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Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:04:14 -0500

 



Purple hair at homecoming too hot for a school district

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:45:18 -0500

From the Department of What Were They Thinking comes this adorable picture of Ebony Smith and Kasson Abdullah, the homecoming king and queen of the North Shore Senior High in the Houston area. Lovely purple hair, Ebony. Who wouldn’t love it? Officials of the North Shore Senior High and the school district which photoshopped a…(image)



Gord Downie, singer of The Tragically Hip, dies at 53

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:46:00 -0500

The man who helmed one of Canada's most-beloved bands for more than 30 years died Tuesday night of complications from brain cancer, according to his family.(image)



Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:10:17 -0500

Republicans are determined to overhaul the nation's tax system by year's end, offering a plan that lowers the corporate tax rate from 36 percent to 20 percent and reduces the number of tax brackets.(image)



Minnesota lawmakers seek more federal money for wolf control

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:43:01 -0500

A federal program that provides trapping and other help for farmers and ranchers facing problem wolves has run out of money for the year.(image)



When a satirical Facebook post became a real protest

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:10:15 -0500

It's been a few days since opponents of bike lanes in Minneapolis showed up at a protest that basically mocked them and we still can't decide who 'won' the day: The 'internet prankster' who created the fake protest event or the people who turned it into a real protest.(image)



Minnesota submits low-budget bid for Amazon

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:02:21 -0500

Emails show state officials' concern with honoring Amazon's request for confidentiality, partisan sniping between the governor's office and the Legislature about how to do it and unease about upsetting some of Minnesota's largest businesses with a bid.(image)



Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:50:11 -0500

Democrats want to eliminate provisions from the GOP budget that would cut Medicare by almost $500 billion over the coming decade and slash the Medicaid health program for the poor by twice as much.(image)



Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shooting

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:10:04 -0500

A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.(image)



Task force named to study stalled Red River diversion plan

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:03:01 -0500

The task force that will explore options for the stalled diversion project is co-chaired by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton.(image)



When interracial love brought a palpable risk

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Penumbra's production of "Wedding Band" observes the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark civil-rights decision.(image)



Security videos show concern before Bloomington mosque bombing

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:53:38 -0500

Officials said at the time that witnesses saw someone throw something from a truck or van before the blast and saw a vehicle speed away afterward.(image)



Latest poll shows too many Americans aren’t very knowledgeable

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:45:20 -0500

The American news media is wasting its time informing the country's citizens.(image)



Do men have it easier? Your politics might determine how you answer

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:00:07 -0500

Democrats were more than twice as likely as Republicans to say that the country hasn't gone far enough in achieving gender equality, according to a new survey from Pew.(image)



Drug companies make eyedrops too big, and you pay for the waste

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500

When eyedrops dribble down your face, it's not your fault. Drugmakers have long known that their drops of medicine exceed the capacity of the human eye. Why didn't companies make the drops smaller?(image)



Olympic gymnast describes abuse

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:22:27 -0500

The stories being told as part of the #MeToo hashtag have been gut wrenching and should be an embarrassment to any man.(image)



Trump and the new politics of honoring war dead

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:07:37 -0500

Like presidents before him, Trump has made personal contact with some families of the fallen, not all. What's different is that Trump, alone among them, has picked a political fight over who's done better to honor the war dead and their families.(image)



'A major distraction': Is a mega-deal like Amazon's HQ2 always worth it?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:52:00 -0500

Amazon's unmatched promise of 50,000 well-paying jobs has red carpets rolling out across the U.S. -- but also some soul-searching: How much should communities subsidize wealthy American corporations?(image)



As Aaron Rodgers goes, so goes Wisconsin

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:04:39 -0500

Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, is one of Wisconsin's economic engines.(image)



Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:58:49 -0500

The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton.(image)



Violent Femmes to play First Avenue

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:55:57 -0500

The Violent Femmes are playing a sold-out show Wednesday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis.(image)