Putin Says US Will Have To Get 755 Diplomats Out Of RussiaRussian President Vladimir Putin says the United States will have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 under new sanctions from Moscow.
MN Farmers Brace For Russian Food BanMinnesota farmers are bracing after Russia imposed a U.S. food ban in reaction to sanctions. Exports are important for Minnesota farmers, who grow more food than they can use. The ban, which is now in effect, means even more surplus food and lost revenue.
Good Question: Do Sanctions Work?President Obama has imposed new sanctions against Russia for failing to end the conflict in Ukraine. The goal is to weaken Russia's economy and to get President Putin's attention. "On top of the sanctions we've already imposed we are therefore designating certain sectors of the Russian economy as eligible for sanctions," President Obama said during a press conference last Wednesday.
Official Defends New Head Of MN Security HospitalThe new head of the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter used to lead a Maine hospital that was sanctioned by federal regulators for failing to provide a safe workplace for employees.