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Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:19:54 -0500


Prospects dim for vote on GOP health bill in House

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:53 -0500

GOP leaders were meeting behind closed doors to determine next steps, but with moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers also bailing on the legislation, it looked increasingly unlikely the vote planned for later Thursday would happen.(image)

U.S. to recommend approval of Keystone XL pipeline

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:53:51 -0500

Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it.(image)

Food is just one serving of what Meals on Wheels gives seniors

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:30:15 -0500

The service delivers meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities and could be facing big cuts in the Trump budget. Studies show the program improves health and saves money.(image)

GOP health bill changes could kill protections for those with pre-existing conditions

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0500

House Republicans are considering a deal that would remove the requirement that health insurance plans cover 10 essential health benefits, hoping to secure the votes of conservative lawmakers.(image)

NY man killed for being black

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:29:55 -0500

Timothy Caughman, an Army veteran, was pretty proud of himself on Election Day, getting up early to stand in a fairly long line for the privilege of voting. God bless America. Mr. Caughman is dead because he's black.(image)

House tax plan not just about tax cuts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:22:02 -0500

Some of the items you may not have heard about in the House tax bill.(image)

DNR: Bat killing disease spreading in Minnesota, decimating colonies

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:34:31 -0500

White-nose syndrome, a disease that can be fatal to hibernating bats, has now been confirmed in six Minnesota counties, officials said Thursday.(image)

Woe for stores as shoppers look elsewhere for inspiration

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:22:33 -0500

People are changing how they buy clothing. Shoppers aren't just showrooming at stores and then buying the same items online if they can find better prices - it's a more significant separation from the mall.(image)

Watch live: Witness testimony in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:15:00 -0500

Expert witnesses share their arguments for and against nominee Neil Gorsuch.(image)

Former Russian lawmaker is shot to death outside hotel in Kiev

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:28:00 -0500

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is calling the apparent assassination "state terrorism." Former lawmaker Denis Voronenkov had been aiding inquiries into Russia's incursions in Ukraine.(image)

Minnesota jobless rate steady at 4 percent in February

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:29:57 -0500

The state's jobless rate remained significantly below the 4.7 national unemployment rate, but Minnesota's 12-month job growth continued to lag the nation, state officials reported Thursday.(image)

Statement: Utah man killed, wife injured in London attack

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:14:26 -0500

Kurt W. Cochran and his wife, Melissa, were on the last day of a special European trip celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. The woman remains hospitalized.(image)

Bob Dylan speaks. Sort of

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:03:09 -0500

Maybe it's just as well he skipped the Nobel ceremony. He didn't say much.(image)

Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:48:47 -0500

"I have concluded that I cannot support Neil Gorsuch's nomination," New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said. "My vote will be no and I urge my colleagues to do the same."(image)

Periods of rain this afternoon through Friday

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:47:28 -0500

April showers bring May flowers. Why isn’t there a saying about March showers? Maybe we should have a contest. Rain moves in A low-pressure system will move slowly eastward from the Rockies the next couple of days. It will spread rain into Minnesota this afternoon and evening. Periods of rain are expected overnight tonight, and northeastern Minnesota…(image)

Chuck Berry's final album to be released in June

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:01:10 -0500

Berry, who passed away on Saturday, had been working on the album for several years.(image)

Former transportation commissioner: No reason for rural resentment

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:47:23 -0500

Former Minnesota transportation commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg is blowing up one of the most widely-held assertions in Minnesota today: that the transportation issue pits the Twin Cities metro against people in rural Minnesota.(image)

The forces driving middle-aged white people's 'deaths of despair'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:38:14 -0500

Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say.(image)

School suspensions have plunged: We don't yet know if that's good news

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:15 -0500

A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.(image)

Israel police arrest suspect in threats on U.S. Jewish targets

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:51:15 -0500

Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S.(image)