Demonstrators angered by the police killing of an unarmed black man were swiftly broken up by police, mall security on one of the busiest days of the year.
Protesters angered by the police killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis plan to demonstrate on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
While the frac sand industry has slowed due to cheap oil, American frac companies hope to expand due to tax breaks.
Minneapolis (AFP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated on Monday by the NFL team, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a switch. Peterson, who was deactivated from the playing roster for Sunday’s 30-7 home loss to New England, is able to return […]
By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WILLMAR, Minn. — It must be said at this point: Sen. Al Franken is just dull. How dull is he? He says the most memorable conversation he’s had as a senator — “hilarious” even — was a wonkish discussion with former President Bill Clinton about how to finance […]
By Jenna Ross, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) HARMONY, Minn. — In an empty, grassy lot bordered by cornfields stands a red sign: “Up to $12,000 CASH to Build in Harmony!” This southeastern Minnesota city, population 1,020, wants you to live here. So much so that it will pay you $5,000 to $12,000 if you build a […]
By Baird Helgeson and Abby Simons, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — President Barack Obama began a two-day visit to Minneapolis on Thursday sharing cheeseburgers with a local working mother and bringing a middle-class message tailor made to aid Democrats fearful of massive losses in the upcoming election. Obama said he shares the frustrations of people […]
By Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) WASECA, Minn. — John LaDue, accused in a Columbine-style plot to kill “as many students as he could” at the high school in Waseca, denied charges in a court appearance Monday morning, the equivalent of pleading not guilty. Prosecutors have charged the 17-year-old as a juvenile with four counts […]
By Baird Helgeson and Kelly Smith, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, a lion in northern Minnesota politics and the state’s longest-serving congressman, died Saturday in his Maryland home. He was 79. The veteran Democrat served 36 years — 18 terms from 1975 to 2011 — in Congress. “His impacts are almost indescribable,” said […]
By Pat Pheifer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — A Waseca, Minn., teenager who idolized the Columbine High School shooters plotted to murder his parents and sister, then go on a rampage through Waseca’s junior high and high school, setting off pressure cooker bombs, throwing Molotov cocktails and gunning down fleeing students, according to criminal charges filed […]
By Pam Louwagie, Jenna Ross and Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) FINLAYSON, Minn. — Lindsay Tornambe was just 13 years old when she was chosen to be “sacrificed to God,” she remembers. That announcement in July 2000 came from a minister who led an insular faith community that included her family in central Minnesota. As Tornambe […]
By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline.org You can’t blame Minnesota taxpayers for being confused this tax season. The eleventh-hour addition of 10 new tax credits has flummoxed many of them, even as most other states report routine filings with a significant uptick in electronic submissions. The Minnesota situation is an anomaly in a tax season that […]
By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — Maybe New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should borrow a pair of crutches. They might have helped Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s cause. Dayton, a Democrat, hobbled into the state Capitol five weeks after major hip surgery and blasted lawmakers for holding up the tax cuts he wanted. After quarrelling […]
By David Shaffer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — Leon Rogers has lived next to crude oil pipelines for years. He’s had enough. With four pipelines already buried beneath his farmland and a fifth one planned next to his house, Rogers and many of his neighbors are no longer ambivalent about the river of […]
By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times On an icy island wilderness near the tip of Minnesota, a female gray wolf’s demise has added to the debate about whether authorities should try to save the wolves of Isle Royale National Park. Once, wolves could regularly move on and off the island along ice bridges to find fresh […]
By Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS—Former Vice President Walter Mondale had heart surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester on Wednesday. The surgery, which a statement said was “successful,” came just a few days after his wife, Joan Mondale, passed away. Joan Mondale, 83, died on Feb. 3 and was memorialized on Feb. 8. “Walter […]
by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Much has been written (and will continue to be written) about the spectacular failure of health insurance exchanges in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maryland — all blue states that support the Affordable Care Act. All were woefully unprepared for their Oct. 1 launch, and unlike HealthCare.gov, the federal marketplace, they are […]
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pitch to women in his State of the Union address Tuesday night was, without question, an opening shot in the 2014 contests. At a time when Republicans have struggled to build support among women, Obama’s pledge to do away with the workplace policies of the “Mad Men” era caught the […]