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Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:48:17 -0600


Monticello restoration project puts an increased focus on Jefferson's slaves

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:05:00 -0600

Thomas Jefferson's Virginia plantation is being renovated to shed more light on the enslaved people who lived and worked there. One of the most notable of those slaves was Sally Hemings.(image)

Judge allows environmentalists to intervene in mine lawsuit

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:35:20 -0600

A federal judge has approved an environmental group's request to intervene in a lawsuit over mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota.(image)

When a politician says 'fake news' and a newspaper threatens to sue back

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:36:00 -0600

If the Colorado newspaper files a lawsuit, legal experts say it would be the first of its kind, potentially setting a legal definition for what is considered fake news and what is not.(image)

Who's who in the race for DNC chair -- and their plans for Democrats to win again

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:23:00 -0600

Members of the Democratic National Committee vote this week for a new leader. Here are the candidates' own words on where they want to take the party next.(image)

Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:33:57 -0600

On Monday, the St. Paul Jewish Community Center received a phoned-in bomb threat. Last month, a similar threat closed a Jewish community center in St. Louis Park.(image)

Dangerous passage: Refugees in Minnesota risk death to reach Canada

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:04:44 -0600

Dozens of mostly African refugees are streaming to the Minnesota-Canadian border this winter to seek asylum in Canada. It's a perilous journey that has immigration and security officials increasingly worried. But it shows no signs of stopping.(image)

Balmy record Tuesday, tracking heavy snow by Friday

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:55:07 -0600

Mild now, winter later.(image)

Former Lynx player says she was bullied for being straight

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:39:22 -0600

In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Candace Wiggins says she retired abruptly because she found the WNBA "depressing."(image)

Truck driver fatally crushed by pipe at Hwy. 169 construction site

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:26:52 -0600

The State Patrol says the 38-year-old Missouri man was killed Monday afternoon while unloading large metal pipes at the construction site in Minnetonka.(image)

Health insurance woes add to the risky business of farming

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:20 -0600

There are many challenges to farming: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored: health care costs.(image)

The other WWII American-internment atrocity

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:01:00 -0600

There's another tragic and untold story of American citizens who were also interned during the war. They are the 881 Aleuts from Alaska who were held for three years.(image)

Manfred Mann covers Springsteen, hits No. 1

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:28:59 -0600

"Blinded by the Light" was written by Bruce Springsteen and recorded for his 1973 debut album "Greetings From Asbury Park."(image)

To go to prom, Osakis girls need to submit photos

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:19:15 -0600

The girls of Osakis will have to submit a photo of themselves wearing their prom dress if they want to go to the prom. The boys won't have to.(image)

Minnesota churches get ready to become sanctuaries for immigrants

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0600

These religious institutions have committed to housing undocumented immigrants in order to shield them from deportation.(image)

Daily Digest: Sunday sales advance

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:46:38 -0600

The bill to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays passed the House easily and is headed to the Minnesota Senate.(image)

Couple refuses to remove ‘N word’ spray-painted on their house

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:31:47 -0600

Sometime during Martin Luther King Day weekend, someone spray-painted the 'N word' on the home of Heather Lindsay and her husband, Lexene Charles, in Connecticut. They're refusing to remove it.(image)

In 'Things We Lost,' Argentina's haunted history gets a supernatural twist

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:58:02 -0600

The country's military dictatorship ended decades ago, but author Mariana Enriquez says there's still "a ghostly quality to everyday life" there.(image)

Adulting school teaches young adults grown-up skills

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:49:00 -0600

Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay their bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.(image)

As they dig deeper into parenting, fathers seek community, support

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:00:20 -0600

More dads are getting involved with parenting, but the resources to help them are much slimmer than those available for moms.(image)