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UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:05pm
In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.

TFD: Percy Harvin reportedly traded from Seahawks to Jets

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:45pm
This just in from Jay Glazer, and it’s a stunner. Vikings fans, discuss vindication among yourselves in the comments. BREAKING: The JETS have just agreed with Seattle to a trade sending WR Percy Harvin to NY for conditional pick. FOX SPORTS has learned. — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 17, 2014

Charges: Man stuffed burning mail into St. Paul fire station mail slot

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:25pm
The suspect also urinated on the fire station front steps, charges say.

Defense seeking character evidence in New Brighton deer-feeding murder case

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:45pm
Defense attorney William Orth filed a motion in limine stating his intent to include character evidence.

Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:25pm
A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.

War-weary WWII soldiers are no angels in 'Fury'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:25pm
REVIEW: While Brad Pitt's World War II film “Fury” occasionally shocks, it is ultimately not as moving as, say, “Saving Private Ryan.” But writer/director David Ayer has accomplished something arguably more noble.

Maple Grove Transit works to address overcrowding on Route 785

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:25pm
Too many riders and not enough seats, that's the situation some afternoon commuters who ride Maple Grove Transit Route 785 are facing.

College football mystery: Why don't students go to games?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:45pm
School officials insist they are chipping away at the problem and point out that student season ticket sales are up this year by more than 25 percent.

Zimmer absent, had 'minor procedure' done

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:05pm
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t with the team at practice Friday because he’s having a “minor procedure” done, according to Bob Hagan, Vikings executive director of public relations. Zimmer will return to the team tomorrow and will coach Sunday when it plays at Buffalo, Hagan said. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Zimmer was at Winter Park on Friday morning, but “was uncomfortable and wasn’t doing real good.”  Turner did not say what Zimmer’s malady was, but said he had a “procedure” and would return on Saturday morning. Meanwhile, we just finished the portion of practice that’s open to reporters. Defensive end Corey Wootton (lower back), linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (hernia surgery) were not practicing. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (elbow), who sat out Thursday’s practice, was back practicing. Also practicing for the third straight day is linebacker Chad Greenway, who missed the past three games because of a broken wrist and broken ribs.

US to recognize same-sex marriages in 7 new states

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:45pm
The federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in seven more states and extend federal benefits to those couples, the Justice Department said Friday.

Patrol: RV driver dies in crash with MnDOT truck on Hwy. 10

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:05pm
The Minnesota State Patrol says a man has died in a crash involving a recreational vehicle and a state Department of Transportation work truck.

Missing St. Anthony man whose son died in standoff is found dead; suicide suspected

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:05pm
Todd Hoffstrom is the father of a man fatally shot in a police standoff in Orono last fall.

Carleton students send flowers to all attending St. Olaf after junior's death

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:45pm
The gesture this week follows the death of a St. Olaf junior, whose body was found in her dorm room on Oct. 8. Police have said they saw no evidence of foul play or an overdose.

In search of change, sex offenders at Moose Lake run for office

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:05pm
Group at Moose Lake center aims to elect up to eight offenders to city and county positions.

Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:45pm
He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date.

US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:45pm
Obama administration officials said a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from a Liberian man who died from Ebola is self-quarantined on a Caribbean cruise ship and is being monitored for infection.

St. Peter couple killed in local crash

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A St. Peter couple has died in a local traffic crash and a third person has been injured.

Guthrie to compensate furloughed staff

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:05pm
Theater employees who were put on forced leave in January to be paid as theater's finances improve.

Chiropractic Board leader has to go, Sen. Marty says

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:05pm
Sen. Marty has heated exchange with state chiropractic chief over rape case.

Michelle Obama to attend rally at Henry High in Minneapolis

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:45pm
Details have been released about first lady Michelle Obama's plans to campaign in Minnesota next week for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken.