Congressman Tim Walz was on his way to teach a class at Byron High School on Friday morning, fresh off what appeared to be a huge legislative victory. On Thursday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill co-authored by the First District Democrat that aims to clarify that members of Congress are not allowed to use nonpublic information gained on the job to enrich themselves in the stock market.
Updated: February 11, 2012, - 06:53 PM
They gather in gangs in Rochester's Central Park, they hide in the shadows and caw at the moon. They bother tourists and cancer patients and downtown businesses. They poop on your car.
Updated: February 07, 2012, - 09:33 PM
Robin Hensel is a 58-year-old mother, grandmother and foster mom whose family has a distinguished military history. Her father, two brothers and two uncles all served. One uncle, a pilot, even died in the military. One of the reasons they all served, she believes, was to protect her right to free speech.
Updated: February 06, 2012, - 08:57 PM
Cue the Beach Boys music and wax the surfboard, Minnesota is taking on a bit of California color, and it's not just because of the February thaw.
Updated: January 31, 2012, - 09:33 PM
The patient was late. So John Shannon waited, and waited, outside Hennepin County Medical Center for his next client, a woman who had a voucher to pay for her ride to the far northern corner of Brooklyn Park. The voucher was paid for by a health provider or social service agency that negotiated a flat fee with the cab company because the client had no other way to get to the hospital.
Updated: January 28, 2012, - 06:46 PM
Released in June after 23 years in prison, Willie Earl Lloyd Jr. is an instructor for Summit Academy OIC and part of a new partnership helping ex-offenders become positive influences.
Updated: January 24, 2012, - 11:53 PM
While legislators were trying to figure out where and how to build a stadium for the Minnesota Vikings on Friday, I spent time with Charles Van Heuveln, a man born with cerebral palsy who cried as he talked about the very real possibility that he will lose his St. Paul condo in a few months because none of the 201 legislators he wrote to has responded to his plight.
Updated: January 23, 2012, - 07:37 PM
The man who slid in next to me in the church pew looked a little rough around the edges. Maybe it was the headband he wore to hold back shoulder-length hair. He stood out among the business haircuts and chinos at Pax Christi Catholic Community Church in Eden Prairie.
Updated: January 17, 2012, - 10:58 PM
GRANITE FALLS, MINN. - He moved slowly, awkwardly, down the hall of his simple ranch home, pushing a walker as his wife of 42 years watched anxiously. His brain, sharp as ever, knew where he wanted to go. But his arms and legs were making the short trip difficult.
Updated: January 14, 2012, - 11:56 PM