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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:42:33 -0600


'Saturday Night Live' calls out Sen. Al Franken

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:01:57 -0600

The long-running comedy show's Weekend Update segment addressed accusations against Sen. Al Franken for his behavior on a 2006 USO tour.(image)

A bright Sunday; warm Monday

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:27:48 -0600

Wasn’t it great to see the sunshine return this weekend? Sunset in the Twin Cities is at 4:40 p.m. this time of year. This is the time of year that many Minnesotans drive to and from work in the dark. People who don’t pop outside for a lunch break during the work week might only…(image)

France wrestles with the line between seduction, harassment

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:01:03 -0600

Seduction is a profound part of our national identity ... the culture of the 'French lover' and the 'French kiss' is in danger because of political correctness," said a French writer.(image)

Zimbabwe ruling party fires Mugabe as chief; now impeachment

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:28:27 -0600

Clinging to his now virtually powerless post, longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was fired as ruling party chief to cheers Sunday.(image)

'Women are needed, more than ever,' conference encourages women to run for office

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:50:34 -0600

This weekend, women interested in running for public office gathered in Minneapolis for training, teaching and collective encouragement. They're part of a broad national movement of more women seeking elected office.(image)

After a mass shooting, families feel 'a pain that will never go away'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:31:29 -0600

After the vigils and the reporters move on to the next mass shooting, the families are left to deal with the grief. "I feel like it never ends," says Jane Dougherty, who lost her sister at Sandy Hook.(image)

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe sues county, wants authority to investigate crimes

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:00:26 -0600

The county terminated its law enforcement agreement with the band more than a year ago, leaving tribal officers without authority to investigate crimes.(image)

Senate may approve drilling in Alaskan wilderness with tax bill

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:01:02 -0600

Legislation opening up a portion of ANWR for leasing cleared a key Senate hurdle this week, when the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved it.(image)

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:54:57 -0600

Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side.(image)

Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:05:33 -0600

Residents in high-tax, Democratic-led states appear to be the hardest hit. But some filers also could be left paying more in traditional Republican states, such as Georgia and Utah.(image)

Cool weekend; dry week ahead

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:54:49 -0600

Many Minnesotans will have a chance to use their sunglasses this weekend. That’s great, after our recent stretch of mostly cloudy days! Winds will be gusty through Saturday, but they’ll ease up on Sunday. Most of us won’t see any rain or snow. Temperature trends Highs in the 30s will be common over southern Minnesota…(image)

Senate's ethics panel could be busy next year

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:57:43 -0600

Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.(image)

Finding humanity in a computer lab

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Bookseller Sarah Hutton recommends a novel that blends a family mystery with the story of a computer learning to be human.(image)

Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:54:15 -0600

President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."(image)

Women rally against sexual harassment at Minnesota Capitol

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:43:35 -0600

A rally at the state capitol Friday called for an end to sexual harassment and the resignations of two state lawmakers.(image)

Chief of Puerto Rico's power authority resigns under fire

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:27 -0600

A continuing controversy over a $300 million contract with a small Montana electrical firm to restore power in Puerto Rico was one of many "distractions," says the island's governor.(image)

Minnesota man charged with fatally running over girlfriend

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:26:35 -0600

According to the complaint, witnesses said the couple had been arguing and that the victim jumped in the truck bed as he tried to drive away Tuesday night.(image)

Back-flipping robot is a giant leap for robot kind

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:39:00 -0600

As it jumps, twists and lands a full back-flip, Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot takes another step toward full functionality in a world designed for humans.(image)

Some residents unaccounted for after Pennsylvania senior center fire

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:36:39 -0600

Authorities struggled on Friday to account for the whereabouts of all the residents of a Pennsylvania senior living community after a massive blaze tore through their complex during the middle of the night, injuring nearly 30 and leading to a chaotic evacuation.(image)

Rep. Cornish blurred boundaries between legislative, sexual pursuits

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:21:27 -0600

New details have surfaced about the behavior of Republican Rep. Tony Cornish, with sources describing conduct to MPR News ranging from unwelcome sexual advances to unwanted flirtatious contact with staff, colleagues and lobbyists.(image)