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Published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:29:26 -0500


Buckwheat Zydeco's Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural Jr. dies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:50:00 -0500

The international ambassador for Louisiana roots music died early Saturday morning of lung cancer.(image)

National Museum of African American History opens its doors

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:00:09 -0500

More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.(image)

Mediator brings Allina, nurses back to the bargaining table

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:30:38 -0500

Thousands of nurses at five hospitals went on strike Sept. 5 after negotiations on a three-year contract broke off earlier this month. The contract expired June 1.(image)

The big lie: Baseball attendance

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:39:44 -0500

The question of calling out 'lies' was a big topic on NewsCut this week. Let's consider another, less passion-filled example.(image)

Dozens of U.S., Canadian tribes unite against proposed oil pipelines

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:29:00 -0500

At least 50 First Nations and tribes signed a treaty Thursday opposing tar sands expansion plans that they view as "a collective threat to our Nations."(image)

Native Hawaiians now have pathway to form a government

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:59:00 -0500

The Interior Department says Native Hawaiians can now choose whether to form a unified government, which could eventually enter into formal government-to-government relations with the U.S.(image)

Your cheat sheet to the issues that could come up in Monday's presidential debate

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0500

From jobs and taxes to health care and immigration, there are a host of issues that will come up Monday night. Here's what you should know to get smart quick.(image)

5 dead in a Washington mall shooting; manhunt underway

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:16:00 -0500

A shooter opened fire inside a Macy's at a shopping mall in Burlington, Washington on Friday evening. The suspect remains at large and the motive is not clear.(image)

Storms likely later on Saturday

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:24:36 -0500

Today Low clouds blanket most of the area this morning. They will lift slowly with the heating of the day and probably give way to at least some sunshine by afternoon. Expect high temperatures this afternoon to range from the 60s in northeastern Minnesota to around 80 in the southwest. The Twin Cities probably will…(image)

Ask a bookseller: Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0500

Jean Ann Robison has been selling books for more than 20 years, and this month she's excited about a biography of Winston Churchill's early years, which reads like something out of "Indiana Jones," she said.(image)

Minnesotans mark the opening of African-American museum in D.C.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:49:17 -0500

St. Paul's first female police officer will be there, along with a group of Minnesotans, some of whom are also charter members for their contributions to the national grassroots effort that brought the museum to fruition.(image)

A car flips over. Do you stop to help?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:24:15 -0500

If you're wondering whether this poor driver who somehow flipped over on I-494 near the airport this afternoon was OK, you probably weren't a driver on I-494 near the airport this afternoon when this poor driver somehow flipped over.(image)

Judge's ruling a blow to residents hoping to buy, save their mobile home park

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:54:55 -0500

On Thursday, a judge ruled that residents' lawsuit against Lowry Grove's owners can proceed, but any potential damages will be limited to financial compensation.(image)

Dayton: time’s up for special session deal

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:24 -0500

For the second time in five weeks, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has closed the door on a potential special legislative session to pass a tax relief bill and a package of public construction projects.(image)

Swamped: Another inch of rain by Sunday

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:34:42 -0500

Some towns in Minnesota pick up another inch of rain by Sunday morning. There may be some locally higher totals. A drying trend mercifully arrives next week.(image)

AP Source: Kevin Garnett plans to retire after 21 seasons

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:57:01 -0500

A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Kevin Garnett has informed the Minnesota Timberwolves that he will retire after 21 seasons.(image)

2nd District candidates pledge action on opioid abuse

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:26:09 -0500

In Minnesota's 2nd District, the leading candidates for Congress are putting focus on the fight against opioid abuse.(image)

What’s a ‘flash flood warning’ anyway?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:23:22 -0500

Like it or not, flash floods are becoming an increasingly frequent and impactful part of Minnesota's climate system.(image)

Video: Above the Cannon River, after the big rains

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:12:14 -0500

I tried to fly down to the area southeast of Mankato this afternoon to try to get a better look at the floods caused by this week's rain. Unfortunately, there was a wall of water stretching for miles across the region, preventing me from getting through. So, I flew along the Cannon River Valley from Cannon Falls to Red Wing and marveled -- again -- at the way rivers tend to go wherever they want to go, despite our best efforts.(image)

St. Cloud mall attacker buried; family demands thorough probe

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:11:43 -0500

Dahir Adan's family offered sympathy to his stabbing victims and called for a "timely, transparent and full investigation" of what happened. They asked the public to wait "until all the facts are known."(image)