GOP senators propose dismantling Mpls. school district

Class Act

Minnesota Senate Republicans want to dismantle Minneapolis Public Schools and create six smaller school districts in an attempt to close one of the state's largest achievement gaps. The plan …

Duluth East rallies to defeat St. Thomas Academy in OT

Wolf pup survival a fragile thing

Breeding boosts numbers, but getting to adulthood always is a fragile thing.

Plane reportedly piloted by Harrison Ford crashes on L.A. golf course

A small plane has crash-landed on a golf course near the Santa Monica Municipal Airport, critically injuring the pilot, who was actor Harrison Ford, according to several news outlets.

Minnetonka teenager charged with shooting father in face

A teenager was charged Thursday by the Hennepin County attorney’s office with shooting his father in the face at their Minnetonka home, severely wounding him. Because the juvenile is younger …

Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb

The suicide rate for girls and young women in the U.S. continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males, health officials said Thursday.


St. Paul cracks down on skyway loitering

Complaints prompt Metro Transit to post reminders.


BNSF freight train with crude oil derails near Illinois city

A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena.


Bloody man brings neighbor's body to lawyer's office

A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove — bloody and agitated — to his lawyer's office, where he said he had killed the man in self-defense.


Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

It took just one juror to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Thursday — and the woman had to survive an attempt by her colleagues to boot her from the jury before she could do it.


State: Nursing aide with assault history molested client at Maplewood facility

The aide at the Maplewood facility was banned from “any position allowing direct contact with, access to, persons receiving services” from state-licensed care programs, according to investigators.


Hennepin County sheriff's son pleads guilty to drunken driving

The son of Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek pleaded guilty Thursday to fourth-degree drunken driving. As part of the plea, charges of refusing to submit to a chemical test and …


New Ulm player's goal is ESPN's No. 1 play of the day


Clarkson shrugs off fat shaming from Brit TV star: 'I'm awesome'

Think Kelly Clarkson is fat? She doesn’t care. She shrugged off insults from British TV personality Katie Hopkins, who asked, "Did she eat all of her backing singers?" The indifferent singer replied: "I’m awesome."


States on edge about the future of health insurance markets

Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. And a summer decision from the justices leaves little time for backup planning.


Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans.


Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, slams into fence near bay

A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm on Thursday skidded off a runway and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest on a berm at the edge of an icy bay.


They can't go for that: Hall & Oates sue over Haulin' Oats granola

Hitmakers Hall & Oates have sued Early Bird Foods over the company’s Haulin’ Oats granola, which has clearly left a bad taste in the musicians’ mouths.


2015 Minnesota Summer Camp Guide

It's not too early to get camp plans in place. To avoid waiting lists and last-minute scrambles, check out the numerous ideas in our annual Summer Camp Guide. Kids can learn how to program robots, play chess, speak Chinese or dance hip-hop style, among other enrichment options.


Look up your school's unvaccinated kindergartner rate + Video

Search for your school or district to see what percent of last year's kindergartners were not vaccinated due to a legal exemption.