Federal Employees In Minnesota Await Word On Work StatusThe standoff on Capitol Hill has more than 18,000 federal employees in Minnesota wondering about their work status if there's a partial shutdown at midnight.
McDonald's Returns To MSP AirportThey're lovin' it -- the "they," in this case, being the travelers who demanded the return of McDonald's to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It may not sound like a big deal to some, but others say it's been a super-sized issue.
Late-Season Swimmers Warned To Stay SafeIt's still good swimming weather with a heat index in the upper 90s, but you might have to search for a safe place to swim. Many municipal pools have closed for the season and a lot of local beaches no longer have lifeguards.
Study: Thousands Of Thyroid Cancer Cases Over-DiagnosedA study by the Mayo Clinic finds that thousands of patients are "over-diagnosed" with thyroid cancer. Researchers say small lesions on the thyroid gland that went undetected decades ago are now being found with high tech imaging and that's prompting cancer diagnoses and surgeries that are expensive and unnecessary.
Lightning Strikes Twice For Man With Scratch-Off Lottery TicketsTalk about luck. Mike Mendyk of Minnesota City, which is near Winona, just won his second scratch-off prize worth $100,000. So what's his secret? Even his wife doesn't know. Becky Mendyk said it may be Mike's casual attitude toward lottery tickets.
MnDOT Begins New Electronic Sign Campaign For Safe DrivingStarting Monday, there will be new messages on those electronic signs above the highways. You've seen those digital signs warning motorists about stepped up enforcement of laws on drunk driving and speeding, but MnDOT felt the messages weren't sinking in.
Xcel CEO: Corporations Can Do More to Hire VeteransAmong those testifying in Washington Wednesday on ways to hire more military veterans was the chairman of Xcel Energy.
Ramadan Arrives Monday, Asks Greater Sacrifice For Muslims Ramadan begins Monday night and this year it means an even greater sacrifice for local Muslims.

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