Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.

Tuesday (Bridgewater "a good backup quarterback") edition: Wha' Happened?

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Listen to sports talk radio for long enough — or really, usually, just for a segment — and you will hear what has derisively become known as a “hot …

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses burned to the ground.

Archdiocese sues insurers, saying firms won't pay abuse claims

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has hit a major roadblock in its pledge to pay damages to victims of clergy sex abuse: Its insurance companies are refusing to cover the costs.

2 Twin Cities men charged with attempting to aid terrorists in Syria

Since spring, a federal grand jury has been investigating a Minnesota-Middle East pipeline used to recruit young men and women to fight in the Middle East for ISIL.


Gophers' Daquein McNeil arrested on domestic assault charges

McNeil has been suspended from all team activities pending an investigation into the alleged assault, University of Minnesota athletics director Norwood Teague wrote in a statement.


Ferguson reaction: Hundreds stage sit-in at South High; many walk out

School District spokesman Stan Alleyne said there were peaceful protests at several high schools and that participants would not be disciplined “as long as the protest remains peaceful.”


What's Minnesota's top online recipe search? Hint: It's not grape salad

Wild rice casserole is the No. 1 recipe that Minnesota online searchers look for the week of Thanksgiving, says a report in the New York Times, prompted by the …


In '14, state voter turnout hits nearly 30-year low

Statewide turnout in this year's general election was 50.5 percent as certified Tuesday by the Minnesota Secretary of State. That's the lowest since 1986.


Notorious neighbor should have been allowed to change plea, court says

The district court didn't let Lori Christensen change her mind, but the facts didn't show that she had violated a restraining order, a state panel ruled.


Prince's Twitter and Facebook accounts suddenly go dark

The unexplained move by the mini-giant of Minnesota music could be related to Ferguson, Mo., or could just be another publicity ploy.


Yonis guilty of stealing Minneapolis park rental fees, jury finds

Former park and school worker was accused of stealing in rentals at Currie Park.


Rochester man who killed daughter, 9, had mental problems, police say

Family members told police that Bradley Higgins had been a paranoid schizophrenic for at least the past 10 years, police said.


White Bear Lake student died from hanging

A White Bear Lake High School student died last week as a result of hanging, authorities said Monday. Sawyer Moeller, 14, died last Friday after he was injured the week …


Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right'

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death.


Guilty plea reversed for White Bear Lake 'neighbor from hell'

Lori Christensen had the right to withdraw guilty plea for harassment charges, court says.


'Bigotry' on Facebook costs Big Stone GOP chairman his day job

Jack Whitley had called Muslims “terrorists” and “parasites,” and urged someone to “frag ‘em.”


Mandatory distribution of phone books likely ending in Minnesota

In granting a request by CenturyLink, the state PUC signaled the end of mandatory phone book distribution. The rise of cellphones, the numbers for which aren’t listed in phone books, has rendered the White Pages far less useful.


Federal civil rights official questions Minneapolis suspension policy

The policy is “legally and constitutionally suspect,” Peter Kirsanow wrote to Minneapolis Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, above.