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Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:45:17 -0600


Coming soon: a school shooting

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:47:29 -0600

The normalization of school shootings has made it difficult for those fighting them to get their message to rise above the din of the daily news. One shooting last week in New Mexico barely registered a blip in the news cycle. Five years ago Thursday, the nation's shock reached its zenith on the subject when 20 children between 6 and 7 years old and six adults were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.(image)

Minn. treatment center staff cited after possible assault of girl

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:29:24 -0600

The state's Department of Human Services has cited staff at a treatment center for girls in western Minnesota after a girl left the facility and was later found in Iowa, possibly the victim of a sexual assault.(image)

Love it or loathe it, Minnesota's lutefisk tradition lives on

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:57:46 -0600

The taste, the texture, and the smell of lutefisk are legendary ... for being repulsive. Still, every Christmas season, Lutheran churches across Minnesota serve thousands of platefuls of the Scandinavian dish -- even if the legions of lutefisk lovers are dwindling.(image)

President Trump is sending NASA back to the moon

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:19:00 -0600

Trump signed a directive Monday to focus the space agency's efforts on human exploration.(image)

MN lawmakers press new plan to handle sex harassment complaints

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:06:43 -0600

"This workplace has to be a safe workplace. That's our number one goal," said GOP Rep. Marion O'Neill, who along with DFL Rep. John Lesch unveiled a plan to remake the Capitol's sexual harassment reporting system.(image)

Officer fires gun in Blaine, suspect in custody

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:01:50 -0600

Anoka County sheriff's officials say an officer fired a gunshot while responding to a domestic disturbance in Blaine, but no one was struck.(image)

The dying of the polar bears

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:49:23 -0600

The U.S. Geological Survey says sea ice is declining because of a warming planet. It has forced polar bears, which feed on seals, onto land where they are dying of starvation.(image)

Transgender people can enlist in military Jan. 1

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:21:49 -0600

Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, though difficult, for them to join the armed services.(image)

What are younger women hearing in the conversation around sexual harassment?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:18:38 -0600

In recent months, women around the country have come forward to accuse powerful politicians, entertainers, and media moguls of sexual misconduct. To young women, does this moment feel big enough to last?(image)

Mass shootings aren't more frequent, but they are deadlier

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:09:14 -0600

In the five years since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, the nation has seen a number of massacres topping the death toll from Newtown and previous mass shootings. Many of them involve the same AR-style rifle used in Sandy Hook.(image)

Suspect in 'vicious' Greywind killing pleads guilty in Fargo

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:51:21 -0600

Brooke Lynn Crews changed her plea Monday and admitted to conspiring to kill the pregnant Savanna Greywind and stealing the baby, a crime the Fargo police chief described as "cruel, vicious act of depravity."(image)

DFLer Julie Blaha announces run for state auditor

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:27:32 -0600

Labor union official Julie Blaha is the third DFL candidate running for state auditor next year.(image)

'We should all be willing to listen' to Trump accusers, Nikki Haley says

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:30:00 -0600

More than a dozen women have accused President Trump of sexual harassment or assault. The White House says the women are lying. Trump's ambassador to the U.N. took a different tack on CBS on Sunday.(image)

Political Junkie: How much does 'moral authority' matter to voters?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:10:03 -0600

MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the latest news in politics, including how politicians from both major parties are responding to allegations of sexual misconduct.(image)

Poll: Discrimination against women common across races, ethnicities, identities

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:03:05 -0600

Results show sexism and discrimination against women is widespread and pervasive. Sexual harassment is just one of many challenges women experience in daily life.(image)

Mario Batali tripped up by sexual misconduct allegations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:49:26 -0600

Mario Batali is giving up oversight of the daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.(image)

3 Trump accusers speak out, call for congressional probe

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:25:33 -0600

They cited the recent revelations of sexual misconduct by prominent men in business, media, and politics, for their decision to speak out publicly against Trump once again. "The environment's different," Samantha Holvey said. "Let's try again."(image)

Texas family rediscovers their Santa in La Crosse

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:13:28 -0600

Amber Hennlich, of Allen, Texas, is pretty sure that this is the last Christmas that her 7-year-old son, Aluxton, buys into the whole Santa Claus thing. So she was pretty set on finding the Santa Claus that used to appear at a local mall in Dallas until 2015. On Saturday, she did.(image)

Jim James celebrates crooner Al Bowlly

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:06:04 -0600

Al Bowlly has been called Britain's first pop star and is credited with inventing the singing style known as crooning.(image)

Climate change claims caribou

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:03:57 -0600

Caribou are disappearing from Lake Superior islands. Let nature run its course? Or intervene?(image)