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Calhoun not the first lake with a controversial name
A petition to rename Lake Calhoun follows efforts to name other bodies of water in Minnesota whose names people found objectionable. ...
After a bumpy night, pleasant outlook Tuesday
As severe weather rolled through Minnesota Monday afternoon and evening, many parts of Hennepin county reported large hail. But Chisago county may have seen the largest: Three inch diameter hail was reported around 5 p.m. near Rush City. That’s about the diameter of a tennis ball! Golf ball- ...
Could Supreme Court decision lead to death of the gerrymander?
More than a half-dozen other states could implement independent redistricting commissions in the wake of the court's decision to uphold Arizona's commission. ...
Chamber of Commerce names new president
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has named Doug Loon as its new president. He takes on a role long held by Dave Olson, who died last year. ...
MN student testing faces big cuts after lawmakers slash budget
Lawmakers halved Minnesota's testing budget during the special session, repealed several required high school tests and stopped paying for all juniors to take the ACT college entrance exam. ...
A Beautiful World: Altruism can change your life
Buddhist monk and cell biologist Matthieu Ricard's study shows how compassionate meditation and focusing on the well-being of others can physically alter your mind, as well as the world. ...
Supreme Court blocks restrictive Texas abortion-clinic rules
The Supreme Court refused on Monday to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close. ...
U.S. stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates
Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated to the safety of government bonds. ...
Environmentalists press Dayton on PolyMet MN copper mining plan
Warning of possible disaster, environmental groups implored Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday to change PolyMet's plans to mine copper, nickel and precious metals near the Boundary Waters. ...
Investigators probe fires at 6 black churches in 5 southern states
All of the fires have taken place in the week-and-a-half since nine people were killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. ...
In some states, defiance over Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling
The Texas attorney general said state workers can refuse to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples if doing so violates their religious beliefs. ...
Severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. includes metro
The watch covers swaths of central and southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Be prepared to move indoors to shelter if storms approaches your location. ...
NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired
Trump attributed NBC's decision to a clash in view points on immigration, saying his views were strong and NBC's "very weak." ...
Aspen Ideas Festival: Inside the Affordable Care Act
Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News moderates a panel about Obamacare featuring Nancy-Ann DeParle, a former head of Medicare and Medicaid and President Obama's health care advisor, and lawyer and journalist Steven Brill, author of the best-selling book, "America's Bitter Pill." ...
MN trooper charged with driving 94 mph in a 55 mph zone
As the face of the Minnesota State Patrol in western Minnesota, Sgt. Jesse Grabow, the public information officer, has been expert as using social media to get people to drive more safely. ...
Indian tribe recognition process overhauled
The new regulation updates a 37-year-old process that has been roundly criticized as broken because of the many years and mounds of paperwork that typically went into each application. ...
Dayton says he’ll OK commissioner raises
Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday said he intends to grant July 1 pay raises to 26 commissioners and department heads. ...
Supreme Court backs Arizona's redistricting commission targeting gridlock
Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission was formed 15 years ago, after voters took the power to redraw districts away from the state's Legislature. ...
Supreme Court says use of lethal injection drug is legal
In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that the sedative midazolam does not violate the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a challenge that was brought by death row inmates in Oklahoma. ...
Thunderstorms pop across MN; be ready to seek shelter
As we move through the peak heating hours this afternoon, thunderstorms are likely to increase in coverage and intensity. Weather conditions are likely to change rapidly. ...
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