Maya Rao, Minneapolis Star Tribune
FALLS CHURCH, VA. — It was 1997, and Corey Stewart, fresh out of law school in St. Paul, had bigger plans than working for Republican senators at the Minnesota State Capitol. Two decades later, he's running for governor of Virginia. Feeling surrounded by liberals in the Twin Cities, Stewart had fled Minnesota by 1998. Within five years he was on the Prince William County, Va., Board of Supervisors, and in June he's on the ballot in that state's GOP gubernatorial primary — a race that has him drawing national rebukes for defending Confederate symbols and imagery.
Some students near Bayfield have to take a wind sled across a frozen bay to school. Children riding to class in the western Dubuque, Iowa, district are often in transit for an hour. School buses in Minnesota's largest school district, in St. Louis County, put on more than 1 million miles a year.
ST. CLOUD — Dozens of Somali students poured out of Tech High School here Friday for the second time in a week, saying they were outraged that the administration had not done enough to stop classmates who taunted them for being terrorists, tried to pull off their hijabs and regularly hounded them. State troopers and local cops, who arrested a Somali senior here during another clash Wednesday, swarmed the front of the school and eventually stood guard behind the front door.
More than 100 Somali teens walked out of Tech High School in St. Cloud on Wednesday in a protest, as administrators kept the rest of the students on lockdown inside...
MINNEAPOLIS — Thanksgiving holds a more dubious honor than being the best day to gather ’round for a turkey dinner. As people rush across the state to family feasts, careless...
Thanksgiving holds a more dubious honor than being the best day to gather ’round for a turkey dinner. As people rush across the state to family feasts, careless drivers, slippery...
MINNEAPOLIS — A proposal to restrict the use of takeout containers made out of foam and other hard-to-recycle plastics advanced Monday at Minneapolis City Hall, following testimony from both sides. Most of the dozen or so people who addressed council members, including environmentalists, voiced support for the ordinance before the City Council’s Health and Environment Committee. But some opponents representing the packaging industry told council members that it would take away consumers’ choices, and that recycling polystyrene foam is possible. “A ban on polystyrene foam is fairly drastic,”