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Las Vegas Strip Shut Down Following Deadly Shooting

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:30:50 GMT

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Bob Dylan talks a lot about Minnesota in rare straight-forward interview

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:09:12 GMT

While one can argue that Dylan's catalogue has been seeing little to no action over the past few years, this isn't entirely true: as he explains so himself, recording these songs constitutes an exercise in interpretation and at the same time he pays them their due for their inspirational value. Dylan is quite cognizant of the passage of time, not just during the course of his life and career, that which predate him and his work: historical events and personalities definitely sound like an object of fascination, as in the passages where he offers observations on early rock and roll and doo-wop music.




Minnesota's earliest tornado

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:45:29 GMT

The severe storm that uprooted trees, deroofed buildings and overturned a camper on March 6 in Pihl's Park, near Wells, actually included a tornado. A March 17 survey by the National Weather Service determined that the campground damage was the product of an EF-1 tornado one that struck earlier in the year than any other twister in the history of Minnesota.




Transit funding fight puts all of Minnesota at economic risk

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:45:23 GMT

The partisan fight over Twin Cities mass transit that did much lawmaking damage at the Legislature last year has roared back in recent days, more menacing than before. This time, federal, state and local funding for Metro Transit - both for new construction and operations - is "under attack," Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough said.




Minnesota driver pleads guilty in death of Arizona teen

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:15:58 GMT

Prosecutors say 36-year-old Howard William Amos pleaded guilty Friday to one count of fleeing police, resulting in the death of 16-year-old Diana Garcia-Alvarado, of Phoenix. Authorities say police tried to pull Amos over for speeding on Sept.




Audit finds some welfare programs make eligibility errors

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:06:17 GMT

Minnesota's legislative auditor has found that some of the state's welfare programs do a poor job of making sure recipients are actually eligible for benefits. An audit released Friday looked at several federally funded programs that help low-income, elderly and disabled residents.




Target Unveils Body-Positive Swimsuit Campaign

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:53:51 GMT

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Corporate law prof is accused of stealing more than $4M from investors

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:29:21 GMT

A corporate and bankruptcy law professor at the University of Minnesota is accused in a federal indictment of stealing $4.38 million from investors. Edward S. Adams is accused of stealing the money from investors in a company that made laboratory diamonds and in a successor company, report the Minneapolis Star Tribune and TwinCities.com .




Republicans seek to cut early education program

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:08:32 GMT

Minnesota House Republicans took a defiant stance against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday with a proposal to eliminate his flagship early childhood education program, close an arts school and remove multiple automatic budget increases for school programs. With a larger than expected $1.65 billion budget surplus, Dayton announced earlier this month that he wanted to put $175 million toward preschool programs in the state.




Industry study finds income lags for Minnesota's rural hospitals

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:07:54 GMT

A new report from the Minnesota Hospital Association shows that rural hospitals repeatedly lagged those in urban areas in terms of median operating income from 2012 to 2015. The report released this week included specific results for 70 health systems across the state, and found that 21 lost money on operations during 2015.




University of Minnesota to review handling of assault case

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:53:01 GMT

The University of Minnesota has ordered a review of how it handled allegations of sexual assault involving football players last fall.




Assistant Principal Accused Of Trying To Solicit Children For Sex

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:47:02 GMT

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Muslim civil rights group calls on public to fight bigotry

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:28:29 GMT

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is holding an event Saturday designed to get thousands of Minnesotans to stand up against hate. CAIR-MN's Executive Director Jaylani Hussein says there have been two incidents in the last week of Muslim women being followed in Minnesota.




A Minnesota film critic switches over to the director's chair

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:05:21 GMT

Marshall Fine has been associated with movies for more than four decades - as a critic, not a filmmaker. But on occasion, the Minnesota native has switched sides.




Where Minnesota's delegation stands on GOP healthcare bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:51:53 GMT

As the House prepares to vote later today on repealing the Affordable Care Act, here's what Minnesota's federal representatives have been saying about the bill: In a statement this week, he criticized the bill for leaving millions without health insurance, cutting care for the most vulnerable and failing to provide relief to many southern Minnesotans, including farmers and small business owners. "To make matters worse, this legislation has the potential to make health insurance even more unaffordable for rural Americans," he said.




Plaintiffs file appeal disputing Minnesota's teacher tenure laws

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:02 GMT

A judge rejected their suit in October but the parents are back to assert that state laws are protecting ineffective teachers and violating students' rights by keeping low-income and minority students from attaining a quality education. "This lawsuit is about our children, said Roxanne Draughn, mother from St. Paul and a plaintiff in the case, said in a statement.




Fatal bat disease spreading in Minnesota

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:42:35 GMT

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