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Minneapolis school to reopen Thursday after bomb threat
The Minneapolis Police Department did a sweep of the building this morning, and found no "unsafe material." ...
After actual bombings, just about any threat could be credible
Back in the day, it was relatively easy to find out who made bomb threats in our high school. Authorities would start by finding out which teachers were giving major tests or had big assignments due that day, and then pick up the usual suspects in each class until one of them confessed ...
Sheriff: New Hope shooter wasn't supposed to own a gun
Raymond Kmetz was prohibited by state law from owning the pistol-grip shotgun he used in the shooting, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said Wednesday. ...
You can watch James Patterson's book explode for $294,038
Publishing powerhouse James Patterson calls in the bomb squad for his new stunt. ...
Judge throws out Friendship Nine's civil rights-era conviction
The nine men integrated a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1961 and refused to pay a fine. Their "jail, no bail" strategy became a rallying cry against Jim Crow. ...
Super Bowl, beer, and lost dogs
We've reached the part of the Super Bowl season when companies release their ads, garnering more attention than a TV ad probably should. And we're pretty OK with that. ...
Girl spends birthday money for fire department equipment
For a week, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports, Jadalynn Haugen debated whether to spent her $20 of birthday money on candy, or donate it to the Plainview Fire Department to help buy equipment that can resuscitate pets caught in a fire? ...
After you shovel, how long do ‘dibs’ last?
The big storm in Massachusetts has rekindled an old debate. ...
‘Drone’ maker has answer for wayward quadcopters
One of the country's leading manufacturer's of drones/quadcopters might have just shown the way to break the logjam surrounding how the devices can be regulated in a safe manner. ...
Winter strikes back, February chill ahead
We enjoy one more mild day today across Minnesota. The longer range outlook suggests colder than average temps as we move into February. ...
The blizzard of no-school parodies
They're digging out from three feet of snow in New England today. And a principal at a private school in Rhode Island is getting the attention he craved with another parody no-school announcement. ...
Dayton's budget plan includes additional funds for MNsure
Gov. Mark Dayton's new budget calls for more Department of Human Services funding to help DHS cover its share of MNsure's expenses. ...
Duluth editorial pans Dayton transportation package
The Duluth News Tribune is the first newspaper out of the gate with an editorial panning Gov. Dayton's transportation proposal, which includes raising the metro sales tax, increasing the license tab fees, and adding a gas tax. ...
Closing arguments set in Toyota fatal crash lawsuit
Jurors may soon begin deliberating a federal lawsuit stemming from a 2006 Minnesota car accident that killed three people. ...
To protect his son, a father asks school to bar unvaccinated children
A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids. ...
Internet comments: The experiment that failed
Back in the infancy of the Internet, the experts told us it would give the voiceless a voice, empowering people in a way we can't imagine. We blew the chance. ...
Police: Possible child abduction attempt in Burnsville
A police report says a girl, 6, was standing at her bus stop Tuesday when she was approached by a man in a silver compact car with white letters on the passenger side. ...
As nor'easter lifts, life slowly gets back to normal in hard-hit areas
Some residents of Massachusetts are digging out of almost 3 feet of snow. The AP reports that a travel ban has been lifted and Boston's highways are filling up with traffic. ...
The Daily Digest: New budget focuses on education and kids
Your daily dose of Minnesota politics and policy. ...
Free college sounds great, but skeptics ask what's the cost?
While zero tuition at two-year schools sounds enticing, some ask if it's the best way for Minnesota to help more low-income students finish college and fill the workforce. ...
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