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Published: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:12:50 -0500


Environmentalists rejoice: court says land regulation doesn't go 'too far'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:48:00 -0500

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.(image)

Protesters briefly halt Pride parade

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:42:03 -0500

Protesters chanted "Justice for Philando" and "Black Lives Matter Here." They also objected to organizers' last minute reversal to allow police officers to participate in the parade.(image)

St. Paul police arrest man in fatal shooting near Capitol

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:02:21 -0500

The shooting happened Saturday afternoon outside a multi-family residence. Family members identify the victim as 19-year-old Da'Seion Pugh of St. Paul. He graduated from Tartan High School last year.(image)

Some U.S. states relax restrictions on cladding suspected in Grenfell Tower fire

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:02:00 -0500

Most U.S. jurisdictions require cladding for tall buildings to pass a rigorous test. D.C. and three states -- Minnesota, Indiana and Massachusetts -- have exempted cladding from such testing.(image)

A breezy and unseasonably cool Sunday

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:56:55 -0500

Crisp Canadian air continues to flow southeastward across Minnesota this Sunday morning. The result will be afternoon temperatures about 15 degrees cooler than normal for late June. Expect highs today from the upper 50s to the upper 60s. The Twin Cities should warm to only about 68. And there will be some rain, mainly across…(image)

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing at least 153

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:34:14 -0500

An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise.(image)

Trump asks 'why no action?' amid questions about Obama's response to Russian meddling

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:36:00 -0500

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.(image)

Yemen now faces 'the worst cholera outbreak in the world,' U.N. says

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:42:00 -0500

Yemen now has upwards of 200,000 cases to grapple with, and that number is only growing quickly -- by a rate of roughly 5,000 cases a day.(image)

Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:37:53 -0500

S&P Global Ratings has warned the agency will likely lower Illinois' creditworthiness to below investment grade if feuding lawmakers fail to agree on a state budget for a third straight year.(image)

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:30:28 -0500

A statement from the House of Commons said that as a precaution, remote email access for members has been disabled in order to protect the network from hackers.(image)

How the Senate health care bill could disrupt the insurance market

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0500

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.(image)

September in June

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:24:30 -0500

It feels like Minnesota Gopher football weather this weekend! Cool temps will stay with us throughout this weekend, with Minnesota highs mostly in the 60s. Some spots in northwestern and north-central Minnesota could top out in the upper 50s. The Twin Cities metro area will see high temps this weekend that are normal for early…(image)

For an old runner, a time to stop

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:08:50 -0500

There is a moment when we all must pass the torch and it is no different for a man who created the Western States 100, the world's oldest trail run.(image)

More than 140 may be buried after landslide in southwest China

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:40:00 -0500

Initial accounts from villagers nearby said there had been rain in the area, but some said it was not very heavy and there was no sign of an impending landslide.(image)

To understand Viking culture, take a look at their plates

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

A Swedish culinary archaeologist recreates meals eaten by Vikings. He's appearing at the Midwest Viking Festival in Moorhead and at the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis this weekend.(image)

A short history of gay rights in the U.S. and Minnesota

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

LGBT Pride Month happens every June in the U.S., commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City which are credited with launching a gay rights revolution that continues on today.(image)

Dayton, GOP reach deal to fund Legislature until Oct. 1

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:49:08 -0500

Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders said Friday they want money to continue flowing to the House and Senate while they argue in court over Dayton's earlier move to defund the Legislature.(image)

Attorney accused of porn trolling says he didn't break the law

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:26:01 -0500

Prosecutors say Paul Hansmeier and a fellow University of Minnesota law school graduate, John Steele, uploaded video porn to the internet. They allegedly then filed or threatened copyright lawsuits against people who downloaded the material.(image)

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:56:27 -0500

The Kansas trial and a Minnesota one next month involving about 60,000 cases are to serve as bellwether trials, providing guidance for how the complex web of litigation in state and federal courts could be resolved.(image)

U.S. drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:39:15 -0500

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia amid reports he may be in talks with the Somali government to leave the organization.(image)