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Minnesota submits bid to host college football championship
The bid was submitted Wednesday, after Gov. Mark Dayton announced earlier this month that the state would be competing for the game. ...
FiveThirtyEight, ESPN unveil Ventura election doc that gets it right
Ventura, who became a legitimate contender the night he was allowed to debate on the same stage as Republican gubernatorial candidate Norm Coleman and DFL gubernatorial candidate Skip Humphrey. They spoke politician and Ventura decidedly did not. ...
U.S. indicts 14 in FIFA corruption inquiry
"This really is the World Cup of fraud," says Richard Weber, chief of the IRS' Criminal Investigation unit, "and today we are issuing FIFA a red card." ...
5 things: The special session and looming layoffs
On June 1, roughly 10,000 state employees across several departments will get layoff notices. But that doesn't mean they are out of a job immediately. If lawmakers can agree on three budget bills, they won't be out of a job at all. ...
Screen Time: Summer movie preview
For this week's Screen Time, Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr preview the movies hitting theaters this summer. ...
Police search for motive in deadly Grand Forks Walmart shooting
Police continue to investigate why a U.S. airman shot two employees, one fatally, before turning the gun on himself at a Walmart Supercenter Tuesday. ...
Man killed in Minneapolis shooting identified
Larry Dwayne Davis died about a mile from where he gunned down another man in 2001. Davis was on supervised release after serving time for that murder. ...
AP: Suicide isn’t news unless you’re famous
The Associated Press stylebook, the bible of newswriting, is announcing several changes and additions this week at a convention of copy editors. Most of them are of little consequence; you can now write BLT on first reference in a news story, for example. But the AP’s directive on suicide is a ...
Santorum hopes to catch lightning in a bottle a second time
The former Pennsylvania senator, who won Iowa in 2012, hopes he can do it again. But with a more crowded field, he might find it difficult to stand out. ...
50 airport service workers walk off job in Minneapolis
Air Serv Facility Services Inc. employee Idreis Dahir says the workers aren't happy with the way they are treated by management. ...
Spelling bee officials confront racist reaction
The National Spelling Bee preliminary round is being held today, and its officials are confronting the racism that has accompanied it in recent years. Indian American children have won the spelling bee for seven straight years and 11 of the last 15. ...
How to talk about money during vacation season
Do you have your summer trip planned yet? Jane Bianchi suggests tossing in some conversations about finances while lounging on the beach. ...
For-sale signs go up at archdiocese buildings in St. Paul
Archdiocese chief financial officer Tom Mertens says there are no offers so far on the properties. ...
Joshua Redman joins The Bad Plus
NPR's jazz critic Tom Moon called the collaboration "a roaring and beautiful summit meeting." ...
Tuition expected to go up at U of M
The Legislature effectively turned down the university's request to fund another two-year tuition freeze. ...
With drought, Red River residents have short memory
When the Red River was flooding in 2009 (and again in 2011), you didn't hear a lot of complaining about plans to divert the river around the cities on the glacial lake bed -- not when every volunteer in the state was racing to Fargo-Moorhead to help sandbag. Now, it's getting harder to find ...
Summer arrives early this year?
It’s not your imagination. It feels more like July out there than late May this afternoon. Evidence of an early spring and summer in Minnesota in 2015? By some measures Spring 2015 arrived 3 to 7 weeks earlier vs. last year. Submitted for your approval. March 15 – First 70 degree temp in ...
As antibiotic resistance spreads, WHO plans strategy to fight it
The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are pondering a "post-antibiotic world." WHO says countries need to boost surveillance for resistance and develop new drugs. ...
The Daily Digest: More talks, no deal
Your daily political news from Minnesota and Washington ...
The science of pedal pub hatred
The hatred of pedal pubs, which fueled a squirt-gun attack on a group of off-duty cops last week in Minneapolis, has deliciously reached the ivory towers of academia. ...
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