Plunge in oil prices carves $4B crater in North Dakota's budget

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A revised revenue forecast presented to the North Dakota Legislature Thursday predicts $4 billion less in revenue over the next two years -- a 50 percent reduction.

Internet Cat Video Festival to move to new Saints stadium

The one-night event, which attracted more than 11,000 fans last year has outgrown the grassy hillside next to the Walker Arts Center. It's new home will be the $63 million CHS Field, which is scheduled to open in May near the Farmers’ Market in St. Paul’s Lowertown.

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.

Feds hit Minnesota Republicans with another $26,000 fine

Total fines for failure to disclose approaching $200,000 since 2011, among largest penalties ever for a state party.

RyKrisp crackers going away as Minneapolis factory to close

ConAgra Foods has decided to exit the rye cracker business.


Jeffery Trevino's attorney to argue for reversal of murder conviction + Video

A decision in the case is expected to be issued within 90 days.


Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in plot to overthrow Gambian government

Papa Faal described a failed plot to topple the West African nation’s longtime ruler.


School bus runs over legs of student in Pelican Rapids

An elementary school student is recovering after a school bus ran over his legs as he got off a bus in Pelican Rapids.


Video: Wolves ready to welcome you-know-who on Saturday night

The Timberwolves showed this scoreboard video during Wednesday night's victory over the Boston Celtics.


APNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide

Dan Lafferty sees himself as a prophet who will prepare the world for the second coming and he has little following, but 10 years ago he started a relationship with a young woman who was drawn to him after reading a book chronicling the slayings that put him in prison.


Fitch doesn't take the stand in his defense as testimony concludes + Video

Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday.


Driver, 19, killed in head-on crash with MnDOT snowplow

The crash occurred about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday on Hwy. 2 east of Floodwood.


Hennepin County kicks off warrant sweep for sex-crimes fugitives + Video

The Sheriff’s Office teamed up with 20 other agencies Thursday to kick off the warrant sweep, which will continue into next week.


'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows

Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.


Minnesota legislators debate access to body camera footage

Minnesota lawmakers waded Thursday into a thorny debate over access to footage caught on police body cameras, which aim to increase trust but have raised privacy concerns.


Prison for Minn. drunk driver who killed 2 sisters in high-speed crash

The driver’s son said his father took the women for a ride that night “to show off his new car.”


Hüsker Dü's Bob Mould comes around

Gone from Minnesota for 25 years, the Hüsker Dü vet is reliving his old band more, thanks to a push by his new band.


'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.


Big screens, good grub: Watch the Super Bowl at these bars

Who says bar food is for losers? Here are seven spots where you can watch Sunday's game without surrendering your good taste.