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Facebook temporarily shut down Hennepin History Museum page over Klan book event

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:50am
The page was restored by Sunday, but the museum used the incident as a teachable moment.

For that special ex-Valentine: Zoo offers hissing cockroaches, scorpions for 'adoption'

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:10am
Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.

Wisconsin lawmaker hopes to end 'vaping' indoors

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:50am
Lawmakers are set to reignite conversations this week about whether vaping — using electronic cigarettes and other vapor smoking devices — should be included in Wisconsin's smoking ban.

Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska refuge

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:30am
President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

Winter Carnival queen makes history

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:50am
The St. Paul Winter Carnival crowned its king and queen, making history in the process.

Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:30am
Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday.

Kyrgios to meet Murray in Australian Open quarterfinals

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:10pm
He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Next up for Nick Kyrgios is a quarterfinal against Andy Murray at Melbourne Park.

Minnesota man accused of escaping from Fargo halfway house

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 9:50pm
A man serving time on a racketeering charge is accused of walking away from a Fargo halfway house.

11 hurt when bus crashes on I-94 in SE Wisconsin

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 9:30pm
Police say 11 people were hurt but none seriously when a bus crashed on Interstate 94 in southeastern Wisconsin.

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 9:10pm
In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.

Tevlin: Bullying incident goes viral and backfires big time

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 9:10pm
The father of a Prior Lake teen turned to YouTube after his daughter received insults and racial epithets via Snapchat. Three million views later, most everyone involved is feeling the sting.

Technology changes, but TV appetite stays front and center

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 9:10pm
The week leading up to the Super Bowl, the most-watched TV event of the year, is also often one of the biggest for TV buying.

Patrol: Man drinks, runs stop sign and kills ER manager in other car

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 8:50pm
The victim in the crash south of McGrath in Aitkin County served in the Army during the Gulf War. Man who ran sign has troubling history behind the wheel.

Holocaust child survivors mark 70 years since 'miracle'

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 8:10pm
Five Jewish children defied the odds, escaped the Nazis and settled here. Their survival was called "an exceptional experience."

Minnesota drivers: Get ready for more roundabouts

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 8:10pm
Minnesota will get more roundabouts, as studies back their safety and efficiency. Another 40 are either under construction or in planning.

Minnesota Guard will not be going to Liberia, after all

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:50pm
As Ebola outbreak subsides, deployment called off.

Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:30pm
From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.

Kennys Vargas has everyone around the Twins smiling

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:30pm
Cheery first baseman Kennys Vargas has the Twins thinking happy thoughts. He racked up 38 hits and 24 RBI last August for a red hot debut.

Praise, worry over plans to give immigrants temporary work permits

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:30pm
Minnesota employers question how new immigrant worker program will affect them.

Gophers 'angry' after latest loss in North Star Cup

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:10pm
The Gophers finished 0-2 on the weekend at Xcel Energy Center, losing Saturday in the third place game of the North Star College Cup tournament.