in car, 2 in custody

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:02:46 -0500

Police took the device from a car near the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Lane Place in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood.(image)

Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:55:24 -0500

Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.(image)

Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:23:28 -0500

Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly.(image)

Trump to skip Kennedy Center arts awards

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:13:36 -0500

In a statement, the White House says the decision to break with tradition was made to "allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction."(image)

Oldest kids in class do better, even through college

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:30:00 -0500

Children who start school at an older age do better than their younger classmates and have better odds of attending college and graduating from an elite institution. That's according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Affairs.(image)

6 police officers shot in separate incidents in Florida, Pennsylvania

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:38:00 -0500

Police in Kissimmee, Fla. reported that two officers there had been shot. Later, two other officers were shot in a separate incident in Jacksonville, Fla. In a third separate incident, two Pennsylvania state troopers were shot.(image)

The case for short stories: 'How can you not be satisfied with this one perfect, delicious thing?'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Bookseller Kathryn Harper tore through 'The Tower of the Antilles' in two days. The short story collection is 'ten different, interesting pieces that you put together,' she said.(image)

Minneapolis mayor sued over budget delay

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:56:30 -0500

A city budget official is suing Mayor Betsy Hodges over her delayed release of next year's tax and spending plan.(image)

From the White House back to Breitbart

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:34:01 -0500

Steve Bannon says he will return to the helm of Breitbart now that his tenure in the White House is over.(image)

A new generation of farmers faces mounting challenges

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:25:40 -0500

Expensive equipment and limited access to land are just a couple of the realities new farmers encounter.(image)

Picked, packed, shipped: Amazon shows off Shakopee distribution center

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:12:51 -0500

Amazon still needs more workers at the huge distribution facility it showed off to reporters on Friday.(image)

NWS: Tornado confirmed in Prior Lake Wednesday

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:29:25 -0500

8th tornado confirmed from Wednesday evening's severe weather outbreak.(image)

Citing Trump remarks, entire president's arts council quits

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:08:34 -0500

A letter dated Friday cited the "false equivalence" of President Donald Trump's comments about last weekend's "Unite the Right" gathering in Charlottesville.(image)

Big smiles, heavy hearts as Mall of America couple renew wedding vows

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:03:49 -0500

Dave Weinlick and Bethy Runze married at the mall 19 years go in a made-for-TV wedding, after meeting that same day. Now, terminal cancer threatens their future. On Friday, they returned to the mall to renew their bond.(image)