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U to adopt 'affirmative consent' rule for sex partners

So far, the plan has prompted little dissent at the university. But nationally, critics have derided such policies as absurd and dangerous.

43 years later, couple's fight for marriage vindicated

Their intuition came from different sources: Jack Baker, from his time in law school, and Michael McConnell, from his belief that “love is the most powerful force in the universe.”




Patrick+
Reusse: An indoor milestone for the Bemidji Axemen

The Bemidji Axemen have a chance to make history on the Minnesota sports scene.

Access Vikings
Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has pectoral muscle injury

Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has a torn pectoral muscle injury, an NFL source confirmed. The injury happened during the Vikings’ June mini-camp, ESPN reported today. The severity of the injury …

Paul Douglas on Weather
Sticky Sunshine Sunday; Strong Storms & Heavy Rain Overnight

The good news is that skies should appear a little more clear Sunday as upper level winds have become more westerly. Winds at the surface will favor a more …




Gail Rosenblum
Rosenblum: Want to experience joy? Here's how

Pixar’s delightful new film, “Inside Out,” confirmed a few things for me. You can never pack too much tissue in your purse. And we grown-ups have our work cut out if …

Jon Tevlin
Tevlin: After two years of homelessness, a veteran finds a home

For more than two years, Austin Poons bounced between hospitals and homeless shelters as he tried to stabilize his life after getting laid off from a steady job during …

James Lileks
Lileks: We need people reading soda labels out loud with a megaphone

The city of Minneapolis has a new initiative: Rethink Your Drink! It’s an attempt to get people to realize that sweet beverages often contain lots of sugar, and that …


Michael Brodkorb
Daudt said he gave Dayton "one day" to increase commissioner salaries

In a speech to a high school class, Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Kurt Daudt provided candid comments about dispute over pay increases for commissioners.

First, dazzling Fourth of July cemented desire to become American

At age 7, I was just beginning my immigration process when I got my first glimpse of American fireworks.

Minnesota on Tap
Surly celebrates Dillinger Four with a new pre-Prohibition lager

Local punk-rock legend Dillinger Four is turning 21. Surly celebrates by releasing the band's new summer beer called #Merica!