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N.D. hopes to lure workers with promises of the 'Good Life'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:30am
Minnesota’s neighbor to the northwest is on the verge of a new national advertising campaign. The hope is to lure enough warm bodies — and skilled workers — to fill 25,000 jobs now vacant, and another 76,000 that it expects to see by the end of the decade.

Sex abuse of detained immigrant in Minn. jail shows national pattern

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:10am
The case in Sherburne County highlights an emerging nationwide pattern of attacks in U.S. jails that contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Unruly man forces Southwest jet to divert flight

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:50am
A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines aircraft after he allegedly tried to open a door during flight was charged Monday with interfering with the crew.

For Minneapolis, Southwest LRT hits deal or no-deal time

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:50am
The Southwest Corridor light-rail project won a major victory last week, but now its supporters will learn whether Minneapolis will play spoiler.

Man charged with assaulting officer during U melee after hockey game

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:50am
A 22-year-old Richfield man was charged Monday with assaulting a police officer during the melee in Dinkytown that followed the University of Minnesota’s defeat in hockey’s Frozen Four championship game last weekend.

Fired Minn. DNR worker gets probation in driver-records breaches

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:50pm
A fired state employee who pleaded guilty to breaching thousands of driver’s license files while working at the Department of Natural Resources was sentenced Monday to two years’ probation.

Lynx take Duke guard with 12th pick

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:30pm
Tricia Liston was one of the best three-point shooters in NCAA Division 1. Lynx also draft West Virginia center Aysa Bussie and Vanderbilt guard Christina Foggie.

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:50pm
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.

19-year-old who spent night in cold doing well, plans return to college

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:50pm
A University of Minnesota Duluth student who suffered severe frostbite after a night in subzero temperatures is now walking normally, handling everyday tasks, and planning to return to school next fall.

Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:30pm
Authorities in Phoenix say former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease.

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:30pm
Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:50pm
The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs of failed lawsuit

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:50pm
Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday.

Semi hits family in pickup near Willmar; mother killed, husband, 2 kids hurt

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:50pm
A semitrailer truck collided near Willmar with a pickup carrying a family of four, killing a mother and injuring her husband and two young children, authorities said Monday.

Minnesota's harsh winter might mean a severe pollen allergy season

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:30pm
A long winter ushers in a more severe pollen allergy season.

No criminal charges in Winona river crash that killed 4

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:30pm
Winona County law enforcement officials say no criminal charges will be filed as a result of a Mississippi River crash that killed four people.

The cold, hard facts about the snow that lingers into spring

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:10pm
The calendar and the temperatures say it’s spring. But the last vestiges of our long, hard winter – the die-hard snowbanks – refuse to acknowledge the change in season.

Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:10pm
An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday.

Pitino: Gophers need to prepare for 'higher expectations'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:50pm
Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino had a hard time during his first season fielding the question of whether his team was living up to his expectations.

Good chance of seeing total lunar eclipse late tonight

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:50pm
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