A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow...
Afghanistan declared former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani the winner of last month's presidential election run-off on Monday on preliminary results that threaten to split the country along ethnic lines. The Independent Election Commission said Ghani won the June 14 second round with 56.44 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results.
An innovative “housewarming registry” to furnish the Steve O’Neil apartments will allow donors to sponsor the cost of everything from a $4 dish towel to the contents of a two-bedroom apartment, a fitting tribute to a man who devoted his life to helping families in need. “It is the first time that we’ve done anything like this,” said Lee Stuart, executive director of the nonprofit CHUM.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that permanently blocked a state law that would have banned abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The appeal was...
The Superior Fire Department Tuesday was investigating the cause of a five-vehicle crash that took place on the Duluth-bound lane of the Blatnik Bridge shortly after midnight that temporarily stopped traffic, according to a department official.
A handful of Sierra Club activists delivered oversized “health bills” to Allete’s Minnesota Power offices in Duluth on Wednesday, symbolic charges for what the protesters claim are the uncounted health and environmental costs of fossil fuel pollution by the utility. For close to 20 years, Minnesota Power and Xcel Energy in Minneapolis have not had to factor in updated costs reflecting the impact of the pollutants they produce, Sierra Club members charged during a news conference.
For Minnesota and the greater Midwest, climate change threatens to darken the waters of the Great Lakes and allow invasive animal and plant species to replace native ones like moose and trees, resulting in major effects to the region’s ecology and financial future, according to local environmental experts and a new White House report on global warming. “The big thing that this report says to me is we are already seeing statewide impacts of global weather,” said Jessica Tritsch, an organizer with the North Star chapter of the Sierra Club, based in Minneapolis.
For Minnesota comic book fans, it’s like Christmas and your birthday all wrapped up into one cape-flapping, muscle-bound package. Today is Free Comic Book Day, when stores around the world throw open their doors to offer armfuls of free issues targeting newbies and hard-core fans alike. Free comic day is one of a series of events taking place this weekend, including a mega-convention in the Twin Cities and the opening of “The Amazing Spiderman 2” in theaters, that has comic store owners and fans flying high. “We’re expecting quite a bit of people,” said Tyler Anderson, who works at Rogue Ro
How much would you pay for an original draft of the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence? Well, an original four-page manuscript of Bob Dylan’s song “Like a Rolling Stone” — considered to be one of the greatest rock songs ever and what one Dylan expert described as the rock ’n’ roll equivalent of those founding documents — is expected to fetch $1 million to $2 million when it goes up for auction in June, Sotheby’s said Thursday. If it garners the expected price in the “Presley to Punk” auction, it will be one of the highest amounts ever paid for such an item.
Legislation allowing certified nurses to administer dangerous and complicated injection procedures to treat patients with chronic or severe pain without a doctor’s supervision could result in “fatal complications,” according to a coalition of Minnesota physicians opposing the measure. “There are some procedures where we inject cement into the spine. If done incorrectly, that could result in injury or death,” said Dr. Andrew Will, president of the Minnesota Physiatric Society and a native of Bemidji, during a news conference in Duluth on Monday.