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Bail set at $1.5M for man shot by police during Blaine home break-in

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:45pm
Bail was set at $1.5 million for Lamar Sullivan-Armstrong, who is charged with burglary and assault.

Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:45pm
Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

Eyota woman allegedly used 31 aliases to obtain prescription drugs

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:05pm
An Eyota, Minn., woman allegedly used at least 31 aliases in 2013 to obtain prescription drugs, according to court documents.

Going to extremes: Minnesotans show off frozen face selfies

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:45pm
Minnesota’s climate, human physiology and social media come together this time of year to produce a phenomenon we're calling "frozen face." A select group of hardy Minnesotans were happy to show off their frozen face selfies on Instagram.

Fifth-grader, 11, arrested over threatening message in Rush City school

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:45pm
He allegedly wrote a note on the wall of a school timeout room.

Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:05pm
Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and fleeing the scene of the crash near Los Angeles.

Amnesty: Saudis postpone blogger's flogging for 3rd week

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:45pm
Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment, according to rights group Amnesty International.

Minnesota's love affair with aging trails brings big bills

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:25pm
Minnesota has added about 135 miles of paved trails in the past five years. But as they age, maintenance costs are mounting and officials are questioning how to manage the pathways.

South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:05pm
The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interest of national reconciliation.

Michigan Lottery drawings have some people seeing double

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:45pm
One day's Michigan Lottery drawings had some people seeing double.

US pay and benefits rose at slightly faster pace last year

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:45pm
Wages and benefits rose at a slightly healthier rate last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers.

3-time Boston Marathon champ Jeptoo gets 2-year doping ban

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:45pm
Rita Jeptoo, a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and two-time Chicago Marathon champion, was handed a two-year doping ban Friday in a case that has cast a shadow over Kenya's famed distance runners.

Measles case at U draws attention to wider health threat

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:45pm
The case is drawing new attention to Minnesota vaccination laws and prompting state health officials to remind parents that measles remains dangerous.

Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:25pm
A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act of anti-Shiite violence in two years.

Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:25pm
Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in plot to overthrow Gambian government

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:25pm
Papa Faal described a failed plot to topple the West African nation’s longtime ruler.

Legislation aims to make police body cam footage mostly private

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:45pm
The proposal by a trio of cops-turned-legislators is pitched as an effort to protect citizens’ privacy. But advocates of open government vow to fight that.

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:45pm
The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.

Strib Biz Live: Latest market swings and business talk

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:25pm
Latest in business news from Minnesota and beyond.

Internet Cat Video Festival to move to new Saints stadium

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:25pm
The one-night event, which attracted more than 11,000 fans last year has outgrown the grassy hillside next to the Walker Arts Center. It's new home will be the $63 million CHS Field, which is scheduled to open in May near the Farmers’ Market in St. Paul’s Lowertown.