Report: 'U' Student Gov't Rejects 9/11 EventA decision by student government at the University of Minnesota not to hold an event in recognition of the Sept. 11th terrorists' attacks has unleashed critical comments on social media. The Minnesota Student Association last week rejected a resolution to hold a commemorative event or "moment of recognition."
Target's 'OCD' Xmas Sweater Spurs Social Media BacklashA number of people are speaking out against a would-be festive sweater design on shelves at Target stores this holiday season. The red sweater features, in large green letters, the tag "OCD," with the explainer "Obsessive Christmas Disorder" underneath.
Wis. Senate Panel OKs Bills To Strip Planned Parenthood FundingThe state Senate's health committee has approved a pair of bills that would strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding and raise its Medicaid expenses. One measure would require the state to apply for $3.5 million in federal Title X grant money, which currently all goes to Planned Parenthood.
Target's 'Trophy Wife' T-Shirt Puts Retailer In Critics' Cross-HairsMinneapolis-based Target is being accused of selling sexist T-shirts for women with the words "trophy" and "Mrs." on them.
Rep. Aaron Schock Announces Resignation Amid ControversyRepublican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, dogged about irregularities in his campaign finance and congressional spending accounts, suddenly announced on Tuesday that he would resign his House seat at the end of the month.
Kyle's Widow Cancels Interviews For 'American Sniper'In the wake of the growing controversy over her late husband's memoir, the widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has decided to stay out of the limelight. Taya Kyle has called off a number of interviews that were scheduled this week.
MN Politician Responds To Williams' Death With Campaign TweetA number of political observers and politicians alike took umbrage with a Minnesota politician's response to news of the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.
Reality Check: Is Jesse Ventura ‘Controversial’? Former Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation trial had a day off in St. Paul federal court Friday after a week of surprising revelations. Among them, Ventura testified in court that he doesn't know if he's controversial, or if he says anything provocative.
UND Students' 'Siouxper Drunk' Shirts DenouncedThe University of North Dakota is taking heat over shirts students choose to wear over the weekend which some are calling flat-out racist. A group of students photographed themselves wearing the shirts and posted them online.
GOP Presses For Resolution On Building ControversyLegislative Republicans pressed Monday for a speedy resolution to a controversy over a proposed Senate office building, making clear they oppose its construction. Several GOP lawmakers said the state should make do with the space it has, and reconfigure Capitol renovation plans if necessary.
Wis. Soldiers Mugging Around Empty Casket Sparks FurorA group photograph showing soldiers clowning around an empty, flag-draped casket has sparked a furor on Facebook, in military chat rooms and other social media where people say it's disrespectful of veterans and those killed in action.
Cheerios' Super Bowl Ad Ranks Among Viewers' Top 10General Mills' Super Bowl commercial was ranked among audiences ten favorite ads from Sunday evening. The ad for Cheerios brought back the fictional interracial family who first appeared in a commercial last year.