President Obama was on a mission Saturday. After just 20 minutes, the first family left a privately-owned Washington D.C. bookstore with a stash of nearly two dozen books. Among them, three were penned by Minnesota authors: Kate DiCamillo’s “Floyd and Ulysses,” Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” and “Heart of a Samurai” by Margi Preus. Preus, who lives in Duluth, was at a remote cabin in northern Minnesota over the weekend. She found about the famous purchase in a text message from her son. “I completely missed it!” Preus said via Skype. “It just said ‘Obama bought your book,’ and I was like ‘What?!’”
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it’s prepared to release names of 30 priests accused of sexually abusing minors if it gets a court order. The names include 29 priests on a 2004 list of priests deemed to have been credibly accused of abuse, plus one who had a substantiated claim leveled against him later.
‘Tis the season to bundle up and head to the Holidazzle. This Friday marks the final season of the dazzling display of lights.
A U.S. District Court judge is dismissing charges against five Native American defendants who were accused of poaching walleye from northern Minnesota lakes and selling them on the black market. The five are among the dozens of people charged last spring following an extensive undercover operation by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal fish and game agents. The two-year sting was code named “Operation Squarehook,” in reference to the nets used to capture large numbers of game fish.
The St. Paul man who killed his wife and attempted to hide the evidence by dumping her body in the Mississippi River has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison.
A family spokesman says two of the children rescued from a pond after a car veered off a suburban Minneapolis highway ramp are improving. Attorney Rick Petry said Friday the two are now responding to health workers’ commands. He calls that “a huge improvement.”
Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand has made a career in law enforcement, but just when he thought he’d seen it all, along came a watery mystery.
Those heartbroken when 21-year-old Brandy Banks-Sutta was killed by a speeding driver earlier this month returned to the crash site Tuesday. On the corner of Morgan Avenue North and Olson Memorial Highway they stood at the curb to say: Thanks for giving.
A sudden loss of a loved one to a car crash brings enormous shock and grief. So imagine the pain felt by the family of a 21-year-old Minneapolis woman who can’t afford to bury her.
St. Louis has an arch while San Francisco has its iconic Golden Gate. But for generations of Minnesotans, it was a colored ball perched atop a downtown Minneapolis bank that many remember.
The demographics of Minnesota’s roads are changing. Between 2006 and 2012, the numbers of drivers age 49 and younger fell sharply. Meanwhile, during the same time period, every category of drivers age 50 and older was on the rise. But from the shape and meaning of road signs to the law allowing right turns on red, a lot has changed over the years.
Step inside the DigiFabLab on the University of Minnesota’s College of Design and Dean Tom Fisher can hardly contain his excitement.
At a vacant house in Center City, firefighters hustle about to place mannequins and tiny cameras. What they’re setting up has all the realism of a Hollywood set.
Steve Murphy was on his way to work last Thursday and was running the mile between his south Minneapolis home and the bus stop. He was just a few blocks away from Chicago Avenue and 52nd Street when he spotted trouble.
With a 8-2 record and four-straight wins in the Big 10, the Gopher football has been the feel-good story of the fall. Now in year three of the Coach Jerry Kill era, the perception of the Gopher football program is changing. Gopher linebacker Damien Wilson says fans have been shocked by the team’s success. “They’re getting used to it,” Wilson said. “Everybody’s excited around here.”