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Target cuts 275 more jobs, mostly in Twin Cities
Target said Tuesday it cut about 275 jobs and eliminated another 35 open positions largely among technology teams as it moves to a new tech support system. ...
Six filings for special election in MN House District 3A
Six candidates have filed to run in the special election in Minnesota House District 3A. ...
MN ISIS suspects back in court Wednesday as judge weighs next steps
A judge will consider dozens of motions filed in their cases, ranging from whether the case should be dismissed to whether they should be given supervised release while they await trial. ...
During holy year, pope will let priests forgive women who had abortions
According to church teaching, abortion is a sin so grave that anyone who gets one or performs one is automatically excommunicated. Forgiveness was usually only given by senior church officials. ...
St. Paul paramedic dies on duty of suspected heart attack
Shane Clifton was a Navy veteran who had been with the St. Paul Fire Department for eight years. He had been working out while on duty at the station when he collapsed and died. ...
Welcome to the most underrated season
My morning walk is again cloaked in darkness. The sunrise song from the birds has mostly disappeared, save the occasional screech of a blue jay, which if you listen long enough begins to sound like a newspaper's comments section. Still, autumn is the most underrated of the seasons and it's ...
Mineworkers' contract negotiations down to the wire
United Steelworkers is in talks with both U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal, which operate three of northeast Minnesota's six big iron ore mines. The union's current contract expires at midnight Tuesday. ...
3 ways September could be a challenging month for Trump
Donald Trump has had a good summer, but he will face some hurdles in the next 30 days that could affect the future of his campaign, unless they don't. ...
Is this campaign season less civil than previous ones?
"I think Donald Trump's lack of civility is hurting the political process," California state assembly Republican Rocky Chavez, a 2016 US Senate candidate, told AFP. ...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'
A new book details that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality. ...
Augsburg students set off for semester on the river
The students will spend about half of their 2,000-mile trip traveling the Mississippi River in canoes. They expect to reach New Orleans by December. ...
Quietly, Bob Edwards walks away
An announcement that didn't get a lot of notice when it was issued on Friday prompts us to recall one of the most turbulent moments in the history of public radio -- the day NPR canned Bob Edwards, the longtime host of Morning Edition. ...
'The Wake' is an unlikely hit in an imaginary language
Paul Kingsnorth self-published 'The Wake,' his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English --- and was startled when it became a smash hit. ...
Despite high court ruling, Kentucky clerk denies marriage licenses
Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue any marriage licenses on Tuesday, saying she is waiting for the result of an appeal. Davis cited religious objections for her actions. ...
Cop buys food, shelter for victim of domestic abuse
In Prince George's County, Maryland last week, a young woman with a 1-year-old girl had finally had enough of domestic violence, which far too often is a choice between being beaten and being homeless. ...
Patchy morning fog, another warm day ahead
We closed out the meteorological summer on a temperature high, but overall, the average temperatures clustered near or somewhat below the 30-year average. ...
Sonny and Cher struggled with looks before hitting it big
"We struggled and struggled and struggled because of the way we looked, " Cher told Billboard magazine recently. ...
5-Hour line turns barbecue pilgrims into cash cow for locals
At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, people start lining up at 5 a.m. to get a taste of world-famous brisket. The line has become such a fixture that it's become a business opportunity for locals. ...
After government greenlight, commercial drones set to take off
The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls. ...
Aim for at least 7 hours of sleep nightly to fend off a cold
Just a couple extra hours can make a real difference, a study shows. Adults who slept only five or six hours were four times more likely to get sick when exposed to a common cold virus. ...
Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota State Fair kicks off this week in St. Paul. Will you be attending the fair?
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