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.

Coaching allows St. Scholastica nun back in the football habit

After six years of leading cheers and prayers for the football team at the College of St. Scholastica, Sister Lisa was named a volunteer assistant coach.

Minnesota Orchestra plans series of short concerts

“Symphony in 60” breaks down some of the formality of the concertgoing experience and gets audiences in and out of Orchestra Hall in the time it takes to watch an episode of “The Good Wife.”

Atheists sue Washington County over denial to perform marriages

Group wants the right to officiate at weddings.

Experts question MNsure average rate increase of 4.5 percent

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


Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies

Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90.


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.


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.


With partial solar eclipse, sun was going, going, almost gone

The sight in the sky on a warm fall afternoon drew people outside to catch a glimpse of the moon orbiting in front of the sun.


Salmonella in Minnesota linked to raw chicken

Frozen entree is blamed for salmonella illnesses.


17 more priest offenders are identified by St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese

The latest list brings to 55 the number of priests credibly accused of abuse while serving the archdiocese.


Hillary Clinton joins wave of campaigning Democrats

She stumped for state’s DFL leaders, citing their achievements in the wake of the recession.


US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers, some working 122 hours in a week

A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S.


Secret Service unleashed best weapon on White House fence jumper: Its dogs

Man was quickly subdued in Wednesday’s incident.


Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall

Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.


New reports on backlogs bring renewed criticism of railroads

Critics say they prove oil favoritism; railroads say numbers are misleading.


Dayton dashed from event, avoiding waiting media

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's avoidance of the waiting media was both unusual and unexpected


MnDOT urges caution after truckers hit seven bridges

Call for caution comes after trucks hit seven bridges in past month.


Lawmakers seek to end benefits to former Nazis

Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits will be introduced soon, the latest response to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced out of the United States.