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Jury finds former Hastings priest not guilty of sex abuse
A Dakota County jury acquitted former priest Francis Hoefgen Tuesday. A man said the abuse happened more than 20 years ago. ...
Despite an economy on the rise, American paychecks remain stuck
Since the 1970s, there's been a disconnect between productivity and wages, so even as workers produce more, they don't necessarily see the benefits. ...
5 things you should know about Bernie Sanders
The 73-year-old is considered a long shot but if elected, he would be the oldest person and first Jewish person to serve as commander-in-chief. ...
Paralyzed playing football, grad walks to get diploma
Four years ago, Chris Norton was paralyzed while playing football at Luther College in Decorah. He was given only a 3 percent chance of ever feeling anything below his waist again, let alone walking. But he vowed to walk on stage when it came time to get his diploma. ...
July preview: Warmest of 2015 so far likely Wednesday
Bright sun and a July-like air mass will challenge for the warmest day of the year so far in much of Minnesota. Your local bank thermometer or car thermometer may flash 86 degrees around 5 p.m. Wednesday. ...
Five charged in pedal pub water attack
Six people originally were arrested after three pedal pubs were hit with water balloons and spray from water guns on Saturday night. The charges included fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct. ...
Dayton, Daudt talk nice but no deal on Minnesota budget
"Cordial" discussions brought no agreements Tuesday on three vetoed budget bills, the governor and Republican speaker said. A deal is needed by June 30 to avoid a partial government shutdown. ...
Patron buys Lee's Liquor Lounge in order to save it
Owner Louis Sirian, 80, didn't want to sell the place to someone who didn't plan to keep it as it is. ...
Hackers stole data from more than 100,000 taxpayers, IRS says
The data stolen included taxpayers' Social Security information, when they were born and their street addresses. ...
Where it stands: The avian flu outbreak in Minnesota
More than 5 million birds in 21 Minnesota counties have died from the disease or were killed to prevent its spread. ...
Hormel buys natural food company Applegate Farms
Hormel announced a $775 million deal Tuesday to buy Applegate Farms, a leading provider of natural and organic prepared meats. ...
'Degrees of Freedom:' The MN African American experience post-Civil War
Minnesota often receives credit for being a more progressive state after the Civil War. But there's important nuance that shapes our state today. ...
Advocates to push immigrant driver's license bill in special session
The DFL-led Minnesota Senate approved a bipartisan bill that would make it possible for unauthorized immigrants to get driver's licenses, but it got stuck in the GOP-controlled House. ...
Texas floods viewed via quadcopters
Drones -- quadcopters -- are certainly earned their stripes as tools of news gathering and storytelling. The latest example comes from Houston where Bryan Rumbaugh has posted some pretty amazing footage he took today of the flooding there. ...
DNR readies stiff fines for farmers caught illegally pumping water
Hoping to protect Minnesota's groundwater amid an irrigation boom, officials this season will have new power to levy up to $20,000 fines without going to court. Enforcement begins next month. ...
Police: U.S. airman shoots Walmart workers, kills self
Police say the shooting appears to have been random. They haven't found a link between Willis and the Walmart store or the employees. ...
What scientists know about marijuana
As more states, including Minnesota, allow limited use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, scientists are expanding research efforts to understand how marijuana and the chemicals it contains interact with the body. ...
IQ2 debate: Is smart technology making us dumb?
A debate from the Intelligence Squared series. The motion is "Smart technology is making us dumb." Arguing FOR are Nicholas Carr and Andrew Keen. Arguing AGAINST are Genevieve Bell and David Weinberger. ...
Ore market woes trigger more Iron Range layoffs
In the latest round of Range cuts, Steel Dynamics said Tuesday it will shut two operations for at least two years due to the drop in pig iron prices. ...
‘Tebow bill’ stirs up Wisconsin high school sports
A kerfuffle in Wisconsin is shedding a bit of a spotlight on this question: 'What's the role of school sports?' The problem is a bill that includes a provision allowing home-schooled and charter school students to play on sports in their public school district. ...
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