Family, Friends Remember MN Major Killed In AfghanistanA woman who grew up in the Twin Cities was one of six U.S. military members killed Monday in Afghanistan. Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, originally from Plymouth, was killed when a suicide bomber drove a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol near Bagram Airfield.
Plymouth Air Force Major Killed; One Of 1st Openly Gay In MilitaryAn Air Force major from Plymouth was one of seven service members killed by a suicide bomber Monday in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, 36, was part of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Twin Cities Muslim Leader Reacts To Trump ControversyRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump made waves Monday when he called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S." In his statement, Trump said he wants the shutdown because he says there is great hatred towards Americans by the Muslim population.
4 Things To Know: Rosa Parks, World AIDS Day, 4th Precinct Protests & MoreFrom Minneapolis city leaders asking the 4th Precinct protesters to vacate to the anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to get up from her seat, here are the top four stories for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.
Union Members Rally With 4th Precinct ProtestersUnion members are planning to rally in Minneapolis Saturday in support of activists protesting the shooting death of a black man by a city police officer. Labor groups plan to show solidarity with protesters who have been camped out all week since 24-year-old Jamar Clark was fatally shot in north Minneapolis last Sunday.
Republicans In Wis. Defend Transgender Restrictions BillRepublicans pushed Thursday for Wisconsin to become the first state in the nation to prohibit transgender public school students from using a bathroom or locker room assigned to the gender with which they identify.
Minn. Couple Challenges Native American Adoption LawNative American parents John and Jane Doe -- as their lawyer calls them -- want a better life for their child. Attorney Mark Fiddler says the child is already living with the soon-to-be adoptive white parents, but the adoption is no guarantee.
EEOC Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Transgender EmployeeA federal lawsuit alleges a Minnesota company subjected a transgender employee to sex discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit Friday against Shoreview-based Deluxe Financial Services Corp.
St. Paul Man Pens Song In Honor Of Slain ArchbishopSaturday is the beatification of El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, a man who moved a Minnesotan to song. Rob Hahn of St. Paul was taking a theology class at the University of Notre Dame when he learned about Romero, a champion of civil rights, who was shot and killed in 1980 while conducting mass.
WCCO Investigates DHS Court Monitor's $1M Bill To Minn. TaxpayersFederal Judge Donovan Frank appointed Court Monitor David Ferleger to make sure Minnesota follows orders to fix serious abuses of disabled patients. And he acts as a court-appointed consultant, making sure the state keeps a promise to reform Minnesota's sex offender treatment program.
Hundreds Of Students Walk Out For Mpls. Black Lives Matter RallyHundreds are rallying Friday in Minneapolis in support of people charged in the Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America in December. Members of the group Black Lives Matter and their supporters say they are fighting for racial and economic justice.
Dayton Mulls Ban On State Travel To Indiana After New LawGov. Mark Dayton is considering a ban on state travel to Indiana after a religious freedom law there has faced sharp criticism. Opponents say the Indiana law is a thinly veiled attempt to legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians. Dayton says he abhors the law and supports those standing against it.