Minneapolis woman has exercised her right to vote — for 77 years

FDR was on the ballot of her first presidential election, and she’s voting still. In fact, this Minneapolis woman has voted in every local and national election since she turned 21 — in 1937.

NHL watching, but Vanek's agent says client in no criminal trouble

Russo's Rants

Vanek was a witness in a federal case that led to one guilty plea for illegal gambling and conspiracy to launder money Thursday.

Twin Cities ad agency takes aim at Redskins name with 'No Honor' spot

Chad Germann, owner of Red Circle Ad Agency and a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, is planning to lend a powerful creative voice to the protesters …

Explicit questions in the military's sexual-assault survey trigger complaints

Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

Minn. couple behind Hannah's Law charged with benefit fraud

The Minnesota couple whose daughter's death prompted a 2011 child care safety law has been accused of concealing assets while they were getting public assistance.


Mpls. serial killer's murder conviction should stand, prosecutors say

Prosecutors oppose a new trial for man convicted in killings of 3 American Indian women, despite challenge from the Innocence Project.


Wanted: Minnesotans to get in touch with their inner Norwegian

When Norway's top reality TV series goes looking for Norwegian-American contestants, they know exactly where to head. "Alt for Norge" will be holding a casting call at the Mall …


Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball's best managers.


Ex-Navy SEAL who wrote Bin Laden raid book is under criminal investigation

U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges.


Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack

A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.


As Nov. 1 nears, 29-year-old right-to-die advocate lives, at least for now

Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at …


Don't forget to set your clocks back

Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.


Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death

A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.


Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.


Minnesota bloggers connect in real life at #MnBlogCon

The fifth annual conference offered a day of networking, keynote speeches, WordPress tech help and a photographer taking professional headshots in exchange for donations to an animal shelter.


Minnesota seeks federal grant dollars to expand preschool offerings

Minnesota seeks federal grant dollars to expand the preschool options in four "Transformation Zones" plus two new areas


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2 accused of planning to kill officer, harm judge

A convicted felon and his wife have been accused of conspiring to kill a River Falls police officer and threatening to harm a St. Croix County judge, allegedly as retribution for the man's early October arrest on other charges.


Man accused in boy's death in Oakdale will get another mental evaluation

Trial has been delayed again for Nanh Tran, whose frame of mind at the time of the 2013 shooting remains in question.