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AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:05pm
Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems.

Guilty plea reversed for White Bear Lake nuisance neighbor

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:45pm
Lori Christensen had the right to withdraw guilty plea for harassment charges, court says.

Strib Biz Live: Latest market swings and business talk

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:25pm
Latest in business news from Minnesota and beyond.

Los Angeles making quiet bid for 2024 Olympics

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:45pm
Glamour, celebrities, perfect weather. A revitalized and growing downtown. Iconic venues and political support. With these virtues, Los Angeles looks like an ideal fit to host the 2024 Olympics.

Winter storm warning out for southern Minnesota

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:45pm
A winter storm warning is now out for parts of south-central Minnesota as fresh snow creates difficult driving conditions on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

What's Minnesota's top online recipe search? Hint: It's not grape salad

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:25pm
Wild rice casserole is the No. 1 recipe that Minnesota online searchers look for the week of Thanksgiving, says a report in the New York Times, prompted by the recent #grapegate controversy.

Prince's Twitter and Facebook accounts suddenly go dark

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:45pm
The unexplained move by the mini-giant of Minnesota music could be related to Ferguson, Mo., or could just be another publicity ploy.

Top picks Wiggins, Parker set for regular-season debut of rivalry

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:25pm
The Wolves' Andrew Wiggins and the Bucks' Jabari Parker will likely be linked for a long time.

Thousands in Minnesota join outcry over Ferguson decision

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:25pm
A car plunged into a group of protesters on Lake Street in Minneapolis and struck a 16-year-old girl, but the day was mostly peaceful, if not sometimes bitter.

Elected leaders meet with Hibbing VA workers over scheduling concerns

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:25pm
Ex-workers air complaints of hostile work environment, schedule backdating.

Thanksgiving weekend now most dangerous on Minnesota roads

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:05pm
“Blackout Wednesday” and distracted drivers make Thanksgiving a dangerous time to drive.

Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:25am
Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can considers appeals.

Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:45am
Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

Ex-Minneapolis parks employee found guilty of pocketing soccer field fees

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:45am
Jury finds Hashim Yonis pocketed less than $1,000 in soccer field rental fees.

Rochester man who killed daughter, 9, had mental problems, police say

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:45am
Police had multiple calls regarding dad who killed himself and daughter, 9, over the weekend.

Ferguson reaction: Hundreds stage sit-in at South High; many walk out

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:05am
School District spokesman Stan Alleyne said there were peaceful protests at several high schools and that participants would not be disciplined “as long as the protest remains peaceful.”

Ferguson officer breaks silence, says he never wanted to kill

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:45am
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown.

In '14, state voter turnout hits nearly 30-year low

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:45am
Statewide turnout in this year's general election was 50.5 percent as certified Tuesday by the Minnesota Secretary of State. That's the lowest since 1986.

White Bear Lake student died from hanging

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:25am
A White Bear Lake High School student died last week as a result of hanging, authorities said Monday.