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Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:09:29 -0600


U.K. now has a minister for loneliness

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:56:44 -0600

According to government figures, more than 9 million people "always or often feel lonely," and many "older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month."(image)

DACA troubles could put spending bill in peril

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:51:00 -0600

Republican leaders hope to pass a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government open past Friday but a fight over immigration could threaten that plan.(image)

White House claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:11:42 -0600

As lawmakers in the closed-door session probed Bannon's time working for Trump, his attorney got on the phone with the White House counsel's office, relaying questions and asking what Bannon could tell Congress.(image)

Minnesota Twins hire retired Justin Morneau as assistant

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:59:36 -0600

The team said Wednesday Morneau will become the fourth former Twins player from his generation to get the job, joining Michael Cuddyer, Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins.(image)

Strange weather triggered bacteria that killed 200,000 endangered antelope

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:51:22 -0600

Over a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points to heat and humidity.(image)

Thaw arrives, Sunday snow still lurking

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:02:52 -0600

A Chinook-warmed air mass blows into Minnesota.(image)

Now we're cooking: Mpls. chef shares her tips for kitchen rookies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:54:40 -0600

Cooking at home can be a healthy and fun pursuit. But, geez, where do you start? Molly Herrmann, executive chef and owner of the Kitchen in the Market in Minneapolis, helps us out.(image)

Dog survives 5 nights in bitter cold huddled in window well

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:50:29 -0600

A blind 13-year-old dog that has cancer was found covered in snow and barely able to move after he spent five nights outside in the bitter cold, huddled in a window well of a neighbor's home in eastern Minnesota.(image)

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:39:13 -0600

Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law.(image)

Duluth native C.J. Ham took the long road to Vikings' backfield

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:16:42 -0600

A 2011 graduate of Duluth Denfeld High School, C.J. Ham is starting to make a name for himself as an undrafted small-school player from Minnesota who's found success in the NFL.(image)

Embrace the 'Bold North' in Minneapolis for Super Bowl

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:52:24 -0600

Minneapolis is the northernmost city to host a Super Bowl. Tourism officials are making the most of that as they prepare to welcome visitors to the "Bold North." Here's a look at some things to do for those who have never been to Minnesota.(image)

GOP Rep. Emmer won't run for Minnesota governor, senator

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:28:54 -0600

U.S. House Rep. Tom Emmer said Wednesday he'll seek re-election in Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District and made it clear he will not be a candidate this year for governor or a Minnesota U.S. Senate seat.(image)

How to raise money in a Mpls. suburb? Brothers try a giant snow lobster

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:01:57 -0600

In New Brighton, the Bartz brothers and two friends have created a 19-foot-tall lobster that they're using to raise money for a charity group.(image)

What are the ethics of gene editing?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:14:31 -0600

New developments in gene editing have some people worried about blurring ethical boundaries. Is it a step too far to alter a person's genome to cure a disease or protect future generations?(image)

Murder charge in Rochester case where victim dared gunman to shoot

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:02:15 -0600

The Olmsted County attorney said self-defense will likely be raised, but "you can only use the level of force that is being used against you."(image)

Minnesota GOP leader seeks cut of big donations

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:44:00 -0600

The new chair of Minnesota's Republican Party is seeking a 10 percent commission from large donations to the party, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.(image)

Second GOP candidate seeks to unseat Smith

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:14:21 -0600

Bob Anderson says he's a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat now held by DFLer Tina Smith.(image)

MN Supreme Court: OK to demand suspect’s fingerprint to unlock phone

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:45:01 -0600

Providing a fingerprint to unlock a criminal suspect's phone "elicited only physical evidence ... and did not reveal the contents of his mind," the Minnesota Supreme Court said Wednesday.(image)

MNsure racks up record enrollment even as market shrinks

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:30:00 -0600

Although MNsure enrollment is up, the size of Minnesota's individual-market health insurance pool is down sharply over the past few years, fueling concerns about its future stability.(image)

Most of National Park Service board resigns, citing administration indifference

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:42:00 -0600

The chairman of the board, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, said in a letter that the Department of the Interior showed no interest in engaging with its members.(image)