Franken Calls His Washington Memoir A 'Psychological Thriller'U.S. Sen. Al Franken is not done with his career as an author. The second-term Minnesota Democrat, former "Saturday Night Live" writer-performer, and best-selling author is working on a memoir about his years in Washington.
Advised To Rest, Dalai Lama Cancels October US VisitThe University of Colorado says it has been informed that the Dalai Lama has canceled U.S. appearances next month following a checkup at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic. The school says it was told of the cancelations Friday by the Office of Tibet in Washington, D.C. He had been scheduled to appear there Oct. 20.
Good Question: How Are Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites Legal?ou've probably seen fantasy football sites like FanDuel or DraftKings advertising huge cash prizes. You pay to enter, and if you win, you get paid. If you lose, you lose your money. Sounds like gambling, right? It's not. So, why are these sites legal? Good Question.
2 Minnesota Helicopters, Crew Dispatched To Washington FireMinnesota is dispatching two Blackhawk helicopters and 14 associated personnel to help fight the wildfires in Washington state. Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order Friday to provide the assistance in a state dealing with widespread fires that are chewing up hundreds of thousands of acres.
FDA Approves OxyContin For Children 11 And OlderThe Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.
Body Of WA Woman, 82, Found In Burning Home Near Park RapidsFirefighters found the remains of a 82-year-old Washington state woman in the aftermath of a house fire near Park Rapids Monday afternoon. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office says fire crews were called to a burning home on the north side of Portage Lake at 1 p.m.
Sheriff: 2 Bodies Recovered From Wreckage Of Minn. PlaneA sheriff says two bodies have been recovered from wreckage of a small plane that crashed in northern Washington state. Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo says the plane's tail registration number matches that of an aircraft reported missing from Minnesota.
Wash. Woman Arrested On I-94 In Moorhead With $250K Of PotA Washington state woman is in Clay County Jail after a traffic stop led to the discovery of about $250,000 of marijuana. Moorhead police say an officer pulled over 29-year-old Leila Tarez Maamari for speeding on Interstate 94 Wednesday at about 2:20 a.m.
Maple Grove Man Killed While Climbing Mt. RainierA Maple Grove family is mourning the loss of their son, who died while climbing Mount Rainier in Washington State. On Saturday, searchers found a body matching the description of 25-year-old Kyle Bufis.
Nat’l Fitness Index Ranks Twin Cities At No. 2 The eighth annual American Fitness Index is out, and the Twin Cities comes in at Number 2.
FDA Moves To Halt Medtronic's Production Of Drug PumpThe Food and Drug Administration has filed a court order against medical device giant Medtronic over repeated problems with its implantable drug pumps that went uncorrected for years.
Top Mountain Climbing Destinations In The U.S.Among the country's five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world's most famous natural landmarks.