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Published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:51:31 -0500


Some want charges for parents in female genital mutilation cases

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:44:47 -0500

Lawmakers in Minnesota and Texas are pushing to crack down on parents involved with genital cutting after an indictment against a Detroit-area doctor accused of performing the procedure on two young Minnesota girls.(image)

Dozens hospitalized, several killed as tornadoes hit east Texas

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:41:00 -0500

The Canton Fire Department said authorities did not have an exact count on the number of people killed by the weather, and told reporters late Saturday numbers were "still coming in."(image)

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed near Mount Everest

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:00:57 -0500

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal. Steck's family said the exact circumstances of his death were still unclear.(image)

Winter weather advisories start 10 p.m. Sunday in parts of Minn.

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:46:46 -0500

This is the final day of April, but a winter flashback is in the forecast. Periods of rain are expected today, possibly mixed with a few wet snowflakes in parts of western Minnesota. Southeastern Minnesota and the Twin Cities could also see an isolated afternoon or evening thunderstorm. As cold air enters the weather system Sunday evening…(image)

Trump's absence loomed large at annual White House correspondents' dinner

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:15:00 -0500

The gathering of D.C. journalists, which had been a top draw for Hollywood celebrities during the Obama administration, took on a different air this year as the new president decided not to attend.(image)

Trump holds rally in Pennsylvania as journalists gather at annual D.C. dinner

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:03:00 -0500

On his 100th day in office, President Trump opted to hold a "Make America Great Again" rally instead of attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.(image)

Snow in parts of Minn. Sunday evening through Monday

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:25:48 -0500

It can snow in Minnesota in April, even in May. As we turn the page from April to May Sunday night, wet snowflakes could be falling in parts of our favorite state. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern: Green areas indicate rain, blue areas indicate snow. The…(image)

Pope repeats refugee 'concentration camps' remarks

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:11:50 -0500

Pope Francis repeated on Saturday that some migrant holding centers in Europe amount to "concentration camps," even after Jewish groups urged him to stop using the loaded term.(image)

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:08:37 -0500

This is the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.(image)

Carnahan chosen as new state GOP chair

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:45:27 -0500

Minnesota Republicans chose businesswoman Jennifer Carnahan to steer party into 2018.(image)

Trump's 100-day plan, annotated: where his promises stand

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0500

NPR reporters break down President Trump's 100-day action plan and take stock of how his accomplishments compare with the goals he set for himself for the same period.(image)

Marchers unite to take on Trump's climate policies

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:15:00 -0500

On the symbolic 100th day in office for President Trump, who has denied climate change, protesters are rallying in front of the White House to call for better environmental protections.(image)

Daudt, Gazelka have visions of GOP sweep

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:47:28 -0500

Visions of full GOP control of Minnesota government on display at state party meeting.(image)

Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:37:22 -0500

Pope Francis wrapped up a deeply symbolic visit to Egypt with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community.(image)

Help wanted: the Trump administration (still) has some openings to fill

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The nonpartisan Partnership For Public Service lists 556 "key" positions, including Cabinet secretaries, undersecretaries and ambassadors, and of those positions, just 25 have been confirmed by the Senate.(image)

Sunday rain or mix in Minnesota; some areas see snow Sunday night and Monday

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:47:24 -0500

When you mention snow in late April, most Minnesotans aren’t amused. We’ve already mowed our lawns and some of us have already played a few rounds of golf. High temps were in the upper 60s to around 70 just last weekend, but flakes are possible in parts of Minnesota Sunday into Monday. Snow possibilities A low pressure system…(image)

The First 100 days: 'a standard that not even Roosevelt achieved'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:00:03 -0500

The 100-days measure of a president is based on FDR's achievements in 1933. The problem for Trump is not that he's come up short of FDR, but that he's come up short of his own promises.(image)

A literary mystery planted around Monet's water lilies

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Vicki Burger is still entranced with "Black Water Lilies," a literary mystery that takes place on the shores of the pond where Claude Monet once painted the water lilies.(image)

Tutu protests and parties break out in Wyoming over senator's remarks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:33:00 -0500

People are using the #LiveandLetTutu hashtag to share images of themselves wearing tutus, in response to Sen. Mike Enzi saying a man who wears a tutu in a bar is asking for it.(image)

Saturday sun, Sunday slop, 70s next weekend?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:36:07 -0500

Euro model cranks out 70s next weekend for the Twin Cities.(image)