Faculty pulls out from plan to revamp state colleges, universities

The unions representing faculty at all 31 state colleges and universities say they will no longer take part in an effort to improve programs throughout the system. But Chancellor Steven Rosenstone says that won’t slow down the project.

Black Friday might not reign supreme this year

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Will this be the year when Black Friday is finally dethroned from being the biggest shopping day of the year? Thanksgiving night sales might help dethrone store traffic on …

Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle after it was locked down amid reports of a shooting.

Police looking for suspects who vandalized Northstar train

Big Lake and Metro Transit police are looking for suspects after a Northstar commuter train was vandalized earlier this week.

Weekend traffic: I-494 reduced to single lane in Plymouth

It will be an early start as a portion of I-494 in Plymouth and Maple Grove go down to a single lane at 6 p.m. Friday.


Edina housing project for homeless youth won't go forward this year

The 66 West project, approved by the Edina City Council last month, wasn’t included in a record $162 million pot of state funding for affordable housing announced this week.


‘Honey Boo Boo’ canceled in wake of child molestation scandal

TLC canceled reality series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” on Friday, a day after news of June “Mama June” Shannon's relationship with a man who was convicted of molesting a young relative of the star surfaced.


Atheists sue Washington County over denial to perform marriages

Group wants the right to officiate at weddings.


College player with brain tumor ready to play what might be her only game

A clock above the court reminds everyone that it's only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women's basketball players at Division III Mount St. Joseph form a circle near one of the baskets and stretch quietly.


Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers + Video

Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead.


Experts question MNsure average rate increase of 4.5 percent

Republicans say premium increases are much higher than Gov. Dayton reported.


Illegal drawings on national parks rocks spark probe, furor

A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.


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AIDS from towels? Pat Robertson's comment angers Kenyans

Kenyans are expressing anger and shock on social media and radio stations over comments made by popular American evangelist Pat Robertson in a recent TV broadcast in which he warned that towels in Kenya could transmit AIDS.


Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R' + Video

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."


GOP apologizes to family for using photo of child abuse victim in anti-Dayton ad

The reversal comes after Eric Dean’s family voices objection.


Brand-new early voting blitz targets Indian Country, young

Early voting is hitting an all-time high in Minnesota, and campaigns are ramping up their get-out-the-vote efforts.


Software maker Digital River will go private in $840M deal

Siris Capital offered a 50% premium, but Digital River has 45 days to seek other offers.


Auditor questions destruction of notes as MSU, Mankato investigated Hoffner

Legislative auditor's report does not take sides in controversial firing of Mankato State coach Todd Hoffner but finds process troubling.