Local
September 11, 2019
Archbishop Bernard Hebda spoke to a woman after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in September 2018 approved a settlement that includes $210 million for more th

Minnesota archbishop opens investigation into fellow bishop

The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Wednesday that he has opened an investigation — the first known of its kind under a new Vatican protocol — into allegations that a bishop in northwestern Minnesota interfered with investigations into clerical sexual misconduct.
Nation
September 11, 2019
A man holds a photo of a victim during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 at the National September 11 Memorial,

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11 attacks

People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.
Nation
September 11, 2019
New York City marks 9/11 anniversary

New York City marks 9/11 anniversary

New York City commemorated 9/11 with a solemn remembrance 18 years after the deadliest terror attacks on American soil.
Business
September 11, 2019
Lori Swanson, shown in a file photo when she was Minnesota Attorney General, will appear before a congressional subcommittee Tuesday along with a 3M C

Lori Swanson, 3M square off over PFAS at U.S. House hearing

The hearing comes as the House considers dozens of bills to limit the "forever" chemicals.
Local
September 9, 2019
Rep. Collin Peterson

Gun debate back front and center as Congress returns today

Minnesota's 10-member congressional delegation splits predictably along party lines over guns, with Rep. Collin Peterson the notable exception.
Business
September 9, 2019
Monday was Claudine Vogel’s first day at Aurelius Manufacturing, which employs 75 people in Braham, Minn.

Skilled labor remains big issue for Minnesota employers

Roughly 92% of private Minnesota employers in a recent poll reported difficulty filling some or all salaried and hourly craft positions. The figure was well above the national average of 80%.
Local
September 6, 2019

Minnesotans head to N.C. to help ease 'devastation' from hurricane

More than 60 Red Cross volunteers from Minnesota were deployed to areas in the southeastern United States hit by the hurricane.
Nation
September 5, 2019

As disasters multiply, billions in recovery funds go unspent

The Trump administration is sitting on tens of billions of dollars in unspent money meant to help Americans recover from disasters, leaving people less able…
Nation
September 4, 2019
Lori Lightfoot is Chicago’s first black female mayor and its first openly gay mayor. She was elected earlier this year.

New Illinois law requires schools to teach about LGBT pioneers

Some say new law a step forward but too vague.
Local
September 3, 2019
Red Cross volunteer Dennis Cadman packs a pallet of snacks for delivery to Trinity On The Hill United Methodist Church, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 in Augu

How Minnesotans can help those affected by Hurricane Dorian

Minnesota groups also are mobilizing to get aid in the hands of those hurting because of the massive storm.
Nation
August 30, 2019
Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, reacts as Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby, foreground, shoots at him from point bl

Jim Leavelle, lawman at Lee Harvey Oswald's side, dies at 99

Jim Leavelle, the longtime Dallas lawman who was captured in one of history's most iconic photographs as he escorted President John F. Kennedy's assassin as he was fatally shot, has died. He was 99.
Nation
August 29, 2019
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 file photo, a lesbian couple holds hands in Salt Lake City.

Largest study of its kind finds no single specific 'gay gene'

The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay.
Nation
August 29, 2019
FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. Oil industry and environmental groups say they expect the En

EPA moves to revoke rules on oil industry methane leaks

The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke regulations on methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal environmental advocates said would renounce key federal authority to regulate the climate-damaging gas.
Nation
August 29, 2019
Farmer Randy Miller is shown with his soybeans, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at his farm in Lacona, Iowa. Miller, who also farms corn, is among farmers un

Farmers' loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules

When President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields about an hour south of Des Moines became less valuable, Miller saw long-term promise in Trump's efforts to rebalance America's trade relationship with Beijing.
Nation
August 29, 2019
This Aug. 26, 2019 photo shows Wendy Auger standing by her vehicle in Rochester, N.H. The state Division of Motor Vehicles asked Auger to surrender th

N.H. governor steps in to help woman keep 'PB4WEGO' vanity plate

New Hampshire's governor has stepped in to help a woman keep a 15-year-old vanity license plate showing a common phrase parents say.
Business
August 28, 2019
3M Global Headquarters in Maplewood.

Documents show 3M knew of dangers of PFAS chemicals, activist group says

Firm said released documents show incomplete, misleading history of its action on PFAS.
Nation
August 28, 2019
Dozens of Orange County residents fill sandbags at Blanchard Park in Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The sandbags are being offered in adva

Dorian aims for US, causes limited damage in Caribbean

Hurricane Dorian caused limited damage in the northern Caribbean as it left the region Wednesday night, setting its sights on the U.S. mainland as it threatened to grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm.
Business
August 28, 2019
A skeleton of pill bottles stands with protesters outside a courthouse on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Boston, where a judge was to hear arguments in Mass

OxyContin maker negotiating settlement worth a reported $12B

Purdue Pharma would devote its profits to cleaning up the devastation wrought by opioids, and the controlling Sackler family would be out, under a $10 billion to $12 billion nationwide settlement taking shape at the negotiating table, according to published reports Wednesday.
Nation
August 27, 2019
Attorney David Boies (Right) walks with some of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sexual abuse victims, inlcuding Virginia Roberts Giuffre (Left of Boies) as

'Coward': Epstein accusers pour out their anger in court

One by one, 16 women who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein poured out their anger Tuesday, lashing out at him as a coward and a manipulator, after a judge gave them the day in court they were denied when he killed himself behind bars.
Minneapolis
August 27, 2019
Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, has rocketed from conservative backbencher to a leading Minnesota critic of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, his former colleag

Lawmaker goes from GOP's back bench to leading Omar critic

As the go-to guy for Fox News personalities to talk about U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, Mazeppa Republican Steve Drazkowski has been given a national platform for political fundraising as he mulls a run for Congress.