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Black Lives Matter Protest Ends Quickly At Mall Of America

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.

December 23, 2015

Black Lives Matter To Protest At Mall Of America Again Despite Warning

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.

December 23, 2015

Three Men Held In Connection With Shooting Of Minnesota Demonstrators

Three white men were being held in connection with the shooting of five Black Lives Matter protesters.

November 25, 2015

Minneapolis Police Arrest Two In Shooting Of Black Lives Matter Protesters

The demonstrators said they would not be scared away. “We ain’t scared of domestic terrorists.”

November 24, 2015

States Rush To Regulate Drones Ahead Of Federal Guidelines

In the absence of federal regulations, states are eager to pass their own policies on drones.

September 15, 2015
Energy, Oil, Fracking, Drilling, Economy, Tax Breaks, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin

Frac Sand Industry Feels The Effects Of Low Oil Prices, Less Drilling

While the frac sand industry has slowed due to cheap oil, American frac companies hope to expand due to tax breaks.

April 10, 2015
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar addresses Iowa Democrats

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Quietly Climbs Washington Ranks

Meet one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars.

December 9, 2014

Sen. Al Franken Wins Re-Election In Minnesota

Find out how Senator Franken survived the GOP wave.

November 4, 2014

Despite His Safe Seat, Ellison Plunges Into Race

Find out how the Minnesota liberal hopes to boost his party’s chances in November.

October 16, 2014

Reinstated NFL Star Peterson Says ‘I’m Not A Child Abuser’

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 […]

September 16, 2014

Al Franken Takes Senate Job Seriously (He’s Still Funny In Private)

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 […]

September 4, 2014

Small Minnesota Town Will Pay Up To $12,000 For New Residents

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 […]

July 2, 2014

Obama Brings Middle-Class Message To Minnesota

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 […]

June 27, 2014

Minnesota Teen Denies Charges In Murder, Bomb Plot

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 […]

May 12, 2014

Jim Oberstar, Longtime Minnesota Congressman, Dies At 79

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 […]

May 5, 2014

Minnesota Teen Is Charged With Plot To Go On School Rampage

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 […]

May 2, 2014

Minnesota Minister Charged With 59 Counts Of Sex Abuse

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 […]

April 16, 2014

As E-Filing Spreads, Tax Seasons Speeds Up

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 […]

April 9, 2014

States Pursue Tax Cuts As Recovery Takes Hold

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 […]

March 30, 2014
Infrastructure, Energy, Environment

Opposition Grows As Oil Pipelines Proliferate In Northern Minnesota

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 […]

March 24, 2014

Photo Of The Day — March 21

The view from a drone over woods near Stillwater, Minn., Feb. 14, 2014. (Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

March 21, 2014

A Changing Climate On Saving Wolves

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 […]

March 7, 2014

Former VP Walter Mondale Recovering From Heart Surgery

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 […]

February 13, 2014

Epic Fail: Where Four State Health Exchanges Went Wrong

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 […]

February 6, 2014

Democratic Women Push Obama’s Increase In Minimum Wage

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 […]

January 31, 2014