What is the relationship between our human population and climate change? If we can financially afford to produce more children, should we?
St. Cloud State University officials said Tuesday the university will eliminate its football program as well as its men’s and women’s golf programs in moves intended to ease financial pressures and comply with federal rules balancing men’s and women’s athletics.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog was caught in a political tug of war Wednesday as Republican and Democratic senators used his report on the origins of the Russia investigation involving Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign to support their views that it was a legitimate …
ST. PAUL — Four female candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives as Republicans on Thursday said they’d take on the moniker of the progressive group of freshman members of Congress to take down socialism.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City were driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement, New Jersey’s attorney general said Thursday, adding that the case is being investigated as domestic terrorism.
With health officials struggling to get a handle on the opioid crisis, Rice County Family Services Collaborative is using a $210,000 Opioid Response grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to improve its services.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee argued through a marathon session Thursday ahead of voting to send impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the full House, the latest big step as the politically split Congress debates whether to remove Trump from office.
British voters go to the polls Thursday in what’s been described as a pivotal general election. Many of the issues at stake, including Brexit, are referenced in “63 Up,” a British documentary series that gets its latest Minnesota release this weekend.
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ST. PAUL — Republican and Democratic members of Congress from the Midwest agree that high prescription drug prices are a problem, but no one can seem to agree how to fix it.
A strong economy and local housing crunch has led to high demand for new homes, with Faribault, Northfield and Lonsdale issuing a combined total of nearly 90 residential building permits in 2019.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota soon will have more residents over 65 than under 18, and Gov. Tim Walz wants to make the state a more welcoming place for older people to live.
COON RAPIDS, Minn. — Growing up in northwestern Nebraska, David Tieszen developed a strong interest in photography at the local 4-H club. He took a photography class in college and has attended a handful of seminars since, but said he’s largely self-taught.
Beth Didier farms with her husband and father-in-law near Spiritwood, about 80 miles west of Fargo, N.D. They grow several thousand acres of soybeans, corn and wheat. Didier works full time off the farm, but as her father-in-law moves into retirement, she’s taking a larger role in the farmin…
PLAINVIEW, Texas (AP) — Wayland Baptist senior guard J.J. Culver became the fourth college basketball player to score 100 or more points in a game, reaching the century mark in a 124-60 win over Southwestern Adventist on Tuesday night.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The defining moment of Jared Spurgeon’s hockey career came when he was just 13: His peewee coach in Edmonton moved him from forward to defenseman.
Heisman Trophy finalists Justin Fields and Chase Young head an Associated Press All-Big Ten football team dominated by players from conference champion Ohio State.
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — As a New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud, authorities delayed plans to recover the bodies of victims from a deadly eruption and announced Thursday that the death toll rose after two people who had been hospitalized died.
MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering several options to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, including one that would shift to a narrower counterterrorism mission, the top U.S. military officer told Congress on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, declaring he “betrayed the nation” with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 election.
CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that burst nine months ago when the Missouri River surged through two levees near his southwest …
TWO HARBORS, Minn. — At 6:11 a.m. last Thursday, a cold, snowy, dark morning in Two Harbors, Minn., Steve Tatro was just getting ready to start his day.
Five months after returning from a deployment in Kuwait, 52 Minnesota National Guard soldiers from the Faribault-based Charlie Company, a division of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, spent part of their drill weekend at a holiday party organized with the assistance of Faribault Beyond th…
ST. PAUL — Creation of a new Minnesota computer system for vehicle registrations and titles is on track to replace the much-maligned current one, according to a report released Tuesday, Dec. 10.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a state law that makes it a crime to stalk someone by telephone is unconstitutional because it’s too broad.
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul-based advocacy organization is suing two pharmacies and a pharmacist on behalf of a Minnesota woman who says she was denied a prescribed emergency contraceptive.
ST. PAUL — On the heels of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's new statewide initiatives on climate change, Minnesota Democrats are pushing for action in the state Senate as well.
EAGAN, Minn. — After being waived by the Minnesota Vikings at the end of preseason, Laquon Treadwell vowed to become the “Comeback Kid.” The 24-year-old receiver said he’s not there yet, but he’s on his way.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring he "betrayed the nation" with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 e…
The U.S. population is aging at such a rate that within a few years, older Americans will outnumber the country’s children for the first time, according to census projections. But rising rents, health care and other living costs mean that for many entering their retirement years, balancing t…
ST. PAUL — U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday announced they’d struck a deal with the White House to accept a new iteration of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
ST. PAUL — The head of the state’s Department of Human Services again took the hot seat on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to share her progress in the job and to field criticism from lawmakers.
We are reminded constantly there is stuff in life you just can’t plan for. This fall I thought about breaking the piggy bank to pay for a trip to the 2020 Rose Bowl. Instead, I am shelling out a couple grand for a root canal.
Gabe Robinson and Jessica Dull, both juniors at Tri-City United High School, like to go the extra mile academically and in terms of activities and volunteerism.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades without accountability.
MADRID (AP) — New York billionaire and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg led a high-powered charge against President Donald Trump’s climate policies Tuesday, assuring activists, scientists and politicians from around the world that Americans are committed to reducing greenhouse gas em…
Letters to some Minnesota cabin and vacation property owners arriving this month pose questions that could carry significant tax ramifications, possibly bumping their land into a costlier commercial classification.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police officers were shot Tuesday in the Jersey City standoff that left a neighborhood, including a school, on lockdown, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump, declaring he “betrayed the nation” in his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 election.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a long floater with 4:39 remaining to reach 50 points for the first time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The shot that got him to the half-century mark was hardly representative of the work that preceded it.
ST. PAUL — Woodbury native Brennan Menell grew up idolizing Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon, and the connections between the two players aren’t lost on those who have been paying attention.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Despite a lingering injury to his collarbone area that forced him out of Minnesota’s previous game, Dalvin Cook never hesitated when asked if he’d be able to play against Detroit.
WASHINGTON. D.C. — The comment period closed on Nov. 29 for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuels Standard. Lawmakers and the biofuels industry asked EPA to uphold the RFS and the deal they cut with…