Business
October 15
Previn Solberg, president and founder of Invictus Brewing Co., left, with a beer made with honey from the hives kept by Dustin Vanasse, owner of Bare

Could solar panels be integrated into farms instead of taking acreage out of commission?

Some hope to overcome resistance in Midwest by saying solar fields and farm fields can co-exist.
Local
September 29
Downtown Fort Myers businesses on Thursday took stock of damage from Hurricane Ian.

Destruction in southwest Florida hits home for many Minnesotans

Minnesota has deep ties to the region, and volunteers were poised to help.
Local
September 16
Under new program, eligible households receive a discount on internet service and money for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer.

White House, Hennepin County promote internet discount program

Federal government partners with cities, counties to expand access to internet for low-income residents.
Inspired
August 26
The Lost Mural hangs in the entryway of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, in Burlington, Vt. The mural, painted in 1910 by a Lithuanian immigrant, is what expert

Long-hidden synagogue mural gets rehabbed, relocated

The 1910 work by a Lithuanian sign-painter is rare in the U.S.
Inspired
July 1
Nationals Park on June 18.

How two strangers saved a life in Section 209 of Nationals Park

Two fans jumped into action when a man in their section went into cardiac arrest.
Politics
June 25
Around 25 people attend a rally hosted by Students For Life of America to celebrate the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade Saturday, June 25, 2022

Gov. Tim Walz moves to keep Minnesota a destination for legal abortion

U.S. states began to grapple with fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to scrap Roe v. Wade.
Inspired
June 3
Walter L. McCoy Jr. hugged a student in the Goucher Prison Education Partnership after the Goucher College graduation ceremony at the Maryland prison-

Commencements reflect wider access to college in prison

In years to come, there is likely to be a lot more pomp and circumstance in fortified compounds guarded by razor wire.
Variety
May 24
Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, gave the commencement address at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

New chair of National Endowment for the Arts lands in Minnesota to talk 'artful lives'

Maria Rosario Jackson sees transformative power in the arts that could boost the nation.
Inspired
March 11
“The Four Justices,” a portrait by Nelson Shanks, shows the Supreme Court’s first four female justices. It is seen here at the National Portrait

Four women on the Supreme Court would bring historic, near gender parity

If Biden's nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is confirmed, it would mean four women would simultaneously serve on the Supreme Court for the first time in its 233-year history.
St. Cloud
January 19
Michael Paul Dahlager

Boogaloo Bois member gets 2 years in plot to attack Minnesota Capitol

The St. Cloud man had among his high-powered arsenal several devices that convert a gun from semiautomatic to rapid-fire.
Local
January 5
Prosecutors filed this image in federal court and said that it shows Daniel Johnson, circled in blue, and father Daryl Johnson, circled in red, inside

Minn. man, dad plead guilty to being in Capitol mob on Jan. 6

The son told a friend that day he was "one of the first ones inside." The identical plea filings said that sentencing guidelines call for anywhere from no prison time to up to six months.
National
December 8, 2020

Idaho health board meeting halted after 'intense protests'

Idaho public health officials abruptly ended a meeting Tuesday after the Boise mayor and chief of police said intense protests outside the health department building — as well as outside some health officials' homes — were threatening public safety.
National
December 8, 2020

Ex-Rep. Katie Hill wins restraining order against ex-husband

Former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill won a restraining order Tuesday against her ex-husband, whom she accused of choking and threatening her during years of abuse and of leaking nude photos and other information that led to her resignation.
National
December 8, 2020

Indonesia conducts regional election during pandemic

Indonesia pushed forward with holding previously postponed regional elections on Wednesday despite concerns about doing so amid the ongoing pandemic.
National
December 8, 2020

Virginia's McAuliffe to make gubernatorial bid official

Terry McAuliffe is trying to get his old job back.
National
December 8, 2020

Minnesota police officers who killed 19-year-old identified

Minnesota investigators released Tuesday the names of the officers who killed a 19-year-old man they suspected in a drive-by shooting, but didn't provide details on what happened.
National
December 8, 2020

Biden's attorney general search is focused on Jones, Garland

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland are emerging as the leading contenders to be nominated as President-elect Joe Biden's attorney general, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
National
December 8, 2020

Biden tells civil rights leaders he'll advance racial equity

In a meeting with leaders of some of the nation's top civil rights organizations, President-elect Joe Biden reaffirmed Tuesday that his administration will prioritize racial justice and assemble a diverse Cabinet that can tackle pressing equity issues.
National
December 8, 2020

Obama, Patti Smith among PEN America honorees

Artists, activists and a former president gathered online for PEN America's annual gala, held virtually this year because of the pandemic.
National
December 8, 2020

Kansas lawmaker-to-be under order not to contact foe's aide

A soon-to-be seated Kansas lawmaker has had a temporary anti-stalking order issued against him in court at the request of a former opponent's campaign manager, who said he sent her harassing messages, came to her home twice and tried to get her evicted.

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