HIV Cases Rise In Minnesota In 2012 Minnesota health officials say the number of HIV cases reported to the state increased 8 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year.
2012 Was Record Year For Minn. Handgun PermitsMinnesota sheriffs have issued a record number of permits to people who want to carry handguns in public, with 31,657 permits granted in 2012.
Metro Transit Ridership In 2012 Tops 81 MillionMore than 81 million customers boarded Metro Transit buses and trains in 2012 – an increase of 165,044 rides over 2011.
Minn. Traffic Deaths Up In 2012, First Increase In 5 YearsFor the first time in five years, traffic deaths in Minnesota are up -- roughly 6 percent since 2011.
Minneapolis Sees Uptick In Violent Crime In 2012Crime in Minneapolis remains among the lowest levels in decades, but there was a slight uptick in violent crime this year.
2012 In Review: Top Entertainment StoriesFrom Beyonce and Jay-Z's new baby to the passing of Whitney Houston, the entertainment world saw some high highs and low lows in 2012.
2012 In Review: WCCO's Most-Watched VideosThese are WCCO.COM's 20 most-watched videos of 2012.
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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression EffortsIt is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.
Opinion: Chris Christie Is In The Wrong BusinessNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie is obviously in the wrong business. He is becoming more of a television celebrity by the minute and getting much better reviews as a television performer than as governor.
Opinion: Karl Rove Is The Most Overrated Person In Politics TodayRove has managed to spin himself a personal fortune in national politics. His reputation, however, does not match his accomplishments.